Friday, July 6, 2012
Tammy Duckworth: Rep. Joe Walsh Trying To 'Muzzle' Veterans: The Political Fiasco of The Week
It use to be back in the day that only Democrats would get accused of being Soft on Defense, Unpatriotic, not honoring our Military Veterans and so fourth. The Vietnam War had a lot to do with that but one of the legacies of the 2003 Iraq War, it changed that for Democrats and you could even see that as early as 2004. When the Democratic Party nominated a Vietnam Veteran from the Boomer Generation for President in John Kerry, who was a hero in that War and was rewarded for it. And wouldn't brag about his Military Service but was proud of it, which is different. And you started hearing Democrats talking about Patriotism and that they were proud to be Americans, didn't like George W. Bush as President. But they still loved America anyway and how important our Military Veterans are and everything and that we as a country, have to honor their service. Which 15-20 years earlier you wouldn't of heard that from Democrats for the most part. And that Republicans were suppose to be Freedom loving, American Patriots and that they were the party that honored Military Service and our Military Veterans. That changed 6-7 years ago and what Representative Joe Walsh did this week, just illustrates that.
Yesterday Rep. Joe Walsh who of course is up for reelection in November and is a Freshmen Tea Party Representative. Said that Democrat Tammy Duckworth who will be his most likely opponent in November, I'm paraphrasing here but that Tammy Duckworth a Iraq War Veteran. Talks too much about her Military Service, notice how different that is from just 15-20 years ago. When if anything Democrats would accuse Republicans of talking too much about their Military Service. Especially the more to the left they are and generally don't see the American Military playing a positive role in the World. Now that coin has flipped, a lot of Democrats have not only Military Service but recent Military Service, especially if they are in my generation or younger. And don't look down at Military Service, at least not in the same way that Baby Boomers might, especially with their experiences with the Vietnam War. And these Iraq Veterans are coming home and looking for new ways to contribute to the country.
Representative Joe Walsh a Republican, someone whose suppose to be a Defender of Freedom, an American Patriot. Who honors Military Service, Apple Pie and all the rest, at least if you believe everything you read about Republicans. Actually getting on a Iraq War Veteran for talking too much about her Military Service, which even ten years ago would be considered Unpatriotic. Especially if it was done by a Democrat, just lends more evidence that Republicans no longer own Military Service and Patriotism.