Capitol Hill Blue
February 27, 2008 - 9:15am
By DOUG THOMPSON
When John McCain decided to embrace the rabid right wing of the Republican party, he also left the door open for the racists, bigots, homophobes and hate-mongers who dominate the so-called conservative movement.
That decision rose up and bit him in the ass Tuesday.
In an obvious lapse of judgment, taste and common sense, someone in the McCain campaign allowed hate-filled radio Cincinnati radio host Bill Cunningham to precede the presumptive GOP nominee on stage during a campaign stop in that city.
Cunningham is a typical right-wing blowhard whose screaming fanaticism can make Rush Limbaugh look moderate. He sneeringly refers to the broadcast networks as the “Clinton Broadcasting System,” (CBS), “Nobody But Clinton,” (NBC) and “Always Bill Clinton” (ABC) and made sure everyone in the crowd knew Barack Obama’s middle name is “Hussein,” calling the Democratic frontrunner “Barack Hussein Obama” three times.
JG: Out where I live I had to confront two supposedly Democratic Party ladies, who were using Republican attack lines. One raged against "Oprama" and the other was forwarding the famous and untrue "Obama is a Muslim" email.
Here is one comment from the Blogosphere:
Submitted by Janet on February 27, 2008 - 10:14am.
This guy Cunningham is a complete pig who shouldn't be allowed on the air, the worst kind of bigot that incites ignorant people with grade school educations and shotguns in their living rooms. It's disgusting idiocy like this that incites some nutcase to shoot the target of the hate. Why would anyone want to listen to his radio show unless they love to hate. He should be charged with hate crimes.
With friends like this McCain doesn't need enemies. And the fact that MCain is pandering to this type of hatemonger - the right wingnut Conservative.