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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Santorum Supports the Troops with a Bumper Sticker

Unbelievable. Watch the video at Santorum Exposed:
Last week Rick Santorum addressed the Centre County Republican Party and asked them to support them.

"We have a culture right now that doesn't say serve. It doesn't say don't think about yourself. It says me, me, me. It's a very self absorbed, me centered, excessive popular culture. And yet we have brave men and women who are willing to step forward because they know what's at stake. They're willing to sacrifice their lives for this great country. What I'm asking all of you tonight is not to put on a uniform. Put on a bumper sticker. Is it that much to ask? Is it that much to ask to step up and serve your country?"
Is he talking about a "Support the Troops" or a "Rick Santorum" bumper sticker? Like so many Republicans, Santorum pretends to support the troops, but as I write in an AlterNet article, his record proves otherwise:
In April, Republican senators, including Rick Santorum, R-Pa., John McCain, R-Ariz. and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., voted to defeat a Democratic effort to add $2 billion to the 2005 VA healthcare budget. The only Republican who voted in favor of the bill was Senator Arlen Specter, R-Pa.

"Democrats are the ones supporting the troops. Republicans aren't supporting us," says Bill Huber, Disabled American Veterans Hospital Coordinator in Muskogee, Oklahoma and Korean Veteran. "I'm 71 years old and I've been around a while. The problem is, veterans don't protest. We take what we get. I'm the president of our DAV chapter and I tell my people to write to their congressmen. They just sit back and let our lobbyists do it. They can't do it by themselves; we have to help them."

4 Comments:

At 1/24/2006 8:57 PM, Anonymous Stop Santorum! said...

Santorum is lagging in the polls. Let's hope Pennyslvanians vote.

 
At 1/25/2006 12:58 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Did anyone notice that Scott Lemieux is supporting Alito?

 
At 1/25/2006 1:00 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Scratch that... it's Bob Casey that's supporting Alito.

 
At 1/25/2006 1:08 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Interesting...The Dems believe a pro-life candidate would be the best guy to run against Santorum.

 

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