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  •  Also worth noting, organizers (6+ / 0-)

    and other real veterans, participants in the "Million Vet March," were unhappy that their event had been hijacked for political purposes.

    https://www.facebook.com/...

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    The political agenda put forth by a local organizer in Washington DC yesterday was not in alignment with our message. We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative...

    ...We are all military brats, current and former military spouses and some veterans. We cannot express how utterly disappointed we were that our Greatest Generation were being used as political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis...

    ...Thank you for making sure people understand that is was for an apolitical message....

    ...Supporters, as we have said all along. We are not affiliated with any political party nor did we accept any donations. Which we could have used, but we didn't like what we saw that was coming out of Washington...

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    •  Don't Buy It!!! (16+ / 0-)


      After the fact because it got slammed as it should have!

      Nobody took the mics from those speaking, nobody told the idiot with the rebel flag to put it away, far away, nobody stopped them from damaging government property, nobody told them to respect the Capital Police and to stop screaming at them, Nobody!!

      And any veterans there showed exactly what they really are by Not doing so!

      I got no use for brothers like them and I tell them so, so do others at rallies where the few will try similar, you shut it down real fast!!!!!!!!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 02:21:16 PM PDT

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      Nobody questions the cruz about why he dodged his recruiter since 9/11 and till he turned 43 and entered the Senate on being so 'patriotic'!!

      Normally I would only slam on the 'chickenhawk' label occasionally for crap like him, but within days of arriving in DC he was Spitting on two 'Nam brothers, thus us all, on the floor of the Senate, that crossed the line!!

      Any that still back him show what they are including those other 'real' veterans you describe above!!

      "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

      by jimstaro on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 02:26:03 PM PDT

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      •  Link to that incident? (0+ / 0-)

        This health care system is a moral atrocity. Dr. Ralphdog

        by AllisonInSeattle on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 05:40:56 PM PDT

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        •  Kerry/Hagel (0+ / 0-)

          How you missed is beyond me!!

          "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

          by jimstaro on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 02:26:06 AM PDT

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