Saturday, May 26, 2007

How Young Republicans 'Support' Our Troops

This is directly from their website. [Seriously.] Note the Marine Corps colors.


YRs State Federations and local clubs will work together throughout the Spring to support our troops in every possible way. From “Welcome Home” rallies, to fundraising, to sending care packages, YRs are continuing this annual initiative. Here are a few sources of ideas for YR clubs planning events:

* America Supports You.

* Email Our Military. A quick way to send messages of support to our troops.

* Care packages can be easily sent from, among other places, Treats For Troops.

The YRNF encourages Young Republicans from across the nation to participate, whether it’s through direct participation [we assume this means in the above events], fundraising, holding rallies for our troops, or contacting your state or national leaders to sponsor bills eliminating taxes on military pay.

One unique feature of this year’s campaign is the effort to eliminate state and federal income taxes on military income. YRs are encouraged to work with their elected officials to sponsor bills in their home states and in Washington, D.C.

The campaign will wind down with a conference call later in the spring with a well-known keynote speaker. Please contact the YRNF’s Support Our Troops National Coordinator Wil Westholm with questions or for further details. We will.
OYE Comment:
OK, Florida YRs, why doesn't the Young Republicans National Federation "Support Our Troops" website even suggest the obvious: Contacting a military recruiter if you are healthy, heterosexual and 41 or under?
This is so pathetic it's comical but certainly not funny. It's even worse than Nathan Taylor's Chapstick two years ago.


At 27 May, 2007 12:35, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the obvious need to be suggested? Everyone knows how to contact a recruiter and whether one wants to do so is a very personal decision.

At 27 May, 2007 18:47, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOSTON — The war in Iraq hit home for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a former aide who also was a son of a war critic was killed while serving in Iraq.

Army 1st Lt. Andrew J. Bacevich, 27, served as a legislative aide to then-Gov. Mitt Romney in 2004, handling all bills sent to the governor's desk for review and signature.

Romney said Tuesday that he talked with Bacevich about his decision to enlist before he left the Massachusetts Statehouse.

"I got to know Andrew as a legislative aide in my office, and before he left we met and talked about his plans," Romney said in a statement. "He was driven by a desire to serve, first as part of our team and then as a member of the military. His loss is a deep personal loss for me and for all of those who knew him.",2933,272912,00.html

At 27 May, 2007 19:17, Blogger Karl said...

anonymous (9:35 a.m.)-

Don't you think that President Bush and the civilian political leadership of our country have an obligation to encourage real Americans to consider military service so that we can succeed in the Global War on Terror?

Sorry, but if terrorists are such a grave threat to our country, military service is no longer a mere lifestyle choice.

At 27 May, 2007 20:09, Blogger OYE said...

anonymous (3:47 p.m.)-

Thank you. At least Governor Romney personally knows one person who wore the uniform.

We'll post something soon.

Please free to e-mail other tips to us at operationyellowelephant -at - gmail [dot ] com.

At 28 May, 2007 20:28, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why does the obvious need to be suggested?"

Wow, what a lame excuse.

Can I use it though? Basically, anything really important that I forget to say I can say, "Why does the obvious need to be suggested?"

Heck, it's better than personal responsibility or integrity. Those are hard. It's much easier to say "meh, it's OBVIOUS so why bother?"

At 11 June, 2007 13:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"why doesn't the Young Republicans National Federation "Support Our Troops" website even suggest the obvious: Contacting a military recruiter if you are healthy, heterosexual and 41 or under?"

This answer has been provided 50 times! Yet, the owner of the blog refuses to post the answer.

The YRs have a long history of military involvement. They have had a strong presence in every war since our organization was formed; in fact, the YRNF shut down during WWII because we had such a massive involvement in the war. Everyday there are YR's leaving for or coming back from both Iraq and Afghanistan. These YRs did not need encouragement from the YR organization. YRs are patriotic, and their love for this country is so strong they take it upon themselves to serve. It would be an insult to all of these brave men and women, who are putting their lives on the line for our freedom, if I allowed people to distort the truth about their service.

Looking at the overseas ballots tells the truth: over 70% of the young men and women serving overseas VOTE REPUBLICAN!

At 11 June, 2007 13:36, Anonymous Kevin Popka said...

OYE once joked about offering to sponsor a booth for a military recruiter at the YR convention. The YRs ACCEPTED that offer but OYE NEVER FOLLOWED THROUGH. You see, the purpose of this site is not to get YRs to join the military, it's purpose is to attack Republicans and lie about their military background.

At 11 June, 2007 13:51, Anonymous Kelly Lindo said...

I sit on the YRNC 2007 Board. I don't fit the "male" category you seem to require, but I did serve in the Navy. YRNC 2007 has a military coordinator, Diego A. Echeverri. Diego is a former 10th Mountain Division Army Specialist(2001-2005). All military branches have been given an open invitation to participate in this or any YR events. They have also been offered the opportunity to place fliers, free of charge, in our gift bags.

This is still a volunteer Army, in which the vast majority of those serving are Republicans. Thank God these Republicans are joining to fight to protect your freedom to say whatever you would like, whether it is true or not, on this Web site.

At 11 June, 2007 13:53, Anonymous Kelly Lindo said...

I forgot to write that Diego served proudly in Afghanistan.


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