The McCain-Palin Mob

Lately we’ve been hearing of the tenor of the audience at the McCain-Palin rallies. For the past week, the McCain campaign has acknowledged that they cannot win by talking about the issues, so they are devoting their entire campaign on attacking Barack Obama using exaggeration, inuendo, misdirection and just plain lies.

Sarah Palin, John McCain, and now his wife Cindy McCain are now inciting a mob mentality at their rallies. They don’t actually accuse Obama of being a terrorist — they just provide enough leading commentary and let the audience come to that conclusion. By simply inferring something like that means that they can try and claim that they never actually said that.

But the inference is there.

Ohio blogger Tim Russo went to a Sarah Palin rally on Wednesday and filmed some footage of some questions he asked of the audience:

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You can just see the ignorance dripping off of these people. Russo commented this way:

“I’ve been doing blog video for a while, and presidential rallies a lot longer. And this is the most strange, ignorant, uninformed, angry, up-to-no-good, and gullible group of people I’ve ever seen at a political rally.”

It is also scary. Just as it is illegal to shout “fire” in a crowded theater, it is just as wrong to purposely incite a mob with hate in such a way that you wind up getting people in the audience to shout out “kill him!”, or “off with his head!” and “He’s a terrorist!”

Worse yet, letting the comments go — or even giving a thumbs up or a smile when McCain or Palin hear the comment.

There are already enough nut jobs in the world who pose a threat to political leaders of any stripe.  We’ve recently seen a couple of incidents where Rush Limbaugh listeners have snapped and gone out and shot Democratic leaders because they lost their jobs or something — based on something Rush Limbaugh belched out on his radio program.

Is it too far-fetched that you might get one of these idiots who thinks that after listening to John McCain or Sarah Palin — both perceived leaders of authority — infer that Obama is a criminal terrorist and an enemy of the state who plans on turning the United States into a Soviet-style country, that this nut job might go out and proactively try to kill Obama and/or his followers?

Do we hold these people responsible if the unthinkable happens?

To me, I think that McCain has just proven that he is NOT presidential material.