Thursday, February 27, 2014

Think of the wounded warriors

Republicans "support the troops" on the TV when it makes for a good press but in the chambers of the so-called "greatest legislative body in the world," the GOPers kick "America's brave warriors" to the curb.
This afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont brought forth a carefully crafted bill to provide $21 billion in new veterans benefits over the next decade. These included medical benefits, education benefits, and job-training. It contained 26 provisions that came from the Republican members of the Veterans Affairs Committee, which Sanders chairs.
It failed miserably. Republicans blocked it from even coming to an up or down vote. But not before they took to the floor during the procedural "debate" to shout about Bengahzi!!! Bengahzi!!! BENGHAZIIIIII!!!!!

In GOP world, the politics always rank above the people who go out and fight the damn wars they're so fond of starting.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Benghazi! may be the whimper at the end of the world. The local paper's editors didn't miss the chance of nominating Hillary for an Oscar in her performance in the Benghazi fiasco.

If you ask me, any country that tolerates these people isn't worth saving, even if it were possible.

9:04:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Their influence and their numbers are diminishing Fogg. The latest Tea Party confab this weekend, that drew thousands in 2009 was outnumbered by a insurance brokers convention and some gathering of business bureaucrats just this week. Barely got any press attn. In 2009, the media numbered in the hundreds.

Suggests they're becoming intolerable even to those who found them useful in the past. So there's that.

8:44:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Adding, not sure on what the two other conventions were really, but it was something like insurance brokers and bureaucrats.

8:45:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Yes, I hope the public begins to gag on the idiocy of the Tea Party, but such things are rare, the public being what it is.

8:25:00 AM  

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