In his speech, McCain reminded of the courage and cause of Martin Luther King Jr. and of John Lewis, who took the first blow of an Alabama state trooper’s baton and who now is a Democratic congressman from Georgia.
“There must be no forgotten places in America, whether they have been ignored for long years by the sins of indifference and injustice, or have been left behind as the world grew smaller and more economically interdependent,” McCain declared. “In America, we have always believed that if the day was a disappointment, we would win tomorrow. Thatâ€™s what John Lewis believed when he marched across this bridge. Thatâ€™s what he still believes; what he still fights to achieve: a better country than the one he inherited.”
“A better country than the one he inherited.”
Hmmm, and here I thought that America was the best country. As in, ain’t no gettin’ better than that, commie pinko liberals.
Hey, McCain, just what is so wrong with America right now?
I expect the outrage of the right wing blogosphere over this insult to our great nation to be deafening.
(subatomic particle impacting the floor at an indeterminate velocity)
Odd, they sure seem to get in a huff when a Democrat says something equally benign.
Update: Still all quiet on the wingnut front.
No response yet from Michelle Obama proclaiming that “the United States of America has always been the best country, ever, a super-duper one even.” We should probably investigate her for treason.
Update 2: Far, far be it from me to jump to conclusions about anyone, but – uh – in this case, I seem to think that all the right-wing overreactions to godless anti-Americanism by the liberal candidates-to-be, have been – what’s the kind word for it? – oh yes, buckets of Republican horse shit.
Now, someone get me my lapel flag pin so I can prove I am a patriot.