I so totally have a man-crush on this dude. He calls the Democrats ’socialists’, says Barack Obama is ‘bad for America’, and wants to privatize social security.
White supremacist and Teabagger lover Robert Stacy McCain has a man crush on Todd. His web site is sporting a picture of the guy on one of Todd's rods, the one embellished with "Mystik" stickers, not the one Todd prefers, the hotter rod, with "Woodys" stickers.
And who is this guy, hanging out with and bragging about his "relationship" with the First Dud? Here's Max Blumenthal on McCain, back in 2009:
So who is [Robert Stacy] McCain?
A former staffer for the conservative Washington Times, McCain has managed to become a player on the far right fringe, stirring controversy almost everywhere he goes. McCain was recruited to the Times in 1997 from a small paper in rural Georgia by former Times managing editor Fran Coombs. Under the watch of Coombs and editor-in-chief Wesley Pruden, both Southern conservatives with connections to white nationalist groups, McCain turned the Times’ “Culture Briefs” section into a bulletin board for the racist right, promoting articles from racist publications like the Occidental Quarterly and the Virginia-based neo-Nazi leader Bill White, who has described McCain as a friend. McCain was himself a member of the neo-Confederate group, the League of the South, which favors a “second secession” from the United States and has been labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
In his spare time, McCain busied himself by ranting about interracial marriage on an online message board. "[T]he media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion,” McCain wrote. “The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sister-in-law, and THIS IS NOT RACISM [caps in original], no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us."
According to former Washington Times reporter George Archibald, during a discussion in the newsroom about civil rights in August 2002, McCain rose from his desk to defend slavery as “good for the blacks and good for property owners.” “He is just a complete animalistic racist,” Archibald told me. Marlene Johnson, the Times’ former arts section editor and an African-American, told me McCain was “an avowed segregationist.”
When I began reporting on McCain’s racial exploits for an article for The Nation, which was published on September 20, 2006, I began receiving unsolicited late night phone calls from McCain. In one such call, McCain refused to respond to the allegations leveled by his colleagues. Instead, he insisted I come to the Raven Grill, a dive bar in Washington DC’s Mount Pleasant section, to meet him and someone named “Carlos.” I simply repeated my request for a response to the charges. McCain again refused. Finally, the bizarre phone calls stopped.
That's the guy hanging out with Todd and Sarah in Wasilla this week.
Don't you love the CNN headline playing while Erickson is hoping he can French kiss Joe the Teabagger ASAP?
TEA PARTY BEATS THE ESTABLISHMENT
A note: I'm not beating on these guys over whether or not they're gay. It is a pity, though, that so many of the prominent GOP figures who have either come out on their own, or were busted, have done everything possible to make the lives of anyone in the LBGTQ community as miserable as possible.
Update - 5:00 p.m. Friday: Todd Palin and I were in lines this afternoon at a business in Wasilla. I had to go sit in the waiting area while my problem was being dealt with. When Todd was done, I asked him questions about Robert Stacy McCain. It went like this (paraphrased):
Phil: Hey, Todd. Phil Munger
Todd: Oh, hi.
Phil: Were you aware that Robert Stacy McCain, the guy you were hanging out with earlier in the week has a reputation as a white supremacist and has been considered a racist by an organization funded by the B,nai Brith?
Phil: There've been lots of articles about it. He's a member of a group that wants the South to secede again, and doesn't think inter-racial marriage is a good idea.
Todd: Lots of articles, huh. That doesn't mean anything.
Phil: The Southern Poverty Law Center's articles about McCain's friends and organizations he's belonged to or belong to are very well researched, even footnoted sometimes.
Todd: Well, I just found out about the guy.
Phil: A lot was written about McCain when there was a possibility he'd be helping Sarah on her book, Todd.
Todd: I'll look into it.
Phil: You should. Nice talking.