Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct-15-08 03:05 PM
Joe Biden just said McCain is a "good man" and a "genuine war hero" Updated at 1:25 PM
Edited on Wed Oct-15-08 03:08 PM by Wetzelbill
Now regardless how any of you feel about that, I want to note something.
He's in Lancaster, Ohio, at a rally, and when he said something nice about John McCain, people were quiet and respectful. Nobody booed or became angry when he said that.
Barack Obama's supporters don't hate John McCain. They aren't trained to revile him down to his soul until he becomes unamerican or inhumane. We aren't exploited and programmed to think like that. The Obama campaign doesn't cater to the lowest common denominator.
We don't like McCain in many ways, and many of us think his proposed ideas are stupid and tragic. I hate McCain's voting record, his policies, ideas, philosophy and politics. Virtually all of us do.
Sure, I don't have any respect for him either. Not anymore. I think he's supported some evil policies and definitely lost his soul somewhere along the way.
But I can see that his kids love him. That maybe he's done some good things in his life. That he has some type of redeeming qualities. And even if I didn't, I don't wish the man harm. Nor do I dehumanize him in my mind. Not the way Republicans do with Obama. A significant group of Republicans feel that way, people working for and representing McCain do those things.
And that's a big difference.
We keep our humanity. We do not succumb to hate and fear.
I'm sure we never will.