Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Episode 5: Sic Him Palin! Sic Him!


“Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything.” Or to anything, as the McCain/Palin ticket, unable to find any success discussing actual issues, resort to a time tested republican tactic of inciting fear amongst the American public.  

“He is pallin’ around with terrorists,” he is “dangerous,” he has connections with domestic terrorists, and gee willikers folks, he is "not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.” As you see America and I see America. Note here, the not so subtle racial tone of this attack, made by Sarah Palin during a rally in Colorado. Without any platform on which to stand after disastrous interviews with Katie Couric, an economy quickly falling into depression – the root of the trouble primarily attributed to republican deregulatory ideology, and the polls now in Obama’s favor in red state strongholds, the only tactic left is to defame Obama with scare tactics. And serendipity would have it Barack Obama is a black man. A scary, militant, dangerous, black man white America. Can you really trust him? It is stupefying how we have come so far with race relations in this country, only to walk two steps forward and four steps back.

Can we blame Palin and the McCain campaign to resorting to pit bullish desperation? After all, the way to really get a dog fighter to a rabid, irrational state is to starve it to near death. Is that not the state of the republican party now? Starved for answers, starved for truth, starved for integrity? The republican fear mongering brings to mind the famous Obi-wan Kenobi proverb, “who’s more foolish, the fool, or the person who follows him?” Who exactly is the audience for these disgusting attacks? I have been called a hopeless optimist, so I hope that I am correct in thinking these attacks only fire up the gullible and the closet racists who were already voting for McCain anyway – the fools who blindly follow the fools.  

I long for the day when this country can grow up, and finally sit at the adult’s table.
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3 comments: on "Episode 5: Sic Him Palin! Sic Him!"

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Anonymous said...

The best part of all these attacks is how easily the republicans forgot Obama just took on one of the most politically powerful people in the world- Hillary Clinton.

They are trying to take something that has been public knowledge forever and make it their October suprise. It is failing miserably. Most people, even with substandard intelligence, knows that if there was ANY hint of wrongdoing on Obama's part in any segment of his life, Hillary and company would have been all over it like Texas horse flies on a cow corpse.

If they uncovered something no one else knew, then that MIGHT make people take notice. But they are taking these things that everyone already knew, yet no one else has ever objected to, and trying to make it the smoking gun.

Its a sad day for republicans. I know, I used to be one back in the day.

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