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These are the people that McCain is categorically proud of

Last night at the final debate, Obama objected to people saying that he pals around with terrorists. McCain must have misunderstood, because it is Sarah Palin who has said that numerous times, but McCain’s response is interesting nonetheless:

Let me just say categorically I’m proud of the people that come to our rallies.

I’m not going to stand for people saying that the people that come to my rallies are anything but the most dedicated, patriotic men and women that are in this nation and they’re great citizens.

Then he tried to deflect:

… there’s a lot of things that have been yelled at your rallies, Sen. Obama, that I’m not happy about either.

I have trouble believing that you would be able to find people at Obama rallies saying things like the following recorded at a Palin rally in Ohio:

UPDATE: A local GOP group in Southern California printed the following image in their newsletter, with this caption:

Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on????? Food Stamps, what else!

The person who put it in the newsletter (the group’s president) has apologized, and denied that she was being racist. But Obama’s face on a food stamp, surrounded by images of fried chicken, ribs, and watermelon? Really? Oh, and I won’t be able to give credit for the image, as she got it from a chain email.


© Chris Britt



  1. Richard wrote:

    Wow, that’s a powerful video. Thanks. Scary stuff.

    Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:44 am | Permalink
  2. Bill M. wrote:

    Interesting that we have to turn to Al Jazeera to get the truth…. US media seems to be too embarrassed to report what we all know is true. They did a similar report during the primary, and it is all very scary.

    Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm | Permalink
  3. Kevin wrote:

    Things like the woman saying if Obama wins the black people would take over and also the bit about him “treating white people like trash” are symptoms of racism. Those saying those things would probably deny it, violently even, but deep down they’re _scared_ of blacks so deeply that they have to invent absolutely absurd excuses to justify to themselves how they’re acting.

    I’m hopeful that Obama will win and then (obviously) none of those ludicrous things will happen and it’ll help defeat racism for good. I’m certainly not counting on it, but I do think it could help.

    Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  4. Elaine wrote:

    Wow . . . makes me ashamed to be an American. Elaine.

    Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Permalink