McCain pulls ads from PUMA sites, citing rightwing racism
by Geekesque, Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 01:51:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (CNN) - John McCain's campaign will stop advertising on several pro-Hillary Clinton Web sites that have attacked Barack Obama for being unpatriotic and, in one case, compared the Democratic nominee-in-waiting to Adolf Hitler. . . .
One Web site, called Stop-Obama.org, is a group blog comprised of disaffected Clinton supporters, some of whom are now supporting McCain. Three different banners ads, one of which featured McCain standing side-by-side with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, were running on the site until Monday.
The stuff those noble progressives in PUMA say about Obama below the fold.
A recent post on the blog outlined the "simple parallels" between Obama and Hitler, and accused Obama's audiences of having the same cult mentality that characterized followers of the German dictator.
Yes, he's a gay African communist Muslim Nazi.
McCain's ads have also shown up on a pro-Clinton Web site named "Obama WTF" that accuses Obama of being "spineless," having "communist influences,""courting Jew haters" and being "in the pocket of America haters."
Nah, no ratfucking going on with this movement.
SavagePolitics.com, another anti-Obama site that has been targeted with McCain ads, has called Obama a "bold faced liar, a thief, a sexist and a racist."
Sadly, this talk is more typical than atypical of PUMA types.
Remember that the biggest PUMA blog was founded by someone who was banned from Daily Kos for posting a virulently Islamaphobic diary and who refers to Barack Obama as the "Affirmative Action candidate.".
And, of course, No Quarter is an offshoot of the Ku Klux Klan, as is Hillaryis44.org.
But, other than that, the notion that PUMA is founded on rightwing hate and bigotry is a pure myth.