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” Call me Senator, I worked hard for that title” VFW Shuts down its PAC

20 Oct

 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.

Really????

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!

 
2 Comments

Posted by on October 20, 2010 in politics

 

2 responses to “” Call me Senator, I worked hard for that title” VFW Shuts down its PAC

  1. P. Henry Saddleburr

    October 20, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I absolutely agree with this post and with the Commander. What in the heck were they thinking and where was the oversight?

    We give to VFW every year and I was distraught. I suspect they heard from their many donors and supporters, which lead to this change of heart.

    Grassroots works!

     
  2. Saddlesore

    October 20, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Too many organizations are too cozy with incumbents. Essentially they think they are buying protection. Actually, they are just being used. Maybe more groups will start to wake up and realize that they need to support candidates with the right values, and not just those who happen to be incumbents.

     

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