McCain’s Forevermore Fall-Back

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Found this on DailyKos.com (Image credit ) and had to share since McCain keeps playing that POW card without the “liberal media” calling him on it.

Back in 2004 McCain said, “I’m sick and tired of re-fighting the Vietnam War. And most importantly, I’m sick and tired of opening the wounds of the Vietnam War, which I’ve spent the last 30 years trying to heal.  It’s offensive to me, and it’s angering to me that we’re doing this.”                                          

But when 2007 rolled around, McCain’s political ads highlighted his POW status.

I know he’s a “maverick” and all, but the hypocrisy is wearing so, so thin.

                   

19 thoughts on “McCain’s Forevermore Fall-Back

    • Oh, you nailed it. I was struggling to find the words for his dual use of the POW status but couldn’t think of how to put it. Sword and Shield!
      (You must be a writer or something…)

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      • Yes, but . . .
        The phrase “to use X as a sword and shield” comes from my days as a lawyer, once upon a time. It’s a common thing to say when the opposing side is trying to use a particular statute or whatever to have their cake & eat it too. But it SO fit this circumstance.

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      • Re: Yes, but . . .
        Okay, so you knew the term because you were (are?) a lawyer and a writer. The double whammy I needed to cut to the heart and truth of the matter. Thanks!

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      • Yes, and it also represents another “shift” in his way of thinking. He used to think the far right “religious” leaders were dangerous, but now he wants to be BFF forever.

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  1. Oh, you nailed it. I was struggling to find the words for his dual use of the POW status but couldn’t think of how to put it. Sword and Shield!

    (You must be a writer or something…)

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  2. Yes, but . . .

    The phrase “to use X as a sword and shield” comes from my days as a lawyer, once upon a time. It’s a common thing to say when the opposing side is trying to use a particular statute or whatever to have their cake & eat it too. But it SO fit this circumstance.

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  3. Re: Yes, but . . .

    Okay, so you knew the term because you were (are?) a lawyer and a writer. The double whammy I needed to cut to the heart and truth of the matter. Thanks!

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    • It really is disheartening, isn’t it? We’re in dire straits right now and need to make tough decisions about the direction to take. But I remember when Kerry talked policy in 2004, he was slimed for being elitist, etc. Many people want to elect someone who isn’t “pretentiously educated,” and I think politicians get caught up in putting all energy into defending themselves from the slime attacks.
      I’m still waiting for that spaceship to come pick me up.

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      • Oh no way, Tracy! We need you down here. 🙂
        I think people are afraid to look at the issues because there is no easy fix. It’s going to be hard and require change–and few people are willing to change.

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      • Don’t worry about me leaving. Even though I have a crick in my neck from staring up into the sky, no one’s showed up yet. Guess I need to stay here and fight the good fight.
        You’re so right about change being hard, and I hope people start looking at the big picture so they have the will to change course.

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  4. It really is disheartening, isn’t it? We’re in dire straits right now and need to make tough decisions about the direction to take. But I remember when Kerry talked policy in 2004, he was slimed for being elitist, etc. Many people want to elect someone who isn’t “pretentiously educated,” and I think politicians get caught up in putting all energy into defending themselves from the slime attacks.

    I’m still waiting for that spaceship to come pick me up.

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  5. Oh no way, Tracy! We need you down here. 🙂

    I think people are afraid to look at the issues because there is no easy fix. It’s going to be hard and require change–and few people are willing to change.

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  6. Don’t worry about me leaving. Even though I have a crick in my neck from staring up into the sky, no one’s showed up yet. Guess I need to stay here and fight the good fight.

    You’re so right about change being hard, and I hope people start looking at the big picture so they have the will to change course.

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