Why the BS Has GOT to Stop
by Reaper0Bot0, Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 06:49:42 PM EDT
One of my closest friends shipped out for Iraq today.
Stop threatening to extort us with your vote.
I don't want another friend, another relative, another loved one to get sent over there. I can't stop this war, and none of you can either.
We've got to deal with this like adults, and with the fierce urgency these times deserve.
Some of you Clinton supporters have yet to show the grace that Senator Clinton and the bulk of her supporters have. Some of you are threatening to vote for McCain, or write in someone other than our nominee. That is absolutely your right and your choice.
But you absolutely disgust me if you're going to prattle on about how your feelings, or those of your candidate, are more important than who wins in November. Whatever point you're trying to make, however right you might be, I cannot and will not say nothing on a day like this.
I'm sorry if I've been offensive. I'm sorry if I'm a touch overwrought. I just can't take this idiocy from the minority here who seem to think that their grievances are worth allowing or causing (in their own small way) the extension of this war.
My uncle made it back alive. I hope my friend does too. I hope they all do. I hope that the Iraqi civilians stop suffering.
I wish this had never happened. But it has.
I'm begging you folks (and you know who you are) to put this into perspective.
Edit: this diary is not directed at honest supporters of Senator McCain or honestly aggrieved Democrats who prefer Senator Clinton. This is directed *specifically* at those posters *here* who have said that they will vote for McCain if they don't get what they want. If you are not in that group, I'm not speaking to you. Others may comment, of course, but I'm not dogging Clinton supporters writ large. I'm addressing a particular group.