Sarah Palin in Des Moines whippin' up fear of communism if heaven forbid Obama gets elected...you betcha'.
Partial transcript courtesy of Sam Stein over at the HuffPo but I thought a bit more of this fear fest was worth sharing than they posted there.
See, under a big government, more tax agenda, what you thought was yours would really start belonging to somebody else, to everybody else. If you thought your income, your property, your inventory, your investments were, were yours, they would really collectively belong to everybody. Obama, Barack Obama has an ideological commitment to higher taxes, and I say this based on his record... Higher taxes, more government, misusing the power to tax leads to government moving into the role of some believing that government then has to take care of us. And government kind of moving into the role as the other half of our family, making decisions for us. Now, they do this in other countries where the people are not free. Let us fight for what is right. John McCain and I, we will put our trust in you.
This is pretty rich coming from someone who had no problem "spreadin' the wealth around" from the oil companies to the citizens in Alaska. Complaints of "big government spenders" ring pretty hollow from someone who left her small town $20 million in debt.
And to make this whole thing all the more lovely, at the 2:38 mark in the video, it sounds like one of her supporters yells out "He's a n**ger".
Please.Make.It.Stop. I've had enough of the fear mongering and the race baiting.
I don't know about anyone else, but to me this whole meme they've latched onto with the "spreading the wealth around" comments, and the latest cries of socialism, or communism, or whatever "ism" of the day they want to try to slap onto Obama ... it all just reeks of racism. The dog whistle they're blowing for the folks this hits home with is this: "Obama wants to give your hard-earned tax dollars to all of the lazy Negroes who want to sit home all day and collect welfare while you white people have to go to work every day to support them."
Of course, this is not what Obama is advocating when he promotes tax breaks for the middle class. I truly hope that most of this country has grown as weary of this type of class warfare as I have.
It's pitting one group of working people against another, and against the poor. Divide and conquer. It's all they have left.