Team McCain had an ad out hours after the debate finished. Good stuff.
As someone over at Ace’s says: “John McCain is absolutely right.” Rinse and repeat.
P.S. “I have a bracelet, too! It’s from sergeant…oh, what’s-his-name…whose mother…Mrs. what’s-his-name….” Did anyone else find themselves audibly gasping when Obambi had to look down at the bracelet to try and find the name?
Keep in mind that this is what was said of the McCain/Obama bracelets back in February:
Mrs. Jopek [who gave her dead son’s bracelet to Obama in February ’08] said she’s a “political junkie” who was once watching a press conference on television and noticed likely GOP nominee John McCain wearing a similar bracelet. McCain’s was given to him in August [’07] by the mother of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, also killed in Iraq, and the Arizona senator’s been wearing it regularly ever since.
So Mrs. What’s-her-name only gave her son’s bracelet to Obama as a political me-too stunt, anyway.
UPDATE: Apologies. The Time Magazine piece from February I linked to above with Mrs Jopek’s comments is now “expired.” I had originally cut ‘n’ pasted it into my comment here, the day after it appeared, but now the original is disappeared.
September 27, 2008, 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm
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September 27, 2008, 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm
Poor form Barry.
Really poor form.
If you’re using the bracelet as a political move, you should at least know the serviceman’s name.
September 27, 2008, 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm
The serviceman was just a “prop,” Ash, much like Kevin Rudd’s elderly Aboriginal “stolen generations” lady he bragged about spending so much time with in preparation for the Big Sorry… only to go on Lateline on Sorry Eve and go blah blah blah about how much it meant to him, how much his apology would mean to her, yadda yadda yadda… and he forgot her name completely (didn’t have a bracelet to look it up on).
Tokens. Props. That’s all real people with real lives are to Lefty pollies. The idea of the thing, not the actuality of it, is all that matters to them.
September 27, 2008, 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm
“The idea of the thing, not the actuality of it, is all that matters to them.”
Brilliant. I would have phrased that using the word “symbology” for “idea” as the second word, because the left is all about symbolism over substance: That’s why they wear ribbons, bracelets, and put bumper stickers on their cars with nothing but empty slogans. Those things symbolize a sensitive, caring person, but they do not translate into that in reality at all, as things like leftist versus conservative levels of charitable giving and community service prove.
Obama himself is a symbol, not the substance.
September 27, 2008, 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm
That’s just ’cause you’re smarter ‘n me 😐
Well put – there’d be a thesis in there somewhere. Look at all the “awareness-raising” they consider so important, too. Like, it didn’t matter that Earth Hour didn’t save any CO2 emissions whatsoever, made no practical difference at all. It raised awareness!
September 27, 2008, 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm
The best example of this phenomenon is the lefty penchant for beginning many sentences with, “I feel.” I just roll my eyes when I hear that, and my response is usually something along the lines of, “That’s your problem, right there: Feeling instead of thinking.” 🙂
September 28, 2008, 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm
Perfect comment from a commenter at Michelle Malkin’s:
September 29, 2008, 12:21 am at 12:21 am
Gateway Pundit: Busted… Soldier’s Family Told Obama Not to Wear Son’s Bracelet!
September 29, 2008, 12:47 am at 12:47 am
I’m not at all surprised to read that link Missred.
I bet Mr. Jopek is incredibly proud of what who his son is and what he achieved for both himself and his country.
No parent should appreciate their son being used as nothing more than a political pawn. Particularly one whose name isn’t even remembered by the man wearing their KIA bracelet.
If Obama was wearing that bracelet all the time as he claims, there is no way in hell that the name of the brave soldier would not be seared into their memory.
Wearing a KIA bracelet of a dead soldier deserves far more respect than Obama gives it.