And we’re talking sneering, spit-flecked, envious, resentful, depraved, boorish hate.
Melissa Harris-Perry tells something we already know.
“It is a surprising historical truth that the U.S. military, despised as an engine of war by many progressives, has been a leading institution in America’s fight for racial equality,” she said, citing a 1948 executive order signed by President Harry S. Truman.
Charlie Rangel shows his appreciation:
“I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the Army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.”
When I was just an 18 year old at Ft. Jackson, SC, standing in my first formation with a Drill Sergeant screaming in my face and wondering what the hell I got myself into, I was already a better, brighter individual than Charlie Rangel will ever be.
There’s always a fundamental disconnect when you try to explain patriotism, service, and love of country to liberals; they always project their own motivations onto those who serve in the military. They can’t understand things like Duty, Honor, Country, following the example of others who served, and giving something back to the nation that’s given so much to every one of us. All of which makes me despise them even more.
Keith Olbermann, douche bag extraordinaire and former employee of MSNBC, showed more of his despicable behavior by insulting Iraq War vet J.R. Salzman, who also happens to be an amputee as a result of a battlefield injury:
Keith Olbermann slammed wounded Iraq War veteran J. R. Salzman on Twitter, saying that his behavior on the social media site “embarrasses the military.”
The slam came about in response to Salzman’s tweet about comments made by NBC’s Bob Costas on Sunday regarding the right to keep and bear arms.
“Getting 2nd Amendment advice from Bob Costas is a bit like getting career advice from Keith Olbermann, Saltzman tweeted.
“You could benefit from my career advice, Son. I’ve lasted 33 years and made millions. You? You have a bad avatar and Grade D humor (sic),” Olbermann tweeted in response. J. R. Salzman, however, wasn’t intimidated.
“I too hope to one day be so successful I’m sacked from my multimillion dollar job(s) for acting like a petulant child,” he responded.
That’s when Olbermann slammed the veteran who lost an arm while serving in Iraq in 2006.
“I’m sure you’ll accomplish the second half of that if you haven’t already. Your conduct on twitter embarrasses the military,” Olbermann said.
Twitchy reported that a number of people stood up for Salzman.
“[L]et us veterans decide what does and does not embarrass the military. Effete liberals like you don’t have a say,” said “pigswithwings.”
……Salzman weighed in, saying that Olbermann defended calling conservative columnist Michelle Malkin a “punched up bag of meat with lipstick” in his first tweet.
“Olbermann is nothing if not a misogynist pig. And now he is insulting wounded warriors while defending the anti-gun zealot Bob Costas,” Twitchy added.
“Remember this, Keith Olbermann. You may have millions, and I may only have one arm. But I’m twice the man you will ever be,” Salzman finally said.
Saltzman’s blog: Lumberjack in a Desert
Kudos to J.R. for his service and his courage.
As for Olbermann:
- Embarrassment to mankind Keith Olbermann says Iraq veteran and amputee ’embarrasses the military’ (twitchy.com)