"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Monday, October 20, 2008

Let’s Just Face This Fact:  The McCain Campaign and Crowd are Racists Through and Through…See For Yourself!



Racism is alive and well, and growing, in the Republican Party.  John Lewis was right.


Maron v Seder: McCain Campaign Most Racist Ad Yet

John McCain is a Racist Sexist and Bigot

This one is a must-see.

Buchanan accuses Colin Powell of endorsing Obama because Powell is black. It was the most overtly racial speech that I have ever seen from somebody who ran for President, at least since George Wallace.

Pat Buchanan pummeled on Special Sunday HARDBALL

Racism is alive and well, and growing, in the Republican Party.  John Lewis was right.

Appeals to spurn racism shouldn’t get McCain’s goat - Oct 16, 2008


But John Lewis was right to condemn some of the hateful rhetoric that John  McCain wants to get out of this campaign without being accused of racism. ...


The name of George Wallace, who died in 1998, was invoked recently by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who likened the rhetoric of Wallace to the rhetoric of John McCain and Sarah Palin.


“George Wallace never threw a bomb,” Lewis said. “He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Ala. As public figures with the power to influence and persuade, Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all.”


A stunned McCain called on Barack Obama to “repudiate these outrageous and divisive comments.”


Obama obliged. In part. Bill Burton, spokesman for Obama, said: “Sen. Obama does not believe that John McCain or his policy criticism is in any way comparable to George Wallace. . . But John Lewis was right to condemn some of the hateful rhetoric that John McCain himself personally rebuked just last night, as well as the baseless and profoundly irresponsible charges from his own running mate that the Democratic nominee . . . ‘pals around with terrorists.’ ”


McCain wants to get out of this campaign without being accused of racism. And that was the point of Lewis’ statement. Lewis was issuing a warning to McCain: Don’t lay down the hay where the goats can get it.


Issue of Race Creeps Into Campaign
Washington Post, United States - Oct 11, 2008
Yesterday, civil rights leader John Lewis, a Democratic congressman from Georgia,


Is Sarah Palin Playing with Fire?
Spiegel Online, Germany - Oct 14, 2008
John Lewis, one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. He said the campaign of Republican candidate for president John McCain was “sowing the ...


McCain Denounces Racist Language, But Is It Too Late?
findingDulcinea, New York - Oct 13, 2008
On Saturday, John Lewis, a prominent advocate of civil rights in the 1960s, commented on the issue, saying that Republicans, “are sowing the seeds of hatred ...


John Lewis Compares John McCain to George Wallace
Associated Content, CO - Oct 12, 2008
By Mark Whittington, published Oct 12, 2008 John Lewis, a Democratic Congressman from Georgia, is a hero of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s, ...


Congressman John Lewis Condemns McCain Palin Racism
American Chronicle, CA - Oct 13, 2008
Congressman John Lewis recently spoke out about the blatant hatred, racism, and bigotry that have become orchestrated features of McCain Palin campaign ...


Racism rocks Presidential campaign
Capitol Hill Blue, VA - Oct 12, 2008
By STEPHEN COLLINSON A war of words with racial undertones marked the White House race Sunday after civil rights icon John Lewis accused Republican John ...


Is John McCain Attempting a Racial Bankshot?
The Plank on TNR.com, DC - Oct 11, 2008
But today's outburst by John Lewis, in which the Georgia congressman and civil rights hero accused McCain fomenting hate a la George Wallace, made me wonder ...


Will McCain Play the Race Card?
National Ledger, AZ - Oct 15, 2008
So far. He wants to get out of this presidential race without being accused of racism. And that was the point of John Lewis' very strong statement. ...


Joseph A. Palermo: Ann Coulter Starts Early with Racist Slurs ...


Watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann yesterday on MSNBC (the only hour of basic cable where one might hear something relevant) I learned that Ann Coulter has already begun implementing the far Right's strategy of smearing Barack Obama. Coulter's job is to inject into the Republican echo chamber racist words that would be unacceptable anywhere else. We are drearily familiar with her lies, false accusations, exaggerations, innuendo, and racist attacks while pretending to be "funny." Her bimbo routine for some reason lets her get away with it. Fox News puts her on and then people react to her outlandishness and then repeat it until it seeps into the mainstream (where the Far Right wants it).


With Coulter it is best to look NOT at what she says -- but who she is.


Coulter has given away the far Right's anti-Obama strategy:


1). "You're electing a black guy and he only cares about African Americans"; and


2). "He has a middle name that sounds like a 'terrorist' therefore he's 'soft' on terror and national defense." (John McCain will love this one because it dovetails perfectly with his strategy). It's coming into focus. The far Right wants the Obama campaign to waste a lot of time and energy answering meaningless slurs aimed at driving home these two racist lies.


Well, that might have worked in 2002 or 2003 or 2004 or 2005, but it's not going to work in 2008. We must meet every racist slur and smear thrown Obama's way head on, in real time, so his campaign can focus on more important things and before it can infect the mainstream corporate media.


NBC television anchor, Brian Williams, already injected into one of the debates an insane spam email that was circulating and threw all of the false charges in Obama's face on national television. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show was the only one in the entire TV media that called Williams on this terrible tactic pointing out that citing "something we saw on the Internet" is about as valid as citing something one reads scrawled on the bathroom wall of a gas station. Everyone knows that except apparently Brian Williams.


We will force John McCain to openly denounce on TV each one of Ann Coulter and Company's racist slurs directed at Obama over and over again. We'll reflect right back in their eyes the glare of the klieg lights and expose them as the racists they are. This time we're not going to let them get away with it.


Fox Attacks: Black America

John McCain and Racist Ads

McCain Uses "Tar Baby"

Keith Olbermann rips John McCain Sarah Palin Racist Rallies!

John McCain Refuses to shake hands with Barack Obama - 2nd Presidential Debate

Gergen Says McCain Campaign is Using Code Words for Uppity

Karl Rove Stereotypes Obama as an Uppity Black Man


The Bottom Feeder Bottom Lines


EXIT $$$$ McCain’s Friends

ABC Panel Tears Into McCain

The Bottom Line: John McCain's ads are LIES. Here's the video proof.