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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Everything you need to know about John McCain, condensed into a single sentence

Lott is supported in his comeback bid by Arizona Sen. John McCain.


See, according to the article, the problem with Trent Lott is that once upon a time he made "remarks interpreted as endorsing segregationist policies of the 1940s."

Let's go to the video tape. The occasion, a celebration of the 100th birthday in 2002 of Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC) who ran for the presidency in 1948 on a segregationist platform:

"I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either."


Interpreted as endorsing segregationist policies? On what planet?

Lott flat out said the "problems" we've experienced in this country never would have existed had we elected an apartheid president in 1948. And that he's proud to represent a state that did vote for apartheid.

And now John McCain, Chris Mathews' heartthrob and a darling of the center for somehow being seen as above politics, endorses Lott for a leadership position, doing nothing else except honing his bona fides with the white supremacists who make up a solid, yet dwindling, faction of the Republican base.

What can you say to someone who thinks this way?

Fuck you, John McCain.

1 Comments:

  • McCain seemed interesting, until I saw his voting record.

    Plain old garden variety Republican. Won't ever get my vote.

    By Anonymous cd, at 8:38 PM  

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