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    Posted August 20th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    At a town-hall event in New Mexico today, John McCain was asked about veterans’ care, but the questioner added a provocative point at the end of her question. Take a look:

    For those of you who can’t watch clips online, a woman in the audience told the presumptive Republican nominee, “Senator McCain I truly hope you get the opportunity to chase Bin Laden right to the gates of hell and push him in as you stated on your forum. I do have a question though. Disabled veterans, especially in this state, have horrible conditions…. I think it is a sad state of affairs when we have illegal aliens having a Medicaid card that can access specialist top physicians, the best of medical and our vets can’t even get to a doctor. These are the people that we tied yellow ribbons for and Bush patted on the back. If we don’t reenact the draft I don’t think we will have anyone to chase Bin Laden to the gates of hell.”

    McCain, without hesitation, responded, “Ma’am, let me say that I don’t disagree with anything you said and thank you and I am grateful for your support of all of our veterans.”



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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Posted August 20th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    At a town-hall event in New Mexico today, John McCain was asked about veterans’ care, but the questioner added a provocative point at the end of her question. Take a look:

    For those of you who can’t watch clips online, a woman in the audience told the presumptive Republican nominee, “Senator McCain I truly hope you get the opportunity to chase Bin Laden right to the gates of hell and push him in as you stated on your forum. I do have a question though. Disabled veterans, especially in this state, have horrible conditions…. I think it is a sad state of affairs when we have illegal aliens having a Medicaid card that can access specialist top physicians, the best of medical and our vets can’t even get to a doctor. These are the people that we tied yellow ribbons for and Bush patted on the back. If we don’t reenact the draft I don’t think we will have anyone to chase Bin Laden to the gates of hell.”

    McCain, without hesitation, responded, “Ma’am, let me say that I don’t disagree with anything you said and thank you and I am grateful for your support of all of our veterans.”



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    I take it as a political brush off,nice way to say "Sit down & shut up". Notice he didn't say "My Friend" :D
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    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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    Nobody aside from the Lefties wants another draft. Conscripts are notoriously stupid, violent, and unmotivated. I know a lot of people who are in the military and not one of them is interested in serving with a conscript. Why would they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Nobody aside from the Lefties wants another draft. Conscripts are notoriously stupid, violent, and unmotivated. I know a lot of people who are in the military and not one of them is interested in serving with a conscript. Why would they?
    I know a handfull of 30 yr vet conscripts. One even a con conscript. he tells it like this "One day a judge told me it's the military or jail,take your pick son" then he continues with "Next thing ya know a mere 30 yrs later they told me to go home & stay home"
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

    It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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    Enacting a draft puts a Dem into the White House.
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    Every time Rangel (D) puts that thing on the floor, he and the Dems look worse.

    Like you,. we had conscription at one point, during WWI it was put to referendum twice, and slam dunked twice.

    We had it in Vietnam, and it was nothing but grief.

    Today's soldier is a professional, a volunteer and is there because they want to be there, not because they have no choice.

    If the US restarts a draft it would be a mistake of catastrophic proportion, not to mention the shattering effect it would have on the military as it is now.

    McCain was being diplomatic..and before LP wades in with his "foreigner" shit again (I am here to fucking stay, so siddown, and shut the fuck up...) it was the only proper response.

    Rangel is on the skids as it is, this draft thing is a stunt which does him no credit, and everyone else no harm, as it is belted across the floor faster than a hockey puck.

    Even if it was put onto the floor as a real Bill, and pushed..it would be killed stone dead. Wouldn't even make it to markup, let aklone a floor debate.

    And the House? Fougeddaboudit.

    Answer to OP? Dead issue.
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