Comments on: Obama raps McCain adviser over terrorism comment http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/24/obama-raps-mccain-adviser-over-terrorism-comment/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OK Jack http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/24/obama-raps-mccain-adviser-over-terrorism-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-364679 Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:39:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/24/obama-raps-mccain-adviser-over-terrorism-comment/#comment-364679 I’ve read up on this fellow Charles R. Black, Mr. & Mrs. Reader. It appears that he is a dedicated lobbyist (BKSH & Associates), as well as a dedicated Reaganite, Bushite and McCainite. One thing I noted about his career is that he came of age during the Vietnam War as I did, but AVOIDED SERVICE in the active duty uniform of the United States…unlike me and hundreds of thousands of other Americans. This is pretty typical stuff. There are some guys who like to talk about violence. THEY ARE THE TALKERS, not the doers. The doers are Our Sons & Daughters who the talkers put in harm’s way by flapping their lips.

OK Jack

P.S. Here are some links that discuss Mr. Black.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?tit le=Charles_R._Black%2C_Jr
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?tit le=BKSH_%26_Associates
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Bla ck_%28political_adviser%29

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By: rand http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/24/obama-raps-mccain-adviser-over-terrorism-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-364636 Wed, 25 Jun 2008 02:17:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/24/obama-raps-mccain-adviser-over-terrorism-comment/#comment-364636 I’m really confused here. McCain’s advisor thinks it would be beneficial to McCain’s campaign if a terrorist attack were to occur. How does this not create public outrage? The mere suggestion of an attack being advantageous by a proponent of the party for the war on terror is atrocious. Yet not only is it not an outrage, there’s is actual talk about what course of action to take in McCain’s campaign about his future participation. However, when it came to Rev. Wright’s sermons, which were justifiably understandable to someone who studied history, the course of action was obviously clear. There was national media coverage and debate about his and Barrack’s association and disassociation. I don’t see how a member of McCain’s campaign saying that american citizens being wounded and murdered in a terrorist attack would be advantageous to McCain’s presidential campaign, does not merit the same coverage and debate.

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By: Allan J. Cronin http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/06/24/obama-raps-mccain-adviser-over-terrorism-comment/comment-page-1/#comment-364632 Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:38:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/06/24/obama-raps-mccain-adviser-over-terrorism-comment/#comment-364632 This destructive rhetoric needs to be stopped. When allegedly educated and qualified people continue to make such destructive statements in public forums followed by weak apologies and lame disavowals I think we have a larger problem. These are people showing great fear and using the lowest and most desperate means to try and win at any cost. Even so when McCain’s people suggest that another terrorist attack could bolster his campaign I have to wonder what similarly foolish statement could be made by the Obama campaign and would the public and the press be so willing to forgive and forget?

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