You don’t have to support John McCain or Sarah Palin to write to them. You don’t have to be a Democrat to have a problem with hateful anti-Obama rhetoric being spewed by McCain supporters. Write, call, email, blog… make your voice heard by the Republican Party and the McCain campaign. Demand that John McCain and Sarah Palin take an immediate and public stand against the toxic tone of their campaign’s destructive, deceitful language. Am I the only person who is scared shitless about where this will lead? Let me answer that for you, NO!
In the most blunt terms imaginable, Republican author Frank Schaeffer called upon McCain in an October 10th Baltimore Sun Op-Ed piece to take a stand against the ugly and false statements about Barack Obama:
If your campaign does not stop equating Sen. Barack Obama with terrorism, questioning his patriotism and portraying Mr. Obama as “not one of us,” I accuse you of deliberately feeding the most unhinged elements of our society the red meat of hate, and therefore of potentially instigating violence…
Stop! Think! Your rallies are beginning to look, sound, feel and smell like lynch mobs.
John McCain, you’re walking a perilous line. If you do not stand up for all that is good in America and declare that Senator Obama is a patriot, fit for office, and denounce your hate-filled supporters when they scream out “Terrorist” or “Kill him,” history will hold you responsible for all that follows.
John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are playing with fire, and you know it. You are unleashing the monster of American hatred and prejudice, to the peril of all of us. You are doing this in wartime. You are doing this as our economy collapses. You are doing this in a country with a history of assassinations.
So what are you going to do? You read my stupid blog, now go do something else. I don’t care who you support in this election, take a stand against this anti-Obama garbage. It sounds like it is straight out of a KKK handbook and it is seriously freaking me out.
Here are some links to help you out (uh, don’t contribute, just complain):