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McCain: “I Really Didn’t Love America”

June 23rd, 2008

The right wing has been going full speed ahead in eviscerating Michelle Obama for saying that “for the first time in my adult lifetime I am really proud of my country.” She’s explained it many times, about how it was in the context of the country’s political process, and despite that and the qualifier “really” (which means she was proud, but not really proud), right-wingers have not let up, knowing a good smear when they see one–and the Liberal Media™ is all too happy to go along with it, replaying the video clip like she was Reverend Wright and going along with the whole attack as if it had substance.

But recently, it has been revealed that John McCain himself said essentially the same thing:

Not only has he said that he didn’t love his country (not a lack of pride, but worse, a lack of love, and not qualified by the word “really” but instead intensified by it–so it’s much worse than Obama’s statement), but he has repeated it, including recently during this campaign, for about the past decade at least. And there’s video of it on more than one occasion.

So, now that this cat is out of the bag, McCain (who is the candidate, after all, and not the candidate’s wife) will get the same notice in the media for this, right? No? Well, surely they can’t keep attacking Michelle Obama in light of this, right? They will? Hmm. Then, at least they’re going to usually show this when they continue to show the video of Michelle Obama, right?

Okay, that whole line of questioning is fake. Of course they’re not going to make a big deal of McCain’s repeated statement, of course they’re going to continue attacking Obama over her statement, and of course McCain’s clip won’t get shown everywhere when they mention Obama’s statement. I made it clear above, didn’t I? This is, after all, the Liberal Media™! I mean, get real!

To ask for them to be balanced about this would be like asking them to make even the smallest note that McCain has been in direct violation of campaign finance laws for months now, in light of the fact that they are going incredibly negative over Obama’s legal declining of public financing. And why on Earth would the Liberal Media™ expose the clear criminal wrongdoing of a Republican candidate when there’s so much brouhaha to be made over a perfectly legal and reasonable move by the Democratic candidate?

They’re not called the “Liberal” Media™ for nothing, after all!

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  1. stevetv
    June 25th, 2008 at 00:12 | #1

    So what’s the problem with pointing out how lucky Michelle Obama was? I mean, Michelle had to start from scratch and work her way up into the world. McCain never had that oppurtunity. He had the misfortune of being born into a rich family, with two generations of Four Star Admirals. He always got what he wanted, and it made no difference how poor a student he was. He was denied the struggle of the American Dream. Really, how can anyone blame McCain for not loving his country?

  2. Luis
    June 25th, 2008 at 00:36 | #2

    Interesting take… it would be nice of people saw this issue that way, but I am pretty sure that almost nobody does. It requires thinking a few levels deep, and the suspension of perceiving irony. 😉

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