Today is “smack-yer-forehead” day, right? That’s why I am finding out about all this stuff, right?
Marsha Walker’s son survived a suicide bomb in Iraq.
Her daughter spent a year in Kuwait last year, and her father is a former Marine reservist. She’s part of a military family; she and her sister went into criminal justice because their father dissuaded them from a military career. Marsha is a Blue Star mother, a mother whose son is serving overseas.
So it came as a bit of a surprise when an email exchange with her local Blue Star chapter concluded with an expletive: “fuckoff.”
Today’s republican party’s message to the troops and their families: We’re only gonna support you if you think like us. (and if you’re a piss poor speller.)
Her words back to her assailant:
I am the daughter of a Marine officer and have a background in law enforcement so for you to imply I’m even a Democrat is a joke. I am an informed person who knows the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Geneva protections…
Our troops recently trained on what to do if their camps are overran. Do you understand the implications of that? Our soldiers are greatly outnumbered, their equipment is getting broken, and replacements are behind. Do you understand? If you continue to support this war, you will eventually be standing alone. Educate yourself-do not take my word for it.
Funny you would think my SONS were involved. My daughter just returned from a year in Kuwait. My children and other soldiers are proud of the military but not proud of politicians who have sent them unprepared into a war of choice. That is unacceptable. My own family has spent thousands of dollars for equipment for my son-some of it needed JUST SO HE COULD DO HIS JOB IN THE WAR. I guess this is acceptable to you. It is not to me…
She ended her letter with this FANTASTIC Teddy Roosevelt quote:
That we are to stand by the president, right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
so… they told her to “fuckoff.”