Tuesday, October 14, 2008

John McCain Is Unamerican

Joe McCain, the Republican presidential candidate's brother, made a recent campaign appearance in Loudon county, Virginia. It was there that he referred to Arlington county and the city of Alexandria--also Virginia communities--as "communist country."

Loudon, despite recent suburban growth, remains a somewhat rural area. And like much of the rest of the state, the county is also relatively conservative. In contrast, Arlington and Alexandria are both very urban and across the Potomac from DC. And as their populations have grown, both have become reliably Democratic in recent years. In Joe McCain's mind, that apparently makes them unamerican.

McCain is to be be commended for his insightful observations. Arlington, for example, is home to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Iwo Jima Memorial. All three are well known communist sites.

This also raises an interesting question: Since Washington, DC has never elected a Republican mayor, and consistently votes Democratic in presidential elections, that must mean it, too, is a communist stronghold. That obviously makes the White House, U.S. Capitol, and the Supreme Court communist also.

And then there's Massachusetts. The state is also reliably Democratic. In fact, it (and DC) delivered George McGovern's only electoral votes in 1972. Obviously the state is also communist.

But Massachusetts gave us such unamerican events such as the Boston Tea Party and the battle of Lexington, which marked the opening shots of the American Revolution. Many of our nation's founding fathers were also from Massachusetts.

So is John McCain's brother suggesting that our war against England was wrong? Is he opposed to our nation's independence? Is he saying the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are communist documents? And if the U.S. should never have broken from England, then obviously the American-led defeat of Hitler's Germany was a mistake. Does this mean that Joe McCain is a Nazi?

While a campaign spokesman attempted to dismiss the remarks as "humor," John McCain has failed to distance himself from Joe's remarks. Does that means that the candidate agrees with his brother?

I for one will not stand idly by while a presidential candidate and self-admitted Nazi sympathizer denounces our great nation.

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