The McCain campaign, and particularly Palin, wrenched open a putrid can of worms with their over-the-top, racially-tinged rhetoric last week. It was just a dog-whistle, but the low-functioning cretins who make up the GOP's base got the message loud and clear, and they're responding in kind:
"As the crowd cheered at a Sarah Palin rally this morning in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a man in the audience grinned as he held up a stuffed monkey doll with a Barack Obama bumper sticker wrapped across its forehead." [...]You bought it, you own it -- "buy the ticket, take the ride" (as HST would say). Nice work, McCain/Palin.
"After Palin finished her remarks this morning, the man holding the stuffed monkey seemed to notice that a video camera was pointed at him, at which point he removed the Obama sticker from the doll’s head and crumpling it up in his hand."