It has become very clear that the mood this election year has transcended the frustrated voter into the angry voter, but many are outraged at what they see as an all new low from a North Carolina parking lot owner. The parking lot owner decided that any cars with Barack Obama stickers are no longer welcome to park in his lot.
Although in an interview the parking lot owner states he was just "trying to make light" of the election year, he also made it very clear that Obama supporters are not welcome, and he has no intention of taking down the sign until after the election in November.
This outrageous behavior is just the tip of the iceberg of what has lately become a very polarized election year. Many are attributing the increase in anger among voters to bigoted insinuations.and his running mate Sarah Palin, who have openly been encouraging ideas that are divisive and come very close to crossing the line of
Most recently, hostility toward reporters at Palin rallies has become so bad that racial epithets are common-place, and chants such as "terrorist" and "kill him" in reference to Barack Obama are not openly discouraged.
John McCain recently stepped up efforts to openly show more "support" and try to hedge voter rage, but it is becoming increasingly obvious that his campaign is waging a race war and has no intention on changing cries of Obama "palling around with terrorists". The other day a County Sheriff, in full uniform, referred to Obama with his middle name, Hussein. Who would argue that such associations were meant for anything but fear-generating bigoted purposes?
More proof of the success of the McCain-Palin messages includes not only chants at all their rallies, and individuals like the parking lot attendant above, but recently an openly bigoted billboard that states "Barack Hussein Obama equals more abortions, same sex marriages, taxes and gun regulation" with a characatur of Obama in a turban.
What is even more outrageous, however, is that the McCain campaign isn't being called on it much, and instead it appears that voter rage is increasing as Obama's numbers in the polls continue to outpace Senator McCain's.
[poll: Do you think McCain & Palin are running an un-American and shameful campaign?]
What a sad day in America, when candidates for the highest office in our land, can act with such immaturity, and instill such divisive, hateful behaviors in voters and not only condone, but encourage it.
Shame on John McCain and Sarah Palin. Their behaviors are not American at all, and I'm ashamed to see either of them up on that stage, pretending that they deserve to lead our great nation. Their behaviors show immaturity and intolerance and smack of bigoted undertones that should scare the life out of any honest and caring human being.
I may not agree with John McCain's politics, or his poor choice for a running mate, but I would never dream of calling him names, or making comments that poured fuel on the fire of bigoted hatred. I've made it very clear that I don't like Sarah Palin, but it has nothing to do with her lipstick or the fact that she's a woman, and everything to do with her immaturity and, given findings of the recent Troopergate probe, her obvious inability to handle the powers already bestowed on her.
And now, I don't believe even John McCain is ready to step into the White House. Despite his experience, he has clearly shown the American people a side of him that I think we'd all wish was not the reality of the McCain campaign.
Thank goodness at this point in our history they will be called out on their bigoted behaviors. If it took a collapsed economy for us to see the "real John McCain" (I used to be a supporter!), then in my mind, it was worth every trillion!
Pulled from Online Business Woman blog