Expect these eruptions throughout the campaign season.

An aide to John McCain was suspended from the campaign today for blasting out an inflammatory video that raises questions about Barack Obama’s patriotism.

Soren Dayton, who works in McCain’s political department, sent out the YouTube link of “Is Obama Wright?” on twitter at 12:31 today with the tag, “Good video on Obama and Wright.” It has since been taken down.

Dayton, you may or may not know, is a product of the blogosphere – he wrote the EyeOn08 blog. The base impulse of the modern conservative movement – especially the blogosphere and talk radio contingents – is to always appeal to base elements. Racism, sexism, smearing opponents as the worst things possible, they come as easy to the right as breathing. Dayton just made the mistake of getting caught in public. Don’t think the campaign and the party aren’t doing the same or worse behind closed doors.

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  • Wayne

    Oliver,
    Stating “Racism, sexism, smearing opponents as the worst things possible, they come as easy to the right as breathing” seems to show that you are just as willing as the “right” to smear all with the same brush.

  • http://www.oliverwillis.com Oliver Willis

    Sometimes the truth is unfair.

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  • http://politicaljunkie.blogspot.com john marzan

    I agree with Democrats and pro-Obama supporters that mccain has his problems too with crazy pastors. so he’d be a hypocrite if their campaign condemns obama on this.

  • merlallen

    don’t forget, they also attack their opponents wives. i hope they live to regret that. cindy mccain is now fair game.

  • http://powerandcontrol.blogspot.com/ M. Simon

    don’t forget, they also attack their opponents wives. i hope they live to regret that. cindy mccain is now fair game.

    If she says “America is an evil corporate empire and until my husband got the nod from the Rs I was never proud of America” will that make it all better?

    Perhaps if she can get videoed at a few sermons with a preacher preaching “God Damn America” that will garner her husband some Democrat votes? I mean Obama claimed he never heard that kind of stuff. Until he claimed he did. That is what we like. Honest politicians. If she just shows up with the video she could get points on honesty.

    Perhaps if she came right out and says she hates being an Ice Person, but it is an accident of birth, will that will fix it?

    I know. If she can give a speech while making humping motions on stage and claiming the USA rides her dirty she will get the approval her husband needs to win?

    ==

    Obama knew in Feb of 007 that Wright was toxic. He said so. He is a stupid politician for not hiding Wright in a closet then. And Wright actually said Obama might have to do that. And he was down with that. How stupid do you have to be to know what to do and not do it? Chief Executive material for sure.

    And the endorsement page by the New Black Panthers that was up on Obama’s site for a while. Sheer genius.

    I’m really beginning to believe those stories that came out showing Democrats to be much smarter than Republicans. I think it is a case of too smart by half.

    McCain in the upper 50s. I have been following this closely on the ‘net and in consultation with my Jewish friends. Obama has totally lost the Jewish vote. A lot of Blacks are unhappy with the Wright association. As are a fair number of Democrat whites and, can you believe it, grandmas.

    BTW there is some evidence that Obama was a Rovian plot on the Democrats.

    http://powerandcontrol.blogspot.com/2008/03/is-rove-behind-obama.html

    You guys have been duped again by a master. Har.

    Give it your best shot. You not only have McCain working against you but also Hillary. Comforting though eh?

    I do believe Obama could win against McCain. McCain and Hillary? Give me a break. She will destroy the Democrat party before she lets Obama win.

  • john marzan

    great. my first post was removed, leaving only the second post. thanks oliver.

  • john marzan

    “Sometimes the truth is unfair.”

    the only people in this 2008 prez campaign who played the race card issue as a strategy to defeat barack obama is the clinton campaign.

    I don’t think Obama’s a racist, Same with Mccain. Obama’s spiritual adviser is though.

    (And while i don’t think obama believes all the crazy and racist thing his pastor said for the last 20yrs, i do detect some lefty anti-americanism in mr obama.)

  • Duros62

    Shorter Simple Simon: Waugh-waugh-waugh wa waugh.

    (insert Peanuts cartoon sound f/x)

    Psst. Shhh. Dude, I heard Obama fathered two black babies.

  • Duros62

    i do detect some lefty anti-americanism in mr obama.)
    Citations needed, please.