Tuesday, October 21, 2008

That's My Kind Of Supporter

From Jason Horowitz at the New York Observer:

Asked if her business made more than $250,000 a year, the cap under which Obama has proposed cutting taxes, she said it did. Told about Obama’s proposal, she answered, “I don’t give a shit. I will never vote for a black man.”

Okay, I don't hold McCain liable for that comment. Of course not. But the evidence is imcontrovertible that he needs the racist vote to win this election. I'm surprised he doesn't start sending surrogates to speak at KKK rallies. After all, the two groups are saying the same kinds of things.

From the same article:

Representative Robin Hayes (R - North Carolina) prefaced his comments by saying it was important to “make sure we don’t say something stupid, make sure we don’t say something we don’t mean.” Naturally, he goes on to say “liberals hate real Americans that work and achieve and believe in God.”

That's funny, the Democratic party platform doesn't seem to say anything about not believing in God, or not working hard. But Rep. Hayes clearly seems to think that anyone who is anywhere to the left of Joe McCarthy is an unreal American?

His spokesman strongly denied Rep. Hayes used such langauge. Too bad it's on tape. You can hear Robin Hayes saying all kinds of things his press secretary continues to deny he said right here. (scroll towards the bottom)

Rep. Hayes now admits he said what he said, but that he "didn't mean it", and was just trying to rile up a rally. Funny...that's the same type of tactic KKK members would use to rile up the community before going to find an objectionable black man to lynch. And in North Carolina, 'natch. Hey, Robin, don't forget your pointy sheet on your way out the door, m'kay?

My goodness, I don't even have to address the riot...um, I mean crowd member who said of the election, “It’s like black and white."

Robin Hayes is up for re-election and his opponent is Larry Kissell. I think it's time to donate. To Kissell for Congress, that is.

The really cool part of this is, it's not going to matter. Not when folks such all of my in-laws in North Carolina all early voted for Obama. Among that group are people I was really concerned would never be able to vote for him for reasons I would not really be proud of, and all of whom seemed to leaning strongly against him just a few months ago. Yet just yesterday, they all did -- vote for Obama. Anecdotal evidence, to be sure, but to me, a pretty strong sign that this campaign really just may be over.


lightning36 said...

lightning36's brother: I'm voting for Obama. If I need an MRI, I don't want to pay $5000 for it. I want health insurance since I don't have any.

lightning36 thinks: Why should I pay for your insurance? Get a job and work for it and pay for it yourself. Just another person who wants the government to take care of him ... on everyone else's dime.

Just the way I see it. I fear that our country will be run by a man with little experience. I fear that he will take from the hard working and give to the lazy.

Mondogarage said...

I'm not certain how mandating employer coverage equates to coverage on the government's dime, but there are cogent arguments to be made on both sides of that issue.

As I've said, there are a lot of legitimate reasons why a thinking individual would vote for the Republican ticket. There's a reason nobody gets 80% of the vote in these things.

I just happen to think that this year, the Republican Party (and more so through the candidate's surrogates) are relishing in drawing not just the ideological base, but in the basest elements of human behavior.

It's like the whole "socialist" argument they're trying to make against Obama, where "socialist" is *now* being employed as a code word for "not like us". After all, what actual behavior could be more socialist than buying up everyone's mortgages, in economic terms? McCain's plan in that regard was truly socialist economic behavior. But he looks like us, so no, he can't be the socialist.

That's the stuff that riles me up -- even when I personally know more than a few people who plan on voting for McCain for reasons other than what I point out in my blog posts.

lightning36 said...

You'll get no argument from me on the notion that the republicans (and McCain) have realy botched this election. I saw Palin's job as appeasing the far right ... which she has done. Gotta give her props for coming into such an overwhelming situation and actually doing about as well as could be expected for someone with her limited national and international experience. McCain, however, seems to have done little to convince the people on the fence to vote for him. He has appeared mean and petty while Obama has seemed unflappable and, frankly, presidential.

Unfortunately, McCain's big hope was to keep things focused on the international scene, but the domestic economic problems just killed that.

I truly believe that McCain would make the better president. I question Obama's judgment on a number of issues, and his lack of experience worries me. He is a gifted speaker and has the same talent as Bill Clinton for energizing people. He has tremendous up side.

Shit - in two weeks I guess we'll just have to focus on poker again.

Mondogarage said...

Well, in good news, it turns out the SAT scoresheet I posted on Palin (which I mentioned was unconfirmed) has now been confirmed as a fake by Snopes.