Violent, Angry Racists Don’t Have On/Off Switches

Anyone who’s been paying attention lately knows John McCain and Sarah Palin have been drawing some less-than-savory folks to their campaign rallies. Indeed, violent, angry, racist retards pretty much constitute the McCain-Palin core constituency nowadays. Death threats are an all too common occurrence on the Republican ticket’s campaign trail.

To be fair, some of the egregious repugnance is a bit less noisy. Take for instance the douchebag who showed up at a Palin speech today carrying a stuffed monkey with an Obama campaign sticker wrapped around its head.

John McCain has always been an extraordinarily ambitious man, but that’s true of most politicians, and not that long ago he was an easily listened-to guy with a functioning human conscience. This year, though, he’s sold his soul to the devil for a shot at the presidency and there’s little left of the man who once commanded substantial respect among Republicans and Democrats alike.

But maybe, just maybe, McCain wasn’t able to curb-stomp all the life from his conscience. McCain conducted a town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minnesota yesterday at which he described Barack Obama as “decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.” The response? He was booed.

In response to a speaker who insisted that Obama is an untrustworthy AY-Rab, McCain said “No, ma’am. He’s a decent, family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with (him) on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign is all about.” There’s something seriously fucked up about McCain if he believes that “decent family man”/”citizen” and “Arab” are mutually exclusive, but that’s another discussion.

Here’s the video of the woman making the Arab comment and McCain’s response. Later you’ll see the same woman telling an interviewer that McCain is fulla shit: Obama is so an Arab. More troglodytic lunacy, this time from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is available here.

The point of all this rambling is that sociopaths and idiots don’t have on/off switches. You can’t purposely set out to fire up violent racist scum, succeed, and then expect them to toddle along home when you tell them to stand down. It doesn’t work that way.

McCain set this abominable chain of events in motion, and he gets the blame for all the consequences. Here’s hoping those consequences are less catastrophic than they might be.

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