The McCain campaign has catered to the Skin Head, Nazi, KKK, white supremacy mentality. We know John McCain, he has been around a long time. McCain has never catered to the wacko class of degenerate Rush Limbaugh followers. So what happened?
Falling poll numbers prompted desperation. The McCain camp has been like a rat backed into a corner – blustering, huffing, hissing, and clawing – threatening to come out fighting with real violence. This disastrous misrepresentation of the Republican Party embarrassed legitimate honorable conservatives. Someone finally got to McCain – and he gritted his teeth, gripped the microphone, and said, “Obama is a decent person…” That was a painful, but necessary, moment in the proud McCain’s life.
The result of the extreme negative charges by the McCain Camp brought out the worst in all of us. In an attempt to discredit the character of Obama, McCain discredited his own reputation. And the reputation of the Republican Party. The unintended consequence of the McCain – Palin tirade of hate spilled over to Mitch McConnell and Elizabeth Dole. These conservative senators are now facing tough reelection campaigns. This foolishness ignored fundamental laws of the universe – For every force there is an equal and opposite force.
The idea of a negative assault on Obama is not original, and properly done negative attacks can have net positive results. Witness George W. Bush and the Rovian Politics of 2000 and 2008. But playing with potions of the Dark Arts is a tricky business – too much spice will create hot words, inflamed temperaments, and ultimately leads to destructive hate. We in America have witnessed the ultimate hate of the Dark Arts – we have seen crowds at Republican rallies cry out from the depths of anger – ‘Terrorist!’ – “Kill him!” – “Off with his head!” – “He is an Arab!” Absolute Skin Head, Nazi, KKK, white supremest words.
We have seen this frenzied zeal for righteousness before. Christians across Germany embraced the Nazi Party in the 1930’s. When the KKK burns a cross they proclaim the fire as the ‘light of Jesus Christ.’ These radical right wing folks, endorsed and supported by Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, are in fact the bitter and angry people who hold on to their guns and their religion in times of crisis.
America is in a time of economic crisis, as was Germany in the early 1930’s. Extremism gave rise to Hitler – The Palin faction of the McCain camp encourages and endorses extremism. These are the real enemies of America. These are the folks that the Greatest Generation fought in World War II.
Someone finally jerked McCain’s head back into reality. And we doubt that it was the mindless Sarah Palin. Palin is a flying monkey in the army of the Dark Arts. All week we watched Republican pundits – once honorable people – grapple with defending the McCain Camp philosophy of applying Napalm loaded jargon to scorch and burn. There are actually people of dignity and integrity in the Republican Party – and their allegiance was tested by the Head Flying Monkey Palin. The honorable Republicans slowly began to abandon ship, as indicated in national polling data, and McCain woke up. Or someone shook him awake.
We are a few weeks out from the election. The Perfect Political Storm created by mindless George Bush foreign and economic policy, coupled with the disproportionate hate campaign run by McCain, has virtually assured a McCain defeat at the polls.
The Republican Party – the Grand Old Party – has been tarnished by the Neocons of the Bush administration. The Republican Party brought this on themselves. The past thirty years the Republicans have catered to the extreme right wing. The McCain campaign played specifically to that mentality – successfully whipping the Nazi wackos into a frenzy. In doing so they have lost the confidence of reasonable, thoughtful conservatives. They have threatened the safety and security of America. They deserve to lose the election.
McCain has disgraced the honor of the Greatest Generation. Is it too late for McCain to restore his personal dignity?