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Old 04-28-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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There was another young man who joined the Marines to serve his country. Did quite well, earning high marks as a sharpshooter. Ended up assassinating a young president. His name was Lee Harvey Oswald. What makes a patriot?
Great point.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I tell you who is patriotic...

1. Someone who hangs the American flag out on their front yard
2. Someone who has the American flag patched on the back of their car
3. Someone who thinks Muslims in general hate and want Americans dead
4. Someone who duct tapes their ventilation system in fear of gaseous attacks
5. Someone who wears a flagpin
6. Someone who believes whatever the gov't tells them

**If you look closely, the majority of people with these characterstics are the same people that cling to guns and religion. Sometimes the word patriotic can be associated with the word STUPIDITY
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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**If you look closely, the majority of people with these characterstics are the same people that cling to guns and religion. Sometimes the word patriotic can be associated with the word STUPIDITY
The patriots are the ones that love the country for allowing you to post stuff like this.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:56 PM
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Location: On a hill near a river
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As a combat veteran who did not spend Vietnam in Bethesda, but mostly on the Cambodian border, I prefer to go by the textbook definition:

"one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests"

patriot - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

By this definition, Jeremiah Wright is not a patriot. His own words consistently refect a hatred for this country, its history, its government, and most important of all -- for those who disagree with his shallow, half-educated, divisive, and essentially neo-segregationist viewpoint of the proper relationship of society's members to each other. His offensive use of ignorant stereotypes and his mockery of other peoples' way of speaking are in themselves regrettable; combined with his persistent use of racist pseudo-scholarship, Wright crosses the line from commentator to demagogue.

I repeat my earlier assertion that the tragic irony of Wright's ignorance and destructive polarization of the national conversation lies in his inability to realize that the very equality of opportunity, which he claims has been denied African-Americans, is very much part of the inspiration of Barack Obama's candidacy -- a candidacy which is being undermined as we speak, not by America's bigotry and racism, but by Jeremiah Wright's.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Rev Wright is a patriot. He proved it. Most of the folks trying to swiftboat him like Hannity and Limbaugh never spent a day in the Armed Forces. And he has every right to resist being swiftboated. Let not what happened to Kerry and to Sen Max Cleveland- a triple amputee from Veitnam, happen to you too.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:05 PM
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Rev Wright is a patriot. He proved it. Most of the folks trying to swiftboat him like Hannity and Limbaugh never spent a day in the Armed Forces. And he has every right to resist being swiftboated. Let not what happened to Kerry and to Sen Max Cleveland- a triple amputee from Veitnam, happen to you too.
Sorry, Kev.

Wright is swiftboating himself -- and, more importantly, Obama -- with his own big mouth and bigger ego.

No one asked him to say the things he has said. No one told him to spend three days justifying himself and making a mockery of the Christian religion on national television. Unbidden, he has cost Obama the chance to become President.

What a tragedy.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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He served and that's admirable, but he can't point only to that and hide from the divisive rhetoric he preaches.

He is not being "swiftboated." Considering the facts, the swiftboaters are being "swiftboated" by what that term has come to mean.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Sorry, Kev.

Wright is swiftboating himself -- and, more importantly, Obama -- with his own big mouth and bigger ego.

No one asked him to say the things he has said. No one told him to spend three days justifying himself and making a mockery of the Christian religion on national television. Unbidden, he has cost Obama the chance to become President.

What a tragedy.
Oh please... do you think anybody is even going to remember this BS by November? No!
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:29 PM
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Location: On a hill near a river
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Oh please... do you think anybody is even going to remember this BS by November? No!
"This BS" will be a major part of the GOP campaign. And if you think "bitter" didn't have an effect on those Pennsylvania bucktails, you weren't paying attention to the exit polls...

College profs, gen X-ers, and black seperatists do not a winning coalition make. Obama needs the support of patriotic middle-class white people, and Wright's ugliness is on the verge of driving them away for good.

Wright is shameful. An absolutely shameful little man.
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Here
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Oh please... do you think anybody is even going to remember this BS by November? No!
Just wait. You're gonna be tired of hearing about this in a few months. By that time Obama's little journey will be over.
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