Friday, November 03, 2006

"What the left really thinks about the military"

I have stated on numerous occasions that the left despises the military, and Jean-François Heinz-Kerry's recent slanderous comments serve to be just another exhibit in this mindset. Recent comments from members of my "harem" (inside joke for newcomers) prompted me to put this post up. This piece from Hot Air elaborates well on this phenomenon:
(Excerpts from leftard bloggers who agree with Kerry's slander here)
You want more? Here’s more:
“But I think what we’re coming to grips with is the fact that we actually have a mercenary Army,” Clift said, according to a transcript of “The McLaughlin Group” program.

“And it doesn’t have a nice ring to it. We call it ‘volunteers,’ but we’re basically paying people to serve their country. And if you’re going to pay people and have a mercenary Army, you’re going to have to pay the market rate. And so the bounties are going up — more money for tuition, higher enlistment bonuses — and I think it’s appropriate.”
That’s Newsweek reporter and longtime lefty apologist Eleanor Clift, describing those who volunteer to serve in harm’s way as “mercenaries.” Traditionally, mercenaries are those who fight not for a flag or a country, but for the highest bidder. That cannot honestly be said of anyone in the US military. Believe me, most troops are aware that they’re not paid as much as the likes of Eleanor Clift. But they do their jobs anyway, because they believe it’s the right and honorable thing to do.

There’s more out there–Sen. Dick Durbin comparing our troops to Nazis, John Kerry himself comparing the Vietnam-era military to the army of Jenjis Khan and slamming today’s for terrorizing women and children in Iraq, etc etc etc. Find a smear of the military, and behind it stands a Democrat.

Here’s the truth: As Bill Clinton wrote of himself in trying to dodge the draft, most of the left loathes the military. Liberal elitists denigrate the military because they don’t appreciate its role in protecting us and see it as the one part of government they’re always willing to slash to the bone. Think about why that last part is true. Why are liberals always ready to cut the military and boost agencies like HUD? Why? Doesn’t that say something about their attitudes, principles and priorities? I’ve seen it myself, the wince on a liberal’s face when I mention I was once in the Air Force. It’s a reflexive mistrust and hatred, a hangover from the 60s for those like Kerry, and the pabulum that the younger ones have been fed from the cradle.

Kerry’s “joke” was a famously Kinsleyan gaffe–a moment when a politicial says what he really thinks. And that’s why his story keeps changing when he tries to explain it. He can’t just come out and say, outside the safe confines of a gathering of like-minded leftists, what he really, really thinks about the military.
I'm sorry, liberals, but as I repeatedly state, there's a reason that about 70% of the military votes Republican: they know you don't like them. Al Gore knew that, too, and that's why he dispatched a team of ambulance chasers to contest and disqualify overseas military ballots in Florida in 2000...all while piously calling on us to "count every vote." Plus, with the New Jersey Senate race this year being hotly contested, we now have a New Jersey...wait for it...Democrat who is trying to prevent overseas military personnel from casting balllots!

I'm sorry, but we're not going to let you run and hide from your shameful attitudes and history towards our soldiers! It's going to take you a couple of generations to undo that kind of damage to their perception, and judging by the leaders of your party today, I suspect it may take even longer than that.