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Friday, October 10, 2008

McCain Supporters of the Day

posted by on October 10 at 10:45 AM

(Thanks, Sara!)

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I'm loving these McCain supporters of the day videos. Keep 'em coming.

Posted by AK | October 10, 2008 10:59 AM

This one was better that the one yesterday, I think. There wasn't as much interaction with person filming, he just let the McCain supporters speak for themselves. And wow, speak for themselves they did.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 10, 2008 11:04 AM

Ignorance is so much fun to watch

Posted by Gordon | October 10, 2008 11:07 AM

Commie faggots. Wow. These people are crazy.

Posted by Brad | October 10, 2008 11:08 AM

Sidewalk to nowhere, indeed.

Posted by Anon | October 10, 2008 11:10 AM

Someone should tell them it's not 1950.

Posted by AMB | October 10, 2008 11:10 AM

I like the 'Get a job!' comments from people who obviously weren't working so they could see the rally.

Posted by Jason | October 10, 2008 11:12 AM

Anyone else a little frightened by all of the calls to "kill him"?
Holy crap. I really hope the Secret Service is up for what the next 4 (hopefully eight!) years are likely to bring.

Posted by scharrera | October 10, 2008 11:13 AM

These videos are a form of news media. They create a people's news channel. Just letting people talk to the camera, asking simple questions and letting people talk.

These videos should be on the mainstream news, while they waste all our time trying to analyze the electorate.

But they aren't because they are so straightforward.

More regular people need to videotape regular people's viewpoints to then show other regular people.

This is a great phenomenon by liberals for this election cycle.

Posted by AK | October 10, 2008 11:15 AM

Love the Acorn protester! He has no idea what he's protesting :)

I agree with Julie @2, this one gave a little more rope to the McCain supporters who proved the adage: "better to be silent and thought an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Posted by Al | October 10, 2008 11:16 AM

Honestly, this shit scares the crap out of me.

Posted by Tanuki | October 10, 2008 11:23 AM

Ok, so what to do with the lack of sophistication in the arguments? I have family members who are equally as pro-McCain. The call him a socialist. what do they think is happening to the banking industry?.........the Medical industry since 1980s..........Fannie and Freddie?

I can't wait until this kind of behavior can be officially diagnosed and treated as the imbalance that it is.



Posted by Erstegeiger | October 10, 2008 11:24 AM

Newsflash: there are a lot of ignorant people in the world. Just as many support team blue as support team red. Both sides see themselves as enlightened academics and see the other side as boorish, unsophisticated brutes. This will never change, and is not interesting news fodder.

Posted by john cocktosin | October 10, 2008 11:34 AM

@4,6,12: you guys never watch Fox News or listen to AM talk radio?

Posted by Just Sayin | October 10, 2008 11:35 AM

The comments about rape kits made me cry. How are there people who laugh at things like that?

Posted by Precipice | October 10, 2008 11:35 AM

@12. I don't know. Anybody who yells "commie faggot" and "baby killer" with that much venom isn't likely to have their mind changed. The best tactic for someone who is persuadable is to talk about exactly what you just said about socialism -- what happened in the banking industry, the two candidate's health care plans and tax plans...

I am thinking of sending this video on to a couple of McCain supporters I know who might be a little ashamed of the company they're keeping. I wouldn't have sent yesterday's video since it was way too "liberal confronting McCain supporters" as opposed to just letting them hang themselves...

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 10, 2008 11:35 AM

So very sad.

Posted by monkey | October 10, 2008 11:36 AM

On a positive note, these are the ones who are LOSING.

Posted by Lenny | October 10, 2008 11:38 AM

I know lots of McCain supporters and they are not generally this rabid, stupid or hateful. They are just socially and fiscally conservative and are really fearful of the "liberal agenda". The outspoken people in these videos are definitely the fringe. The camera doesn't linger on those just standing in line, not engaging the protesters, because they are not as interesting.

Posted by Christy O | October 10, 2008 11:44 AM

lmao, commie faggots.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 10, 2008 11:48 AM

european socialist?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 10, 2008 11:48 AM

@13 Excellent handle!

Posted by Dr. Rosenrosen | October 10, 2008 11:49 AM

It makes my skin crawl. What a bunch of racist and hateful morons.

But may I ask why this video had to end to a chant to unions and unionism? It's not exactly helping to fight the socialism/communism accusation against liberals, fake as that accusation is.

Posted by Sceptica | October 10, 2008 11:51 AM

The culture wars have returned and they're REALLY ugly.

Posted by apttitle | October 10, 2008 11:52 AM

some people should just admit when theyve lost.

these are the rantings of those who know deep down that all is lost.

Posted by SeMe | October 10, 2008 11:58 AM

More compelling evidence that the West Coast (WA, OR, CA) NEEDS to secede! There may be morons like that out here in our rural areas but we hold the majority! We can take care of ourselves while also not validating views like these in our own political system! Jefferson envisioned it too. Spread the word!

Alaska is not invited.

Posted by Pacific Republic Citizen | October 10, 2008 12:04 PM

this is what fear looks like. they know they're going to lose to a muslim/terrorist, and they are angry.

its amazing how quickly they've rushed to label an old white guy (ayres) a terrorist on par with al queda.

i hope that after 8 years of obama's frankly boring manner & conservative democratic policies, some portion of these folks WTFU. certainly a lot of them will pass on by 2016.

Posted by max solomon | October 10, 2008 1:11 PM

That is a lots of fat white people, sure it's not the sidewalk to Sizzler? Maybe they should move back to Europe, if they don't like it they can leave, and learn a thing or two. Most of our infrasturcture is socialism, the state builds the roads, not the free market.

Posted by kill a commie for mommie | October 10, 2008 1:12 PM

13: Yes, keep perpetuating the myth that both sides are equal. This isn't fucking Southpark, it's reality. You'd be hard-pressed to find liberals or progressives who are anywhere near as stupid as these people. Stop pretending that the blue states are exactly the same. We ARE smarter. And we ARE more tolerant. And tolerance doesn't mean tolerating bigotry.

Posted by Jay | October 10, 2008 1:17 PM

Two words: Lynch mob

Obama a "socialist"? After Comrade Bush and Commissar Paulson have nationalized most of the financial sector in less than two weeks? Perhaps they'll make a kung fu video now, like Putin.

Posted by Toe Tag | October 10, 2008 1:30 PM

@26- Can midwesterners apply for refugee status? We'll bring corn and dairy products.

Heck, why don't they just divide up the country? our new country vs. Fuckfaceland. We can have salons and wear monocles and enjoy great medical developments, and they can wallow around in their own Jesus-themed filth.

Posted by Ariel | October 10, 2008 1:40 PM

ugh, i was glad for the upbeat ending. five minutes of that can really do some mental damage. i'm surprised that people are still caught up on the whole communism thing. isn't that over yet? especially the guy screaming 'european socialist'. what is this, 1890? is he gonna go rant about the green dragon next?

Posted by douglas | October 10, 2008 1:44 PM

@ 26: Erm, that's my hometown (hangs head in shame). That would be why I got the hell out and moved here. I have been engaging in Facebook flame battles with former high school classmates who are repeating this same birdshit-- "But what about ACORN? Huh? Huh?" That said, PA is solid blue for Obama and my dad has been working his ass off to make sure those loons don't make any inroads.

BTW, Bethlehem? Home of Bethlehem Steel, inspiration for Billy Joel's song, "Allentown", site of more job flight than just about anywhere else. This is doubly sad. Reminds me of the 1920s when the KKK preyed on poor whites, setting them up against blacks in a false fight while guess who took power and oh! drove the economy into a ditch.

Posted by Suze | October 10, 2008 1:56 PM

this is not a presidential election rally-
this is fear in raw form. these people do not have specific issues. they are working with a 15-25 second sound bite from the Rove/McCain spin. Obama is blank, Obama is going to take my gun, Obama knows so and so.
It's a rally AGAINST Obama to incite hatred and more fear over the unknowns in our country. McCain/Palin don't have to have the answers. this fucking election cannot come soon enough

Posted by 4f...sake | October 10, 2008 2:17 PM

To me, this just reinforces my only question...

Wood or aluminum?

Posted by palamedes | October 10, 2008 2:24 PM

Their language is more colorful than their crowd's racial make-up.

Posted by doctiloquus | October 10, 2008 2:28 PM

Barack Obama and his family must truly love this country to want to lead and actually try and help morons like these people. If people are saying 'kill him' in situations like this I bet there's a few nut cases out there thinking about it all day and night. Very chilling.

Posted by Gregus | October 10, 2008 3:20 PM

Shouldn't some of them get arrested for making "Kill him" threats? I mean, if anyone did that against the Prez. then the Secret Service would be all over their collective asses. Right?

Posted by Simon | October 10, 2008 4:02 PM

I made my comment on videos like this yesterday. Cut/paste ... just like the videos.

Posted by Seajay | October 10, 2008 4:06 PM

@33: I thought the inspiration for Billy Joel's Allentown was, uh, Allentown.

Posted by rjh | October 10, 2008 4:26 PM

I think it would do Americans good if they settled political disputes the way Kenyans did it recently, with machetes and spears. The Republicans sure like violence and hate don't they? WOW.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 10, 2008 5:03 PM

I also wonder what the Secret Service is doing about these hate rallies. My biggest fear is that Obama will win the election and one of these hate-crazed bigots will shoot him before he gets sworn in.

Posted by Schweighsr | October 10, 2008 5:04 PM

Holy shit.
Commie faggots?
Go back to Russia?
You guys are gonna have a civil war.

Posted by bazz | October 11, 2008 1:21 AM

I guess these guys forgot to wear their WWJD bracelets.

Fortunately for us, Pennsylvania has Pittsburgh and Philly to keep the state blue. It makes me happy to know that the votes of the rednecks in this video aren't going to matter.

Posted by T-bone | October 12, 2008 1:05 PM

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