Craig To the editor:
Where's the parade and when is it? You know the one, the one we have when we're at war and we win. Maybe not this time though. There has been so much negative reporting on the war it is now beginning to show up in the actual way we perceive the reality of our win and the attitudes of our liberal political leaders.
Let's talk about Barack Obama. The most important stop on his trip to Germany he skips. Visiting the injured troops at Ramstien. He had the time to play rock star to the German people, but visiting wounded troops lacked the level of glory for a celebrity of his caliber. The Pentagon told Obama he could visit, but could not use the visit as a campaign stop. At first, we all let it pass, but it is a symptom of something much deeper and more disturbing. The hospital is about as close to military holy ground as you can get. This is where soldiers go immediately after being injured over seas. In those beds lie people who have earned our country's highest medals and honors. Probably no other place on earth can boast such a routinely high concentration of heroes on a regular basis.
The surge worked. The men and women who were on the ground, where the rubber meets the road, are winning. Obama won't even give them credit. He will not acknowledge that they are heroes winning a war. He only wants to give credit to the Shiites and himself. Yep, he is the candidate of audacity.
Obama is telling people that, "Republicans are going to scare people about me because I'm black." (Lou Dobbs)
McCain is attacking Obama by pointing out the obvious, that Obama has no idea what he is doing, and this causes a lack of judgment. McCain is pointing out Obama has an empty head like Paris Hilton. He could care less about the color of Obama's skin. Like many others, I dislike Obama because of his arrogance. What will happen if Obama is elected and he is criticized? Imagine his followers crying and whining on television constantly. Calling his critics racist, and how dare anyone question Barack's views as anything but the "Gospel."
I will defend the regular working-class Democrats, however. They are in the same boat as Republicans in wondering how the heck this turned out to be their party's best choice. Remember, about a year ago when McCain sided with big business to give citizenship to illegal aliens? Our guy tried to sell out U.S. sovereignty for cheap labor.
Now is not the time to quit our parties. Now is the time to jump in and start micro-managing them by calling and writing letters. Pelosi's Congress does not deserve a vacation.
Patrick Wayne Germond