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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Was Rep. John Lewis right?



Here's a copy of Rep. John Lewis comment regarding the hate speech being incited at McCain-Palin rallies.

"As one who was a victim of violence and hate during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, I am deeply disturbed by the negative tone of the McCain-Palin campaign. What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.

During another period, in the not too distant past, there was a governor of the state of Alabama named George Wallace who also became a presidential candidate. George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.

As public figures with the power to influence and persuade, Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all. They are playing a very dangerous game that disregards the value of the political process and cheapens our entire democracy. We can do better. The American people deserve better."


Keep that in mind when you watch this report from Ohio...


"I'm afraid if he wins, the blacks will take over. He's not a Christian! This is a Christian nation! What is our country gonna end up like?"

"When you got a negro running for president, you need a first stringer. He's definitely a second stringer."

"He seems like a sheep - or a wolf in sheep's clothing to be honest with you. And I believe Palin - she's filled with the Holy Spirit, and I believe she's gonna bring honesty and integrity to the White House."

"He's related to a known terrorist, for one."

"He is friends with a terrorist of this country!"

"He must support terrorists! You know, uh, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck. And that to me is Obama."

"Just the whole, Muslim thing, and everything, and everybody's still kinda - a lot of people have forgotten about 9/11, but… I dunno, it's just kinda… a little unnerving."

"Obama and his wife, I'm concerned that they could be anti-white. That he might hide that."

"I don't like the fact that he thinks us white people are trash… because we're not!"

Food for thought...

First Congressional district debate

From last week, here's footage of the 1st district debate Congressman John Larson, Republican Joe Visconti Green Party candidate Steve Fournier.

Palin as President

Remember, a vote for McCain could result in this...

"Angry" McCain debate highlights

Monday, October 13, 2008

David Schuster is my hero

Today on MSNBC, David Schuster was on a tear over the findings in the Sarah Palin Troopergate report.

Ripping the McCain and RNC talking heads to shreds, Schuster does the country a favor and by stopping the right wing misinformation...if only for a few moments.

Jim Himes does Face the State

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In advance of tomorrow's debate between Congressman Chris Shays and Jim Himes, WFSB Face the State gave an open invitation to both candidates to come on the show.

Chris Shays refused to appear after repeated requests...nuff said.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Philly love for Palin

This is ugly...