Saturday, April 5, 2008

War Monger (AKA: Well you did vote for the war.)

When Bill Cunningham went on his tirade I condemned it on the spot and so did John McCain. Barack Obama has the chance to do the same. He has chosen not to. 

"Local talk show host Ed Schultz used the term "war monger" to describe John McCain while warming up the crowd in Grand Forks, N.D., before Obama’s arrival at the state’s Democratic convention."

How did the Obama campaign respond? Read for yourself:

“John McCain is not a warmonger and should not be described as such,” Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. She added, “He’s a supporter of a war that Senator Obama believes should have never been authorized and never been waged.”

In other words a war monger. Compare that back handed condemnation with McCain's after the Cunningham incident:

Oh, and while McCain drew heat from many conservatives for personally condemning Cunningham's tirade ... the Obama campaign:

"On Friday, however, Obama thanked Schultz and called him the “voice of progressive radio.” Obama also appeared as a guest on his radio show earlier in the week."

Memo to McCain Campaign: Don't play nice ... they don't intend to.

Update: Powerline has I think a great take on this (with video)

"JOHN adds: That's a step in the right direction. Now, if Obama will admit that McCain, not being a warmonger, has not advocated fighting in Iraq for 100 years, and if he apologizes for his own endlessly-repeated smears that were essentially the same as Schultz's, we can get on with the campaign."