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HotPotato1 Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 08:34 PM
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Purple Heart Bandaids
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Has anyone here seen pictures of John Kerry's wounds that earned him his first Purple Heart? That would be the most powerful message here.

By wearing the Purple Heart Bandaids, the rePugs don't feel like they're dishonoring the war wounded whose pictures people have posted here with missing legs, missing arms, and other grotesque injuries. They think they're making fun of a veteran who got an undeserved medal for an inconsequential wound.

I feel like the pictures posted here, and the messages that come with them, are very powerful for people who already believe in Kerry (which is most of DU) but they aren't going to convince anybody who isn't already on our side. I don't think they convince any undecided voter that the rePugs dishonor "all wounded Vets" or "all Vietnam Vets".

Posting pictures of Veterans with missing limbs, along with the cheapass Purple Heart bandaid pictures, is a good way to whip the DU crowd into a furor, but a picture of Kerry's wounds (that earned him his first Purple Heart) would be the best way to convince someone who doesn't already believe. And let's face it, convincing Kerry fans to vote for John Kerry is not going to be that big of a challenge between now and the election.
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