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Friday, October 10, 2008

The Planet of the Apes?

posted by on October 10 at 15:59 PM

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) Some of the anger is getting raw at Republican rallies and John McCain is mostly letting it flare. A sense of grievance spilling into rage has gripped some GOP events as McCain supporters see his presidential campaign lag against Barack Obama. They’re making it personal, against the Democrat. Shouts of “traitor,” “terrorist,” “treason,” “liar,” and even “off with his head” have rung from the crowd at McCain and Sarah Palin rallies, and gone unchallenged by them.
If the image of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t quiet work, how about one of a cursing, screaming, groaning witch that’s dissolving into a pool of its own steaming and sticky self. What remains is the hat.

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No Planet of the Apes is apt. Republicans are, after all, crap-flinging hairless red-assed baboons.

Posted by yucca flower | October 10, 2008 4:57 PM

This is sad. I lived in the La Crosse area in high school and I don't remember this kind of vitriol. Sure, there were plenty of conservative people, but nothing like this. But then again, that was back before 9/11 happened, so maybe things have changed tone quite a bit around there since I left.

Posted by pragmatic | October 10, 2008 7:50 PM

This election is shaping up uncannily like the Presidential campaign of 1828, which pitted a veteran military man famous for his quick temper, and whose voter base was heavily Southern and rural, against a polished diplomat favoured by Northerners. The veteran's supporters called the diplomat a pimp and a slick-talking liar, and the diplomat's supporters called the veteran an adulterer and a murderer, and claimed that his platform included executing everyone who had voted for his opponent. But General Jackson won anyway, though the stress of the campaign took its toll on his wife, who had been called a bigamist, and almost certainly contributed to her death prior to his inauguration.

Yep ... looks like American elections are reverting to the old style.

Posted by Seajay | October 10, 2008 9:25 PM

Charles, please!

This is not fair to the rest of the apes.

Posted by blackhook | October 11, 2008 3:18 AM

Enough of this suspense! Who is the hat?

Posted by ams | October 11, 2008 4:46 AM

BTW in "Planet of the Apes," the protagonist was played by Charlton Heston. Just sayin'.

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

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