Sen. John McCain likes to depict the bigots in his party as fringe elements, a few “bad apples.” It’s become less obvious that this is so considering how widespread the nasty attacks have become.
The state of political discourse: from leaders — Rep. Westmoreland (R-GA) openly calling Obama “uppity” — to laymen (see above) the Republicans seem to feel very free to fan the flames of prejudice.
From a California GOP group:
This week I attempted to refute a Cedarville student who was pushing off blatant lies as the truth.
You wish they were lies. The matter of fact is that Obama has issues with the National Anthem and the Flag both of which represent the country that he wants to lead?!?! doesnt make any sense. Obama is not the answer to the question “Who should the next President of the USA be?” We don’t need a terrorist leading our country. You responded by giving a website link. Online articles are not credible research sources, so why don’t you do some credible research yourself before you use online articles as your basis. thanks! McCain/Palin ’08.
I pointed out the obvious fact that Obama is not a terrorist and was, in fact, a brother in Christ.
such a bold statement to say Obama is a fellow believer in Christ. i believe that statement to be absolutely false. whether or not Obama actually did say those things, i still believe he is the wrong choice for President. he is only trying to earn votes by sweet talking the people of the United States. He does not have any substance behind what he is saying. He disrespects this country yet wants to lead it. Doesn’t make any sense. He is pro-choice…..how can you vote for a man that is pro-choice if you claim to be a Christian?!?! If he does get elected, i wouldn’t be surprised if some tried to take him down within a year of his service. Barrack Hussein Obama has many friendships with people who have participated in terrorist activities and he supports them in their endeavors. Obama is a disgrace to this country!
“If you’ve been in the dark for so long, light hurts your eyes… People get comfortable with filth.” — Dick Gregory
Obama is not the light, but truth is. It’s painful for some to confront the truth that they oppose Obama for entirely bigoted reasons. They’ve become so comfortable with their filthy prejudice that they cannot even begin to look at the issues.
Lastly, I’ll say it again: even if Obama were a Muslim, I wouldn’t have a problem with that. My own faith does not need legitimizing from the POTUS.