Tuesday, July 01, 2008

So What Did Wesley Clark Say That Was So Bad?

Wingnut media -- along with their enablers, aiders, abettors and morons in the MSM/SCLM have been climbing all over Wes Clark's ass the last couple of days, and for what?

For saying that McCain's service was honorable, he was heroic, etc., but that it didn't qualify him, any more than anyone else's, to be president.

And he was right, it doesn't. But you'd think that Clark had slapped the Pope, stomped a puppy and called McCain an alcoholic serial rapist wife beater.

If anything, Clark was too nice to doddering old fucker. Note that Clark did not attempt to dismiss McCain's service, or point out some inconvenient facts about it, such as that he lived a protected -- a charmed -- life as the son and grandson of admirals for most of his Navy service (and even for part of his time in captivity), that he most likely would have been kicked out of Annapolis if it were not for that, that he lost a couple of planes under mysterious circumstances, or his questionable role in the deadly USS Forrestal fire in 1967.

No, Wesley Clark took the high ground on these issues, and I think that both he and Obama are wise to do so. But that's not going to stop them from surfacing out here in Left Blogistan.


mrln said...

It's an almost impossible situation for the Democrats...so many right wing media outlets. And like Keith Olbermann said last night, so many people whose knowledge of the issues would make Cliff's Notes look like an encyclopedia... Most of the country lives on a Spartan diet of right wing droppings...and don't know any better, and don't want to know. As long as they have left wing scapegoats, they're happy. It's so discouraging.

Farnsworth68 said...

"Spartan diet of right wing droppings..."
I LOVE that! Thanks, mrln.
And don't be discouraged. It's our country and this year we're taking it back!