What did John Lewis mean when he likened John McCain to George Wallace? Not what you think he meant, says someone who has studied both Lewis and Wallace.
Russ Rymer argues that when John Lewis likened John McCain to George Wallace, he was warning about the need for political courage as much as rebuking a flirtation with racism. Rymer tells succinctly a fine, nuanced story: not a melodrama, but a tragedy, or a pair of them.
Assault and battery against a Democratic tracker by someone who seems to be a Missouri Republican party official.
Looks like assault and battery to me. And the perp even waves into the camera.
The victim is a Democratic tracker at a Missouri Republican rally. [Update: Turns out to have been a rally for the Republican candidate for governor. Apparently the victim was eventually pushed to the ground.]The assailant is wearing what seems to be a Missouri Republican Party lapel pin. Given his behavior, I can only call his failure to wear an American Flag lapel pin an act of unwonted patriotism.
Yes, Glenn, we said that if Bush were re-elected, we’d see opponents of the ruling party openly assulted on public property. And we were right!
Footnote “Trackers” are people who videotape opposition rallies, hoping to capture a “macaca” moment. Perfectly lawful activity. A&B, of course, isn’t.
For example, the robo-calls don’t say that Obama is a terrorist. They say that Obama “worked closely” with Ayers – not mentioning what they worked closely on, of course, or when – and that Ayers was involved with a group that bombed the Pentagon and killed people. The inference that Obama worked closely with Ayers on bombing the Pentagon is left for the listener to draw.
Here’s the text:
Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home and killed Americans.
Requiem for a Heavyweight is about a washed-up boxer who disgraces himself and ruins his career by taking a dive. In the unbearably pathetic last scene, the boxer appears, made up as an “Indian chief,” and starts dancing around the ring. We realize that he has descended to professional wrestling.
Having lost everything else, he has now lost his self-respect; no longer a fighter, he has become a clown. Forty years after I saw that teleplay, recalling “Big Chief Mountain Rivera” still gets me choked up.
I wonder what made me think of that scene? Could it have been another, more recent, made-for-TV event?
Update I’m told my memory of the tele-play is way wide of the mark. I seem to have commingled the plot of Requiem with that of On the Waterfront.
One reading of McCain’s belated protests against his supporters’ hate speech is that it’s a purely cynical move, motivated by bad press and by protests from moderate Republicans. I admit that I incline to that interpretation.
But it’s not the only reading consistent with the facts. Yes, McCain is accountable for the staff he has collected and for the campaign he’s allowed them to run, and for the choice of Palin. Still, it’s possible that there is in fact an actual human being named John Sidney McCain III who has more backbone and a final moral fiber than the candidate “John McCain.”
H.L. Mencken once said that Henry Wallace was the only person on the Progressive Party campaign who wasn’t a Communist. And Barry Goldwater showed through his later political life that he wasn’t really the Birch Society wingnut he campaigned as.
If there really is a decent John Sidney McCain III buried under all that campaign sludge, he’s going to be really, really ashamed of himself once this is over. Come to think of it, being really, really ashamed of himself is one of McCain’s standard post-abomination ploys.
The 2008 McCain is to the 2000 McCain what New Coke was to Coke Classic.
Up until this week, there were many voters who thought they were voting for McCain 2000: that after the election he’d take off his mask and stand revealed as Moderate-Man. Now there are fewer of them. As Arianna Huffington said, “I’d like to vote for the John McCain of 2000. But to do so I’d need a time machine.”
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