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So, I am sitting on my couch eating a little dinner, surfing the tube a bit and I decide to check out Hannity. I stop by to see what looney-toon bent he is on time to time. Tonight I was graced with the lunacy of the Donald. How does this man get air time?!? I tuned in as he was going on his rant about TAKING Iraq’s oil. “to the victors go the spoils” as he has been saying. Um … Donald, didn’t we go in (according to the original justifications) in part as a war of liberation? Jesus, no wonder much of the world thinks we are assholes. He then goes on to say how we should use some of this to compensate wounded and families of dead soldiers. Hannity nods along in agreement, expressing his support for the soldiers. This always kills me. The nuevo-cons(*) bleed on about their support for the troops, yet at every turn they try to screw them over, trying to cut the VA, charging them for flights to go on leave, all the way to some suggesting we should have soldiers engage in a Ryan-style voucher plan for their health care. Now I totally disagree with the war, yadda, yadda … but the soldiers returning from war zones should be given all the support, mental and medical care the need on our dime, period.
Sorry, I ramble. It just simply floors me that people like Donald are remotely taken seriously. From his birtherism to he newly found love of eliminating child labor laws, what more does he have to say to be labeled a whackjob by his tribe?
(*) not to be confused with neo-cons. nuevo-cons are the newer faction where all policy decisions of any type are driven solely by the question “how can someone get really rich?”