Any shred of respect I had left for McCain is gone. His campaign and their abject behavior, their desperation, their “let’s try it and see what happens” approach? It’s not just sad now, merely the misguided rantings and actions of a deluded, senile old man. It’s become downright dangerous. It showcases the worst in humanity. How can John McCain even look at himself in the mirror anymore? With the people in the audiences at their rallies and fundraisers calling Obama a terrorist, shouting we should kill him? He should die, or at the very least be branded a terrorist, because he dares run for president in a fucking pathetic racist selfish overprivileged country full of morons, idiots, sheep and cows? Because his name is not John or Bill or George or Harry or Richard?
You know what? I can and will hold you and your brainless running mate personally responsible for everything that was said at your rallies. You started this snowball down the hill, and anything and everything that happens from here on in is entirely on your heads. You threw the door wide open. You’re inspiring fear and terror in people. When Obama wins, there will be no shortage of people wanting to kill him, and you are condoning it. You are encouraging it. You are telling people to be afraid of him, just because he’s winning. And it’s unacceptable. I do not forgive this. Nether should you.
Seriously, how can the rest of you just stand there, let him get away with this? This is not who we are, America. I don’t care what people say about us, I don’t care what the statistics say, I don’t care what is in our past. This is not who we are now. Aren’t you tired of the government telling you that you’re scared, telling you what to be scared of? There enough real and genuine terrors to fill all of our glasses and keep us busy, we don’t need to be making up imaginary ones and endangering the life and legacy of a decent man who dares to offer hope, dignity and strength to a broken, beaten, downtrodden nation.
You don’t have to love Barack Obama. You don’t even have to vote for him. But do not let John McCain get away with this. Five months ago, he told us that Americans do not want negative campaigning; he didn’t care if it moved numbers, he wasn’t going to resort to that.* I guess he forgot to mention the asterisk: unless he’s sinking hard and fast like a stone in water. I want to throw up every time he calls himself a maverick. He’s resorting to the same old banal bag of tricks that people used before him. For eight years, Bush ruled over us with fear. He’s passed that baton on to McCain. Maverick indeed.
This is not okay. You don’t have to be okay with it. You shouldn’t be okay with it.