They can see their loss coming....Rage rising on the McCain campaign trail

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    Oct 10, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
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    McCain-Palin supporters increasing their attacks on Obama during rallies

    Some supporters have yelled out "treason," "kill him" and "terrorist"

    McCain and Palin have not asked their supporters to calm their attack

    Obama says Friday: Anger and division are "not what we need right now"

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/10/mccain.crowd/index.html

    ""I'm mad. I'm really mad. And what's going to surprise you, it's not the economy. It's the socialists taking over our country," another man said."

    Of course, this man doesnt seem to realize that it was his republican/business party that has so screwed up the country that we have to nationalize the whole damn financial sector so we can save the country!

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    Oct 10, 2008 9:00 PM GMT
    Yeah, wonderful if tragic irony that the party that accuses the Democratic candidate of having Socialistic plans are the ones who actually find themselves forced to enact Socialism in the US, to rescue the economy they themselves ruined.

    I'd be happy to say that the Republicans brought it upon themselves with their unholy and uncritical alliance with Big Business, were it not all of us who are suffering because of it. But still, there are the brainless faithful who buy the latest McCain lies hook, line & sinker, which his campaign hopes will become his fanatical surrogate spokespeople in communities throughout the land.

    Rile them up with rhetoric, let them loose with lies.
  • Barricade

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    Oct 10, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    Obama should really call McCain and Palin out on this to the media. Biden recently said Palins comments were mildly dangerous. They are dangerous, and it's apparent her and McCain are gonna stoop alot lower before this is all said and done. They are fear-mongering, and trying to scare voters into voting for them it seems is gonna be the new tactic.
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    Oct 10, 2008 11:00 PM GMT
    Barricade saidObama should really call McCain and Palin out on this to the media.


    Ask and you shall receive.

    Obama to McCain "Say it to my face".


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    Oct 10, 2008 11:08 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 said

    McCain and Palin have not asked their supporters to calm their attack

    McCain finally had to say something today. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/10/mccain.crowd/index.html
    It's sad that he had to even do that. I hope Obama's security is top notch. Some of them are bat shit crazy.
  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 10, 2008 11:12 PM GMT
    I've never seen anything like this. The right-wing whipping people into a rabid, murderous lather with a concerted effort to brand Obama as a terrorist/socialist/Muslim whatever. There's no proof, and really, no proof is needed when unsubstantiated emails will do.

    And these death threats are actually being condoned and encouraged BY McCain and Palin, the candidates themselves!! This has to represent a new low in American politics.

    We've already seen one Democratic Chair shot and killed by a wing-nut influenced by Hannity and others. It seems like much more serious outbreaks of violence are inevitable.
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    Oct 10, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    The right-wing fundamentalist Bible-thumpers just go into convulsions when they don't get their way. Let's call the waahhhhhmmm-bulance.
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    Oct 10, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    Yeah this is bloody shocking stuff. McCain's choice of Palin for his VP is what has led to this. He was always considered a more moderate Republican. My hopes were that he'd choose a moderate for his VP. NOPE...he chose one of the most ideologically right wing people he could find. These mobs and chants really started to turn ugly once she arrived on the scene.

    I am genuinely worried for Obama's safety now. This is total insanity. People are losing their livelihoods and they are stressed out. McCain is just feeding this to no end. You can't run an extremist campaign in times like this and expect anything but angry mobs.

    If you ask me, this whole country is going nuts. I just hope we don't have a blackout inn a major city...oh boy!!
  • Squarejaw

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    Oct 10, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    The attacks are so desperate that they're becoming bizarre. The latest is an attempted connection between Michelle Obama and Ayers' wife because they once worked at the same huge firm.
    http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/mccain_campaign_goes_after_mic.php
    This would be funny if it were...no, there's no way for it to be funny. It's just disturbing and sad. Have they no shame at all?
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    Oct 10, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    McCain didn't exactly cover himself with honor when he disdainfully called Obama "that one" at the debate. And the media gives him a free-ride, of course. If Obama had been as disrespectful to McCain, the right-wing noise-machine would have gone into overdrive.

    A friend of mine thought McCain said "that one" because he couldn't remember Obama's name. icon_neutral.gif

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    Oct 10, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    Squarejaw saidThis would be funny if it were...no, there's no way for it to be funny. It's just disturbing and sad. Have they no shame at all?
    It's complicated so let me explain it .. NO! icon_lol.gif
  • Barricade

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    Oct 10, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said
    Barricade saidObama should really call McCain and Palin out on this to the media.


    Ask and you shall receive.

    Obama to McCain "Say it to my face".





    Thanks, I hadn't seen that. Where are all the Republicans to defend this?
  • SkyMiles

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    Oct 11, 2008 12:07 AM GMT
    I wonder what the strategy is? Is McCain really willing to stoop THIS low just to win? If he loses, does he really want to leave the country so divided, scarred and filled with hate that achieving anything like consensus to solve our many problems will be impossible -- a scorched earth policy? WTF?

    The line's GOT to be drawn when wild-eyed crowds are screaming death threats.
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    Oct 11, 2008 12:23 AM GMT
    ""I'm mad. I'm really mad. And what's going to surprise you, it's not the economy. It's the socialists taking over our country," another man said."

    A comment like that would be funny if it was not so pathetic. There is a vicious, mean-spirited part of the US populace that rears its' ugly head every so often. Hopefully the country will pull together after November 4th. Now is not the time for mindless, ignorant mud-slinging.
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    Oct 11, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    The McCain/Palin campaign knows no shame. Even for Rebublicans, it's astonishing. Their ploy is SO obvious. If I were Rebublican and he were to win, could I ever look at him as a man of honor? Sure, if I was a nut. That's who he's trying to appeal to now. I can't believe how low he has sunk. Years ago he would have been the only Rebublican I could have maybe, just a little, been for, if I had to be. What a desperate, petty, hateful man now. And don't get me started on that robot bitch.
  • MuslDrew

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    Oct 11, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    I've been nervous about these mobs tha past week. I'm glad to see McCain call for an end to it this afternoon. He told the angry mob not to fear an Obama presidency, that's he's a decent family man and clearly told a woman he was not an Arab.and he did this while the fringe lunatics were booing him. I'm voting for Obama, but I have renewed respect for McCain. Still have very little for Palin.
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    McCain's October surprise revealed: Inciting right-wing wack-jobs to assassinate Obama while trying to simultaneously distancing himself from the radical elements by making insincere attempts to distance himself from the call for violence against his opponent.
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:02 AM GMT
    Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures ... actually if the person who made this is going to use quotation marks, I think it should say "my friend" ...but I am too lazy to remake it with all those speech bubbles.... icon_eek.gif ... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidObama Pictures and McCain Pictures


    I love this!
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:13 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidMcCain's October surprise revealed: Inciting right-wing wack-jobs to assassinate Obama while trying to simultaneously distancing himself from the radical elements by making insincere attempts to distance himself from the call for violence against his opponent.


    I couldn't have said it better myself!! LOL
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    McConfused lost an opportunity to make his case. People are angry and afraid of the present economic situation, instead of making a real platform on economic issues and show people he cared and wished to help, he engaged in a deceptive campaign instigating hatred and bigotry against Obama. What a waste of time and dignity. Better to lose an election with your honor and integrity intact.

    So what is going to be his and his fellow Republican's legacy now? Let me spell it out for you . . .

    The Republican Party, have a few decent people who belong to it but also, and unfortunately, they also have some of the most bigoted, dysfunctional, nationalistic xenophobes in the country.

    Remember folks...

    a) This is the Party of David Vitter who feels they are morally beyond reproach.
    b) This is the Party of Fiscal Responsibility who will leave the next Administration a trillion dollar deficit.
    c) This is the Party of warmongering with political leaders having the least amount of military experience.
    d) This is the Party of Larry Craig that embraces fundamentalist homophobes.
    e) This is the Party of compassionate conservatism that stymied stem cell research and undermined Roe v Wade.

    I'm afraid the partisan die-hards who have had everything go their way the last 8 years are not going to take too kindly to sharing this Democracy with the rest of us

    This is that vocal minority that has caused a lot of problems in this country and wasted a lot of time and money arguing in Congress over hot button issues that minimally impact average citizens.

    These are the people who want to own semi automatics, hate Jews, blacks, gays and foreigners, want creationism taught in place of evolution, want abortion doctors tried for murder, want school prayer but only if it's Christian, etc, etc, you get the picture.

    All the least important issues to our life and liberty are the most important to the far right and they are the ones showing up for the McCain Palin rallies.

    The truly sad part about this campaign is that it has shone a light on an ugly side of the U.S.A.

    That 30%. That 30%, with their "small town values" - codewords for "Anyone not like us is evil.", "Intelligence is elitist.", "Even if he's right, I don't agree with hm.", "My ONE issue is more important than ALL of YOURS."

    I think it's time we started honoring intelligence, and judging people by their actions, not whether you like them or not, not whether you'd have a beer with them, not whether you agree with them on EVERY issue, not whether they disagree with you on ONE issue.

    We need to realize that we're a part of this country, and so "country first" should not be a campaign slogan, but a fundamental reality!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

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  • drakutis

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    Oct 11, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    Where's John?
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    Oct 11, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    drakutis saidWhere's John?


    John will probably tell you that those people making racist remarks and calling for violence against Obama are actually left wing hippie liberal pinkos who infiltrated the GOP to portray them as something other than the caring nurturing open minded people they are.icon_lol.gif