Sunday, October 12, 2008


"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by, 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.'" - Mother Teresa

As the Native Americans reminded us: "No tree has branches so foolish as to fight among themselves."

To all the people who show up at McCain-Pain rallies and chant bigotry and send virulent anti-Obama emails here is what I have to say to you:The saddest, strangest thing I've ever seen is this pretend "Conservative political agenda" put forth by right-wing hatred. It is the furthest thing from American or Christian. One day you'll know this. While your heroes like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly get $25 million a year in salary to spew right-wing hatred, you don't even stop to ask why. Why are they so angry at liberals? Why are they siding with a Republican agenda? Could it have something to do with being against corporate tax cuts and on the side of big business? Could it have something to do with their salaries? They are being paid very highly for lying. Follow the money. Use your brain and think independently.

You are not an American, nor are you a "Christian" if you believe Muslims are less than human, if you believe it's okay to bomb innocent people in the name of patriotism or if you think Christ would ever condone war, guns, greed or NOT helping the poor. We are all one race: Human. Fundamentalism itself is the anti-Christ but they've tricked you into believing differently.

Several Republicans agree that McCain and Palin have gone too far and have become the face of hatred. John McCain voted against giving WOMEN EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK! John McCain voted against health care for low-income children 5 years in a row. Most republicans voted for the bipartisan health care program but McCain, who takes more medicare and veterans benefits than any GI, doesn't believe in helping the poor.

Even Republican Frank Schaeffer says McCain and Palin are out of line:

"We will hold you responsible.

"If your campaign does not stop equating Sen. Barack Obama with terrorism, questioning his patriotism and portraying Mr. Obama as "not one of us," I accuse you of deliberately feeding the most unhinged elements of our society the red meat of hate, and therefore of potentially instigating violence.

"Sarah Palin is a hatemonger. Your rallies are beginning to look, sound, feel and smell like lynch mobs."

John McCain, you're walking a perilous line. If you do not stand up for all that is good in America and declare that Senator Obama is a patriot, fit for office, and denounce your hate-filled supporters when they scream out "Terrorist" or "Kill him," history will hold you responsible for all that follows.

John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are playing with fire, and you know it. You are unleashing the monster of American hatred and prejudice, to the peril of all of us. You are doing this in wartime. You are doing this as our economy collapses. You are doing this in a country with a history of assassinations.

Change the atmosphere of your campaign. Talk about the issues at hand. Make your case. But stop stirring up the lunatic fringe of haters, or risk suffering the judgment of history and the loathing of the American people - forever.


Today I went down to the new Obama headquarters and bought more merchandise. Put OBAMA-BIDEN 08 lawn signs up and my OBAMA magnet on the car. I was wearing an Obama button in the grocery store but the cashier begged me to give it to her, so I did.

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