10 October 2008

they have crossed the line

I can't keep quiet about this any longer....

Just this afternoon I read a post on AmericaBlog by John Aravosis that has screen grabs of two craigslist postings (that have already been removed) that threaten Obama's life. McCain and Palin have whipped up the worst in the people that are attending their rallies and I am genuinely afraid of the consequences of their rhetoric. They need to stop inciting and condoning such violence...

So here is what I thought...

What if we all got together and started calling McCain’s campaign office or even his senate offices and asked “Does Senator McCain condone the remarks of people attending his campaign rallies when they yell out that Senator Obama is a terrorist or that he should be killed?”

I’m assuming the person on the other end of the phone would say “Of course not!”
And then we could say, “Well they must because neither he nor Gov. Palin renounce such remarks/behavior so they must condone it.”

I wonder if we all started calling, how quickly (hopefully) the two of them would change their tune? I mean, there’s a lot of us out there that are appalled at this and actually a little scared, and since the media won’t ask those question, maybe we should.

If you’re so inclined to call - here are the phone numbers
Campaign - (703) 418-2008

Senate office in DC -
Phone: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862

Senate office in AZ -
Phone: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (602) 952-8702

Also - it's not a bad idea to phone Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and ask them to come out against such abhorrent behavior.

You can contact them here:
Nancy Pelosi -
Washington, D.C. Office:
Phone: (202) 225-4965
Fax: (202) 225-8259

San Francisco Office:
Phone: (415) 556-4862
Fax: (415) 861-1670

Harry Reid:

Washington, D.C. Office:
Phone: (202) 224-3542
Fax: (202) 224-7327

Las Vegas Office:

Phone: (702) 388-5020
Fax: (702) 388-5030

I called McCain’s office in Arizona and spoke to one of his staffers and asked if McCain condones the hate speech yelled out at his campaign rallies. His staffer said what I expected, which was, “Of course he doesn’t condone it” so I asked for him to give me a specific example of where and when McCain said he’s against it. He couldn’t and wouldn’t and I pressed him, saying that McCain then MUST condone the hate speech because I have yet to hear him say one thing to the media or stop in the middle of one of his campaign speeches to renounce the horrible things yelled out from the crowd. So the staffer then said - “Well, it’s common sense.” So I said it’s not just common sense and that I’d really like for him to cite one single instance, direct me to one specific place where I can read McCain’s quote against the hate speech. The staffer said, “I’ll be sure to pass your message on to the Senator.” and I said, “Yes, I’m sure you will”

I also called Harry Reid’s office asking his staffer to please have Senator Reid come out against the fear-mongering and hate-speech and she politely said she didn’t know at this time if Sen. Reid had anything prepared but she would gladly pass on the message and the concern.

Please everyone, please make these calls - I am sincerely fearful of the worst and would hate to have it happen and done not even the smallest thing I could to stop it.


Burr Deming said...

Before we make a choice we may regret for the next four years, the accusations against Barack Obama should be carefully considered, as they are here.

j.cro said...

Well said, Burr Deming.