Mike the Mad Biologist

If you’re trying to convince black voters to vote Republican, this probably isn’t the best way to do it:

Interesting anecdote and probably a testament to ground organization. I have no idea what this means. Friday night (which happens to be the start of our Sabbath) my wife answered the phone to hear a man stating he was from the McCain-Palin campaign. He asked who she was supporting. She replied that we will vote for Obama. He replied with “but he’s a f—–g n—er!”. Before I get to my wife’s response I’ll first have to say that I understand desperation and I also understand that this pitch may actually work for a few people. I also understand that there are people who are whack-jobs phone-banking for both sides. But here are some facts:

My wife and I are Black. Citing the fact that Obama is a f—-g n—er as a way to sway our vote may not be a great idea. My wife and I live in Maryland… Baltimore, MD…. One of the most African American areas of Baltimore Maryland. How on earth did our phone numbers get on to a McCain volunteers phone bank list of potential voters to be calling at this stage in the game? We have never received a call from the Obama campaign.

Just weird. Not sure what to make of it… but that’s not a good sign of organization. If it did anything it made us want to donate more. BTW, the rest of the call went downhill from there. My wife prayed for forgiveness after the call.

At this point, the conservative movement has nothing but dregs and fanatics.

Comments

  1. #1 Cath the Canberra Cook
    November 2, 2008

    Took me a moment or two to work out what that was supposed to say. I first read it as ForeiGNeR, referring to the rumours that he’s not USA-born. The correct reading is so mind-bogglingly appalling that it’s still hard to believe.

  2. #2 James F
    November 2, 2008

    What the f—? Unbelievable. William F. Buckley, Jr. once said, “You know, I’ve spent my entire lifetime separating the Right from the kooks.” I don’t share all of the late Mr. Buckley’s opinions (especially his odd sympathies for ID), but this was a worthy goal that seems to be circling the drain.

  3. #3 Comrade PhysioProf
    November 2, 2008

    At this point, the conservative movement has nothing but dregs and fanatics.

    Well, they do still also have a smattering of greedfuck plutocrats, although many of them are now jumping ship to the Democrati Party.

  4. #4 Eric
    November 2, 2008

    It seems to me like the Republican party is going through evaporative cooling.

  5. #5 tincture
    November 2, 2008

    Well, they do still also have a smattering of greedfuck plutocrats, although many of them are now jumping ship to the Democrati Party.

    Indeed. Their switching has nothing to do w/ changing their views on how to govern or even who should govern and has everything to do w/ disease carrying rats leaving a sinking plague barge.

    To put it another way; Nobody likes being a loser and this way idiotic, republican mouth piece, pundits can still claim to know what colour the sky is and maintain their relevancy.

  6. #6 csrster
    November 3, 2008

    So somebody on the internet claims that someone claiming to be from the McCain campaign used the n-word while telephone canvassing? And they didn’t even answer “Yes, I know, that’s why we’re voting for him” or even “Yes, so am I” or even “Yes, and so’s your mama’s boyfriend”.