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#3009415 - 10/31/12 02:42 PM D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress
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Virginia Congressman: Veterans “Unqualified to Serve” in Congress Because Deployments Prevent Veterans from Serving Local Communities

Fairfax, VA – Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) shocked constituents by suggesting that military Veterans are unqualified to serve in Congress because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they hope to serve in Congress.

Congressman Connolly is running against Colonel Chris Perkins, a retired officer who served most of his more than 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret deployed overseas. Connolly has repeatedly suggested that Perkins’ lack of local involvement because of his military career makes him unqualified to hold federal office.

In an October 22nd Washington Post interview, Connolly “dismisses Perkins as unqualified” for Congress, despite Colonel Perkins’ many leadership assignments that included command of a Special Forces Battalion of over six-hundred men, and numerous combat deployments.

While speaking to a local Chamber of Commerce a few weeks earlier, Connolly asked the audience, “Where has my opponent been” while Connolly served in local government for 16 years.

http://www.lvtsg.com/imho/2012/10/congre...ve-in-congress/
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#3009734 - 10/31/12 07:24 PM Re: D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress [Re: Crappie Luck]
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(D)'s hate the military - they've made that clear for decades.

Nothing new here.
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#3010757 - 11/01/12 11:52 AM Re: D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress [Re: BMan]
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a complete moron.
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#3010759 - 11/01/12 11:53 AM Re: D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress [Re: Unicam]
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What an azzhat!!
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#3011235 - 11/01/12 04:36 PM Re: D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress [Re: AndyW]
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I have the opposite opinion. I think Military Service should be a requirement for election to either house of congress.
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#3011402 - 11/01/12 06:20 PM Re: D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress [Re: de novo]
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 Originally Posted By: Novocaine
I have the opposite opinion. I think Military Service should be a requirement for election to either house of congress.


....and commander-in-chief.
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#3011422 - 11/01/12 06:28 PM Re: D-VA – Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress [Re: Bambi Buster]
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 Originally Posted By: Bambi Buster
 Originally Posted By: Novocaine
I have the opposite opinion. I think Military Service should be a requirement for election to either house of congress.


....and commander-in-chief.


I appreciate the spirit of the idea, but not the idea itself.

While I have the utmost respect for anyone who served, that doesn't qualify them for office nor make them just. John Kerry, Ulysses S. Grant and Jack Murtha proved that.
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