McCain: Flip Flops on Pandering to Racists

by: Matt Stoller

Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 16:13


McCain's MLK

James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal criticized me today for supposing that McCain's speech in Mississippi was a racist dogwhistle.  He might be right, I might be wrong.  And perhaps John McCain's vote against making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a holiday was not so much a racist pander as a pander to those who hate holidays.

Anything's possible.  Oh, and yes, above is an amusingly coincidental picture of a black guy holding an umbrella for McCain as he gives a speech apologizing for his vote against a holiday honoring MLK.  The video of McCain being heckled is worth watching.  Apparently the American public doesn't have a mancrush on John McCain.

No word yet on whether they love his maverick streak.

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"Prominent Angry Left Blogger" (0.00 / 0)
would look pretty awesome on a business card!

"Apparently the American public doesn't have a mancrush on John McCain." (0.00 / 0)
Chris Matthews tells me regular people still like him.

"Swift Voters for Truth" (4.00 / 1)
How about setting up a 527 called "Swift Voters for Truth?"  The whole purpose would be to torpedo McCain with his history of flip-flopping.  The name alone would generate good media coverage.  

As Opposed To Those Not-So-Swift Voters For... Whatever (0.00 / 0)
Hmmmm...  Just what is McCain's "whatever," I wonder?

I think he just glares.

"You know what they say -- those of us who fail history... doomed to repeat it in summer school." -- Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 6, Episode 3


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So.. (4.00 / 1)
... if Martin Luther King told us America was founded in genocide, then McCain must be unpatriotic for giving a speech praising him, right?

My guess.. (0.00 / 0)
... is that if it took McCain a presidential campaign and 25 years to apologize for voting against MLK day, he'll probably get around to apologizing for his mistaken views on Iraq in another 25 years.  That means never.

When I think  about McCain's stance on continuing wars in the Middle East, it actually infuriates me he stood in front of the site of King's assassination on this anniversary, as part of his campaign for president.    


RACE (0.00 / 0)
Race is the problem with America it is not working well. It is funny when one could travel through a black area's in any city and view burned out churches one should wonder where the Black believes in. Christianity is literally is burn down by the very people that start it up. Take family values, Black women are in a fifty percent divorce rate. Drugs are abused at an alarming and black work ethics are difficult to define. There is no leadership to encourage a white family to move in to a black area. There is no educational leadership in a majority way thought the centuries where blacks take white under their wing to create things like affirmative action. Actually if one looks at history in depth Slavery was much predominated is an original culture in black society way before Jesus.  

One thing is clear Obama is following the Clinton Leadership power curve. For what ever you want to believe is yours to believe, but from my view I do not see any anything very original or new from Obama. All this change the page in history, or we can't wait all sounds like a child on a rant. Sorry but most all first line Journalist across the spectrum have been fine tuned into contextual word artists that have a single pursuit which is to keep Hillary out of the White House.

Everything and anything the Clinton's do is discussed as divisive, racist, or her camp is filled with horrible arguments or indecisiveness. All which has the Media again leading America's bias and fixing the election especially MSNBC. Just as the 2000 election should not have happen on a decision of the Supreme Court is still obvious we are not stupid but a sick society basically the cause of a few elite and powerful drive with the help of the media. It is pretty obvious the real change in America would likely come from Hillary Clinton being in the White House rather than Obama.  

It is a concerted effort by many of the old hard line political and corporate leadership that has bought America to where it is now. This is a horrible state of affairs.  Huge mistakes have been made, here,  the cultural economic slide the Republicans have made so far including mainstream media with the paradox of defining victory under the continuing ideal to relax torture as acceptable is showing what many think out there, that American's have devalued a core culture of morality. Or American's are getting stupid.  Sometimes one could believe that it was done on purpose to see how totally obnoxious those in power could push the status envelope in moral authority to evil fascist purposes. The same goes for all that tax cutting at the time of war. Look at history and most war needed some revenue base to continue. To me it appears the Republicans with the help of those complicit Democrats have been making so many bad decisions the consequences are choking the economy on purpose. And they know it.

Obama is a nice guy but he is a puppy playing with a lot of big dogs and they play to win. The corporations are liar's cheaters, and have turned America on its head, especially mainstream Media. The education system is corrupt and loaded with bias corruption and divisiveness, not just on the teachers Union side but prolific and obnoxious on the educational administrative side, way out of control.  Why I say that? Look around you the majority of major government operations are of college education that does not work for the six pack Joe electorate.    

   


Asshole! (0.00 / 0)
It is funny when one could travel through a black area's in any city and view burned out churches one should wonder where the Black believes in.

I live in Long Beach, CA. Population est 2003: 475,460; 2000 census: 461,522. Percent black (2000 census): 14.9%.

I would like you to come here to Long Beach, and show me the burned out black churches.

Seriously.

"You know what they say -- those of us who fail history... doomed to repeat it in summer school." -- Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 6, Episode 3


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