“I find it offensive that the Democratic National Committee is using a term like that to describe policy differences,” said Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee. “It’s not only bad, but it’s downright pathetic they would use a term like ‘war’ when there are millions of Americans who actually have engaged in a real war. To use a term like that borders on unpatriotic.”
Now, if Spicer wants to argue that “war” is an overused metaphor, reasonable people can at least have a conversation about it. Some on the left may even agree with him.
But the RNC spokesperson is just pushing his luck when he says the “war” metaphor itself is offensive, bordering on “unpatriotic.” As Rachel noted on the show the other day, this is the same Republican National Committee that’s complained about Democrats waging a “war on Appalachia,” a “war on coal,” and launching a “trade war with Mexico.”