Thursday, October 9, 2008

A positive moment for a dark day

This day was not our shining moment, with violent rhetoric and hate filled talk coming from the McCain/Palin campaigns. To me it was unbelievable, that they would deliberately stoke the fear and hatred of these right wing fundamentalists, most of whom are not well educated.

During these uncertain times, there is nothing more dangerous to our democracy, than a potential mob who have nothing except fear and hatred of those who are different. To hear words such as "Kill him" or "terrorist" bandied about, so casually in reference to Barack Obama, is definitely a dark day in America. How can we demonstrate to the world the benefits of democracy, when we can't even be respectful to one another.

All of this on the day that we saw massive financial panic on Wall St., with the DOW falling below 9000. McCain and Palin need to stop this divisive tactic or risk destroying America more than Osama Bin Laden ever could.

I contrast this with the optimistic message that Obama and Biden bring to their platform. I will always remember watching the convention, and thinking how fun and positive it looked, and the memorable speeches given by the key speakers.

This video gives a behind the scenes look during the 4 days in Denver at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. There is a particularly touching moment 9 minutes into the film, where you get an insiders look at the Obama family.

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