So we have McCain today getting his crowd riled up asking who Barack Obama is and then apparently giving a wink and a nod when one member of the crowd screams out "terrorist."Tim returns to blogging with a post that nicely encapsulates my precise reaction to the latest McCain/Palin tactic of over-the-top hysterical hate: you're opening a door to hell, stop.
And later we have Sarah Palin with the same mob racket, getting members of the crowd to yell out "kill him", though it's not clear whether the call for murder was for Bill Ayers or Barack Obama. It didn't seem to matter.
These are dangerous and sick people, McCain and Palin. Whatever it takes. Stop at nothing.
"Kill him," someone yelled. Allow yourself to imagine it for just a moment. If that were to happen between now and election day, it is hard to imagine the backlash. And who would we blame if such a tragedy were to occur? Well, McCain for starters. And then his party as a whole. And then the media and every one of McCain's supporters that acted as a megaphone for what is clearly an inflammatory and racially tinged rhetoric...Though Tim did have class enough to leave out my first reaction, which was, G.O.B.? (What a great show. Doesn't make me any less angry at McCain/Palin and their enablers, though.)
Measure your words, John McCain: you're playing with fire.