Monday, March 17, 2008

Please stop talking (him, not me)

Obama has the nomination pretty much wrapped up, so I am baffled as to why he keeps opening his mouth to let audio waves of dumb-acity (TM) pour out. Here's the latest via Tom Raum, AP:
Democrat Barack Obama on Monday promised Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans help with their grievances — save one. "I know it drives you nuts. But I'm not going to lower the drinking age," the presidential candidate said.

Army veteran Ernest Johnson, 23, of Connecticut, said one of the things that peeved him before he turned 21 was that he couldn't come home and drink a beer — even though he was old enough to serve in the armed services and die for his country.

Obama told Johnson he sympathized, but that setting the legal drinking age at 21 had helped reduce drunken driving incidents and should remain.
You know what else would reduce DWIs? Banning alcohol! And banning cars! You know what else we should do? Ban people under 21 from serving in the military!

I'm sure the media is just cherry picking salacious comments, leading with the stuff to raise my blood pressure. This is Obama-style gold:
"The problem has not been our military — the problem has been our civilian leadership," Obama said. "There's no way you should end up homeless." He said he would, if elected, put into force a program that would guarantee at least transitional housing for homeless veterans.
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"The notion that you wouldn't have services available to you is inexcusable," Obama said. He said the military should start the process of treating soldiers suspected of post-traumatic stress disorder "before you are discharged."
See? That's good shit. Good shit. Why ruin that with throwaway comments about drinking and driving based on half-assed logic? It has nothing to do with his platform! At all! Why say anything about it? Play it smart and say, "that is something worth looking into, but it bears further investigation before I comment on it. I am knowledgable about many things, but not an expert on everything. Let me check into it." BAM! HOLY SHIT! WHAT A SMART THING TO SAY.

1 comment:

psychodevil said...

They should build quality bars in every neighbourhood so that nobody would even need to drive.