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  •  And yet Twitter is FULL of rabid GOPer vets. (26+ / 0-)

    I KEEP posting stories like these (thanks Laura!) and it never seems to sink in. When they vote for Republicans, they HURT THEMSELVES. WTF.

    What I REALLY want to know is this: Why? How is the GOP spinning this? Why are these veterans voting against their own health, jobs bills, medical care, benefits? Why don't they stand up and say, "Hey, fuck you, sitting on your ass in your fancy suit, making $172k a year and thinking YOU serve our country. No. I served my country. I risked my life. I came home home damaged. I lived through horrors that you can't imagine. I have nightmares. I can't find a job, can't support my family. I swore to lay down my life for my country. And YOU DENY ME RESPECT, HEALTH CARE, JOBS? Fuck you."

    I am not a vet. But there are many that I know and love. Most are Dems. I think I'll ask a couple of the RWs these questions on FB.

    I yam what I yam --Popeye

    by BadKitties on Thu May 22, 2014 at 09:23:01 AM PDT

    •  I know how to pay for it!!!!! (11+ / 0-)

      Enact a $2 billion tax cut for the super rich.  That's how the GOP "pays" for everything, and has since the days of Ronald Reagan.

      “When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.” —Abraham Lincoln

      by Pragmatus on Thu May 22, 2014 at 10:10:27 AM PDT

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      •  Why do the GOP leaders present... (4+ / 0-)
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        ...such obvious targets for satire?

        “When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.” —Abraham Lincoln

        by Pragmatus on Thu May 22, 2014 at 10:23:29 AM PDT

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      •  I know a better way (4+ / 0-)

        Take away ALL the perks from the right,they get $40,000 for office furniture,cable all printing,chartered planes for the and their family's and their family's can charter private planes for their use.  There salary is totally free.  Free cable,travel expenses,staff postage.  Go online and see what the govt. Reimburses these jackasses for.  They pay for nothing.  Now they want to deny Veterans who sacrificed so much while these jerks piddle away our money.  They should be hung by their balls and left on public display in the Smithsonian under "worthless government officials".  They find money for unnecessary wars,tax breaks to the wealthy, they give themselves automatic pay raises yearly,and have witch hunt never ending committees that never bring results.  This is a no brainer!  Devils in good suits is all they are.  May they rot from the inside out while still living.  Never has our country hemmed and hawed over Veterans benefits like these jokers.  When people like Alan West receives a pension and truly injured Vets may be screwed out of care something sure is rotten in Washington.  It's called The Republican Party and the need to become extinct.

    •  Twitter is all those limited GOPers (1+ / 0-)
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      can handle in terms of trains of thought.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Thu May 22, 2014 at 11:16:55 AM PDT

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    •  I can tell you why. Part of it is infilltration (0+ / 0-)

      of the military by Evangel Christian organizations.  Part of it is also the fact that every VA clinic I have ever been in has their tv's turned to FOX news.  They are getting brainwashed!  

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