This is about as disgusting as it gets. I've never even heard of this Moran guy, so my first impression of him is the lasting impression that my military service isn't worth as much as Jim Moran's public service as a leftist politician.
So I guess in "charging into the breeches" of Congress, Jim Moran got to see friends killed trying to cover his advance to "the front" of the Speaker's Podium? More likely charging for the last donut at the Cafeteria.
Not sure if his opponent saw combat or not, but dealing with jerks like Moran has to count toward a ribbon of some kind.
Via Barbara Hollingsworth at the Washington Examiner;
Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, D-8th, doesn’t think serving in the military is public service. At the October 6th meeting of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, Moran was videotaped telling fellow party members:
“What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven’t been in office, haven’t served or performed in any kind of public service. My opponent is typical, frankly.”
However, Moran’s opponent happens to be Col. Patrick Murray (US Army-Ret.), who served 24 years in uniform, was deployed to four different combat zones, including Baghdad, as part of the 2007 troop surge under Gen. David Petraeus, and was even shot at by foreign combatants. If that isn’t public service, I don’t know what is.
Paper shuffling in Washington, apparently. And this was not Moran’s only military-related misstep.
Ace has a good take;
By which he means his opponent, Lt. Col. Patrick Murray, was just defending the nation in the military for 20 years, not doing important stuff like sitting in committee and fundraising.
He goes on to equate military service with a form of welfare -- like, hey, how dare this guy take a government check for so long and then want to shrink government spending! What an ingrate!
Also Blackfive completes the outrage, and you can see the video below.
You can find Lt.Col. Murray here and help him beat Jim