Not many bloggers have the patience, or the stomach, to document racist commentators on conservative websites. Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs is an exception.
He has posted on the stomach-churning comments which followed the death of Whitney Houston. Today, he looks at those which have followed the murder Sunday, allegedly by an American soldier, of 16 Afghan civilians including nine children.
I’ve looked at about a dozen right wing sites this morning to see how they’d react to the news from Afghanistan, and the comments at every single one of them were full of people celebrating the killings, praising the soldier who allegedly committed them, and denying there was any crime, while at the same time frantically trying to blame the crime on President Obama.
Here is a sample:
A dead Mus lim is a good Mus lim. Give the soldier a medal.
musIim civilians????? Yea Right…Blow Me
This soldier made a great point. You kiI I our family, we will kil l yours.
What comes around goes around That soldier deserves a medal!!!!!
I don’t see a problem here.
Obama just announced that he is personally going to provide fe la tio to every Afghani male to compensate for their loss.
I don’t think he was unbalanced. I think he was getting some payback. It’s nice to see someone on our side who actually wants to hurt the enemy.
WAAAAAY TO GO!!!!!
But why did he stop? Run out of ammo?
It’s a start. Now for the rest of the bastards.
There are pages and pages and pages more in the same vein. The misspelling is deliberate to avoid software filters. Yes, the ‘N’ word makes several appearances.
One lone commentator on the Fox News site calls for a reasoned response:
The comments here are why we lose out to the left all the time in what is deemed to be the mainstream media. To say that this President is wrong for an apology is moronic. Stop letting your hate for Obama drive you to the point of lunacy. For ANY american solder to do this goes against everything we stand for in this country and if you allow your hatred for “mooo-lims” as you call them, or anyone that has an opposing view shape your mind then we have lost half the battle. We all talk about loving this country, having god in our lives, and being the party of the people correct? Well I must say that if the views expressed here are the TRUE feelings of the average american then I want not part of YOUR america. Most of you sound worse than what you would say ANY liberal can ever dream of. Your ignorance only sets our cause back and with this prevailing mentality Obama and the dems will wipe the floor with the conservative party. And what’s worse is that in the true meaning of a democratic debate you should be able to express your views freely and to the public. I truly doubt that many of you would go on camera OR use the same words in public because you would be discounted by anyone with common sense. The ignorance in this is what has killed any chance the Tea Party had will divide conservatives to the point that we have no hope of truly being heard.
Picking up on this slurry of vicious racism, the Booman Tribune notes that in HBO’s movie “Game Change” about the 2008 campaign, John McCain is shown deliberately resisting a negative and destructive campaign against Obama. However, Palin’s rallies are shown as stirring just the sort of racism now blatant on many right-wing websites. McCain eventually declares that he never wanted to run “this kind of campaign.”
There’s another point in the movie that takes place right after McCain concedes the election to Obama. He talks to Palin and he tells her that she will now be a leader of the party and she shouldn’t cede that leadership to the Rush Limbaughs of the world because they will destroy the party. I don’t know if McCain ever said anything like that to Palin, but she didn’t take his advice if he did.
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