Poor (and dangerous) losers
The reactionaries haven’t yet lost this election but they are already acting like poor losers. McCain rallies are becoming increasingly ugly as proto-brown shirts are increasingly calling for Obama’s blood:
Frustration at falling behind Mr Obama in opinion polls has begun to boil into anger at Republican rallies with Mr McCain and Sarah Palin.
Events this week have been marked by ugly outbursts from crowds. In Clearwater, Florida, shouts of “kill him!” could be heard amid a chorus of boos when Mrs Palin attacked the Democratic nominee over his links with 1960s radical, Bill Ayers.
Journalists were reported to have been taunted with obscenities or racial insults from members of audience when Mrs Palin blamed the “mainstream media” for what she described as her “less-than-successful” – and much-parodied – television interviews.
At a rally on Monday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr McCain asked: “Who is the real Barack Obama?” A man in crowd screamed back the reply: “Terrorist!”
Among the wrong-wing is a really nasty core of folks who want anything but democracy. These are the real ‘Bush Base.’ Case in point, I was wandering around the brownshirtosphere yesterday and blundered into a site called Stop The ACLU. What a bizarre jihad! What don’t they like – “American” or “Civil Liberties?”
I thought the reactionaries wanted to take us back to the 1890s, but these wackos want to recreate some sort of weird Puritan world where only a few like-minded individuals have rights and the rest of us be damned. Worse, they’d be happy to sacrifice many of their own rights and replace our republic with a third-world style ‘strong man’ as long as said tyrant was willing to take away more of the rights of others.
Poor losers that they are, we can’t forget that they are armed. Don’t expect these bastards to take their looming defeat with grace (as we all did when Gore conceded a stolen victory to Shrubya) – I fully expect the more excitable of their members to try to kill Obama.
And for the more gutless among them, I imagine that the venom and bile they will dish out for Obama will be 100x worse than they dished at the Clintons.
I have a hard time looking at their websites as it is – they flat out call us progressives ‘the enemy within’ in their very post categories! You want to see the face of terror, go to one of these McCain rallies – if they let you in!