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.