Friday, September 5, 2008

Patriotism Revisited


Few posts have offended like the homeschooling post, but a close second would be a post I did on patriotism. The title of the post was "Patriotism and Butt Hurt Liberals". Of course there were those who took offense to the claim that they were "unpatriotic" because they disagreed with the President etc. etc. etc. I tried to drive home that it has nothing to do with supporting the President or not. The discussion was a good and lively one and the Republican convention stirred up a lot of the same claims I made in that original post. I loved seeing many older Americans standing and cheering for John McCain. They are the salt of our nation. They are the citizens who really understand the word sacrifice and are willing to do what is asked of them by their country. Not the current faction of disgruntled Obama youth supporters. They wear flag pins, wave flags and tear up when they hear the national anthem. They are the ones John McCain was referring to when he said "My country saved me, I didn't save my country"! That was an amazing moment for John and a moment when I realized the youth of America that are so firmly in the Obama camp, who in the words of Barack Obama, just "don't get it". John McCain whether you agree with him on everything or not, loves his country and there is no question about his patriotism. Through the good times and the bad times he puts his country first. Looking at the flaws of our past and the current issues facing our nation does not have to be accompanied by an innate call of what is wrong with America. There is a lot that is wrong with our country, but there is so much more that is right. He stated that he fell in love with his country when he was in Hanoi. Why is it some choose to find constant fault rather than do as McCain says and start changing what is wrong. Why look to the government to change all that needs changing when in America you can act instead of belly-ache. Feel free to get involved. A call to action is what I heard in his great speech last night. A cause greater than self. The democrats are busy calling the convention "negative" and "bitter" and full of "attacks"...this is coming from a candidate who is focused on pursuing possible criminal charges of President Bush as soon as he sits in the Oval office. This is the deranged, bitter, attack-type politics that Americans are tired of. This is the same extremist group who cries in the fetal position because the crowd at the republican convention is chanting USA! USA! USA!...they find this offensive. I find these extremist Obama worshippers offensive. I much prefer USA! USA! USA! to OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA! This is the group that wants Bush in jail and do nothing Senator logos to take over other American symbols. This is the same crowd. This is the crowd that hates America and loves a person. Yes I am calling out the left and saying you are NOT patriots. How can you be when you trash our symbols with your freaking candidates big fat mug.
Last night was a display of patriotic older Americans and I loved it! Hooray for older American voters who love America and aren't afraid to say it. BOOO to the youth who trash America and love a candidate over country. I do think Obama and his camp are not patriots. They are green with revenge and hatred for our President who in my stupid idiotic opinion is a man who has kept us safe and has made the tough decisions. I love how some have already been knighted and have been responsible for nothing. Obama saying he "voted" against the war in Iraq is such a big fat lie! He was in the Illinois State Legislature when the vote was cast, and Biden voted FOR the invasion! I am glad that Obama did a proxy vote from his reclining chair in his front room, but an opinion with no moral accountability is NOT GOOD JUDGEMENT!
So I am making a claim that the crowd last night dominates on patriotism. Obama supporters will be offended and will boil up with rage right after they state that wearing a plastic flag pin made in China doesn't mean anything. And then I will say yes it does. It means you "GET IT". John McCain "gets it". John's big moment was at the end when he said
"Fight for what’s right for our country. Fight for the ideals and character of a free people. Fight for our children’s future. Fight for justice and opportunity for all. Stand up to defend our country from its enemies. Stand up for each other; for beautiful, blessed, bountiful America. Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight. Nothing is inevitable here. We’re Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history. Thank you, and God Bless you."
Let the liberal whining begin.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good synopsis Nikki. I saw the same things in his speach. Political analysts may be picking it apart today, but who cares, I was inspired. He is not afraid to be unpopular - he is not a celebrity - and he is not wishy washy. I hope we make history and a women wins the VP to support McCain. Both of them are just about being honest and doing what is right.

God Bless the USA

Anonymous said...

I love how he painted republicans as corrupt. How they were changed by washington.

I totally agree with him.

Righty64 said...

I think that the last lines you quoted WERE the best part of the speech. All about never giving up and or quitting or hiding. This is the Johnny Mac I WANT to be our president. And I LOVE Gov. Palin. The best decision of Johnny Mac's.

Nikki said...

anonymous #1, thanks for the comment! You and me both. I thought there was a much needed authenticity to John and he was indeed inspiring! And HUMBLE! a strange concept! :)N

anonymous#2, I think his calling out his own party was awesome, something Mr. Obama has never done! voting 97% with your party is not reaching out. it is absolutely commendable of John! :)N

righty, I thought McCain really nailed it last night! It was a great convention...the theatrics were minimal and more substantive. Palin is awesome! :)N

Chatterness said...

Great post for McCain. I was moved by his speech. America will speak in November.

Mustang said...

I think McCain was spot on when he said "Public education is the civil rights issue of the 21st century." I have always found it amazing that so many taxpayers gleefully contribute substantial taxes to public education, and hardly anyone is demanding a return on that investment. It doesn't take a genius to figure it out ... it isn't working when kids come out of school dumber and meaner than when they went in.

GREAT post, Nikki.

Marci said...

I think Regis Philbin was spot on today when he quoted President Kennedy: "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what can you do for your country." I think that is exactly what McCain was saying.

Nikki said...

Marci, VERY well said...it seems to be a forgotten theme by the party whose legacy Kennedy founded. ASK MORE is the party it has become. :)N

Nikki said...

Mustang, thanks I was very struck by the energized patriotism and love of country by the folks last night...it was a beautiful sight to behold! ;)N

DB said...

While Palin is super-patriotic with her massive flag pin, I don't think McCain had his flag pin on when he spoke...

Nikki said...

DB, and I think he even had a gold tie on...I mean break out the flag tie dude! ;)N

DB said...

Shameful

Nikki said...

utterly

Khaki Elephant said...

No pin needed. The flag has been draped across McCain's heart since his days of suffering in that dank, 4x6 cell.

DB said...

That's right! I almost forgot he was a POW!

Freadom said...

You are 1010% righ Nikki, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. That applause McCain received at the end of his speech might just blow him past Obama into the Whitehouse.

Nikki said...

Thanks freadom! It was a great speech and a very apparent contrast to the other guy...which is good. :)N

Z said...

Nikki..OBAMA? When have we EVER heard a Dem even say he was sorry about anything let alone admit Dems are corrupt?

This is a function of the Media, though..."make Reps look as bad as possible...cover up Wm Jeffersion, Edwards, Clinton scandals, Barney Franks gay whorehouse IN HIS HOME...." (whatever DID happen to those frozen bills in Wm Jefferson's freezer and didn't he get elected again..and WE're corrupt?)
SURE, they're mentioned, but not much, and let the SLIGHTEST indiscretion of any Rep be exposed and they're outed/skewered/etc.

The dishonesty of our media's killing America's patriotism, enthusiasm for our country, and even even destroying us, if you think exposing Swiss CIA operatives like the NYSlimes did isn't good for this country!

You sure did see patriotism there. All you have to do is compare McCain's stage with the Statue of LIberty and flags versus Obama's Greek columns.
By the way, the media's now in full swing slamming the McCain people for apparently accidentally showing behind him (all that green grass, remember?) a huge picture of Walter Reed Jr. High School right here in LA instaed of a picture of Walter Reed Med Ctr. THAT, apparently, is reason enough not to vote for a Republican. THE school, too, is complaining "it shouldn't be there, we endorse no candidate" (Ya, right..as if they'd complain if Obama'd put their school up behind him!?)

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Service to something larger than self. Heck, that is America - from Bunker Hill to Fallujah, from Chickamauga to Tsunami flooded Burma.

Americans are the ultimate humanitarians.

It's what we are - what we do.

And McCain totally nailed it in his rowdy refrain.
SwEeT!

Nikki said...

Z, great comment! Obama will continue to get the royal treatment and McCain and Palin have begun to demand some treatment or at least coverage...its what the peeps want so cover the old man and the gal! :)N

GSG, It is a great message! One that Obama is freaking out about....every footage I see of him lately is him sweating and calling republicans liars...someone is nervous! :)N

Karen said...

Terrific post, Nikki. The left doesn't know what hit them. I agree with both that the lines at the end were the best, along with the statement that education is this century's most important civil right. Obama has his kids in private school but denies the opportunity to all those he expects to vote for him.

namaste said...

nik, i totally agree. mccain's speech was awesome. and while it is a known fact, that politicians lie to get votes, mccain spoke so many ingratiating truths about our country and the state of the republican party, it gave me pause. great post! :)

Nikki said...

Hey Maria! hello hello hello my friend! You said what so many are thinking...Charles Krauthhammer(which I spelled wrong for sure) who is one of my favorite writers and analysts said the same thing. Never has a politician called out his own party at their own convention, what a moment. Good for John, GREAT for America! great to hear from you and I will call you when we get settled in! hugs. :)N