An L.A. Times article, presented mostly without comment — because comment really isn’t necessary:
After a week of increasingly nasty rallies in which John McCain and Sarah Palin hammered Democratic rival Barack Obama over his “association” with a 1960s-era radical, the Republican candidates changed tactics Saturday during campaign swings through two presidential battleground states.
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Emotions — particularly anger — have been running high at GOP gatherings.
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On a day when an important civil rights figure condemned the tone of the McCain campaign, Palin seemed to acknowledge the nastiness.
Who is the important civil rights figure? Why, someone who compares McCain to George Wallace. Because they’re pretty much comparable figures, dontcha think?
On Saturday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a central figure in the civil rights movement, accused McCain of poisoning the political atmosphere, comparing him to former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, a proponent of racial segregation.
“He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who only desired to exercise their constitutional rights,” wrote Lewis, who is black. “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. . . . The American people deserve better.”
Get ready for four years of the race card, folks. You want to criticize The One? You’re a racist.
Get used to it.
P.S. I just read parts of this article to a friend who is an athiest and thinks McCain and Palin are a joke. “That’s the opinion page you’re reading from, right?”