The Republicans, long known for their ability to count dollars, said "no" to a chance to support those who chose to support their country on the front lines. Too bad for the vets! Maybe the next young person will think twice about serving in the military and expecting support on the home front when they return. And maybe they'll think twice about who to vote for this November.
Voters need to listen to both sides
There have always been lies in political campaigns but it used to be they were relegated to a few cranks on the political extremes. It seems like lately we've turned a corner and outright lies are being propagated by pundits who claim to be part of the mainstream media. This is alarming; it muddies the water so that some voters don't know what to believe. Even scarier is the fact that the Romney campaign is endorsing some of these lies in their political ads, paid for by big corporations.
There are grave problems facing America and the world and it's more important than ever that both parties work together to find solutions. The climate of divisiveness perpetrated by Fox News is tearing the country apart and making it harder to elect leaders who are willing to compromise and reach consensus.
Voters need to listen to both sides and make their decisions with the advantage of being fully informed. And moderate Republicans need to take back their party from the extremists. This lot of Republicans have nothing to offer but more factories outsourced to China, more mountains blasted to rubble, more tax cuts for the very rich and less security for seniors.