Friday, July 11, 2008


by Capt. Fogg

The latest crock of fake, puffed-up anti-Obama outrage now arriving at in-boxes all over the internet is purportedly from a disabled Marine who allegedly spoke to the Senator from Illinois at some rally at a local college.
"Senator Obama; I work with disabled veterans throughout the VA Hospital system, what is your plan for our veterans, especially our disabled veterans who use the VA Hospitals for their care. I stated we need mandatory funding for our VA system to ensure the care is available when needed, especially in light of the current situation in Iraq and the numbers of troops who are coming home with severe disabilities."
"He told one of his aide's [sic] to get my name, blew me off, did not answer my question and I never heard from him or the aide again."
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that he or his "aide's" didn't answer every comment from every one of the thousands of people he addresses every day! After all, John McCain and George Bush and "go fuck yourself" Cheney are very responsive to every individual veteran's request, aren't they?
"Is this who we want as our "Commander in Chief"? [sic]
"He wouldn't even answer a "veterans" [sic] question, regarding other veterans. Take it for what it's worth.. just thought I'd pass on my experience with Mr. Obama."
Well Mr. Veteran, if you really exist as other than the figment of the Republican hate machine, you have a hell of an ego to go with your piss poor and very selective memory as to the Republican Party's treatment of veterans. I will take it as worth less than nothing and if this is the honesty level of McCain supporters, I would vote for anyone you oppose.

If this is the best you can do in the manufactured outrage department you might as well confess that you have some other interest in promoting the guy with a pretty lousy record of promoting better conditions and care for our military because the country's experience with the Republicans has united it as never before against these pirates -- and apparently against you.

I'm getting pretty tired of your jingo jive about "commanders in Chief" as well. The President needs to be and do vastly more than to send people to war and command a warrior nation. In fact when he does, it's usually the mark of his failure as a leader and sometimes the mark of his using the military as a pawn in some perfidious and profitable game. Yes, our administration and the Republicans for whom they stand have sold you out, and whether or not Barak Obama had time to address your far from unique concerns in person, John McCain, the man the Senate Ethics Committee found guilty of "poor judgment" will continue to sell you out and sell us all out if he's allowed to.

Perhaps you've received the same viral e-mail. Perhaps you just deleted it -- certainly you're smart enough to see it for the pathetic nonsense it is, but perhaps, like me, you told the sender to take his puerile propaganda and stick it, whether it cost you a friend or not. I care too much about America's future to keep friends like that.

Cross posted from Human Voices

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Blogger Swampcracker said...

Captain, I was watching a news segment covering McCain's address to a veteran's group. There was a man in the audience, a Vietnam-era veteran, who challenged McCain on his voting record. Why for instance did McCain vote against Webb's veterans education bill. McCain's answer was a bellicose and belligerent: "DON'T TELL ME ABOUT MY VOTING RECORD."

During the discussion after this news segment, the MSNBC commentators noted that Obama's voting record is 80% in support of Veterans issues while McCain is only 20%.

It is the right call to say that this incident was manufactured probably by the McCain camp. Senator McStrangelove blew it the first time.

12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's sad though, that ridiculous claims work so well. The 2004 election proved it.

The idiocy is what gets me -- assuming the whole thing was real (and I doubt it) the idea that the candidate's aid didn't write a personal letter to one of tens of thousands of people who yell out things at rallies would sound like a scandal only to the demented, the stupid and the Republican.

I may be dreaming, but I have a feeling that McCain isn't all that popular with the armed forces.

12:46:00 PM  

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