March 18, 2008

Obama Attacks White Using Five Foot Pole

From Newsvine: Obama Tells Vets No Lower Drinking Age

SCRANTON — Democrat Barack Obama on Monday promised Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans help with their grievances — save one. "I know it drives you nuts. But I'm not going to lower the drinking age," the presidential candidate said.

Army veteran Ernest Johnson, 23, of Connecticut, said one of the things that peeved him before he turned 21 was that he couldn't come home and drink a beer — even though he was old enough to serve in the armed services and die for his country.

Obama told Johnson he sympathized, but that setting the legal drinking age at 21 had helped reduce drunken driving incidents and should remain.
You know what? Fine. Don't lower the drinking age. But if you're going to argue for it on the basis that under-21s are not responsible enough to know not to drink and drive, then raise the freaking minimum age for enlistment! I don't want those same douchebags with automatic weaponry in their grasp.

Mr Obama made the remarks at a round-table discussion, filmed in the back room of a sports bar on St. Patrick's Day, and sponsored by MTV. Who says the media is lowering the tone of political debate?

Anyway, the event went down like this: Obama listened to a group of ethnically diverse, twenty-something veterans complain about their shabby treatment at the hands of the army; he called that treatment "inexcusable"; he promised that if he were president he would take better care of veterans, and make sure they were treated with the respect they deserved; and then he handed out some special St. Patrick's Day campaign paraphernalia that read "O'Bama".

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