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Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Military, Politics, War | 14 comments

Truly Despicable

THIS is truly despicable. It’s astounding that people in politics to “discuss issues” and “win votes” can think that this kind of mindless lash out does anything but make them LOSE VOTES — and hurts their party if it is not repudiated.

To quote a great person:

In this case a duck isn’t the political quack.

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  • DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist

    “You are an Iraq veteran? Shame you didn’t come home in a body bag.”

    Must be the new “support the troops” battlecry for those cowards who started the war in the first place.

    “Despicable” is too kind of a word both for these words and for the man who uttered them — or tweeted them.

  • SteveK

    And the GOP loyalists and sycophants silently stand in the background… Their silence authorizing this kind of disgusting behavior.

    That, to me, is the truly despicable aspect of this.

  • DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist

    this fellow who said this just, as we say in the military, ‘sh in his mess kit.’ He nevah goanna eat lunch in any town again any time soon. Express Kamma.

  • brcarthey

    I honestly wish I could say that Republicans will come down on this guy, but all of us remember (present company included) how a man running for a certain re-election not only skipped out serving during Vietnam by hiding out in the TX National Air Guard (and still found a way not to fulfill that duty), and also had a running mate who got five deferments from that same war because of a “bum” knee (though it still allowed him to hit the ski slopes regularly), were able to impugn a man’s service and Purple Hearts.

    I wish I could say that was an isolated incident if not for what a present GA senator did to Max Cleland by questioning his patriotism. I guess serving and leaving three limbs in a foreign country isn’t enough sacrifice. Of course, I guess this senator’s sacrifice of his knee’s on the football field, which also gained him a medical deferment, was service enough to the US before he got into politics.

    Those are the two most prominent over the last 10 years, but I know there are more during this time as well as many more even before these. Like all others before this GOP’er, he will run to his base, make excuses why he said those things, wrap himself in the flag saying he was “defending America,” and run to talk radio who in turn will start attacking this guy for the next week. Then, before we know it, I fear this Iraq veteran will be made out to be the bad guy in all this. In the meantime, since this former executive director of the GOP is so classy, I thought I’d share a little link about some possible “Anthony Weiner-like” shenanigans of his from last fall. I just wish I could find better verification of it because this “classy” man deserves it.

  • The_Ohioan

    First, maybe we should know why he’s a former GOP officer; maybe the GOP fired him just because of communications like this.

    Second, this story might mean someone else is sending the messages:
    http://irmo.wistv.com/news/news/55534-threatening-text-message-prompts-school-district-security-alert

    Third, if he is responsible for all of these communications (he claims free speech privileges) he probably needs a psychiatric exam.

  • rudi

    @Ohio

    Todd Kincannon is trying to prove that liberal MSM and the Internets are out to crucify conservatives. Many of his absurd Tweets are just to get him banned for Twitter – and prove that there is a war on Christmas, Easter and stupid conservatives speech(#TGDN).
    http://conservativeread.com/what-is-tgdn/
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/41639_Twitter_Conservatives_Having_a_Grand_Time_Making_Rape_Jokes
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/41430_Right_Wing_Loons_Recycle_Twitter_Gulag_Persecution_Fantasy_Inadvertent_Hilarity_Ensues

    Yes, almost a year later and they’re still ranting away about the hilariously overblown persecution fantasy they call “Twitter Gulag,” their name for what happens when they act like abusive assholes and spam people with insulting tweets, then get reported for spam and blocked.

    This time they’ve worked out a scheme where they all follow each other, because they’ve decided that if they have enough followers it’s a magic spell that prevents being imprisoned in Twitter Gulag (which, despite the dramatic name, amounts to nothing more than having their free Twitter accounts temporarily suspended for violating the terms of service).

  • dduck

    This guy is an a______.
    Why do some literally jump to expand on his stupid, mean unthinking remarks to splatter others? Step 1, wait for anyone to say something nasty, step 2. check his political affiliation, step 3. blast anyone associated with that party and dredge up negatives associated only in a peripheral or historical way, the better to pile on the party not the individual.

  • rudi

    @DD
    Todd Kincannon and Michele Malkin are using a technical aspect of Twitter to create a phony controversy.
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/40442__TwitterGulag_Reprise-_How_to_Get_Blocked_and_Reported_for_Spam
    #TwitterGulag Give us all a break…

  • The_Ohioan

    I agree with dd. Alan Grayson’s the Dem version. I refuse, as a Democrat, to be splattered with his offal. The problem with these people is that they are sick, not that they are Reublicans. Remember the 60’s?

  • dduck

    Yep.

  • zusa1

    That solder has more than earned the right to say whatever he has to say about the war, and the rest of us owe him a respectful listen.

  • brcarthey

    @dduck you said,

    blast anyone associated with that party and dredge up negatives associated only in a peripheral or historical way, the better to pile on the party not the individual.

    I agree completely with you. It does not help bring us together to solve problems. I honestly wish more conservatives like you were online to debate liberals who are willing to be open to dialogue. Instead, whenever I do try to have a debate with them, it eventually becomes nothing more than ad hominem attacks about liberals (the reverse, sadly, is also true). On top of which they will seriously either ignore or piecemeal out salient points I try to make. This is true even of many within my family in TX. The most recent one from a relative, whom I’m close with on all other matters not related to politics, recently sent me an email of the “greatest anti-liberal” hits from the website Liberal Logic 101 that I found very troublesome (for a variety of reasons). My first reply was more of a summary of why these “assertions” were wrong and non-sequitur, to which he replied that he had mostly heard or read 95% of these things directly from liberals in the media and whether I “admit it or not, most liberals believe exactly these different assertions.”

    How can anyone debate the other side of the fence when one side’s mind is already made up? I would think that being a family member they would be willing to listen first before passing judgement, but that has (as I recently learned) not been the case. This same family member would send me really crazy emails, about something the Obama administration did or did not do, and ask me if the email was true or not. It would typically take me less time to find the truth online than to compose the reply email. Now, after this last email, I have wondered if it was all in vain.

    Anyway, I wanted to just say thanks for providing a different perspective for me to learn from and hoping that you have other conservative friends that you could invite to join these debates. I’m not expecting you to give me a reply as the representative of all conservatives, but more to acknowledge that I am thankful for people like you on the other side of the political fence. Cheers!

  • dduck

    brc, I appreciate the thought, but in my small sphere, I only know one other Rep and he like me is a “moderate”, meaning we bemoan the sad state of the Rep party and its constituent parts. Like me, he is pro-choice, pro gun-control and anti BIG government, but is for small efficient government and greater fiscal responsibility. I don’t know why, but most middle class people in Manhattan and NJ where I will be tortured tomorrow night are liberals, although a couple are at least moderate and know we need to pay attention to spending and deficits.

  • KP

    One party casting the fish net of hate or cliches about the other side is SO wrong.

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