Jesus, can you believe the good people of Ohio sent this wet bag of stupid to the United States Congress instead of Paul Hackett?
You remember Paul Hackett, right? He's the next great Senator from Ohio. He's also a Major in the United States Marine reserves and an attorney who left his private practice to go to Iraq, where he served his beloved Corps in Fallujah.
When he returned from Iraq, Paul Hackett ran against this idiot Jean Schmidt in a special election for a seat in the Peoples' House. She ran a delightful campaign where she routinely accused Hackett of lying about his service, where she stupidly asserted that Hackett, as a Marine serving in Fallujah was actually getting his opinions about Iraq from Teddy Kennedy, and where her horrid Republican surgogates did things like call Hackett a "staff puke" on her behalf.
In a district that went about 70% for Bush in 2004, she then "won" by a razor thin margin.
I just find it hilarious that this idiot woman is once again--this time on the floor of the House of Representatives--insulting another Marine, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), who has served his country in combat.
She lectured the dude, a Bronze Star winner, on courage.
On behalf of Bush, the World's Worst Air National Guardsman. A guy who only ever showed up in uniform for the free dental work. Though, he skipped the free physical. Cut and ran from that one.
But that's par for the course for the "Supportin' the troops" Republican party, isn't it? McCain collaborated with the enemy, John Kerry shot himself, Max Cleland blew himself up on a beer run.
And John Murtha is a coward who cuts and runs.
I have never in my life seen people disparage the service of combat veterans like the modern Republican party. Republicans never shut up about a couple of stoned teenage nobodies who, thirty years ago, spit on Vietnam vets at airports. And, yet, today, their party leaders, their Congressmen and women, their president, and their voice of modern conservatism don't hesitate to spit on those same vets on TV, on the radio, and on the floor of the House and Senate.
It's like the only soldiers Republicans really get a hard-on for are dead ones. Since they seem to make so many of them. And dead soldiers, of course, can't criticize the Gee Oh Pee.
(after I posted this, I read this, which was obviously stolen from me--don't be confused about the time. He's on the West Coast. Three hours behind normal person time. I have no hard feelings about his shameless theft. After all, a little known and rarely read blogger like him has to do what he can to boost his readership. And, hell, I admire him for stealing from the best since, as you know, there's only one thing worse than a thief, and it's a petty thief.
Course, on the other hand, maybe some truths really are self evident...)