I wonder if the media will ever do a cover story of the effects on our society that is produced by the right wing media. The hate is palpable with these people. But it doesn't stop in Bethlehem, PA.
As Glenn brilliantly documents, it is happening at many Republican events.
Just look at the videotapes of the angry, hateful hordes attending these rallies — screaming that Obama is a socialist; that he’s both a Muslim and a terrorist as proven by his “bloodline” and his name; that his supporters are “commie faggots”; that he’s guilty of treason; underscored by increasing racial invective and even punctuated in one case by a call from an audience member for someone to be killed. These aren’t just isolated individuals; these sentiments are common at these rallies and becoming increasingly virulent and enraged — at the rallies and otherwise:
A billboard in West Plains, Mo., showing a caricature of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wearing a turban has caused quite a stir in town.
The sign, located south of West Plains on U.S. 63 across from the Dairy Queen, says: “Barack ‘Hussein’ Obama equals more abortions, same sex marriages, taxes, gun regulations.”
And worst of all, all of this rage and this innuendo is taking place in the most volatile climate of all — one of severe economic distress and anxiety — and these mobs are increasingly becoming convinced, because the Right and the McCain/Palin campaign is leading them to believe it, that this economic crisis is the fault of the black candidate — Obama — for making banks give mortgages to racial minorities.
And McCain's hands are soiled as well after his appearance with Sean Hannity where he joins in the Ayers mob. Since this reflects so badly for Republicans, look for plants at Obama events very soon because you never hear this kind of low brow commentary coming from them. And if a few people acted in kind to McCain, you know it would be looped 24/7 on cable.