Something about Pots and Kettles?

"What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in
American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of
hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our
political discourse."

— Rep. John Lewis, quoted by Politico, comparing  the "negative tone" of McCain's campaign to that of segregationist George Wallace in the 1960s.

Given some of the footage of Sarah Palin on the stump, I don't see a problem with this comment at all.
But here's John McCain on it:

“Congressman John Lewis’ comments represent a character attack
against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the
pale. The notion that legitimate criticism of Senator Obama’s record
and positions could be compared to Governor George Wallace, his
segregationist policies and the violence he provoked is unacceptable
and has no place in this campaign. I am saddened that John Lewis, a man
I’ve always admired, would make such a brazen and baseless attack on my
character and the character of the thousands of hardworking Americans
who come to our events to cheer for the kind of reform that will put
America on the right track.

“I call on Senator Obama to immediately and personally repudiate
these outrageous and divisive comments that are so clearly designed to
shut down debate 24 days before the election. Our country must return
to the important debate about the path forward for America.”

I mean, I've been seeing divisive, and I've been seeing character attacks….

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7 responses to this post.

  1. See that's the problem with the McCain camp… they ignore that people have been doing things like yelling TERRORIST, OFF WITH HIS HEAD, KILL HIM, etc in reference to Obama at their rallies, in effect, encouraging it.They ignore that things happen like racial slurs get yelled at a black sound man, and he then gets told "Sit down, boy"If I've heard about it a LOT, surely they have. Lewis isn't attacking "thousands of hardworking Americans" who just want to "cheer" for them… he's attacking the racists and hateful vocal people their rallies that they don't denounce and therefore encourage.


  2. Jeez. Make it stop soon.


  3. This stuff is so scary, and it looks like they're getting away with it.


  4. Pots and kettles, indeed.


  5. McCain has been shown on TV to be trying to "calm" things– but I think it's waaaaaaaaaay past the point of that– they can't take it all back — people are "riled up" ad that will feed itself. They did the damage. Shame on them.I like the title of this post……. 🙂


  6. just wish it were November already.


  7. McCain campaign leaders still have the unmitigated gall to say that "Obama" has been running the most negative campaign in history. Holy crap, indeed. And, McCain, as the "leader" is responsible. He is not and has not kept his people under control. How's that for "leading". The look on his face when that stupid woman called Barack an "Arab"…..McCain was like "Oh, shit, I am so screwed, now."Yeah, he is. And if anything violent happens it should be laid at the feet of McCain/Palin.


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