Goddamn, I loathe John McCain.
On Tuesday night, he goes on The Daily Show and “jokes” about bringing Jon Stewart an IED. Unsurprisingly, not everyone found that “joke” particularly funny—including veteran and Congressman Jack Murtha (D-PA), who takes to the house floor to rip McCain a new one: “In the last four months, we’ve lost more troops than any other period during this war. … Imagine a presidential candidate making a joke about IEDs when these kids are blown apart! It’s outrageous!” [Video at the link.] This morning, McCain goes on Good Morning America and says: ” All I’m going to say to Murtha and others. … Lighten up and get a life.”
Fucking despicable bastard.
Atrios says what ought to be obvious to any halfwit but eludes the evidently witless McCain: “The point is that dead troops and other victims are no longer capable of getting ‘a life’.”