October 27, 2008

McCarthyism/McCain-Palinism

From the Huffington Post:
McCarthyism Redux: The McCain Campaign's Calumny Express -- by Menachem Rosensaft

The more popular epithets emanating from present-day Republican apparatchiks and the other flacks associated with the 2008 McCain campaign are "terrorist," "Muslim," and "anti-American," but their intent is the same as the red scare labels used so effectively by their McCarthyite role models: to depict their political adversaries generally, and Barack Obama specifically, as somehow dangerous, subversive, even evil.

Occasionally even the Republican trash machine realizes it has gone too far and they retreat a little.
We finally know the GOP's line in the sand. Comparing Obama to Osama bin Laden is ok, but summoning up Hitler is beyond the pale. Thank you so much for enlightening us.
Click here for the complete text.
^^^
It's been obvious for months, now. We ignore the pattern at our peril.

2 comments:

JollyRoger said...

Summoning up Hitler IS, however, quite correct when talking of Johnny or (especially) Caribou Barbie. The kinds of crowds they attract are very reminiscent of the good old Storm Troopers.

two crows said...

hi, jollyroger--
yup:
Hitler manufactured a reason to attack Poland.
Hitler thought torture was good national policy.
Hitler thought laws were those pesky things made for OTHER people to adhere to.
Hitler just said whatever would further his cause. truth? what's that?
etc. etc. etc.

What recent American president does this describe?
and, McCain was poised to give us 4 more years of the same.
xxx
and I'm beginning to feel safe enough to write about him [and Palin] in the past tense.

now, Democrats [read Biden] -- PLEASE DON'T BLOW IT!!! again.