You know, we could have avoided all of this if ethereally unknowable Negro Barack Obama had just agreed to do eleven billion townhalls with John McCain.
Matthews: How many Congresspeople, members of Congress are in that anti-American crowd you describe?
Bachmann: [Deer in the headlights]
Matthews: How many Congresspeople you serve with — I mean, there’s 435 members of Congress –
Bachmann: — well right now –
Matthews: — how many are anti-American in that Congress right now that you serve with?
Bachmann: You’d have to ask them, Chris, I’m focusing on Barack Obama and the people he’s been associated with –
Matthews: But do you suspect that a lot of the people you serve with –
Bachmann: — and I’m very worried about their anti-American nature.
There’s a reason that a burgeoning worry exists about McCain and Palin are stirring up quasi-fascist hatred and based on ethnic and cultural resentment, in turn doing damage that they can’t undo no matter how much they talk about honor and coming together after their impending loss.
The reason is that they fucking are.
What the McCain campaign is doing now mixes all the hilarity of overt bigotry with the deep insight of taking shits on people’s lawns. The trick of Bushism in 2000 and 2004 was in declaring the opponent dangerous to America’s future and interests because of their careless or lackadaisical attitude towards the threats that faced us. McCain missed the first step, and has simply gone into declaring that Barack Obama is the threat that faces us – and is approaching America as such.
Sarah Palin has declared that large swaths of America are not “pro-America”, as paradoxical as that seems. McCain advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer declared that Northern Virgina is not “real Virginia”, much to the surprise of the hundreds of thousands of residents of that area who, despite the stateless ether in which they’ve been placed, still pay Virginia taxes and have Virginia drivers’ licenses. McCain is not going to go down without a fight; he’s also not going to go down without convincing as many people as he can that he could only have lost if some evil alien force invaded and took victory from the hands of goodhearted Americans through cheating, theft and deception, mixed with a little of bit radical Islamic not-quite-terror.
Think Red Dawn, but instead of the Soviets inexplicably invading a small Colorado town over, say, New York or Los Angeles or Racine, WI, the Soviets inexplicably create a mild but widespread bureaucratic logjam that produces no real benefit but manages to outrage the pastiest and most paranoid reactionaries among us into almost action. Don’t look for the message of the final two weeks to be that Barack Obama will start a race war, pitting the liberal enclaves of the East and West Coasts against the internal patriots who pump the blood of this great nation. Look for the message to be instead that Barack Obama lacks the intestinal fortitude to fight for victory in his incipient race war.
If he lacks the guts to kill the whitey he hates so much, how’s he going to face down his Islamic terrorist brethren? I’m sorry, but it’s a question that must be asked.