Friday, October 10, 2008

McCain Loses Control of His Pitbulls

You thought those curs were going to protect you against all intruders but when you're an inept trainer they eventually start to attack you too. It's what happens when you don't know the difference between a protective dog and a rabid dog.

From the AP:

'If you want a fight, we will fight,' McCain said. 'But we will be respectful. I admire Sen. Obama and his accomplishments.' When people booed, he cut them off.

'I don't mean that has to reduce your ferocity,' he said. 'I just mean to say you have to be respectful.'


He had drawn boos with his comment: 'I have to tell you, he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.'

The anti-Obama taunts and jeers are noticeably louder when McCain appears with Palin, a big draw for GOP social conservatives.

John McCain is now less important than his mob. And it's his own damn fault. He got caught up in the addictive murmur of determined ignorance. He's still trying to get away with the tactic of hate but he's stumbling while trying to keep them on his side by encouraging their ferocity and calling it respectful at the same time. He's a poor deluded man who is lying to someone. I'm just not sure who.

His mob's ferocity is exactly what will take him down. Because their ferocity feeds on bigotry. He created this fear by telling them not to trust Obama. He told them that their mistrust had to be based on their lack of knowledge. The spine of his message has been If you don't have proof that he's trustworthy you assume the worst because of every instinct of insularity and every tradition of exclusion that has fertilized this soil.

Now he's trying to turn their fear into judgment. It doesn't work that way. He has created the enemy. He has asked for their bloodlust and he is now dripping blood from the fingertips that fed them.

Meanwhile Palin continues to reveal the frightening tenor of her lonely ideas: it's not negative and it's not mean-spirited.

Such ideas find company in the masses. Such arid intellects must seek each other in order to survive. When examined on their own they wither and fail in the face of reason.

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