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…and the right is silent. You can’t cry socialism when you also have to cry support the troops! Heh. If that’s not enough to chap the ass of your average wingnut then get this:

“The stimulus package will fund Ohio National Guard renewable energy projects, installing solar panels at locations in Columbus, Toledo and at the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Newton Falls,” said Maj. Gen Gregory L. Wayt, the adjutant general. “These projects will save the National Guard about $78,000 in utility costs within the first year of operation, and will generate about 375,000 Kilowatt hours […]

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Ruh Roh. Is someone yanking on the curtain of the great and powerful Oz?

Today, a study by the Center for Responsive Politics reported that members of the military are giving more donations to Senator Obama than Senator McCain, and when you just examine those troops who are deployed, Obama attracts more donations by a 6 to 1 factor.

I’ve argued forever that the wingnut claim that they support troops more and that they are the party of the military was pure fiction. It looks like the troops have spoken.

They’re probably tired of the long war […]

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Not surprising from this disingenuous bunch. He did NOT visit troops at Landstuhl, so they attacked. If he HAD visited them, guess what?


What the McCain campaign doesn’t want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was…wait for it…using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch. I guess that’s political hardball. But another […]

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Does Obama ignore the troops? Does he blow them off? Does he not care? Do they not see him as a capable leader?

DVIDS reports. You decide:

John McCain, the GOP, and Ohio wingnut blogger attacks against Barack Obama using the troops as a wedge are shameful and un-American.

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So John McCain’s new “Truth Squad” has a swiftboater on board. Nice. I wonder why Bud Day doesn’t demand that John McCain sign an SF-180 and release his military records. I’m sure that was his opinion of John Kerry back when his non-swiftboat ass was smearing the presidential candidate all over with his ads.

Also, if the McCain camp is so concerned about someone questioning the military record of a veteran and supposed wartime hero, then why are they openly associating with someone who did this very thing to John Kerry?

Because to Republicans, hypocrisy knows […]

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John McCain is a supposed “straight talker”. He even has a “Straight Talk Express” (bus and plane). When it comes to his military record, he’s neither straight talker or straight shooter it seems. The questions that his campaign doesn’t want to answer, let alone be asked, could easily be dismissed.

All it would take is for the Senator to sign Standard Form 180. I will provide a link below to this form in blank format so the campaign can easily find it upon reading this post.

Standard Form 180 (372 KB pdf)

Everyone on the right should […]

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There. Wes Clark Said It!

On June 29, 2008 By

Someone was bound to. Wes Clark was the one:

“I certainly honor his service as a prisoner of war. He was a hero to me and to hundreds of thousands and millions of others in the armed forces, as a prisoner of war. And he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn’t held executive responsibility,” said Clark, a former NATO commander who campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.

“He hasn’t been there and ordered the bombs to fall. He hasn’t seen what it’s like when diplomats come in and say, I don’t know whether […]

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Here’s an open question to anyone on the right who cares to answer it. Will the same WorldNet Wingnuts who demanded John Kerry open up his records also demand that John McCain sign Standard Form-180 and open up his military records as well? Full scrutiny is, aftterall, very important for the public to get a true sense for the man they may elect President in November. Right?

There are indeed very many questions to be answered. What does John “The Maverick War Hero” McCain have to hide???

…and where are the other 617 pages Senator?

The Navy […]

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Support Our Troops!

On April 3, 2008 By

…with the new GI Bill. “Support Our Troops” is more than a yellow ribbon bumper sticker. Brave New Films, Vote Vets, and WesPAC are calling on John McCain to sign on as a co-sponsor to S.22, the new GI Bill of Rights. This should be one of those bi-partisan things. IF they GOP and “conservatives” aren’t lying through their teeth about supporting the troops.

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I am now 100% convinced that we will attack Iran before the fall elections. I’d suspected for quite a while that the Administration wanted this, but I think we now have concrete evidence that it will happen. You may have heard, Admiral Fallon “resigned” yesterday. Galrahn points out some interesting facts at Information Dissemination.

Four star flag officers, particularly Joint Combatant Commanders, do not resign in the middle of war because of a media report. I read the Esquire article from front to back 5 times, I cannot find a single negative quote from Adm. Fallon about President Bush. […]

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American Exceptionalism

On October 30, 2007 By

American prominence on the world stage has not been due to some issue of “national character”; our people are not inherently different than people anywhere else in the world. But we have, in the past, had better educational resources, and a greater emphasis on science and engineering. But no longer.

Back in September, I wrote that America is out of touch and behind the times on climate change and economic reform. It is mired in a stagnant war that the rest of the west has abandoned or is abandoning. American global influence is in decline, the country having lost […]

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