Sunday, October 12, 2008

Who really supports the troops?

Last week while Cindy McCain was standing on a stage claiming that her "blood ran cold" over Barack Obama's lack of support for the troops, including her own son, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America were releasing their Report Card on how U.S. representatives and senators voted this year on issues for those who've come home from these conflicts.

Every year the IAVA announces their legislative goals for veterans, and this past year there were many important pieces of legislation for military veterans including a New GI Bill, suicide prevention legislation, funds for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, and help for homeless vets. At the end of the year, they simply grade our representatives on how they voted on these predetermined issues.

Contrary to popular belief, honest and concrete support from representatives come from their votes, not their flapping mouths. Words mean nothing if actions don't back them up, and John McCain's words don't amount to much since he received a D this year. At least in part, this appears to be a result of him missing important votes while he was campaigning. In contrast, Obama earned a B. Personally, I appreciate a president that can multi-task. The thought of having a president that can't manage competing, important tasks makes my blood run a little cold, Cindy.


Blogger the OB Rag said...

amen sister.

and i thought it was the weather, or my slow thyroid that was makin' me shiver.

good to see you back. home your mom is doing better

patty @ the OB Rag

10/13/2008 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger the OB Rag said...

you know i meant hope...
but hope your mom is home is even better!

10/13/2008 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

I did know you meant hope! Thanks for the kind words. I'm in Idaho right now with mom. It's a long, slow recovery.

10/20/2008 08:31:00 PM  
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