Friday, October 24, 2008

Aristorant: You Must REALLY Want Obama to Lose When... are willing to do this to your face. Ashely Todd, a McCain Campaign volunteer made up a story about being assaulted and battered by a black male Obama supporter. Go figure. The CBS/AP story reads:

(CBS/AP) A John McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B" scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack, police said Friday. Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false, police said. Maurita Bryant, the assistant chief of the police department's investigations division, said Todd is being charged with making a false police report. Police doubted her story from the start, Bryant said. "She just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth," Bryant said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "She was upset with the media for blowing this into a political firestorm." Todd, who is white, initially told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night.

If nothing else arises from this election cycle, at least, America (and the world) has seen the level of ignorance and racism that perpetuates within the country. I don't think it will surmount Obama's probable victory. His making it to this level is indicative of how far we have come. But man, there sure are alot of people holding on to the past, holding on to the hate, and holding to the idea that we should be scared of an African American taking the presidency. Just breathe and let it go.

I wonder if Fox News had anything to do with this? Just kidding, but that network, has been campaigning very hard to stop Barack Obama from being elected. They don't even seem to support McCain so much as they want to defame and disparage Obama.

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