Friday, October 10, 2008

The McCain-Pal-ynch Mob

From NBC's Mark Murray:

Earlier today, Obama remarked on recent outbursts of "Traitor!" "Terrorist!" and "Kill him!" at McCain campaign events. "It's easy to rile up a crowd," Obama said. "Nothing's easier than riling up a crowd by stoking anger and division. But that's not what we need right now in the United States."

In response, McCain senior adviser Nicolle Wallace released this statement, NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports. "Barack Obama's assault on our supporters is insulting and unsurprising. These are the same people obama called 'bitter' and attacked for 'clinging to guns' and faith. He fails to understand that people are angry at corrupt practices in Washington and Wall Street and he fails to understand that America's working families are not 'clinging' to anything other than the sincere hope that Washington will be reformed from top to bottom."

"Attacking our supporters is a new low for the campaign that's run more millions of dollars of negative ads than any other in history."

So no unqualified rejection or strong denouncement of paroxysms of rage hurled from certain members of the crowd at McCain-Palin rally, calling Obama a "terrorist" or demanding his death?!?!?!? Obama comments touched on stoking crowd anger and riling up the crowd, by no means a critique of McCain supporters' political views and opinions.

The McCain campaign is free-falling from negative and shrill to sickening and dangerous.

To channel Drudge for a moment, Devolving . . .


Defective Pants said...

Great minds.

Warm Apple Pie said...

Dammit - again!!!!!!

Defective Pants said...

Scary stuff going on. McCain trying to back away from his own campaign now - but you reap what you sow: