But they support the troops.
The mayor of Richmond, CA is under fire for her decision to skip a Veterans Day memorial to attend an Occupy Rally.
Mayor Gayle McLaughlin sent an email to the San Jose Mercury News explaining why she would not be attending a Veterans Day salute that included a re-enactment of the launch of a World War II-era ship at the Richmond shipyards.
“I choose to honor our veterans, not only on Veteran’s Day, but daily, but supporting an end to military warfare to prevent further fighting and dying in needless wars,” she wrote. “I am a strong supporter of Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War.”
The mayor said that since the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day salute, she chose to attend an Occupy rally – an event that she has been actively promoting.
“I think it’s disgraceful,” said Jeff Rubin, who organizes Pinole’s Veterans Day memorial. ““This is not a war issue. This is an issue of honoring people who sign up to protect your rights.”
Rubin told Fox News the mayor has ties to the Richmond Progressive Alliance and has a history of creating controversy in the city.
“It’s disrespectful,” he said. “Just because you’re in politics doesn’t mean everything is political. There are some things that transcend politics and this is one of them. Regardless of your feelings about America’s involvement in Iraq or Afghanistan, you have to respect the troops.”
How nice to know that fighting back against Islamofascist zealots—across in the Middle East—who attacked this country and want us all dead, is ‘needless’.
Insufferable assholes like McLaughlin use the military as an outlet for their nihilist politics. Give the Left a war that promotes their agenda, without the possibility of America protecting its interests and security, and they’re all for it. They’re quick to undermine wars we’ve already won, but will agitate for conflicts that are not in our interest and won’t be fought. The fact that America already gained a substantial victory against Islamofascist swine in two wars, is just too hard to take.
Aligning yourself with a group full of communists, anarchists, nazis, thieves, perverts, rapists, derelicts, and aimless stutterfucks, is a clear indication that you’re not “honoring veterans”. You’re just another self-absorbed little fringenut whose idea of “social justice” is to destroy the Democratic Republic and the Constitution on which is was founded.
Go fuck yourself McLaughlin.
- Democrat mayor in California to veterans: Screw you, the Occupiers are more important! (crushliberalism.com)
- Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (gunnyg.wordpress.com)