October 31, 2008

McCain staffers profiling people on appearance

Watch what you look like, citizen: Audience members were thrown out of John McCoward's campaign event in a Cedar Falls rally Sunday even though they were not protesting.

“I saw a couple that had been escorted out and they were confused as well, and the girl was crying, so I said ‘Why are you crying? and she said ‘I already voted for McCain, I’m a Republican, and they said we had to leave because we didn’t look right,’” Lara Elborno, a student, said. “They were handpicking these people and they had nothing to go off of, besides the way the people looked.”

Elborno said she’s stunned at how the situation was handled, especially McCain’s staffers’ refusal to discuss the matter.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” she said.

Despite repeated attempts, McCain’s campaign could not be reached for comment.

Of course not.


Anonymous said...

gotta wonder if that little experience changed a point of view or two, huh????
don't these people READ?
Did they just *miss* the last 8 years or WHAT?
WTF indeed!

big em said...

Yeah, exactly siri! Makes you wonder how many times these low/middle income Republican voters have to be shit-on before they get the message?? I'm beginning to believe it will take another Great Depression before we even have a chance for fundamental positive change in this country -- and of course that's a risky proposition because there's no guarantee that we will get another Roosevelt instead of a Reagan/Nixon or W who would exacerbate it...