The McCain/Palin Campaign has been using slander and lies to ratchet up fear and anger from the crowds; which reflects that the Republican Party strategy is to encourage these outbursts of “hate”. This is not a precedence they want to be setting. Not only does it make the Republicans look shameful by not stopping this latest trend of comments like “off with his head”, it shows the complete disregard for how dangerous this can become.An angry mob is not a pretty site to behold. This should be about embracing the GOP policies, conservative values – not a political ploy of “guilt by association” garbage. Here is what a former McCain campaign strategist had to say about it:
John Weaver, McCain’s former top strategist, said top Republicans have a responsibility to temper this behavior.
“People need to understand, for moral reasons and the protection of our civil society, the differences with Sen. Obama are ideological, based on clear differences on policy and a lack of experience compared to Sen. McCain,” Weaver said. “And from a purely practical political vantage point, please find me a swing voter, an undecided independent, or a torn female voter that finds an angry mob mentality attractive.”
“Sen. Obama is a classic liberal with an outdated economic agenda. We should take that agenda on in a robust manner. As a party we should not and must not stand by as the small amount of haters in our society question whether he is as American as the rest of us. Shame on them and shame on us if we allow this to take hold.”
Then we have Rush Limbaugh weighing in with his callers off the wall commentary, trying to get people riled up also. Here are his comments from a recent show.
Yosemite Sam is having the law laid down to him today in Waukesha, Wis.,” quipped Limbaugh on his show Thursday, referring to the GOP nominee. “This guy, this audience member, is exactly right,” the conservative talk show host said of the first individual.
“You are running for president. You have a right to defend this country. You have a responsibility to defend this country and not just fulfill some dream you had eight years ago running for president against Bush. It’s time to start naming names and explain what’s actually going on, because, Sen. McCain, the people of this country are dead scared about what we face if you lose.”
This unrealistic fear of the “left” or “liberal” is no justification for the displays we are witnessing around the country. Barack Obama is talking about “unity” and “trust”. I see no fear mongering there, look at the crowds at his rallies, now those are happy people. They are not shouting “terrorist” or “get him”, I’m puzzled at why some people are oblivious to the major difference. I may not agree with every decision that Obama makes as President. At least I will know, that what he is trying to accomplish is what is in the best interest for the majority of American people, and that will be a refreshing change after what we have been through for the last eight years.