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Monday, June 16, 2008

The Algonquin Round Table it ain't

Check out this comment about John McCain from Chris Kelly of the Huffington Post for an example of what sometimes passes for civil discourse on the left:

John McCain was in the navy and then he was in the U.S. Senate. He has never cashed a check a bureaucrat didn't write. I'm not trying to be glib, and I realize he was doing a solemn and dangerous job, killing people from the sky.

But it was still government work.

Wait, except for those years as a POW. A sick but undeniable fact about John McCain: The only period in his life when he wasn't living off the American taxpayer, he was living off the Vietnamese taxpayer.

John McCain's father was in the navy and his father was in the navy. The last McCain who didn't live in government housing owned a plantation in Mississippi when the state still had slaves.

Which is why John McCain always sounds so emotional when he gets to this line in his stump speech: "I am absolutely committed to reducing the size of government."

What he's promising is eventually he'll die.

Barack Obama believes "America has a sacred trust with our veterans". I guess Chris Kelly didn't get the memo.

(HT: Average Gay Joe)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Leftists are nasty - and so consistently nasty too? It's like they have a permanently switched on 'hate gene'.