4 comments October 5th, 2008at 10:37am Posted by Eli
Holy crap. Bobby May, McCain’s campaign chairman in Buchanan County, VA, actually makes George Allen look like Martin Luther King. He wrote a “parody” column about Obama’s platform which is composed entirely of right-wing smears and outright bigotry. (Does The Voice not have editors, or are they all racist crazies too?) Some highlights, if I can call them that:
REPARATIONS TO BLACK COMMUNITY: Opposes before Election Day and supports after Election Day.
FREEDOM OF RELIGION: Mandatory Black Liberation Theology classes taught in all churches – raise taxes to pay for this mandate. Put Rev. Jeremiah Wright in charge. Condemnation of homosexuality from the pulpit will become a Class 1 Felony.
HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE: Raise taxes. And coddle sexual perverts. Give tax breaks for NAMBLA membership fees.
DRUG CRISIS: Raise taxes to pay for free drugs for Obama’s inner-city political base.
ABORTION: Anywhere, anytime, for anyone for any reason up to 9 months and send taxpayers the bill. Encourage Partial Birth Abortion.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Keep buying foreign oil and sending billions to Muslim countries that hate us and want to destroy us. [Wait, isn't that the Republican platform?]
2ND AMENDMENT: Under Obama will only apply to gang-bangers, illegal aliens, Islamo-Fascist terrorists, and Senator Jim Webb’s aide.
THE WHITE HOUSE: Hire rapper Ludacris to “paint it black.” Taxes to be increased to buy enough paint for the job plus spray-paint for graffiti.
THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES: Raise taxes to send $845 billion, most of it to Africa so the Obama family there can skim off enough for them to free their goats and live the American Dream.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Change to the “Black National Anthem” by James Weldon Johnson. And raise taxes.
U.S. FLAG: Replace 50 stars with a star and crescent logo; red stripes changed to green to represent Obama’s tree-hugging radical environmentalism and his lack of experience. Flag lapel pins, having become a substitute for “real patriotism,” will henceforth be banned. And raise taxes.
U.S. MILITARY: Confiscate all weapons, substitute water pistols, pea shooters and bows with suction cup arrows. Replace U.S. flags on uniforms with peace symbols changing uniform color from green to pink and abolishing the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, replacing it with “A queer in every foxhole and a camouflage sex toy in every backpack” requirement. Condoms will be issues instead of bullets and brotherly love will be encouraged. Barney Frank will be the new Secretary of Defense (renamed Secretary of Peace and Love) and Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, Lindsay Lohan, and Rick Boucher will all be made 5-star generals. And raise taxes.
So, to sum up, if we elect Obama he’ll raise taxes and turn the country over to the blacks and the gays. Only I’m pretty sure “blacks” and “gays” aren’t actually Mr. May’s preferred choice of words.
This is just incredibly vile and dripping with hate, beyond even Coulter/Limbaugh/Savage territory. And this isn’t just some talk-radio nut who gets paid to stir shit up, this is McCain’s county campaign chairman. If Courageous Man Of Super-Integrity John McCain and his fellow Republicans want to maintain the pretense that the GOP is not a party of racists and homophobes, they need to fire and denounce this creep immediately.
Oh, and as Not Larry Sabato points out, the Virginia media might want to think about covering this story rather than leaving it to the LA Times, which buried it at the ass end of a story about Obama and race in VA.
UPDATE: Looks like Bobby May is history.
“I offer a sincere apology to anyone that I may have offended with anything that I’ve written when expressing my personal opinions. Effective immediately, I have resigned my position as McCain Campaign Buchanan County Chair.” — Bobby Lee May
“Bobby Lee May’s comments about Barack Obama are offensive, insulting and have no place in political discourse. Mr. May’s comments in no way, shape or form reflect the views or opinions held by John McCain or his campaign. The McCain campaign wholeheartedly disavows Mr. May’s column. Mr. May is no longer a part of our campaign organization.” – Gail Gitcho, McCain mid-Atlantic spokesman