The recent John McCain town hall meetings in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and elsewhere had American citizens from the right-wing stand up and not only ask questions about Barack Obama, but make the most violent and dangerous charges like he should be killed, he is a Arab, he is a Moslem, etc. Are you ashamed to be an American? Are you ashamed of some of your fellow Americans? You should be.
When will we ever learn? After a disastarous reign of Republican, right-wing presidents in the 1920s, the stock market and the rest of the U.S. economy collapsed in a heap. A liberal Democrat had to rescue America and right the ship. FDR actually saved American capitalism. So please do not attack this historical fact: a liberal Democrat in the White House saved capitalism for the United States. The corporate right-wing had selfishly ravaged everything they could from the common man in the U.S. They not only bled the average American of everything, they almost brought down the very economic system they championed. We learned that capitalism must have restraints and regulations or it will rape everything in its path. After World War II, the other capitalistic nations in Europe learned this lesson and have all established social democracies. Right-wingers try to label them socialistic. And these same right-wingers go ballistic when we in turn label corporate capitalism, fascistic. But it was a group of American capitalists who helped finance Hitler to power in Germany, and Mussolini in Italy.
When Senator John McCain pointed to Barack Obama derisively and said, "that one," what did he mean? In the recent debate, McCain's well-known temper got the best of him ...again. But this was more than a slip of the tongue, it was an insight into John McCain's deepest demons. Just what did McCain mean? What slipped out? Who would insensitively make such a reference toward another human being? How much hatred does McCain harbor for Obama? Is the hatred so deep that he would slip to making racial references? Does McCain consider himself above Obama? Does McCain know how much historical bigotry is tied up in that sort of human reference? And yes, it is fair to ask: is McCain a bigot?
As Governor Palin has explicitly announced, "the gloves are off." They certainly are. Behind in the polls, McCain and Palin now plan a below-the-belt, bigoted, lie-filled attack on Barack Obama. There are no dignity, stature, or honesty left in the ammunition of the right-wing to be fired from now until election day.
See a pattern? But it is impossible to blame it all on the conservatives and Republicans. And it is impossible to blame it all on the men and women in Congress. And it is impossible to blame it all on politicians. It is even impossible to put all the blame on corporations and greedy corporate big-wigs. Heck, it is even impossible to put all the blame on evangelicals, pentecostals, and fundamentalists [though greed and gluttony are common among their money-grubbing clergy and over-done building monstrosities]. Take a look in the mirror.