Thursday, May 20, 2004

Green Pea Soup

Sacrifice

This is disgusting.


John McCain, who, despite the fact that I disagree with him on many issues,
Like, oh, I don't know, being pro-American...
I think is a good and honorable man,
Compare with Dan Schaer, who believes he is a cheater.

asks why, since we're at war, the country isn't being asked to sacrifice a little.

We can chew gum and walk at the same time. It's not like another President hasn't cut taxes and waged war on other countries with flimsy pretexts.

It's a very valid question: our soldiers are sacrificing, can't we wait a couple of years for a big tax cut to make sure they have everything they need, rather than running up an enormous deficit?

Just, out of curiosity, when has a Democratic candidate ever cared about the American military?

Never before has a war been accompanied by tax cuts, especially not tax cuts coupled with domestic spending increases.

Except, you know, for this guy...who, you know, won the Cold War.

Hastert, of course, cannot accept anything that wasn't in a White House press release,

Ah, your doppleganger! You can not accept anything that wasn't in a New York Times Editorial page!

and first questions McCain's allegiance to the party,

You mean...politicians bicker?

then tries to lecture him on sacrifice.

I don't know, it's alot like you lecturing about sacrifice.

First of all, there are very few men who have any right to even begin lecturing McCain on sacrifice.

Stifle the dissent!

Hastert certainly has no right.

He is the Speaker of the House. You're a punk. I see no difference.

Although I'm sure his bad shoulder excuse was perfectly legitimate (well, no, I'm not sure, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now)

And his knee problem. How generous of you to ask how the Speaker of the House defended his country when you hate yours.

he did not serve for the country at all,

No, Sir, he did not:

he served in the Illinois House of Representatives for six years before being selected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986. In 1999, Hastert's colleagues honored him by selecting him Speaker of the House, the third highest government official in the U.S.


while McCain both fought and suffered in a Vietnamese POW camp.

While you're at it, I heard John Kerry fought in Vietnam...

Secondly, Hastert shows, in his response, almost Bush-like question-dodging skills:

But I thought Bush was an idiot. Didn't you get the memo?

he responds to a question about why the country doesn't have to sacrifice with a speech about how soldiers are sacrificing. Well... yeah, that's really the point of what McCain is saying. The soldiers are sacrificing; why can't those who don't serve sacrifice a little, too?

uhh...You are the arbiter of who is to sacrifice? That's a very interesting definition; I thought Rumsfeld abolished the power for the State to make people sacrifice their lives...

Oh, and who wants the Draft back? Democrats. Better get to Canada soon, idiot.


Maybe Hastert's worried he'd have to sacrifice a little, and no one wants that.

Not even a snide statist like yourself.

Posted by Mahmoud the Weasel at 10:33 PM |

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