Richard Van Steenkiste: GOP hypocrites |

Richard Van Steenkiste: GOP hypocrites

What an incredible bunch of hypocrites the Republicans are! They are rightly shocked by statements by Donald Trump — one of their own — about John McCain not being a war hero.

But where was their outrage in 2002 when Saxby Chandliss of Georgia denigrated triple amputee Vietnam war hero Max Cleland for his service, linking him in an aid to Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein? Or when in 2004 hundreds of delegates to the Republican convention made fun of John Kerry’s medals and service in Vietnam by wearing little bandages with purple heart stickers on them, or when they cheered Swiftboat commercials that lied about and belittled Kerry’s service in Vietnam.

Show me a single ad by a Democrat belittling a Republican vet’s service to this country.

Richard Van Steenkiste

Grass Valley

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