- Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and veteran of the civil rights movement, says the negative tone of the Republican presidential campaign reminds him of the hateful atmosphere that segregationist Gov. George Wallace fostered in Alabama in the 1960s.
Republican candidate John McCain on Saturday called Lewis' remarks "shocking and beyond the pale."
In a statement issued Saturday, Lewis said McCain and running mate Sarah Palin were "sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse." He noted that Wallace also ran for president.
"George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights," said Lewis, who is black. "Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama." » whole article
This really isn't incredibly shocking, considering the guy's a black Democrat, but holy shit y'all
McCain is going to start bombing churches and overturning the 14th amendment! Take cover!
I think it's pretty ridic to hear a Democrat
accusing McCain of promoting animosity. Can anybody remind me where McCain told his followers to yell in others' faces?
Might I also remind the obvious liberals who are watching the community that this is, in fact, the wrong community for you? Jus'sayin.