Of all the low lights in the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign was its dishonest and despicable claim that Al Qaeda was hoping the John Kerry would become President. John McCain claims he wants a civil campaign. As John McCain has been shown to be a liar on other issues, we see that his call for a civil campaign is just another big fat lie:
John McCain’s campaign sent supporters a fundraising e-mail Friday that claims Hamas approves of Democrat Barack Obama’s foreign policy vision, and is hoping for his victory this fall … Obama supporter Rep. Robert Wexler responded to the McCain fundraising e-mail Friday. “John McCain likes to talk about the civil campaign he plans to run, and yet today he has engaged in a shameful, divisive, and cynical kind of politics that he pretends to reject — all in reckless pursuit of campaign dollars,” said Wexler, calling the message “empty tough talk and divisive fear mongering.” “We call on Senator McCain to reject this embarrassing and outrageous tone, and to join with Barack Obama in calling for an America that is united in its determination to isolate Hamas and support our ally Israel,” he said.
While Wexler’s plea is spot on, I’m not holding my breath waiting for the GOP nominee to actually live up to his call for civility.