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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:04 AM
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If a legless vet protested the Iraq war would the repubs mock him?
Of course they would, what a silly question. Recently a legless Iraq war vet ran on his new fake legs with his commander in chief in front of the white house for a photo op, exploitation of a disability if there ever was one.

But if a contemporary Ron Kovik came forward, or a Max Cleland, to protest bush's horrific unnecessary war, a vet who had lost legs in Iraq for his country, would rush limpdick mock his suffering?

Of course he would, what a silly question. They would say of the imaginary legless Iraq war veteran, "he should be ashamed of himself for betraying his commander and chief and his nation and his comrades who fell", they'd call him a traitor, they'd accuse him of exploiting his own affliction for a political agenda and they would come up with cute little insulting names and jokes about the person, just like they did to Cindy Sheehan who lost a son in Iraq.

And when this imaginary but all too real legless vet from the Iraq war soon comes forward to denounce the war he lost his legs and comrades in, prepare for the insults, mocking, and derision, and look to the usual compassionate suspects.

Its okey dokey to exploit Terry Schaivo's suffering for political gain, but it's hunky dorey to mock Michael J. Fox's disease. It's fine to exploit the dead and crippled for promoting the war, but NOT for denouncing it.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:07 AM
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1. Or HER, Tammy Duckworth sure has been insulted by the rw
who say she, who fought and lost her legs, is just a cutter and a runner.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:26 AM
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6. She was a heroine until she became a DemocRAT.
Then all was forgotten, she joined the party of the cowards Kerry, Cleland, and others who refused to step up to the plate when their Country called upon them to serve. The DemocRAT Party is filled with Chickens who refused their Nation, I know I hid in the military myself. I knew they would never look for me there...

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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:26 AM
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7. If RW call Tammy Duckworth a cut and runner, it's because they can't read
Here's her position on Iraq. Not that reading was ever a strong forte' of a rethug

http://www.duckworthforcongress.com/issues_details.asp?...
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:07 AM
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2. max
cleland
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NOLADEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:08 AM
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3. Ask Max Cleland


He was linked to Bin Laden by the GOP in 04 when he endorsed Kerry.
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thepurpose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:08 AM
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4. Well the legless vet is obviously exaggerating his condition and is a tool
for the democrats because he can't be touch. Forget the fact that we the GOP are slamming him anyway.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:14 AM
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5. Hell, if he protests AND writes fiction,

he'll be contained and/or burned at the stake.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:32 AM
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8. I got two words for ya
Tammy Duckworth


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blue cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:50 AM
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9. Hot Damn!
Friggin great point. You rock! I must ask a republican relative at Thanksgiving.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:57 AM
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10. Soldiers get support from Republicans so long as
they`re still useful for the program. Let one of them step out of line and go against acceptable talking points and....WHAM! I`ve seen it time and time again. The loudest name callers are the chickenhawks, the Republican party`s favorite get-someone-else-to-do-the-fighting patriots.

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