Monday, June 30, 2008

Democrats Sink To New Low

I am no longer surprised when I see the new lows that the Democrats have sunk to. It is a shame because I was such a loyal Democrat, I truly believed in the party up until this election year.

Obama is giving a speech right now in Missouri about Patriotism. He opened by saying "I will never question someone's Patriotism." I hate how he always takes the high road only to have his surrogates do the dirty work.

The most appalling thing about the 2004 election was how groups swift boating John Kerry, now Obama's campaign is doing the same to John McCain.

Speaking for Obama here is what Wesley Clark said this weekend about McCain's service
General Wesley Clark, acting as a surrogate for Barack Obama’s campaign, invoked John McCain’s military service against him…

Clark said that McCain lacked the executive experience necessary to be president, calling him “untested and untried” on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” And in saying so, he took a few swipes at McCain’s military service…

“He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee. And he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn’t held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded — that wasn’t a wartime squadron,” Clark said.

“I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.”(Yahoo)
This makes me sad because I do believe Wesley Clark is an amazing man, who has just been led astray by Obama. Love or hate McCain, how can one criticize his record. The guy was a prisoner of war for goodness sakes. I am not saying vote for McCain(who we vote for is completely up to each and every one of us), but I am ashamed by the tactics that the Democrats have taken up.

If McCain's service does not qualify him to be President, I don't see how Obama's 3 years in the Senate does.
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Anonymous said...

I agree with so much in this post. First, so sad to see Clark drinking the cool aid. I had a great deal of respect for him prior to this regretable comment. Second, I agree that Obama loves to appear to take the high road and appear to be above the fray despite being very much in the fray (all you have to do is look at the folks he has a history of affiliating himself with - hardly the high road!). Third, I do believe that having served in the military may not automatically equate to being prepared to be commander in chief, but is sure as hell is a lot more of a qualification than Obama to be commander in chief! I thought Clark's assertion was so pitifully flawed because all I could think was, and what and why and how is Obama qualified for the job?!* Let's keep working, stay focused and make sure Obama is not elected for the sake of the country!

Jane Heffelfinger said...

I have said that I would not vote for Obama. I continue to hold that thought, but over the weekend thought I may change my mind if Hillary were on the ticket. But I will never vote for Obama - and never for a recent military General as VP. Fingers too close to the buttons for me.

So, I'm back to my original thought - I will never vote for Obama.

I wish we could vote tomorrow and get this DRAMA over with.

Anonymous said...

Jane - I love your passion. I think I remember you from Clinton's campaign web site. Anyway, I think you're contradicting yourself: If you might vote for BO is Hillary were the VP while at the same time saying you'll never vote for BO, then the latter comment erases the first. If you won't vote for BO then it wouldn't matter if Hillry were on the ticket as VP or not. Or, perhaps I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to say...

Jill L said...

Clark wants so badly to be part of any "presidential ticket" that even HE's willing to throw a decorated patriot 'under the Obamabus', only to find himself there less than 24 hours later... it's good to be king, no?

Obama is a disaster looking for a place to call home, let's make sure it's not in this country!

"We gonna need a bigger (sic) bus"!

HopeForHillary '08

Anonymous said...

Loved what you wrote, Jill.

Hey, what does everyone think of Obama's recent statement: "I will never allow anyone to question my patriotism." I was dumbfounded and of course the press is not seizing upon what a shocking statement that is. First, we have freedom of speech, so anyone can question him on his patriotism or anything else they'd like. Second, I'd like to know how he intends to disallow anyone questioning him on his patriotism. (He's developed quite a long list of things he doesn't want to be questioned on at this point!) Third, if ever there was a Presidential candidate who deserved to be questioned on his patriotism, it's Obama, given the fact that he has a history of affiliating himself with anti-American, hate-mongering, terrorists and criminals (if only I were making this stuff up). I still can't decide if he's clueless, arrogant, misinformed or what. Perhaps we could take a survey!

M. Sakel said...

It is truly incredible that the esteemed General Wesley Clark would publicly make this horrendous, slanderous and totally inapppropriate statement about Sen. McCain:

"I don't think getting in a Fighter plane and getting SHOT DOWN is a qualification to become President"!

Remarkable that a celebrated man of Clark's calibre and stature, who should know better, has become such a convenient Obama-Axelrod "'Ho' of the Day"! How did they manage to swiftboat Gen. Clark who should have exhibited the decency and clear-thinking to resist being used as an Obama campaign propaganda mouthpiece! This statement is totally inappropriate, regardless of whom one thinks worthy of being president, and demands an IMMEDIATE APOLOGY BY THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TO SEN. McCAIN!

Do you recall the media sound and fury that followed and the degrading vilication of Sen. Hillary Clinton when Hillary mentioned "June 1968" as a timemark in her conversation and said that that was the "month of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy?" ObaMedia instantly had her labelled as a 'murderess'!

Now, we have a General in the Obama campaign advocating that "getting shot down" may be a "qualification to become President!" And arrogantnly and flippantly (a la Barack) diminishes a man's service to his country and his presidential candidacy to zilch value!... Read between the lines and you'll see just how unacceptable and pregnant with meaning this vile, demeaning statement designed to diminish a man who almost sacrificed his life for his country truly is!

Why isn't Sen. McCain's Campaign demanding an IMMEDIATE APOLOGY for this murderous statement?

It is truly frightening that the Obama campaign has managed to get Gen. Wesley Clark to mouth off its own dirty slanders. Can you imagine the arm-twisting, dirty tactics and forcefulness that they are likely to apply to other less weighty promiment figures?! Wow!

Maybe Sen. McCain will appreciate the horrendous daily degrading and diminishing of Hillary that this brave woman was forced to endure by the dirty tactics of the Obama campaign's negative media 'spins' and twisted translations of just about every word she and Bill uttered during this stolen nomination!

Come November the 18 million cracks will be shattering the DNC ceiling allowing enough Light to cure the ObaMyopics' most dreadful affliction. And guess who will be delivering that bitter cure? The Invisible Demographic that Precious has so vilified, degraded and diminished throughout! Yes they can!

Can you hear the PUMAs roarin' Barack?!

Anonymous said...

m. sakel. Loved your post. Right on with every point. As for McCain's response, I've wondered the same thing and come to the following conclusions:

First, after doing a bit of research, it appears that "his campaign" (not him) did fire back a sharp criticism of Clark's outrageous comment. (I think there are a lot of us out there who had a lot of respect for Clark that has just plummeted as a result.) So, part of the problem is what's been a problem all along. Just as we saw the media fall in love with Obama and cast Clinton off on the sidelines, they're continuing to do the same, only this time it's McCain who's not getting the press he deserves.

That said, unfortunately, I also think that McCain has lost his fight. It's very frustrating. There are numberous comments Obama's made in recent days (including calling McCain and all Republicans racists) that McCain should have come back at with a sharp and strong response and instead, barely a word.

I would urge everyone to contact the McCain campaign, irrespective of whether you plan to vote for him or not, to express your feelings about his lack of response to Obama's relentless insults.

Anonymous said...

How about a little rational thought here, mmmkay? As is typical, both campaigns are clouding the point. Clark didn't question McCain's patriotism; he said McCain's experience as a POW doesn't necessarily qualify him to be commander in chief--and that part is correct: sacrifice, survival, and even valor during combat doesn't necessarily qualify a person to command huge forces arrayed in complex structures against determined foes. Leadership, intelligence, understanding of strategy, cultural awareness, and many other traits must be part of the successful commander in chief's makeup--and some very brave, self-sacrificing people don't necessarily have these traits.

I know this is a lot to ask, but lets try not blow things out of proportion.

Anonymous said...

To poster #8. I agree, there are many qualities that a commander in chief must have to be qualified for the job. Sadly, Obama lacks just about any qualities for any of the many roles he would have as POTUS. Just isn't up for the task. If anything's been blown out of proportion it's been the media's elevation of Obama to great heights based on precious little but some speeches full of platitudes and a lot of denial.

Anonymous said...

what a blow to my respect for clark. this is a new low. today i saw the evening news (forgot network abc, cbs or nbc) and the reporter was stating how the internet has falsely accused bobo's patriotism. and i just just wanted to scream at that stupid reporter! osama hussein refusing to put his hand over his heart when the national anthem is sung is so heart warming and sweet. my God! this is not a rumor either. check it out on youtube.

seasonedcook said...

I agree also what has been said in this post and blog...Clark is the fall guy...And Obama is playing dirty tricks...He uses race, and patriotism
to get what he wants..I feel sorry for McCain...He has more honor about himself then Obama in his lifetime...
I would not vote for McCain, but I will defend him above all..I still do not understand this country how they can let him get by with so much smut and destroy people...that is why
Bill Clinton does not like him...Bill has never been racist, but when Obama got through with him, Bill Clinton was found guilty of being racist...I have to give Obama credit for being so smart and out witting every one...He is the Pied Piper for sure...What road he takes us down, will be scary. I am an old woman, but your children will reap what has been sowed...We today are reaping George Bushes mess and will pay for it for the next 20 years...McCain, He does not have a chance because Obama will call fowl at every turn !!!!!
That is how you win in America folks......

Anonymous said...

seasonedcook - You sound like a very wise "old woman". I am a pessimistic middle aged woman, but hold out hope that McCain will pull it out in the end. It's a long time between now and November and a lot can and will happen. For the first time in my life, I'm banking on the Republicans becoming ruthless during the campaign!