Shorter McCain: “Look What You Made Me Do!!!”

October 21st, 2008at 06:38am Posted by Eli

Hey, remember when Lieberman said that McCain told the campaign not to use Reverend Wright against Obama?  Well, that was before John Lewis hurt his feelings.

John McCain’s campaign manager says he is reconsidering using Barack Obama’s relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue during the election’s closing weeks.

In an appearance on conservative Hugh Hewitt’s radio program, Davis said that circumstances had changed since John McCain initially and unilaterally took Obama’s former pastor off the table. The Arizona Republican, Davis argued, had been jilted by the remarks of Rep. John Lewis, who compared recent GOP crowds to segregationist George Wallace’s rallies. And, as such, the campaign was going to “rethink” what was in and out of political bounds.

“Look, John McCain has told us a long time ago before this campaign ever got started, back in May, I think, that from his perspective, he was not going to have his campaign actively involved in using Jeremiah Wright as a wedge in this campaign,” he said late last week. “Now since then, I must say, when Congressman Lewis calls John McCain and Sarah Palin and his entire group of supporters, fifty million people strong around this country, that we’re all racists and we should be compared to George Wallace and the kind of horrible segregation and evil and horrible politics that was played at that time, you know, that you’ve got to rethink all these things. And so I think we’re in the process of looking at how we’re going to close this campaign. We’ve got 19 days, and we’re taking serious all these issues.”

McCain has reportedly avoided discussion of Wright because of its racial implications. Apparently, since he already stands accused of stoking crowd anger akin to the South in the 1960s, his campaign just might be willing to walk down that slippery slope and risk justifying Lewis’ proclamation.

In other words, McCain figures that if he’s already being called racist, he might as well get his money’s worth.  Lovely, and oh-so-principled.  “John Lewis hurt my feelings, so I’ll try to start a race war.”  Who wouldn’t want someone like that as their president?

(h/t Scarecrow)

Entry Filed under: Elections,McCain,Obama,Politics,Racism,Republicans,Wankers


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