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  •  He's a repug from North Carolina, (9+ / 0-)

    the state with the most military posts outside Virginia.

    Plus republican control of the congress and there you have it. Non-veteran who will not sit through a hearing before declaring his 'findings' which were given to him on an index card when he returned from the restroom.

    If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. ~ Steve Allen

    by Gordon20024 on Wed May 28, 2014 at 05:09:29 PM PDT

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    •  I like how the lines are being drawn in this fight (2+ / 0-)
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      It doesn't look to me like the Repugnants will be able to run unobstructed on the VA scandal platform.  They will need to put Issa on the case right away, and then maybe form a special committee, too.

    •  Trouble is, the voters cannot get rid of this (1+ / 0-)
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      P.O.S. as he is in a solid forever Red district.  

      “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." - Rumi

      by LamontCranston on Wed May 28, 2014 at 06:45:36 PM PDT

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      •  Nothing ventured, nothing gained... (2+ / 0-)
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        But doesn't the district also have a huge military presence?  Isn't it at least worth a try the next time he is up for 're-election to remind voters of what he's done for soldiers & veterans (nothing), while turning his arrogant insults into campaign slogans?  And keep it in the minds of service members that, with the President 's announcement to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by 2016, there is really only one party they can afford to have in full  control of the Legislature - the only party that has had their backs.  If we keep ceeding the "forever red states" without a fight don't we deserve what we end up with?  

        •  This could be his political undoing as he is in (0+ / 0-)

          a district that has large military presence in terms of voters and bases.  But they say that every year about this jerk, and he is still there as the Republicans have a better P.R. game when it comes to just who is looking out for our servicemen and women and who supports a strong military.


          “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." - Rumi

          by LamontCranston on Thu May 29, 2014 at 06:09:13 AM PDT

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          •  I'm hoping (0+ / 0-)

            the full-frontal attack on the integrity of the veterans' organizations comes back to bite him on the butt at election time.  

            A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. - John Stuart Mill

            by penelope pnortney on Thu May 29, 2014 at 10:50:15 PM PDT

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