What Senator Obama Doesn’t Seem To Understand . . .
Is that McCain apparently has some kind of early dementia, because he only used that phrase what, like at least five times in two hours???
Oh and he’ll support the veterans, but not the children of today and the people of tomorrow. Just the vets. Hey, I’m all for the vets. My own granddad is a veteran of WWII. The problem remains that while McCain was thoroughly gung ho for the vets, he consistently failed to mention any kind of support whatsoever for anyone else. He talked more about being supportive of the citizens in Pakistan than he did regarding the non-military people of the United States.
Oh, and let’s not forget one other thing he failed to mention. Note that he said nothing about PTSD. Obama, brought that up, as I believe I remember. I don’t know, I started groaning pretty loudly after the bit about the, “Oh I have a bracelet” junk. My friend and I were texting during the debate, and shortly after that exchange, she sent me a note that said, “I have a bracelet too, and it’s pretty.” I wrote back with, “I used to have a bracelet, but it broke. Maybe I could get one from them.”
Plus, I want to know just whom these friends and allies are that McCain kept talking about us having. Last time I checked, the word, “America,” was synonymous with being “totally fucked up.”
Back to the dementia thing; I’m actually studying that right now, and while I don’t truly believe he has dementia, he was still doing a pretty passable imitation of it. It was as if he couldn’t remember what Obama had said, so he just fell back on one of three stock responses:
- What Senator Obama doesn’t seem to understand is . . . vs.
- I was there when that bill passed/didn’t pass/whatever 30 million years ago, and . . .
- Ronald Reagan said/did . . .
Strange that one of McCain’s obvious heroes should die of dementia.
All ranting aside, dementia is a very serious illness, but it is an illness that I don’t think people fully take time to look at. Sure, memory is a problem — an overwhelming one at that — but there are a score of other problems that occur as well. In addition, the more I study it, it seems that much closer to watching someone with autism in reverse.
More on that later.
In the meantime, I think McCain is deluded about the greatness of war. It’s my opinion that he seems almost totally out of touch with everyone, but particularly people my age. He didn’t mention one thing that would benefit someone my age.
~ by lastcrazyhorn on September 26, 2008.
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