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Sun May 25, 2014, 10:55 PM

Veterans Groups Completely Unload On GOP Senator

Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

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Burr accused the groups (with the exception of the American Legion) of being more invested in maintaining access to the secretary than with fixing a troubled health care system. He questioned why they haven't called for a leadership change at the VA, and pointedly charged the groups’ leaders with not caring about the health and well-being of their members.

Burr’s letter was in response to the testimony that Shinseki and seven of these veteran service organizations (VSO) had given before his committee the week prior, concerning revelations and allegations of long wait times, bureaucratic malfeasance and insufficient care at the VA.

Not surprisingly, leaders at the veterans groups Burr named were not pleased with the letter.

In their own letter, Veterans of Foreign Wars responded to Burr by calling his letter a “monumental cheap-shot” and labeling it “one of the most dishonorable and grossly inappropriate acts that we’ve witnessed in more than forty years of involvement with the veteran community.” If the tone wasn’t clear, the group added that Burr’s conduct and allegations were “ugly and mean-spirited in every sense of the words and profoundly wrong, both logically and morally,” in addition to breaching “the standards of the United States Senate.”



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Reply Veterans Groups Completely Unload On GOP Senator (Original post)
kpete May 2014 OP
Katashi_itto May 2014 #1
Ilsa May 2014 #2
KinMd May 2014 #3
blkmusclmachine May 2014 #12
rhett o rick May 2014 #4
burrowowl May 2014 #5
Egnever May 2014 #6
Stainless May 2014 #7
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DeSwiss May 2014 #17
okaawhatever May 2014 #8
Wounded Bear May 2014 #9
Terra Alta May 2014 #10
Hekate May 2014 #11
freshwest May 2014 #15
Half-Century Man May 2014 #13
calimary May 2014 #16
bpollen May 2014 #18
Scuba May 2014 #19
B Calm May 2014 #20
MannyGoldstein May 2014 #21
white cloud May 2014 #22
Laelth May 2014 #23

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 10:59 PM

1. As a Vet, that is a totally cool letter/start. Hand the bastard his balls.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 11:29 PM

2. Burr is skewered, cooking on the pit,

Over the coals.
Nicely done, VFW!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 11:45 PM

3. Burr, of course, is NOT a veteran

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Response to KinMd (Reply #3)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:29 AM

12. They never are. That's a privilege of being of the 1%, never having to actually SERVE. They get away

 

with just wearing flag pins in the lapels of their $2,500 Armani suits. And the Republican voters just lap it up!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 25, 2014, 11:57 PM

4. k&r thanks for posting. nm

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:02 AM

5. K&R!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:03 AM

6. Wow

 

Well they didn't pull punches did they.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:04 AM

7. Are Republican politicians really that stupid?

Do they seriously think that Veterans don't know that the Republican controlled congress has been cutting funding and undermining the VA for years now?

I sense that the wheels are starting to come off the Clown Car that is the Republican Party! I'm really enjoying watching Republican politicians step in their own shit.

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Response to Stainless (Reply #7)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:34 AM

14. Don't underestimate the DC DEMS willingness to throw the GOP life preservers. After all, can't upset

 

the 1% Washington apple cart by inflicting any real change to the status quo, now, can we?!?!

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #14)

Mon May 26, 2014, 01:35 AM

17. !

 

"I know nothing that I may say can influence you," he said. "You have no souls to be influenced. You are spineless, flaccid things. You pompously call yourselves Republicans and Democrats. There is no Republican Party. There is no Democratic Party. There are no Republicans nor Democrats in this House. You are lick-spittlers and panderers, the creatures of the Plutocracy. You talk verbosely in antiquated terminology of your love of liberty, and all the while you wear the scarlet livery of the Iron Heel."

The Iron Heel by Jack London, 1908
Project Gutenberg

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:08 AM

8. Brilliant. I think I would have liked at least one "you can't handle the truth" lolz. Senator Burr

that thing in the VFW's outstretched hands is your ass. You should probably take it and then apologize.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:13 AM

9. Well written....

Spread the word about any Congresscritter who uses this as a political football. Tell them to STFU and vote for Vets benefits if they want our votes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:17 AM

10. Good for the VFW.

Burr is a disgrace to NC and needs to be kicked to the curb.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:25 AM

11. Burr's comments rank right up there with the ass who confronted Tammy Duckworth...

"I just don’t know where her loyalties lie": Allen West.
( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/22/allen-west-tammy-duckworth_n_5375138.html )

It's as despicable, in its way, as the way Max Cleland was treated by Saxby Chambliss. Loss of limb is no proof of heroism or loyalty to the US to that kind of GOPer.

How much is enough? I suspect that for them the only good veteran is a silent veteran. Even better if said veterans are actually dead -- they're no trouble then, they make no demands on the system, they need not trouble the conscience (such as it is) of the uber-patriots of the Right Wing.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:39 AM

15. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 12:32 AM

13. A tear to my eye.

A truly beautiful fuck off as I have ever seen.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #13)

Mon May 26, 2014, 01:16 AM

16. Although I would have been satisfied with a big, fat, sloppy, oozy, ugly one, too.

The GOP doesn't deserve beautiful. At least not til they reform their anti-social money-grubbing short-sighted behavior and their policies, that is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 02:27 AM

18. This line:

"We don't act in hopes of grabbing a headline or securing an interview on cable news; our only agenda in this is to ensure the veterans of our nation receive timely and adequate healthcare."

After they kicked his ass, that line is when they bitch-slapped him.

Way to go, guys!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 06:50 AM

19. Smackdown! Well done.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 07:10 AM

20. and I bet Senator Burr is one of those phony people who thanks us vets for

 

[serving.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 07:23 AM

21. Awesome, great stuff.

 

We need to go after these scoundrels, and hard.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 05:16 PM

22. K&R

Hammer these Chicken Hawks. despicable and need to resign

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 05:26 PM

23. Good. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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