Monday, September 15, 2008

Funny How This Is....

To anyone thinking of voting republican because you've been told that the GOP is the party of Freedom, then you need to read this....

Prominent Democrats Who have Served in the Military
• Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) – served. awarded the Navy Cross,
the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.
• Representative Tim Walz, D-MN – served. 25 years.
• Representative Joe Sestak, D-PA - served. 31 years of
service in the Navy, rising to the rank of Vice Admiral.
• Representative Chris Carney, D-PA - served. LCDR USNR
• Representative Patrick Murphy, D-PA - served. USA.
• Representative Phil Hare, D-IL - served. USA-R.
• Representative Jack Murtha (D-PA) - served. Colonel USMC,
Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
• Former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt - served.
• Representative David Bonior - served.
• Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle - served.
• Former Vice President Al Gore - served. Vietnam.
• Former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE)- Served. Medal of Honor,
• Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Served. Medal of Honor, World
War II
• Senator John Kerry (D-MA), served. Silver Star, Bronze Star
with Combat V, and three Purple Hearts
• Representative Charles Rangel, served. Bronze Star.
• Former Senator Max Cleland (D-GA), served. Silver Star &
Bronze Star.
• Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) - served.
• Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) - served.
• Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) - served.
• Former Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) -served. Bronze Star
and seven campaign ribbons.
• Representative Leonard Boswell (D-IA) - served. LTC USA,
two tours in Vietnam, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars,
and the Soldier's Medal.
• Former Representative "Pete" Peterson, served. USAF, POW,
Purple Heart, Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.
• Rep. Mike Thompson, D-CA: served. Purple Heart.
• Bill McBride, Democratic Candidate for Florida Governor -
served. Bronze Star with a combat "V."
• Gray Davis, former California Governor, served. Bronze
• Pete Stark, D-CA, served.
• Wesley Clark, Democratic Presidential Candidate - served. General. USA.
Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.

Prominent Republicans Who Served
• Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY - did not

• Senate Assistant Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-MI - avoided the
,did not serve.
• Senate Republican Conference Chairman Jon Kyl, R-AZ - did not
• National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair John Ensign, R-NV -
did not serve.
• House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-OH - did not serve.
• House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, R-MO - did not serve.
• House Republican Conference Chair Adam Putnam, R-FL - did not
• House Republican Policy Committee Thaddeus McCotter, R-MI - did not
• National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Tom Cole, R-OK -
did not serve.
• GOP Presidential Candidate and Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani -
did not serve.
• GOP Presidential Candidate and Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney -
did not serve
• GOP Presidential Candidate and Former Senator Fred Thompson - did
not serve.

• Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - avoided the draft, did
not serve.

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey - avoided the draft, did not
• Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay - avoided the draft, did not
serve, Reason given? "So many minority youths had volunteered ... that there
was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself."

Former House Majority Whip Roy Blunt - did not serve
• Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist - did not serve.
• Former Senator Rick Santorum, R-PA, - did not serve.
• Former Senator George Allen, R-VA, did not serve.
• GW Bush - AWOL Reserves,did not serve.
• VP Cheney - did not serve.
o Reason given? "had other priorities than military service"
• Former Att'y Gen. John Ashcroft - did not serve
• Jeb Bush, Florida Governor - did not serve.
• Karl Rove - did not serve
• Former Speaker Newt Gingrich - avoided the draft, did not serve

• "B-1" Bob Dornan – served.
• Phil Gramm - avoided the draft, did not serve.
• Former Senator Bob Dole - served. Bronze Star. Two purple hearts.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton in 1996

• Chuck Hagel – served. two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star,

• Duke Cunningham – served. nominated for the Medal of Honor, received
the Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, fifteen Air Medals, the Purple Heart, and
several other decorations.

Senator Jeff Sessions. served.
• Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.- served .General.
USA. Once said, “I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and
well- placed... managed to wrangle slots in Reserve and National Guard
Representative Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), served.
• Senator John McCain (R-AZ)-served. POW. Silver Star, Bronze Star,
Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. Smeared by the
Bush campaign in 2000. Senators Cleland (D-GA), Kerry (D-MA), Kerrey (D-
NE), and Robb (D-VA) strongly defended him.

Funny how the people who never went to war want to fight ones, and those who fought (the True Heroes), know the wisdom of trying to avoid them.


Anonymous said...

Your point is very well made. With regards to the chickenhawk Adam Putnam, his Democratic opponent, Doug Tudor, is a retired Navy Master Chief and OIF/OEF veteran. Mr. Tudor is yet another fighting Dem, who will vote to end America's military involvement in Iraq.

For information, please go to Doug is a grass-roots candidate who could use your financial support as well.

Hard Right Rudder said...

You forgot Al Gore, Prominent Democrat blow-hard, whose Daddy got him a gig taking photos in 'Nam. Yeah, his Senator Daddy, as in the song "Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son. It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no, ..."

p.s. what branch of the military did Hitlery and Obama serve in?

Bubby said...

Rudderboy: Try to remember that the closest Favorite Son George Walker Bush got to Vietnam was Mobile Bay, Alabama - after his Dad got him one of those plum stateside Air National Guard jobs. Even then he was a selfish little cur and his Dad had to wipe his files to cover his drunken AWOL record, and keep him from immediate assignment to Vietnam.

Thanks for playing.

Bubby said...

And VP Dick Cheney, architect of the Iraqi quagmire? He got five (5) draft deferments to avoid Vietnam, "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service" he said.

Yet he says he supported the Vietnam War! How special, and noble. We can officially crown Richard Cheney Commander in Chief of the Chickenhawks A charter member.

Anonymous said...

Let's hear about 6th District politicians, over perhaps Harrisonburg-Rockingham office holders, or wannabes:

Bob Goodlatte (R): UNKNOWN
Sam Rasoul (D): UNKNOWN
Mark Obenshain (R): YEAH, RIGHT
Matt Lohr (R): YEAH, RIGHT
Chris Saxman (R): NONE
Steve Landes: (R) UNKNOWN
Emmett Hanger (R): UNKNOWN
Todd Gilbert (R): UNKNOWN

Rodney Eagle (I): MARINES
George Pace (R): UNKNOWN
Charles Chenault (R): UNKNOWN
Carolyn Frank (I): NONE
Ted Byrd (R): YEAH, RIGHT

Pablo Cuevas (R): NONE
Fred Eberly (R): UNKNOWN
Dee Floyd (R): UNKNOWN
Bill Kyger (R): UNKNOWN
Mike Breeden (D): UNKNOWN

How about:

Lowell Fulk (D)
Dave Briggman (L)
Myron Rhodes (R)
Joe Fitzgerald (D)

Belle Rose said...

Amazing how many chickenhawks there are. Most Republican. Some updates:

Saxman: YEAH, RIGHT. The ultimate chickenhawk; but, see Hanger below.
Landes: Don't think so unless blindly manning the trenches for Wilkins and (later) Howell counts.
Gilbert: Gimme a break. A wuss.
Hanger: Doubt it unless you count his ongoing battle with Saxman for the soul of Valley GOP
Kyger: Nope, unless you count the Forest Service.
Briggman: Well maybe; seems like he's at war with the world
Rhodes: Does domestic discord count?

Rockdem said...

Rodney Eagle was to my knowledge a Marine.

Emmett Hanger was active National Guard. I don't know what may have been his credentials before that time. I do know that my cousin who served with Senator Hanger in this capacity, and admired and respected him, served in Viet Nam. My Father's Brother served with General Patton in Northern Africa and during the Battle of the Bulge.
I did not give of myself as did these excellent Men. I will offer no excuses. These fine individuals have my appreciation, admiration, and respect for having given what few would ever consider.
Thank you to Each and Every One....

Bill Helsley said...

With respect to 6th district candidates who have served in the military, please be advised that Gene Hart, democratic candidate for the 26th District House of Delegates, served 5 years in the Army before attending law school. Moreover, while in law school he volunteered to serve in operation Desert Storm and returned to active duty. After serving in Desert Storm he returned to UVA and finished law school. That, my friends, is patriotism. But those of us who know Gene are not surprised by his patriotism and love of country.

Hard Right Rudder said...

Bubby The Idiot, I don't expect rocket science from you, but before you cast stones, check your boy Obama and his side-kick Biden (5 deferrals). Together they have as many deferrals and less service than GWB ANNND Cheney.

Anonymous said...

Hey hard right rubber boy! Your argument is SO lame.

Bubby said...

Rudderboy: The Draft was ended in 1973, when Barack Obama was 13 years old. Try to pay attention.