Wednesday, July 2, 2008

That's What I'm Talking About

Sorry to keep harping about this, but The Daily Kos' Eric Massa writes about something I've been saying for a few weeks now: the need to effectively separate Lt. John McCain-the soldier, from Sen. John McCain-the politician, in order to show his numerous vulnerabilities as a potential president. (Btw, Massa--a veteran who served under Gen. Clark--agrees w/me on that whole fiasco. So does Matthew Yglesias.)

And speaking of Matthew Yglesias, here's is a comment I saw on his blog that sums up the double standard, perfectly:

"When John Kerry charges a hostile beach to go one-on-one with an enemy soldier firing an RPG, he's a bloodthirsty opportunist.

When Max Cleland dives on a live grenade, he's a bumbling oaf.

When Wesley Clark is shot four times while fending off the Viet Cong, he's a cowardly REMF.

When John McCain endures five years as a P.O.W., he's a preeminent expert on foreign policy."


Trump Is The Embodiment of White Privilege

Plenty of Caucasian folks take issue with the term “white privilege”, feeling they have worked hard for everything they’ve achieved and not ...