John McCain says it’s tough to be Proud of America

So when John McCain says its tough to be prod of America there is no backlash but when Michelle Obama makes a similar statement the world is up in arms. This is the type of hypocrisy that angers me. Now I know that John McCain did not mean anything unpatriotic by his statements and how they can be viewed out of context. I understand this very much but what I do not understand is why it is so easy to afford him this understanding and not Mrs. Obama for her statements. We all have to do a better job at being objective, and stop hanging onto the trivial things and address what will make this country a better country.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0608/McCain_doesnt_pick_up_on_Michelle_Obama_joke.html
McCain doesn’t pick up on Michelle Obama joke

So a man finally got a question into McCain and he had a very different sort of question.

The questioner noted that he had been educated at Princeton and Harvard and made more than $300,000 a year.

“How can I be proud of my country?” he asked.

Get it — he was mocking Michelle Obama and her statement earlier this year that her husband had for the first time in her life made her proud of her country.

Well, McCain either missed the joke or decided to ignore it and answer the question literally. I think it was the former because the individual asking the question had a thick accent that sounded to be either Indian or Pakistani, perhaps suggesting to McCain a recent immigrant grappling with America’s image abroad.

“I’ll admit to you that it’s tough, it’s tough in some respects,” McCain said, seeming to lend credence to Michelle Obama’s observation.

McCain said America needed to be “more humble, more inclusive.”

He observed that one of the ways to be proud of the country was to look at our history — and the sacrifices U.S. troops have made abroad.

McCain let his questioner follow up and the individual repeated, but didn’t clarify, his line.

In closing, McCain said he was proud of America in part “because of you and what you’ve been able to achieve and accomplish.”

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2 Responses to “John McCain says it’s tough to be Proud of America”

  1. FJ Says:

    The lack of scrutiny on McCain’s statement underscores the double standard in America when it comes to Black people. We saw it with attacks on Rev. Jeremiah Wright. When White ministers made criticized America in relation to the 9-11 attacks they were given a pass.

    It’s up to us to keep this hypocrisy in the forefront of discussion as much as we can. Otherwise the double standards will continue.

  2. nativenotes Says:

    FJ America is a double standard. The truth is the media does not look like us, the government and legal field do not look like us, so we continue to see this double standard in all of the major institutions that exist within this country because there is not a fair representation.

    I mean you have to really listen to some of the thoughts of white conservatives, there’s a few in some other posts on the site and they are asenine to say the least. There is no logic, no standard, so when we ask these people to stop invoking the double standard that they have been provided with for their whole life we reach a brick wall of sorts.

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