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October 28, 2008

From McCain To The Skinheads In Four Easy Steps



Mccain Iowa-1


Ashley Todd



I’m skeptical about drawing conclusions about Obama’s near, middle or long-term safety based on the so-called plot by two crazy skin heads disclosed yesterday. What I am concerned about, however, is three things:

a.) All these haters being given more than their fifteen minutes of fame based on a right-wing hail mary intended to sow doubts about the physical viability of Obama or Obama’s ability to lead white Christian America.

b.) The media’s propensity to give this extremism and fear-mongering a platform because it sells.

c.) That certain crazies might actually be coming out of the woodwork right now as the result on an extended period of instigation and fomentation by McCain and Palin.

BAGnewsNotes references for shot 1 – 3: Egging On –>McCain’s Mouth –> “B”

(image 1:; 2: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. Davenport, Iowa. October 11, 2008. 3: unattributed. 4: AP via MySpace)

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