Beware: Pitbull Palin and "Maverick" John McCain Will Be Feeding The Hate-Hungry Lions of Virginia Beach!
I looked at the McCain-Palin schedule which panders to key states, but has also gone where hate group numbers and ratios are high.
One of the highest concentrations of hate groups in the country is Pat Robertson's area of Virginia Beach. There are 4 Neo-Nazi groups, several white nationalist groups and even TWO "radical traditional" Catholic groups (Sedevecantists). This area will be host to both John McCain and Sarah Palin on October 13th.
OMG! Add in Pat Robertson and the other 30 hate groups in the state (it's possible), this event might be more than just an Obama-bashing contest. Some students from Bob Jones University might also come to see the show with beer kegs and nooses in tow.
McCain-Palin rhetoric has unleashed a Pandora's box of people who hate the left, people who hate African Americans, people who hate gays, and just...people who hate.
(AP) "Senator Obama has a clear radical, far-left, pro-abortion record," McCain said after being asked about an issue.
The answer prompted a shower of boos from the crowd members. They booed again when he mentioned William Ayers, who bombed U.S. facilities to protest the Vietnam War as part of the domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground. They booed again at the mention of Rep. Barney Frank, a liberal from Massachusetts. (Who happens to be gay)
The crowd showed equal disdain for the media, fueled by comments from Palin, who encouraged the Republican supporters to take the campaign's message around the media. "I can't pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrel," she said. "It's dangerous territory whenever I suggest the mainstream media isn't asking all the questions." (Aside: "mainstream" media can't ask HER questions because she's been made "off limits" by her own campaign)
That message was clearly shared among the crowd. Mike Payne, who traveled from Madison, Wis., for the rally, rejected the idea that McCain's supporters are angry, preferring to use the word "frustrated."
"It might have something to do with you guys," he told a reporter.
Serious warning: reporters should wear protective gear if they're covering the McCain-Palin appearance in Virginia Beach, home of, well, a lot of Republicans.
I'm afraid. I'm very afraid.