Lionel Hutz missed his calling. There’s plenty to go after McCain about — lumping him in with the Minutemen crowd is disingenuous at best. Critics are right to accuse the Obama campaign of race-baiting.
The actual truth: McCain was villified by the right — including Rush Limbaugh — for sponsoring the Senate immigration bill with Ted Kennedy (supported by the president).
It almost cost McCain the Republican nomination. He’s backtracked a little yet remains a sensible voice on the issue. I’ve yet to see him demonize Mexican immigrants as so many in his party have done.
Calling him, in effect, a bigot diminishes Obama’s appeal as a unifier. Gutter politics is gutter politics, and both parties do it. Unfortunately, partisans tend to have convenient standards, rationalizing their candidate’s lies while demanding apologies whenever their opponents shade the truth.
Anyone care to defend this?