Skip to comments.Democrat [VA Congressman Jim Moran] disparages U.S. military service members
Posted on 10/24/2010 9:42:26 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
This past week, Rep. Jim Moran, the longtime Democrat incumbent in Virginias 8th district, unleashed a firestorm of controversy when he disparaged the service of millions of troops and veterans. Moran diminished the value of their service by implying that the sacrifices and service our troops give while on active duty did not count as public service in the same way that elected officials are public servants.
The statement shocked and offended millions of veterans around the country as well as patriots who all agree that military service is a more pure and essential public service than being a politician, according to Betty Presley of Move America Forward Freedom PAC.
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Unfortunatly, most his constituents probably agree.
How interesting to define military service as NOT a public service. Is it just a career choice like dental school or teaching? Really? I must be one of those “odd” unrefined parents who have taught my children to WALK up to a soldier or person wearing a military hat or bumper sticker and say, “Thank you for serving our country”. You are so right when you said that military service provides us the luxury to sleep at night. I thank God for them and their PUBLIC service each night. Just a thought.
You’re absolutely right, but I would change “how interesting” in your opening line to “how pathetic...” to describe these democrat traitors.
You are right. It is pathetic. Instead of honoring the military, Moran is diminishing their value. He is also diminishing the sacrifice of the families (the parents, spouses and children left alone for periods of time if not forever). I personally feel a country that doesn’t value its military is a country that will die or is slowly dying.
Another reason to clean out the cesspool that is Congress.
White House is next.
Awwwww, I LOVE that pic! I saved it for my next tea party sign!
Did the VFW-PAC endorse him too?
Moran is scum. I hope he loses, though he probably won’t.
Thanks for that link!!!! Just bookmarked it.
Kongress Kritter Jim Moron needs not only voted out, but totally shunned by the entire state and get the silence treatment from all.
Patrick Murray should immediately run ads stating that the greatest honor as a citizen of the Commonwealth is to have our liberty secured under the service and sacrifice of our US military men and women. It is also a great honor to be able to serve the people of the 8th District as their representative in our US Congress. But at no point does honor ever fall upon the citizen because of who represents them.
How can you compare the sacrifice of someone willing to literally put their life on the line to protect their fellow comrades and their nation with that of someone who only has to drive across the Rochambeau Bridge to collect a six-figure salary for a part-time job.
He's also notoriously antisemitic and anti-Israel!
Too bad he didn't say this nonsense at a VA Hospital or a VFW Hall.
He’s also been known to lose his cool and assault people.
Not surprising for someone whose temper is always obviously near the boiling over point.
At an antiwar forum in Reston, Va., Moran contended that the U.S. would not be considering military action against Iraq if it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should.
Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher, a frequent critic of Moran, wrote in his Tuesday column that the congressman is not fit for public office. Fisher said in an interview that the column had generated many more reader responses than usual. According to Fisher, about 30 callers left messages saying they were furious with the congressman, and about 80 callers said that Moran is right and that Jews control the country.
Morans comments are only the latest in a legislative career that has been increasingly marked by physical threats, lost tempers, odd comments, and ethically questionable deals.
In May 2001, Lloyd Grove, Reliable Source columnist for the Washington Post, reported that Morans house was the site of a ruckus that a witness described as something out of a Jerry Springer episode. According to Groves account, two female friends of Moran visited the recently divorced congressman and were surprised to find the other, and after screaming and door slamming, Moran had one of the women by the arm, trying to get her out of the house. Morans chief of staff, Paul Reagan, explained: It was just two very good friends who came to give him birthday presents and were surprised that the other one was there.
In June 2000, Morans wife, Mary, called police to their home claiming the congressman pushed her. Moran told police he pushed her in self-defense when she came toward him, but Mrs. Moran disputed that. There was no evidence of assault, and charges werent filed. They divorced shortly after the incident.
In April 2000, Moran said he was threatened by an eight-year-old boy who tried to take the congressmans car keys by pretending he had a gun. In front of witnesses, Moran angrily carried the boy from a parking lot to a recreation center, where police interviewed both. No charges were filed against the boy or Moran.
In 1998, amidst revelations about the presidents infidelities, Moran reportedly told the First Lady that if he were her brother, he would have punched President Clinton in the nose.
In 1995, Moran had to apologize after shoving Rep. Randy Duke Cunningham, California Republican, out of the House floor into a cloakroom.
According to the Washington Post, Moran took an unsecured $25,000 loan from a friend who was a lobbyist for Schering-Plough in 1999, just a few weeks after Moran co-sponsored a bill to help the drug giant protect its monopoly on the allergy drug Claritin. Moran also took a $50,000 loan from James Kimsey, cofounder of America Online, a huge local employer, and he became a leading backer of bankruptcy-reform legislation four days after he took a $447,000 loan with unusually generous terms from MBNA, the credit company that was pushing the reform bill. Moran denied that any of the deals constituted a quid pro quo.
You’ll notice from my last post, anti-semite Moran particularly likes to pick on women and children.
You misspelled “Moron.”
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