Friday, October 10, 2008

Take it from a Republican

You can think whatever you want about my politics and what my motivations might be for my last couple of posts. But it's kind of hard to question a Republican former supporter of the Arizona Senator.

John McCain, you are no fool, and you understand the depths of hatred that surround the issue of race in this country. You also know that, post-9/11, to call someone a friend of a terrorist is a very serious matter. You also know we are a bitterly divided country on many other issues. You know that, sadly, in America, violence is always just a moment away. You know that there are plenty of crazy people out there.

Full Article from Frank Schaeffer of the Baltimore Sun-Times.

8 comments:

Lynet said...

Frank Schaeffer is the guy Ebonmuse talks about here, right? In other words, he still identifies with many elements on the right, but he has genuine concerns about the ethics of some of those he'd like to agree with.

the chaplain said...

Schaeffer's article is good. He got it right when he said that McCain and Palin are "playing with fire." McCain spent time backtracking yesterday. I just hope it's not too little, too late. Unfortunately, it shouldn't have taken him nearly so long to call for "respect." I hope he's re-discovering the moral fiber he seems to have left behind on the fields of the Republican primary, and not merely responding out of political necessity to critics like Schaeffer. In other words, I hope he was speaking sincerely yesterday and not merely as a politician making a strategic move.

John Evo said...

@ Lynet - yep. Same Frank Schaeffer.

@ Chappy - you know what ELSE the McCain campaign did just yesterday? They said there wasn't a "problem" at there rallies and that the problem was Barack Obama attacking the good Americans who attended....

PhillyChief said...

A little late to try and rescue the McCain "brand". He lost that what, at least 6 years ago?

Well I think those mobs he's worked up should eat him alive, and they just might. They won't vote for Obama, but they may not vote for him out of disgust for now trying to defend Obama. Once you get the mob hungry for blood, somehow they have to get blood.

the chaplain said...

They said there wasn't a "problem" at there rallies and that the problem was Barack Obama attacking the good Americans who attended....

*sigh* I guess that means that the words were strategic rather than sincere. McCain and Palin are both despicable asshats who deserve each other. I wonder how Cindy and Todd get along?

Grumpy Lion said...

chappie -

Not strategic. Tactical. As in "I'll say or do anything anytime anywhere to save my campaign, even if it means lying today about what I lied about yesterday."

the chaplain said...

Right. Tactical. It's a good thing I'm not debating McCain. He would surely point out that his opponent doesn't know the difference between tactics and strategy. Didn't he try that already with another opponent, one who is certainly better informed than I am?

DB said...

After the last week, McCain deserves to lose. Obama isn't beating him, McCain is beating himself. I love a good old crash and burn, hopefully it continues.