Okay, I'll say it. I'm sick of hearing Democrats praise John McCain's service. Every time I turn the news on, there's some Democrat pundit or politician praising McCain's service and honoring his POW years. Well, this old Sarge has tired of his story, his service, his whole deal. In case the right wing in this country didn't notice. There were millions of men and women who served and fought in the Vietnam War and over 58,000 of them have their names on that wall in Washington. Those good Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors gave their all and I'm betting every one of them would trade spots with John McCain, who came home, married a pretty rich girl and made himself famous talking about duty, honor and country.
Yet every day, some Democrat gets on national TV, brags about what a hero McCain was, and digs the Democratic grave just a little bit deeper. If we keep worshiping at the altar of McCain we'll end up helping elect him.
I believe there is a certain element in our party looking for a reason to vote for McCain and every time a Democrat praises his service I see votes slipping away. He's not the first POW or the first hero in the county. We stood around and let John Kerry, an actual hero get screwed by the same guys working for McCain, yet we jump at the chance to salute McCain. Does anyone think more Republicans will cross over to Obama because we're being so polite to McCain. Wake up people! Quit kissing this guys ass. He's a lying, cheating, anti-women, anti-gay, prick who want to expand this war til it's all over the globe. Do everything you can to defeat McCain and his nutty VP. Never talk about his POW history. If someone tells you McCain's a hero, you tell them after he came home, he left his wife, Carol, a woman who had been crippled in a car wreck and had faithfully waited for his horndog ass for years. And when he came home, he left her for a rich girl half his age. Is that the man we want in the White House?
I'm sick of McCain running on duty, honor and country too. We all did our duty when we served in Vietnam, Korea, WW2 and the wars guys like John McCain have our children fighting today and John McCain didn't do his duty a bit more than my buddies Duty is not something you brag about--it's something you do, even when you don't want to--especially when you don't want to.
McCain has forgotten what his duty is. It's shown in every vote he's made on Veteran's issues. He's sure not living up to his duty as a veteran or a Senator. He tells us he's on the vets side and I wish he were, but vote after vote he's voted against us and I keep thinking, McCain has money and he was a fighter jock. No offense to any former fighter jocks, but you guys were assholes who thought they were a better class of people than to lowly proles who kept your airplane in the air. (Sorry a little repressed class envy jumping up here.)
What is honor to John McCain? If, in the Naval Academy, he had told the lies he tells us now, he would have been kicked out for violation of the Honor Code. Is honor something you have as a Navy schoolboy and then discard later in life when honor becomes an inconvenience. McCain has sunk so low and is so desperate to win, he has hired the same dishonorable liars who Swiftboated his ass in South Carolina with the black baby story. I'm no expert on honor, but I know something about self-respect and McCain has lost all self-respect and gone with it is my respect and that of many other vets. Our veterans should be first in line for education and healthcare. Not all of us came home and married a beer heiress.
Win at any cost! That's what passes for honor for war hero, John McCain. While we sit here in an America being led to hell by draft-dodging war criminals, John McCain and his honorable crew are hot on the trail of lipstickgate. Is this the honorable race he promised he would run? Didn't he claim he'd be running a clean campaign, that the old crooked, dirty way of campaigning would be a thing of the past.
If you want to see a Senator who lives by the honor code learned at the Naval Academy, take a look at Senator Jim Webb from Virginia. Webb pushed the new GI Bill through Congress the same way he he's done everything, tough and out there fighting for the little guy. Though he would never say so, Webb is a real war hero. When Webb promised he would work for Veteran's issues, he did it. With Webb's new GI Bill, the United States will build a new middle-class from veterans who would have had no chance to attend college. It's what happened after World War Two when men like my father, an oil field laborer, got an education and spent his life working as a county agricultural agent. Instead of being a roughneck all his life, my Dad got to work with farmers and help them build a good enough life to where those their sons and daughters could go to college. This is what can trickle down. My grandfather could not read and could only draw his name. My Dad went to college, as did I and my daughter just graduated Summa Cum Laude. It is all due to the GI bill that this incredible change in opportunity came to my family. This is how we make a country grow--not through rich men getting richer, but by educating our children and our veterans. That's real investment in American, not in John McCains tax breaks for the wealthy.
So the next time you hear about war hero John McCain, you tell the truth, I don't honor his time spent in the Hanoi Hilton. I know they were hard times for him, but did he learn anything? When his Hanoi Hilton buddies were nursing him back to life, did he learn compassion? No, he came out of that prison with nothing but raw ambition, ready to betray his wife and his fellow veterans. Something happened to John McCain while he was a POW. He came home there with nothing left in his heart. At some point, the Vietnamese must have hit him so hard they knocked the all the good left in him. Though his life was saved by other POW's with him, he left Hanoi without a lick of compassion for others who need help like just like he did.
John McCain was damaged beyond recovery during his POW days. They did torture him and beat him til he was half-dead. I could not have taken what he withstood, but the ability to take a beating is not what I'm looking for in a President and someone must say out loud that John McCain has been more than fairly rewarded for those years. The best of John McCain was left in the Hanoi Hilton. He may have survived the ordeal, but he left his honor in Hanoi and every time he votes against me, against those kids coming home from Iraq, against everything he claimed to stand for he proves he is not the man he was or the good man he could have been and for that, I do feel sorry for John McCain.
We've come a long way in this county just to take a giant leap backward. So when someone tells you John McCain is a hero--you tell them about those 58,000 men and women who will not be voting this year and you tell them now is not the time to waste their vote on sentiment and a good story. Now is the time to get tough and vote for this country and the people who who are dying every day to enrich John McCain's oil glutted pals. Now is the time to honor our veterans, not by voting for a guy who wraps himself in the flag, but for a man who honors what that flag stands for,