Thursday, November 10, 2005

Veterans Day: Older Yellow Elephants Don't Care

For the first time in decades, the House of Representatives leadership (the Elephant Party) is 'dissing Veterans Day and won't hold hearings or anything to let real non-yellow American patriots tell the federal government how they've been screwed.


Because virtually nobody in our governing party's national leadership, to include the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, personally knows anyone serving in the military, especially in the enlisted ranks. Do we expect the wingnuts to cite, repeatedly, the same relatively small number of counter-examples in the Comments? Of course; that only proves our point.

The loyal opposition can cite specific details re veterans benefits, etc. This is a larger issue.


At 10 November, 2005 18:38, Blogger Gothamimage said...

The C-hawk factor is a huge GOP liability and it causes them tremendous anxiety. Many in the GOP define themselves by their political attitudes toward the military the way many liberal elites embrace intellectualism. Plenty of pseuds on both sides.

I think this explains much - the extreme defensiveness,etc. They (GOP) are alienated, if you will, from their core belief. Cheney and Libby talking about war is like two dweebs playing a deadly video game - they have no sense of what ordinary soldiers go thru. It's all abstraction. That's probably why they did not think twice about exposing Plame and putting her whole network at risk. So know it leads to this.;

On First Looking Into Fitzgerald's Indictment

A Pre-Emptive Poem
From A Keats Ghost To Gothamimage:

Much have I witnessed the Scandal of Bush
And many awful lies and outrages seen;
Round many breaches have I been
Which bards in fealty to Republic hold.
Oft of one great Injury had I been told
That worried the Founders in repose;
Yet did I never see it so clear
Till I heard Fitzgerald speak out loud and bold:
Then I felt like some Justice on High
When a pure Truth comes into his view:
Or like Honest Abe when with wise eyes
He saved the Union - and all his men
Look'd at each other with great relief -
Silent, upon a stillness at Appomattox.


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