Barack Obama, she told 8,000 fans at a rally here Monday afternoon, "launched his political career in the living room of a domestic terrorist!" This followed her earlier accusation that the Democrat pals around with terrorists. "This is not a man who sees America the way you and I see America," she told the Clearwater crowd. "I'm afraid this is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to work with a former domestic terrorist who had targeted his own country." The crowd replied with boos.No, he doesn't see it the way you do. He doesn't hate smarts. He doesn't hate education. He doesn't sneer at accomplishment, effort, or heart. And if he sees America as imperfect, perhaps we can all avoid the Emperor's-New-Public-Policy way of doing things that has been running us collectively into the ground for the last 8 years.
It seems, then, that John McCain's descent is complete. It began when he swallowed his hatred for George W. Bush and stuck up for him, appeased him, agreed with him. I still believe, given the opportunity, McCain would serious f his s up in a dark alley. But it's too late now. He's made his bed and wrapped himself in a cozy Palin-duvet of neoconservative rhetoric and bile.
It's a shame. Truly.