This blog was originally posted on MySpace.
This was a blog that I thought I posted a couple days ago. But my computer is dumb dumb dumb and who knows what happened to it. Regardless.. it got away. -sigh- So here is it again…
Anger and hatred is sad. It is even more sad when it is spewed by someone who claims to have the country’s best interest at heart. Sad, sad, sad.
Even the Republicans are starting to see the McCain/Palin “mob” is doing wrong!
Frank Schaeffer of the Baltimore Sun has been a long time supporter of McCain and even helped him get elected in 2000. Even he has turned. Read what he has to say.
McCain’s attacks fuel dangerous hatred
At a Sarah Palin rally, someone called out, “Kill him!” At one of your rallies, someone called out, “Terrorist!” Neither was answered or denounced by you or your running mate, as the crowd laughed and cheered. At your campaign event Wednesday in Bethlehem, Pa., the crowd was seething with hatred for the Democratic nominee – an attitude encouraged in speeches there by you, your running mate, your wife and the local Republican chairman.
John McCain: In 2000, as a lifelong Republican, I worked to get you elected instead of George W. Bush. In return, you wrote an endorsement of one of my books about military service. You seemed to be a man who put principle ahead of mere political gain.
You have changed. You have a choice: Go down in history as a decent senator and an honorable military man with many successes, or go down in history as the latest abettor of right-wing extremist hate.
John McCain, you are no fool, and you understand the depths of hatred that surround the issue of race in this country. You also know that, post-9/11, to call someone a friend of a terrorist is a very serious matter. You also know we are a bitterly divided country on many other issues. You know that, sadly, in America, violence is always just a moment away. You know that there are plenty of crazy people out there.
Stop! Think! Your rallies are beginning to look, sound, feel and smell like lynch mobs.
John McCain, you’re walking a perilous line. If you do not stand up for all that is good in America and declare that Senator Obama is a patriot, fit for office, and denounce your hate-filled supporters when they scream out “Terrorist” or “Kill him,” history will hold you responsible for all that follows.
John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are playing with fire, and you know it. You are unleashing the monster of American hatred and prejudice, to the peril of all of us. You are doing this in wartime. You are doing this as our economy collapses. You are doing this in a country with a history of assassinations.
Change the atmosphere of your campaign. Talk about the issues at hand. Make your case. But stop stirring up the lunatic fringe of haters, or risk suffering the judgment of history and the loathing of the American people – forever.
We will hold you responsible.
Frank Schaeffer is the author of “Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back.” His e-mail is email@example.com.
Copyright © 2008, The Baltimore Sun
Now if that doesn’t tell you McCain supporters something then you are sadly too far gone. If that is the case, then please watch this… because even McCain is starting to see the light!
I for one was shocked but impressed that he finally said something. Way to go McCain. Keep it up. It is about time that we got back to the real issues and not all the lies that your party has been telling!! Let’s see how long you can go. I am betting it won’t last through the weekend.
What do you think?