October 14, 2008

Will John McCain Stop Fear-Mongering Tactics?


Do you remember when you were engaged in a verbal debate with a schoolmate back in the day? If your buddy was losing the verbal joust it didn't take long for him to say, 'Yo Mama'!

John McCain and Sarah Palin lost three straight debates. They have lost in the battle of ideas against Barack Obama. So, instead of continuing a losing dialogue about the issues, McCain-Palin campaign launched a strategy relying on fear-mongering, racial divisions, and hate.

White folks rarely yell, 'Yo Mama' ... instead we see McCain/Palin supporters saying "kill him!" "terrorist!" "traitor," and more, at rallies, with the McCain campaign playing dumb in response.

Check out this video to see what I'm talking about:





Villagers, I've signed onto ColorofChange's open-letter calling out McCain and Palin.

McCain and Palin are going down a dangerous path. All of it plays on the much more sinister rumors in anonymous smear emails which claim Obama is Muslim, anti-American, and is somehow connected with terrorists. This strategy is powerful because Obama is Black, and it's designed to make Obama's race a disadvantage without appearing overtly racist.

Villagers, we've seen how Barack Obama's historic candidacy has moved our friends and family to have a more honest conversation about race in this country. It's inspired a lot of people to step out of their comfort zone and confront racism in their own communities, with their friends, neighbors and families.

In the final days of this campaign, we can't let a desperate John McCain and Sarah Palin drag us down. All villagers need to stand united against race-baiting and fear-mongering coming from the McCain-Palin campaign.

What say u? Will you sign the petition?

10 comments:

clnmike said...

It's out of his hands now, he has opened Pandora's Box. he couldnt do anything about it if he wanted to.

Villager said...

Mike - I think that McCain can keep the lid on the box. He simply needs to return to being a honorable warrior ... not the party hack that he has been in the past few weeks...

Hawa Bond said...

I hear that Palin changed the campaign tune after getting "boo'd" during her Philadelphia visit.

As far as I'm concerned, it's too late to change their campaign legacy of dirty tactics. They showed their hand... and it was crap. Better now to just fold...

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Villager said...

Hawa - McCain's campaign is starting to sound alot like Clinton's campaign did at the end of the primary. They are yelling ACORN over and over. Today, I heard a McCain surrogate talk about '...how important it is that every voter gets counted...'. I had a flashback to Hillary and her crew...

Esquire said...

Its a shame such a petition is even necessary. But at least people are being proactive about stomping this out.

I think Mike may be correct, but I'm not sold they really want to stop it.

SjP said...

I signed the petition earlier today. McCain can play this very dangerous game if he wants to tomorrow night, but I guarantee that if he does, THAT ONE is going to say a heck of a lot more than Yo Mamma!

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

That was an excellent video choice and post. Will McCain-Palin stop? Doubt it. Like Hitler, appealing to hate is all they've got.

Villager said...

Esquire, Sojourner & KIT - All we can do is what we do. Let's each keep doing everything possible to ensure the election of Obama-Biden...

Iya said...

Villager,

What did you think about the debate tonight? I think McCain
truly blew it. He continued to associate Palin with being an expert on autism. Does he not know her child is not autistic? He has Downs sydrome. That's his running mate. This error is scary!!! Can he be trusted to
remember the time of day?

Villager said...

Iya - I think that Obama won this debate. McCain doesn't have the temperment or skillset to be president. You make a good point about McCain's memory. It appears that Obama is riding wave to victory. I'm going to try to vote tomorrow...