Monday, October 20, 2008

Pouring it on

I've been getting lots of political e-mail for months, much of it suggesting that Barack Obama is a Muslim, terrorist, socialist, pervert, illegal alien, etc. But in the last couple of weeks, the intensity has kicked way up. I get e-mail just about every day from Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin, mostly asking for money. But the anonymous, scurrilous attacks on Obama are pouring in at a rate of at least a half-dozen a day. Most of them I don't even look at anymore.

How's your e-mail looking?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I have to field another call from a little old lady asking about what's being done because Obama was born in Kenya...

Eric said...

What do you define as scurrilous? I'm curious.

David said...

scurrilous: "using indecent or abusive language; coarse; vulgar; foulmouthed."

David said...

Eric,
Here's one example from this week's e-mail:

"The Democrats are riding high with Sen. Barrack Hussein Obama — an African-American with Marxist-socialist values, a Black Liberation Theological history, and strong Muslim ties. Republicans on the other hand are promoting All-American, war-hero, Sen. John McCain.

"Democrats are pandering to a smorgasbord of special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and transgender people, to children of illegal immigrants, etc. Republicans are appealing to working Americans, value-based people of faith, and believers in the American Free-Enterprise System."

Chuck Rightmire said...

By that definition, most of what Eric writes is scurrilous. But I'm not sure that quote fits the definition. It is certainly full of lies from first to last word, but does it truly fit the definition according to today's standards?

Anonymous said...

So if Obama isn’t a Muslim, what religion is he?

Eric said...

I agree with you on that one -

David said...

Chuck,
Yes, it does.

Anonymous 544,
He is a Christian.

Eric said...

Chuck I would never have written a comment about Barack Hussein Obama worded like that.

If I would refer to Barack Hussein Obama as a dangerous, committed leftist would that be scurrilous? No.

If I point out that Barack Husssein Obama is half white, which he rejects,and that the rest is Kenyan, would that be scurrilous? No.

If I point out that 99% of Muslims are not terrorists, but that the majority of terrorists are muslims, and that Barack Hussein Obama was born a muslim, and has strong muslim family ties, is that scurrilous? No.

I suspect that you don't like what I've written, due to the ideas, not the language.

Get over it - LOL

Todd said...

Chuck I would never have written a comment about Barack Hussein Obama worded like that.

No, Eric. If you had written it, the sentiments would be the same but the grammar and punctuation would've been a little more free-form.

problembear said...

oh, i think we will get over it just fine, eric on nov 4th.

Anonymous said...

David said: "He is a Christian."

I thought Obama quit that church?

Chuck Rightmire said...

Eric, I think you just did!

Kirk Dooley said...

The way things have been going, I wouldn't be surprised to see Palin in a white sheet from Saks. Saddened, yes. Surprised, no.

The GOP is a long ways away from being the party of Lincoln....