We all know Memorial Day is a day set aside so "we the People" can remember and be appreciative of those who fought in wars to protect, among other things, our First Amendment Right to speak out against our government.
You would think war vet Senator McCain would understand that very basic fact and at the very least not call people "jerks" when, on Memorial Day, a person in a crowd where McCain is speaking asks: "What about your cover-up for Israel on the USS Liberty John McCain."
Worse than that, or rather, more important than that is that Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney laughed when McCain called that person a "jerk." Apparently Mitt-the-Draft-Dodger thinks it's appropriate to belittle Americans who speak out against government.
I think it is unbecoming of a Candidate for President to laugh at "the People" when they are called "jerks" by a US Senator simply for exercising their Constitutional Right to Free Speech.
Yesterday, Memorial Day, John McCain called a man a "jerk" who asked, ""What about your cover-up for Israel on the USS Liberty John McCain" and Mitt Romney laughed.
Watch Mitt Romney laugh after Senator McCain calls a man a "Jerk"
I doubt that even the man who asked McCain the question was upset he was escorted out ... however, I will say any man, Romney, who laughs when a US Senator calls a man a "jerk" for exercising his First Amendment right on Memorial Day, of all days, is not worthy to be President of the United States.
BTW: The two biggest jerks in that video I provided are: Mitt Romney and Senator John McInsane.
For the Historical Record:
1) Israel has always admitted they bombed the USS LibertyAnother thing, as one poster below wrote, the reason we have a 1st Amendment right to free speech is so that we the people can criticize government and government leaders without any retaliation against us. McCain called the guy a "jerk" as a means to retaliate against him ... McCain failed his role as a government leader on Memorial Day, of all days. One might expect the crowd or readers to call the guy a jerk, but not a member of the government whose job it is to protect the People First Amendment rights without retaliation.
... so any person on here calling others Anti-Semite because they want to know why the US Government covered up the details that swirled that horrible bombing must not know the historical facts.
2) Yitzhak Rabin called the Israeli bombing of the USS Liberty a tragic grievous error.
3) Israel has always maintained they bombed the USS Liberty because they did not see the US Flag on the ship.
Many people who are not anti-semite have wondered what, if anything, the US Government has covered up regarding Israel's admitted bombing of the USS Liberty -- the mere fact this guy asked does not make him anti-semite. Given the fact that Israel admits they did, in fact, bomb the USS Liberty - I sometimes wonder if others accuse people who want all the facts swirling the bombing of the USS Liberty anti-semite as a means of shutting the questioners up?
But speaking of Anti-Semite:
In 2007 Mitt Romney admitted he personally baptized people into his Mormon religion without consent of the person. It is public knowledge that Romney refuses to denounce Mormons who Baptize dead Jews into his Mormon religion ... this Diary was not about Jews or Anti-Semite but since some here brought it up, it sure sounds to me as though Mitt Romney is Anti-Semite.
I stand by my above comment: the only two jerks in that video are McCain and Mitt Romney.