McCain wins key endorsement

Via the AP:

Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said. “Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.”

So… if there is a terrorist attack in the days before the election, are Americans stupid enough to do exactly what al-Qaida wants, and elect the “impetuous” John McCain?


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    YellowPup spews:

    McCain is still polling higher in categories like “best commander-in-chief,” “best on terrorism,” and so on. So this might play well into their fear/outrage narrative, and help them “turn the page on the economy.”

    I seem to remember over the summer someone from McCain’s campaign, or some other party hack, wishing aloud that the terrorists would attack, because it would help John McCain. Well, now the circle is complete: if we can’t elect Obama, the terrorists win.

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    Meeester Marvin Cynical spews:

    GOP Rep. Robin Hayes, Saturday:

    Liberals hate real Americans that work and achieve and believe in God.

    Rep. Hayes’ spokeswoman, Monday:

    Hayes spokeswoman, Amanda Little, says that Hayes absolutely denies making the comments that appear in the Observer article. She noted that other national reporters were at the event and didn’t pick up on what the Observer reported. […]

    Hayes spokeswoman Little is still denying it and accuses The Crypt of “irresponsible journalism.”

    Rep. Hayes, yesterday, after an audio recording of his comments surfaced:

    I genuinely did not recall making the statement and, after reading it, there is no doubt that it came out completely the wrong way. I actually was trying to work to keep the crowd as respectful as possible, so this is definitely not what I intended.

    Gov. Sarah Palin, last Wednesday:

    We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation.

    Gov. Palin, last night on CNN:

    I certainly don’t want that interpreted as one area being more patriotic or more American than another. If that’s the way it has come across, I apologize.

    GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann, last Wednesday:

    MATTHEWS: So you believe that Barack Obama may have anti- American views.

    REP. BACHMANN: Absolutely. I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views. That’s what the American people are concerned about. . . .

    GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Sunday:

    HOST: You do feel his [Obama’s] views are anti-American?

    BACHMANN: I feel his views are concerning. I’m calling on the media to investigate them. I’m not saying that his views are anti-American. That was a misreading of what I said. And so I don’t believe that’s my position.

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    headless lucy spews:

    Sarah Palin, much like a liberal ‘Montessori’ teacher, is just trying to make the rubes feel better about themselves by pumping them up about being ‘real Americans’. You know, the kind of American that equates towing the Gooper line with love of country.

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    correctnotright spews:

    @6: Al qaeda loves republicans – they fall into the trap of land wars in Asia so easily. Al qaeda’s whole recruitment is based on the unnecessary war in Iraq. And Bush and McCain’s focus on Iraq has let al qaeda rebuild in Afghanistan.

    The two extremes were made for each other – they each help the other to recruit.

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    alvin spews:

    Obama’s friends are the lowest level of patriots this country has seen in many years.
    Any fool who believes obama as a leader of the free world is as socialist as he and his wife are.
    The press can only survive under socialism as the latest financial reports prove.

    It’s not a surprise they will not report his lies until after the election if he wins you (Patriots) will be shocked at what they have kept from our country.
    Lock and load.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    8 alvin

    Obama’s winning, so instead of gun you better buy some Kleenex and an adult incontinence undergarment.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Sure looks like the terrorists are palling around with the righties’ candidate! Why aren’t the righties raising an uproar about the people they’re associating with? And this isn’t something that happened 40 years ago, either, these terrorists are killing our soldiers on Afghanistan’s battlefields right now!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 Of course Palin loves small towns. Wages are lower there. Often the best work in town is the 5-cent graveyard shift differential paid by the meatpacking plant over and above the legal minimum wage.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Hey Alvin! Are you a new troll? As the ex-officio HA greeter, it’s my duty to explain the ad hoc HA posting rules to new trolls! Are you ready? One, two, three, go:

    1. This is a liberal blog.
    2. Anyone can post here except JCH.
    3. There is no censorship.
    4. As liberals, our mission is to verbally kick the living shit out of fascist traitors like you.
    5. No mercy for wingnuts!
    6. Our terms are unconditional surrender; there will be trials.
    7. klake is a nazi.

    Any questions?

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    Ekim spews:

    Hey Alvin

    Most all of the trolls here prefer fucking goats, though there is at least one pedophile. That seems to be a recurring theme nationally among repugs like you.

    What is your pleasure? Goats, chickens, cows, an occasional pig? Maybe cats?

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    Alvin spews:

    All you marxist, socialist, left wing wackos.

    If Nobama steals this election, you all better go underground as we will fight to overthrow you.
    Not in court shit heads.

    We will stop this economy and remove our money which will doom NOBAMA.

    The Corporations are getting ready now to help us destroy him.
    God Bless

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    Broadway Joe spews:

    Ooooh, hollow threats! I just looooove hollow threats!

    Here’s a promise for you, kid, not a threat: you’re about to become irrelevant. So don’t bother threatening us. You wouldn’t even know which end of a gun to hold, you don’t have any money to ‘remove’ (McDonald’s just doesn’t pay well, y’know, except in Washington, with the highest minimum wage in the nation), and the body corporate is about to be put back on the leash George II foolishly took them off of.

    So go back to your Palin-fantasies (don’t worry, bro – she’ll be in Playboy in two years – bank on it), and just remember that the cops are always on the lookout for people who act out.

    Remember this as your new mantra: “I’m a Rethuglican, and I’m irrelevant.”