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"I really didn't love" - John McCain

"I really didn't love America..."
- John McCain

Edited: I have changed the top graphic because I don't want to be disrespectful to McCain who is a war hero.

I was very lucky to have watched that Sean rascal on Hannity’s America on TV, otherwise, the comment made by McCain would have never come out. I made a search and there was NOTHING about the comment. I did find ONE site, By Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY that perhaps made a mistake by writing the words differently from what McCain actually DID say. They wrote the following:

"I was not in love with America until I was deprived of her company," McCain said…

When IN FACT McCain said this:

"I really didn't love America until I was deprived of her company..."

I’m making a big deal about this because Hannity, Fox News and many others had Michelle Obama
under CONSTANT fire, and still do for saying these words:

“for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country…”

I realize that when a person runs for President of the United States, they say things which are oftentimes PURPOSEFULLY misconstrued by the public, such as these words by Michelle Obama AND John McCain, but what I can’t understand is WHY the media is ONLY concentrating and publicizing the mistakes said by those running for the highest position of our country who are Democrats, along with their spouses words.

I ask you, why can’t this McCain information be found when searching for it in the search engines? The ONLY thing I found about it was in Youtube!

I find myself in a position suddenly where I DO NOT trust the news media anymore because it is NOT fair and balanced at all. This not only saddens me, but it frightens me because I now keep asking myself, how many things have been purposefully hidden from us from ALL the American people who should have every right to see, hear and read ALL the news, whether it’s good or bad from both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party.

If you want to read with your own eyes what McCain EXACTLY said, here it is:
Real Clear Politics

If you want to hear it with your own ears, here it is:

"Sen. McCain, we respect your service. Please respect ours."
- An Iraq War Veteran

Tell Senator McCain to support


Join The NRA
"The Right Of The People To Keep and
Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."!


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May. 27th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Politicians... A disgusting bunch...
May. 27th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
shattered now
I hope November comes around FAST, because after it has, I don't EVER want so know ANYTHING about politics again! My rose colored glassed are totally shattered now!
May. 27th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
I think this is just like the Michelle Obama thing. Words are picked apart without understandign the message they were trying to convey. Both basically were trying to emphasize how much they realized they trult felt about their country by examples that erased any doubts that they may have had.

The truth is the bottom line of each message is that they do love and are proud of their country. I do think it was a cheapshot smear. And she was pointed about saying I couldn't be where I am now in any other country. She came from a blue collar life as the daughter of a city worker to a Harvard law Grad.

I don't doubt , for a minute, Mccain's love for his country. That's why I was a little disappointed when you first posted this earlier. But now that your point is made about Michele Obama I think it's safe to say Mccain didn't say anything wrong it was just taken wrong.

BTW, it's too late to ask Mccain to support the Webb GI Bill. It already passed by a veto-proof majority. 75-22. He didn't vote on it. The word is because he thinks the GI Bill will affect the retention rates. The report was a 16% retention rate, yet he ignored the other part of the research that said recruitment would improve by the same rate of 16%. I don't know, I can't speak for anyone, but it seems insulting to have to address veterans who even served just one term or enlistment in Iraq or Afghanistan and say that they just didn't do enough to merit the benefits of the new GI Bill.

May. 27th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
John McCain, Hillary Clinton Barack Obama, AND Michelle Obama
That's exactly it donchep, we all KNOW that John McCain, Hillary Clinton Barack Obama, AND Michelle Obama love this country. My gripe is that the media is being totally UNFAIR in when publicizing political stuff. Just look what they did with Michelle, and still they won't stop. I now believe that the media (faceless faces) are doing everything in their power to keep certain things from the public. Has politics always been this way?

I'm glad to hear that the Webb GI Bill has been passed, no thanks to McCain, but I'll be expressing my thoughts on this topic soon.
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May. 27th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Just goes to show how much emphasis is put on outer beauty instead of beauty within.

Yes, sexism is still very much alive and well.
May. 27th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
maybe you've seen this already...

but I think it's interesting that when Hillary Clinton exaggerated her personal risk on a diplomatic trip to Bosnia, there was a dragged-out frenzy of harping on her honesty.
when McCain looks America in the eye and deliberately lies about present day security, there's next to nothing. he can obviously lie and lie and lie just like Bush got away with and there is no criticism of it.

Edited at 2008-05-27 09:48 pm (UTC)
May. 28th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Totally inconsistent...
John McCain is just as CONTRADICTORY as I am!

It’s scary that this man could be the next President of the United States. No wonder the he’s being called the flip flop McCain and Teflon McCain.

Edited at 2008-05-28 04:29 am (UTC)
May. 27th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
"Blah blah blah SEAN HANNITY MUST DIE blah blah blah MCCAIN IS A HYPOCRITE blah blah blah Guess what I want to do to Barack Obama?"

It's getting redundant.
May. 28th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
Oh my, my, my!
About the video - Oh my, my, my!

I feel more than ever, that the majority of the news media is NOT fair and balanced, and must be exposed.
May. 28th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
May. 28th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
About that image. Is that what we Americans have come to, that we don't want to SEE, we don't want to HEAR, and we're A-F-R-A-I-D to SPEAK out when we KNOW there are times when we're being lied to?
Re: A-F-R-A-I-D - tigron_x - May. 28th, 2008 08:17 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 28th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this.....

May. 28th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
You're welcomed!
May. 28th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
The media
The American News media has been slanted for years. It just depends on who you listen to or read. Those in charge only give the masses what they want them to hear, never the whole truth or all. Pick a story and then go and read about it. Many different versions out there.

A suggestion to you only. Have you ever changed who you listen to, get away from the attack dogs and instead listen to Dennis Miller, a fallen away Dem, who is now middle of the road, likes to make you laugh, is not strident, thinks before talking and seems to be a nice guy. One who does not spout the lies and nasty accusations. Check him out.
May. 28th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
Re: The media
Oh Ron, I DISPISE that man! I watch him all the time on O'Reilly, and he makes me sick. He's just as insulting as Bill-O!
Re: The media - dlanor - May. 28th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 28th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
I wish every candidate in all political races were half as considerate and respectful of others as you are :)

I also enjoy reading your posts on politics, they actually are the only blog posts on politics that I actually take the time to read.
May. 28th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
just about to start ...
Thank you, and I'm glad you do!

I think many of my LJ friends are just about to start barfing at my political views. ...hmmm...perhaps they already are! I really must start thinking silly again! heh heh
May. 28th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
The media, like everyone else, is slanted in how they evaluate and deal with politicians. Some of this is natural in that your own opinions and frame of reference changes how you interpret how others behave and what they say.

Other parts are not natural. Like the media tending to hesitate to criticize social, religious and political conservatives and Republicans because of the stereotype of the media being liberal and Democratic. The want to avoid being called biased so they overcompensate with restraint. On the other hand they do not feel the need to hold back from criticizing liberals and Democrats. In fact they often react too quickly too avoid being painted as too lenient on liberals/Democrats by conservatives/Republicans. Fox News, Limbaugh, and the like have exacerbated this because they make a living off of saying how pro-liberal/Democratic the "mainstream media" is.

Do a little research about the background of President Bush and all the skeletons in his closet. Think back on how many times you have heard any of it mentioned in the media. Then consider how it would have been covered by the media if he was a liberal Democrat.

As a disclaimer, please note that I am not a Democrat. I do not like the two party system in America because it prevents true democracy from functioning in this country.
May. 28th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
I do not like the two party system in America because it prevents true democracy from functioning in this country.

I never realized this was the way it truly was until recently, and words cannot even begin to express how sickened I've become by this reality.
May. 28th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
So you see them as the same ideal, as the same kind of "well, this country was shameful and not worth a damn until" statement?

Obama's wife wasn't proud of her country until her husband was running for the presidency and had support.

Mccain didn't love his country until he was a POW, shot down while flying fighters for the US Military (Navy).

That really equates for you?

And you talk bad about the idiots on Fox News?....

I can't make myself see it as the same, and I can't stand Mccain at all. A man serving his country falling in love with his country while being a POW in a harsh environment and a woman not being proud of her country until her husband has a chance of running it just doesn't equal out in my mind, no matter how I look at it.

But what the hell, you believe the anti-gun Democrat Barack with a Democrat Legislative branch wouldn't pass more gun control bills.
May. 28th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
I really LOVED America BEFORE ...
Mccain didn't love his country until he was a POW, shot down while flying fighters for the US Military (Navy).

So then, if he hadn't of had the misfortune of becoming a POW, then his words, "I really DIDN'T love America..." would now be, "I really DON'T love America..."?

As for myself, I really LOVED America BEFORE I ever joined the U.S. Army, and I still really LOVE American after having completed my four years with the military.

Edited at 2008-05-28 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: I really LOVED America BEFORE ... - uglyface2 - May. 28th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: I really LOVED America BEFORE ... - playgirl - May. 28th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: I really LOVED America BEFORE ... - uglyface2 - May. 28th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: I really LOVED America BEFORE ... - tomcatshanger - May. 29th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 28th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Hey my friend I hope life is treating you well today :o)
Just wanted you to know ;)
May. 28th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
It's treating me pretty good. Hope the same for you.
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