When in doubt; go ugly.

It’s been brutal to watch this unfold. Absolutly brutal in design, execution and consequence.

The real problem for McCain is that Palin is running a separate — and scary — campaign that does not seem to be under anybody’s control.

She storms around the country saying: “Our opponent … is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”

She also says: “This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.”

Get the drift? Obama is not only different, not only an alien incapable of loving his country, he is an actual friend of terrorists who would attack America.

. . . Cries of “traitor” and “terrorist” and “off with his head” are heard at Republican rallies when Obama’s name is mentioned.

And Palin is not the only one who is fear-mongering. Karen Tumulty of Time magazine was invited by the McCain campaign to visit its operations in Virginia on Saturday. So Tumulty was there when Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeffrey M. Frederick “climbed atop a folding chair to give 30 campaign volunteers who were about to go canvassing door to door their talking points — for instance, the connection between Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden.”

“Both have friends that bombed the Pentagon,” Frederick said. “That is scary.”

At Tumulty points out, “It is also not exactly true — though that distorted reference to Obama’s controversial association with William Ayers, a former ’60s radical, was enough to get the volunteers stoked. ‘And he won’t salute the flag,’ one woman added, repeating another myth about Obama. She was quickly topped by a man who called out, ‘We don’t even know where Sen. Obama was really born.’

. . . This is scary stuff. And you know who is getting scared by it? John McCain.

Read the rest: www.politico.com

What Obama’s selling, they ain’t buying down at Wal-Mart:

“He’s neither-nor,” said Ricky Thompson, a pipe fitter who works at a factory north of Mobile, while standing in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store just north of here. “He’s other. It’s in the Bible. Come as one. Don’t create other breeds.”

“I would think of him as I would of another of mixed race,” said Glenn Reynolds, 74, a retired textile worker in Martinsville, Va., and a former supervisor at a Goodyear plant. “God taught the children of Israel not to intermarry. You should be proud of what you are, and not intermarry.”

“He’s going to tear up the rose bushes and plant a watermelon patch,” said James Halsey, chuckling, while standing in the Wal-Mart parking lot with fellow workers in the environmental cleanup business. “I just don’t think we’ll ever have a black president.”

Read the rest: www.nytimes.com

That is not my America.

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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

12 thoughts on “When in doubt; go ugly.

  1. She speaks from a fascist pulpit

    Her worldview was strongly informed by being raised among fundamentalist Christian nutjobs, which explains part of her anger.

    even to the extent that perhaps an apologia for Hitler ..as in When she was a kid she heard every Sunday how Jesus would forgive (a) Hitler type if he really really repented. but I say fuck that. Some things can’t be forgiven or redeemed.

    Interesting that she is going to prevent Obama from starting the next “holocaust”

    I hate cunts who do not forgive others and list judgements. Odd inthat what drives her is the fact that no matter what she says or does she thinks she is forgiivn. It is called myopia or even dogmatic…

  2. she’s a loose cannon, but one who speaks to and appeals to the core of white hate, which is unfortunately alive and well and has been simmering beneath a surface sheen of p/c for a long time, waiting to pop out. the true backwards fucked up stupidity of rural america is given a milf spokesmodel as vp and thus a voice, in mob-psych 101, to shout horrific things in a 24hr news cycle. not my america either, but sadly the one we live in. all of the candidates for years now have virtually ignored the concerns and values of urban dwellers in favor of pandering to the rural ‘values’,the redneck rot-pile, and this is what we’re left with – pandering to those who fear what they don’t understand. this guy put it even better –

  3. There are things that I disagree with, that piss me off, things that hurt etc., but I don’t think anything makes me feel as deep down bad as comments that are so ignorant. These are people who never will learn, have no real logic to their opinions, and will only breed and produce more of their kind. It flat out disgusts me to see/hear such stupidity. fuck!

  4. After stopping by Waly-World the other week for lantern fluid, it became oh-so apparent that this was one large demographic that will be voting for McSame. I can’t take that shit, nor can I tolerate those who make such inflamatory comments, which have no merit or base. I call them ignorant. Just like the ass-hat contractor, who felt the group ride wasn’t entitled to the bike lane this AM and swerved his truck and trailer with a backhoe at us. WTF was he thinking? Well, as one rider pointed out, ‘Did you see his bumper sticker?’ McCain/Palin. Fuck us. I believe that we will witness the largest 18-25 age voter turnout ever, who are tired of this administration and their lineage. I know where I’m casting my vote. God help us all

  5. You know, I haven’t seen too many of those annoying square black “W — The President” stickers lately.

    One of the best take-offs of that sticker I saw recently had the “W” replaced with a large capital “F”. I love it.

  6. As someone who has lived in Virginia all my life, I’d like to apologize for the remarks made by some of the inbred citizens of this great state. Just as in dog breeding when mating is kept too pure the breed develops genetic malfunctions like hip dysplasia in German Sheppard’s for instance, and so it goes when a human has sex with his 1st cousin or sister. So I’d like to invite everyone out there with progressive ideas to please move to Virginia where we have some of the most beautiful mountains and mountain biking and help us breed out these mutants. Seriously…we’re like two votes from becoming a “Blue State.”

  7. “When in doubt; go ugly.”

    Wasn’t that how Bill got in trouble with Monica?
    Isn’t it odd that both Walmart and Fox News have Blue as the company hue?

    Anecdotal racism should only concern you if you do not have enough real things to worry about.
    Institutional stuff..say..wackos in justice & like places..that’s the one.

  8. I cannot vote out of fear. I cannot vote out of ignorance. I cannot be coerced to vote with the primary campaign tactics playing on fear and ignorance. I cannot vote McCain/Palin. There. I said it. I’ll be “throwing my vote away” once again…Bob Barr, why does nobody know who you are?

  9. Bob Barr…that guy is quite a character. Definitely well known in Georgia. I used to think he was a complete wack job, but actually heard him say a few things I agreed with lately, which concerned me more than a little. Seems like he has toned down a bit maybe. Still his history is pretty wild and I probably would trust him slightly less than the average politician.

    On the positive side, you can’t completely dislike a guy who gets photographed licking whipped cream off a woman at a fundraiser.

    Maybe he’ll steal some of the ultra conservative religious votes from the Reps.