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Racism? What Racism?!

On March 21, 2010 By

Maybe Alo Konsen is right. I’m quite certain there were no racist or homophobic remarks hurled at Waxman, Frank, or Lewis. I’m having a hard time finding a single piece of evidence of racial undercurrents at any teabagger rally anywhere.

There is just no precedent for such behavior at teabagging rallies!

Oh, did I mention the “faggot” remark was actually caught on tape? I’m sure Alo will argue that they bleeped out the word “friend”.

LOL. How’s life in Delusionville Alo? I’ll see your […]

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Once reviled by McCain himself as “hate calls”, now embraced as his last remaining strategy. The irony and hypocrisy are absolutely breathtaking. I hope the Obama campaign is able to expose this for the sleezy tactic it is. This is a good start:

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The reason it’s a campaign narrative is because it’s true. First there was the gutter level attacks and the unwillingness of McCain and Palin to tamp down the rhetoric about Obama. It ultimately led to rallies turning into lynch mobs complete with death threats, angry rhetoric, hate speech, and even violence. You will remember that the first time someone shouted “TERRORIST” John McCain moved happily along in his attack speech. He did not stop right then and there and repudiate anything. He only did so when the chorus of blogger and journalist go so loud as to demand a response.

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Absolutely spot on. IN JULY!

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Tim Russo at Blogger Interrupted captured the breathtaking ignorance that presides over most McCain/Palin rallies. The base is in rare hate-filled form. Tim captures it like no other blogger in Ohio does. He’s simply the best there is at this. There really is no wonder the crowds have turned into near lynch mobs. Between the rhetoric of the two candidates and the ignorance of the crowds, it would only take the slightest match to set off this powder keg of racial intolerance and religious fear mongering.

Unreal:

Update: x-posted this over at Kos. Go recommend it […]

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Not about race, right? Right:

Worse, Palin’s routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric’s questions for her “less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media.” At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”

Sit down, boy. […]

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McCain: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid

On September 29, 2008 By

You want to play the fear card? OK:

Buchanan’s quote late in this clip was first reported here at PB. He may have said it before, but as far as I know it was the first time he did. He’s obviously said it since.

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So why would Obama staff prevent two women wearing Hijabs from being behind Barack while speaking in Detroit? The easy answer is the staffers overreacting and that would be correct.

The real answer is the climate that the right desires to create around Obama and the hard political reality that comes with this. The fear and loathing these people bring to the table causes a knee jerk reaction in many that make otherwise good people make poor decisions. It’s sick. It’s why they must be defeated. With extreme prejudice. Then we can go about living up to the […]

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