October 4, 2015

There may be at least one Republican who thinks calling the President a Muslim is a mistake on a number of different levels. Senator John McCain made an appearance on State of the Union this morning. In response to a question from Jake Tapper about how Trump handled the question about President Obama being a Muslim, McCain framed his answer in political terms.

"I think we are hurting ourselves and our chances to win the general election," McCain said. "If we disparage each other and impugn character of each other, then after the primary is over then obviously there's a trust and support deficit among the American people."

"We can fight like blazes with each other where we disagree, but to impugn each other's characters and integrity is very harmful to each other, ourselves, and our chances of winning a general election," he said, adding that he thought leaders should condemn bigotry when they hear it.

I'm certainly glad he offered that afterthought, or else I might have thought he was only concerned about electoral chances, and not how racist Trump sounded.

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