Thursday, February 27, 2014

But... But... I Have a "Support the Troops" Bumper Sticker!

Ah, Republicans- the party of patriotism, if by patriotism you mean blocking a bill to fund veterans' benefits. Once again, Republicans have totally screwed over the very people they love to use as props in photo ops, something the do with appalling regularity.

It's amazing how hypocritical the Republicans are, quick to accuse political opponents of being a fifth column, but quicker to shaft the men and women who have served in the armed forces. It's going to be an interesting mid-term election, and I can't see this cowardly, greedy stance helping the Republican cause in November.

As always, Senator Bernie Sanders seems to be the one guy who is fighting hardest to actually help a constituency composed of actual human beings:


mikey said...

Even more appalling is their willingness to derail a complex international effort at diplomacy in favor of another pointless and costly mideast war.

The fact that they want to tie their iran sanctions leglislation in the belief that the Dems would either then refuse to vote for the benefits bill or let the repubs and AIPAC move closer to war with iran.

Ugly, mean spirited and un american...

Syrbal/Labrys said...

And yet, eternally, the veterans think the GOP are their "got my back" guys….sure, if you mean "got the KNIFE IN my back" guys.

Assholes, wholly owned by the likes of the Koch Brothers.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

On the other hand, B^4, look who we have on "our side":

I don't think I've ever seen a more perfect example of the "dysfunction" of the Democratic Party elite. It's bad enough that a leader with presidential ambitions even thinks this way. But to go so far as to publicly stab his own party in the back so that he can enact a conservative economic agenda says everything you need to know about where the center of the Democratic Party is today.