So the words about noble deaths and sacred blood and honor and such are all put into dead lips by grave robbers and fakes who have no right to speak for the dead. ~ Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton TrumboRepublicans are cheap suits and grave robbers. That despicable right-wing generation who currently infest DC came of age by being spineless cowards. They actively avoided service in Vietnam in order to advance their political careers at home. Now they are only too ready to Use Dead Veterans as Props for their Campaigns and to smear living War Veterans.
Mitt Romney revived his Benghazi Hit Job on the President by invoking the name of Glen Doherty. Republicans love dead Veterans because they can stick their words into the mouths of the dead. It's awful and it's been the standard MO of Right-Wingers, especially cowardly pukes like Romney, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.
Well, Barbara Doherty, the mother of the slain Former SEAL, ordered Romney to stop using her son's death for his political gain.
"I don't trust Romney," she said. "He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama."Mrs. Doherty is correct in her opinion of Mitt Romney's character, the cowardly Romney has made his entire career and fortune on using people. It's what the Plutocrats like Mitt Romney do.
However, here in Illinois my Congressman Joe Walsh found things a bit more difficult as he faced a living Veteran and found out his tawdry smears only highlight his cowardice.
During the debate between Congressman Walsh and Tammy Duckworth, Walsh head up a photo and stated,
"I was marching in a parade in Schaumburg (IL), Sunday, two days before the Democratic convention, when Tammy Duckworth was on a stage down in Charlotte (NC) — if you can look at the picture — picking out a dress for her speech Tuesday night.”Duckworth, merely retorted,
"I do sometimes look at the clothes that I wear, but for most of my adult life, I’ve worn one color — it’s called camouflage.” Adding, "My opponent has attempted to criticize me for talking about my military service. But I served — and he didn’t."Joe Walsh isn't your standard Republican. He's been trying to carve a niche for himself over at Faux News since his whisper thin victory over Melissa Bean in 2010.
Mainly, Walsh has accomplished this by yelling out that President Obama is black, by screaming at his constituents, by telling Postal Workers in his district he's going to vote to eliminate their jobs and by getting sued for over $100,000 in child support. But, nationally, Republicans have made Troop Worship a Fetish. But, let a Veteran speak out against them and Right-Wingers will no more honor you than Iraqi insurgent or Al Qaeda operative would.
Veterans and those slain in war mean very little to Republicans. George W(orst President Ever) Bush gave 6 Gold Star Families a "Special" Presidential Coin when they visited him since he couldn't be bothered to show up for their funerals and admonished them; "Don’t go sell it on eBay.”
Republicans don't care about Veterans.
Republicans love war. Republicans love the acclaim that comes with waving the Bloody Shirt and talking about Freedom from the comfort of their stateside offices. Republicans love the Trillions of Dollars and thousands of lives they feed the rapacious War Machine.
That is what Mitt Romney represents. Mitt Romney couldn't care less for individual military members,
"I didn’t use the word troops, I used the word military, and I think [giggles] they refer to the same thing.”The Military-Industrial-Complex are people, my friend! Romney only cares for the Military-Industrial-Complex and how best to use dead Veterans to advance his Campaign.
According to a friend of Doherty's, Elf Ellefsen, Romney introduced himself to Doherty four separate times during the gathering.
“He said it was very comical,” Ellefsen said, “Mitt Romney approached him ultimately four times, using this private gathering as a political venture to further his image. He kept introducing himself as Mitt Romney, a political figure. The same introduction, the same opening line. Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale.”
Ellefsen said Doherty remembered Romney as robotic.
“He said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only a half hour, have this person reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago, and did not even recognize Glen’s face.”