Okay, I signed on to Facebook and one of my friends, who may be at the dance tonight, was posting something about how Obama is bad because he knows some not so friendly people. I didn’t get into his associations because I find that to be an annoyance that most conservatives are unwilling to let anyone correct them on. Instead, I pointed out some of McCain’s. Unfortunately, I still come out of this looking like I’m not well-researched. Ahem, I have been figuring out political stuff since I was a little kid. I made a very informed decision this year, and I am sick of taking crap about it from anyone.
Yes, McCain was a “war hero”, but does that make him any more special than the other men who were captured in Vietnam or any other war? No. He got all this press coverage because of who he is, not what happened to him. And now, it gets covered even more because he won’t let his time go. He brings it up every time the camera is on him. Has anyone else noticed that? Anytime he can get it in, he does. It’s like a freakin’ display of pride for him. He is proud that he was captured and tortured. What’s there to be proud of with that? Yeah, he survived. Others did, too, and still others were not so lucky as to survive. Does that mean they failed the country in some way? No.
What has McCain done for the country in the last thirty years or so since he came home? Not much. He’s more of a waffle than anyone gives him credit for being. He does things for his own benefit, not the benefit of anyone else. I know, that’s what politicians do, but if he’s such a “Maverick”, he would get off his butt and start acting the part. He would start taking care of America, instead of only taking care of people whose opinions are the same as his. He would be different from the crowd, instead of just blending into it.