Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lewis Compares McCain-Palin to George Wallace

Georgia Democratic Representative and civil rights icon John Lewis has likened John McCain and Sarah Palin to George Wallace and segregation. (

Senator McCain and Governor Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse. George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created a climate and the condition that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.

Good grief. If you read my newest article, "Obama's False Ayers", I ask that if McCain had been assisted in his political campaigns in Arizona by someone involved with bombing churches in Alabama would Obama and his cohorts in the liberal press let it slide. Well, there is no such person in McCain's life and yet John Lewis sees fit to liken McCain and Palin to someone who set bombs. Yet Obama is associated with someone who has set a bomb.

While Obama spokesman Bill Burton was quick to distance themselves from the reference to George Wallace he nonetheless said that Lewis was right to criticize "hateful rhetoric" (though the hateful rhetoric was never specified) and lambasted Palin for saying Obama was "palling around with terrorists" (despite the fact that Obama did, in fact, pal around with Bill Ayers.)

So in other words, the Obama campaign has no problem with Lewis comparing McCain and Palin with a bomber even though only Obama has ever actually associated with one.

John McCain should have told the Obama campaign he would have been perfectly happy to call on his supporters to be respectful of Obama just as soon as Obama and his surrogates were respectful of him and Sarah Palin.

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