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VFW's PAC refuses to pull endorsements
Townhall.com News ^ | Oct 13, 2010 | APNews

Posted on 10/14/2010 10:48:04 AM PDT by NonValueAdded

Endorsements from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee have so enraged many VFW members that its elected leaders have asked the PAC to immediately rescind all endorsements for next month's election.

The PAC's leaders flatly rejected the idea Wednesday.

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"The VFW-PAC will not abandon those in Congress that have supported issues of critical importance to our nation's security and veterans," said a statement posted on the PAC's website.

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The PAC's criteria for endorsements require senators to vote in favor of the VFW's position on seven of nine measures that were approved in 2008 and 2009. Its criteria for House members require votes in favor of the VFW's position on 10 of 13.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2010; allenwest; boxer; ca2010; california; fiorina; florida; vfw
Yes, the PAC is a separate organization and must be that way because of the VFW charter and tax laws. However: The VFW Commander appoints the board of the PAC. The VFW Committee of Administration writes the PAC's bylaws including the one on criteria. The VFW Convention can disband the PAC. Look for the latter to happen next August.

The full list of endorsements makes one wonder exactly what criteria was used. Even assuming the votes met the standard, were there better bills that should have been in the list? IOW, was the deck stacked?

1 posted on 10/14/2010 10:48:07 AM PDT by NonValueAdded
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To: jazusamo

ping


2 posted on 10/14/2010 10:53:33 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: NonValueAdded

Another organization not to donate to.


3 posted on 10/14/2010 10:56:24 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: NonValueAdded
The endorsement list is here:
http://www.vfwpac.org/Revised Endorsement List Sept 24-1.pdf
4 posted on 10/14/2010 11:01:39 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: NonValueAdded
The VFW Convention can disband the PAC. Look for the latter to happen next August.

Hopefully that'll happen. Some of the people they support are out and out anti military.

Thanks much for the ping!

5 posted on 10/14/2010 11:01:39 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: GeronL

Another organization infiltrated by socialists.


6 posted on 10/14/2010 11:02:08 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Well then, I guess I can pull my endorsement from the VFW!


7 posted on 10/14/2010 11:03:16 AM PDT by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution. (ALWAYS FAITHFUL!))
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To: Airwinger
I wish now that I had joined so I could resign in protest.
8 posted on 10/14/2010 11:09:21 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: NonValueAdded
"The VFW-PAC will not abandon those in Congress that have supported issues of critical importance to our nation's security and veterans," said a statement posted on the PAC's website.

That's the problem with 'single issue' politics. Support one policy while they sink you with the other 99.

9 posted on 10/14/2010 11:11:17 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: NonValueAdded
In today's world, someone is always "calling" for some action...so I'm calling for all VFW Members to resign and demand a refund on your membership dues.

The liberal left cannot exist without our money and support...and it's time to start dumping the organizations that take our money, and then turn on us.

Starving the beast is just as good as defeating it in battle.

And before you start, I AM a Veteran, and this most is nothing against Veterans at all...just against a here-to-fore veterans support orgainzation that has been compromised by the left.

I NEVER MET ONE VETERAN WHO ENLISTED TO FIGHT FOR SOCIALISM.
10 posted on 10/14/2010 11:23:40 AM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Interesting they are supporting “The surge has failed” Reid.
If Ho Chi Minh was alive and running, would they endorse him?
11 posted on 10/14/2010 11:27:51 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: NonValueAdded
As a VFW member, I'm considering dropping out.

This is an outrage and I'll not put up with it idly.

12 posted on 10/14/2010 11:31:49 AM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: GeronL
I have donated to them in the past... Received a request yesterday in the mail from them --- this time, it hit the shredder..

Nothing more from me...

13 posted on 10/14/2010 11:34:10 AM PDT by coder2
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To: Mariner

my VFW mail will now be put in the trash............no more $$$ from me..............


14 posted on 10/14/2010 11:37:32 AM PDT by tankrlm
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To: GeronL

Time to create a conservative alternative to the VFW.


15 posted on 10/14/2010 12:01:03 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: LeonardFMason

AMVETS


16 posted on 10/14/2010 12:09:58 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: NonValueAdded; Redleg Duke; andy58-in-nh; LibertyCalendar; Scarchin; Miss Maam; Stark; ...

NH Ping: As a 43 year member and a 20 year Life Member these people have to go.


17 posted on 10/14/2010 12:10:50 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: NonValueAdded; Redleg Duke; andy58-in-nh; LibertyCalendar; Scarchin; Miss Maam; Stark; ...

NH Ping: As a 43 year member and a 20 year Life Member these people have to go.


18 posted on 10/14/2010 12:12:02 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Little Bill

Damned shame. But it’s further proof of “O’Sullivan’s Law”: Any organization that is not explicitly conservative will over time become liberal.


19 posted on 10/14/2010 12:16:08 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Little Bill

I am a member of the American Legion as being shot at by rioters over my campus in 1970 doesn’t count, but if I were a member of the VFW, I would do what I did to the NRA this year.


20 posted on 10/14/2010 12:36:14 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Redleg Duke
One of the things about being a Life Member is that you pay up front. I look at this the same way I do The Republican Party. We on the Right are a Cancer, we will eat their guts.

To judge by their web site, the Directors are are a bunch of senile old REMPs. The VFW logo belongs to US.

21 posted on 10/14/2010 1:12:17 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Think of it as the Third Eye Principle. Posts look onto themselves, the Departments looks on to itself, the National Looks inward and doesn't see the worms. I haven't had a chance to do a ferc check yet.
22 posted on 10/14/2010 1:24:34 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Little Bill

Hey, come on now. You’re giving us senile old REMFs a bad name there.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 1:48:31 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks NonValueAdded. Important sidebars:
24 posted on 10/14/2010 6:41:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GeronL

The VFW-PAC merely needs to be taken back from the left-wing anti-military agents provocateurs who have taken it over.


25 posted on 10/14/2010 6:44:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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