Another thing that turned a lot of people off FROM last week’s Republican National Hatefest™ was the Purple Heart Bandaids being passed around, basically calling John Kerry and anyone else who bled for our country a bunch of sissies and crybabies?
Is that what Republicans think of our men and women in the armed forces and their sacrifices?
Several letters to the editor in the Des Moines Register echo what decent Americans thought. Here’s one that really got to me:
The insensitive people at the Republican convention wearing the Purple Heart Band-Aids were mocking me and the thousands of others like me who were wounded under hostile fire in battle with a deadly enemy.It was bad enough 35 years ago to have to slip back INTO the United States and hide the fact that I was in Vietnam. The Republicans’ hurtful humor tells me that even now many so-called patriotic Americans still belittle the sacrifice made by thousands of draftees like me…”
More: Intervention Magazine: Republicans Insult Wounded Veterans
Not so funny anymore, is it Morton?