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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Frightening 

After that good ole boy Joe the Plumber was raving looney-tunes about Obama and Israel today, even Fox News' Shepard Smith had to call him out. And then Smith finished the segment by muttering this:
man...some things--it just gets frightening sometimes.
Yes, yes it does.
What is the matter with these people? Have they lost their minds?
Progressives are afraid of McCain because of what he has DONE -- nominating Cariboo Barbie for vice president, voting with Bush way too many times, losing his temper at everyone around him including calling his own wife a cunt, forgetting speeches and the names of his supporters, demonstrating erratic judgment about the economic crisis -- all of this shows a man unfit to be president.
The wingers have talked themselves into hating Obama not because of anything he has done but because of what they think he IS -- a black, terrorist-loving, America-hating, Israel-hating, scary, Muslim Socialist boogeyman who is going to destroy America. This has been ballyhooed over and over again by McCain and Palin and their fellow travelers that the wingers now believe it sincerely and fervently.
So yes, it does get frightening sometimes, to see such hysterical fear based on nothing at all.
Except, of course, that Obama actually is black.
And I think this is actually the real source of their fear -- racsism is at the heart of it.

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