This isn’t really news, but it’s definitely been showcased this week. Thompson, Giuliani, Lieberman, Palin, to name a few, have really cranked up the fear mongering and hypocritical BS. I guess that’s what they resort to when they think they will lose.
McCain seems to be campaigning as if he were the same person as in 2000, who was somewhat respectable, but has since succumbed to senility and special interest groups from the far right.
Then you’ve got Palin. I won’t bother talking about all the ways she is screwed up, as others are doing a good job of that. But, the scariest part is that she gives speeches claiming “… don’t ever forget, our military is in Iraq on a task from God, and there is a plan!” I’m sorry, but any person who claims a democratic nation, especially one with supposed separation of church and state, has sent their military to perform a Gods work should be immediately banned from politics forever. Just imagine if she’s in office and a respected religious figure convinces her that God wants the US to invade Mexico to stop illegal immigration. Good enough evidence for her, lock and load!
Lastly, I just can’t resist, Palin claims the media should shut up about her daughter so she’s not being exploited for political reasons. Ok, that would make sense. Except that in the next sentence she proudly exploits her son for political reasons by repeatedly mentioning he’s in the military and will be sent to Iraq. So, until she stops the media should feel free.
Unfortunately, US politics is screwed up enough that the presence of all those nitwits does not guarentee a loss at the polls. I respect, and even agree with, a lot of true conservative ideals. It’s just sad that people have been fooled to think the Republicans stand for them.