Over Memorial Day weekend 2012, the Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS) held a National Military Survivor Seminar. Here is Vice President Biden’s keynote address to the 2,000 attendees at the conference:
The contrast with what Jeffrey Goldberg has reported about the President’s attitudes towards Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, veterans, POWs, and US service members who gave their lives in service to the US, which has now been confirmed to Jim LaPorta at The Associated Press and Colby Itkowitz, Alex Horton, and Carole Leonig at The Washington Post, could not be clearer.
That said, I don’t expect this to move the needle among the President’s supporters and GOP elected and appointed officials will just say they haven’t read the reporting, don’t have anything to say, and are late for lunch or a meeting. The response will be what it always is:
He never said it.He said it, but it doesn’t mean what you say it means.He said it, it means what you say it means, but it doesn’t matter.He said it; it means what you say it means; but it doesn’t matter because he loves the troops and has done more for them than anyone else; nah, nah, nah, I’m not listening; suck it libtards!