...an Email From Bill
From my friend Bill:
I would like to take the time to write a more substantive piece on this, but I have several appointments to keep across WA state as I leave in just minutes for Pullman WA to be with our daughter Shannon for Dad's Weekend at Washington State University.
Background: I retired fm the U.S. Navy as a Commander (O-5) 13 years ago, having passed on the opportunity for promotion to O-6 rather than serve in the military under then Commander-in-Chief Clinton. The price: giving up $1M+ in pay & benefits over my lifetime, giving up for life senior officer/VIP status, giving up 10 years of (to be frank) easy duty as a senior officer in command & senior staff jobs back here in the USA, and, most importantly, giving up the opportunity to serve our nation & lead our smart, dedicated & courageous Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines & Guardsmen.
Speaking to a college crowd in California, John Kerry recently Swift-Boated himself by saying, "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." Make no mistake --- John Kerry said exactly what he really meant. During my 20 years of service, including duty in Washington DC, I observed, many times, the condescending, disdainful attitude of lightweight (so-called) liberal McGovern-Wing Democrats toward our military & our military people.
In addition, please consider the following facts:
--(So-called) Liberal, McGovern Wing Democrats, by far, dominate the Democrat Party.
--The Democrats have a very weak bench when it comes to National Defense & International Affairs issues. They have little expertise in these areas & very little interest in them...unless they are criticizing Republican efforts to preserve, protect & defend Our Nation.
--Democrats typically under-fund & under-supply our military. Remember the days of Troops on foodstamps under Jimmy Carter & the days of tying up ships & grounding aircraft to cannibalize them for spare parts so other units could operate, also under Jimmy Carter. This while the then Soviet Union was conducting rapid, aggressive military expansion, especially in the areas of naval infrastructure & global naval operations.
--Democrats continually undermine the military from within by pushing for wasteful, sit-around, naval-gazing, touchy-feely social programs within the military & pushing for still more homosexualizing/feminizing/lesbianizing of our military.
--Democrats typically cut the all-up, ready-to-go, go-get-em operating forces of the military & shift many of their missions to the Guard & Reserves. For instance, then Commander-in-Chief Clinton & his party forced the military to do this to a very large degree during his administration. Hence, the situation where, today, the Guard & Reserves deploy regularly on combat & combat support operations in Iraq & Afghanistan doing missions that once would have been done by our, once adequate in number, regular military operating forces.
--Democrats typically do their very best to avoid developing & buying new weapons systems, except on occasion(s) when the weapon system(s) is/are made in their own district(s). Nearly every weapon system we now use in the War On IslamoTerrorism was opposed doggedly & vehemently by the McGovern Wing of the Democrat Party. Why? They wanted/want to waste more money on welfare-state social programs & ridiculous eco-extremism.
--The once great Democrat Party, in the now-far-distant-past, stopped their politics at the US waterline & supported America & long-term American interests. Now they immediately & regularly jump-in with statements & actions calculated to give them short-term political gain while undermining our courageous Troops and giving aid, comfort & propaganda advantage to Our Nation's enemies.
The bottom line: John Kerry said exactly what he really meant & what the McGovern Wing of the Democrat Party means. If you want more of what I outlined in the paragraph immediately above, by all means, vote Democrat.
If you are grateful for & proud of Our Troops, if you want to combat actions such as those in the paragraph above, and if want to aggressively fight IslamoTerrorism far from our own shores --- then vote Republican, and even more importantly, call & email all Republicans & Conservatives you know and urge them, in the very strongest terms, to get out & vote Republican in the upcoming election.
Forward this to anyone who, in your judgement, will use it wisely for Conservative & Republican advantage. I well realize that it will get in the hands of appeasement-minded someone(s) who will disagree or be offended by the facts & that I will receive blowback from them. As usual, I accept responsibility & am ready to handle their problem(s).
God Bless You & God Bless America!