Sunday, April 6, 2008

"Warmonger" comment upsets McCain

war·mon·ger: -noun a person who advocates, endorses, or tries to precipitate war.

The Arizona Senator's feelings were hurt when radio talk show host Ed Schultz referred to him as a "Warmonger" at North Dakota Democratic Party event.

Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded to the flap by saying,
"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,"
If McCain is so sensitive about people thinking of him as a warmonger, maybe he should re-think his association with the Republican Party; after all, its not too hard to figure out why people think of him that way: John McCain is a member of a party that has actively endorsed war as a means for solving problems. He supports the platform of an administration that has precipitated war. John McCain voted for the Iraq War, and has been a member of a political party that continually seeks to profit financially from war.

Indeed, the "Warmonger" comment was technically accurate if we look at the definition of the word. John McCain's association with the GOP is an endorsement of those values. Since John McCain is so upset about being thought of this way, maybe he should think about the people and ideologies he represents in his run for the presidency.

Maybe he should leave the GOP and just drop out of the race now, if he can't handle being associated with the warmongering Republican Party.

Rumors have circulated that he considered switching the the Democratic Party - well, if he changes his tune about 100 years in Iraq, he might be welcome - but take note John, us Democrats are plenty used to being called much worse. If you can't take the heat, get out of the fire.

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