Saturday, September 6, 2008

McCain Camp Rescues Discarded Flags from Democrats

With McCain having prior service in the military, and with McCain and Palin both having children currently serving in the armed forces, they take the flag seriously and know that "these colors don't run." But if you're a Democrat, apparently it's OK to throw your flag away. I suppose "green living" excludes littering flags. Why not re-use them, even if you donate them to a local 4th of July Parade Committee? But have no fear, the McCain Camp showed some respect for the flags.

McCain supporters said the flags were discovered by a vendor at Denver’s Invesco Field after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. The vendor supposedly found trash bags full of flags in and near garbage bins, and turned them over to the McCain campaign.

Boy Scouts were sorting through 84 bags of flags in Colorado on Saturday, before a McCain supporter had veterans distribute them to the audience.

“We want to find good homes for these flags,” radio host Dan Caplis said at the rally, adding that whatever flags remained would be placed at memorials throughout Colorado.

Audience members, who booed when Caplis announced that the flags were left in Denver, waved the flags and chanted “U.S.A” before McCain arrived at the rally with his running mate, Sarah Palin. [Having listened to this on YouTube, I wasn't sure if this was a U.S. vs. Russia Hockey game or a speech...]

Damon Jones, spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, released a statement saying McCain should applaud the fact that thousands of American flags were “proudly waved” at their convention.

“But instead his supporters wrongfully took leftover bundles of our flags from the stadium to play out a cheap political stunt calling into question our patriotism,” he said....

Obama said Friday that Republicans are trying to make the election a personality contest, and that “what they’re really saying is ‘we’re going to try to scare people about Barack....' Read more at Fox News...

But isn't that what Obama has made it the entire time? In reality, he's just upset he is losing the personality contest. That's really all this election is becoming anyways, a popularity contest. Obama himself admitted he doesn't have enough experience to be president:

Barack Obama direct quote: “I will NOT run on a National Ticket in 2008 because I won’t have enough experience by then.”

EVIDENCE – Senator Obama announced his intent to run for President of the United States in February, 2007. He is currently still in the race for the Nomination of the Democratic Party, for President of the United States (April, 2008). SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2, SOURCE 3

COUNTER CLAIM - Senator Obama is entitled to change his mind.

REBUTTAL - The Senator certainly is entitled to change his mind, but changing his mind is not what the argument is about. It is about his unequivocal statement that he would not run on a National Ticket in 2008, specifically because he would not have the appropriate experience needed (”some people may be comfortable doing that, I am not one of those people”) SOURCE. He is currently running for the top slot on the National Ticket for the Presidency of the United States (April, 2008).

Hmm, there you have it straight from the horse's mouth!


briefs said...

You are sounding more and more like a McCain supporter Dan. The flags are a great reminder that Democrats tend to "package" better than Republicans but they may not mean what they say. Hollywood is on their side, but we know that Hollywood is all smoke and mirrors.

John McCain means what he says and obviously Sarah Palin is as straight as it comes.

prayeramedic said...

I'm definitely a Palin supporter, still inching towards McCain