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Did Obama kick McCain in the nuts?

mccain.jpgSo Senator Jim Webb has introduced a GI bill to increase the benefits given to vets. Our lovely President is against it, because why should we do more for those who actually make it home from Iraq and Afghanistan and the other places we send them? And John McCain has voiced his opposition to the bill, as well, for which Obama took him to task a little, last Thursday:

I respect Sen. John McCain’s service to our country. He is one of those heroes of which I speak. But I can’t understand why he would line up behind the president in his opposition to this GI bill. I can’t believe why he believes it is too generous to our veterans. I could not disagree with him and the president more on this issue.

Reasonable enough. But McCain thought this was some horseshit:

It is typical, but no less offensive that Senator Obama uses the Senate floor to take cheap shots at an opponent and easy advantage of an issue he has less than zero understanding of. Let me say first in response to Senator Obama, running for President is different than serving as President. The office comes with responsibilities so serious that the occupant can’t always take the politically easy route without hurting the country he is sworn to defend. Unlike Senator Obama, my admiration, respect and deep gratitude for America’s veterans is something more than a convenient campaign pledge. I think I have earned the right to make that claim….
Both Senator Webb and I are united in our deep appreciation for the men and women who risk their lives so that the rest of us may be secure in our freedom. And I take a backseat to no one in my affection, respect and devotion to veterans. And I will not accept from Senator Obama, who did not feel it was his responsibility to serve our country in uniform, any lectures on my regard for those who did….

If you see where Obama hit McCain below the belt with some cheap shot, would you let me know? Cause I just see him saying “I support this vet benefits bill, and I don’t get how a vet wouldn’t support it.” Seems pretty fucking reasonable to me.