I find the accusation in the OP very telling. Why?
One of the first threads I started in this forum was entitled. In that thread, I wrote the following:
From the article in the OP:The reason I've posted this thread is as I've watched reactions from those individuals who are for Sen. McCain, one common theme has emerged: many Republican voters have this premature and/or unwarranted fear that somehow Sen. Obaman's policies will take this country backwards, not forward, and that somehow one's "values" will be treaded upon. Personally, I really don't understand where this mentality is coming from. Therefore, I'm trying to wrap my mind around it, this despite all the evidence to the contrary.
Case in point: The McCain aids and Palin speeches that mirror those of Sen. Clinton's where both camps have used Sen. Obama's middle name in an effort to connect him with radical Islam and terrorism in the minds of would-be voters (i.e., "Hussein" = Muslim = radical Islam = terrorism). This is one example of how a play on our fears distorts and blinds us from looking for truth while also affording openess and fairness to both sides.
It's just unfathomable the lengths towhich some people will go to to discredit someone. While I can understand some folks leading a charge against the implementation of Sharia Law in the U.S., fact is it ain't gonna happen. Despite our claims to be a nation of religious tolerance, fact is the Christain influence is too great in this country to every allow our basic moral or ethical values to be co-oped by religious fanaticism. Moreover, our political system is always in a constant state of flux; ever 2-4-6 years each level of power (less the makeup of the Supreme Court) changes by a vote of the people. If we don't like a candidate be it an incumbant or a fresh face, we simply vote out the old and bring in the new (i.e., the November 2010 mid-terms) OR we skip the loose cannons altogether (i.e., Christine O'Donnell). Nonetheless, it is interesting that now after nearly 8 years the root of such visceral religious hatred is finally coming out. This reminds me of all the "planted seeds of hatred" that was once thrust upon Blacks (as studied from history) in the lead-up to the Civil Rights era.Some 28 million DVD copies of the ‘Obsession’ film were distributed to households in key swing states on the eve of the 2008 presidential elections in an apparent effort to sway voters against Obama.