07 October 2008

Some Quick Thoughts On Stuff!

McCain's lack of eye contact:

I've been asked if I thought that McCain would look at Obama during the debate tonight after suffering such criticism for his arrogant disdain in their previous meeting.

I would very much be surprised if he has the gall to look him in the face.

Whatever manhood John McCain once had, whatever courage, whatever ethics, strength of character, whatever bit of humanity he may have once had (and, there is legitimate questions as to whether or not he ever really had any such traits) have gone over time, eroded by the winds of avarice, and venality and worn away by the tides of greed, self-indulgence and unbridled ambition.

If he looks it will be the side-long, veiled, calculating glance of the sneak-thief and felon, with the simpering smile of misdirection of a con-man, and the false bon homme of a poseur.

But, it will not be the look in the eyes that a man with an unblemished heart that a man true man shares with an opponent. It will be the look that "old slew foot" saves for the virtuous.

The Ayers's Smear:

"Bill Ayers and Barack Obama have been linked during their time in the city of Chicago, where they lived three blocks apart and led charges for education reform in the state of Illinois. The two met "at a luncheon meeting about school reform in a Chicago skyscraper." Obama was then named to the Chicago Annenberg Project board to oversee the distribution of grants in Chicago. Later in 1995, Ayers hosted "a coffee" for "Mr. Obama's first run for office."

The two served together on a community anti-poverty group, the Woods Fund of Chicago, between 2000 and 2002, during which time the board met twelve times. Ayers also contributed $200 to Obama's re-election fund to the Illinois State Senate in April 2001." Since 2002, there has been little linking Obama and Ayers. Obama says he has not visited Ayers during the presidential campaign. The senator said in September 2008 that he hadn't "seen him in a year-and-a-half."[42] In February 2008, Obama spokesman Bill Burton released a statement from the senator about the relationship between the two: "Senator Obama strongly condemns the violent actions of the Weathermen group, as he does all acts of violence. But he was an eight-year-old child when Ayers and the Weathermen were active, and any attempt to connect Obama with events of almost forty years ago is ridiculous."

CNN's review of project records found nothing to suggest anything inappropriate in the volunteer projects in which the two men were involved. Internal reviews by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker and The New Republic "have said that their reporting doesn't support the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship." From Wikipedia

Smears and the perpetuation of hate and violence.

Beyond that is the fact that this is a smear campaign generated by the Palin/McCain campaign to divert attention from the fact that no one is buying their "positions" and to stir hatred and mistrust.

People who perpetuate and repeat such distortions are weak and irresponsible people unable to support any positions held by their candidates other than to support hate and fear!

Hate and fear breed violence and we're hearing today of Palin rallies where her cult-like followers are shouting out thins about Obama such as "Kill Him" and "Traitor" and turning on the media covering the rally and making racial-based comments such as "Sit Down Boy"!

It take very little to trigger violence from the unhinged haters and Palin's and McCain's provocative appeals to fear and hatred add to the fury and give tacit support to violent actions. They are taking freedom of speech dangerously close the shout of "fire" in a crowded theater level. Should the inevitable occur, they should be brought before the law.

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