12 April 2008

Better Than Goin' to the Movies!

(Click to enlarge and get a better look at all those awards!)
Daryl Cagle's cartoon brings a smile, and to Republicans and Obama supporters emphasizes how many questions there are about the poor old General. But help me with something I really don't understand...

John Kerry lied about much of his tour of duty in Viet Nam, to include stretching the truth in order to get his early ticket out or RVN... that third Purple Heart. He lied about signing the SF180 so the general public could review his military service, to include illuminating the questionable discharge he received.

How are Hillary's prevarications different? Isn't this normal behavior for a politician?

Now Obama virtually accuses Pennsylvanians of being "banjo pickin hayseeds".
When this primary process started, did you imagine it would be this entertaining?

8 comments:

cary said...

When this primary process started, did you imagine it would be this entertaining?

Nope.

Pass the popcorn.

The Old Man said...

The major problem is the admiral. If there was even one non-socialist running for Prez...

Rodolfo said...

Much ado about NOTHING.

Greybeard said...

Of course you're right, Rodolfo...
Unless you're a "Bitter, gun-owning, religious typical white grandmother from a little town in Pennsylvania."
But the Clinton/Obama scuffle is without question the most interesting entertainment out there right now, wouldn't you agree?
Will she be the candidate?
If not, to what extent will he be "damaged goods" by the time November rolls around?
Next chapter please!!

Rodolfo said...

Most Americans know full well those quotes were taken out of context. People are angry with the government. Is that not true? When all else fails people "cling" to what they know and trust and that is the traditions and religion of their upbringing. That's also factually true. I do it all the time. He's admitted he could have worded it better so why is this still news? He was simply trying to show people the real culprits of their economic hardship are the greedy men and women who've come to dominate Washington.

I believe this guy's heart is in the right place. He has a special gift of looking at both sides of the issue and trying to bridge those divides instead of driving them further apart. So far he's been running an honest and dignified campaign. I think he's the best of the top three we have. Out of the three his leadership skills have only grown since the start of the election. This country needs that kind of leadership especially now.

Sometimes I don't understand our relationship with the MSM pundits. We know half the things they talk about on TV or yell on the radio is crap. Yet we still let their talking points dominate our conversation. Let's have our fun. But let's hope that whatever happens in November our country will come together.

Greybeard said...

C'mon guy...
Is there a sense of humor lurkin' in there anywhere?

You've got an elitist Black millionaire candidate that has parlayed his (limited) Chicago politics into a run for the Presidency when he has done nothing of real import in his life. He ran virtually unopposed to win his Senate seat, and he's a first-term Senator who has voted mostly "present" on difficult issues. He's never run a business. His "heart might be in the right place", but he's frequently put his body in ugly places...
His Rezko connection,
His Auchi connection,
His Ayres connection,
His Jeremiah Wright connection.
If you're not closely following the Rezko trial you should be. You've stated before they've not pinned anything on him there, and you're right...
It just stinks to high-heaven of graft. This old fart goes by the time-honored statement, "Where there's smoke, there's fire". And MAN, that Obama guy is SMOKIN'!
I think there is every chance that trial could produce something really explosive before November. (Not that it'll make a difference... Wright has effectively ended his hopes, in my opinion.)

A question for you:
Do you think Democrats will finally come around to realizing how lies told, even about your political opponents, hurt EVERYONE?
That would be a refreshing turn.

You'd better sit back and take a deep breath, my friend. You appear to be pretty deeply enamored of this guy, and I think you're in for an eye-opening experience over the next few weeks. Buckle up.

Rodolfo said...

Greybeard wrote: Is there a sense of humor lurkin' in there anywhere?

I have a sense of humor believe it or not. I just don't want to forget what this election is about that's all.

Greybeard wrote: You've got an elitist Black millionaire candidate that has parlayed his (limited) Chicago politics into a run for the Presidency when he has done nothing of real import in his life.

Barack Obama is an elite candidate but he's no elitist. Besides wouldn't you want someone BETTER THAN YOU running for office? Elite is supposed to mean great. The tag placed on him by the media that he's out of touch with Americans is simply bogus. He's not the guy who made 100 million dollars. He's not the guy who owns 8 homes. He's a guy who just recently finished paying off his tuition loans and only because of money he made from writing two best-selling books. Can you fault him for that? A guy raised by a single mom and working class grandparents who gave him nothing but education and love. A guy married to a woman whose family lived in one of the poorest cities in America. Calling him a millionaire elitist is simply UNTRUE.

Greybeard wrote: He ran virtually unopposed to win his Senate seat, and he's a first-term Senator who has voted mostly "present" on difficult issues.

Voting "present" on issues is hardly surprising as both Democrats and Republicans from Illinois will tell you. Let's put it in perspective. 129 present votes. How many votes did he actually cast while he was in the Illinois Legislature? Hundreds? No probably more in the thousands. 129 present votes out of thousands. And if you compare the present votes cast by Senator McCain compared with Senator Obama in the Senate you will find Obama has voted present LESS than McCain. Why don't we hear that in the media? Because the media has taken the whole "present" voting and twisted it to make it seem like Senator Obama is indecisive. Obama is pretty clear on the important issues and that's important to me. Besides why should we vote for someone simply because they fulfill our particular ideology? I'm not afraid to admit I may be wrong. Don't you think that's been one of the problems with Bush's administration? Senator Obama has stated he is willing to work with Republicans because he doesn't feel Democrats have a monopoly on all the correct answers.

Greybeard asked: Do you think Democrats will finally come around to realizing how lies told, even about your political opponents, hurt EVERYONE?
That would be a refreshing turn.

That goes both ways Greybeard. Republicans do the same thing too. But I can't speak for the Democrats because I don't identify myself as one. Believe it or not I find the left wing more repulsive than the right wing. Both groups are incredibly unhelpful.

The fact that Senator Obama's oppononents and critics have nothing but statements taken out of context and speculation proves nothing about this man's character. The media will write their own narrative on how this election is going and we'll either eat it all up like we did in the past or reject the politics of division and distraction and embrace something new.

Senator Obama has answered all of his hometown newspaper's questions about Rezco and the paper found nothing. In fact he was praised for being so candid. How many politicians today would sit down with a bunch of reporters one on one like that?

I don't care too much about the primaries. I'm just waiting for the General Election now.

Greybeard said...

"Taken out of context"?
Oh my.
Like I said... buckle up my friend.