Monday, April 07, 2008

Note to John McCain: If You Don't Want to be Called a Warmonger...

The Republicans are supposedly upset because liberal talk show host Ed Schultz referred to John McCain as a "warmonger" at a North Dakota Democratic Fundraiser. We are using the word "supposedly" because we can't believe that the party of the infamous Willie Horton ads; the party that tried to impeach an elected president over oral sex; the party that invented the term "swift-boating" by attacking John Kerry's patriotism is really that squeamish.

Assuming, however, that the delicate sensibilities of the GOP have been offended, here's our suggestion to John McCain and his GOP allies. If you don't want to be called a "warmonger" don't sing "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran" as if a war with Iran would be a laughing matter and don't say that you don't care if the U.S. has troops in Iraq for the next 100 years.

If, however, you want to act as if you don't care if the United States fights a third war with a Muslim country, then don't get offended when people call you a "warmonger." If the shoe fits, then don't complain about wearing it.

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