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  •  Let me tell you how these folks are and (1+ / 0-)
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    I have known a few. I had friends ...a couple for over 40 years and they were always pretty poor.   I used to buy the kids Christmas.   One is a vet.  When he started having problems and we all reconnected ..they knew his ptsd was getting worse.  He had always had it.  He went from mean to a preacher. Things calmed down when they bought a house in the 80's and they became Reagan people.  We grew up together and raised children together until I moved off to Florida about the time he became a minister,   We hooked back up in the mid nineties.   They met my then new husband and of course both being vets they hit it off.... For a few months we visited back and forth and then they called and said a house was for rent down the street from them.  We had no kids at the time at home.   We took the house .  One night he had a bad spell with heart trouble and we carried him to the hospital.. He had never gotten involved with the VA.  I got him and his wife involved with VA healthcare.  I worked on his claim for 6 months straight.  My husband and me went 60 miles one way for a year while his wife worked to the VA and Federal building and regional office.  We got from 0 to 100 percent total and perm, disability justly deserved but what happened after that was not.  They were all for Max Cleland and Clinton...then the impeachment and then he was just garbage and after Bush went in...He was God..
    Since we were involved in the Gore campaign we were socialists.   I had seen these compassionate conservatives i thought I knew all my life throw everything under the bus including us when 911 happened and they had their disability and all troops yellow magnets but welched on the agreeement to help another vet obtain.  That was the deal.
    You get yours and help another vet.   When we got the kids, they wouldn't babysit when my niece was killed, they wouldn't take my husband 4 miles down the road to the hospital and instead of helping me with UVA they went down to another organization and helped the conservative vet.  To Hell with the liberal ones. I NEVER HAVE OR WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PARTY.  The last straw was over Obama in 08.  We had not seen them in years but to constantly refer to him in a racist way.. I blew up and cut them off and hadnt spoken to either one since.   I saw them take handouts before the diability came through, I saw them use my husband to play at funerals, I saw them totally not acknowledge we existed after we paid for a trip for the wife to join her husband to get a pacemaker.   I saw them tell me I was an idiot to help people..
    My answer,
    That was not the tune you were singing when you needed a liberal.  You hypocritical republican jackass.

    45 years of frienship and I blew it off because I don't need that crap in my life.  The only time I saw my husband disvow a relationship with a brother vet.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 04:00:08 PM PDT

    •  My point above ..they live like this guy (2+ / 0-)
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      Militarytracy, exMnLiberal

      and I have no pity whatsoever for them.  None.
      They won't even babysit their own grandkid much less raise 4.   Nah they are too compassionate or too conservative for my blood.  My memory is long and my disappointment is great.  This guy sounds like them.
      IMO grifters or thinking they are the only real americans because of their concept of God and country..until they need a little socialism.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 04:06:39 PM PDT

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