there is at least one phrase from the mccain stump that rings true: "they say those who don't learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them." unfortunately not all representatives of his campaign seem to have gotten the memo.
there has been a lot of pro-america versus anti-america talk coming at us these days from our favorite angry mob inciter gov. palin and a slew of other repubs raising the question of who are the "real" americans. too broad? nancy pfotenhauer distilled it further, dismissing the part of virginia that was not the real virginia (and no she didn't mean west virginia). as john stewart aptly put it "what the pfuck?" this talk will no doubt be of enormous assistance when it comes to working across party lines to get us out of the mess this country is in. nothing screams bipartisanship like accusing one half of being anti-american. these offhand remarks by leaders int eh mccain campaign are fluff though really; minnesota rep. michele bachman broke it down to chris matthews, after ranting on about obama's clearly anti-american views.
"What I would say -- what I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would love to see an expose like that."
where have i heard about something like this before? oh yeah! from this guy: