Support the troops? Not if it doesn't fit the GOP's agenda.
In a glittering example of putting partisan politics above America's security, Senator John Thune voted against giving our brave men and women in uniform the resources they need to defeat the enemies of freedom. 29 Senators, all Republicans, joined Senator Thune in this cynical ploy to turn our soldiers into pawns in their Beltway machinations. Their vote would have blocked funding for the Pentagon and left our soldiers and our homeland defenseless against al-Qaeda, North Korea, Iran, and all the other threats our nation faces in these troubled times.
Fortunately, the patriotic Democratic majority, plus true American socialist Senator Sanders from Vermont, stood firm in their resolve to support our armed forces. Republican Senators Collins, Hutchison, and Snowe deserve credit for defying their myopic GOP bosses and casting the right vote in the ongoing Global War on Terror.
(Gee, I see why the right-wingers enjoy using this language: jingoism is seductively fun!)
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