The quicksand of anti-patriotism, is it pulling on Obama?
by Molee, Tue Apr 08, 2008 at 03:21:13 PM EDT
The anti-patriotic comments are starting to swirl around Obama, it is becoming a pattern, and don't think Rove and company are not taking notice of how weak a candidate Obama would thus be in the general.
They started with the lapel pin (and indeed this resonated in interviews in the NYT this week with Pennsylvania voters) but now they are getting assists from Obama's own team. This exposes Obama's rookie handling of big sensitive situation - the Iraq war.
The latest from WV Senator Jay Rockefeller impugning McCain's war experience.
One does not have to be a supporter of John McCain's politics to appreciate why this is a crass thing to say, a gigantic gaffe, and why Obama will own this kind of talk from his supporters - especially when thousands of young American men and women are walking in McCain's shoes right now in Iraq.
The Democrat who has always handled the military service issue impeccably is Al Franken - never attacking the warrior, only attacking the war. I think Obama does not know what he is getting into, and it is gaffes like this that underscore for me why Hillary is better able to handle the general election than Obama is. Obama comes off as too arrogant about the military, this will not fly.
Roll this into the comments from Michelle Obama about being ashamed of her country (and BTW - she has completely disappeared from the press??) and the mother of all military insulters Rev. Wright and we do not have a winning Democrat in Obama.
Good thing that 12 million people still have to vote.