Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Military Recruiting Lead: Bucks County, PA

Attention Military Recruiters:

The Bucks County [PA] Federation of Young Republicans objects to a sign, posted by their counterparts in the loyal opposition, with a running tally of casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Don Petrille, chairman of the Bucks County Federation of Young Republicans, said his group thinks Democrats are “using the numbers for political gain, and that's not something we think helps our mission or is an appropriate use for our soldiers.”

Democrats defended the sign, though, saying it's a valid way of honoring fallen service members. “Perhaps some are more comfortable thinking of war only in generalities,” said Neil Samuels, the county Democrats' deputy chairman. “But the cost of war is not just political and economic — it is personal. And it is that terrible personal cost that causes us to memorialize and honor each hero's sacrifice.”

Petrille recommended Democrats show support for troops in other ways; his group helped raise money to pay for soldier care packages. [In other words, symbolism.]

Samuels, meanwhile, said Petrille's group should also find other ways to support the military; he recommended they pass a resolution calling for more body and vehicle armor or more funding for veterans and military families. [Better and more focused.]

Operation Yellow Elephant suggests that the Bucks County Young Republicans eligible for military service - healthy heterosexuals under 40 - can best Support Our Troops by Signing Up themselves. And the Bucks County Young Democrats can best support them at the College Republicans January 30 "Finish the Job: Support Our Troops!" rally: Be A Man! Enlist! You recruiters should have no problem enlisting quite a few.

Hat tip to Atrios.


At 26 January, 2006 15:33, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the republicans get angry when dems do exactly what THEY would do.

Except the Bucks Co. Democrats are WAAAY to nice. They should absolutly add another sign to the body count sign.

The other sign should say...

"x many Americans have died in the Republican's illegal and Optional war, they lied us into, against a country that never attacked us and probably never would."

Idiots! Good Americans killed and 300 Billion spent to give Iran an adjacent territory.

~Foo Fighter~

At 27 January, 2006 17:10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is sad that the democrats were so sick in the head as to honor those NAZI STORMTROOPERS that go over to the middle east just to kill brown babies

At 28 January, 2006 13:06, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad fact is that so many are good honest kids that signed up for some career training and/or college money.

I'm sure the NAZI's that you are refering to are a minority...and a small one at that.

~Foo Fighter~

At 03 February, 2006 01:39, Anonymous Chrissy said...

shut the fuck up college kids are rich white fudgepackers and they should all be dragged through the streets like in somoa so everyone sees them as the nazis they are


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