Stephen Hayes says McCain's crowds are being unfairly maligned and cites examples of rage on the left:

This morning at a McCain rally here, a bearded young man in the crowd responded to a McCain critique of Barack Obama by shouting: "You're a liar John!" He then hoisted a young woman with an antiwar poster onto his shoulders and began yelling antiwar gibberish as McCain tried to continue his speech. When McCain supporters ripped up the woman's sign, she unfolded another one and the spectacle continued.

Earlier, at a rally in Philadelphia, Obama praised John McCain's service to America and called for a civil debate over the final days of the campaign. He was lustily booed by his angry supporters.

And yesterday, at a McCain rally in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, another angry heckler shouted "Liar" and other insults at McCain from the crowd.

To recap: anti-war protesters had an anti-war sign, Obama supporters booed McCain, and a heckler called McCain a liar. Yeah, that's pretty much the same as calling Obama a terrorist, a socialist, an Arab, and comparing him to a stuffed monkey.

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