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Boxer highlights endorsement by VFW PAC
Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2010 | Cathleen Decker

Posted on 10/11/2010 4:45:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus

Accenting again the campaign focus she has placed on veterans' affairs, Sen. Barbara Boxer on Sunday formally opened a veterans' center at Pasadena City College and was later brought to tears by a forceful defense of her record by Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a highly decorated member of Congress.

Inouye joined Boxer for her formal endorsement by the political action committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, whose California chairman also praised Boxer's work on behalf of veterans.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010endorsements; 2010midterms; boxer; ca2010; endorement; veteransvote; vfw
WTF?? These clowns will never get another dime of my money.
1 posted on 10/11/2010 4:45:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus
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To: Cincinatus

And once again the VFW PAC will get ANOTHER nasty phone call from me.


2 posted on 10/11/2010 4:47:00 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: Cincinatus

WTF is right!

After that ridiculous exchange with the General for calling her “Ma’am” instead of “Senator”, these vets should have shown her the door.

When Kerry spoke to some national vet organaization in 2004, only two vets stood up and turned their back to him.

They all should have.

Democrats are the enemy. Period.


3 posted on 10/11/2010 4:51:44 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Cincinatus

I don’t know how he could let down all those he served with by endorsing this clown.


4 posted on 10/11/2010 4:52:04 AM PDT by BamaAndy
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To: Cincinatus
Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, an avid defender of the Jones Act, which raises the cost of goods in Hawaii.

I swear, Hawaii voters are stupid. Both senators are so owned by the unions it is pathetic. Yet, they keep sending the same pair back every 6 years.

Is it any wonder he would endorse Sen Ma'am Box-o-rocks? Kooks of a feather and all that.

5 posted on 10/11/2010 4:52:09 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: exit82
When Kerry spoke to some national vet organaization in 2004, only two vets stood up and turned their back to him.

Service in the military doesn't automatically make someone a conservative. There is about the same proportion of liberal parasites and jerks in the VFW as in the general populace. You just have to look at Kerry and Gore to see what some ex-military are like.

6 posted on 10/11/2010 4:57:43 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Cincinatus

OMG!! She HATES the MILITARY!!! What a bunch of SAPS these VFW people are!!


7 posted on 10/11/2010 4:58:23 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus

Hope they like their little new center...PAID FOR BY ALL OF US, I’m sure....when their country is being destroyed and their stste is gone!!


8 posted on 10/11/2010 5:00:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: exit82
I know some vets around here who are stuck on the entitlement train. They are also running around gushing guilt over Vietnam. One of them rants about shooting a 10 year old kid who was about to toss a grenade, and how bad he feels about it. I almost wish the kid had been a little bit faster!

The guys I know who really did stuff don't talk much about it. I figure that lib women must really get turned on by guilt, LOL. He sponges off a rich one.

9 posted on 10/11/2010 5:05:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Cincinatus

Now I have seen everything! Why don’t they endorse Bin Laden while they’re at it?


10 posted on 10/11/2010 5:10:33 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Cincinatus
When Bruce Braley (IA-1) ran - sadly successfully - he made a big deal about his father being a vet (I'm proud of my vet dad too, but his service qualifies me as an expert on nothing), and had ads that showed a bunch of presumably-veteran duffers nodding like Democrat bobbleheads as he ranted about our involvement in Iraq. My son was overseas at the time and I was incensed about the duplicity of the whole lot.

After Braley was elected, I saw that he then had the damnable nerve to send postcards cards to troops from a local Legion (or maybe it was VFW) post. Pissed on their mission and then sent them a card, yet the local 'rats had no problem with it.

11 posted on 10/11/2010 5:11:50 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I object to them stewing me in their own juices.)
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To: Cincinatus

In 1975, when I was discharged, a friend took me to my hometown VFW. I was considering joining. The first people I saw at the bar were two brothers. I knew that neither had ever served. They were ‘associate members’ or something and had both been classified 4-F by the local draft board though both were healthier than I was. Coinicidently, their mother was the head of the local draft board. I never set foot in a VFW again.


12 posted on 10/11/2010 5:12:22 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Cincinatus

YGTBSM! “M’am” Boxer? I can think of 99 Senators who better to endorse. Better yet, be above politics.
Reckon it goes to show that VFW really does stand for “Very Few Workers”. And I say this as a Life Member of the VFW and MOC.


13 posted on 10/11/2010 5:16:52 AM PDT by Huaynero
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To: Cincinatus

Barbara Boxer provided a letter that helped Code Pink deliver $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid to “the other side” in Fallujah in late 2004.


14 posted on 10/11/2010 5:20:02 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: Cincinatus
Babs “call me Senator” Boxer got endorsed by the VFW? Welcome to bizzaro world - again.
15 posted on 10/11/2010 5:22:45 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: Cincinatus

I can’t think of a worse choice than Boxer. WTF are they thinking????


16 posted on 10/11/2010 5:26:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Cincinatus

Cynical use of veterans as ‘props’ - have they no shame?


17 posted on 10/11/2010 5:31:40 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: Cincinatus
Sen. Barbara Boxer accused of racism by head of Black Chamber of Commerce

Senator Barbara Boxer: "Don't Call Me Ma'am" - General Michael Walsh

18 posted on 10/11/2010 5:32:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus

So, the VFW is in bed with “Call me SENATOR” Boxer.(BARF!) OK, I’m done with them.


19 posted on 10/11/2010 5:40:28 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Jesus had twelve followers... and one of them turned out to be an FBI Agent.)
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To: Cincinatus

I am a current member of the VFW. I will be a current member through the end of the year.

But I will not renew - the organization is politically bankrupt. Boxer’s attitude toward the services sucks.


20 posted on 10/11/2010 5:49:55 AM PDT by MortMan (To Obama "Kill them all and let [God] sort them out" is an abortion slogan.)
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To: Cincinatus

Hey VFW is a single issue type of organization focused upon that issue.

This old Vet says to ‘H’ with Boxer, and is going to contribute to the pile of ballots needed to fire her azz. She isn’t the only one out there supporting the VFW, and she isn’t the only one not supporting California. Get rid of her, and work on the rest. Boxer up, and shipper out.


21 posted on 10/11/2010 6:01:34 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: MortMan
I am a current member of the VFW. I will be a current member through the end of the year. But I will not renew - the organization is politically bankrupt. Boxer’s attitude toward the services sucks.

This sums me up as well. This was going to be the year I was finally going to take the plunge and become a life member too.

Perhaps in time...when all the older types who are in power...who STILL don't know the diff between a dem and a republican (the greatest generation did some great things in their time...but raised some really messed up kids...and now have become a voting block for whoever promises them the most stuff...). Perhaps when some of those Vietnam vets who are in charge who are apparently 60's hippies...John Kerry type vets are gone.

Perhaps when some real leaders emerge...then I will re-join.

22 posted on 10/11/2010 6:04:39 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: MortMan

“But I will not renew - the organization is politically bankrupt.”

Consider joining your local American Legion. The national leadership is much more conservative than the VFW.

Read the AL magazine and decide for yourself -

http://www.legion.org/magazine


23 posted on 10/11/2010 6:07:38 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Cincinatus

Our VFW sucks. Everyone there is a war hero, with a mountain of stories to tell. I found out early on, that when questioned about details, they tend to shut up or leave. Details tend to be a turn off for them. The more grand the story, I swear there were at least 6 self proclaimed tunnel rats, the more likely they would skidaddle when prodded for minor details. I don’t even think these guys were deployed, but they had plenty of stories to tell if they thought they could get away with it (and you were buying the beer and shots).

Many of those that did get deployed, seem to be on some sort of psychological disability, and spend the day at the bar at the VFW, unable to work. (I personally think the disorder is “drinkumtoomuchum”).

They are mostly democrat it seems.

Even though I hated that place, I supported them for years, while actually spending my time with the Legion, a place I still enjoy going, though I don’t find as much time anymore to do so (I put the cork in the bottle a few years back, and they won’t let me smoke my cigars there anymore).

Every time dues come for the VFW, I begrudgingly pay up, though I’m not sure why, because I haven’t gone in years.

But, I still love the Legion, our group is great, I can’t say enough good things about each and every one of em, and they are always tops on my priority list when dues time comes around.

There just seems to be a mental difference between the two. We have vets from WW2 and Korea in the legion, who came home, horribly injured, and went on to become successful business owners, while the VFW here seems to be a giant pity party, who blame Uncle Sam for all their woes in life.

I can’t speak for other regions, that is just the observation of my local groups.

This post made me think about getting involved again, tons of older vets out there who need assistance and visitation, that was one of the things I liked about our Legion, very active in helping out the older guys and their wives.

(In all fairness, I haven’t been to the VFW in years, so with the influx of new vets coming in, it may be completely different than I remember it, and I should go check it out again sometime)


24 posted on 10/11/2010 6:18:33 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: esoxmagnum

I’d encourage all of my fellow VFW members to get involved and reverse this trend that VFW PAC seems to be suffering. There is obviously a problem with their criteria, and maybe it has to do with emphasizing benefits as opposed to emphasizing readiness and and the ability to win wars.


25 posted on 10/11/2010 6:39:17 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Cincinatus

I am seeing a serious disconnect between certain organizations and the people that are (or would be) members. First the AARP, after Obama care they no longer speak for seniors. Next, a group of Florida doctors protest their own AMA, saying it doesn’t speak for them. Again, Obamacare is to blame. NOW long ago lost the right to speak for the vast majority of women. After the special deal it cut for McCain Feingold II, the NRA is increasingly backing Democrats in this upcoming election, further eroding the support of its members. More and more blacks are fed up with black ‘spokespersons’ like Jackson, Sharpton, especially over their defense of Obama. Union rank and file are increasingly upset that their dues are being used to fund things that they don’t agree with such as pro immigration rallies. I don’t even want to get into the disgust that Republicans feel towards the GOP. Individual churches are aghast at the pro homosexual attitude of the national organization. I could go on and on. Now the VFW.


26 posted on 10/11/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Cincinatus

Do the leaders of the VFW not understand that Boxer represents all that they were fighting against?!?!

She seems to hate the military! She seems to hate America from what we can tell by her unpatriotic statements.


27 posted on 10/11/2010 6:57:03 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: MortMan

*I am a current member of the VFW. I will be a current member through the end of the year.

But I will not renew - the organization is politically bankrupt. Boxer’s attitude toward the services sucks.*

Yep, no renewal. A new Veteran’s organization should be formed.

One that does not endorse those that are unpatriotic!


28 posted on 10/11/2010 6:58:35 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
amazing how many supply Sgts and Company clerks saw so much action without ever leaving base camp....
29 posted on 10/11/2010 7:02:13 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Cincinatus
Subject: Boxer is the enemy
From: xxxxxxxxx@me.com
Date: October 11, 2010 8:01:08 AM MDT
To: vfw@vfw.org
Cc: info@vfw.org

I fought for this country.

Why are you supporting the enemy ?

So long as you support Ms Boxer

you have become the enemy to this Nation

i swore to defend this Nation from all enemies
foreign and domestic !

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
You have become the domestic enemy !


30 posted on 10/11/2010 7:16:06 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: PATRIOT1876
Do the leaders of the VFW not understand that Boxer represents all that they were fighting against?!?!

NO

Their members probably watch CNN or ABC, NBC, CBS and are uninformed. I, personally, know clueless people who vote democrat, and they lead conservative lifestyles. It's like banging my head against the wall when I try to talk politics with them.

31 posted on 10/11/2010 8:56:23 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: from occupied ga

Your point is well taken. ‘Tis a shame—I would think that military service would instill some kind of right thinking, but people are people.


32 posted on 10/11/2010 9:43:15 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Guilt is corrosive. At some point, you cannot let it control you.

The only antidote I know is to hand it over to Jesus Christ.

Your comment about the kid being faster cracked me up!!


33 posted on 10/11/2010 9:45:49 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Cincinatus

Please read the official VFW view on this.

http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=news.newsDtl&did=5596


34 posted on 10/12/2010 10:20:12 AM PDT by rightthinkingwoman
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To: Cincinatus

Hotair reporting that VFW is now insisting that the PAC rescind endorsements. Tried to get link but think the VFW server may be overwhelmed at the moment.


35 posted on 10/13/2010 7:57:41 AM PDT by rightthinkingwoman
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