From Victoria Jackson, a Saturday Night Live vet:
I don’t want a political label, but Obama bears traits that resemble the anti- Christ and I’m scared to death that uneducated people will ignorantly vote him into office.
You see, what bothers me most, besides being a Communist, and a racist . . . is that he is a LIAR. He pretends to be a Christian and he incriminates himself everytime he speaks about Christianity. To lie about being a believer in Christ is very dangerous. Lightning could strike him at any minute! But seriously, he doesn’t have a clue what the Bible says and yet he pretends to be a church-going Christian to win votes. That is sooooo evil.
ok, she’s an extreme wingnut and obviously not terribly bright. Here’s what McCain is saying:
I’m an American. And I choose to fight. Don’t give up hope. Be strong. Have courage. And fight. Fight for a new direction for our country. Fight for what’s right for America.
Fight to clean up the mess of corruption, infighting and selfishness in Washington.
Fight to get our economy out of the ditch and back in the lead.
Fight for the ideals and character of a free people.
Fight for our children’s future.
Fight for justice and opportunity for all.
Stand up to defend our country from its enemies.
Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. America is worth fighting for. Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history. Now, let’s go win this election and get this country moving again.
It’s very typical Republican rhetoric. “We have enemies and we must defeat them. Be afraid. Be very afraid.” McCain hinted that Obama is a socialist (“spread the wealth around”) but he doesn’t actually say it.
Palin isn’t so fussy:
Senator Obama says now he wants to spread the wealth, which means government taking your hard-earned money and doughing it out however the politician sees fit, and Barack Obama calls it spreading the wealth and Joe Biden calls higher taxes patriotic. Joe the Plumber said it sounded to him like socialism.
And again the standard Republican “be very afraid” rhetoric. Everybody knows a socialist is just someone whose too shy to call themselves a communist. They think they can win with this rhetoric. I really hope they keep it up. Every time they say the word “socialist” or “elitist” or “Muslim” or “terrorist” a Democratic angel gets her wings.
Fortunately it looks like they are burying themselves in their own big piles of steaming manure.
Here’s what Obama is saying:
I know these are difficult times for America. But I also know that we have faced difficult times before. The American story has never been about things coming easy – it’s been about rising to the moment when the moment was hard. It’s about seeing the highest mountaintop from the deepest of valleys. It’s about rejecting fear and division for unity of purpose. That’s how we’ve overcome war and depression. That’s how we’ve won great struggles for civil rights and women’s rights and worker’s rights. And that’s how we’ll emerge from this crisis stronger and more prosperous than we were before – as one nation; as one people.
The question comes down to which America you want to live in. I want to be what Barack Obama thinks I am and I want to live in his America.