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Thu May 22, 2014, 11:12 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Why Hasn't The President Delivered On His Promise To Help Veterans?



Oh, I almost forgot: 2/27/14---U.S. Senate Republicans BLOCK veterans' health bill on budget worry

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Why Hasn't The President Delivered On His Promise To Help Veterans? (Original post)
EarlG May 22 OP
Botany May 22 #1
AleksS May 22 #5
Botany May 22 #7
Enthusiast May 22 #21
Fred Sanders May 22 #11
SoapBox May 22 #2
randys1 May 22 #3
olegramps May 23 #39
davidthegnome May 22 #4
dickthegrouch May 22 #12
AsahinaKimi May 22 #6
pacalo May 22 #31
santamargarita May 22 #8
Ash_F May 22 #9
Fred Sanders May 22 #10
GoCubsGo May 22 #13
Victor_c3 May 22 #14
gademocrat7 May 22 #15
mfcorey1 May 22 #16
Spitfire of ATJ May 22 #18
sorefeet May 22 #19
mfcorey1 May 22 #20
WorseBeforeBetter May 22 #27
Plucketeer May 22 #29
WorseBeforeBetter May 22 #32
Spitfire of ATJ May 22 #17
K lib May 22 #22
Faygo Kid May 22 #23
robbob May 22 #24
LuckyLib May 22 #25
MADem May 22 #26
Triana May 22 #28
Plucketeer May 22 #30
Roland99 May 22 #33
spanone May 22 #34
Uncle Joe May 22 #35
Hekate May 23 #36
IronLionZion May 23 #37
LineNew Reply k
warrior1 May 23 #38

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 11:22 AM

1. Just like Benghazi

After the republicans cut funds for embassy security and then they
scream when something happened ...... No doubt the media will be all
over this story ..... do I need this?

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Thu May 22, 2014, 11:36 AM

5. That's their MO

That's their MO:

1) Cause a disaster
2) Blame disaster on Democrats

In WI, we have Walker who railed against a billion dollar budget shortfall (and used that to gut workers' rights)......AFTER HE ENACTED A billion dollar tax cut!
Nationally, you noticed Benghazi and now this. Hell, we're seeing it with Iraq and Afghanistan and the economic downturn. Their policies got us into the messes, and now they're trying to pin them on President Obama.

It's a pretty regular occurrence.


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Response to AleksS (Reply #5)

Thu May 22, 2014, 11:53 AM

7. 2 unneeded wars* and now our VA system is loaded up with it's victims and now ....

.... it is all Obama's fault. Sadly, the real story about republicans blocking $$
for vets will not get real press.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Thu May 22, 2014, 02:44 PM

21. They should be protesting outside W's compound.

That is where the anger should be focused.

Maybe W could paint a picture of the protesters.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Thu May 22, 2014, 12:32 PM

11. The main stream media IS the enemy, that much is obvious,

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 11:28 AM

2. Billboards and Bumper stickers!

Nationwide.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 11:30 AM

3. Veterans owe Obama so much, and most of them hate him

makes me sick

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Response to randys1 (Reply #3)

Fri May 23, 2014, 10:40 AM

39. As member of VFW, it sickens me that so many vets are blind to the facts.

The Republicans used them a cannon founder in pursuit of oil and then they deny them health care when they come home in with a host of medical and mental problems. It sickens me to think that Cheney and Bush were not tried for their war crimes and torture. I can agree that Bush is not as responsible as Cheney since he is a dimwit, but Cheney is down right evil to his very core. Now Bush's brother is contemplating a run for the presidency and the MSM ignores that he was a member of the PNAC whose members dominated the Bush administration and took us to war.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 11:32 AM

4. Family values in action, once more...

It's funny how they claim to be the party of the military. It's sad how so many of the members of our armed forces actually vote republican. Yes, they might support your funding while you're in the service, but when you're finished? When you've lost an arm or leg in service to your Country and come back home for a well deserved rest? See that smarmy face in the above image? These are the people that are constantly promoting "Guns, Gawd, and freedumb!" But they don't much give a shit about our veterans and what they have sacrificed.

If we can't afford to take care of our veterans, than we certainly can't afford to pay the outrageous salaries of Mr. "Thumbs up!(hisass)" in the image.

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #4)

Thu May 22, 2014, 12:51 PM

12. They want the profits from the war

But not the costs associated with them.
It's very easy to want to profit from building guns, bombs, tanks, and planes. It's a lot less easy to pay for the damage those items cause, either to their intended targets, or the collateral ones that deliver them.
The human race cannot advance until we *ALL* work together for a common good.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 11:40 AM

6. This really pisses me off..

I hate the REPUBLICAN attitude that if Military Personnel were deployed over seas and came back with an injury or even with PTSD they are NOT ENTITLED to any continuing health care. Republicans believe they should just thank Uncle Sam for the privilege of serving and just Move on. Republicans will WAVE THE FLAG, and beat the drums to war, but once the soldier or sailor is finished there, they are disposable.

NO SIR, THEY ARE NOT!!! We sent them into harms way, and any harm that has come to them, in the way of injury should be treated even if it takes the rest of their life. They served this country, they deserve the best care they can get.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #6)

Thu May 22, 2014, 07:21 PM

31. The Republicans being ingenuous about their culpability is just pathetic.

They're playing politics about an issue that was caused by their swaggering "bring 'em on" decisions.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 12:18 PM

8. I hate that goddamn bunch of servile scum.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 12:29 PM

9. That's what I thought.

I asked this question in the other VA threads.

Is there even money in the budget to treat these waitlisted vets? Whos fault is that? You guessed it.

Now Dems should campaign hard on this, among other things. Or they can wimp out and lose more seats this year. That's always an option.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 12:30 PM

10. Seems the liberal main stream media has forgotten about the Google. How they avoid mention of this

true outrage while covering the faux outrage of Republicans is yet another example of just how liberal they are. And just how damaging they are to real debate, real solutions, all they want is heads to roll and a spectacle to cover.

Only Obama and Democratics are talking solutions, the press and the GOP are busy point fingers, and pointing as far away from their own complicity in the problem, just like they are complicit in not enough funds for embassy security......I sense a pattern.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 01:15 PM

13. Yep. Can't say this enough. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 01:17 PM

14. relevant political cartoon posted here a few days ago

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #14)

Thu May 22, 2014, 01:28 PM

15. Very relevant.

Luckovich is one of the best.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 01:29 PM

16. Why aren't dems screaming this from the roof?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #16)

Thu May 22, 2014, 01:51 PM

18. Democrats HATE to win.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #16)

Thu May 22, 2014, 02:09 PM

19. I will be screaming it on

the radio tomorrow morning. It's open mic Friday on the local yokel, wanna be a Hannity, morning hick station, here where I live. I tried a couple of weeks ago about the Bakken oil not lowering prices. I said gas is heading for 4 bucks a gallon this summer and these two wingers immediately started to spin. "WHERE ARE YOU CALLING FROM CALIFORNIA" gas is only $3.21 at Costco on the west end. I said that isn't what I said. So they just kept spinning until time was up. But I will pose the question. "If your radio program is so fair and balanced, why haven't you mentioned the fact that on Feb 27, 2014 the Republicans blocked 24 billion dollars funding for the VA"?? "And while I am at it, why no mention of the Republicans blocking funding for more embassy security"?? Both recommended by the Obama administration. Then they will say well we haven't heard that one, but we will look into it. Then my time will be up. But I will at least be able to open some eyes and ears. Plus I wish I would have jabbed them about Costco being UNION.

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Response to sorefeet (Reply #19)

Thu May 22, 2014, 02:24 PM

20. Kudos to you for your efforts. Let us know what happens. Rethugs

live and breed lies and there are so many gullible people that believe it all.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #16)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:21 PM

27. That's my question. Are Obama and Congressional Democrats...

NAILING Republicans with this? (I haven't caught much news the past couple of days b/c of work.)

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #27)

Thu May 22, 2014, 07:15 PM

29. No..

instead of making hay out of that senate squelch, they (the Dems) are busy going after VA staff because they were devising deceitful ways to cope while not having the support to address things in proper fashion.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #29)

Thu May 22, 2014, 08:36 PM

32. And some on this board wonder why others are often fed up...

with the Democratic Party, from Obama on down.

Thanks for the reply.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 01:50 PM

17. Now watch. Republicans will scream about how Harry Reed voted "no" on this....

.....but not mention that he HAD TO as a procedural vote to keep this alive and bring it back onto the floor later.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 03:26 PM

22. gee i wonder where we could get 24 billion dollars from

how about not SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT!!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 03:59 PM

23. Why, that's money that could go to tax breaks for the Koch brothers

Priorities, people. Priorities.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 04:05 PM

24. Had to listen to that limp dick

Boner (I'm not even going to look up the correct spelling) on VPR public radio droning on about how the scandal at veterans affairs should be investigated from the top down. Never any mention about the blocked legislation.

I agree with the above poster; every time the Repukes try to exploit tragedies which THEY helped create every Democratic representative from the president on down should be out there reminding the people of the obstructionist policies of these traitorous hypocritical assholes.

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Response to robbob (Reply #24)

Thu May 22, 2014, 04:52 PM

25. This!!!!!^^^^^^

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 04:56 PM

26. We hold this truth to be self-evident, that all blame isn't assigned equally!

"It's Obama's Fault" is the GOP slogan, because they've got NUTHIN otherwise!!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:55 PM

28. Pretentious Hypocrisy is the Hallmark of Republicans

It has always been thus.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 07:18 PM

30. Aw C'mon!

What've veterans ever done for this country???

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 09:21 PM

33. Goes back a lot longer than just Feb! >>>

Senate GOP Obstructionists Throw Veterans Under The Bus-Vote Down Bill To Help Vets In Need Of Jobs
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/09/23/senate-gop-obstructionists-throw-veterans-under-the-bus-vote-down-bill-to-help-vets-in-need-of-jobs/

Paul Ryan & the GOP Must Own the Cuts to Veterans Benefits
http://www.redstate.com/2013/12/18/paul-ryan-the-gop-must-own-the-cuts-to-veterans-benefits/

GOP Voted Against 7 Bills to Help Veterans
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/16/1091597/-GOP-Voted-Against-7-Bills-to-Help-Veterans

2007: Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/17/AR2007021701172.html


For starters....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 09:42 PM

34. why isn't this the wall to wall meme????? everywhere....

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 09:55 PM

35. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, EarlG

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 23, 2014, 12:49 AM

36. So... it's all General Shinseki's fault?

Got it.




edited to add because I'm sick of people (including some DU-people) calling for Shinseki's head on a pike.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 23, 2014, 06:56 AM

37. They should tell those veterans "We need to make sacrifices"

wealthy millionaire republicans love to sacrifice other people.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri May 23, 2014, 09:22 AM

38. k

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