Some McCain-Palin supporters disrespectful until the end
In the final weeks and days of the Presidential election, McCain-Palin and some of their supporters showed a keen talent for lies, deception, ignorance, bigotry, racism, and general disrespectfulness toward Barak Obama. We all remember the “kill him” comment yelled during a Palin speech and the “terrorist” shout out at another campaign rally which went unchallenged and completely ignored. Then we had the ignorant blond lady with the messy hairdo who was handed the microphone at a McCain rally and proceeded to spread the lie that Obama was a Muslim (which McCain half-heartedly disputed and insinuated Obama was a “good man” and not a Muslim). As if being a Muslim was a bad thing. I’m glad Colin Powell called McCain out on that about a week ago. That did not stop Tuesday night when McCain made his concession speech after it was clear he had lost his bid to continue 4 more years of Republican failed policies.
After McCain stated he called Barak Obama to congratulate him, the crowd booed loudly. I will give McCain partial credit for his half-hearted attempt to quiet the disrespectful boos but just like the insightful shout-outs during the speeches and the dumb blond “Muslim” comment, he did not call out his supporters for their actions or simply say they were wrong for behaving that way. That seemingly insignificant lack of action demonstrates why the McCain-Palin campaign was a failure.
Contrast the McCain-Palin supporter’s disrespectfulness with Obama’s supporters cheering louding as Obama stated he received a gracious call from Senator McCain who fought long and hard in the campaign. He congratulated McCain-Palin for all they have achieved. He went on to call McCain a brave and selfless leader and commended him for his service to the country.
McCain-Palin and Republican supporters in general could learn a few things by listening to any one of Obama’s speeches. They might learn that liberal is not a bad word and the left won because the right is wrong.
Here are the speeches if you didn’t hear/see them last night. Feel free to leave your comments.
McCain concession speech
Partial Obama concession speech