Funding OK’d for barracks repairs just in time for Military Families First Weekend

It's sadly indicative of not only the current administration, but the prior near decade of complete Republican control over all government agencies, what it takes for any "progress" to finally happen for the average working American. It's tragically no different for our hard working military, in spite of all the "support our troops" rhetoric from those that do anything but...

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Today is the Armed Services' Military Spouse Appreciation Day or Military Families First weekend as it's known in my District which includes Fort Bragg, where the Army just approved $2.9 million to fix the substandard living conditions.

It's the same story all over America. Just as it took the patriotic father of Sgt. Jeff Frawley embarrasing our government on YouTube to address decades of neglect for the living conditions of our military heroes, it takes millions of working families losing their homes, jobs, health insurance and dignity for this administration to even consider action, or more accurately reaction.

And that my friends is the defining difference in the politics as usual of the last decade and the progressive populist movement of the next. This administration, notorious for punctuating its own failures with a grandiose pat on the back for reacting too little, too late, will no doubt crow about the $248 million approved to finally repair barracks around the world as a testament to its commitment to the troops.

In my District, we've known about the needs of our military families for some time. It was a decade ago that my opponent, Republican Robin Hayes, was first sent a request for a VA Outpatient Clinic in the heart of our District to reduce the travel burden on our aging veteran population.

“This has definitely taken a while,” Hayes said of the new clinic. “But, the lesson learned is that if you hold on to your principles and ideas, you can make a difference.”

Or rather, if you elect a Democratic majority in Congress to finally approve funding as we did in 2006, lives finally begin to improve.

That is why we need more, and better Democrats in Congress, to expand our Majority, stop playing catch-up on the destructive policies of the last decade, and finally begin to make some real progress for our military families, as well as all the working families in America.

I'm honored to be among the short list of Progressive Patriots in competition for a $5,000 campaign contribution toward that goal of changing Washington for the better, and I ask for your VOTE NOW!

Thank you, and please do thank a military family today, as my campaign and our army of volunteers do every day.

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Happy Military Families First Weekend!

And please do remember to VOTE NOW for your favorite Progressive Patriot!

Larry Kissell
Democratic Nominee for Congress
North Carolina's 8th District

Someone Working...For a Change

Larry Kissell
Democratic Candidate for Congress
North Carolina's 8th District

Someone Working...For a Change

And recommends appreciated!

Larry Kissell
Democratic Candidate for Congress
North Carolina's 8th District

Someone Working...For a Change

Oh, the irony.

Robin Hayes discussing HOLDING ON TO YOUR PRINCIPLES. I think I just choked.

I can not WAIT to send Mr. Kissell off to Washington.

with apologies to Simon And Garfunkel

Robin Hayes, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a foreign war steadily creeping
Left me worried while I was sleeping
And the violence
That will be waged under your name
Still remains
Despite the sound of your silence

In Iraq our soldiers walk alone
You won't even pick up the phone
To urge action from your grand old camp
To fix barracks that are cold and damp
Housing troops whose eyes were stabbed
By the flash of a neon light
That split the night
We hear only the sound of your silence

Hayes I know you must have saw
Four thousand dead, even more
Yet you are talking without speaking
Yet you are hearing without listening
Spending money that your district will never share...
And yet you do not dare
Break the sound of your silence.

"Fools," said you, "soon you will know
that my partisan power grows."
"Hear my words that I might force you,
To accept a war that will not reach you."
But your words like broken promises fell,
And echoed in the wells of your silence.

And the taxes that we all paid
to the quagmire that you made.
And the voters cast their warning
by the consensus that was forming.
Your district says: "Our voice
Will be heard within Congress's walls
when the election falls,
To reject the sound of your silence."

- - - - -
McCain - The Third Bush Term

Nice Jerimee

where do we contribute $$$ to form a choir that will be videoed while singing this to Hayes? (Of course with you in the lead ;P )

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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