Saturday, October 18, 2008

McCain-Palin Supporters' Continued Displays Of Hatred

During the third presidential debate, John McCain suggested that supporters at Obama rallies express themselves as viciously as his own supporters:

...And I'm not going to stand for somebody saying that because someone yelled something at a rally -- there's a lot of things that have been yelled at your rallies, Senator Obama, that I'm not happy about either.

In fact, some T-shirts that are very...

OBAMA: John, I...

MCCAIN: ... unacceptable. So the point is -- the point is that I have repudiated every time someone's been out of line, whether they've been part of my campaign or not, and I will continue to do that.

Actually, there have been no reports of Obama supporters yelling "kill him," "traitor" or "terrorist" about McCain. And it has nothing to do with "media bias." If there were a hate-fest at an Obama rally, Fox News would be all over it.

Where are the reports of Obama supporters displaying the hatred and racism shown above by those waiting to get into a Palin rally in Pennsylvania? Their statements are reinforced by Palin's references to Obama as "palling around with terrorists."

One of the most blatant examples of racism in the video comes from a man who holds up a Curious George doll that he refers to as "Little Hussein." This same individual brought the doll into the rally. After he noticed that cameras caught him, he took off the Obama bumper sticker, hid the doll and gave it to a child:

So it's the camera that shames him–not the individuals around him. How come no one near him objected? How is it that he felt comfortable bringing this doll into the rally?

And speaking of T-shirts, apparently Curious George T-shirts labeled "Obama in '08" are a hot item among McCain supporters:

Barack Obama's candidacy shows how far this country has come in overcoming its racist past. The individuals shown in these videos, however, remind us that we still have a long way to go.

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