A Sign of the Times?

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Monday, October 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. — As Sen. John McCain’s motorcade arrived for a rally at Cape Fear Community College, this sign, featuring a photo of Osama bin Laden in between photos of a cigarette-smoking Sen. Barack Obama and Thomas Wright, a former North Carolina state legislator who was convicted of fraud, was on display outside the venue:

As we exited the press bus, a young man wearing an Obama T-shirt took down the sign and laid it face down on the ground. It was among other signs, including one supporting Sen. Elizabeth Dole. I don’t know how long the sign was up, but lots of people were standing around, and it didn’t appear to be causing any sort of controversy — at least not enough to cause any McCain supporters to take it down.

Categories & Tags: Elections 2008| McCain| Obama| Politics| |

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42 Comments

lloyd Jacobson
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

So dis-respectful these North Carolinians….
Why insult a man who used to keep your state flush in cigarette revenue?


metametta
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

oy gevalt!!!!


dberkman
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

Whaddayuh expect in a state that kept electing Jesse Helms to the Senate???


Tchalla
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:13 pm

Rep are the party of division, racism, and bigotry. When have you ever heard Rep talk about issues? Rep rather stroke fear in the public than run a respectable campaign. Now you don't see Dem with a pile of ashes and field dressed mooses, in their front lawns for McCain/Palin.


MIA
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

I pity that person. And I will vote for Obama/Biden 08'


JJB
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:21 pm

typical McCain supporters, haters, disgusting……….McCain will reap what he sowed, his campaign mailed out letters that Obama was an Arab………..Did McCain make them take it down?


Joanna
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

So, someone from North Carolina is trying to portray smoking as something unsavory? That's amusing.


Grace in Orlando
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

McCain/Palin are running trash campaign, attracting trashy supporters. It is time to America to take the trash to the curb for recycling.


Marc
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

The location: Cape Fear CC.
Perfect!


Jim Robinson
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

That poster just screams Freeper. In fact, I'd be willing to bet it was one of those sad little basement dwellers is behind it.


Libby
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

I really don't understand what the Republican Party stands for anymore. Does anyone know? It seems that their “base” is nothing but a bunch of uneducated, ignorant, racist bigots who wallow in hatred and righteousness. They make me sick. I can't wait for President Obama to be in the White House!!!!


Lawyermommy
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

It is amazing these things are allowed to be played out on American soil.

And inspite of all these things, McCain still claims he does not understand the extreme anger against Obama. So much so that at some of his raliies people are calling for Obama to be killed???? And McCain permits these types of signs/??

I am no Democrat, but as an Independent, these tactics have made a MCcain vote from me ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE.


Des
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

I guess if this is OK for some racists,then they would have no problem with McCain flanked by Hitler and Mussolini.Dangerous Bigots.


Brnmar
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

Dirty politics trying to keep in power the same lying politicians (President and VP) now leading our country.


jp
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

probably done by a dem. the dem. moral guidance leaders such as madonna can show a picture of mcain with swaztikas and that is ok, double standards it seems, the socialist spew their own hatred.


Brian Aandahl
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

This is the only way to make John McCain look good, By comparing Barack Obama to Bin Ladin. Just this last summer, Obama was a celebrity and not ready to lead. Now that McCain's Palin edge is gone, and Obama is leading in the polls, all they can do claim that Obama is a terrorist. I'm glad this tactic has hurt McCain, I think he deserves it.


Des
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

I just watched Campbell Brown on CNN and she mentioned something the MSM has not commented on.At a McCain rally, a woman thought Obama was an Arab and McCain said, Oh No he is a decent family man. So are the over 1 million Arab Americans and 7 million Muslims law abiding citizens are automatically disqualified from higher office because of their race or culture or religion? and are all terrorists?,but Henry Kissinger a non-American born should be allowed to run by a constitutional amendment.America has truly lost its soul to the right wing racists.


Jeremy
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 6:15 pm

Maybe we need to put one up that has a picture of Bush, McCain, and Cheney


roald
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

Des – no arguments from me. Unfortunately, we have to knock down one barrier at a time. A generation back, neither a Black man nor a woman would have been considered by either major party. Right now, it is not possible for a non-Christian or someone of semitic background to be considered. I hope to live long enough to see that end.


roald
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

jp – Madonna was wrong. McCain and Palin are wrong. Please do not excuse a bad act by pointing to another bad act.


roald
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 6:20 pm

I think there are two groups of Republicans, the ones you describe and what's left of the old guard. We saw that during the voting for the bailout.


cagney
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

Maybe put a sign of McCain, G.Gordon Liddy and Keating.


Jonas
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

Why Mccain camp don't stop the true hatred and divison of instruments that is deployed by there followers?


Tim McFarland
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

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Wade
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

If you're going to hold up a sign like that, alright. Have the balls to hold it, then. Don't chicken out and just leave it there. Stand up like a man. Let's see the face behind the views.


whocares
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

i'm a socialist!!! fuck yeah!!!


cb
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

I do not care what anyone says, McPalin condone this kind of behavior. I was told at Obama rallies, homemade signs are not allowed. All McPlain have to do is make a short speech before the rally, stating they will not allow racist or violent language or signs, have they done that? Somebody talk me down. The excuse that they did not hear the hate is crap.


cb
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

A sign like that would be sweet revenge, but remember, we are not that evil. Lets leave the fearmongering and hatred to the Republicans, they are very good at it.


Winston Smith
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

1984… 2 minutes hate… ignorance is strength.


dhakkan
Comment posted October 13, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

what if a woman is putting the sign. How can she stand up like a man. You're a sexist!!!!!


bodo
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 3:23 am

I know these people believe they are helping McCain. I guess they are too stupid to realize that this damages him.


L Wilkerson
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 5:03 am

I also thought you weren't suppose to bring those signs in either. I think that both campaigns should not have anything that says NO. Just have things that say vote for them. Most people have already made up their mind. I think that the youth are going to be the most important factor in this race to the White House.


Russell
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 5:06 am

jp…Madonna is not running for office. No one from Mccain or Obama's camp need answer for the comments of a private citizen. That is just beyond the pale!


L Wilkerson
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 5:07 am

I agree. Let's stay focused. I think that is what is helping the campaign the most. Just remember all the people who marched and sat at the counters of diners.


L Wilkerson
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 5:09 am

That 's a good way to look at it.


L Wilkerson
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 5:11 am

I think that for the rest of the election there should be no more negative ads except regarding the issues. I think that Hannity, O'Reilly and elisabeth (ther view) should not be able to talk about anything except the issues. Most of the people who come on to talk about Obama seem like Robots … It should only be the issues.


TinNC
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 6:42 am

Mcain and Palin have brought out the latent racist in their followers and have taken our fine country back 50+ years. They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. Check out the link below:

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jp
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 4:30 pm

Hey Russell i doubt if Mcain put the sign there himself but im sure Barak Hussien Obama accepts money from Madonna which makes her a campaign financier and he doesnt denounce her hateful spewings.


jp
Comment posted October 14, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

Hey Russell i doubt if Mcain put the sign there himself but im sure Barak Hussien Obama accepts money from Madonna which makes her a campaign financier and he doesnt denounce her hateful spewings.


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Comment posted June 3, 2010 @ 1:10 am

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Comment posted September 4, 2010 @ 8:39 am

typical McCain supporters, haters, disgusting……….McCain will reap what he sowed, his campaign mailed out letters that Obama was an Arab………..Did McCain make them take it down?


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Comment posted May 7, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

I also thought you weren’t suppose to bring those signs in either. I
think that both campaigns should not have anything that says NO.


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