Monday, April 07, 2008

"Ed Shultz: "McCain is a warmonger." So what else is new?"

Michael Hood (BlatherWatch):
You'd-a thunk he'd called him a Moslem or something. Talk radio's Ed Shultz (KPTK m-f,12-3p) called Presidential candidate John "Bomb-bomb" McCain a "warmonger" at a North Dakota Democratic rally overnight.

And boyo, what a stink's been raised in the McCain-sucking legacy press! Even the New York Times had it on the front page this morning.
Since we've been calling the dangerous old militarist the same thing we quick right-clicked off The Times to the dictionary to see if the meaning of the word had been changed on us since we learned the word in high school.

Nope: a warmonger is still "One who advocates or attempts to stir up war."

McCain's campaign is upset, troubled, disappointed, etc. -- imagine... a radio talk host saying such a thing! Denying McCain was having a liver spot transplant, they issued a statement:

"Barack Obama's willingness to stand-down after a surrogate of his campaign callously called John McCain a 'warmonger' demonstrates an incredible comfort with the old-style politics he claims to reject."

"I am not a warmonger!" McCain was heard to mutter as his caregiver trimmed his toenails.

Then the wimpish Obama campaign did a little bowing and scraping: Traveling press secretary Jen Psaki said: “John McCain is not a warmonger and should not be described as such. He’s a supporter of a war that Senator Obama believes should have never been authorized and never been waged.”

We're seeing the campaign to come. The candidates will pretend to be above it all while the surrogates do the heavy lifting. Sound familiar? that's because it's no different than the last Presidential election.

Remember the hapless war hero John Kerry scrambling to defend himself from the pernicious attacks against his war record, while the combat-dodging rich kid who went AWOL for nearly a year during Vietnam sat back and smirked?

Even McCain made a few ineffectual cluck-clucks over that one. Expect a lot more of that this year.

Of course McCain is a warmonger. And it's not just because he sang "bomb, bomb Iran" to a popular Beach Boys tune, or said we could be in Iraq for a hundred years. He never saw a war he didn't like. Sure, he quibbled ineffectively with the war criminal Rumsfeld and his feckless and inept prosecution of the war: but he was every step of the way with President Bush and the neocons getting us into that disasterly conflict, and ever since.

If the Republicans can dog Obama with being too far left, and their black-op grinders supply the bottom feeders with slimy false memes about anti-Semitism, his secret Islamic agenda, his black separatist preacher, we can fucking well identify McCain for the dodgy, doddering, 20th-century warmonger that he is.
Howie P.S.: I only agree with Michael Hood 66 2/3% of the time, but when I do (like right now), it's 100%.

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