Will the Walter Reed debacle be the thing that finally does it? Probably not. But the right is in serious danger of losing its exclusive license on supporting the US military.
Or, rather, the perception of exclusivity.
Under consternative Republicant “leadership” our troops have been thrown into an ill-planned invasion that has mushroomed into an interminable sectarian struggle, all without sufficient armor for their selves or their vehicles.
And now, when they come home bearing the scars of war, they share quarters with mold and vermin.
Support the troops? With friends like consternative Republicants – who have been asleep at the wheel of the US government since 2000 – our troops don’t need enemies.
Unfortunately, the whole “support the troops” issue remains sacrosanct in the US of A. Meaning, no one wants to appear to fail to support the troops, even if, by their words or actions, they are actually supporting them. As a result, most politicians are afraid to touch any troop-related issue in any meaningful way.
This is where the right’s spin machine has really earned its keep, and that’s sad, because it’s the troops who suffer. The right fails miserably at giving the troops what they need, while accusing the other side of failing to support the troops. And their minions eat it right up and quickly ask for seconds.
They remind me of those people who go around calling other people gay, but who are in actuality that way themselves.
On a related note, I was going to have a few comments regarding Ann Coulter’s comments about John Edwards’ sexuality, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the expression “anorexic cunt.”