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What with less than a month to go till the election (!!!) and Obama holding a statistically significant lead in most polls (50 to 42 on Gallup today), it's pretty safe to say things are gonna get ugly...
Just in this morning: this charming statement from Bobby May, the McCain campaign chair in Buchanan County, Virginia and correspondence secretary for the Buchanan County Republican Party. It's hard to believe, in our little liberal intellectual bubble that is Seattle Washington, that anyone could honestly hold such ignorant and racist views, let alone share them. But share them he did, in a publication called "The Voice."
Here are some claims from Mr. May about what would happen in an Obama administration:
"FREEDOM OF RELIGION: Mandatory Black Liberation Theology classes taught in all churches - raise taxes to pay for this mandate. Put Rev. Jeremiah Wright in charge...."
"DRUG CRISIS: Raise taxes to pay for free drugs for Obama’s inner-city political base...."
"2ND AMENDMENT: Under Obama will only apply to gang-bangers, illegal aliens,
Islamo-Fascist terrorists, and Senator Jim Webb’s aide...."
"FOREIGN RELATIONS: Appoint Rev. Al Sharpton as Secretary of State, Jesse Jackson as UN Representative, and let Bill Clinton handle all other "foreign relations" ... As long as Hillary doesn't find out...!"
"THE WHITE HOUSE: Hire rapper Ludacris to "paint it black." Taxes to be increased to buy enough paint for the job plus spray-paint forgraffiti...."
"THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES: Raise taxes to send $845 billion, most of it to Africa so the Obama family there can skim off enough for them to free their goats and live the American Dream...."
"NATIONAL ANTHEM: Change to the "Black National Anthem" by James Weldon Johnson...."
"US CURRENCY: Update photos to reflect US diversity; include pictures of "great Americans" such as Oprah Winfrey, Ludacris, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Paris Hilton, and Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson (Obama's new Secretary of the Treasury - 50 Cent refused position after learning that he would lose his crazy check if he accepted the nomination)...."
"US FLAG: Replace 50 stars with a star and crescent logo; red stripes changed to green to represent Obama’s tree-hugging radical environmentalism and his lack of experience. Flag lapel pins, having become a substitute for "real patriotism," will henceforth be banned...."
It's so obvious that this is pure propaganda, spread by pure panic. I think the bit about Obama's family skimming money to free their goats is my favorite part. And by favorite I mean, Bobby May should be cut with printer paper in thousands of tiny slices all over his lily white skin and then dipped into a vat of nail polish remover mixed with Italian salad dressing from now through the election for uttering such hate-filled nonsense.
And Team McCain should be panicked: according to this article, Obama is winning the state of Virginia by a 51 to 39 margin.