Saturday, October 18, 2008

How Low Can You Go?

This is just disgusting and pathetic. I guess when you're desperate, you're willing to do anything. Isn't there a point where Americans will stop tolerating a politician and his party's tactics that breeds nothing but fear and turn us against each other?

What I'm talking about is at the heart of an ambitious "robo-call" campaign from GOP nominee John McCain and the Republican National Committee, part of a $70 million get-out-the-vote operation underway in electorally important states.

"Hello. I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge's home and killed Americans. And Democrats will enact an extreme leftist agenda if they take control of Washington. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the judgment to lead our country. This call was paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee at 202-863-8500."

Let's forget the fact that there is really no facts in this message. Let's forget the fact that this is an almost perfect example of negative and fear mongering campaigning. Think about all the problems in our country and in the world. As someone running to be the most powerful person in the world, your strategy is to talk about some unbelievable link about someone your opponent was an acquaintance with decades ago? Really? Does that really seem very presidential to you or does it seem a bit high school to you?

For someone who claims they love this country, you don't seem to have a problem tearing the people apart and making them fear and distrust each other. That's not the type of president we need. We need a president that will bring the American people together, and bring the world together.

I hope you will reject this type of politics and tell the people responsible that this cannot and will not be tolerated. Tell them that we will no longer live under their fear mongering and toxic speeches.


KO said...

Did you see Michelle Bachmann's interview with Chris Matthews?

Can you say Fascism & McCarthyism?

pup said...

That was a fantastic interview. I couldn't believe the words that were coming out of her mouth.

I tell ya, if the Republican higher ups don't say something to denounce this, it will not look good.

Of course, that would also mean that the avg American would have to know what Fascism and McCarthyism means.