“There’s an aggression to it, a boldness, that dares people to bring up the bald and obvious fact that the person making the charge is herself a far worse perpetrator of the thing she is decrying. There’s an intellectual violence in it.”
Digby warns of this, oncoming. But in fact it has been one of the main tenants to the Republican playbook, and the whole of John McCain’s campaign.
Jews have been stereotyped in many ways, but I don’t think being stupid is one. Which makes the latest McCain “I reveal my innner-most self” tactic of targeting Jewish voters quite puzzling.
Gee, I wonder who would be expertly perceptive to anyone trying to use bigotry as a wedge issue?
If you happen to be on the fence, now go watch a McCain speech, any McCain speech.
Compare and contrast.
I really though that the war would be the biggest issue this election. But true to the maxim, “it’s the economy stupid”. People really do vote their personal livelihoods no matter what. But what is it, the survival instinct kicking in, or a testament to the collective selfishness of Americans?
Occasionally I peruse the Right Wing Blogs, on this day I came across mas outrage over the fact that there are over 4,000 dead people registered to vote in Harris County, Texas. Funny thing about dead people, for some reason they forget to zombie on down to the local election board and un-register themselves.