Tuesday, October 7, 2008

McCain invokes fear tactics to reverse plunging polls

If there is one thing the Republicans have excelled at in the last eight years, it's invoking fear to get Americans to bend to their will. Iraq was one step away from obliterating humanity (despite having no weapons of mass destruction); if we didn't fight the terrorists where they live we would have to fight them at home; if we don't bailout Wall Street today we'll be in a massive Depression by tomorrow.

Sound familiar? Now John McCain, an increasingly desperate and tragic figure, is digging as deep into the well of dirty politics as his small frame will allow him to reach.

The message coming from McCain-Palin this week is to run for your lives if Barack Obama is elected! He consorts with domestic terrorists...he is a terrorist himself because his middle name is "Hussein"...he doesn't see America like you and me...his former pastor will turn the country over to violent Black Power radicals.

McCain-Palin's blind ambition to win at any cost means they will hold no mud-filled punches from now until Nov 4. McCain has completely sold his soul in the process. A victim of Bush's scoorched earth campaign style in 2000, McCain said then:

"Sooner or later people are going to figure out that if all you run is negative attack ads you don't have much of a vision for the future, or you're not ready to articulate it."

Bingo Johnny! You have no ideas and Palin can't even articulate what newspapers she reads so you two are in big trouble. McCain isn't above contradicting himself at every turn to cast a fearful glare over Obama. In April, McCain responded to the initial Rev. Wright media lynching by saying, "there's no place for that kind of campaigning, and the American people don't want it."

The public still doesn't want it but McCain sure does because he has nothing else to talk about. Invoking fear is McCain's Alamo-like strategy for winning on Nov 4 - a last desperate stand to win the ultimate prize. Let's make sure he doesn't win it.


No comments: