Wesley Clark, former General and generally accepted as a military smarty said, and this is the gist of the quote, ‘Just because John McCain was shot down and a prisoner of war for 5 years, doesn’t make him automatically qualified to be President’.
All of sudden everybody is accusing everybody else of being unpatriotic. Why?
It’s true isn’t it? Being a POW and flying in the armed services of your country are note-worthy events and may even be noble and character-building events in one’s life. But they, in fact, do not AUTOMATICALLY qualify one to be the ‘big red button’ dude.
W was a oil man (kinda), a Governor (kinda) and a guy who skived off his National Guard service…and somehow he was qualified to be President? What international diplomatic experience did he have? Or Bill Clinton?? Ronald Regan was an actor for crying out loud, what international diplomatic experience did he have before becoming Prez?
And in the interest of fairness, being African-American doesn’t automatically qualify Mr. Obama to be button man even though we’ve never had an African-American Prez and it’s long overdue.
Nobody is being unpatriotic because they express an opinion or speak facts. That’s the problem in America today, if you disagree with someone all of sudden you are scum and the anti-Christ and you need to be hung, stabbed, shot, covered in honey and buried in an ant-hill and then whatever is left of you is run through a blender with flesh-eating bacteria and then thrown into an active volcano.
Nothing about either of these candidates AUTOMATICALLY qualifies them to be nuke-dude.
I’m so tired of either side “leaving out words” when quoting someone…or quoting someone completely out of context for political points.
And if somebody mis-speaks stop jumping all over it…people mis-speak all the time…we’re busy and our minds get ahead of our mouths…it happens.
I seem to recall Reagan making a rather large radio faux pax saying “I have just signed a bill that will outlaw Russia forever. The bombing starts in 5 minutes.” on an open mic that he didn’t know was turned on. Somehow he managed to stay in office although Russia was…well… rather “annoyed”.
Obama didn’t wear an American Flag on his label…SHRIEK! That must mean he’s a terrorist! Have you EVER heard anything more moronic?
I can’t help notice that the REAL terrorist is still at large. Hey George, hey John, it’s nearly 7 years…WHERE’S OSAMA? How hard can it be to find a 7 foot tall Arab dragging a dialysis machine behind him???
Just because Osama sounds similar and is spelled similar to Obama people automatically associate the two? Well……
Bush is a slang term for pubic hair so, using the same logic, what association could we draw from that? Hmmm?
Stop talking about what seperates us and start talking about what you will do about Iran, Iraq, Osama, global warming, the economy, fuel prices, global food supplies, homelessness, health care and any number of other issues that effect ALL of us.
NOBODY in this race is unpatriotic and nobody on anybody’s team is unpatriotic…sometimes our humanity kicks in and we make mistakes or mis-speak or forget a lapel pin or some other silly thing happens.
Can we just deal with it and move on please.
BTW really George, where IS Osama??? It really has been almost 7 years…anytime now if you don’t mind!!