That’s Right Nate

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Lewis Compares McCain to Wallace

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Today on Face the Nation, Senator Lindsey Graham took on Representative John Lewis of Georgia, a veteran of the civil rights movement,  for playing the race card by comparing John McCain to George Wallace.  George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who only desired to exercise their constitutional rights,” Lewis said. “Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed one Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.”

I applaud Graham for taking on Lewis even though it will probably cost him dearly among the conservative South Carolina voters whose support Graham needs if he is to stay in Washington.  What Graham said succinctly was that Lewis was “playing the race card” by attempting to silence legitimate criticism of Obama such as the fact that he has a foreign sounding name and is best friends with a terrorist.

The McCain campaign has called on the Obama campaign to denounce Lewis and his divisive politics. After all you can’t judge a campaign by the one lone nut in the crowd who yells out “kill him” or the one who yells out “off with his head” or that other guy that yelled out “bomb him” or the calls of “treason” or “terrorist”.  Those are just isolated individuals.

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Written by thatsrightnate

October 12, 2008 at 1:09 pm

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