Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Palin Appeals to Mob Instincts During Her Rallies

Trish at Pensito Review, obviously a regular reader of the Brain, picked up on my Klan reference yesterday with a lovely photo in a post that closed with this:

What next? Dousing a big cross on the stage with gasoline, tossing on a match, and claiming Obama raped her?

The way you tell the average IQ of a mob is by dividing its actual average IQ by the number of people in it. McCain/Palin is working it like a rented mule.

KKK, Nazis, McCain/Palin. Everything this country is against. Or should be. Or was.


Also at Pensito:

Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi’s depiction of Sarah Palin at the GOP Convention as “Gidget addressing the Reichstag” is becoming more apt by the minute. Earlier, Trish wrote about Palin’s incitement of verbal violence at a rally in Clearwater, Fla., when a Republican voter in the crowd shouted, “Kill him,” apparently in reference to Barack Obama.

Now the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank says the anger among the GOP rank and file in Clearwater was also directed toward reporters covering the event generally, and an African American sound man in particular:

Palin’s routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric’s questions for her “less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media.” At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”

Given the racist bent of their base, and leaving aside their constant lying about Barack Obama, his associations and his record, John McCain and Sarah Palin are playing with rhetorical fire.

As in "going down in flames"? Crash and burn? Well OK then!

Desperate and despicable. Ugly.

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