I need to post this and then stop, no more . I'm overwhelmed with disgust for these shameless, fraudulent politicians. I feel like even conjuring up the evil elephants by name will bring toxicity to my humble little electronic diary. After today, I think it's safe to say that the GOP machine is officially set to death spiral mode. Bringing up Jeremiah Wright is an obvious act of desperation...blah blah blah. Just look at these hatefests. This is not presidential behavior, this is the behavior of hatemongerers and hooligans. This is a major embarrassment to our country:
(listen for the "terrorist" shriek in the audience)
In Fla., Palin Goes for the Rough Stuff as Audience Boos Obama
"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.
By Dana Milbank
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- "Okay, so Florida, you know that you're going to have to hang onto your hats," Sarah Palin told a rally of a few thousand here this morning, "because from now until Election Day it may get kind of rough."
You betcha. And the person dishing out the roughest stuff at the moment is Sarah Palin.
"I was reading my copy of the New York Times the other day," she said.
"Booooo!" replied the crowd.
"I knew you guys would react that way, okay," she continued. "So I was reading the New York Times and I was really interested to read about Barack's friends from Chicago."
It was time to revive the allegation, made over the weekend, that Obama "pals around" with terrorists, in this case Bill Ayers, late of the Weather Underground. Many independent observers say Palin's allegations are a stretch; Obama served on a Chicago charitable board with Ayers, now an education professor, and has condemned his past activities.
"Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," Palin said.
"Boooo!" said the crowd.
"And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued.
"Boooo!" the crowd repeated.
Palin went on to say that "Obama held one of the first meetings of his political career in Bill Ayers's living room, and they've worked together on various projects in Chicago." Here, Palin began to connect the dots. "These are the same guys who think that patriotism is paying higher taxes -- remember that's what Joe Biden had said. "And" -- she paused and sighed -- "I am just so fearful that this is not a man who sees America the way you and I see America, as the greatest force for good in the world. I'm afraid this is someone who sees America as 'imperfect enough' to work with a former domestic terrorist who had targeted his own country."
"Boooo!" said the audience.
And, last but not least, this one goes back about a year, when Hilary Clinton was the larger threat for the McCain camp:
I don't know, but I'm pretty sure this kind of hatemongering is what spurs social movements that can lead to labor camps and the gassing of Jews.