Seeds of misinformation sown by Sen. John McCain’s camp have sprouted into thorny pine bushes that the presidential nominee has been forced to quash lately.
Over the weekend, Allhiphop.com reported that McCain’s campaign confirmed the removal of Bobby May, its campaign chair for Buchanan County, Va., after penning a racially charged column satirizing the policies of Sen. Barack Obama last week.
In “The (Clarified) Platform of Barack Hussein Obama,” May wrote that as president, Obama would send American tax dollars “to Africa so that the Obama family there can skim off enough to allow them to free their goats and live the American Dream.”
In an effort to falsely link Obama to an Islamic terrorist background, the prominent GOP member quipped that Obama would replace the U.S. flag’s 50 stars “with a star and crescent logo,” a traditional Islamic symbol.
May left no stereotypical stone unturned in his column for The Voice, a newspaper in the battleground state of Virginia. When it came to the drug crisis, he ranted that the Democratic presidential contender would “raise taxes to pay for free drugs for Obama’s inner-city political base while protecting the second amendment’s right to bear arms for only, “gang-bangers, illegal aliens, Islamo-Facist terrorists, and Sen. Jim Webb’s aide.” Phillip Thompson, one of Webb’s top aides, was arrested last year after trying to carry a loaded pistol with extra ammunition into a Senate office building.
As for the White House, he said Obama would “hire the rapper Ludacris to paint it black.” How would the paint job be funded? According to May, current treasurer for the Virginia Buchanan County Republican Party, “taxes [would] be increased to buy enough paint for the job plus spray-paint for the graffiti.”
U.S. currency would get an overhaul replacing former presidents with pictures of Oprah Winfrey, Ludacris, and Shelia Jackson-Lee, while appointing rapper 50 Cent to Treasury secretary.
According to the Los Angeles Times, May denied his column was racist and said the piece reflected his views alone. The dismissal comes as the McCain camp ramps up their attacks on personal links between Obama and Bill Ayers, the leader of the