Mitt Romney may be the last straw that singlehandedly destroys the myth of the Republicans supporting the military.
I haven't seen this aspect mentioned anywhere:
Has anyone else noticed that everyone in the military at less than GS-9/10, (all enlisted and noncoms, plus more than 2/3's of the company grade officers), make less than $50K/year? That means that the vast majority of our troops are part of the Mittster's 47%. The moocher class. The victims that expect to be supported by our government. Our government that's too big and needs to be heavily cut back. Uh huh.
So not only has Mitt Romney discounted America's troops as unimportant enough to be even mentioned in the speech where he accepted the GOP's nomination to stand for POTUS, he's effectively saying that all enlisted personnel and noncommissioned officers in our military are part of the 47%. The almost half of the country that he's disparaged as a drag on the 'job creators' that supposedly carry and drive the US economy. Uh huh, right, Mitt.
The Republicans send our troops into harm's way with inadequate equipment, inadequate planning and support, substandard and dangerous infrastructure and lack of sufficient personnel to staff the combat and support positions as they should be staffed. They waste taxpayer dollars on, (sorry, 'outsource to'), expensive contractors. Then they whine about making good on our obligation to support and care for the troops and their families. They try to shortchange the ones who have given their limbs, their health and their peace of mind for our defense. The GOP are whining, backstabbing ingrates. They are self-serving, conniving weasels who welch on their deals and drag us into their petty double dealing. They are not only perfectly willing but enthusiastic to sacrifice half of all Americans to get their way and serve their ideology- 'I Got Mine. Get Out of My Way. You're On Your Own.'
When added to the Republicans having scuttled the Veteran's Job Corps Act last week, (that several of them helped to draft), maybe, just maybe, people will finally start to take notice of the difference between the talk and the walk.
Way to go, Mitt.