Hoist by his own petard
See, this is what happens when you use hate as a strategy. No, not a tactic, a strategy.
John McCain on Friday moved to calm rising anger among his supporters at rival Barack Obama, calling him a decent man and at one point taking the microphone away from a woman who had called Obama an Arab.
Their anger apparently still at flash point, McCain’s supporters then booed him for his conciliatory words about Obama.
I’d feel sorry for him, if I weren’t so busy enjoying the schadenfreude. Did McCain really think he could keep that kind of evil neatly reined in once he unleashed it?
Addendum: Saw this op-ed column today, doing a more in-depth analysis and linking some stuff I hadn’t heard about (e.g., a black reporter being booted from a McCain rally because, AFAanyoneCT, he was black).