It's no secret that racists & bigots tend to vote Republican. I mean, I'm not saying that all Republicans are racist, but the truth is that if you measure your hate by the color of my skin, you're probably not going to vote Democratic (and certainly not in this election). And, I suppose that I don't have a problem with racists voting. As long as their eligible to vote, shouldn't they be allowed to express their opinion, no matter how wrong it is?
Until this election, however, the racists kept a lower profile when it came to national elections. Sometimes they disguised their racism as classism (which was roundly mocked in the 'Billionaires for Bush' campaign, which had the slogan 'Tax Cuts for Me, Not for My Maid'), and sometimes they came disguised as crime-fighting (Willie Horton, anyone?). Sometimes, the racists just shut their mouth, knowing that as long as they voted red, their agenda would be satisfied.
This campaign changed all of that. The racists are coming out in droves, and they're no longer afraid to admit it. Check out these videos. Look at the woman who says that she knows that Obama is a terrorist because of his bloodline (what heritage? his white family in Kansas? or his black family?). Look at the man with a MONKEY that he calls LITTLE HUSSEIN (Obama's middle name) who is wearing an OBAMA sticker! Look at how when protesters acuse him of being racist, he raises the monkey HIGHER! Oh and it's a little off-topic, but don't forget the misogynistic comments vis-a-vis rape kits ('She should die!' and 'She should pay double!').
Add to these videos recordings of people at McCain/Palin rallies who screamed 'Kill Him' in regards to Obama, and it seems clear that these awful awful people have decided that it's time for them to come out of the closet and own up to their racism and bigotry. I hope that when they come out to their families, their parents can still love them, because I surely can't. You know, being a racist and bigot is a choice.