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Raising McCain back on the stump, Boobus Americana came-a-callin’ in full force. You can

tell by the inbred cretins standing up to ask the Arizona Senator questions, invariably

suggesting that Obama might be a Muslim, an Arab, a traitor, or all of the above.

 

 

Raising McCain

Republicans Rally the Base with Racist Appeals

By Lloyd Williams

 

Who would ever have guessed that the Republicans would resort to such despicable tactics in their quest to hold onto the White House? Aware of their plunging numbers in the polls, the McCain/Palin strategy has been to go negative by painting Obama as a pal to terrorists and as “not one of us.”

The approach has worked, at least in terms of exhorting the redneck base, with recent Republican rallies being marked by cries of “kill him” coming from the rabid lynch mobs. It’s sad, if not surprising, that the GOP campaign has degenerated into a desperate appeal to the lowest common denominator, given McCain’s pick of Palin as a running mate.

While she sure looked like white trash at first blush as she burst on the national scene deeply-embedded in all sorts of Jerry Springer-level drama, I was still willing to give the Alaskan Governor the benefit of the doubt and reserve judgment until her debate against Senator Biden. But she incessantly appealed to “Joe Six-Pack” and “Hockey Moms” in lieu of addressing the issues. And then I cringed when the right-wing pundits applauded her performance, capitulating to her celebration of anti-intellectualism.

Raising McCain back on the stump, Boobus Americana came-a-callin’ in full force. You can tell by the inbred cretins standing up to ask the Arizona Senator questions, invariably suggesting that Obama might be a Muslim, an Arab, a traitor, or all of the above. To their credit, Biden and Barack have not attracted a similar element to their gatherings, sticking to the high road when it would be so easy to take potshots at the decidedly not ready for prime time opponents.

The Democrats could make mincemeat of the unstable McCain simply by recounting the timeline of his response to the economic crisis, where he temporarily suspended his campaign to throw a monkey wrench into the negotiations, delaying the bill so his pals in the senate could pad it with billions in pork. And as for Palin, just listen to any of the embarrassing gibberish coming out of her mouth during her interviews with Katie Couric or Charlie Gibson.

Is it any wonder then that the best reason the Republicans offer to vote for their candidate is the constant reminder of Obama’s middle name and the not very subtle implication that he must therefore be dangerous?

Attorney Lloyd Williams is a member of the NJ, NY, CT, PA, MA & US Supreme Court bars.

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McCain-Palin Supporters Gone Wild—A video titled The McCain-Palin Mob is the No. 3 most-discussed video on YouTube today, with more than 675,000 views since it was posted Wednesday. In the clip, Ohio rally-goers tell blogger Tim Russo (who’s behind the camera) they have reason to believe Obama is a terrorist. Russo’s questioning is clearly aimed at putting his subjects on the defensive, but they take it to another level, in particular one woman who keeps pushing her way back on camera. Viewership of the video is partisan as well, but on the other side of the spectrum, with more than 130,000 views coming from the Huffington Post and many more from other liberal blogs.

Another, separate video from a Pennsylvania rally has McCain supporters calling Obama a “commie faggot” among other epithets, and is the No. 25 most-discussed YouTube clip today. In a campaign where off-hand remarks by candidates regularly become leading nightly news items, citizens with video cameras wield a lot of journalistic power. And so it’s a bit hard to take Russo’s point of view, in that his disdain for his subjects is so clear (see some unprintable, for us, comments he makes about them on his blog). But at the same time, the mocking response he evokes from the woman at the McCain rally, which would have never aired at length (or at all) on TV, made its way out into the world. We live in interesting times! NYTimes.

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McCain and Palin Are Playing With Fire—I—and, I suspect, millions of Americans like me, Republicans and Democrats alike -- couldn't care less about Obama's middle name or the ridiculous six-degrees-of-separation game that is the William Ayers non-issue. The Taliban are clawing their way back in Afghanistan, the country that I hope many of my fellow Americans have come to understand better through my novels. People are losing their homes and their jobs and are watching the future slip away from them. But instead of addressing these problems, the McCain-Palin ticket is doing its best to distract Americans by provoking fear, anxiety and hatred. Country first? Hardly.—WashingtonPost.

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Labor warns McCain about crowds—"Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and the leadership of the Republican party have a fundamental moral responsibility to denounce the violent rhetoric that has pervaded recent McCain and Palin political rallies," said John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, which has endorsed Obama. "When rally attendees shout out such attacks as 'terrorist' or 'kill him' about Sen. Barack Obama, when they are cheered on by crowds incited by McCain-Palin rhetoricit is chilling that McCain and Palin do nothing to object.

"In a world where unspeakable violence is too often promulgated by extremists, it is no small or trivial matter to call someone a terrorist or to incite potentially dangerous individuals toward violence," Sweeney said in a statement. "John McCain, Sarah Palin and Republican leaders are walking a very thin line in pretending not to hear the hateful invectives spewed at their rallies. McCain should end this line of attack in the strongest possible terms. Anything less puts McCain in the same camp as the racists and extremists who are bringing their angry rhetoric to his campaign events." Boston News

posted 15 October 2008

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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michele Alexander

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today... than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.—Publishers Weekly

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Blacks in Hispanic Literature: Critical Essays

Edited by Miriam DeCosta-Willis 

Blacks in Hispanic Literature is a collection of fourteen essays by scholars and creative writers from Africa and the Americas. Called one of two significant critical works on Afro-Hispanic literature to appear in the late 1970s, it includes the pioneering studies of Carter G. Woodson and Valaurez B. Spratlin, published in the 1930s, as well as the essays of scholars whose interpretations were shaped by the Black aesthetic. The early essays, primarily of the Black-as-subject in Spanish medieval and Golden Age literature, provide an historical context for understanding 20th-century creative works by African-descended, Hispanophone writers, such as Cuban Nicolás Guillén and Ecuadorean poet, novelist, and scholar Adalberto Ortiz, whose essay analyzes the significance of Negritude in Latin America. This collaborative text set the tone for later conferences in which writers and scholars worked together to promote, disseminate, and critique the literature of Spanish-speaking people of African descent. . . . Cited by a literary critic in 2004 as "the seminal study in the field of Afro-Hispanic Literature . . . on which most scholars in the field 'cut their teeth'."

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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