Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Republican? Boost Your Career Now!

Meet Forrest Mandeville, College Republican of Point Loma Nazarene University near San Diego. Forrest wants to serve in the Montana Legislature; his father is already mayor of his hometown, Columbus, Montana.

Well, Forrest, haven't you forgotten about our governing party's national leadership responsibility for the Global War on Terrorism? Don't you want military service on your political resume?

Or, do you just have "other priorities"?

15 Comments:

At 01 December, 2005 10:37, Blogger Cabe said...

Mr. Karl,

If your priority is to send Young GOP to IRAQ, then you would logically want to supremely enforce political decisions for those who support them?

If this is true, why haven't you aborted yourself? Or, do you just have "other priorities"?

 
At 01 December, 2005 13:00, Blogger Karl said...

Mr. Cabe-

My priority is to Support Our President in fulfilling his national leadership responsibilities.

Once the future leaders of our governing party step up to the plate by setting a good example for the rest of us, they will have the leadership credibility to bring everyone else along with them.

But their apparent refusal even to consider Supporting Our President makes their ostensible support for his policies (the war) ring quite hollow.

Those eligible to serve who support the war have an obligation to consider serving. Note that I said "consider."

Those not eligible to serve who support the war have an obligation to encourage their eligible relatives and friends, their circles of influence, to consider serving. Again, I said "consider."

Those who support the war only if "other people" do the actual fighting don't really support American involvement in the war at all.

I want to see President Bush succeed and implement the Victory Plan he unveiled yesterday.

How about you?

 
At 01 December, 2005 15:24, Blogger Sadie Baker said...

Wow, I'm impressed. Could you really understand what Cabe said, Karl?

Me, I got lost at: "you would logically want to supremely enforce political decisions for those who support them." The antecedent of "them" being "young GOP," so it must mean something to do with supporters of young GOP, but who are the supporters of young GOP? And "supremely enforce political decisions" is simply beyond me. How this leads to abortion is pure mystery.

Anyway, I just wanted to congratulate you on your linguistic ability if you really are able to make something intelligible out of Mr. Cabe's words.

 
At 01 December, 2005 22:23, Blogger Gyrobo said...

Is it just me, or has this whole blog become political? Whatever happened to the FUN?!

 
At 02 December, 2005 03:10, Blogger Cabe said...

Mr. Karl, and Mrs. Sadie:

Mr. Karl said, "Those who support the war only if "other people" do the actual fighting don't really support American involvement in the war at all."

You could make the same argument for abortion. Just replace "war" with "abortion."

It also doesn't make sense looking at previous wars such as WWII. Many Americans didn't fight in WWII, does that mean they didn't support the war? You see my point? Mr. Karl? Mrs. Sadie?

 
At 02 December, 2005 07:35, Blogger Kriscinda said...

"Those who support abortion only if "other people" do the actual aborting don't really support American involvement in abortion at all."

Sure, Cabe, that made perfect sense.

(?)

 
At 02 December, 2005 13:27, Blogger Jim Keller said...

"It also doesn't make sense looking at previous wars such as WWII. Many Americans didn't fight in WWII, does that mean they didn't support the war? You see my point? Mr. Karl? Mrs. Sadie?"

Most able-bodied men did in fact serve in the military during WWII. Were you to go back in time to the WWII era and tour a college campus, Cabe, you would have found it totally devoid of young and healthy males. Hell, my grandfather's oldest brother enlisted in the USMC at age 41! Of course, he was a Democrat, as was my Guadalcanal-combat veteran grandfather. For one to claim support for the war while not even considering enlisting makes one a chicken-hawk and a coward.

 
At 02 December, 2005 15:43, Blogger Cabe said...

With respect,

According to Jim, and Karl: If one supports this war (or action), one should serve in it, or die for it.

By the same token: If one supports abortion (rights), one should participate in abortion, or be aborted.

 
At 02 December, 2005 15:57, Blogger Jim Keller said...

Abortion is a private activity totally outside of the public sector. This war is being conducted by the United States government in all of our names and is being supported by all of out taxes. Again, Cabe, I must stress that since you support this war and you appear young healthy, you shoul;d consuder enlisting.

 
At 02 December, 2005 17:02, Blogger Cabe said...

Abortion uses taxpayer dollars.

I am considering serving my country.

 
At 02 December, 2005 17:14, Blogger Spud1 said...

Allow me to help Cabe out, as he seems to have become lost in his own rhetoric (that might be a word too erudite for Cabe, but one can only do so much).

I think what he means to say that if one 'supports' NASCAR, i.e. is a fan, than one should also drive one of those cars without headlights that go really, really fast and are really really loud.

I hope that clears the air.

 
At 02 December, 2005 18:56, Blogger Cabe said...

Civility goes a long way.

 
At 02 December, 2005 19:21, Blogger Blogenfreude said...

I am considering serving my country.
Hurry up Cabe ... according to Iraqi newspapers (the ones we control) we're winning! You want to get over there before there's no one left for you to shoot!

 
At 03 December, 2005 07:49, Blogger Jim Keller said...

"I am considering serving my country."

CAbe, may I suggest the USMC? They just lost 10 yesterday and their ranks are geting a bit thin :(

 
At 03 December, 2005 09:44, Blogger Karl said...

Cabe-

Thank you for considering serving our country.

Please let us know the results of your deliberations.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Karl Olson

 

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