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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Songbird McCain Gets a “D” from Veterans

Yes, everybody knows that John McCain was a …drumroll…




And because of that, nobody is allowed to criticize him for ANY reason. Unfortunately, the current political M.O. (invented but not trademarked by Karl Rove) is to attack a political opponent’s strongest point; not his weaknesses.

That’s how John Kerry got transformed in 2004 from a Vietnam Veteran to “Hanoi John” (among other nicknames). And in 2008, Hanoi John begat Songbird McCain. Check out some of those links. Maybe they're true; maybe not.

While the “media” keeps reminding everybody that McCain was a ***Prisoner***Of*** War*** and regurgitating his “I’d rather lose an election than lose a war” soundbite, they keep forgetting to mention a few other things. For instance, McCain has fought tooth and nail against almost every effort to help war veterans AFTER they’ve come home.

An expanded G.I. Bill, improved medical care for wounded and disabled veterans — you name it, McCain is against it.

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America has given McCain a D rating.

IAVA board member Adam Kokesh attended the Republican Convention. When he protested during McCain’s speech, McCain supporters shouted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” to drown him out. At that point McCain interrupted his own speech to say, “Please, please don't be diverted by the ground noise and the static.”

All righty then. While you're over there fighting, you come in handy as a soundbite — a stage prop. But if you come home and start whining about some sort of injury or whatever, you're just “noise and static.”

Fuck off Songbird.

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger Randal Graves said...

Hey, those McCain supporters, like Hugh Hewitt, are on the frontlines against the turrists. What do a bunch of candyass ex-soldiers whining about their messy bedpan and the dryness of the turkey and gravy know about REAL WAR?

McCain was a POW, you say? Fascinating.

September 10, 2008 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Funny link. I never really looked at it that way before, that being near the World Trade Center location is the same thing as being on the front lines. I went to the Empire State Building a long time ago. We're all soldiers.

September 10, 2008 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Mile High Pixie said...

Tom, did you happen to hear Gen. Wesley Clarke's take on McCain? I'm paraphrasing here, but he basically said that while being a POW is to be admired, it doesn't necessarily mean you'd make a great president. Frankly, the guy looks a little tweaked sometimes to me.

You know, Palin has been ont he front lines defending us from them dayum polar bears! Stephen Colbert must be relieved.

September 10, 2008 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

MHP: Yes, I'm glad Clarke said that. And McCain does seem a little tweaked and in over his head. There's a hilarious link going around (I don't have it any more) that has McCain leaving a message on Palin's voicemail to tell her she's been selected as VP. He keeps getting her name wrong, he thinks she's the governor of Arkansas, and every time one of his staff corrects him he yells and cusses at them. And the voice sounds just like him too.

September 10, 2008 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger The Chemist said...

McCain's campaign is getting demolished by bloggers and anyone who knows anything about anything. I almost feel sorry for him. Almost.

September 10, 2008 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Chemist: I wouldn't feel sorry for him just yet. It's true that bloggers are all over his lies and deceits, but the mainstream media seems to be coddling him and saying exactly what he tells them to say.

September 10, 2008 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

"And McCain does seem a little tweaked and in over his head."

Yes, and if he gets elected it will only be a matter of time for him to have his Capt. Queeg moment, quite possibly resulting in another war.

September 10, 2008 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Yup, McCain as Captain Queeg. It'll be so much better if that moment happens after he has NOT been elected. We'll just have to leave that in the hands of America's voters. (Oh God, please, if you're there, oh pleeease...)

September 11, 2008 at 12:08 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

Johnny doesn't give a damn about the vets. He also doesn't give a damn about the poor, the middle class, puppies, or the bridge to nowhere. Johnny only cares about Johnny, and damned if he hasn't found someone every bit as Narcissistic as he is to partner up with.

I get these visions of Sarahpoleon deciding that Grampers has to be put aside so that she can fulill her own vision of where she ought to be.

September 11, 2008 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: No, he sure doesn't give a damn. When that expanded GI Bill finally got passed, Bush and McCain were right there in the limelight taking credit for it. And the "media" let them get away with it.

There was a cartoon in our local paper the other day. The caption was "one heartbeat away." It showed McCain and Palin standing on stage joining hands. With Palin's other hand she's holding a stethoscope up to McCain's chest. I couldn't read the cartoonist's name and I couldn't find it under Google Images or I would have linked to it.

September 11, 2008 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

McCain may have served honorably, but he sure doesn't care about anyone else who has, particularly the working soldier. He voted for cuts on the VA 9 TIMES. He is no friend of the soldier.

September 11, 2008 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Enemy: And I can't believe how the "media" keeps "forgetting" to mention this. He's out there taking credit for the expanded GI Bill and praising the troops, and nobody calls him on it.

September 11, 2008 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Hell yeah, Tom. HELL YEAH.

Sounds like Operation Yellow Elephant needs to get on this...

September 11, 2008 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Miss Kitty: Yeah, I hope Operation Yellow Elephant is on this. I have them linked but I haven't looked at their site for awhile.

September 11, 2008 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

McSame really ought to be ashamed of himself for screwing over the vets. He's done more but if you're a former POW and you pull that nonsense, it's just shameful. This is why I can't stand the GOP. This mentality. As long as I got mine screw the others who are fighting to get back on their feet even though I went through it myself. The GOP thought process has no empathy, no compassion, no desire to help others. They rationalized not helping the Katrina victims by painting them all as looters. And these are so called religious people. Nice. Real nice.

September 11, 2008 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: Good rant. You've sure got the Republican mentality dialed. Behind all their quotes about Jesus, they're the most uncompassionate non-empathetic bunch of assholes imaginable.

September 11, 2008 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

I can't take it anymore.
I can't take the fact that the polls are still the way they are and McSame and Caribou Barbie have the numbers they do.
I can't take the fact that we could actually end up with these to shit-for-brains!
And I REALLY cannot take the press giving them such a pass.
The Broad and the POW. Take'r easy on them.
Or as the McSame flack said this week, show some "deference".
Is that whore the new Queen??
/end rant

September 11, 2008 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mike: Yeah, I can't believe that shit. You'd think she was a movie star trying to fend off the paparazzi, and not a politician running for the White House. She's worse than Dumbya as far as staying sheltered and cloistered and just releasing an occasional soundbite at her own convenience.

And people are falling for this shit. Our national IQ is lower than I thought.

September 11, 2008 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

MikeV and Tom - the country is headed in a direction that it's no longer compatible with me. I'm seriously considering leaving it. The religious not jobs can have this place and wait for God to call them on their cell phones to tell them what to wear today.

September 11, 2008 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: I hope you don't leave. I'd rather have the rednecks and Biblehumpers leave (except what other country would take them?).

I live near the Canadian border, so that's an easier option for me than for most people. But I'd rather stay and fight the bastards. And on the bright side, look at all the comedy material Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will have if McSame and Sarahpoleon get elected.

September 11, 2008 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

Tom I'm ready to get a lawn chair, kick back and watch the place fall apart from atop the CN tower in Toronto. LOL! I'll have a nice beer while I'm at it to. their beer packs more of a punch too. In American Politics, the stupid people win. That's what I'm starting to think.

September 12, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: If I ever did decide to leave, Canada would be my first choice. And, using Sarah Palin's reasoning, I'm already an expert on Canada and Canadian politics. In the town I live in, you can actually see Vancouver Island (part of British Columbia) from here. My foreign policy credentials are impeccable.

September 12, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

They're more in life with my value system up there. what can I say? I've had great times when I went up to Montreal and Toronto. I've never met so many reasonable people in one place. These were the "socialists" mind you.

September 12, 2008 at 3:26 PM  

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