Here’s an online petition that you can circulate and send to your friends. You can see the video here. Above, you can see what some of these McCain supporters are doing–yes, that’s a monkey. To date, McCain hasn’t said or done anything of substance to prevent this kind of race baiting. Sarah Palin is inciting this hatred among racists and xenophobes; I guess she really does feel at home in the “heartland.”
I’ve seen stuff on the internet saying that McCain is racist, and while I personally don’t believe that he is (no one has proven it, other than the “gook” comment), I do believe that he’s courting the racist vote. I understand why he’s doing it–he’s down in the polls, and he’s about to get beaten by a black guy with a “foreign name”–but it’s a dirty tactic, and when you consider the human toll that racism has on our society, it’s unbecoming for a man who says he loves America. His choice of Sarah Palin proves that McCain will do whatever he thinks will win the election–country be damned–and I doubt that he’ll change course just because we send him a petition. Still, it’s good to sign this petition because:
a) We need to let people know when they’re doing wrong
b) We need to let the American people know when politicians use dirty and divisive tactics
Sign the petition here.