I'm baffled about military people complaining about people getting government funded health care. You and your families get it. You're not better than everyone else.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Tell that to various US senators.
Originally Posted by Saria
IIRC, during the whole health care debate, some people were going to the representatives and senators who were voting against Obamacare, and asking them to pledge to give up their own taxpayer-funded health care coverage. Although they were loudly proclaiming how bad a government-administered health care system wouid be for American, they seemed to like theirs just fine.

On another topic altogether, this is the brutally honest assessment of the GOP, from a lifelong Republican who has spent his life in service to his country, both in uniform and as a diplomat:

Colin Powell's former chief of staff condemned the Republican Party on Friday night, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "My party is full of racists."


Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson made the comment in response to Mitt Romney campaign surrogate John Sununu's suggestion on Thursday that Powell's endorsement of President Barack Obama's re-election was motivated by race. Wilkerson, who served as Powell's chief of staff when the general was secretary of state during the first George W. Bush term, told Schultz that he respected Sununu "as a Republican, as a member of my party," but did not "have any respect for the integrity of the position that [Sununu] seemed to codify."

When asked by Schultz what, if anything, the remark said about the attitudes of the Republican Party, Wilkerson said:
My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people -- not all of them, but most of them -- who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that's despicable.
The retired colonel also said that "to say that Colin Powell would endorse President Obama because of his skin color is like saying Mother Theresa worked for profit."
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