Friday, June 27, 2008

Welcome Veterans for Kander!

In looking over the hit counts for this blog recently, I noticed a lot coming from a site called VetVoice.com. Upon further research, I learned that VetVoice is a blog run by VoteVets.org, which is an organization supporting candidates they feel will support veterans.

Impressively, they have identified Jason Kander as one of their "emerging leaders" - a group of twelve state and local candidates who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and who are seeking to serve in elected office. It's a great tribute to Jason's service to our country to see him on that list.

The hits to Gone Mild, however, came from a post in the VetVoice blog about the nastiness which has shown up in the comments attacking Jason for his service. In "Afghanistan Vet Running for Office Smeared for His Service", the author quoted some of the baseless attacks and responded to them.

Fortunately, early in the comments section of the post, the author clarified that the attacks were not done by Gone Mild, but by commenters. Even so, I wanted to put a post up welcoming the veterans who are visiting this site, and thanking them for their service. I apologize for the swift-boat-style anonymous attacks you'll find on this site, but I know you fought for the freedom of people to speak freely.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the GKCWPC endorsements?

6/27/2008 8:35 PM  
Anonymous mainstream said...

What the eff - McCain doesn't bother to vote on important bills when he's running for office? (I'm talking about the GI Bill) That's the one thing that impressed me about Hillary, even though I voted for Obama. Hillary made most of the votes, at least early-to-midway through the primaries.

Senator Brownback from Kansas was absent more than any other living, non-comatose senotor in office when he was running. That's an abuse of office, if yoiu ask me - and this nutbag wants to be Governor?

Anyways, back to the vet issue - that mixed-up confused veteran McCain can't get his butt back to DC to vote for the GI bill, I'm thinking this guy isn't centered on his role and his duty at this moment. He still represents the people of Arizona, he is one of only 100 senators, and the amazing thing is that he's probably going to lose this election, and will have missed all of these important votes to boot.

A double-loss for the people of this country, and for the people of Arizona.

I mean really, McCain's absence is worse than voting against the bill, because it shows that he doesn't care enough to vote - or - he knew it was going to be defeated and he thought it might be more expedient to miss the vote than to vote against it.

6/27/2008 10:26 PM  
Anonymous A Hawk said...

Kander will win this in a walk. Or should I say a march?

The Women's Caucus has no interest in helping Amy so do not get your hopes up anonymous Sis. They are going to focus on the St. Jude campaign of John Bullard and forget about Amy. When Mauer and Kander have big nights the Caucus might just want to close its empty accounts.

Amy is gonna be crying on the night of August 5 so bring the Kleenex Sis.

6/28/2008 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kander will win this, I have no doubt. But he will not win because of, or in spite of, some endorsement. Kander will win because he and his wife worked their butts off.

6/29/2008 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vets are just people who were willing to sign up to kill on government command.

Frankly, I don't want to many of their kind ruling over me.

When I know a candidate is a vet, I do what I can to campaign against him.

6/30/2008 1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1:45 -

That is not a real post.

6/30/2008 8:09 AM  
Anonymous a vet said...

Of the 26.4 million veterans in the United States (2002 census -http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2002/cb02ff18.html) only about 1000 of them are members of VoteVets.org (That is, as of Feb 2007.)

VoteVets.org only supports candidates whom are Democrats and against the War in Iraq. Real veteran's organizations like AMVETS, the American Legion, and the VFW support all veterans.

VoteVets.org is not an organization that is supported by the overwhelming majority of veterans. Less than .1% of veterans belong to VoteVets.org

It is rumored that at one point, the VA even denied benefits to members of VoteVets.org. While I think that is a bit over the top, I think it is demonstrative of how most veterans feel about this politically motivated organization.

Kander would be better off distancing himself from organizations like votevets.org

Remember to vote for veterans, but only if they are anti-war Democrats. They are the only veterans that will serve this country.

6/30/2008 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not want some guy willing to sign up and kill on government command to represent me.

The Iraq war is now known to be based on lies.

Those who don't admit this are liars or morons.

7/01/2008 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 6:32 -

That is not a real post. You are transparent. My yard sign may be removed.

7/01/2008 7:20 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Anonymous 7:20 -

Commenters like your predecessor are called "trolls", and are best ignored. They exist solely to seek the attention of their intellectual superiors.

7/01/2008 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course it is a real post.

I just made it. It is not a figment of your imagination.

It is really there.

And why would I want someone willing to sign up to kill on government command to have ANY power over me?

I wouldn't.

And if you do, you are a moron.

7/05/2008 3:29 AM  

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