This has really gotten very ugly, very quickly. It was reported on McClatchy Report that a new 30-second McCain Campaign TV ad attacks Barack Obama's record on education, saying that Obama backed legislation to teach "'comprehensive sex education' to kindergartners." The announcer then says, "Learning about sex before learning to read? Barack Obama. Wrong on education. Wrong for your family."
Fact of the matter is the legislation voted on by Obama and others in the Illinois Senate allowed local school boards to teach "age-appropriate" sex education. There was not “comprehensive sex education” lessons to kindergartners, but rather it gave schools the ability to warn young children about inappropriate touching and sexual predators.
Obama voted for a sexual education class that taught young, pre-adolescents what was, and how to avoid adult molestation by pedophiles.
Clearly this does not meet John McCain nor Sarah Palin’s approval. Better to let kids fend for their own! And in fact, better to keep kids innocuous and potentially victimized rather than make it harder for child molesters to have their way with them and get away scot free! This is family values, Republican style. Keep child molestation out of sight and in the closet – nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
“I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie;
I'm glad you won't see or hear me,
As I fiddle about, fiddle about, fiddle about.
Your mother left me here to mind you,
And I'm doing exactly what I bleedin' well want to….” — Fiddle About, The Who
Certainly Republicans are all about family values and protection of our youth. Look at such concerned Republicans as Florida Congressman, Mark Foley, looking after all those young men – the GOP leaders of tomorrow!
Yeah, we know all about your family values, Sen. McCain and Turdblossom Rove! Meanwhile keep praying for rain to flood and drown us since we can’t seem to follow the great GOP leaders “values” on impropriety.
This election has gotten predictably ugly, but much, much quicker than even I thought. These religiopolitical zealots are frothing at the mouth already. The swift-boating is in full-scale engagement with its true enemy (liberal Americans). And the wheels are coming off of their morals-mobile well before they begin their modern-day inquisition period. Desperation has sunken in deep.
Even just the throw-away commentary on the internet, and some of the audacious provocation I’ve seen even in a venue as relatively innocuous as Facebook has gone way beyond the pale from the McCain side. To wit: below are some of the more audacious Facebook pins created by members.
Nice stuff, huh? That's not including the Obama in front of a Nazi symbol (earlier above) or the other pin created that said: "Obama go back to Kenya where you were born. Sincerely everyone. [sic]" This is what good, evangelical, neo-conservative, wholesome values America does. Distort, fabricate, pathologically lie, paranoiacallyl delude and disingenuously pull out every stop -- anything to win. As long as they win, they can seek forgiveness for their methods later, and who cares who they hurt?
Meanwhile it’s been pretty tame from the Obama side in return. Yeah, we’re the good guys trying to adhere to what Jesus actually taught about doing unto others … being the nice guys. Well, nice guys finish last.
Well, if it’s going to be a fight, we need to pull the gloves off now. Personally, I’m like most Cherokee: we’re idealists almost to a fault. But when it’s a last-ditch effort to survive, you become fiercely pragmatic at lightning speed in order that you live to practice your idealism another day! In other words, I’m no fool and when backed into that corner, I’ll fight to win and won’t give a damn about what happens to the person who backed me into the corner in the first place! Frankly all democrats need to adopt that attitude.
Spare no words and hold no tongue. Republicans want a fight, they want to steal another election and they will go to any means to achieve it. The rest of America – those of us who’ve been left out of this “economic recovery” this past eight years – we better be ready and do the same!
Fight to win now, or pay an extreme cost for the next four years. That’s not a cost we can afford!
“When under attack, push back.” — Karl Rove