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    Oh, the irony........

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    mtnsnake (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-30-08 10:23 PM
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    Wesley Clark did nothing wrong. Once again the media fucked us over, we fell for it & succombed
    I can't freaking believe how we still don't know how to play the game.

    The only reason there is a firestorm over General Clark's benign comments is because the media made a mountain out of a molehill AGAIN by taking something completely out of context, and our people got scared and rolled over instead of sticking to our guns and staying on the offensive.

    General Clark said nothing wrong. NOTHING. He was set up by a remark which that asshole, Bob Schieffer, made when he was referencing Barack Obama. Only problem is, the media is not telling everyone that Schieffer referenced Obama just before Clark made his remark in response to it. All anyone is hearing is Clark's answer, period.

    Instead of our people getting on the air and backing up one of our best Democrats for doing nothing wrong, they question his judgment and abandon him, leaving him to the sharks all on his own. How pathetic is that.

    The sad thing is that General Clark's judgment was dead-on accurate and there was nothing insulting with what he said if you listen to the conversation that led up to his remarks.

    Just before Clark's remark, he and Schieffer were arguing whether McCain's war experiences were valid experience for being President. Then came Schieffer's remark about Obama....

    Schieffer: "I'd have to say, Barack Obama has not had any of those experiences either, nor has he ridden in a fighter plane and gotten shot down."

    Clark: "Well I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be President. But Barack is not..he is not running on the fact that he has made these national security pronouncements. He's running on his other strengths. He's running on the strength of his character, he's running on the strength of his communication skills, on the strength of his judgment"...and so on.

    In the context of the conversation between Schieffer and General Clark, General Clark has nothing to be ashamed of. The media is only playing that one sentence by Clark and not Schieffer's remarks leading up to it, nor what Clark said afterward. Despite what anyone from the Obama camp is saying about Clark's remarks, I just hope to hell that some of our other Democrats give some much deserved support to Wesley Clark tomorrow. This shit could have been nipped in the bud if only our people stood up to it right from the start.

    General Clark was in the process of giving our campaign a gift with which to tear McCain apart, and all we did was waste that gift away.

    Here is a link to the video if anyone wants to hear General Clark's remarks in the context of the situation:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=iXOE0oGRNXA
    Yep, he said nothing wrong or insulting...........but, if only our side had shut up we could have torn McCain apart based on what Clark said.

    Just.....WOW
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    It's not a qualification. Clark is a 4 star general and was shot 4 times. He has a right to his
    opinion. I know plenty of heroic veterans but they are not qualifed to be president.
    They are qualified to fight and be warriors but getting captured in a combat zone does not qualify
    one to run the highest office in the land. It's an opinon.
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    Of course it's not a qualification, and yes it's an opinion.

    The irony is that no one that I know of is stating that McCain is qualified based only on his service record.

    Then the OP states in essence that Clark didn't say anything wrong......didn't use his (McCains) service recond to slam McCain....but if liberals had only shut up they could have used what Clark said to "tear McCain apart."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol View Post
    Of course it's not a qualification, and yes it's an opinion.

    The irony is that no one that I know of is stating that McCain is qualified based only on his service record.

    Then the OP states in essence that Clark didn't say anything wrong......didn't use his (McCains) service recond to slam McCain....but if liberals had only shut up they could have used what Clark said to "tear McCain apart."
    You're right. But what the libs don't understand is that by opening up this can of worms, it's going to point right back at Obama's "qualifications"---a junior senator who hasn't even gotten a second term yet with no military service. His only qualification is being an Acorn worker and a stint in the Illinois legislature. That is not the resume of someone serving as Commander in Chief.

    Wesley Clark is someone else who has blind ambition. He was a Hillary supporter, then turned almost instantly to Obama. Some folks will do anything to be VP. He should be ashamed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    You're right. But what the libs don't understand is that by opening up this can of worms, it's going to point right back at Obama's "qualifications"---a junior senator who hasn't even gotten a second term yet with no military service. His only qualification is being an Acorn worker and a stint in the Illinois legislature. That is not the resume of someone serving as Commander in Chief.

    Wesley Clark is someone else who has blind ambition. He was a Hillary supporter, then turned almost instantly to Obama. Some folks will do anything to be VP. He should be ashamed.
    Fat chance of that.

    This kind of behaivior is what gets people REWARDED by liberals and dems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetwife View Post
    It's not a qualification. Clark is a 4 star general and was shot 4 times. He has a right to his
    opinion. I know plenty of heroic veterans but they are not qualifed to be president.
    They are qualified to fight and be warriors but getting captured in a combat zone does not qualify
    one to run the highest office in the land. It's an opinon.
    Okay.

    I have asked this of Obama supporters here and elsewhere.

    WHAT makes Mr. Wet Behind His Enormous Ears in ANY way qualified to be President?

    It sure as heck is not his minimal and pandering experience as a state senator in Illinois or his minimal and remarkably unimpressive record in the U.S. Senate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetwife View Post
    It's not a qualification. Clark is a 4 star general and was shot 4 times. He has a right to his
    opinion. I know plenty of heroic veterans but they are not qualifed to be president.
    They are qualified to fight and be warriors but getting captured in a combat zone does not qualify
    one to run the highest office in the land. It's an opinon.
    So why did Andrea Mitchell state that Clark's remarks were a "gaff", and why did Obama distance himself from those remarks? Sound like they thought they were OFENSIVE?

    Clark has a right to his opinion and I have a right to mine; many voters think his remarks were despicable. This is a political campaign. He has inserted himself in it just like Obama's anti-American wife. If they do not like to be criticized they need to STFU.

    Like I said before, Obama brings up the race issue much more than McCain bring up his military record. If you think that Obama will be more sympathetic to Veterans needs than McCain, you are a fool. That is my opinion.
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    Mccain did not get behind the GI bill. At all. What part of foolish is that?
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    It's strange that Clark's opinion is worth something, yet Murtha's isn't. Odd that.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    It's strange that Clark's opinion is worth something, yet Murtha's isn't. Odd that.
    What portion of the dialog any here here gave you the impression Clark's opinion was worth anything?

    And what fountain of stupidity birthed the notion that Murtha's opinion SHOULD be worth anything?
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