…or one more reason why decent people should vote Democratic. Republican Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania bluntly spells out the only way McCain wins his state:
There are a “couple of hidden factors” in this election, said Specter. “The first is that people answer pollsters one way, but in the secrecy of the ballot booth, vote the other way.”
Yes. That is what he said, to a chorus of hopeful affirmation. Arlen Specter was openly — in public, into a microphone — crossing his fingers, and hoping for racism.
Keep in mind that this isn’t some wackaloon attending a
Sturmabteilungen hatefest Palin rally, this is a sitting Republican U.S. Senator, who, according to the Punditocracy, is a moderate Republican. To steal Karl Rove’s phrase, the Republican ‘math’ requires racism for electoral victory.
At this point, the best thing that can be said about the Republican Party is that it is an epidemic communicable psychological illness. To embrace our original sin, racism, in an attempt to gain political power is the ultimate character statement. It says that the modern Republican party has no character. None at all.