Why do Republicans hate our troops?
Most likely, a grotesque combination of blind partisanship -- anything to deny a Dem a win -- and chicken-hawkism -- only war sells, not taking care of the people who actually have to fight.
The fact that these Senators are from red states shows they're taking their voters for granted -- coasting on cultural posturing and division.
It's ugly -- but it's a lantern for progressives. With stuff like this, we can illuminate a path out of the wilderness. We've seen conservatives before retreating into nationalism and defeatism -- just think about the Republican Party in the 1930's and 1940's -- and turning away from the real Americans who defend our country. We've also seen Democrats formulate strong, engaged policies that united our fighters and our foreign policy -- just think John F. Kennedy in the early 1960's.
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