John McCain, Ready for Duty?

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Much angst has been had over the perception that John McCain was not going to engage Barack Obama enough. We have all sat back and watched McCain denounce those that have tried to use Obama's middle name, Hussein, as a means to bludgeon him. We have also watched him give Obama the benefit of the doubt wrt his pastor and the hate-America church he attends. And lastly, we have bit our tongues in frustration that John McCain didn't seem much interested in getting to the bottom of just how involved with Tony Rezko Obama truly was. Through it all, we have talked ourselves into breathing deeply and letting the dems slay each other and just letting John McCain look like the adult in the room. All the while secretly wondering if he truly had it in him to fight this fight.

For me, I have grown quite tired of Obama and the dems continually repeating the "McCain will keep us in Iraq 100 years mantra". And I have wondered just when John McCain was going to turn that back against Obama and his complete lack of knowledge of foreign policy.

Well, I wonder no more.

"McCain says Obama clearly has no understanding of military history in the U.S. and how this country projects its spheres of influence.
...So he doesn’t either, hasn’t read or understand … the history of this country in warfare, and the way that we secure alliances and secure the peace. That’s through military government to government agreements that call for United States presence and mutual defense. Not only in that country itself, but also in the region. … So in all due respect, it displays a fundamental misunderstanding of history and how we’ve maintained national security, and what we need to do in the future to maintain our security in the face of the transcendent challenge of radical Islamic extremism. And I understand that because he has no experience or background in any of it,” McCain said."

I had also wondered if and when, any credible source outside of the conservative blogosphere would challenge Obama's opportunistic lies. It seems as if someone indeed has.

"The non-partisan group Factcheck.org says Obama’s claim that McCain wants 100 years of war in Iraq is a distortion to the point of rank falsehood."

Finally, just maybe, John McCain is ready for duty again. And I, for one, am glad.

Read the rest of the article as there are other good points as well.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/01/mccain-obama-spar-over-spending-...

Iustum et tenacem propositi virum non civium ardor prava iubentium, non vultus instantis tyranni mente quatit solida.
-Quintus Horatius Flaccus

...back in early February when the DNC made this and other distortions talking points. Link here.

They've pointed out that Obama and Hillary have used the distortion on several occasions and each time noted how it was false. I was almost hoping they'd keep running with it until the first general election debate so McCain could lay the big smack down to a wide undecided audience on national tv. But given the DNC's tactics, they'll run with a blatant lie, no matter how debunked, and keep running with it until it blows up in their face.

How much you wanna bet Obama will still try to use it in the debate? What else does he have? Experience? Credentials? Oh yeah, "hope."

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- "Make love not war? Real men can do both!"

during the primaries because I can pretty much tell that most of what the dems are saying is a big fat whopper.
I was glad to see Fox cite it and am now glad to know that Fact check is still doing their job.

Let the games begin.

McCain really needs to light into him on EVERY issue like this. On Healthcare, abortion, gun control, taxes, spending. Leave the Wright stuff to others but everyday hammer him on the issues and portray Obamessiah as the typical lib moron he is..

Obama is Jimmy Carter- only without the sweater.

I was pleasantly surprised to see this morning that Murdoch has gotten off his post Rudy fatigure and started actually balancing the news again, meaning reporting good things for the GOP. Also surpised to see that fact check is in fact doing their jobs again. And I just got giddy to see John McCain finally throw a punch. Welcome back to the Republican Party Johnny Mac, we've been waiting for you.

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.Let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."-Barry Goldwater
Mitt-Mitt for VP!

"Republican attack machine".

McCain's adult approach is the winning one, I think.

I think that Sen McCain taking the stances he does w/r/t Wright and BHO's middle name makes a bigger impact when he does fire on Sen Obama's positions.

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Two thirds of the world is covered by water,
the other third is covered by Champ Bailey.

Obama's attempting to compete with McCain on foreign policy, perhaps McCain's greatest strength and Obama's most obvious weakness, is folly bordering on the stupid.

Kill the terrorists
Protect the borders
Punch the hippies
-- Frank J

I remember Rick Davis saying on a blogger call a month or so ago "If their campaign wants to get into a debate on experience and integrity, we welcome that debate."

It's nice to see that the McCain Campaign has indeed joined the debate.

but McCain has to keep punching. And he needs to do it on the economy too by staking his claim to tax reform/cuts, regulatory reform, earmark reform, and spending cuts.

because his fight is not just with Obama it will also be with the media wing of the Democrat party.....it gets no easier as time goes on.

Freedom of Religion not Freedom from Religion

" Got to love the Lord for making things like that."
Morally Compromised

I am reading McC's book now. He has always been a fighter. you don't get through the Naval Academy, fighter school, air combat, POW and 30 years in politics without being a fighter.

He is going to give it to Obama. It is up to us to cover his flanks as he moves forward..
Obama is Jimmy Carter- only without the sweater.

 
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