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12 October 2008 at 1:51:57 PM
His supporters sending out "Obama is an Arab" letters.
His field operations people TRAINING people to tell people there is a connection between Obama and Osama.
In particular, by teaching his volunteers to see Barack Obama as similar to Osama Bin Laden--and by training his volunteers to convince voters of the same--McCain is using his presidential campaign to tie his Sen. Obama to the mass murders of September 11, 2001. In this way, McCain is effectively teaching his suporters to believe that Sen. Obama is not only connected to terrorists, but that Sen. Obama deserves the same punishment as terrorists.
In other words, by bringing to light the rhetoric being taught to his campaign volunteers, Time Magazine has provided the explaination for why attendees at McCain and Palin rallies have called for the death of Sen. McCain rather than just his defeat, which would be the norm in such events. When supporters of a Presidential candidate view the opposing candidate as merely an election threat, they call for his defeat. But when they view the opposing candidate as a national security threat--as they are being taught by teh McCain campaign--they call for that threat to be eradicated.
Racist Moron Clowns.-from Wonkette
I have to reverse myself. I was pleased to see McCain, even though he was booed by his supporters for doing it, tell them that Obama is a decent, family man. Well, he obviously is just playing a game of trying to pretend he's not behind the smears, or he would stop his own campaign from doing it.
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