I might not have noticed this, except for the resounding silence by the GOP about the increased danger for our troops at war, building from the anti-mosque, anti-Muslim, burn-a-Koran madness that is running on the far right like a high grade fever.
Even when Haley Barbour, head of the Republican Governors Association, finally got around to “condemning” the idea yesterday, it was as a “distraction,” not something horribly wrong, to begin with, that will place our troops’ lives in ever more danger. At least Mitt Romney said the words: wrong and military.
Where are the rest of them?
Is General Patraeus’s word all of a sudden not good enough? Do Republicans have to hold the White House before they will do what is best for our military? I swear, George W. Bush had more sense and guts than the rest of his party on this issue.
Nate Silver has an interesting chart showing what candidates are spouting out on the stump this election season, broken down between parties. It caught my eye that 59% of Democrats are talking about veterans’ affairs and roughly half, 31%, of Republicans are doing the same.
Whattup! I thought the GOP was supposed to be the party of the patriotic, flag-waving, real Americans.