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Yet another Republican trying to *scare* people into turning against Obama.

What kind of message does that send? To these kids & to the country?



Coverage of this story on Fox (of all places):


GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. — A suburban Detroit woman has decided to scare up the vote among neighborhood children by just offering treats to John McCain supporters.

Shirley Nagel of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., handed out candy Friday only to those who shared her support for the Republican presidential candidate and his running mate Sarah Palin. Others were turned away empty-handed.

TV station WJBK says a sign outside Nagel's house warned: "No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters or kids of supporters."

Nagel calls Democrat Barack Obama "scary."

When asked about children who were turned away empty-handed and crying, she said: "Oh well. Everybody has a choice."

I wonder if that woman really thought she was going to "win over" some votes for McCain via these tactics... I mean, did she really think this was a good idea? 

Do you?

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fraterseraphino
Nov. 2nd, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
*shrug* Is this any worse than Sarah Palin effigy hung in Halloween display?
minerva5
Nov. 2nd, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think so.
fraterseraphino
Nov. 2nd, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Really? And if Obama was hung in effigy?
minerva5
Nov. 2nd, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Well, I personally would see an Obama effigy as the same thing as the Palin effigy. However, I also recognize that others may be more offended by the Obama one because of our country's history.

The only reason why I say the candy one is worse is because there is no reason to treat children like that based on what their parents believe... that's not going to teach them anything good. AND children will look at the Palin effigy and not see it as anything more than a halloween trick...something that makes sense with the holiday. Refusing to give a kid candy is not something they would understand.

One is an expression of one's own personal beliefs and the other is vindictive against the innocent. One disturbs me way more than the other.
inaxismundi
Nov. 2nd, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
yeah, I agree with you completely here.
minerva5
Nov. 2nd, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm pretty sure that would change my vote! We are talking about candy here...a very rare commodity. Phew, it's a good thing children can't vote or there might be mass chaos.
d_liriumtremens
Nov. 4th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
This woman is crazy! I wouldn't want her candy anyway.
enjoybeing
Nov. 4th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
LMAO
d_liriumtremens
Nov. 4th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
You gotta figure, if she's crazy enough to turn children away for their parents exercising their constitutionally protected rights, she's probably the same person your parents warned you about when you first started trick-or-treating....razor blades in the candy and such. I'd avoid her house like the plague.
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