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You can have your Tiger Woods, we’ve got Sen. McCain

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“Former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, who introduced the Arizona senator at a Vets For Freedom rally, sought to contrast McCain’s “lifetime of service to our nation” against thelack of resolve of his political opponents. And while he never addressed Obama by name, he did offer this nugget. “Rest assured,” he told the crowd, “that men like Senator McCain will be the goal and the men that my two young boys will emulate and admire. You can have your Tiger Woods, we’ve got Senator McCain.”

Are you kidding me? I feel bad for his kids if he thinks Tiger Woods isn’t someone to look up to and admire. Senator McCain has served this country admirably, but being a veteran does not qualify anyone to be President. If this were a justifiable argument General Wesley Clark would have become our president in 2004. I wouldn’t ever tell my kids not to look up to John McCain, but I’d never tell them not to admire Tiger Woods. Instead I’ll tell them to find the good in everyone and look up to that, collectively, become something better than all of your heroes.

Honestly, I hate the media over-analysis of words, so I refuse to talk about this tomorrow…but I’ve got to address it while it’s fresh. Huffington Post and Keith Olbermann on Countdown, both this afternoon brought up the obvious: Tiger Woods is pure badass. There’s no lose or quit in him. In that way, maybe it makes the argument that withdrawal of troops is not losing or quitting on the war. That McCain wasn’t a man about it or at least on the ball and able to call this out shouldn’t necessarily draw him anymore fire, but I should never hear another word about former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, Randi Rhodes, Reverend Wright or Jerry Falwell for that matter.

Can the media take this and say “for the sake of this country, let’s just agree to not mince words anymore.” Maybe Congress might even hear that and GET SOMETHING DONE! Many hard working Americans in this country have given up on our government’s ability to get anything accomplished. If Congress were truly building a more perfect Union, the government should regularly make the news for good things. Not for paying people’s bills or handing out welfare, but by making life in this country head-and-shoulders above life in any other country, and quite frankly we’re slipping. Seriously, we don’t have adequate disaster coverage in the heartland or the coast. Our rappers sport euros instead of the dollar.

You should make the news by making the news shut up about immigration being a problem, by doing your job and solving this one. In good times we have quotas, we let people in, we enjoy culture more. Make them shut up about a war of which even Sen. McCain said “success will be fairly easy” before he was proven terribly wrong. Trust We the People, ring it to an end or set goals to bring it to an end. Make them shut up about our economy going into recession by re-examining the documents upon which the world’s greatest nation was built. We hired you to fix the problem, not to hire the Fed to fix the problem.

What started as a rant on speech became a rant on media became a rant on inactivity in Congress. I should stop wandering and finish an idea, but there’s just so much to address.

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  1. To Republicans, the Billary, & about every white news caster — Obama isn’t Obama, he’s
    a.) Jesse Jackson (ala Bill)
    b.) Louis Farrahken
    c.) Rev. Wright
    d.) Tiger Woods

    but since he’s black, he can’t be himself.


    April 8, 2008 at 7:06 pm

  2. Well all black people, like all white people think alike. We get a memo and we all follow suit. Right?

    I’ve been getting memos…


    April 8, 2008 at 7:43 pm

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