Sarah Palin and John McCain are trash talkin and rummagin through the trash bin of the American electorate.
To provide the Values Voters with an excuse beyond "he's black," the two Republicans are painting their Democratic opponent as unAmerican and unpatriotic--someone who may be an uncover agent for the Holy Jihad.
In McCain and Palin's desperate drive to brake their free fall to defeat, they're appealing to the lowest, ugliest elements of our nation's underbelly: what Chris Matthews calls "the low information voters" and what I call the losers, bigots and haters. On the day the Dow Jones fell another 678 points, McCain and Palin were sticking to their back story about Obama "palling around" with '60s radical Bill Ayers.
The Arizona senator and Alaska governor's lure is surfacing at their political rallies where their supporters have been overheard yelling "kill him," "off with his head" and "terrorist" when Barack Hussein Obama's name was mentioned.
Their so-called culture pitch is resonating. Take a look at this video shot at a McCain-Palin political rally in Strongsville, Ohio by Tim, a citizen journalist, on Blogger Interrupted. (Hat tip to Alimum.)
With 26 days left before we go to the poll booth and with the Gallup tracking poll reporting that Obama is leading 52 to 41 percent, the freshly-minted Mavericks are going to get as ugly as the Americans they're out to attract.