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  •  Wow, thank you for the thorough diary. (4+ / 0-)

    This makes me so sad, thinking about all of the generations of military members that have had to deal with so much trauma and pain.  Very grateful to have such a thoughtful President, committed to being there in word and deed for veterans and active-duty members.  

    •  Also First Lady Michelle Obama, and both Bidens. (5+ / 0-)

      Unlike those at the RNC who barely mentioned anything about our active duty Service Members and Veterans, our Democratic leaders have all demonstrated genuine concern and support:

      "For their service and sacrifice, warm words of thanks from a grateful nation are more than warranted, but they aren't nearly enough. We also owe our veterans the care they were promised and the benefits that they have earned. We have a sacred trust with those who wear the uniform of the United States of America. It's a commitment that begins at enlistment, and it must never end. But we know that for too long, we've fallen short of meeting that commitment. Too many wounded warriors go without the care that they need. Too many veterans don't receive the support that they've earned. Too many who once wore our nation's uniform now sleep in our nation's streets."

      -President Barack Obama, March 19, 2009


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      •  Yes! The whole team. (2+ / 0-)
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        WakeUpNeo, Gordon20024

        A very good quote, and a philosophy born out with consistent focus over the almost-four years.  

        Romney has amply demonstrated his lack of concern in this area - part of the long "laundry list" of issues that he's not worried about, or doesn't find important.

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