OK, so he didn’t say bitch. I did. 😉
Speaking to veterans today Obama calls on McCain to acknowledge his American patriotism:
But one of the things that we have to change in this country is the idea that people can’t disagree without challenging each other’s character and patriotism. I have never suggested that Senator McCain picks his positions on national security based on politics or personal ambition. I have not suggested it because I believe that he genuinely wants to serve America’s national interest. Now, it’s time for him to acknowledge that I want to do the same.
Let me be clear: I will let no one question my love of this country. I love America, so do you, and so does John McCain. When I look out at this audience, I see people of different political views. You are Democrats and Republicans and Independents. But you all served together, and fought together, and bled together under the same proud flag. You did not serve a Red America or a Blue America — you served the United States of America.
So let’s have a serious debate, and let’s debate our disagreements on the merits of policy — not personal attacks. And no matter how heated it gets or what kind of campaign he chooses to run, I will honor Senator McCain’s service, just like I honor the service of every veteran in this room, and every American who has worn the uniform of the United States.
I’d go one step further and say that John McCain has tarnished his reputation as an American patriot by impugning Barack Obama’s love of country. His insinuations that is less patriotic than McCain is dishonorable. That’s what Barack needs to say. The D word. In the military it is as low as you can go. I plan to make sure that John McCain is given a dishonorable discharge from this election. I hope you’ll join me.