The Worst Horror Imaginable

…is to be called an ‘Arab.’ At least that is my take away from the latest Obama ad to appease bigots. In today’s Electronic Intifada, editor Ali Abunimah notes how easily and breezily this slips by the sensible Eastern Establishment censors:

But The Hill fails to note the blatant anti-Arab racism in the ad. It features a clip of an 11 October 2008 exchange at a Minnesota town-hall style campaign event between McCain and a woman in the audience. The exchange can be seen starting 15 seconds into the ad:

WOMAN: “I have heard about him [Obama]. He’s an Arab.”

MCCAIN: “No ma’am, no ma’am, he’s a decent family man, citizen, whom I just happen to have disagreements with.”

If the bigotry contained in the exchange is not obvious, try replacing the word “Arab” with “Jew” and then imagine what the response would have been to how McCain handled it then, and to Obama using it now.


No, need to cut, paste and replace, Mr. Abunimah. People of good will who can judge with discernment were hit with the racism within seconds of hitting ‘play.’ What I would like to know is this a symptom or root cause? When one deems an entire group of people as untouchable, as non humans without rights that no white man is bound to respect — does it make it easier to ignore the body count?

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12 thoughts on “The Worst Horror Imaginable”

  1. McCain probably meant no harm by that remark, but it did reveal hidden bigotries. Obama on the other hand, deliberately making it into an ad, there's a level of deliberation and planning there beyond just whatever pops into McCain's mouth impromptu. Obama seems to be playing both sides of the fence, the "I"m so moderate" side, and the racist jingoistic undercurrent side (though somehow Obama trying for the racist vote doesn't seem like a winning strategy).

    What' is even more ridiculous is this:

    "The ad, called 'Two Republican Nominees', aims to do so by contrasting presumptive 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney negatively when compared to the supposedly more moderate Senator John McCain"

    McCain ain't no moderate. He authored the NDAA! Indefinite detention without a trial. I mean sure in the insane asylum that is moderate, and so is talking to the Elvis in your head about the plot the CIA has against your socks. But out here in the reality that and the NDAA are insane.

  2. WOMAN: “I have heard about him [Obama]. He’s an Arab.”

    And this woman, representative of so many, many Amoricons, is an ignorant idiot – who votes.

    Did I mentioned that we're thoroughly screwed?

      1. Not at all. It's just that seeing and hearing anencephalic sheep like this bleat their usual stupidity is an indicator that the majority is fine with the status quo (i.e., the Matrix) – and exercises its (meaningless) right to vote as a means of endorsing it.

  3. And I'll bet that not enough of them were familiar with comic characters to give you an answer?

  4. Minnesota town-hall style campaign event between McCain and a woman in the audience. The exchange can be seen starting 15 seconds into the ad:

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  6. But The Hill fails to note the blatant anti-Arab racism in the ad. It features a clip of an 11 October 2008 exchange at a Minnesota town-hall style campaign event between McCain and a woman in the audience. The exchange can be seen starting 15 seconds into the ad:

  7. He authored the NDAA! Indefinite detention without a trial. I mean sure in the insane asylum that is moderate, and so is talking to the Elvis in your head about the plot the CIA has against your socks.

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