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Veterans Shred Marjorie Taylor Greene For Saying Joining The US Military Is ‘Throwing Your Life Away’

There should no longer be any doubt that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) absolutely hates the United States and everything it stands for, because now she’s even attacking the U.S. military even though she has never done a damn thing to protect or defend this country and the Constitution, which she swore to do when she joined Congress.

According to Greene, if someone joins the military right now, they’re throwing their life away.

Newsweek notes that Greene made her remarks on a podcast:

Speaking to former Fox News host Lou Dobbs‘ podcast on April 9, Greene listed other reasons why people should not join the military, including the vaccine mandate and “woke” training.

Greene made the remarks after Dobbs questioned the “quality of people” that are in the Defense Department in Biden’s administration and suggested that the military was struggling to attract new recruits because people have “seen the way they’re treated.”

“Can you imagine explaining to a recruit, you’re gonna be just fine, just like those Marines in Kabul? Who in his or her right mind would say ‘sign me up for that, Sarge?'”

Greene replied:

“Not my son and I know a lot of young people don’t want to have anything to do with that. It’s like throwing your life away.

“Not to mention how they’ve been forced to take the vaccine and the ones that didn’t want to take it have been discharged. Who wants to be treated that way?”

Veterans from around the country slammed Greene for her disgusting comments, with VoteVets posting:

Serving in the United States Military is not “throwing your life away,” but @RepMTG wouldn’t know anything about service to nation considering the traitors she supports. One thing is clear, she hates our military and REAL America.

 

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who has honorably served in the U.S. Air National Guard, also lit into Greene:

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), an Iraq War veteran, was disgusted by Greene’s “selfish” remarks:

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and F-15 fighter pilot Jim Hendren, who just so happens to be Republican, also weighed in:

 And former U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Malcolm Nance even suggested that Greene is working for the enemies of America:

Marjorie Taylor Greene and the vast majority of today’s GOP hate the United States with a passion. Their loyalty is to whoever is willing to pay them the most, be it in rubles or dollars.

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WATCH Matt Gaetz Make An A*s Of Himself During A House Hearing With Secy. Of Defense Austin

During a House hearing on Tuesday with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) made a fool of himself by suggesting that the Defense Department is wasting taxpayer money on teaching “socialism” and diversity to U.S. troops.

When Gaetz made the bogus socialism claim, Austin immediately pushed back, remarking:

“Well, I certainly don’t agree with embracing socialism.”

Rather than let the Defense Secretary finish his remarks, Gaetz interrupted and went off on a rambling, fact-free rant:

“My follow-up question, if we don’t embrace it, why did the National Defense University put out a statement saying in this talk he will argue that the right answer lies in ending Western arrogance and promoting a new egalitarian horizon on a global scale, a new form of ecological and post-colonial socialism? So why would we invite people we don’t agree with to evangelize views and values that we don’t share at the National Defense University when we should be learning strategy about how to combat our enemies and make assessments that are accurate?”

Austin attempted to explain that the military often studies possible new strategies and better ways to prepare members of the armed forces, but yet again Gaetz refused to let Austin finish his remarks:

“Mr. Secretary, I’ve shared with you the context. The context wasn’t to better understand socialism so we can defeat it, the context wasn’t learn about it so that we can offer countermeasures. The concept was that it’s time for socialism, and the reason I know that’s the context is because the lecture was pulled from a book written entitled Time for Socialism.”

When Austin tried to get more information about what Gaetz was referring to, the congressman refused to let him speak:

“I control the time. You guys have been blowing a lot of calls lately on matters of strategy, Mr. Secretary. You guys told us that Russia couldn’t lose, that the Taliban couldn’t immediately win. I guess I’m wondering, what about the $773 billion that you’re requesting today is going to help you make assessments that are accurate in the face of so many blown calls?”

The Defense chief did manage to get a barb in at Gaetz, telling him:

“The fact that you’re embarrassed by your country. That’s what you’re saying.”

That led Gaetz to accuse Austin of being too interested in diversity:

“Maybe we would be better at home if the National Defense University actually worked a little more on strategy and a little less on woke-ism. That was baked into your flawed assessment. I saw that the Obama administration tried to starve our military and it seems the Biden administration is trying to starve our military by force-feeding it woke-ism.”

“Woke-ism” is not a thing. It’s a buzzword created by right-wingers who are looking for ways to attack the men and women of the U.S. military while simultaneously claiming they support the troops.

They also claim that anyone who disagrees with them hates the United States. But the real hatred is theirs, and they cannot stand when someone dares to disagree with their bigoted, narrow-minded view of the world.

Here’s the video:

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The Supreme Court Ruled Joe Biden Is Commander-In-Chief – But Three Justices Dissented

The Supreme Court ruled that President Joe Biden in indeed commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces, which has been true for every president in history, as clearly laid out in the Constitution.

However, the decision wasn’t unanimous, which suggests that three of the most conservative justices either think Biden isn’t commander-in-chief or haven’t bothered to read the document they swore to “preserve, protect, and defend” before they took their seat on the highest court in the country.

Vox reports that the 6-3 decision is a troubling sign that the judicial branch has become more political than ever:

The Court’s decision in Austin v. U.S. Navy SEALs 1-26 largely halted a lower court order that permitted certain sailors to defy a direct order. A group of Navy special operations personnel sought an exemption from the Pentagon’s requirement that all active duty service members get vaccinated against Covid-19, claiming that they should receive a religious exemption.

A majority of the Court effectively ruled that, yes, in fact, troops do have to follow orders, including an order to take a vaccine.

The decision is undeniably a win for the balance of power between the executive branch and the judiciary that has prevailed for many decades. But the fact that the Court had to weigh in on this at all — not to mention that three justices, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch, dissented from the majority — is a worrisome sign about America’s judiciary.

Alito’s reasoning in his dissent is nothing short of tortured logic. According to him, members of the armed services should have the right to disobey orders handed down by their commanders, including the president of the United States, because the vaccination order didn’t provide a strong enough rationale for a religious exemption to refuse the COVID vaccine.

“In order to win at trial,” Alito wrote in response to the Navy’s warnings, “it would not be enough for the Government to posit that sending an unvaccinated Seal on such a mission might produce such consequences.” Rather, the Navy would have to prove that requiring vaccination “is the least restrictive means of furthering the interest it asserts in light of the present nature of the pandemic, what is known about the spread of the virus and the effectiveness of the vaccines, prevalent practices, and the physical characteristics of Navy Seals and others in the Special Warfare community.”

But as Vox notes, allowing one servicemember to disobey a direct order opens the proverbial barn door, which would allow every military member to do the same, and that would lead to chaos and total anarchy in the armed forces. Does that sound like it would be conducive to an orderly and strong military?

Alito’s dissent is also directly in conflict with prior decisions on matters of orders and the military:

As the Supreme Court held in Goldman v. Weinberger (1986), “the essence of military service ‘is the subordination of the desires and interests of the individual to the needs of the service.’”

Surprisingly, it was Justice Brett Kavanaugh who provided the perfect counterbalance to Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch.

 The Constitution is very clear about who is at the top of that chain. It says, in unambiguous terms, that “the President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.”

 

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‘Angry’ US Army Vet Shreds Lauren Boebert For Her Childish Antics At SOTU Address

During Tuesday evening’s State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden brought up the issue of U.S. military veterans who have been exposed to toxic materials that are destroyed in what are known as “burn pits” on forward bases in places such as Iraq and may be responsible for the brain cancer which killed his son, Beau:

 “One of those soldiers was my son, Major Beau Biden. I don’t know for sure if the burn pit that he lived near was the cause of his brain cancer, and disease of so many other troops. But I am committed to find out everything we can.”

As the president was speaking, Colorado GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert stood and shouted, “13 of them!” Boebert was apparently making reference to the 13 service members who were killed in a bombing during the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan last year.

That heckling enraged many people, including U.S. Army veteran Eileen Rivers, who excoriated Boebert in an op-ed she wrote for USA Today, noting that while we should welcome political disagreement, “there is also something wrong with reducing what should be thoughtful political discourse – done at the right time with real information – to a shameful and antagonizing heckle.”

Rivers went on to add:

“The congresswoman’s comments about a 20-year war perpetuated by leaders in both parties were misleading and lacked context. She not only lowered discourse, she disrespected the office of the presidency. I am a veteran. I spent four years of my life in the Army as an Arabic linguist. I come from a family of veterans. And I am angry.”

Most importantly, Rivers says she wants to make it clear that Lauren Boebert — who has never served a day in any branch of the military — is not the right messenger for such a message:

“When she stifled the president, she was also stifling me. Surely others who have lost loved ones felt that, too.

“Boebert does not speak for me. And neither do other members of the GOP who reinforced her sentiments on social media.”

Lauren Boebert is a pustule on the U.S. Congress. She needs to be excised by the voters in November.

 

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Madison Cawthorn Praises Russia’s Military And Slags US Forces During Fox News Appearance

Republicans and Russians go together like peas and carrots. That’s not exactly the motto the GOP wants you to focus on, but it’s the one that’s most applicable to the modern-day Republican Party in the Age of Trump.

If anyone needed further proof of the R&R connection, it was provided in full-throated fashion by Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) during a Sunday appearance on Fox News during a discussion of the Russian military massing on the border with Ukraine, which has caused many national security experts to suggest Russia is preparing to invade its neighbor.

Asked about the moves being made by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has long been known as a loose cannon who will assassinate or invade anyone who disagrees with him, Cawthorn remarked:

“We’ve been fighting in a sandbox and in caves for the last 20 years. Meanwhile, they’ve been creating hypersonic missiles that can sink our entire fleet in the Black Sea.”

Is that right? Well who focused American foreign policy on sandboxes and caves for the past 20 years? Republicans. Who started the War on Terror? Republicans. Who defends the Saudi royal family no matter who they kill? Again, it’s the Republicans. And Putin laughs as we let the GOP mismanage U.S. foreign affairs while he eliminates his political foes, murders women and children in Moscow and Chechnya, and takes Crimea while the international community shakes its head.

Of course, no one has kowtowed more to Putin and the Russians than Donald J. Trump, who refused to criticize anything his buddy Vlad said or did during his failed term in the White House.

Maybe Madison Cawthorn needs to pack up his shit and move to Russia. And he needs to take the rest of the GOP with him when he goes.