Republicans are Anti-American and Anti-Soldier
Paul Hackett is the first Iraq War 2 veteran to run for Federal Office. He is running in a special election to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives. This has been around the sphere for some time now garnering support and apparently raising as much as $340,000 from the "we have the power" netroots supporters. Now this has sparked the attention of the Republican National Congressional Committee and well this is what their spokesman had to say
We have no concern that she will lose,' Forti said. 'She will not lose.'
What prompted the committee's entry into the Schmidt-Hackett race was a comment made by Hackett in a USA Today article published Thursday. Hackett, talking about his service as a marine in Iraq, is quoted as saying, 'I've said I don't like the son-of-a-b--- that lives in the White House. But I'd put my life on the line for him.'
Because Hackett said that, Forti said, 'we decided to bury him.'"
Now some centrist DLC democrats have been saying that we on the left burned ourselves in the sixties when we hated on soldiers returning from vietnam while we were tripping on acid mushrooms and bad pot. I don't think anyone who does that is defensible but hey have you ever seen a soldier on weed?
Either way, where is the outrage on the Democratic side of this? This is a soldier, the first and one of the few Democrats (if the right is to be believed) who has served and luckily survived Operation Iraqi Freedom. He came back and said, I want to make a difference. Now he is wanting to serve in the nations most Representative body of Government. This is his American dream and for all that talk about supporting the troops and putting magnetic ribbons on your SUV and support the troops this and support the troops that.
Hippies were a movement without any real political support, there weren't any tie died t-shirts in the halls of Congress. Nor did they recieved any funding from the DCCC.
But this is a bonified Republican Congressional Campaign Commitee that is pushing money into a campaign not to discuss issues but to smear a soldier.
IOKIYAR! Democrats please bring this up on the next Sunday Talk circuit. Really, this is anti-americanism and anti-soldierism at its finest and finally from the mouths of party leaders that have been crapping on vets and the military (shutting down bases and such) the whole time they have been in power.