May 5, 2008

No, Thanks. We Gave at the Office.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:31 pm

OK, I admit it. I do from time to time check to see what kind of crap Maureen Dowd is peddling. It is not unlike picking at a scab. I find myself going back more often now that she has taken to giving democrats a hard time.

Anyway, on Sunday, Ms. Dowd wrote about another one of Barack Obama’s attempts to woo primary voters by convincing them that he is just a regular guy:

Bleeding white voters in North Carolina and Indiana, the Illinois senator [Barack Obama] headed Thursday evening to V.F.W. Post 1954 in North Liberty, Ind., consisting of a bar, a pool table, a Coors Light clock and a couple of dozen curious white guys.

Checking out what the vets were drinking, he announced, “I’m going to have a Bud.” …

I don’t know anything about V.F.W. Post 1954 in North Liberty, Indiana, but I do know about our American Legion Post. It also consists of a bar, a pool table, a lighted clock and, on any given Sunday, a dozen or so guys, virtually all of whom are Viet Nam/Viet Nam Era Vets and members of the Post.

Based upon my knowledge of the politics of the guys, I feel safe in assuming that if Barack Obama were to show up at the door of the Post on any given Sunday, he would politely be told that the Post Bar is open to American Legion members and their guests, and that he is neither.

Nobody at the Post is buying what he’s selling.


  1. I loved the statement about a couple of dozen curious white guys. I bet you they were curious like you’re curious, not at all.

    I don’t know anything about North Liberty either, but in the podunk town I lived in Illinois, the VFW was among the most popular bars in town. Even as easy-going as the standards were there (no obvious teeth quota), I can’t see Barack Obama being welcome there either. Dems baffle the crap out of me.

    Comment by supergurl — May 5, 2008 @ 11:10 pm

  2. I sorta figured him as a white zinfandel sort.

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — May 6, 2008 @ 7:16 am

  3. I have been to that post, he is lucky he didnt’ get a major ass whipping.

    Comment by james old guy — May 6, 2008 @ 8:35 am

  4. yeah and I figure he would get the same reception at the VFW and DAV posts..well, at the DAV that might let him stay until the cops got there..none of us could pitch him out on his ear..and I don’t carry to the meetings nor take my chain saw

    Comment by GUYK — May 6, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

  5. I *DO* know North Liberty Indiana, I used to party there….too far for Mama Vi to keep tabs on me….anyway, yeah. I’m pretty sure his reception wasn’t all that warm.

    And those folks drink PBR there. Just so you know…..

    Comment by Tammi — May 6, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  6. To visit a VFW you need a member to sign you in.

    I think osama should have been arrested for trespassing.

    Comment by hammer — May 6, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

  7. Our AL Post needs an electronic card to enter ANY TIME. We’re the smaller of 2 in a small suburb – and Obama would’ve been asked to move his hybrid if he’d have showed here…

    Comment by The Old Man — May 11, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

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