Fulton GOP To Hold Town Hall On Veterans’ Issues

From A Press Release:

ATLANTA, Georgia – On Saturday, December 5 the Metro Veterans Coalition of the Fulton County Republican Party will host a Veterans Town Hall: The State of Veterans Health Care & Benefits featuring former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, who sits on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and Lee Ellis, a Medal of Honor recipient from Georgia, at the Lefont Theater 5920 Roswell Rd Sandy Springs, GA from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Following the speakers will be a movie screening of the HBO film based on a true story, ‘Taking Chance: When one falls, another brings him home.’

“The men and women who serve in the U.S. military deserve our unwavering support when they are in uniform and, unquestionably, when they return home,” said Shawn Hanley, Chairman of the Fulton County Republican Party and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. “Obama’s dithering on implementing General McChrystal’s plan in Afghanistan is a display of the Democratic Party’s inability to suppress its Left wing base which seeks the dismantling of the military.”

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4 comments

  1. Actually, I agree… the foot-dragging on an Afghanistan strategy is a mistake, and the fact that Obama has done it so publicly with open musing and shifting deadlines looks terrible. I don’t know if an escalation would “fix” Afghanistan or not… but I was initially skeptical of the Iraq surge too, so I wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to an effort to get it right in Afghanistan now.

    However, it does warrant emphasis that this event is not a veteran’s group which happens to be supporting the GOP. It is instead a Fulton GOP group which happens to be veterans. One of the most disappointing things about political discussion over the past decade has been both parties’ bitter insistence that the other is “anti-military”. People have different good-faith views on what the best courses of action are, but it’s wrong to argue that patriotism and hawkishness are one and the same. That’s no more honest than the left wing trying to take over the word “justice” for all of their causes.

    It IS interesting to note that Ron Paul last year out-fundraised the majority of the GOP Presidential field, including the eventual nominee at some points, and the clear majority of his contributions came from veterans and those in active service.

  2. It IS interesting to note that Ron Paul last year out-fundraised the majority of the GOP Presidential field, including the eventual nominee at some points, and the clear majority of his contributions came from veterans and those in active service.

    Only those that were supported by the Chicken-Hawk’s received donations warrant media attention in politics. Just like government knows what’s best for our family’s personal lives… The C-H’s knows better than those and what’s best for those who have actually worn the uniform (sarc.).

    (I don’t believe I ever saw an MSM article/or video clip where the veterans/service members were ask why they donated so much more to Ron Paul than they did to the other candidates. I wonder why?).

    • I think we had “some dithering on Iraq.” That was my point, those “in the know” that behaved dithery were belittled, fired, ignored and/or their patriotism was questioned, when the motivation was wanting to do what was best for our service members and country… and not “special interestsss.”

      As much as I did not like Bush Sr, we all knew the objective of the first Gulf war, Iraq out of Kuwait. To this day, I do not know what the specific goal is of the current Gulf war… and I hope no one says “to end terrorism”, because that would be like having a “War on Misbehavior.” Terrorism is a name of a tactic (terrorist are those that implement the tactic/and are so named by the opposite side of those using it) and will be used in conflicts/wars from now to the end of time.

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