A commander-in-chief who fears the military? Vero possumus!

posted at 12:10 pm on July 12, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

John McCain has accepted an invitation to appear at a nationally-televised town hall meeting next month organized by a coalition of support organizations.  Despite pleas from the group, Barack Obama has refused to appear at the same event, underscoring his desire to avoid extemporaneous exchanges with John McCain, especially on military matters in which he has no experience at all.  The Fort Hood group has offered to change dates, but Obama remains obstinate:

“Senator Obama strongly supports America’s veterans and military families and has worked hard on their behalf in the Senate,” said Phillip Carter, director of Mr. Obama’s veterans effort and an Iraq war veteran. “While we unfortunately had a previously scheduled commitment on the date proposed, Senator Obama looks forward to continuing the dialogue he’s been having throughout the country with veterans on how we can better serve our men and women in uniform as they serve us.”

Carissa Picard, managing director of the Fort Hood Presidential Town Hall Consortium, said she had suggested Aug. 11 and asked the campaign to suggest other dates if that was not convenient, but after several conversations she had not been able to work anything out.

“I’m having extreme difficulty getting the Obama campaign to commit to this event, and we do not understand why,” said Ms. Picard, whose husband is deployed in Iraq. “We made it very clear to them that if they would commit to the event, we would work with them on dates.”

On several occasions, Obama challenged McCain to debate foreign policy and the war, “anywhere, any time”.   Here’s a clip showing one such challenge from May:

What are we to make of this? The man who wants to be Commander-in-Chief lacks the testicular fortitude to appear before military groups to make his case in an open format? That hardly suggests Obama as a man who can lead a nation during a time of war, nuclear proliferation, and terrorism.What makes this a little more ironic is that the crowd would probably be more sympathetic to Obama than some might think. Military families have sacrificed and endured much over the last five years, and they want to see the Iraq war come to some sort of conclusion. Obama, if he had any courage at all, has the opportunity to make a case among open minds. How open will those minds be when it becomes clear that Obama can’t face them?

Instead of Vero Possumus, perhaps the motto on Obama’s seal should have been Vero Pusillanimous.


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Wow, Obama is sinking himself pretty well.

Static on July 12, 2008 at 12:13 PM

Somebody beat Jesse to the snipping, it seems.

Osama Obama better grow a pair, and quick. At this rate he’s not even going to be capable of dealing with Canada, much less Iran. When crises come, they won’t buy the “we have a previous engagement” bit.

Johnny Mac is looking better every day.

MrScribbler on July 12, 2008 at 12:15 PM

I guess this is his idea of change. Only show up to events where the media is on its knees for you so you dont look the fool you really are.

God bless America we are going to need all the help we can get.

TroubledMonkey on July 12, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Anything that will slip the mask at all is to be avoided by Barry. He cannot face true scrutiny.

bbz123 on July 12, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Barry Obama, girlie man.

Zorro on July 12, 2008 at 12:17 PM

This is the best the progressives have to offer America? Could be . . .

DannoJyd on July 12, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Heh!…Heh! Obamination strikes again….anywhere, anytime??? only when everthing is perfectly ochestrated by his campaign.

This is a true hallmak of leadership….NOT!

robo on July 12, 2008 at 12:19 PM

Hillary thrashed Obama in their one-on-ones…McCain would destroy him, and Obama knows it. Obama needs the TVprompter to read from…

Karmi on July 12, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Ed, good points as usual except so many out there want out of Iraq, want “change”, want to end Bush poligicies, etc that they’ll just consider this good tactics for Obama. He has the lead so has no reason to give the challenger publicity or attention. Yes, they have to ignore that he said anytime anywhere, but that’s what they do.

:/

aikidoka on July 12, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Looks like Jesse sliced out his “gear” already.

ThePrez on July 12, 2008 at 12:23 PM

“Senator Obama strongly supports America’s veterans and military families …

How can he say that when he denigrates their lifestyle and entire purpose? Voting money for salaries and services isn’t support, that’s pity.

Socratease on July 12, 2008 at 12:23 PM

No Obama. Invite Senator Clinton instead. Then see if the Obama campaign can find time to show up.

News2Use on July 12, 2008 at 12:25 PM

“I trust the American people to trust their own eyes.”
Priceless.

Les in NC on July 12, 2008 at 12:25 PM

this should be unbelievable, to bad its not…

trailortrash on July 12, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Why in world would he meet with the military? It’s not like he can throw the Marines under the bus when he’s done with them. Although it may be fun to see him try.

Lily on July 12, 2008 at 12:30 PM

Is it just me, or does Obama only ever skate on the surface of things, and never goes deeply into anything? Does he ever even PRETEND to have convictions? Couldn’t he at least put on a SHOW of convictions, once or twice? My mouth is more agape every day at his shallow campaign performance.

Paul-Cincy on July 12, 2008 at 12:30 PM

When Bill Clinton is reported to have confided in close friends that he considers Obama an “empty suit”, how much lower can you go. Clinton calling someone an empty suit. Wow.

Paul-Cincy on July 12, 2008 at 12:34 PM

If McCain keeps his mouth shut, Obama will talk his way out of the election. Obama’s total disregard for the truth and his willingness to say and do anything for everybody in order to be elected is wearing thin for those with an IQ for 80.

volsense on July 12, 2008 at 12:34 PM

And this putz is embarrassed by me?

Lee on July 12, 2008 at 12:34 PM

I wonder if it might not be the venue which is causing his reluctance. Have it in an open air football stadium, complete with a torchlight parade, bus in 70,000 screaming supporters, and see if he changes his mind.

a capella on July 12, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Change…….

Seven Percent Solution on July 12, 2008 at 12:35 PM

In fairness, he can’t spit on them with all those cameras around.

Rasmussen today has the race TIED. Keep it up, Barry, keep it up!

SouthernGent on July 12, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Obama’s very supportive of veterans and military families – just not those icky active duty personnel. (*shudder*)

eeyore on July 12, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Barry’s too busy cleaning the undercarriage of his bus.

profitsbeard on July 12, 2008 at 12:35 PM

If Obama wants to be their Commander-in-Chief, he should show an example and not run from a difficult situation in facing the military theme townhall. What kind of Commander will he be if this is an example of how he handles a confrontation. Scaredy cat! As bad as Osama hiding in a cave in my opinion.

deedledee on July 12, 2008 at 12:37 PM

An efite, elite, metrosexual.
The halls of Harvard have prepared him well…Self absorbed, superior, and much better than the likes of of “Little Folks”!

woodswalking1 on July 12, 2008 at 12:38 PM

This is the best the progressives have to offer America? Could be . . .

DannoJyd on July 12, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Soros isn’t natural born.

JiangxiDad on July 12, 2008 at 12:38 PM

If Obama gets any more scared, he’s going to have to change his drawers.

forest on July 12, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Obama from Ed’s posted YouTube clip:

“If John McCain wants to meet me anywhere, anytime to have a debate about, he, uhh, our respective policies in Iraq, in Iran, the Middle East or around the world, that is a conversation I’m happy to have…”

Anywhere, anytime. Except there. And then. Or any other place or time. In front of, uhh, umm, those people. You know.

Obama continues:

…”I trust the American people to see with their own eyes and to see what the results have been…”

Yes, we see. We do indeed.

Gilda on July 12, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Another wheel falls off the bus, in the “four month train wreck”.

JimK on July 12, 2008 at 12:41 PM

“While we unfortunately had a previously scheduled commitment on the date proposed…”

Was that commitment in the US, or in Germany, or France?

Why the hell isn’t McCain calling this poofter out? Or is he and the MSM is covering it up?

drunyan8315 on July 12, 2008 at 12:42 PM

I’d like to know what prior commitments keep him from attending on any of the offered dates. I can’t imagine anyone more important than those who defend our country and their families. He might as well say he has to wash his hair that night.

Wethal on July 12, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Barry is just showing his true colors on this one here. My fear is that there are too many Americans brains washed into believing him.

I had a discussion with a friend who I respect for his work and family values.

TroubledMonkey on July 12, 2008 at 12:47 PM

I don’t think anyone is surprised that a coward that does not want to defend the country is also a coward that won’t face the very troops he and his elitist pals hate so much.

JayHaw Phrenzie on July 12, 2008 at 12:48 PM

And all I got wasthe same ol anti Bush, we need change, Obama will same us BS. My friend watched the city he grew up in destroyed by the over use of liberal ideas but still wants more. SADDDDDDDDDDD

TroubledMonkey on July 12, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Well…..this article pretty much says it all does it not? The beauty of this is we have the clip from B. Hussien stating boldly that he will debate McCain “anywhere, anytime” to debate foreign policy

The GOP needs to cue up the commericals big time. This will hurt him BIG TIME!

Winebabe on July 12, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Vero possumus!

Mazztek on July 12, 2008 at 12:51 PM

I thought his former longtime friend Jerry Wright was a former Marine, so it’s “all good”.

I can’t wait for a real debate between barry and JMC. Barry is in deep ship. Deeeep ship.

benrand on July 12, 2008 at 12:51 PM

I’m amazed that this is in the NYTimes. First Rangel, now OBamaessiah himself getting negative play.

Pretty soon Chrissy Matthews will be singing B.B. King’s song, “The Thrill Is Gone.”

Wethal on July 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM

McCain has got to call Obama on this. McCain should hit the airwaves and shove it in Obama’s face using his own words.

“Any time, any place? Well, here’s a time and a place. Where’s Barack?”

JeffC_95 on July 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM

McCain should go, and there should be an empty seat for Barack, to which a camera focuses on a little too often.

lorien1973 on July 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Obama doesn’t have the guts to face our military; he’s too scared to debate McCain in townhall meetings; and he is too scared to appear on O’Reilly’s The Factor. Obama ought to do really well dealing with Al Quaeda and Islamic fanatics worldwide. Really want this guy running our country. NOT.

katieanne on July 12, 2008 at 12:57 PM

McCain should go, and there should be an empty seat for Barack, to which a camera focuses on a little too often.

Outstanding idea.

katieanne on July 12, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Vero Possumus = playing Possum.

dalec on July 12, 2008 at 12:57 PM

Senator Obama strongly supports America’s veterans and military families and has worked hard on their behalf in the Senate,” said Phillip

Yes, Obama has worked hard to see that all the blood and sacrifice of the military in Iraq would be in vain. No wonder he can’t face them.

Maxx on July 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Between this and the oil drilling fiasco McCain has two hammers to hit Barry with over and over and over again. Instead we get ‘I have respect for Senator Obama, but….yakkidy-yakkidy-yak’.

Time for jellied-gasoline, John. You have him right where you need him to be. Nose that a4 over and MAKE SOME HEADLINES!

Limerick on July 12, 2008 at 1:02 PM

“While we unfortunately had a previously scheduled commitment on the date proposed, Senator Obama looks forward to continuing the dialogue he’s been having throughout the country with veterans on how we can better serve our men and women in uniform as they serve us.”

Them’s purdy words.

Without actions, however, they mean NOTHING.

hillbillyjim on July 12, 2008 at 1:04 PM

After Hillary cleaned his clock at their last debate, he’s refused to debate again. Don’t look forward to many if any with McCain. He knows he will be seen for what he is…nothing.

Les in NC on July 12, 2008 at 1:04 PM

any place, any time = never, not under any circumstances

Barry’s Bizarro World.

Nothing this man says can be taken seriously.

hillbillyjim on July 12, 2008 at 1:10 PM

I would recommend:

ignavia, non virtus

The noun ignavia, is feminine, meaning “cowardice,” which makes a dainty contrast with the masculine virtus, literally manly.

jeff_from_mpls on July 12, 2008 at 1:12 PM

I suggest if you wanted Mr. O to appear he should have been guaranteed it would have been moderated by “Access Hollywood” and simulcast on E!. “Fort Hood”? What’s that?

Marcus on July 12, 2008 at 1:18 PM

So, he fears our military…

Fine. I’m sure too many of the warriors don’t like him, either!

Besides, his thug troops will do the job needed for him to assure the “domestic tranquility”. He don’t need no military! He will probably be too busy putting them on trial at the Hague, for “crimes against humanity” and such other junk…

newton on July 12, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Vero Pusillanimous.

I love that, Ed! :-)

newton on July 12, 2008 at 1:34 PM

lacks the testicular fortitude

Well, I was going to say he didn’t have any because Jackson already cut them off, but someone beat me to it. Worth repeating, though.

Sue on July 12, 2008 at 1:37 PM

vero pussimost

drjohn on July 12, 2008 at 1:43 PM

vero pussimost

drjohn on July 12, 2008 at 1:43 PM

▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓For the win!!!▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓

hillbillyjim on July 12, 2008 at 1:56 PM

“I’m having extreme difficulty getting the Obama campaign to commit to this event, and we do not understand why,” said Ms. Picard, whose husband is deployed in Iraq.

Really?

Akzed on July 12, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Obamus poltroonus wussificatus

whitetop on July 12, 2008 at 2:07 PM

I posted this in the item under headlines, but it goes equally as well here. – Jeff

We were at a point where we had no other option. We got the impression that they could talk us to November.”

That’s the money quote, right there. His campaign has been stalling these things for two months now. It’s like he’s afraid to be seen in the same room with McCain. What’s he afraid of?

Contrast this with the fundraiser in San Francisco a few months ago. He’d rather meet with his fellow limousine liberals than the people who will be directly affected by his policies – not just Iraq, but all of them.

Oh, wait, there’s no money in it, and the very real possibility of looking the naif. Maybe his campaign would rather keep his mouth shut and be thought a fool, and to open it and remove all doubt?

JeffWeimer on July 12, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Barry’s too busy cleaning the undercarriage of his bus.

profitsbeard on July 12, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Dude, you’re on fire today!

whitetop on July 12, 2008 at 2:13 PM

I want to know why he is leaving the country in these hard ecomonic times. What is the deal.

tomas on July 12, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Maybe his campaign would rather keep his mouth shut and be thought a fool, and to open it and remove all doubt?

JeffWeimer on July 12, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Can you blame them? Obama knows next to nothing about military matters. He already exposed his ignorance about how long it will take to get our troops and equipment out of Iraq. It’s no wonder he doesn’t want to risk being questioned about his intentions by people who have real-life military experience and knowledge: he’s likely to end up looking like an ignorant fool.

He don’t need no military! He will probably be too busy putting them on trial at the Hague, for “crimes against humanity” and such other junk…

newton on July 12, 2008 at 1:32 PM

and applying “international standards of due process” — like what he promised to use in any trial of Osama bin Laden — because American standards of due process are not good enough for him.

AZCoyote on July 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM

“Braaaak Braaaak Braaaak” That’s my son making chicken noises…or was that “Baraaack, Baraaack, Baraaack”

ihasurnominashun on July 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM

I want to know why he is leaving the country in these hard ecomonic times. What is the deal.

tomas on July 12, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Europe is where his biggest supporters are, and where he can raise alot of money. I guess he missed reading the FEC regs that say that it is illegal to take campaign donations from foreigners. But I guess he figures he is the messiah and can do what he wants.

Nahanni on July 12, 2008 at 2:21 PM

McCain should very loudly start asking other well known Democrats why THEY think Obama will not debate in that venue. Call ‘em out by name and don’t stop until they say something.

I can’t recall anyone more anti-defense or anti-military than Obama getting the nomination.

We have always had a high level of civilian / military cooperation in this country. Crap, even when the Civil War started the Southreners didn’t undermine the U.S. civilian leadership or U.S. military. They just quit and very publicaly went over to the other side. The lives of the military people (my son amongst them) depend on the common sense and good intentions of the civilian leadership. I have a deep and abiding distrust in Obama and his felow Sorosians to do the correct thing.

JonRoss on July 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Well I guess the folks putting together the event could always invite someone like Hugo Chavez or the crazy little Iranian. Obama has made it plain he intends to talk to them without preconditions. Maybe if they were invited to the town hall meeting along with McCain, Obama could fit it in.

Terrye on July 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM

“Braaaak Braaaak Braaaak” That’s my son making chicken noises…or was that “Baraaack, Baraaack, Baraaack”

ihasurnominashun on July 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM

I remember when my son was young in 1988. One evening we were eating dinner and he was in his high chair. I was talking to his mother about my dislike for Michael Dukakis. All of a sudden the kid started saying over and over very slowly “Michael Do-do-kakis”. I guess he made the connection. I am proud to this day.

JonRoss on July 12, 2008 at 2:39 PM

What a chicken poop BO is; and if John doesn’t call him on it, that makes him a chicken hawk.
Jon Ross is right: “McCain should very loudly start asking other well known Democrats why THEY think Obama will not debate in that venue. Call ‘em out by name and don’t stop until they say something.” And that story about his son is hilarious.

Christine on July 12, 2008 at 2:57 PM

The American People can see that the Democrats in Congress have FAILED 9% approval rating!

Chakra Hammer on July 12, 2008 at 3:02 PM

McCain should go, and there should be an empty seat for Barack, to which a camera focuses on a little too often.
lorien1973 on July 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM

Excellent idea.

And for every question, they should go to the empty chair with Barack’s name written on a strip of white tape, for 10 seconds of silence, and then go on with McCains answer.

wise_man on July 12, 2008 at 3:12 PM

I am not surprised. BO is all script and no substance. He’s got time to go to Germany and make a speech but no time to talk to troops.

HawaiiLwyr on July 12, 2008 at 3:16 PM

AZCoyote on July 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM

Obama knows next to nothing about military matters.

Recall his Memorial Day speech this year when he showed he didn’t understand, on Memorial Day no less, that a “fallen hero” is military-speak for one killed in action. He thought it included those injured as well. A minor but revealing point illustrating Obama’s ignorance of things military.

Obama said: On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.

Paul-Cincy on July 12, 2008 at 3:18 PM

And where will Obama be when that call comes in at 3 a.m.? Hiding under his bed.

Connie on July 12, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Obama is a pantywaist. Ahmadinejad will chew him up and spit him out in little pieces.

Cicero43 on July 12, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Instead of Vero Possumus, perhaps the motto on Obama’s seal should have been Vero Pusillanimous.

I would suggest: Chickenus shitamundo.

second digit on July 12, 2008 at 3:27 PM

I heard Mary Matalin a while back warning the Dems that this guy was not vetted an untested. They were warned but the nutroots and MSM got him the nomination. He’s not the “change and hope” guy the left thought and he’s definitely to leftist for the average American voter.

They were warned.

roux on July 12, 2008 at 3:33 PM

Why should the Obamessiah care what they think? The military is there to carry out His most (un)holy orders, so you mere mortals need to stop hounding Him!

Master Shake on July 12, 2008 at 3:36 PM

Putin is drooling while waiting for this coward.

oakpack on July 12, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Seriously, don’t you have to have FBI clearance to access certain levels of security ? I wonder if Obama has been cleared ? I would think his association with so many violent radicals would prevent him from gaining the security clearence that would allow him to be POTUS. Just a thought.

JonRoss on July 12, 2008 at 3:39 PM

A wonderful post by the great folks in uniform over at Blackfive.net:

An email from Ireland to the brethren in the States…a point to ponder despite your political affiliation:

‘We, in Ireland , can’t figure out why people are even bothering to hold an election in the United States .

On one side, you have a pants wearing lawyer, married to a lawyer who can’t keep his pants on, who just lost a long and heated primary against a lawyer who goes to the wrong church who is married to yet another lawyer who doesn’t even like the country her husband wants to run.

Now…On the other side, you have a nice old war hero whose name starts with the appropriate Mc terminology, married to a good looking younger woman who owns a beer distributorship.

What in Lords name are ye lads thinking over there in the colonies??

Wethal on July 12, 2008 at 3:40 PM

If you’re scared, say you’re scared.

I don’t necessarily think that Obama is a wuss but his handlers do. Maybe he should call up Mayor Daley to get some advice. Afterall that’s one of his big silent supporters.

roux on July 12, 2008 at 3:40 PM

what a sissy, obama needs a good ass kicking. yeah i said it, sue me.

custer on July 12, 2008 at 3:41 PM

Seriously, don’t you have to have FBI clearance to access certain levels of security ? I wonder if Obama has been cleared ? I would think his association with so many violent radicals would prevent him from gaining the security clearence that would allow him to be POTUS. Just a thought.

JonRoss on July 12, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Wasn’t Obama the one who blabbed that when US politicians went to foreign countries they would get briefings by the local CIA station chief? Not that it was a big secret in the spy community, but still.

Once he’s officialy nominated, he starts getting security briefings, too.

Wethal on July 12, 2008 at 3:45 PM

Once he’s officialy nominated, he starts getting security briefings, too.

Wethal on July 12, 2008 at 3:45 P

And what happens the first time, which should come ratherly quickly after his election, he passes something sensitive to Soros ? He is gonna do it. The Donks still have time to think this through. Nixon went down because of scumbaggery. Having your Donk POTUS perp-walked out of the White House for espionage is a whole different thing.

JonRoss on July 12, 2008 at 3:51 PM

He’s in love with his own voice which is going to be his political demise. Too much in writing and too much in video.

UnEasyRider on July 12, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Mucho Supreme-O Ignoramis-imo. Heh, I made that up but it fits nicely.

Geronimo on July 12, 2008 at 3:56 PM

McCain should go, and there should be an empty seat for Barack, to which a camera focuses on a little too often.

Outstanding idea.

katieanne on July 12, 2008 at 12:57 PM

It is only right to have an empty seat for an empty suit.

CommentGuy on July 12, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Putin is drooling while waiting for this coward.

oakpack on July 12, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Along with every other America-hating world leader, including those who have already expressed their hopes for an Obama victory — like Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il — not to mention terrorist scum like the leaders of Hamas, who are also Obama cheerleaders.

AZCoyote on July 12, 2008 at 4:18 PM

The U.S. military is just another government program over budget.

Time to cut the fat.

alphie on July 12, 2008 at 4:19 PM

The U.S. military is just another government program over budget.

Time to cut the fat.

alphie on July 12, 2008 at 4:19 PM

So give us some specific recomendations.

JonRoss on July 12, 2008 at 4:30 PM

Well, jonr,

Clinton’s last defense budget was $286 billion…we’re well over $700 billion now.

Figure inflation would have put the defense at $350 billion…I’d recommend wacking it in half.

Start with the war in Iraq and the F-35 and keep going ’til we hit bone.

alphie on July 12, 2008 at 4:34 PM

So give us some specific recomendations.

JonRoss on July 12, 2008 at 4:30 PM

You may have set him back on his heels a bit with that one. A coherent answer will require some knowledge of the military budget. It’ll be fun to see how fast he can google.

a capella on July 12, 2008 at 4:38 PM

I’m sorry Capt, but blah, blah, blah.

Just another slice of life story where every one that is against Obama gets to say why he’s a jerk.

Blah, blab, blah.

At this point in time McCain and the RNC deserve to lose. Exactly what have they done to date. We are going on three months now folks and aside from a few conservative blogs and a couple of commercials, that don’t amount to a hill of beans with independent voters, what’s been accomplished? Speak up, I can’t hear you.

That’s right, nothing. Nothing at all. Where is the message? Where are the ready made commercials and videos exploiting Obama flips? These take one day to produce in talented hands. It’s just cutting and splicing existing film with a pitch man narrator. Who the f’k is running the show? Didn’t they do and catalogue opposition research videos all those months McCain already had the nomination?

This is not acceptable. Forget these stories Captain. You should be writing and demanding face time with the RNC and McCain and confronting them on their continued stupidity. These “flip” fluff pieces are getting tiresome. We know Obama is clueless, we know he flips everyday. The real problem is that the RNC and McCain are clueless.

Independents don’t know Obama is clueless. The majority don’t read major national newspapers. When they do all they see are pictures with halos around his head. WHAT THEY DO IS WATCH TV. TV with no commercials exploiting his flips/dodges. WHAT THEY DO IS WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS SENT BY FRIENDS OR POSTED ONLINE WHERE THERE ARE NO FLIP FLOP FUNNY/MOCKING VIDEOS of Obama. Remember how successful his girl was? Hillary does. There should be at least one commercial a week exploiting each week’s biggest flip. A relentless pounding of the message.

You/we need to read McCain and the RNC the riot act. People are donating hard earned money to these clowns and we should expect some accountability. I would not give these folks a dime right now. They don’t deserve it.

patrick neid on July 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM

Guess I was wrong. He wasn’t interested in making a coherent response to your request for specific recommendations..

a capella on July 12, 2008 at 4:45 PM

patrick neid on July 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM

Point well made. It wouldn’t hurt to apply some pressure,…this is a perfect venue. Squeaky wheel and all that.

a capella on July 12, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Yeah, Obamarx supports our troops so much that as CHAIRMAN of the Senate Subcommittee on Afghanistan he has failed to convene one meeting!

Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.
False in one thing, false in all.

Matthew 25:

24″Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

26″His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

28″ ‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. 29For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 30And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

maverick muse on July 12, 2008 at 4:52 PM

“Bail Faster…We’re sinking!”
“Help me… I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”
“I’m Melllllllting!”
Compare McCain to godbama on the Titanic…. McCain would be helping load the boats with women and children while staying on board and go down gallantly, self-sacrificially.
godbama would dress himself as a woman, get on a lifeboat and throw everyone under the boat to save himself…

CynicalOptimist on July 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM

alphie:

You know alphie the fact that you would compare the military budget of the Clinton years with today is so telling. For one thing, Clinton cut the military and now the Democrats {including Obama} want to increase the size of our standing army. They also want to put more resources into Afghanistan. So unless they are just lying out their a**es they intend to spend more on the military than Clinton ever did. So why make the comparison?

Terrye on July 12, 2008 at 4:58 PM

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