The True Character of Senate Republicans
The Senate Republicans have used a filibuster to block President Obama's veteran jobs bill.
This shows the true character of Senate Republicans.
In recent campaigns, both Democrats and Republicans have sung praises to veterans. But only the Democrats attempted to do anything to actually help them. This is especially glaring since the recent veterans were sent into harm's way by a Republican administration. And what the Senate Republicans have shown themselves to be is cold, lying users who have put American citizens into deadly and dangerous situations and then thrown them away.
There are people who are claiming that this is a very important election. They are right. There are people who are claiming that this election will decide the character of America. They are right as well. And a person who cares about America, and its character, will never allow this great country to be usurped by scoundrels who would send American citizens into deadly entanglements for trumped-up reasons and then have them come home with nowhere to go and nothing to do.
For a long time Republicans have claimed to be the party of character and values. The actions of Senate Republicans have shown that they have no business making any such claims. Most American people are better than Senate Republicans and possessive of much higher character. Which means that Senate Republicans have no business claiming that they are America, or that they speak for the character of America, or that the character of America would improve if Republicans were to lead.
A real patriot will never throw away his country's veterans. A real patriot will never block legislation designed to assist the veterans' re-entry into civilian employment. A real patriot will do everything that he can to ensure that the people who have risked their lives for the country can have a life when they come home from the front.
Much of the military votes Republican. The actions of Senate Republicans have shown how badly the military personnel in America has been mislead. First they send them to war for false reasons; then they block action to help them re-integrate into civilian world when they come home from war. I think that this should be a wake-up call for America's men and women in uniform that the people in whom they have placed their trust do not care about them and do not deserve to call themselves their leaders or to be worthy of their vote or to have their trust.
The current president has made a serious attempt to improve the lot of America's veterans. This attempt has been blocked by a group that has only one objective: To sabotage all of the President's agenda, including the parts of it that benefit the people who normally vote for them. Never in history of America have we seen a political force as unabashedly unpatriotic as today's congressional Republicans. And never in history of America have we seen a political force as blatantly malignant.
The day that this filibuster took place deserves to live in infamy. And it is infamy that belongs fully to the Senate Republicans who made this damnable choice. The military personnel deserve better representation than lying users. And America likewise deserves a better leadership - and better character - than that.