I just threw up a little bit – well, ok, a whole lot – in my mouth after watching this video:
Seriously, watch it. Talk about sheer chutzpah!
Via Hoosierpundit, who nails it:
That’s District 69 Democratic State Representative Dave Cheatham (Dave Cheat ‘Em) comparing his retreat to Illinois to avoid doing his job to soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan to fight for their country. Disgusting.
Our soldiers are leaving home to do a job serving their country by going to Afghanistan. The Democrats ran away from doing their jobs serving the people of Indiana by fleeing to Illinois. The soldiers in Afghanistan are fighting and dying. The Democrats aren’t in pitched combat. Their lives aren’t in danger. They’re not dying.
And he cut and run from his responsibility, something our fine men and women in uniform do not do. How dare this jerk morally equate his cowardly actions with the courageous actions of our sailors and soldiers and airmen?
Doug Powers puts an even finer point on things:
Troops in Afghanistan:
The Marines in Garmsir spend a lot of time talking about the heat. A thermometer flat-lined one particular day, when temperatures reached 135 degrees Fahrenheit in the sun.
“It’s even too hot at night for the mosquitoes,” says one Marine.
They live in crude mud-wall compounds. There are no sewage system, no telephones, no electricity — these young men have been sleeping in the dirt for weeks.
The Democrats wouldn’t speculate on how long they’d stay in Urbana. But if a person had to stay indefinitely in Urbana, the Comfort Suites would not be a bad place.
The hotel has a fitness room (the TV was turned to “I Love Lucy”), an indoor swimming pool (“maximum bather load: 50?) and a hot tub (“maximum bather load: 6?). The Democrats had not yet taken advantage of the amenities, according to hotel staff, fellow guests and the Democrats themselves.
Yeah, sounds like a real war zone out there in Urbana, Illinois.
Which looks like the toughest place to be? Perhaps Rep. Cheatham should be the one to answer that question.