MISSOULA, Mont. â€”  On the air, Ed Schultz, a liberal talk show host based in Fargo, N.D., is well-known for his blunt criticisms of the Bush Administration and the Republican Party. But Mr. Schultz, a fervent supporter of Senator Barack Obama, may have gone too far late Friday when he called Senator John McCain “a warmonger.”
Mr. Schultz, whose program is syndicated nationally, made the remarks while revving up a group of Obama supporters at a $100-a-head fund raiser at the North Dakota Democratic Party’s convention in Grand Forks. As soon as the Republican National Committee got word of the attack, it issued a statement lambasting Mr. Schultz and calling on Mr. Obama to repudiate the characterization of the presumptive Republican nominee for President.
Look, obviously Shultz is a first rate idiot. But my assessment of his idiocy is not because he read the crowd wrong. It’s quite clear he’s saying what Democrats think; He’s instinctive in his playing to the attitudes of the crowd. That’s how he makes his money, by playing to the crowd. Thing is, this is way out of touch with American values, and the Obama folks know this. So, the try to hide the idea that their base rteally does think this way… And that, dear friends is also how the Democrats are so very successful in turning their political events into circular target practice. Ya see, every once in a while their true attitude leaks out, and they have to spend the next several days in CYA mode.
Think I’m kidding about this being their real position? I’m not.