Friday, October 17, 2008

Some call them racists...

but McCain/Palin call them "our base":

This penguin is very sad :-(.

-- Badtux the Saddened Penguin


  1. If she has spoken to the Holy Spirit, I'm turning in my churchgoer card.
    I've been raised in a very different Christian tradition from Palin's, or from any of these people for that matter. The one I was raised in is a voice for tolerance and compassion.

    But what do we know anyway?

  2. Those people embarrass me when I claim to me human...

  3. Anon, now you know why I blog as a penguin. Humans embarrass me :-(.

    The only good news is that, according to Karl Rove(!), Obama would win in a blowout if the election happened today. He has Obama up 313 electoral votes to 174 for McCain, with only 51 toss-ups. Note that it takes only 270 to win the Presidency. These people are on the losing side of history.

    -- Badtux the Elections Penguin

  4. And, don't forget.. McCain said in the debate on Wednesday he is proud of them.


    I'm a Humanist Jew who doesn't believe in the divine, but respect the traditions, words, and teachings of Judaism which promote peace and understanding.

    But I don't live in the US.

    I live in South America, so by osmosis I understand Christian (albeit Catholic) tradition and liturgy and Islam, of course, which is nothing at all like what the fools in this video think.

    In my opinion, Palin doesn't mean you don't have to turn in any card at all. Be proud of who you are.

    I went to college in New England and met many Protestants in the Episcopal, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, Methodist, AME, Unitarian and Quaker sects and their beliefs and "churchgoer" cards seemed pretty worthy of keeping as well.

    From how I read the polling and the money flows in the betting, these nutters in the video hardly respresent the majority of American, Christian or even Ohio working-class thinking. Most of the people in Ohio live in small cities, right? Cleveland, Columbus, Steubenville, Cincinnati...that sort of thing, right? Ohio seems pretty mixed too. Outside of traditionally Democratic voters, a lot of the White people aren't like that. They're from European immigrant families. I would be pretty surprised if Obama lost Ohio.

  6. This truly is scary. Heartbreakingly scary.

  7. I had someone call me a "N***er Lover!" the other day in a parking lot because my Honda Civic has an Obama bumper magnet on it.


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