When it comes to the rabid right, perennial loser Alan Keyes comes off effortlessly as the big dog.
I witnessed him spouting his coo-coonalities while foaming at the mouth on a regular basis back in 2004 when Illinois Republicans, for want of ANYBODY to put up a pretend challenge to State Sen. Barack Obama for the U.S. senate seat, recruited Keyes from Maryland.
I immediately saw it as a cynical move by the state Republicans to pit their Black against the Black Democratic candidate, reasoning that one African-American was as good as the next. I would later come to that same conclusion when the Republican National Committee would con Sen. John McCain into partnering with Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, figuring since the Democrats failed to put Hillary Clinton on the Obama ticket, their woman candidate was as good as the junior senator from New York would have been.
Both gambits proved to be the undoing of the Repubs.
Obama went on to become the second Black U.S. senator from Illinois within a decade. Oh yeah, and with a big hand from the lipstick-wearing Pitbull, he's now the POTUS.
As Obama's challenger for the U.S. senate seat, carpetbagger Keyes came off as whacked out on peyote-laced Jesus juice. Keyes accused Obama's position on abortion as the "slaveholder's position." Keyes asserted that Obama's Lord and Savior wouldn't even vote for the Democrat. Before it was over, Keyes had throughly embarassed the Illinois Republicans, exposing how dim-witted their decision to draft Keyes had been. And when it was over, Keyes lost to Obama, 27 to 70 percent.
Now, he's back at it. In a video that surfaced yesterday, Keyes calls President Obama "a radical communist" and said he refused to acknowledge the validity of Obama's inauguration because the President is not a U.S. citizen. You've got to hear him to believe him before coming to the conclusion I came to long ago: Alan Keyes is all babble and all psycho too.
A little more than a year ago, I went to The Second City Theatre to enjoy its side-splitting hit revue at the time, "Between Barack and a Hard Place." The famed improv comedy ensemble, which is the comedic mother of Saturday Night Live, had put together a show that was all about Barack Obama, his candidacy and his political appeal. I was reminded of the series of satirical skits today when Al Qaida's mouthpiece for Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, released an audiotape calling our President-elect a House Negro. "You were born to a Muslim father, but you chose to stand in the ranks of the enemies of the Muslims, and pray the prayer of the Jews, although you claim to be Christian, in order to climb the rungs of leadership in America," observed bin Laden's sidekick in the recording. Has The Second City gone international with its satire? Is Al Qaida giving up on being a bunch of murderous religious zealots for stand-up comedy? What is going on here? And, where the hell is Osama bin Laden? Is he dead or simply too chicken to play straight man his deputy-villain's new routine?
As it turns out, Obama's historic election as the first black leader of the free world has haters all over the planet in a bind. Right after the election, Thomas Robb, a grand poo-pa-pa in the Ku Klux Klan attributed Obama's success to his being only half black. Apparently Obama's Kansas mother's white, superior blood contributed to all the positive qualities that got him where he is going. And before our homegrown, historical terrorist group could finish explaining this inexplicable phenomenon, that terrorist group abroad figured it had some 'plaining to do as well. If America was as evil, racist and anti-Muslim as Al Qaida would have its followers believe, then what was the rationale behind Barack HUSSEIN Obama's popular, un-Saddam-like landslide election victory? Hmmm. Maybe the K.K.K. was on to something, sort of. The Al-Qaida tape definitely had a racial edge to it. Obama isn't a black man or anything the world's majority population--colored people--should relate to. He's a tool of the white man. The House Negro that Brother Malcolm tongue-lashed. Al-Zawahiri's audiotape features snippets from Malcolm X's 1965 speech in Selma, Alabama where he compared the "house negro," who Uncle Tommed for favors from the slave master to the "field negro," who picked cotton and would rather see the plantation owner dead. Malcolm X, the spokesman for the Nation of Islam who later became a convert to a more orthodox Muslim faith. Federal surveillance of both Al Qaida and the K.K.K. made it too difficult for note comparison so the Muslim haters left out the white mother part that the Christian haters promoted so prominently. Apparently, hiding in the cave lands of Pakistan is not the best place to keep abreast of current events or the latest trends in humanity. If bin Laden is still alive, then al-Zawahiri might want to slip him into Chicago to check out Second City's latest show so the two terrorists, like their counterparts in America the Klan and the neo-Nazis, can work on updating their hateful passions and pronouncements. Their work is cut out for them. Two weeks before the November 4 election, an Al Qaida website backed John McCain, not understanding that America was in the process of changing. The Second City, on the other hand, was right on it. The comedy theatre's current hit revue is "No Country for Old White Men." I don't hear the haters laughing.
This is the historical day we've been anxiously awaiting. If you haven't voted yet, read my post then go do it. I'd suggest that you vote early and often but, apparently, that's only legal in Chicago.
Here's my ebonyjet.com commentary and have I got a prognostication for you. It was posted on the website this morning.
A Simple Prediction a bold proclamation on Election Day November 4, 2008
By Monroe Anderson
At the risk of ending up with egg on my face and
having to eat crow come tomorrow morning, allow me to go out on a limb and make
this prediction: This time, it won't be close. Barack Obama's margin of
victory is going to be so wide that the GOP won't be able to steal the
To make myself perfectly clear, can you spell
That's what I see coming and that's what the
Republicans no less deserve.
In one national opinion poll after the next, from
last week to last night, Obama has enjoyed somewhere between a double-digit to
a high single-digit lead over John McCain. The O-Man also had an edge in six of
the eight battleground states.
The advantage to Team Obama doesn't stop there.
More than 153 million Americans, a record, have registered to vote with about
10 percent being newbies most anxious for a change. You've seen, maybe even
waited in, those long lines of early voters in state after state, night after
night, as seen on TV. Nearly a third of the Americans registered to vote have already
been there and done that, giving Obama a 20 percent advantage even before the
polls opened this morning.
But McCain and the gang would like to have you
believe that all the polls are wrong; that the Mavericks have better than a
chance of drawing an inside straight for ending up with the winning hand.
"They may not know it, but the Mac is back," McCain has taken to
boasting in his final-hour rallies.
Believe not what they say, but what they don't do.
The Republicans have not been campaigning in Obama country because they've been
working overtime in defending their own turf. Since the credit crisis hit and
the stock market did a belly flop, McCain and Sarah Palin have been forced to
campaign in the states that George Bush owned in 2000 and 2004.
But eight years of Bush have proven to be eight
years too many. After lying about the weapons of mass destruction,
mishandling the New Orleans rescue after Hurricane Katrina and driving America
to the poor house, the president has thoroughly ruined the Republican brand.
There are scores of other reasons why any
politician with an R at the front of his party's name is wearing a scarlet
letter. But, I'll just tick off three color-coded terror alerts for
McPalin and the rest of the GOP.
*Black pride. The enthusiasm among African American
voters alone may help turn some red states blue. In North Carolina, for
instance, half of the state's registered African American voters have already
cast their ballots.
*Brown anger. The incessant rants against illegal
immigration by the rabid right's pet radio hosts, Rush Limbaugh, Lara Inghram
et al have infuriated Americans of Mexican descent—seventy-five percent of
their votes will be cast for the black man.
*White fear. The hockey mom from nowhere may have
ginned up McCain's presidential prospects in early September, but by late
October Gov. Palin was a total drag on the ticket. Once she'd been exposed as
the pitbull who was all bark with no intellectual bite, true blue white
American patriots shuddered at the thought of her possibly having her hand on
the nuclear trigger.
That's why I'm predicting an Obama blowout--with
one not-so-minor caveat: For those of you who haven't voted yet, it's up to
you. If you don't go out to vote and encourage all your family members and
friends to do the same, by Wednesday you'll find me plunging off the end of a
broken limb, gagging on a nasty breakfast of raw egg and cold crow.
Monroe Anderson is an award-winning journalist
who penned op-ed columns for both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.
And, before you go, take a look at this hilarious YouTube video, Hockey Moms Against Sarah Palin, which is just one more bit of evidence as to why the Republicans won't rule this day. (h/t to An Average American Patriot)
We're got an old wound that Sarah Palin and her running buddy, John McCain, have ripped off the scab and torn open and exposed for all the world to see: The Divided States of America. Although George W. Bush contributed mightily to the whole Red State/Blue State development and, before him, Ronald Reagan launched the Southern Strategy, until recently we sorta, kinda thought of ourselves as the United States of America. No more. Thanks to McPalin, we've now come to realize there are real Americans and the rest of us. We now know there are pro-American parts of America and then there are those other parts in our nation. Channeling Joseph McCarthy, Michele Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, even pointed out that Barack and Michelle Obama are anti-American and called for the MSM to do a congressional investigation to discover which of her Democratic colleagues were anti-American. This may sound like a bunch of nonsense to many of you, but I suggest we think about it. If the McCain, Palin, Bachmann crowd really don’t think we’re one of them—then maybe we shouldn’t be. I’m startin to believe that the First Dude, Todd Palin, was on to somethin when he was pallin around with members of the Alaska Independence Party and lookin into the movement to have his and Sarah's state secede from the Lower 48. I’m now believin that he was right in spirit, but wrong in who ought to be leavin who. I'm figurin that those of us in the Blue States should let all those true Americans in the Red States keep it real. And I just received a viral email from my Jewish, suspected socialist-sympathizing friend, Chuck Halevi, spelling out just what we should do and what we'll get in the process and what we'll be leavin to the not anti-Americans.
Read it and smile:
We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States
with us. In case you aren't aware, that includes California ,
Oregon , Washington ,
Minnesota , Wisconsin ,
Michigan , Illinois and the entire Northeast.
We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new
country of New
To sum up briefly:
You get Texas , Oklahoma
and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches.
We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood.
We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.
We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.
We get 85 percent of America 's
venture capital and
entrepreneurs. You get Alabama .
We get two-thirds of the tax revenue; you get to make the red states pay their fair share.
Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of
families. You get a bunch of single moms.
Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to want all
our citizens back fromIraq
If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals.
They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't
show pictures of their children's caskets coming home.
We do wish you success in Iraq ,
and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we're not willing to spend our
resources in Bush's Quagmire.
With the Blue States in hand, we will have: firm control of 80 percent of the country's
fresh water more than 90 percent of the pineapple and
92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit
95 percent of America 's
quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners)
90 percent of all cheese
90 percent of the high tech industry - most of the
low-sulfur coal all living redwoods, sequoias and condors all the
Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus ... - Stanford ,
Cal Tech and MIT.
With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with:
- 88 percent of all obese Americans
(and their projectedhealth care costs)
- 92 percent of all U.S.
- nearly 100 percent of the
- 90 percent of the hurricanes,
- virtually 100 percent of all
televangelists and their buddies like Rush Limbaugh, as well as Bob
Jones University , ClemsonCollege and the Univ. of Georgia.
We get Hollywood and Yosemite ,
thank you very much.
Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62
life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws,
44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that
Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61 percent of you nincompoops believe
you are people with higher morals then we lefties.
Finally, we're taking the good pot, too. You
can have the Mexican stuff when they knock your wall down.
Oh, and one last thing. Keeping in the spirit of who gets the short end of the stick, y'all can have Mavericks John McCain and Sarah Palin. We get Vice-President Joe Biden and, the Leader of the Really Free World, President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.
Pity the poor right. The party faithful's fear and smear machine that has worked in the past--quicker than you could say Swift boating or Willie Horton--just doesn’t possess that same old white magic. Right wing-imagined Bogey men Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers ain’t scarin’ ‘em this Halloween season. Nor are those old, tried but untrue Republican boos about higher taxes and big government. Bald-faced lying doesn’t even work—Did you hear the ones about the Michelle Obama tape where she speaks ill of whitey or that Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. was born in a village in Kenya, not the good ol’ USA? It must be frustrating. For the longest the Right has had a bulging bag of dirty tricks and a mountain of mud it summoned at will to muck things up. This time, it’s not working.
"All of a sudden, the economy was on life-support and the Republicans were still prescribing that we take two aspirins and a tax cut for the rich."
Obama just isn't as scary as they believe he should be. The Democrat is cleaning McPalin’s clock in Red states that should readily be in the taken-for-granted column. In Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Democrat enjoys a commanding lead in the polls. In Florida and North Carolina, he and John McCain are tied. Even bloody red Indiana is in play. This time, real-world fears got in the way of the Right’s manufactured ones: The housing crisis, the credit collapse and the plunging stock market. All of a sudden, the economy was on life-support and the Republicans were still prescribing that we take two aspirins and a tax cut for the rich. Why worry about what might be, when you’re trying to survive what is? Spooky tales about Obama raising your capitol gains tax just aren’t the same when you’re staring at your portfolio and seeing equities that have lost all their gains. Screaming “welfare” sounds dumb when you’re worried about how well you and your family are faring. Crying wolf has no bite once you realized that it’s the foxes in the hen house who have ruined the day. Or that George W. Bush is our national gremlin. That’s why the Republicans are running scared. Paper-tiger warnings and scary tales of yore sound like off-key whistling in the graveyard while the Repo man and the sheriff with an eviction notice are both banging on your door. And then there’s Sarah Palin—the thought of her sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office is the most frightening thing of all.
(If the photo-shopped pix of Obama as a tattooed gang member didn't scare you enough, perhaps this viral YouTube video of Obama as Hitler will. BOO!)
(This post, minus the YouTube video, is also on Huffingtonpost.com.)
You wouldn’t think that being a terrorist in America would have much commercial appeal. The very thought of one—whether he’s hiding in the badlands of Pakistan, just a rocket launch from the Afghanistan border, or is a well-respected educator who did bad, bad things four decades ago—is enough for any true, blue American to want to spill a little blood. So why would Amazon.com expect to get $49.95 for a terrorist Halloween mask? That price is more than the change we need. Could it be because, in this case, the “terrorist” was none other than the man poised to win the U.S. presidential election by a landslide? You betcha, my friends. If you were willing to shell out more than half a C note, after shipping and handling, you could have bought a terrorist mask that has an uncanny likeness to Barack Obama—the guy McPalin and their hateful hordes have been mislabeling for the past few weeks.
We don’t know if this is more wingnut subterfuge or an honest mistake, but the folks at Amazon.com have since removed the classification, thanks to the L.A. Times blog, Top of the Ticket. (Hat tip to the Black Political Thought blog.)
Amazon.com listing had Barack Obama Halloween mask under 'terrorist'
You know that argument the John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign has been relentlessly making that Barack Obama "pals" around with terrorists such as '60s ex-radical William Ayers?
And they say this reflects on his poor judgment because of other associates such as Rev. Jeremiah Wright and newly-convicted Tony Rezko?
And worried Obama PR folks jump right on the e-mail whenever Obama and Ayers and the word "friend" appear together anywhere, even though Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Obama chief strategist David Axelrod have called them friends or friendly.
Anyway, a listing on Amazon.com, one of the largest and most successful online merchandisers in the world, seemed to come down even beyond the Republicans' side -- for a while anyway. With Halloween just days away, they're making a bundle off a $49.95 Barack Obama mask. Which was displayed on the "terrorist costume" page.
You read that right!
To read the rest of the Top of the Ticket post, click here.
As it turns out, the Democrat Presidential Candidate Barrack Obama Full Vinyl Mask, which is listed as a Jerkyll and Hyde item, can be purchased for a mere $19.95.
Hurry, All Hallow's Eve is just five nights away--although April Fool's Day is about 10 weeks after the presidential inauguration.
As usual, John McCain and Sarah Palin are attempting to take a good thing and turn it inside out. This time it’s Barack Obama’s tax plan, which would increase income taxes for anyone making a quarter of a million a year and cut income taxes for the other 95 percent of us. In explaining his proposal, Obama, the McPalins point out, had the audacity to say that he wanted to “spread the wealth.” McCain labeled that generous notion welfare and socialistic. The Republican wants to make sure that the ubber-rich get ubber richer. Rather than having Big Government take a little of the fat cat money to help the homeless, McCain would rather see swells like him have enough money to assure that their seven, or eight or nine homes are all well maintained and lavishly furnished. Many conservatives are quick to make the pitch that the top one percent of America's richest pay almost 35 percent of the nation's taxes, but they fail to mention that the same richest of the rich own nearly 35 percent of the nation's net worth or that the top 10 percent own 71 percent of the nation's wealth. That doesn't count to the GOP. For the last few days, McCain and his trusty Pitbull, Palin, have been on the stump, scolding Obama for being some kind of Robin Hood. I suggest that anyone tempted to buy into McPalin’s Ayn Rand economics--The Virtue of Selfishness--read an article about a United Nations report that’s just been posted by the Guardian, a publication out of England. The headline and the first few paragraphs explain exactly why the filthy rich ought to be willing to share the wealth more. Check it out.
Growing inequality in US cities could lead to widespread social unrest and increased mortality, says a new United Nations report on the urban environment.
a survey of 120 major cities, New York was found to be the ninth most
unequal in the world and Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington, and Miami
had similar inequality levels to those of Nairobi, Kenya Abidjan and
Ivory Coast. Many were above an internationally recognised acceptable
"alert" line used to warn governments.
"High levels of
inequality can lead to negative social, economic and political
consequences that have a destabilising effect on societies," said the
report. "[They] create social and political fractures that can develop
into social unrest and insecurity."
According to the annual State
of the World's cities report from UN-Habitat, race is one of the most
important factors determining levels of inequality in the US and Canada.
"In western New York state nearly 40% of the black, Hispanic
and mixed-race households earned less than $15,000 compared with 15% of
white households. The life expectancy of African-Americans in the US is
about the same as that of people living in China and some states of India, despite the fact that the US is far richer than the other two countries," it said.
of wealth were measured on the "Gini co-efficient", an internationally
recognised measure usually only applied to the wealth of countries. The
higher the level, the more wealth is concentrated in the hands of fewer
"It is clear that social tension comes from inequality.
The trickle down theory [that wealth starts with the rich] has not
delivered. Inequality is not good for anybody," said Anna Tibaijuka,
head of UN-Habitat, in London yesterday.
To read the rest of the Guardian article, click here.
Of course, the McPalins, the Bushites and other wingnuts may not be the least bit concerned because, according to some of my more paranoid friends, they already have contingency plans to control the teeming, angry masses. The solution, brought to you by FEMA, the Federal government organization that failed New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, is--concentration camps.
Here's a viral video claiming that FEMA has set up concentration camps. My friend, Bob Tutman sent me this video that's been making for rounds for two years now.
I get my fair share of viral emails like everyone else. But I particularly like this one because it so adroitly flips the script, encouraging us to reconsider circumstances. It's something the right-wingers who so vehemently charge that Barack Obama isn't qualified to run this nation--and that Sarah Palin is--should think about. That applies to the undecided voters who question Obama's skills while blithely accepting McCain's as well:
Obama/Biden vs McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?....think about it.
Would the country's collective point of view be different? Could racism be the culprit?
Ponder the following:
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?
What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama
was the wife who not only bec ame addicted to painkillers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer distribution?
You could easily add to this list. If
these questions reflected reality,do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.
Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations. Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Joseph Biden: University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science. Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
John McCain:United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899
Sarah Palin: Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study University of Idaho - 2 semesters -journalism Matanuska-Susitna College - 1
semester University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism
Education isn't everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.
John McCain is not George W. Bush. We know that because he told us so. “I am not George Bush.” McCain said last night in the last of the presidential debates. “If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago.” And Barack Obama is not John Kerry. We know that because this year’s Democratic presidential nominee fired back with just the right retort at just the right moment: “If I occasionally mistaken your policies for George Bush’s policies, it’s because on the core economic policies that matter to the American people, on tax policy, on energy policy, on spending priorities, you have been a vigorous supporter of President Bush.”
"Although the Arizona senator had promised to “whip Obama’s ass” in last
night’s debate, he failed to deliver. By the time the 90-minutes were
over, it was obvious that McCain was suffering from a bad case of
And that’s pretty much how it went for much of the presidential smackdown at Hofstra University with an angry, aggressive McCain attacking and a cool, calm and collected Obama deflecting his rabbit punches.
Although the Arizona senator had promised to “whip Obama’s ass” in last night’s debate, he failed to deliver. By the time the 90-minutes were over, it was obvious that McCain was suffering from a bad case of whupped ass. A CNN snap poll reported that among undecided likely voters, Obama won by 58 to 31 percent. That was despite McCain’s desperate attempt to turn his last best chance to his advantage by questioning the content of Obama’s character. The 72-year-old presidential candidate weaved back and forth between scowling and smiling as he faithfully repeated the tired old right-wing bromides that have played well for Republicans in election after election past. We know them when we hear them if not by heart: Obama is planning on raising taxes and that would cripple the economy. Obama is a tax and spend liberal who is waging class warfare with his health insurance plan because he wants “to spread the wealth around.” And Obama was hit with that predictable Republican ruse of guilt by association with McCain trotting out the right-wing’s trumped up claims that Obama and 1960s anti-war radical Bill Ayers were in the habit of hanging out together. Looking presidential, while carefully protecting his double-digit lead in the national opinion polls by not saying the anything that would make today’s headlines, Obama counterpunched McCain’s charges: As president, he would only raise taxes on those Americans who make $250,000 a year or more. If McCain becomes president, for the first time ever Americans would have to pay taxes on their insurance benefits. "Mr. Ayers is not involved in my campaign, he has never been involved in this campaign, and he will not advise me in the White House,” Obama explained before listing the brand name, highly respected Americans would advise him. Obama’s presidential performance was not an easy thing for McCain to take. You could hear the Arizona senator grunting off camera as the Democrat laid out his program cuts. You could see the former war hero fighting to control his temper as Obama confidently explained his health insurance plan in detail. And, you could see—as McCain finally looked at Obama in the final debate—steely eyes shooting nothing but contempt. So while he told us he wasn’t George Bush early in the debate, McCain never got around to explaining how his financial policies would be different. And that, for all of us who don’t make a quarter mil a year or more, was the greatest guilt by association of all.
(You can watch the final presidential debate on the C-Span video below.)
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.