Michelle Bachmann is not a garden-variety activist. She is a first-term Republican congresswoman from a district on the edge of Minneapolis-St. Paul. I watched her rant on the Chris Matthews show. You get the idea that only Christian conservatives are patriots. In one way or another, such vacuous logic is being pedaled every day by the McCain campaign. It's
McCarthyism at best. Worse, it has the seeds of fascism. Earlier today, I saw an image on TV that should worry all of us. A guy in southwest Ohio hung an Obama effigy in his front yard. Not content to be a one on one racist, there was a Star of David drawn on the head. The guy told a TV reporter that we must remain a white Christian nation.
Meantime, McCain was blind-sided in one of his regular visits to Fox Television today when Chris Wallace asked him if he approved the content of his campaign's robocalls inasmuch as he was destroyed by such tactics that the Bush campaign used against him in 2000. McCain soberly responded that the ones used by his campaign this time were, eh..."legitimate"..."truthful"... "accurate." But he didn't seem all that happy the question came up.
That brings me up to date on the current state of this wearying campaign.