The GOP’s Hypocritical War on “War”

Ok, so here comes some spokesman for the RNC, some Sean Spicer, absolutely outraged about Democrats accusing Republicans of a “war on women.”  He says it’s an insult to our veterans:

“I find it offensive….  It’s not only bad, but it’s downright pathetic they would use a term like ‘war’ when there are millions of Americans who actually have engaged in a real war.  To use a term like that borders on unpatriotic.”

Um, Sean, maybe you haven’t noticed, but the Republican presidential candidates have been accusing President Obama and the Dems of waging a “war on religion.”  Are your candidates unpatriotic?

And every year, we have to hear the folks at Fox News whine about the “war on Christmas.”  Are all those GOP cheerleaders at your propaganda arm unpatriotic?

And does anybody recall the RNC calling Nancy Reagan unpatriotic for her “war on drugs?”  Anybody?

4 comments on “The GOP’s Hypocritical War on “War”

  1. Great point. I’m not a fan of these overused “war” analogies in general, but I would say that the “war on women” seems to be the most appropriate of them all. While the others are mostly imaginary — as if there is actually a full-frontal assault on Christmas or religion — the attacks on women’s rights are very real, and comprehensive.

    But if the Republicans are so offended, let’s call a truce: no more war analogies regarding anything.

    • To say there is a war on Christians in this country (and I’m a Catholic) is insulting to the many Christians around the world who actually are being persecuted and suffering great harm.

  2. philowitz says:

    I think we can chalk this up to the continuing GOP war on facts and logic.

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