From time immemorial, Republicans have been pretending that they’re more patriotic than thou.
And now a spokesman for the Republican National Committee is arguing that there’s something unpatriotic about the complaints among Democrats concerning the so-called war on women.
The guy says “war” is a grossly inappropriate metaphor for the imagined offenses against whiny women, especially “when there are millions of Americans who actually have engaged in a real war.”
Apparently, he thinks his fellow Republicans don’t throw around the W-word quite so casually.
But, of course, he’s wrong about that, as we see HERE:
[T]he RNC spokesperson is just pushing his luck when he says the “war” metaphor itself is offensive, bordering on “unpatriotic.” …[T]his is the same Republican National Committee that’s complained about Democrats waging a “war on Appalachia,” a “war on coal,” and launching a “trade war with Mexico.”
But we can go a little further with this. Poking around Mitt Romney’s campaign website, for example, we see the likely Republican nominee expressing concern about Obama waging a “war on the entire coal industry,” a “war on carbon dioxide,” and a “war on the Catholic Church.” Romney has also said the Obama administration has launched a “war on free enterprise” and a “war on religion.”