07 November 2010
The Republicans love to talk about how patriotic they are and how much they not only support the two wars they got us into, but also how much they support the troops. Maybe they do, but it has become obvious that when the troops return after serving this country and transition from troop to veteran, the Republican support stops.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a non-partisan group who's only political belief is that America's veterans deserve to be helped by the government they served, has examined how each senator and representative voted on issues important to veterans. They took these votes and gave each politician a grade on how well they supported America's veterans. Those "patriotic" Republican politicians didn't grade out too well.
GOT AN "A" OR AN "A+"
GOT A "D" OR AN "F"
Those are some pretty pathetic numbers for the Republicans. It seems that they believe the most important thing is to vote against President Obama -- even when the president is trying to help American veterans. This is the party of no's patriotic accomplishment -- NOTHING!
by Ted McLaughlin