Skip to main content

By now we've all received the infamous robo-calls from the three tenors --McCain, Giuliani, and Ridge-- warning Americans that Obama is synonymous with terrorism, that Obama might be a terrorist, or will somehow lead to terrorism. Even though a majority of the public-at-large's resounding "WHO CARES!" has drowned out McCain's b-side track, the hapless "Obama Terrorism" refrain in three-part harmony persists.

"Tom Ridge, who identifies himself as "America's first Secretary of Homeland Security," [on] the call suggests Obama would "give traditional civil rights to terrorists and talk unconditionally to dictators and state sponsors of terror." (HuffPo). Give me a break- what leader in their right mind would give "traditional civil rights" to convicted criminals. Tom Ridge's script is unintelligent and written to appeal to people who believe the legal term "civil rights" is synonymous with black people. And if McCain wants to "go there," if he really wants to go there before he spams us with anymore robo calls, let's ask him what would happen if-- God forbid-- there was an "incident" and we ended up with Sarah "I don't know a bordeaux from a claret" Palin, in charge?

McCain (via his handlers) just doesn't get that continually hammering Americans about the possibility of being "jacked up" if he's not standing guard at the door is like hammering a recovering rape victim when she/he tries to go out on a date. These robo-calls are not only attacks on Obama, they're attacks on the American people. And because of McCain's refusal to focus on the issues that matter at this critical time in US history, he has caused the Republican party in its current form -- including down-ticket candidates -- to unwillingly write the final chapter of their demise.

This is the latest entry on my blog, I hope it's ok to share it here.

Originally posted to tha cupcake on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 06:10 PM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site