I get a kick out of the McCain camp calling
Obama an elitist with his taste for Black
Forest Berry Honest Tea and etc. And
not even counting McCain's $520 shoes.
What about the place they were both raised?
Obama with a single mom, and grandparents
that raised him. Not exactly 5th Ave stuff.
But he did work hard, did well in school, and
was able to earn enough with his wife to make
a comfortable lifestyle for his family. The American
way, I believe it is called.
My no one seems to think about McCain and
his background of where he was raised. He
was raised mostly on bases. Naval Bases.
His father AND his grandfather were Admirals.
As a gal who was raised in a Navy town, I
am here to tell you, I know what Admiral's
homes are like. Talk about Navy housing.
These were not your Navy boys housing.
These WERE the Elite houses.
You know when I started thinking about
this, on my day walk... it dawn on me,
that McCain has always been a government
kid, young man and adult. He was raised
by a Naval Officer, who was paid by the
government. McCain went to the Naval
Academy, (government owned) and then
in the service paid by the government.
Then was a Senator, by the government.
How does he know what the poor man/woman
on the street lives like? How does he even
know how the middle income adults live
like? His only poor times, was the time
as a P.O.W. While that was some dang
poor times, it doesn't show him how the
average American lives.
Have we ever had a poor President or
even President candidates? Maybe
Lincoln. Heck we haven't even had
poor Senators or Representatives.
I remember when I was living in R.I. there
was a man running in New Bedford, Mass.
for Senator. He ran on the ticket, he was for the
poor man. He, himself, was a house painter. Annual
income was $35,000. So he knew what the deal was.
So the people in his district sent him to Washington.
Do you know in 6 months he was voting for a
raise of income for Senators? He was only making
$79,000, he said. And he needed more. He was
voting for a raise to $129,000! Now this is the
guy who was living on $35,000 just 6 months before.
He said he couldn't afford to living in Washington, DC.
on those wages.
Do you remember in our history books it said that
Congress was suppose to be just a one month session
and not the man's main job?
Slightly Wet, Quiet Saturday AM in Selle
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