American People Dare To Question Democrats’ Patriotism by Cassandra
Over the years, this Marine wife has seen attitudes towards the military undergo many changes, but I never thought I’d see the day when the United States military finally got the respect it deserves in Washington. What a welcome change of pace!
As our Democratic Brethren-in-Christ constantly remind us, it’s time to heal the bitter divisions of Vietnam. And they have a point, you know. Those who never served have no right to question the patriotism of veterans like John Kerry. It’s disgusting the way cowardly shirkers won’t let the past die, always casting aspersions on a man who raced to report for duty when his nation sounded the battle trumpet.
Thank heaven Congress shows no signs of repeating the mistakes of Vietnam. This time, they support the troops – we know this because they say so all the time. Military service, it appears, is now so revered on Capitol Hill that the mere mention of it removes the words and deeds of veterans like Senators Kerry and Murtha from public debate. Questioning their patriotism is deemed so dangerous that even other military folks are not allowed to voice their opinions. Witness the recent doings in the House of Representatives:
At one point during the debate, Rep. Jean Schmidt, Ohio Republican and the newest member of the House, said she had received a call from a veteran and member of Ohio’s state legislature, who said [he wanted] to send a message to Mr. Murtha: “Cowards cut and run, and Marines never do.”
Knowing that fighting men tend to plain speech, naive folks might have been tempted to take this remark at face value. Believe it or not, some ignoramuses even thought it perfectly acceptable for a Marine Colonel to speak his mind on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding Rep. Murtha’s suggestion that his fellow Marines leave the battlefield before they’ve finished the job!
Luckily for America, alert Democrats knew better. They decoded the vicious ad hominem attack in Colonel Bubp’s message and rushed to shield the fragile self-esteem of Rep. Murtha, a combat veteran, lest someone infer, from a juxtaposition of vowels and consonants, the non-affirming and deeply hurtful idea that he was anything other than completely manly:
Instantly, two dozen Democrats shot to their feet and demanded her words be “taken down,” a precursor to House punishment, because she insulted Mr. Murtha. Rep. Vic Snyder, Arkansas Democrat, said the use of Mr. Murtha’s name and “coward” were in “too close a proximity” to let the matter go.
Ms. Schmidt withdrew her words, but not before Rep. Harold E. Ford Jr., Tennessee Democrat, seemed to be headed for a fight with Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican. Mr. Tancredo afterward said he had been arguing with another Democrat over some of the charges Democrats had hurled at Republicans during yesterday morning’s budget vote, and said Mr. Ford must have thought the argument was about Mr. Murtha.
“Say it to Murtha,” Mr. Ford repeatedly shouted at Mr. Tancredo while he was being restrained by other members. Mr. Tancredo said he replied he wasn’t talking about Mr. Murtha and told Mr. Ford to go sit down.
Oddly enough, Murtha himself didn’t seem to take the remark personally. But (wouldn’t you know it?) the mean-spirited and uninformed partisan sniping just kept coming:
Earlier yesterday, a U.S. field commander in Iraq countered Mr. Murtha’s position… “Here on the ground, our job is not done,” said Col. James Brown, commander of the 56th Brigade Combat Team, during a weekly briefing that U.S. field commanders give to Pentagon reporters.
Where on earth was this clown getting his information? Doesn’t he read the NY Times? Sensing danger, Senator John Kerry (D, Vietnam) rushed to defend his beleaguered fellow Congressman against this disgraceful and completely uncalled-for questioning of his patriotism:
“I won’t stand for the swift-boating of Jack Murtha,” said Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004. Also a Vietnam veteran, Mr. Kerry was dogged during the campaign by a group called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth who challenged his war record.
Now the American people, (most of whom, it must be noted, never served in combat) have chosen to disregard the facts and join the chorus of hate-filled partisans with sinister ties to the RNC. According to a recent poll, they too now dare to question the patriotism of our dedicated public servants:
Seventy percent of people surveyed said that criticism of the war by Democratic senators hurts troop morale — with 44 percent saying morale is hurt “a lot,” according to a poll taken by RT Strategies.
Even self-identified Democrats agree: 55 percent believe criticism hurts morale, while 21 percent say it helps morale.
Their poll also indicates many Americans are skeptical of Democratic complaints about the war. Just three of 10 adults accept that Democrats are leveling criticism because they believe this will help U.S. efforts in Iraq. A majority believes the motive is really to “gain a partisan political advantage.”
Can you believe it? This is truly disgusting. After all, dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows the only way to truly support the troops who risk their lives for us every day is to lift their spirits by reminding them of a few home truths:
– their leaders are utterly corrupt
– we went to war under false pretenses
– the Iraqi people want them to leave
– the American people no longer think they can win the war
– and above all the actions of a few soldiers who broke our laws have convinced the world that the United States military are no better than Nazis and terrorists who saw the heads off innocent civilians.
You know, I only say these things because I care so very much about our troops, so don’t you dare question my patriotism. I’m married to a Marine, so I have absolute moral authority.