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American Flag as Metaphor

On October 21, 2008 By

The McCain campaign is un-American. They drag the American flag on the ground after a rally. Not just any American flag, but a ginormous American flag. Their treatment of this flag is despicable and violates rules of handling for our beloved red, white, and blue. Simply horrifying is the following video:

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Did I say “here come the bastards”? Maybe I should have also said here come the bitches. Palin begins the ugly by making the following comment:

“Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”

She cites a NYT article which concludes:

“the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called ‘somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when […]

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OK, so he didn’t say bitch. I did. 😉

Speaking to veterans today Obama calls on McCain to acknowledge his American patriotism:

But one of the things that we have to change in this country is the idea that people can’t disagree without challenging each other’s character and patriotism. I have never suggested that Senator McCain picks his positions on national security based on politics or personal ambition. I have not suggested it because I believe that he genuinely wants to serve America’s national interest. Now, it’s time for him to acknowledge that I want to do the […]

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I just got an email from John McCain. It’s an urgent plea for contributions before the end of the month.

The reason is obvious: McCain has accepted matching funds and can’t take any more contributions after that.

The letter makes it sound like he is accepting matching funds because of some promise he made. The truth, of course, is he is such a poor candidate that he can’t even raise enough money from his own party to run a viable campaign.

But that doesn’t stop him from running with garbage like this…

“My friends, I have made many promises during […]

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Update 2: Full speech:

Update: Full speech video coming. Text can be found here.

Watch it live now:My guess is it’s not all about serving in the military…

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Recently while speaking near my hometown in Louisville, Kentucky Senator McCain said:

“And I know this country, which I love more than almost anything…

What, Senator? What do you love more than your country? Why almost? Is this the first time you’ve felt this way?

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