September 18, 2008

Josh Howard Expresses his Love of Country, Obama

"Star-Spangled Banner going on right now. I don't even celebrate that sh*t. I'm black, God d*mn it. Obama '08. Obama and all that sh*t."

Details here.

I've got nothing to say against the Democratic candidate here, but find the disrespect of country from a punk who makes millions of dollars a year for playing a game is infuriating.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 18, 2008 08:52 AM

It's apparent to me that those who hate this country, those who would and do say, "God damn America," those who believe this country and its leaders to be evil, will, by and large, be supporting Barack Obama in this election.

I don't believe in guilt by association, but I would think there would come a point when those who plan to vote Democrat out of habit, loyalty, or conviction, and who aren't members of the loony left, would ask themselves, "Do I really want to throw my lot in with these people?"

Posted by: Diffus at September 18, 2008 10:25 AM

Wonder if this guy commutes to Barry's church in Chicago...

Posted by: Conservative CBU at September 18, 2008 11:28 AM

There's this mook and there's also Kobe Bryant. Let's hope as he ages, the guy matures. But yes, much of this sort of sentiment, usually quite unfocused, has found an outlet in Team Obama. They do not foster it or encourage it explicitly (much) but the weight of the wrong adherents is a facet of politics. McCain's associations, such as they are, are open to exposure as well as some folks might have noticed.

Posted by: megapotamus at September 18, 2008 12:09 PM

If Karl Rove was in charge of McCain's campaign, he'd be saying Thank you, Jesus! for this gift. It would already be a commercial and getting heavy airplay in every red state in the Union.

Posted by: Robert at September 18, 2008 12:24 PM

Am I to understand that I'm being asked to base my vote on the unpatriotic spewings of some half-wit of whom I've never heard before?

BTW, ever heard any of Ted Nugent's pro-GOP riffs? Whew!

Keith Nolan

Posted by: KeithNolan at September 18, 2008 01:17 PM

Explain patriotism to Josh Howard? Why bother? It's a civilized thing; he wouldn't understand.

Posted by: pst314 at September 18, 2008 01:54 PM

"...whom I've never heard before"

Well, as long as you've never heard of him, then I guess he doesn't exist.

You've just used the Argument of Ignorance.

Posted by: brando at September 18, 2008 01:55 PM

And I want to be careful to note that I'm not calling you an ignorant person. Just that you committed a logical fallacy.

Posted by: brando at September 18, 2008 10:50 PM

Keith, if you actually take the notion of patriotism seriously and view it positively your days as a Democrat are numbered to say the least. Welcome aboard.

Posted by: megapotamus at September 19, 2008 09:32 AM

Hey, Megapotamus. Not that it matters, but:

A.) I take the notion of patriotism very seriously. (Spent my entire adult life writing about Vietnam veterans. See "Ripcord," etc.)

B.) My days as a Democrat are actually brand-new. I was a hardcore Republican before 2004. (Couldn't stomach all the lies told about Kerry and the Vietnam War by the Swift Boat crowd.)

Keith Nolan

Posted by: KeithNolan at September 19, 2008 11:36 AM