Angered after watching years of endorsing incumbent candidates by the VFW PAC, Richard L. Eubank, Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars pulls the plug on VFWPAC. Commander Eubank questioned the PAC’s track record of endorsing and supporting candidates with little or no track record of supporting our Armed Forces , or our Veterans.
For Example, VFW PAC endorsed Democrat Ron Klein, who is running against Republican challenger Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Allen West Florida 22nd Congressional District. LT Col West served in the First Gulf War as well as Operation Iraq Freedom. Ron Klein’s military experience amounts to watching ” Saving Private Ryan” while sucking his thumb.
Not to mention Babs ” Call me Senator ” Boxer.
There are a great number of veterans who are offended by Boxer’s refusal to support our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Fiorina told reporters Sunday. “There are veterans who are offended by the way she dressed down a general, and there are, unfortunately for the VFW PAC, now a whole lot of veterans who are offended by the decision the VFW PAC has taken.”Fiorina’s campaign also released a statement by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and other military veterans, objecting to the VFW’s endorsement of her. (McCain is campaigning for Fiorina).
Asked after her speech about McCain’s objection, Boxer merely smiled and replied: “I’m so excited to have the VFW endorsement. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”MEMORANDUM _________________________ National Council of Administration Richard L. Eubank, Commander-in-Chief Date: October 14, 2010 _________________________ I have reviewed the Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors’ response to our request to rescind this year’ s Congressional endorsements. I disagree with their assessment. It is now evident to most of the VFW leadership, both National and especially the departments, that the VFW has been subjected to extreme negative publicity throughout the nation, and the recent endorsement decisions have, in fact, harmed the VFW’ s reputation and future ability to fulfill our mission. I cannot let this erosion of public support for our great organization continue. The apparent lack of the committee to address these concerns will lead to a proposal by me, as Commander in-Chief, to amend the by-laws at the 112th National Convention for the purpose of dissolving the PAC. Meanwhile, under the authority granted to me as Commander-in-Chief in section 619 of the VFW National By-Laws and under section 620 of the Manual of Procedure, I am withdrawing all PAC all PAC appointments effective October 15, 2010.
Accordingly, I’ m asking the council for a vote of “ no confidence” in the VFW PAC as indicated on the enclosed ballot.
It’s about dam time that the members of these organizations stand up and say NO MORE. What say you NRA? Its gets me so mad to watch these PAC’s, of all types, endorsing the incumbent without regard. This is a major reason for the 95% re- election rate among a Congress with a 9% approval rating……………………. until THIS YEAR. GIRD YOUR LOINS. I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY HOUSE!
UPDATE!!!!!!!! Colonel Jessup USMC fires back!