I know I am a political talk show host, but this not a political post.
Never has a Soldier waited to kick down a door to engage insurgents in Iraq until he found out if it would benefit the Democrats or Republicans.
Never let us be just bones. I don't care how you exercise your freedoms, if you want to honor America's Veterans, you should exercise the freedoms for which they fought and sacrificed. Those crosses in Arlington are merely the markers of where the flesh lay, but their spirit should be very much alive in the hearts of those above those grounds.
It is you, the citizen, who bears the daily burden of living free. We do not do what we do to protect a "freedom" in the sense that it is a benefit you recieve of our service. We do what we do to preserve your responisibility to your fellow citizens, to preserve your Consitution, and to preserve your heritage. We know what happens if we fail, and so we never do. We beg you to do the same.
Some of us have died for the cause. We are not martyrs. We knew what could happen. At night, alone, we let that fear shake us. We were human, and we were afraid, but we have a greater fear. We fear what would happen if we were not willing to go that far for you. We fear the night when you are faced with our choice because we failed. We fear those things far worse than we fear any enemy.
We thank you for your thanks today. We appreciate that you want to learn all of our stories, and we appreciate your kind words when you thank us for our service. We sincerely appreciate your well wishes and the hopes that we come home safe. It matters.
And so the nation sets aside one day for us. We are grateful. What we do in return is set aside the other 364 for you. Live them free, and our sacrifice is not a sacrifice, it is an investment. We gave those lives and limbs as a down payment on a free country, and the balance will be paid by you, the free citizens thereof.
Without Veterans, we would have no citizens, but without free citizens, we would have no Veterans.
Barney Frank is gay and Jewish, and according to the media, so is Obama. And why not?
Well, our first Gay Jewish Black President is at it again. Oy vey, girlfriend.
Barack Obama has been declared our nation's first Jewish President by New York Magazine, hailed as our first gay President by Newswek, and obviously our first black President by everyone with eyeballs.
Here's the problem: Black doesn't mean black. Jesse Jackson told us so. "You can't consider your self a black man if you don't vote for healthcare," he so obliviously opined.
Gay doesn't mean gay, unless there is something we don't knwo about the first family, Barack Obama is not gay.
But first Jewish President? That is the farthest one from the truth. Jewish would imply that he is pro-Israel, although many Jews in America support Democrats that believe Israel is the problem with the world. Well, the other problem besides America.
This week Benjamin Netanyahu has made a shocking revelation: A Democrat President is friendly to a regime that hates Israel. A regime that is nuclear. A regime that whole world believes is dangerous and should not have nuclear weapons. Iran. I mean Iran.
Obama had secretly made a deal to lift the sanctions on Iran months ago. More "flexibility" I suppose. Obama went behind closed doors and took it in the shorts from the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism.
OK, new plan: Somebody tell the White House Ted Cruz was born in Tehran.
Remember when Obama said he would meet with dictators without preconditions? He wasn't lying. Obama will listen to dictators, religious fanatics, and terrorists, and go out of his way to make them happy. Wonder if he would do the same for Republicans, since that's what he thinks of us?
Christie vs. Schultz. The Sumo match nobody wants to see...ever.
But nevertheless, here we go.
I can't sum up the level of incomepetence and weirdness presented in this article in 100 Words (And it's not TheBlaze's fault, by the way). Ed Schultz has declared that Christie might not have the experience needed to be President.
Let's attack this from two angles:
1. I don't want Chris Christie to be President, either.
2. I can't stand Ed Schultz.
1. OK, Christie is Governor of a blue state, and that's to his credit I suppose, but we conservatives are burdened with this nasty thing called expecting results. New Jersey ain't exactly doing too hot. His embrace of the idea that Trenton is how the country should run rings a little hollow if Trenton ain't running too well.
This, by the way, is what bipartisanship looks like. It's a lot like the Hurricane Sandy aftermath: It makes a great photo op for politicians, but there is still evidence of what used to be your life in the background.
2. I really can't stand Ed Schultz. So, Ed, given the state of all of her offices after she left them, is Hillary a better choice? Was Obama experienced enough? Or maybe it is precisely because Christie is the supposed frontrunner that 'ol Chins Schultz wants to go after him. Poor Ed, always trying to fight in the wrong weight class...