posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 11:07 AM
OK, I'm going to buck the trend here...
I do in fact hold McCain and Palin and the McCain campaign responsible for this.
Not in a legal sense; I'm sure they are smart enough to avoid that. But to me, after listening to this crap being spewed mostly by Palin these last
few days, it is clear that the "he's a terrorist" response is exactly the response they are after.
It's called Plausible Deniability (thank you Ronald Reagan). In other circles, it is also called Incitement To Riot, and is in fact a crime. I
believe that McCain and Palin are skirting the edge of this law, knowingly and deliberately.
And the Plausible Deniability part will allow them to be shocked, shocked if anyone takes action based on this fear mongering and distortion.
Yeah, the bonehead that shouted this is of course the one directly responsible. But to me there is no doubt at all that this is exactly the kind of
atmosphere McCain/Palin (Rove?) want.
For someone of real leadership ability, there should be plenty of real issue subjects on which to disagree with Obama. That McCain and Palin have sunk
to this lowest of the low speaks volumes for their lack of such leadership, integrity and honor.
I find it sad, in a way... McCain at one time did demonstrate such honor and integrity, at least to a degree (being human, he, like Obama or me or
anybody else, is not perfect). This recent kindergarten behavior is not acceptable and would by itself be enough to have him lose my vote if he ever