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A staple of every mad scientist movie is the scene when the scientist can only look on in horror as he loses control of his monstrous invention, which turns on him and threatens the general public. After weeks of fomenting fear and upset amongst jittery, redneck-y crowds, John McCain’s living that moment. Yesterday, he was booed by his own rally after trying to turn down the fiery hate rhetoric that his own campaign has fuelled against Obama. His repulsive pandering may result in some terrible consequences.

“I don’t trust Obama,” a woman said. “I have read about him. He’s an Arab.”

McCain shook his head in disagreement, and said:

“No, ma’am. He’s a decent, family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with (him) on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign is all about.”

He had drawn boos with his comment: “I have to tell you, he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”

The anti-Obama taunts and jeers are noticeably louder when McCain appears with Palin, a big draw for GOP social conservatives. She accused Obama this week of “palling around with terrorists” because of his past, loose association with a 1960s radical. If less directly, McCain, too, has sought to exploit Obama’s Chicago neighborhood ties to William Ayers, while trying simultaneously to steer voters’ attention to his plans for the financial crisis.

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