Though snippets of Bobby May's column have appeared all over the news in the last 48 hours, this blogger was thoughtful enough to post an image of the entire column on the Web.
And Agence-Vleeptron Presse was thoughtful enough to transcribe the column, so you can read the entire Sample of the Thought of a McCain/Palin Chairman here.
This is the kind of guy you get to stand next to if you go to a rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin. This is who the McCain/Palin campaign appoints as the county chairman. (May is also Treasurer of the Buchanan County Republican Committee.)
Virginia has traditionally been a solid "given" for Republican candidates, but enthusiasm for Obama, particularly in northern Virginia (near Washington DC), has turned that upside-down, and Obama is now polling ahead of McCain. The McCain campaign is ferociously, and nastily, battling for a state which was once in the GOP bag. Elsewhere in Virginia, The Wall Street Journal (recently bought by Rupert Murdoch) reports:
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Sen. McCain's younger brother, Joe, 65, told supporters at a rally in Loudon County, a key northern Virginia battleground, that areas of the state where Obama has stronger support are "communist country." Mr. McCain, a former newspaper reporter and Navy petty officer, later apologized for the statement.
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Anyway, after a brief AP item about Bobby May's dismissal by the McCain campaign, check out Bobby May's column, and get a whiff of the McCain campaign in Virginia. A-VP types every damn word just for you.
Associated Press (US newswire)
Sunday 12 October 2008
McCain drops Virginia
GOP county chairman
over newspaper column
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign has ousted a prominent Virginia GOP figure who wrote a newspaper column mocking a potential Barack Obama administration.
A McCain spokeswoman said Bobby May was dropped this week from his job as McCain's Buchanan County campaign chairman.
May wrote in his column, "The (clarified) platform of Barack Hussein Obama," that if the Democratic senator were elected he would hire rapper Ludacris to paint the White House black and change the national anthem to the "Black National Anthem."
The column originally appeared in The Voice, a local newspaper.
May has worked on dozens of state Republican campaigns.
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The Buchanan County Voice
Buchanan County, Virginia USA
Friday 10 October 2008
The (clarified) platform
of Barack Hussein Obama
[by] Bobby May
In response to criticism that I favor John Mccain for president and only present "one side of the issues," I am listing for your consideration the platform of Barack Hussein Obama as best as I can figure it out after venting all for the hot air, straining out the honey and removing the smelly substance similar to what the old bull left behind.
I think I've did a pretty good job of boiling his positions down to their very essence for the sake of clarity.
HIGH GAS PRICES: Inflate your tires.
OBAMA'S LACK OF EXPERIENCE: Inflate his ego.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: Learn to speak Spanish.
TERRORIST THREAT TO AMERICA: Learn to speak Arabic.
IRAQ: Establish time table to turn tail and run.
HEALTH CARE FUNDING CRISIS: Don't get sick. And raise taxes.
ENERGY SOLUTIONS: NO coal mining. NO oil drilling. NO nuclear power. Use solar panels and wind turbines to power cell phones and iPods; walk everywhere you go, buy a bike if you have any money left after huge Obama tax increases are implemented.
NATURAL DISASTERS: Raise taxes.
JOB CREATION: Raise taxes.
REPARATIONS TO BLACK COMMUNITY: Opposes before Election Day and supports after Election Day.
FREEDOM OF RELIGION: Mandatory Black Liberation Theology courses taught in all churches -- raise taxes to pay for this mandate. Put Rev. Jeremiah Wright in charge. Condemnation of homosexuality from the pulpit will become a Class 1 Felony.
HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE: Raise taxes. And coddle sexual perverts. Give tax breaks for NAMBLA membership fees.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Raise taxes.
PUBLIC EDUCATION: Raise taxes.
NATURAL RESOURCES: Raise taxes.
DRUG CRISIS: Raise taxes to pay for free drugs for Obama's inner-city political base.
SPACE EXPLORATION: Raise taxes to send all Republicans to Mars.
ABORTION: Anywhere, anytime, for anyone for any reason up to 9 months and send taxpayers the bill. Encourage Partial Birth Abortion.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Keep buying foreign oil and sending billions to Muslim countries that hate us and want to destroy us.
TAXES: Soak the rich; everyone is hereby declared 'rich' for taxing purposes.
2ND AMENDMENT: Under Obama will only apply to gang-bangers, illegal aliens, Islamo-Fascist terrorists and Senator Jim Webb's aide.
REST OF U.S. CONSTITUTION: Appoint George Soros to update it for 21st Century, assing Socialist/Communist "grand ideas" and deleting First and Fourteeth Amendments upon advice of Buchanan County Democratic Party.
FOREIGN RELATIONS: Appoint Rev. Al Sharpton as Secretary of State, Jesse Jackson as UN Representative and let Bill Clinton handle all other "foreign relations" ... as long as Hillary doesn't find out! And raise taxes.
THE WHITE HOUSE: Hire rapper Ludacris to "paint it black." Taxes to be increased to buy enough paint to do the job plus spray-paint for graffiti.
THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES: Raise taxes to send $845 billion, send most to Africa so the Obama family there can skim off enough to allow them to free their goats and live the American Dream.
POLITICAL CORRUPTION: Yes. (Must in future be based on the Chicago model; no other restrictions will apply as long as Mayor Daley's machine gets a percentage.) And raise taxes.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: Change to the "Black National Anthem" by James Weldon Johnson. And raise taxes.
VOTING RIGHTS: Extend franchise to the French, English and especially the Germans due to their level of political sophistication and admiration of "The New Messiah."
STATEHOOD: Extend statehood the The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Kenya, Cuba, Palestine, Freedonia, Bugtussle and "The Free State of McDowell." Then raise taxes.
U.S. CURRENCY: Update photos to reflect U.S. diversity; include pictures of "great Americans" such as Oprah Winfrey, Ludacris, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lousiana Congressman William Jefferson (Obama's new Secretary of the Treasury -- 50 Cent refused position after learning that he would lose his crazy check if he accepted the nomination). And raise taxes.
U.S. FLAG: Replace 50 stars with a star and crescent logo; red stripes changed to green to represent Obama's tree-hugging radical environmentalism and his lack of experience. Flag label pins, having become a substitute for "real patriotism" will henceforth be banned.
And raise taxes.
U.S. MILITARY: Confiscate all weapons, substitute water pistols, pea shooters and bows with suction cup arrows. Replace U.S. flag on uniforms with peace symbols changing uniform color from green to pink and abolishing the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, replacing it with "A queer in every foxhole and a camouflage sex toy in every backpack" requirement. Condoms will be issued instead of bullets and brotherly love encouraged. Barney Frank will be the new Secretary of Defense (renamed Secretary of Peace and Love) and Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, Lindsay Lohan and Rick Boucher will all be made 5-star generals. And raise taxes.
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If Barack Obama, a/k/a "The Great One" or "The New Messiah" takes issue with any of the above then I dare him to meet me on County Talk next Friday to debate his plans to divide and conquer America and change Liberty and Freedom to Socialism and Communism.