Rachel Lucas writes:
Sorry, I know lots of you who feel that way are very wonderful people who I really do respect, but I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again: I think your plan is sh*tty. You’re going to get Obama elected, you realize that right? If you’re cool with that, more power to you, but I for one will NOT welcome my new Dumbass Overlord Obama. There are two new reasons for that today.
First: He has no f**kin’ clue what Memorial Day is for.
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
That’s via Hot Air, where you can also see that when McCain pointed out the error, this was the response:
Obama’s camp declined to hit back, with spokesman Bill Burton saying “Memorial Day is a day to honor our nation’s veterans, not a day for political posturing.”
Jesus on a battlestar. We have a whole holiday to honor veterans; it’s called VETERAN’S DAY. Memorial Day is for the ones who died while serving, and it’s a pretty simple concept, and you’d think presidential candidate would be capable of making that distinction but you’d be so wrong. [Bad words asterisked by me]
The whole Obama camp doesn’t have a clue.
But this is of a piece with Obama’s world view where “We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there.”
Obama couldn’t be more wrong about what the US military is doing, just as he couldn’t be more wrong about Memorial Day, or Veteran’s Day, or the way to deal with our most dangerous enemies.
McCain would never have made those mistakes; he doesn’t have the Anti-American pro-Marxist world view that led to those gaffes. Whatever his faults, McCain is the only viable choice in 2008.