Mark Alger nails it
EVERY SO OFTEN, A DEMOCRAT POLITICIAN Will rear back on his or her hind legs and roar, "How dare you question my patriotism?" -- as though that were a blacker sin than betraying the country or robbing the productive people in the country blind to finance risky utopian-socialist schemes.
It ought to be a clue -- being that he feels his patriotism under attack (even when it's not) -- that he thinks he's doing something unpatriotic.
I'm wondering, when did it become taboo to call a spade a spade? For too long, the political dictionary has been controlled by the Left. Think about the very term "politically correct". Correct to whom? Not to the Right. The Left speaks about "African-Americans". I want to speak about Americans, no hyphen, no prefix. And yet, it's not "politically correct". Let's just flat out say it. Politically correct=Democrat Party Approved.
How patriotic is it to bear false witness against our military in time of war, poisoning the attitudes of generations of Americans toward our military services, rendering them less able to defend us against the very real threats at large in the world?
My father had red paint poured on him when he came back from Viet Nam. I can remember talking to my mom about it, and how she struggled to hold back tears as she related the story to me, of how they had to keep buying uniforms because the Left kept assaulting my dad. He came back from Viet Nam and was put to work recruiting.
To the Left, he was the perfect target. To John Kerry, he was the perfect target.
It was men like my father who John Kerry accused of murder, rape, and torture. It was men like my father who John Kerry accused of "atrocities reminicent of Ghengis Khan", accusations which were totally baseless and false. And yet John Fonda Kerry has NEVER APOLOGIESED for his role in the degridation of Viet Nam vets, who returned home and wanted to return to normal lives. But you can't live a normal life when you're being spit on, when you have bags of feces thrown at you, or when some idiot is dumping red paint on you or calling you a baby killer. All of those actions were facilitated in part by John Kerry.
You're damn skippy I'm going to question his patriotism.
How patriotic is it to urge, support, and vote in the legislature for massive cuts in every facet of our national defense -- from Defense and weapons appropriations to intelligence budgets -- while saying one is for a -- scorn quotes -- "stronger" America.
When Zell Miller delivered his "Military armed with what? Spitballs?" line at the RNC convention, the crowd roared. And they roared because that wasn't just a throw-away line, it had it's base in the TRUTH. DANEgerus has a link regarding the 1984 defense budget
that John Kerry voted against. In that budget were included the MX Missile, B-1 Bomber
, Anti-Satellite Systems, 'Star Wars', Tomahawk Cruise Missile
, AH-64 Helicopters
, Division Air Defense Gun (DIVAD), Patriot Air Defense Missile
, Aegis Air-Defense Cruiser, Battleship Reactivation, AV-8B Harrier, F-15 Fighter, F-14 Fighter, Phoenix Air-to-Air Missile, and the Sparrow Air-to-Air Missile. I've bold-faced the weapons systems that that I know were used in Iraq and Afganistan. If John Kerry had his way, our military would be under-equipped and unable to do it's job. And lest anyone think that he was just voting against some pork bill, here's a quote from John Kerry on that very bill.
"There's no excuse for casting even one vote for unnecessary weapons of destruction and as your Senator, I will never do so."
He KNEW what he was voting against. It wasn't some pork bill he opposed, he flat out admits that HE DID NOT WANT THE USA TO HAVE THOSE WEAPONS AND WEAPON SYSTEMS! Hell yeah, I'm questioning his patriotism!
How patriotic is it -- after the national debate has been had and support expressed in the lawful halls of government by both parties -- for one party to continually attack our war leaders while we're engaged?
When Al Gore, the 2000 Democrat nominee to the presidential election, calls conservative bloggers and web pundits digital brownshirts
, then yes I'll question your patriotism.
When you lie about employment numbers just to win an election, hell yes I'll question your patriotism! And yes, DANEgerus has yet another link
to prove that John Kerry lied!
When the only record you run on is a four month span in Viet Nam, with no reference to your actions afterwards nor your nineteen year Senate record, then yes, I'll question your patriotism!
When you call your opponent AWOL, yet refuse to release your military records to clear up inconsistancies, then yes, I'll question your patriotism!
When your supporters call American military members "occupiers", when the mouthpiece of your Party calls American's "stupid", when your supporters riot in the streets while calling conservatives "facists", "nazis", "jackbooted thugs", and "war profiteers", and you disavow NONE OF IT
, then hell yes I'll question your patriotism!
Four months of combat does not innoculate you from critisim of your actions ever since you got back in country! You might have been a Naval Officer, but meeting up with North Vietnamese Communists in Paris while you're supposed to report to Naval Reserve Duty is anything but patriotic! Hell yes, I'll question your patriotism!
The lies, slander, abuse, false accusations and insults Kerry directed at my father and other Viet Nam veterans disgusts me. The way that Kerry has tried to evade questions about his record disgusts me. The way Kerry lies in order to score cheap political points disgusts me. The way he can't answer a single question honestly disgusts me. And his voting record in the Senate revolts me.
It's about time we stopped using the set of rules handed down by the Democrats. Every time John Fonda Kerry whines "Don't you question my patriotism!", someone needs to step up and ask "Why not?".
Because Kerry has been anything but patriotic for the past thirty years. And calling him on that should not be a source of embaressment.