Unadulterated Anger Is Being Unloaded At GOP Rallies

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 Obama is a classic liberal with an outdated economic agenda.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.

8 thoughts on “Unadulterated Anger Is Being Unloaded At GOP Rallies

  1. Both campaigns are experiencing the same problem – the lack of separation between the candidates’ words and deeds and those of their supporters and proxies.

    Obama may preach unity” and “trust,” but his supporters cause hate and distrust by misplaying the race card time and again whenever Obama is criticized. They also take great pains to denigrate religion and moral issues.

    We’ve seen the McCain supporters’ response to this.

    Both sets of supporters have strong fears of the other, and both sets of supporters have been engaged in vileness against the other.

  2. Why is it when a clear distinction is easily drawn by even the most casual observer, the only response Republicans can offer is that both sides are equally guilty?

  3. House,

    Acknowledging that they support the insupportable is impossible for them, so they must distribute the guilt — even if only in their own little dream world.

  4. Sure jonolan. It’s Obama’s supporters who are playing the race card. But really Republicans grab what ever they can to beat the Democrat over the head with it. Kennedy was Catholic and Dukakis was Greek, Kerry faked his purple heart and Gore had the NRA telling lies about him taking away all guns. But there’s no racism on the McCain side just Obama supporters playing the race card. What a joke.

  5. Oh man…who has the outdated economic agenda? Which economic agenda brought us what we have now?

    More for CEO’s, less for workers. Workers not having disposable income doesn’t just stifle the economy, it shuts it down, which is what we have seen over the last several years.

    Borrowing and spending for nothing in this country, took its toll. Not investing in anything for this country (roads, infrastructure – jobs which pay a good living wage, and invest in America) but sending everything elsewhere.

    Outdated economic agenda, indeed.

  6. I wrote to McCain yesterday telling him that if he wins I will no longer be paying income taxes. As somebody who was born in Chicago as were my parents I am tired of being insulted by these people.
    And I’m white. I’ve heard McCain sneer about “Chicago politicians” at least 10 times like we’re all scum. And then he makes a big deal about Obama trying to get equipment for the Adler Planetarium even though Illinois ranks 45 out of the states in the money they get back compared to what they pay in.

    Chicago is one of the finalists for the 2016 Olympics. I don’t think that’s because it is a shit hole. And if we don’t get the Olympics I know who is responsible. Chicago is a hub for new college graduates looking for jobs. And Arizona is where we send our old people.

  7. Shayne, that was my immediate reaction when I heard them say that. I, too, grew up in Chicago and lived a good part of my life there and I resent the hell out of being portrayed as some kind of lying sack of shit – like they are.

    It is absolutely infuriating.

  8. They pick on Chicago because it conjures up memories of both the mob and the Daley machine. They are comfortable doing it because they know they’re going to lose Illinois by about 20 points anyway, so there is nothing to lose.

    What they forget is that everyone feels sorry for Chicago because of the Cubbies.

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