Friday, October 10, 2008

Not Just a Warmonger -- A Hatemonger

John McCain has descended fully from someone who was once better than the average politician in terms of character, to arguably the most dangerous major party candidate in history.

His campaign is, tragically, becoming all too reminiscent of how fascist dictators have gained power
in decades past.

Conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan echoes the disgust being felt by everyone but McCain's fellow mobsters:

There was always going to be a point of revolt and panic for a core group of Americans who believe that Obama simply cannot be president - because he's black or liberal or young or relatively new. This is that point. As the polls suggest a strong victory, the Hannity-Limbaugh-Steyn-O'Reilly base are going into shock and extreme rage. McCain and Palin have decided to stoke this rage, to foment it, to encourage paranoid notions that somehow Obama is a "secret" terrorist or Islamist or foreigner. These are base emotions in both sense of the word.

But they are also very very dangerous. This is a moment of maximal physical danger for the young Democratic nominee. And McCain is playing with fire. If he really wants to put country first, he will attack Obama on his policies - not on these inflammatory, personal, creepy grounds. This is getting close to the atmosphere stoked by the Israeli far right before the assassination of Rabin.

For God's sake, McCain, stop it. For once in this campaign, put your country first.

1 comment:

soozzie said...

Hi, Charles -- I've been semi-out of the loop for a week or so, in Italy. If you think that the McCain/Palin "terrorist" attacks are loopy in the US, here they are downright insane -- imagine the effect of "Obama = Terroriste" blazed across Italian newspaper headlines. Talk about lack of responsibility. I'm just catching up, but in case no one has said it, this is a slash and burn technique intended to make the country ungovernable no matter who wins. McCain -- what a guy! Remember when he said he would campaign with honor and integrity?