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!