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Posted on October 22nd, 2008 by jessehaff - Comments -

At a rally yesterday, McCain made his biggest gaffe of the entire campaign. Words cannot do it justice, just take a look:

Posted on October 21st, 2008 by ZP Heller - Comments -

John McCain hasn’t released his medical records, so netroots rock band Max and the Marginalized goes inside McCain’s body a la “Innerspace” to see what’s going on.

For more, check out McCain’s Health Records Must Be Released.

Posted on October 20th, 2008 by thejedreport - Comments -

Today, John McCain defended his selection of Sarah Palin as “a cold political calculation” that has “energized our base.” He says she is a “a direct counterpoint to the liberal feminist agenda for America.”

So what’s the “liberal feminist agenda” McCain is fighting against? The one that cares about “health of the mother?”

The man is just a total pyscho. No air quotes needed.

Posted on October 19th, 2008 by thejedreport - Comments -

There is no level of desperation to which the flailing McCain campaign will not stoop. It is now their official position that the suburbs of our nation’s capitol, home to millions of Americans, are not “real” because they aren’t “Southern in nature.”

Here’s McCain spokesman Nancy Pfotenhauer making the campaign’s views clear on MSNBC earlier this morning.

Posted on October 17th, 2008 by ZP Heller - Comments -

By far the most successful video in the REAL McCain series, “John McCain’s YouTube Problem Just Became a Nightmare” just passed the 7 million view mark!  An astonishing number, considering we only launched this video back in May.  It is currently #14 on YouTube’s all-time most matched list of News and Politics videos; by comparison, Will.I.Am’s “Yes We Can” is #6, Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech is #30, and way way down at #82 is Newt Gingrich’s “Drill Here, Drill Now” lecture.  (The McCain campaign’s own videos don’t even crack the top 100, though Sarah Palin’s gaffe-ridden CBS interview is down at the bottom of the list.)

Like all of our videos, “McCain’s YouTube Problem” is only as popular as you’ve made it.  When the corporate press was giving McCain a free ride earlier this year, you understood the urgent need for the public to have an accurate portrayal of McCain.  That’s why you took this video and ran with it, forwarding it to friends and coworkers, posting it on blogs and networking sites.  You’re the ones who made it a viral sensation.

Posted on October 15th, 2008 by youngturks - Comments -

HuffPo’s Murray Waas has much more on this story.

Posted on October 14th, 2008 by robertgreenwald - Comments -

We’d like to talk about the pressing issues facing our country: the woeful economy, rising unemployment, the housing crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  But we can’t talk about them because John McCain and Sarah Palin have distracted us with the politics of hate and fear.

Instead of discussing the real issues plaguing Americans, McCain and Palin have turned to fear-mongering and race-baiting, stoking the prejudices of their supporters.  The situation has become so critical that we’ve teamed up with Color of Change to put an end to these dangerous mob scenes.

Things have gotten so out of control that some conservatives have come forward to denounce McCain and Palin’s hate-mongering.  In an Op-Ed for The Baltimore Sun, Frank Schaeffer writes: “John McCain: If your campaign does not stop equating Sen. Barack Obama with terrorism, questioning his patriotism and portraying Mr. Obama as “not one of us,” I accuse you of deliberately feeding the most unhinged elements of our society the red meat of hate, and therefore of potentially instigating violence.”

Here’s how you can take action:

  1. Sign the open letter calling on McCain and Palin to reject the politics of hate.
  2. Sign up for a free video subscription and get the latest on the real McCain.
  3. Send this video to yours friends, and post it on your blogs and networking sites like Digg, where it will effectively reach those outside the choir.

Don’t let McCain and Palin undo the decades spent fighting for civil rights and equality in our country.

Posted on October 11th, 2008 by NCDem Amy - Comments -

Ari Melber of “The Nation” discusses the problem with McCain inciting hate speech and angry outbursts at his rallies, calling the McCain camp, the “Hate Talk Express.”

Posted on October 11th, 2008 by NCDem Amy - Comments -

Rachel Maddow reports on the “venomous hate” being incited at McCain-Palin rallies.

Posted on October 10th, 2008 by ZP Heller - Comments -

It’s getting to the point where the only songs the McCain campaign will be able to use at rallies are the ones written specifically for them, like John Rich’s pseudo-country trifle “Raisin’ McCain.”  A couple of days ago, the Foo Fighters issued a statement telling McCain to stop using their song, “My Hero.”

The band said in a statement:

“The saddest thing about this is that `My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential.  To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song.”

The Foo Fighters join a slew of artists who have complained of McCain’s copyright infringement.  Others who have told McCain to quit usurping their music for political gains include Van Halen, John Mellencamp, Heart (sorry Sarah “Barracuda”), Frankie Valli, the owners of the theme song from “Rocky,” and Jackson Browne, who even filed a suit against the campaign.

Clearly, fewer and fewer artists want to be associated in any way with McCain.  But what’s particularly ironic in the case of the Foo Fighters is that McCain couldn’t be further from the ordinary hero mentioned in the song.  He continues to put himself before the country, which we saw most recently with his closing remarks at the second debate (as compared to Barack Obama’s) and his theatrics with the economic crisis.  He’s desperate to prove himself as the common man who rises to the occasion, but the reality is that he has NEVER been the common man and he has RARELY IF EVER risen to the occasion.

If you want to know what I mean, read Tim Dickinson’s scathing Rolling Stone piece on McCain, “Make-Believe Maverick.” Use that evidence, race it around.  There goes my hero, he’s ordinary.

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