From TPMElection Central:

McCain Questions Obama’s Lack Of Military Service
By Greg Sargent – May 22, 2008, 3:42PM

This is noteworthy: John McCain is now officially making a campaign issue of Obama’s lack of military service.

On the Senate floor today, Obama hit McCain for not supporting Webb’s 21st Century G.I. bill. In response, McCain released a lengthy statement. Here’s the key line, buried in the middle of it:

I take a backseat to no one in my affection, respect and devotion to veterans. And I will not accept from Senator Obama, who did not feel it was his responsibility to serve our country in uniform, any lectures on my regard for those who did.

McCain is constantly said by pundits to be reluctant to bring up his Vietnam experiences in a political context. But this is now the third day in a row he’s done this.

Yesterday and the day before he made oblique, but obvious, references to his torture in captivity. And today — to my knowledge for the first time — McCain directly attacked Obama for his lack of military service.

Rest of post at link above.

Now, you might ask, rikyrah, why is Senator ‘ Straight Talk’ McCain doing this today?

Well, JJP readers, isn’t it obvious?

It’s to try and hide in the bush the fact that this War Hero


Not every soldier has a Daddy and a Granddaddy who were Admirals.
Not every soldier has family connections that get us ‘ pull’ into Annapolis.

A great portion of today’s Volunteer Armed Services come from the lower socio-economic classes in America.

The G.I. Bill was one of the best government programs America ever did – it created the modern Middle-Class.

And, the New G.I. Bill just wanted to give those opportunities to the present generation of veterans.

But, Senator ‘Straight Talk’ couldn’t be bothered to vote on the bill.

The bill passed 75-22 by the way.

So, Senator ‘Straight Talk’, who couldn’t be bothered to criticize President ‘ AWOL’ Bush, or Vice President ‘ Five Deferrments/I had better things to do’ Cheney, SUDDENLY is offended by those who lack military service.


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