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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:22 PM
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Why does John McCain get a pass from racist statements.
"I hate the gooks," McCain said yesterday in response to a question from reporters aboard his campaign bus. "I will hate them as long as I live."
Yeah, I get it, John McCain was held captive and tortured by the Vietnamese for five years. Well, you know what, a lot of people have personal trauma in their lives doled out to them by bad guys of every stripe, be they white or black or gay or Jewish or female. But we don't give those people the right to use racist and bigoted terms to describe an entire class of human beings, or even the specific people who hurt us. This goes a long way towards showing just how messed up Vietnam left John McCain, and why John McCain seems so willing to use racist attacks to take down Barack Obama. To McCain and the Republicans, Obama is just another "gook."

Oh, and just to be clear, the Somalians who dragged the lifeless bodies of US service members behind their trucks in 1993 after their Black Hawk helicopter was shot down, does McCain think it would be okay to call them "n-ggers" or "sand n-ggers"? (Or didn't those US service members suffer as much as John McCain?) Or how about the Israelis troops who blew up the USS Liberty, killing 34 American service members in 1967, does Senator McCain think it's appropriate to call them "k-kes"? Is attempted presidential assassin Squeaky Fromm a "c-nt"? I'm quite serious. Now, I'll bet John McCain would refuse to even answer the question because he'd say it's absurd, of course he wouldn't condone any of those words (at least that's what he'd say for public consumption). But when the victim of the slur is Asian, and the victim of the crime is John McCain, suddenly it's okay for John McCain to spout racism because John McCain would have you believe that he's the only American, the only soldier, to ever have suffered. He was tortured, you know. And he doesn't plan on ever letting you forget it.

Hillary has never made a racist remark but McCain has but he gets a pass why?
http://www.americablog.com/2008/02/i-hate-gooks-john-mc...
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:24 PM
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1. Because
It's not right to attack a war "hero"!
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RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:27 PM
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4. No... Kerry was a war hero too.... its because McCain is one of
them
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RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:26 PM
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2. McCain is a rethug neocon.... and so are the MSM Moguls..
simple.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:26 PM
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3. Because he spent five years being tortured by them. People are not going to want
to do anything that sounds remotely like bashing him on that.
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:45 PM
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12. I think you are right. It would not be politically wise to attack him on that...
even though we do not condone those racist remarks. And after all, there are plenty of other things that we can use to attack him on.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:27 PM
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5. Anyone know if Bill Clinton has asked McCain to remove the clip of him from McCain's site? n/t
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Eric Condon Donating Member (761 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:33 PM
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8. I don't know, but I VERY seriously doubt it.
He and his wife are actively campaigning for McCrazed, after all.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:30 PM
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6. Because Conservatives Keep Telling Us Not to Point it Out
Edited on Thu Mar-27-08 01:30 PM by fascisthunter
and they know what's best for our party.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:30 PM
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7. No, John Aravosis. You don't "get it."
"I'm quite serious." No, John - you're not.

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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:36 PM
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9. I imagine that when he was dropping bombs on N. Vietnam
That the "gooks" didn't care much for him.


They call the guy a hero and I never got it. His major accomplishment seemd to be sitting in a cell because his own government would not negotiate.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:41 PM
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10. Because he's a Republican.
Different rules for them.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-27-08 01:42 PM
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11. McCain gets a pass on everyone of his gaffes.
Hillary or Obama would be crucified by the media if they did anything similar to what McCain has done.
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