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McCain’s Fear-Mongering Sinks to New Lows

October 18, 2008

In an effort to attack Barack Obama, John McCain has cut-out another piece of his soul by turning to some of the most under-handed and disgraceful tactics seen to date.  McCain is now funding a nationwide robocall campaign which has charged Barack Obama with “working closely” domestic terrorist William Ayers. 


“Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home and killed Americans,” a voice says in the automated calls that have been heard in Virginia, Ohio, Florida and elsewhere.”

This add is scurrilous, at best, and feeds the already venomous atmosphere we have been observing this election season. Unfortunately, this should not suprise a single voter.  McCain has made his deal with the devil, and it is well documented.  He has employed, with Karl Rove like precision, tactics that can only have had there genesis in the 2000 election smears that he himself suffered from operatives like Tucker Eskew. Whoops! I forgot. McCain hired Eskew, even though he was the avowed mind behind the vile swift-boat smears McCain’s campaign succumbed to in South Carolina in 2000. The pursuit of power has completely seduced him. He is our real life Anakin – reeled in like a fish on Palpatine’s hook. (All he need do now is kneel down, take Bush’s hand and speak the words “yes my Emperor”)

But, we have further concerns as exhibited by conversation Chris Matthews had with Rep. Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann today during Hardball:


Ms. Bachmann is a scary civil servant. Her rants about Obama being a “leftist, liberal, Anti-American” were well beyond the pail, but they say something about our national mood and politically precarious position. There seems to be a serious voice of intolerance for divergent ideas in some of our constituences.  Ms. Bachmann being one of these intolerant members of our society. To be a member of the United States Congress, and call a sitting Senator a leftist and equate liberality with Anti-Americism is dangerous.  Which Matthews’ follow-up guest Katrina Vanden Heuvel points out:


We need to be angry.  We need to be indignant (like Ms. Vanden Heuvel appears to have been) with this kind of reckless character assassination!  It does nothing for our national disource, it does nothing for our collective well-being, and it degrades our democracy.

Frankly, Rep. Bachmann needs to be helped to the door and voted out of our Congress.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2008 4:40 AM

    Bachmann – Blogs
    Help kick Michelle Bachmann out of congress by donating to her opponent:
    And sign the petition to stop the hate:

  2. October 22, 2008 12:59 PM

    There are plenty of legitimate reasons to be opposed to Obama and his policies. It seems to me that McCain has chosen the worst possible course for his campaign at every turn.

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