Obama Surrogate Wesley Clark Goes after John McCain, His Patriotism and War Record
General Wesley Clark … SHAMEFUL!!!
Did Wes Clark’s hateful comments against Republican Presidential candidate John McCain in effect do just the opposite than what was intended? Clark, in his lack of judgement has actually exposed Barack Obama for the not ready for prime time Presidential candidate that he truly is. If Clark states that McCain’s service to his country is not a qualification, then what has the neophyte Obama ever done to claim the role?
Elections are as much about what the presidency is, and to that end, all of these qualifications service a particular view of what the presidency ought to be about. In that way, John McCain’s military service, and especially his decision, as a POW, not to jump the line and walk out of prison when offered, is a piece of who the man is and tells us about the decisions he has made. Same with Obama and his post-law school career choice.
Every one wondered how low Democrats and the Obama campaign would sink to attack John McCain to win the White House. Well wonder no longer. General Wesley Clark, an Obama campaign surrogate attacked McCain and his military service record calling it basically irrelevant and that McCain was “untested and untried.” You heard that correct. An Obama surrogate attacking a man that served his country, was a POW in Vietnam, stayed in Vietnam when he had an opportunity to go home because he would not leave his comrades behind, has served as a US Representative and Senator, served on the Armed Forces Committee … that person is some how not tried and tested.
Gen. Wesley Clark, acting as a surrogate for Barack Obama’s campaign, invoked John McCain’s military service against him in one of the more personal attacks on the Republican presidential nominee this election cycle.
Clark said that McCain lacked the executive experience necessary to be president, calling him “untested and untried” on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” And in saying so, he took a few swipes at McCain’s military service.
After saying, “I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war,” he added that these experiences in no way qualify McCain to be president in his view. (Yahoo News)
How rotten an individual must one be to even makes these types of comments about a fellow person who served his country in the military? Getting ‘shot down in plane’ doesn’t make McCain qualified to be President. Do not think for one minute that the Obama campaign is not controlling this message.
Even though the Obama campaign and Obama are distancing themselves from the comments, Obama hardly came out strong enough against Clark. However, if one thinks about it, why should they … they created the news story. Do not think for one second that Obama’s campaign did not orchestrate this Clark stunt as a way to explain away Obama’s lack of military service to his country.
At a news conference here Monday, McCain himself said of Clark’s comment, “That kind of thing is unnecessary” and distracts from real pocketbook issues voters care about.
About the same time, Obama told an audience in Independence, Mo., that McCain had “endured physical torment in service to our country” and “no one should ever devalue that service, especially for the sake of a political campaign, and that goes for supporters on both sides.”
As Obama condemns the comments, Wesley Clark refuses to back down. He simply calls McCain a hero,but I am not sorry for what I said. With such comments like Clark made, why was Obama’s response so weak? If Obama truly respected McCain’s service and thought of him as honorable, he would bounce Clark from his campaign. If not, it shows just how honorable Obama really is.
Posted July 1, 2008 by Scared Monkeys
Barack Obama, Politics, Presidential Election 2008, WTF | 25 comments
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liberals make me want to puke. i hate them
Obama and Clark playing “good cop, bad cop”.
How long has Obama been a senator?
Yes, General Clark is right-on! John McCain’s sense of entitlement is not an adequate test of presidential caliber. But judgment is. McCain is Geo Bush III. Clark has brains as well as guts. Obama-Clark ’08!
Obama will try to destroy anything that has to do with, now or later, protecting, AMERICA…..get rid of this piece of s~~t!!!!
No #3, don’t you get it? All war veterans are heroes automatically qualified to be president…so long as they’re not Democrats. That’s in the neo-cons manual – Page 2, paragraph 1.
More Brainless dribble from the Troll yoyo craptop.
GEEZ WHAT AN IDIOT. No Brains No Blue Chips.
“I didn’t really love America until I was deprived of her company.”
John McCain 3/13/2008
Obama has been a senator for 3 years, I think. This does not qualify him to be president. He hasn’t yet been tested. But as he points out, he is a good politician.
Besides that, how come Obama is not in Iowa helping the people there with the floods? Is it because they are not a bunch of cry babies and can figure out how to do things with out the taxpayers money?
9 Miss-Underestimated. Or in Missouri, another neighbor of Senator Obama’s home state.
Obama gave a speech about equal pay for women. So someone on Fox News checked on what women were being paid working for Obama and McCain. Women for McCain are, in fact, earning as much if not more than the men. Women working for Obama are earning less than the men in his camp. Another case of Obama talking the talk, but not walking the walk. But he’s cool and he’s intelligent and he speaks well and just might be the next president on that basis.
McCain isn’t Bush and Obama isn’t Clinton.
Is it just me? …
… As you watch the flooding in the Midwest , have you noticed that there are no farmers running around with stolen plasma TVs or holding stolen liquor over their heads. There’s no looting or yelling “Where’s Bush?”,
“Where’s FEMA?, Where’s my check?”, or “Why isn’t the Gov’t out here saving me and my farm?”
Likewise, I’ve also noticed there are no reports of any other country coming to help or sending aid.
Shocking contrast isn’t it???!!!!
11. InTheKnow. You’re reading my mind, but as a midwesterner, I thought I was biased.
#11….I am so sorry you are in serious trouble with your farm and your livelihood, we are not protecting our own people….we spend billions of dollars to aid foreign countries…if we can afford it that”s fine but you take care of your homeland first….!!!!
#9,#11,#12 – Iowa farmers collected 15.9 BILLION dollars in subsidies over the last 10 years. 70% of all farmers in Iowa collected subsidy payments.
Yeah, you’re right, Iowan’s don’t take a dime from the feds. No hand out there.
Since we’re on the subject of “doing things without taxpayers money”, let’s examine the Iowa welfare state, shall we?
Linn County Iowa: 2.8% of the people receive welfare with an average of $3200 cash a year.
Blackhawk County Iowa: 2.5% of the people receive welfare with an average of $4600 cash a year.
New Orleans: 2.6% of the people receive welfare with an average of $2600 cash a year.
The welfare, coupled with the farm subsidies – those sure are some self-reliant folks in Iowa.
Cite your sources for your data for your argument to valid. I would also suggest that money spend saving our farmers is beneficial to our country since that is where a large portion of nations food supply comes from.
What has New Orleans provided that is beneficial to our nation on a large scale?
Also YoYo, since you seem to be interested in stating one sided information why don’t you state the amount of money funneled into New Orleans for contrast and comparison?
Yo Yo, quit trying to validate what happened in NO. It was a bunch of crap that money was just thrown about wildly and it was a bunch of crap that the taxpayers who paid this hard earned money heard of people going to strip clubs, gettin weaves and nails done, and buying Gucci bags,then cry again after they spent that, saying they had no place to go. FYI yoyo, alot of the residents prior to the hurricane took they opportunity to never return
16. InTheKnow. Food prices will go up due to the flooding in the midwest and, if elected, Obama will likely raise our taxes to cover that increase for those mentioned by 17. Miss-U. I will never understand the total stupidity of those who re-elected Mayor Nagin after displaying complete incompetence during and after Katrina. Contrast that with New York in 2001.
LilPuma, Ray Nagin was re-elected because N. O. is corrupt. They squaked and got money and that got Nagin re-elected. Hey speaking of corruption, how about the cook county tax?
heres the sources:
http://tinyurl.com/5l5tjj (US Census site)
3.7 billion in farm subsides last 10yrs for Louisiana. They grow cotton, sugercane, rice, etc…
They’re not yelling: “Why isn’t the Gov’t out here saving me and my farm?” because they know the gov’t will be there since they’re currently on the gov’t dole.
The quotes I loved:
“Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” –President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, while touring hurricane-ravaged Mississippi, Sept. 2, 2005
“You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals…many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold.” –CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans’ hurricane evacuees, Sept. 1, 2005
“We’ve got a lot of rebuilding to do … The good news is — and it’s hard for some to see it now — that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott’s house — he’s lost his entire house — there’s going to be a fantastic house. And I’m looking forward to sitting on the porch.” (Laughter) —President Bush, touring hurricane damage, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005
“We ask black people: it’s time. It’s time for us to come together. It’s time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. And I don’t care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day.” –New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Jan. 16, 2006
“Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane.” –Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), on why New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin failed to follow the city’s evacuation plan and press the buses into service, “Fox News Sunday,” Sept. 11, 2005
The pathetic TROLL yoyo brainlesstop strikes again with with its ignorance. Poor lost soul it is.
Thanks again for the caps – it makes your thought provoking contibutions so powerful. But I’m sure it must be difficult being a ninnyhammer so I due take pity on you.
I do hope you find that true love of your though – remember your post on Craigs List looking for a fellow man with herpes?
Happy 4th of July “dave”
“dave” – What I typed was childish. I sank to your level and for that I apologize.
Miss-U: Of course those atm cards were abused. That’s what happens when the Gov’t just starts handing out cash. Sadly, kinda just human nature…imo. Hey, if I didn’t really need the money but the Gov’t threw me $2000, I might “indulge”, so to speak, as well.
I’d be willing to bet those that really needed it used it correctly, but who knows.
However, I think we can both agree Katrina was devastating and are glad the Iowa floods didn’t rise to that level of damage and loss of life.
Midwest sure has taken a pounding this year – between the flood and the tornadoes…crazy!
#5- Yoyo— your comment:
LOL- You are such a wiseass but I have to admit you do make me laugh. Also, are you really that bored that you continually post on a website which mainly supports the exact opposite of most of your political views? Babe, if your liberal dem heart bleeds any more – you are seriously in jeopardy of imminent death.
Have a nice day, Yoyo =)
Happy 4th of July to all at SM.
Wesley Clark trips all over himself every time he says anything, and does nothing more than make his liberal cohorts look like the power lusting, lying, manipulative flip floppers that they are.
Last go around, Clark crowed endlessly about Kerry’s service, and how horrible it was that anyone would doubt Kerry’s integrity. He held Kerry up as a hero and ABSOLUTELY advertised his service as a reason why Kerry was fit to be commander in chief.
Now he flip flops right on his face – as he usually does.
Conservatives flip flop from time to time, but they don’t throw any vet under the bus unless that vet is out there denigrating our troops – like Kerry did.
They are two peas in a pod.
Clark is a disgrace to the uniform and it’s a tragedy our soldiers and vets had to listen to him denigrate their service in such a way.
He had NO reason to even bring the issue up other than to attack something honorable about another man.
What a truly stupid man he is.