Maybe you’ve seen the fuss over a comment made by liberal talk radio host Ed Schultz last Friday, April fourth. He was speaking at an Obama fund-raiser in North Dakota and happened to call John McCain a warmonger.
Zounds! How dare those far-left (read liberal) agents of smear and character assassination attempt to slime the good name of Johnny (Bomb Bomb Iran) McCain! Remember that catchy little tune the senator sang for us?
The right wing bloggers quickly puffed up into their favorite posture of self-righteous indignation.
North Dakota's Democrats selected far-left radio talk show host Ed Schultz to warm up the crowd before Barack Obama's speech; he did so by calling John McCain "a warmonger." Obama did nothing to distance himself from Schultz's smear. - poligazette
What’s most interesting about this entire affair, though, is that it shows us how the Democrats will campaign against the GOP. Republicans are “warmongers” and “hatemongers.” The far-left will, undoubtedly, start attacking McCain incredibly aggressively ASAP. – powerlineblog
Robert M. Duncan, the chairman of the Republican National Committee chimed in with his outrage, “Enough is enough. Senator Obama has an obligation to speak out and publicly reject and denounce — not applaud — the shameful and contemptible remarks made by his surrogates.”
There go those liberals for you, shameful and contemptible. Contrast that remark with the diplomatic and respectful comment Johnny Bomb Bomb made about Hillary at a GOP Presidential debate.
He said, “If Senator Clinton has her way, al-Qaeda will trumpet to the world that they have beaten the United States.”
See? Now there’s the way to talk about a senator and peer. Never mind that “liberal” senator refuses to admit that her support for the invasion of Iraq was a lapse in judgment. Why, she was so liberal that she co-sponsored the failed Flag Protection Act of 2005 with Republican Senator Robert Bennett. No wonder al-Qaeda loves her. They don’t like our Constitution either.
They probably love McCain even more for fervently supporting the Iraq War. After all, that war was, and is, al-Qaeda’s biggest propaganda victory.
McCain told reporters, “Mr. Schultz is entitled to his views. I would hope that in keeping with his commitment that Senator Obama would condemn such language, since it was part of his campaign.'’
Ever the politically correct liberals they are, the Obama people quickly stepped in to cringe from the Right’s howling rage. Traveling press secretary Jen Psaki said in a written statement: “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.”
It’s a good thing Ed Schultz has the spine to stand behind his words.
"He voted for this war," Schultz told the Associated Press on Saturday. "He's a perpetrator of the war. He's an advocate of the war. In my personal definition, that's a warmonger."
Ed is correct, of course. My American Heritage Dictionary defines warmonger as, “One who advocates or attempts to stir up war.”
As we remember, it was not just Bush, Cheney, and the neocons doing all the saber rattling back in 2002.
That would include Hillary Clinton, as well as many Democrats, and nearly every Republican politician. A country does not start an unprovoked war without a warmongering dominant party in its government.
The definition also fits the entire American corporate media, not that they would ever admit to their near total failure of investigative reporting. They were much too busy being “fair and balanced”. You know, like having at least twice as many pro-war as pro-peace opinions in print and on air.
Real men and women admit their mistakes and accept the facts. So don’t look for any acknowledgment of reality from our budding fascist politicians. They would love for us to forget the past and just move on, nothing to see here.
In the meantime, I’m still waiting for a Democrat to find the sense to respond to those truth-sensitive Republicans and offer them the truce Adlai E. Stevenson once suggested.
“I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”
Sunday, April 6, 2008
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Dave my opinion is that, when McCain was broken under torture in Vietnam and traded information for preferential treatment, it did something to his head. I'm not faulting him for breaking. Many did. I can't say that I wouldn't break under torture. But I think that the guilt remaining from that experience is not only behind his well documented emotional instability, but also behind his tendency to overcompensate for his own past failings by choosing the most aggressive response, namely war. Does that make a warmonger? I can't say, but clearly McBoomBoom is too unstable to be trusted with armies and nukes.
Bomb Bomb Iran 100 years in Iraq McCain.
If it walks like a war monger and quaks like a war monger then by golly it's a war monger.
McCain seeks glory in war to satisfy and prove himself to his ancestors.
He constantly blurs the line between Sunni, Shia, Al Qaeda, and just who Iran is supporting. He plays the dumb confused old man but I think he is purposely trying to conflate Iran with Al Qaeda because it supports his agenda of bombing Iran...which makes him, you guessed it, a war monger.
BTW, McCain and Al Qaeda agree, Iran is bad news. Al Qaeda wants the U.S. to bomb Iran. I wonder if McCain realizes he is doing Al Qaeda's bidding..
So, are Americans dumb enough to vote for another Republican itching to win a war? Scary.
As I see it, Cheney/Bush, McCain, and al-Qaeda all hate Iran and would love a war with them. It looks like Iran is the only one interested in peace. It figures.
You know Dave, I took offense when McCain supposedly took offense at the truth. He is a friggen war monger. be careful what you ask for you may get it! This is just beginning and war monger or not whoever is the next President if they are fair and Obama is not assassinated will have a myriad of wars to fight thanks to the foundation Bush laid for the Forever Wars of the Future!
People who seek out war, by starting a war, are warmongers.
Isn't that what happened to Iraq?
Didn't McCain vote for this war?
Didn't a lot of Democrats vote for the same Iraq war?
They didn't know Bush was going to attack Iraq after giving him the authority to attack? Please, spare me the stupid excuses.
Jim, Time and D Cap,
It is more than clear that Johnny Bomb Bomb is salivating at the idea of being commander in chief.
It is also more than clear he said, "There will be more wars," while showing no trace of a negative connotation of such a prospect.
And it is also more than clear that this man will continue down Bush's path of American self-destruction.
Republicans BOAST about dismantling government and selling off the pieces to their crony capitalist friends. They are succeeding beyond expectations at funneling our tax dollars into GOP pockets.
The result is the destruction of our government's ability to regulate business and maintain the rule of law to restrain the corporate criminals.
And finally, it is vividly clear that the business of permanent war is exactly compatible with the Republican agenda.
Dave, I can only say that I hope not. A lot of that will depend of regular folk working hard to get the truth out, because the MSM will not.
TC was here. :-)
Hey, Dave, thought I'd drop by and see what's happening. Like your site. Like your posts. I'll put your link on my site within seconds!
I agree that Americans are more predisposed towards war and killing than most. Perhaps they need to embrace the philosophy of Buddhism, take themselves less seriously.
Thanks for stopping by.
Interestingly, while the Pope is visiting Washington DC and New York City, the Dalai Lama has packed the University of Michigan's Crisler Arena with Buddhists and other open minded advocates of compassion.
Of course, Ann Arbor is not America, merely an isolated island of learning and liberal tolerance.
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