Update 3: October 11, 2008 @ 1:14am
Rolling Stone: Make-Believe Maverick
Update 2: October 8, 2008 @ 10:55am
CNN.com Political Ticker Blog: Fact Check: Is Obama 'palling around with terrorists'?: the verdict - false.
Update 1: October 8, 2008 @ 2:04am (yeah, can't sleep)...
Huffington Post: McCain's Desperate Claim: Obama is Dangerous. Vote for Me If You Want to Live!
Okay, I really have no words and, if you read my blog, you know how rare that is.
I heard about this maybe 30 minutes ago: Obama Hatred At McCain-Palin Rallies: "Terrorist!" "Kill Him!" (VIDEO) from the Huffington Post. It's almost midnight here and I should be asleep. However, I can't sleep in good conscience and let this simmer without writing about it.
McCain and Palin have taken this game of demonizing for political gain too far. This happened at a McCain-Palin rally in New Mexico. McCain asks "who is Obama?" Someone in the crowd yells "terrorist" and someone yells "kill him"???
McCain says NOTHING to censor this?!!!
People in the crowd laugh?
This is a short clip and I'd rather see more, but come on. Now one interpretation is they're yelling "kill him!" in reference to William Ayers. Possible, very possible, but who thinks whipping a crowd into a frenzy where anyone's life is threatened is okay? This is, however, the reason I want a longer slice of the video.
If you continue to support a man that will stand and say nothing while his supporters say this then you're just as evil as he is. And I'm someone who in 2000 thought McCain wouldn't be so bad. Clearly, he's learned all the bad and dirty tricks that kept him from the nomination in 2000.
Letting people yell "kill him" is simply dangerous and unnecessary. I also have to say if you don't support him but you sit back and don't tell others about this video and what's in it, you're complicit too.
Can you imagine how much worse this makes the USA and its citizens look? Like Obama or not he's a husband and father of two young girls. I don't like McCain or Palin but I don't wish death on either one of them. This is an outrage!
Another link with another "kill him" yelled from the crowd.
The HuffPo story is from the Americablog.com blog: McCain does nothing as support calls Obama a "terrorist"
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