Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Vets Running for Congress in '08 ( 7 R's & 4 D's )
military.com ^ | staff

Posted on 07/27/2008 2:53:05 PM PDT by kellynla

Veterans running for Congress in 2008


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; election; electioncongress; veterans
Why 4 of the Veterans are running in the Democrat party is a mystery to me.
1 posted on 07/27/2008 2:53:06 PM PDT by kellynla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SandRat; freema; calcowgirl; Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge

ping


2 posted on 07/27/2008 2:53:55 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

Must be that balanced thing we are always hearing about. LOL


3 posted on 07/27/2008 2:56:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

Could also be that the PR spin is to give the Dimwits credibility which is a farce to begin with; but it is usually a farce to begin with when the Dimwits are involved.


4 posted on 07/27/2008 2:57:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla
4 other Dem military vets also were defeated in the primaries. We think of the Dem party as the party of left-wing loons because they stand out the most. However, it is a diverse party that loosely holds many of it's members. Zell Miller is a Democrat, Joe Leibermann was. Many "blue dog" Dems like Heath Shuler seem a lot more conservative than some people claiming membership in the GOP.
I don't know if some of these military vets running for office are flaming liberals, more moderate centrists, or born into the Dem family. Probably a mix. That goofball from Ohio who ran against Jean Schmidt and then for the senate was an ambulance chasing lawyer in real life outside the reserves. There are all types in an institution as large as the military.
5 posted on 07/27/2008 3:06:58 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MovementConservative

And I’d remind you that Larry McDonald — perhaps the ultimate Blue Dog — was a Democrat as that was, at the time, the only way he could get elected in the Deep South.

His record is far better than ANY Republican then or now.


6 posted on 07/27/2008 3:12:15 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (PE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MovementConservative
And of course, because the majority of the congressional districts have been so gerrymandered that if you live in a democrat district and expect to get elected, it would probably be difficult to win running as an “R”...so the best we can hope for is that the Veterans who are running as D's and get elected are Blue Dog Democrats.
7 posted on 07/27/2008 3:18:44 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

We have a guy running for Oklahoma State House that literally wrapped himself in the American flag at our County Convention. This week it came out that both times he was to be deployed he filed for conscientious objector status. Once you submit a CO letter here, you cannot be deployed and he did it twice.

He is a Republican that I am ashamed is in our party. He wanted a college education from the Guard but didn’t want to fulfill his duty by being deployed. Both CO applications were turned down but this lowlife has the nerve to say he was one of the few veterans running when two others he was running against served — one of them was in Vietnam.

He also didn’t pay his meal bill and was arrested while he was on active duty. He made the Guard people so mad they actually went to our local paper with the facts.

Would tell anyone to look very closely at the Dem’s records. Now I will do it for Republicans as well after this experience.


8 posted on 07/27/2008 3:20:17 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Support Florida's Gus Bilirakus, FL-9; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla
Why 4 of the Veterans are running in the Democrat party is a mystery to me.

I will always honor veterans for their service. Always. When they run for office, I look at their principles. Some vets really suck when it comes to their principles (you wonder how they ever ended up in military service in the first place). John Francois Kerry comes to mind, as does a famous American traitor (and FWIW multiple foreign dictators).

Just because you served then, doesn't mean I have to vote for you now...

9 posted on 07/27/2008 3:23:52 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

The dim’s go out and actively recruit them. And in reality it isn’t that hard to find a whiny liberal in any barrack. A SFC I was friends with was a whiny liberal. He actually pissed me off during 9/11 when we were discussing if we were going to get deployed and he cried about how Bush was probably behind it and that we should mark his words that we will go after Saddam. Well he was right about the Saddam part but his reasoning was way off.


10 posted on 07/27/2008 3:38:14 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla; smoothsailing; jazusamo; freema
You're (OK -- they're) missing a couple in Pennsylvania: Russell is still on active duty, and can't campaign until after August 1st; Williams is campaigning now.
11 posted on 07/27/2008 4:01:39 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PhiKapMom; kellynla; smoothsailing; jazusamo; freema
Would tell anyone to look very closely at the Dem’s records. Now I will do it for Republicans as well after this experience.

Good advice for all candidates, PKMom.

12 posted on 07/27/2008 4:04:35 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: brityank; kellynla; freema; PhiKapMom
Bill Russell -- running against scummy Jack Murtha

Excellent, Yank!!!

You all can learn more about Bill Russell by clicking on the dogtags below...


13 posted on 07/27/2008 4:24:24 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Who is John Galt?

I am in the same boat. The fact that they protected my 6 is appreciation enough.

BUT I have the right to NOT vote for them. It comes down to principles and character. If it were just for being a vet, we would;ve voted for John F Kerry.


14 posted on 07/27/2008 4:30:05 PM PDT by reaganixonbush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo; RedRover; Just A Nobody
Ping to #13.
15 posted on 07/27/2008 4:43:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: smoothsailing

That is really something, getting over 1100 online donations this week. Michelle’s article was great but had no idea it would generate that. Fantastic!


16 posted on 07/27/2008 5:01:49 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: aft_lizard

Yep, Democrats got the shaft from recruit retired National Guard Tim Walz, D-Mn, he ran against the war, then ended up coming to his senses and voting to fund the Troops.


17 posted on 07/27/2008 5:11:34 PM PDT by Son House ( Obama Did Not Earn Freedom, Does Not Appreciate Freedom, Will Not Protect Freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

Military turned Democrat have a self hate complex.


18 posted on 07/27/2008 5:25:08 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kellynla; smoothsailing; jazusamo; brityank; Jarhead2844; USMCWriter; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

The complete and utter shame I feel over jack murtha is comparable to the pride I feel for the Haditha and Hamdania Marines.


19 posted on 07/27/2008 6:10:30 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: freema
The complete and utter shame I feel over jack murtha

I feel no shame, only disgust and loathing. Remember, murtha is an EX-Marine, deserving of nothing from you other than ostracism and ridicule. At least that's the way I see it. I yet long for the day when you can bite his buttons off, Ma.

20 posted on 07/27/2008 6:28:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: freema; smoothsailing
But I still think it would be a mistake to toss the bag of blubber out of a transport plane over Haditha without a chute.
A lot of good at heart Iraqi could be killed in the aftermath.

21 posted on 07/27/2008 6:47:58 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...Now we are left with a bunch of idiots.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Marine_Uncle; freema
LOL! Good one, Uncle!

Maybe the old coot will just slip on some soap or a banana peel. I know I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

22 posted on 07/27/2008 7:32:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing ( Bill Russell can defeat John Murtha - Visit http://russellbrigade.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: reaganixonbush
If it were just for being a vet, we would;ve voted for John F Kerry.

Ain't that God's honest truth...

23 posted on 07/27/2008 7:46:39 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: kellynla

bfl


24 posted on 07/27/2008 7:56:52 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Marine_Uncle; smoothsailing

I must admit, ya got a point.


25 posted on 07/28/2008 2:34:51 AM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: brityank
You're (OK -- they're) missing a couple in Pennsylvania:

They're also missing Tom Manion, USMC, running against the detestable slimeball, Patrick Murphy (who is also a vet), in PA 08.

26 posted on 07/28/2008 3:02:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Five Year Plans and New Deals, wrapped in golden chains...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Who is John Galt?

..Just because you served then, doesn’t mean...etc...etc..
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
A younger colleague (30ish) and I were discussing politicos and I brought up the FACT that if ALL things were equal, being a Vet would help my decision regardless of the party.
Mainly because the candidate and I would have something in common.
He was mystified by this—except, of course, if I chose the “D”—(he WASN’T a Vet) and could never get it out of his mind, bringing it up whenever he thought it would ‘rankle’ me.
BTW this guy (nice guy etc) has absolutely no problem going with the likes of JJ or BO because they and he are ‘of color’.....
Go figure...


27 posted on 07/28/2008 3:16:03 AM PDT by xrmusn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Fresh Wind; smoothsailing; jazusamo; Lancey Howard; Tribune7; Marine_Uncle; freema
They're also missing Tom Manion, USMC, running against the detestable slimeball, Patrick Murphy (who is also a vet), in PA 08.

Thanks for that addition, Fresh Wind, I'll add it to my monitor list.

I also found an article in The Evening Bulletin about the Williams/Sestak match here in my CD PA-07:

Thank you, President Bush, for saddling us with that despicable wolf-in-sheep's-clothing Specter instead of Toomey. Fired Admiral(Ret) Sestak needs to be tossed like the trash he is.
28 posted on 07/28/2008 8:32:17 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: brityank

I’m not all that up on PA politics but this sounds like it could be the work of the despicable PA Repub Chairman Robert Gleason, Jr.


29 posted on 07/28/2008 8:43:27 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: jazusamo

I’m not as knowledgeable as I should be, but I really detest the number of WISCs we have in this state.; not a surprise when the senior federal position is held by the grandfather of the genre!


30 posted on 07/28/2008 8:52:26 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: brityank
Hey. This can't be true. The Republicans are for the big guy and have all the money, the Demorats are for the little guy.
The ex Admiral is certainly a sly one at best.
31 posted on 07/28/2008 8:52:51 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...Now we are left with a bunch of idiots.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson