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Our Disenfranchised Troops Deserve Better

majarhum Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:24 PM
Yes, Republicans were ambivalent about effectively running the war in Iraq. Most important to them was their precious tax cut. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said the USA could spend 100 years completing the social engineering project in Iraq. Every Republican applauded, knowing that the precious tax cut came first, and dumping the entire bill for the war onto the national credit would be maintained forever. In WWII, Americans on the home front were willing to sacrifice. People paid increased income taxes, victory taxes and had money deducted from their weekly paychecks to buy war bonds. And subjected themselves to food and fuel rationing.
majarhum Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 2:24 PM
Today's Republicans are not willing to sacrifice other than by getting their mouths on the teat of the government sow.

The 'Greatest' generation of the 1940's were tough; these odious and contemptible Republicans of the 21st century should be, henceforth, referred to as the 'Moronic' generation.

The next president of the United States must do right by our men and women in uniform. Our troops put their lives on the line to protect our right to vote, but untold thousands of them were unable to cast their own ballots on Tuesday. For shame.

Veterans groups and soldiers advocates have warned about military disenfranchisement for years. M. Eric Eversole, director of the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project and a former litigation attorney in the Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, reported that "more than 17,000 military and overseas voters were disenfranchised in 2008 because their...