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  •  The majority of veterans do not agree with your (14+ / 0-)

    assessment.  And did not want Shinseki to resign.

    But, as usual, who cares what veterans actually think.  It's politicians and media pundits and anonymous bloggers who know best.  Richard Burr concurs.

    Watch how quickly all those who attack Shinseki go back to ignoring the fight for veterans lives against the powerful Republican forces that want to destroy it by privatizing and under-funding the VA.

    "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of these United States of America -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Fri May 30, 2014 at 08:59:26 AM PDT

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    •  How do you know that? (1+ / 0-)
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      Do a "majority" of veterans report to you daily? weekly?

      I haven't seen one poll exclusively of vets.

      Vet organizations, like the American Legion have called for his resignation.

      •  The American Legion, VFW... (2+ / 0-)
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        JJ In Illinois, Jackson L Haveck

        All rightwing nutjobs 'leading' their members. All Republicans. All war mongers. All idiots.

        Okay, so I'm overgeneralizing...but I couldn't care less whose resignation they call for. They are among the least objective of any group of Americans since the Teabaggers.

        "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

        by DaddyO on Fri May 30, 2014 at 09:51:45 AM PDT

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      •  VFW, Paralyzed Veterans of America..heard of them? (2+ / 0-)
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        carrps, Jackson L Haveck Poll

        They don't report to me or to you, clearly, daily, weekly, or at all, I'd guess from your response.

        You name one veterans organization to support your point but seem to ignore the rest.  Why?  Do some veterans matter more to you than all veterans?

        The American Legion does not believe in the separation of Church and State (Article 1 of the Bill of Rights) and has lobbied to end the "secular attack" on American institutions and eliminate that separation (I supposed eliminate Article 1 of the Bill of Rights)  They represent a particularly fundamentalist strain of right wing vets focused on NOT on veterans issues but on government supported religion.  Why?  I don't know.

        The VFW which did not want Shinseki to resign is a support and advocacy organization for veterans who have served in combat overseas and is focused principally on veterans health care and benefits.  

        Paralyzed Vets of America, well, you get the idea.

        I remember your peculiar comments on why raising the minimum wage mattered to almost nobody, based on a limited understanding of the scope of the impact of a $10.10 wage hike, and here as there, your comments demonstrate a very limited understanding of the facts at hand.

        But, regardless, General Shinseki has resigned, according to the front page, and those veterans who are impacted most critically by the loss of his leadership at the helm of the VA will be the ones who suffer the most because of his loss.  

        Have a good day.

        "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of these United States of America -9.75 -6.87

        by Uncle Moji on Fri May 30, 2014 at 10:15:21 AM PDT

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