We need to repeat this headline over and over again. Because this is how the Republicans are going to run Senator McCain’s campaign: with race-baiting and outright intolerance — playing up the irrational fears of its toothless, inbred constituency in places like Tennessee, where this is happening:
Tennessee Republican Party put out a press release entitled “Anti-Semites For Obama,” accusing “Barack Hussein Obama” of being anti-Israel and linked to Louis Farrakhan. And just to sweeten the deal, they included the picture of Obama in native African clothing.
Tennessee, you might recall, is where Republicans used race-baiting against Harold Ford in ’06.
Racist McCain Republicans. Racist McCain Republicans. Racist McCain Republicans.
UPDATE: This Josh Marshall item is essential reading.