Nancy Pfotenhauer, an advisor to the McCain campaign, just now spoke on MSNBC about how northern Virginia is polling strongly for Obama due to democrats having moved there from DC, but the rest of the state of Virginia, the “real Virginia” will be more responsive to McCain’s message.
This follows Sarah Palin just yesterday, in North Carolina, saying:
“We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe…we believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation.”
And Michelle Bachmann R-MN, stating that her fellow Congresspeople should be investigated as being anti-American.
When given the chance to correct their words, both Pfotenhauer and Bachmann stood by what they said.
Apparently, according to the Republican point of view, you are only a patriotic American if you are an unquestioning Republican sharing only their views. Anyone who is not Republican, is anti-American. Anyone who does not support McCain/Palin are traitors, terrorists or baby-killers. If you question any of their views or policies, it is a personal affront and not an attack against bad policy.
I don’t know about you, but I am very tired of being labeled anti-American or unpatriotic because of my views and beliefs. The First Amendment was specifically created to ensure that people could speak out against their government.
I think the Republican’s need to take a refresher course in The Constitution, that god-damned piece of paper which is the fundamental basis for this great country of ours: The United States of America.