As an Air Force Officer, I received an email with a confidential word in it. In less than 10 minutes, my office was raided, computer taken & I was escorted to a windowless room with one light bulb. I hadn’t even read the email.
Trump shouldn’t be allowed to wiggle out of this.
— Sarah Klee Hood for Congress NY-22 (@SarahKleeHoodNY) August 15, 2022
In the Soviet Union, every radical who wanted to be in the party needed to serve in the Soviet Military, usually as a political officer or some other non-combat role.
It was a credential that proved loyalty.
The Democrats used to hate the military.
Now, you can’t shake a stick without hitting a Democrat who was a military officer.
What happened, especially considering how the Democrats hated nation building and the war in Iraq, where most of them served?
They realized that a term as an officer in the military, especially in a non-combat role, was a credential that they could use to buy them credibility with moderates and independents.
It allows them to say “I’m a patriot, I served my country.”
Then they bash everyone over the head with it.
“I was in the military so I know you can’t own an AR-15.”
“I was in the military so I know Trump shouldn’t have confidential paperwork.”
“I was in the military so I’m fucking special and you’re not, you groveling peon.”
Look at the track record.
Buttigieg was an accountant with the Navy.
Ted Lieu and Pam Keith were JAG officers.
But every time they have the opportunity to use their veteran status as a cudgel in an argument they do.
Compare them to DeSantis, who never brings up his Navy service in an argument.
If I politician pulls out the “I’m a veteran” card, my immediate response is now “fuck you in parade rest.”
It’s become a negative for me because the next thing out of their mouth is how their veteran status means they are better than me and justifies taking some of my rights away.