It's pretty clear the latest Republican smear-meme is insinuating that large swathes of America are apparently either insufficiently "pro-America" (according to Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin), or not "real" (so says Republican spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer).
In addition, Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota believes that Congress is full of "anti-Americans" (she means the Democrats, of course) - and therefore presumably she believes that over half of America is anti-American as well.
Oh - and a couple of weeks ago Joe McCain called those who live in Northern Virginia "communists".
Sarah Palin on "the real America", the "very patriotic, very pro-America" parts of the country:
Nancy Pfotenhauer on "real" Virginia (hint: it's not the part that favours Obama):
Michele Bachman on "anti-Americans" such as Barack and Michelle Obama and a whole bunch of as-yet unidentified subversives in Congress:
Joe McCain (John's brother) on those parts of northern Virginia that he considers to be "communist":
I don't need to waste my time refuting these nasty, divisive, toxic comments by a dying campaign so desperate to win it will seemingly stop at nothing - or if not to win, then to damage the country so badly that the winner will have an awful 4 years trying to put it back together again. It's sad and pathetic and I think you can see that quite clearly for yourself.
Let me instead, show you what I think is "real":
These 100,000 people who came to see Obama in St Louis today are pretty real:
The 75,000 people who came to Obama's Kansas City rally today are pretty real, too:
So - Sarah, Nancy, Michele and Joe - do you think these rallies were held in a non-pro-American part of the country? Maybe the huge crowds in St Louis and Kansas City were anti-American? Is this part of Missouri, in fact, real - or not real at all?
Perhaps those 175,000 people were socialists and communists (rather than Democrats and Independents and disaffected Republicans) because they support Obama - because that seems to be what you're all saying at the moment.
I would guess that the 100,000 people in St Louis and the 75,000 people in Kansas City would probably disagree, though.
Oh - and in case you're wondering what John McCain was up to today, he was at a rally in Concord, NC. There were 7,000 people in attendance.
How's that negative campaigning working out for ya, John?
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