Palin, McCain Stir Up Storm of Ugly Racism

Palin, McCain Stir Up Storm of Ugly Racism

October 15, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times
ANDREW GREELEY agreel@aol.com

'South Pacific" is a morality play for our time. Sarah Palin is the Ensign Nellie Forbush – an All-American girl as racist, this time a racist with her eye on the White House. She can stir up crowds to shout “Kill him!” at the mention of the presidential candidate of the other party a couple of weeks before the national election.

In the restaurant, before I walked over to the theater, all the conversations were about the election – New Yorkers speak loudly in their noisy city for fear they will not be heard. The common opinion was that they didn’t know enough about Barack Obama to make a decision about him – as if there were not two books about his life. That plea implies that they don’t know enough about him to accept his strange name or his skin color. It is, of course, impossible that they could ever know enough. He isn’t one of us.

It is all part of a plan cooked up by John McCain to turn the major issue in the election from the economy to the character of the Democratic candidate. At this stage of the contest, I don’t think “kitchen-sink strategy” (as in “we’ll throw the kitchen sink at him”) will change the outcome of the election. I don’t believe the polls that suggest a possible Obama landslide. Playing the race card explicitly merely guarantees what I have thought from the beginning – racism in this country precludes the possibility of a sepia-colored man becoming president. However, the last-ditch attack on him guarantees that McCain and Palin will be blamed as the candidates who were content to hear crowds calling for the death of Obama.

Ensign Nellie Forbush (the incomparable Kelli O’Hara) finds redemption at the end of South Pacific. She turns to her true love and escapes the obligation to wait for the enchanted evening on which he might suddenly might appear across a crowded room. For Sarah Palin, such an easy escape hardly seems possible. How can she ever justify silence when she heard a cry for lynching?

McCain increasingly acts like an angry, befuddled cancer survivor and treats his rival like a field n----- who is just barely human. He does not talk to him, will not shake hands with him, will not even look at him, walks behind him when he is speaking to distract the audience. Obama’s languid, legs-crossed security on the bar stool must infuriate McCain all the more. Who does he think he is? He has no right to run for president and McCain does. Has not he served his country all his life? Has not he traveled the whole world? Has not he been involved in every major event of the last four decades? Does he not know everyone who is worth knowing? And what does his rival have to offer besides intolerable arrogance? Black skin and glib language? Is not Obama the one who is playing the race card? Therefore he must be exposed as what he is – a pushy fellow with a glib tongue who has no right to challenge a great American like John McCain.

McCain has little time left. He has been been cheated in other elections. Troubled and distracted, he has forgotten his strong words about honor. When one is faced with a shallow man who is running on the basis of his skin color, one can hardly worry about personal honor.

Muslims for McCain Reject Protesters

How friggin’ gracious, it now appears you can be of any religion and still be a McCain supporter, I guess my question is can you be of no religion and still support McCain? :stuck_out_tongue:

Regardless, stupid stuff like this can only work against McCain and it is very easy to see how & why he will lose the election, what a clown. :mrgreen:

More Wing-Nuts for McCain

Maher - Palin & Bachmann = Beavis & Butthead

Racism at John McCain Rally–Denver, CO

Well, what can I say?

Joe, that’s just not fair

Just because the republicans have the backing of the KKK doesn’t make make them racists :mrgreen::mrgreen::wink:

KKK for McCain

Regards

Gerry

McCain never started his political career in the KKK’s living room…:slight_smile:

But he did start it in a Domestic Terrorist living room! Good point John!

Did anyone see O’Reilly’s crew asking Ayers questions last night?

Ayers was wearing a Red Star. Hmmm.

He wouldn’t answer questions about his alliance with Obama and later called the police for an escort.

Wait, didn’t Ayers bomb a police station?

Oh maybe that was his wife. Oops

The fact that this remorseless scumbag is walking the streets today speaks volumes about the competence of America’s law enforcement and criminal justice system. Its an absolute disgrace that this fascist bastard isn’t 6 feet deep or being passed around by all the Bubbas in a maximum security facility.

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It sure says a lot about the real character of Crock Obama that he isn’t above associating with a shameless, anti-American murderer. But hey, he’s running against McCain, so I guess this is forgivable. :roll:

We do not need a damn Arab President! :twisted:

I was wondering what your wife looked like joey, now I understand why you don’t believe in God!

Only in America. :shock:

Kenny, it is more likely that she is your wife and your sister. :mrgreen: