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But Don’t You Dare Question My Patriotism

Looks like the same old stuff to me

Looks like the same old stuff to me

Change?  Where? From the NY Times via Newsbusters:

Mr. Obama called Ms. Collins and Mr. Specter, as well as Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, another Republican expected to support the deal, to acknowledge they were acting against pressure from their party and, one official said, to thank them for their patriotism in helping advance the bill at a critical time.

So the man who bristled at any questioning of his patriotism now implies that those who won’t vote for this monstrosity of a bill are unpatriotic?  I told you that dissent would become unpatriotic.

Hope and change.

~McQ

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13 Responses to But Don’t You Dare Question My Patriotism

  • Thank them for being patriotic by voting for this steaming pile on toast? I don’t think that it’s too early in this administration for me to respond thusly: Blow me.

  • Misspending is the highest form of patriotism.

  • Aren’t you being a bit sensitive here?  Calling someone patriotic does not mean all you do not share their belief are unpatriotic.  Does calling a soldier patriotic for volunteering to serve in a time of war mean that everyone who chooses not to serve, or who opposes a given war, are unpatriotic?  Of course not.  And this is one reason Susan Collins is so loved in Maine.  She doesn’t go to partisan warfare, she’s pragmatic and gets things done.  If only the rest of the country were as level headed as Maine.

    • Sure, completely avoid McQ’s point. 

    • That’s amazing…  That’s like 4 different logical fallacies…

    • Erb, you’re an honest to goodness Professor?  Like a real one?  Unbelievable.  The whole point is that…aw hell, I think you know the point, but are too partisan to be anything more than completely disingenuous.   Clowns like you are the biggest problem in this country.  The biggest.

  • The reason Susan Collins is so loved in Maine is because there are so many people there who are like to Scott Erb.

    And no, Erb.. that’s not a compliment.

  • So, what exactly does Obama know about patriotism anyway?

    Oh yeah, I went there.

  • Seems Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins aren’t enough for “The tainted One”, he heads off for “campaigning” in FL and IN (Mel Martinez & Richard Lugar or nearby George Voinovich).

    If it takes a <b>permanent campaign to pass legislation</b>, why didn’t the Republicans bring back Harold Stassen (other than the fact that he’s dead) ?

    So much for the brainiest president, the guy who said his best talent was getting people in a room and getting them to talk.
    <b>Did they run out of suitable rooms in DC ?</b>

    And they said there would be an end of <b>waste, fraud and abuse</b>.
    This attempt for a “stimulus” gives us all three.

  • Further proof (as though any were needed) that libs haven’t got the haziest idea of what “patriotism” means.

    We’re also learning that they have an (ahem) rather different idea of the definition of “stimulus” than the rest of us.

  • To libs it is only patriotism if you think as they do, if they are in power.  If they are not in power than dissent is the highest form of patriotism.  They have all their bases covered that way.

  • Actually, given the state of the American electorate now, Susan Collins is probably more in line with what most Americans believe than you care to admit.    And for those who said I missed McQ’s point — I addressed it head on.  He implied that Obama was questioning people’s patriotism just because he praised the patriotism of others.  I simply caught McQ in a logical fallacy (not that it’s hard to do that…)

    • Which would be why polls are showing Americans disfavor the stimulus plan…

      And amazingly, you think logical fallacies make for a cogent refutation…  Truly, you are the King of Fools…