Connolly [D-VA]: Veterans “Unqualified to Serve” in Congress

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    Connolly [D - VA]: Veterans “Unqualified to Serve” in Congress Because Deployments Prevent Veterans from Serving Local Communities

    Fairfax, VA – Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) shocked constituents by suggesting that military Veterans are unqualified to serve in Congress because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they hope to serve in Congress.

    Congressman Connolly is running against Colonel Chris Perkins, a retired officer who served most of his more than 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret deployed overseas. Connolly has repeatedly suggested that Perkins’ lack of local involvement because of his military career makes him unqualified to hold federal office.

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    October 29, 2012 Congressman Connolly D-VA - Veterans Unqualified to Serve in Congress




    What an asshole. :rolleyes:
     
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    Somebody needs to bitch slap that SOB. I'd do it but my arm isn't long enough.
     
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    wow....only in this one case I bet...liberals are NEVER consistant...in hope they adopt this tone
     
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    Only a complete douchebag would believe that the veterans somehow lost their loyalty to the community because they were deployed all over the world. Does this asshat even realize what it means to put one's life on the line for their country? Connolly only understands loyalty to his career and I hope he loses big time.
     
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    Unbelievable shit. He is trying to weasel out of it, now.

    Sorta hard to do at this point.
     
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    We just found another Democrat who won't be getting re-elected. GOP seat gain!
     
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    Wow....I disagree with him completely. That kind of talk is just as stupid as Obama not being qualified to be president because he never ran a business.
     
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    my Congressional rep is a GOP member, I see no sweat equity from him either.
    The other is a Dem, I see no sweat equity from her either.
    so vets should not listen to those in office about how they will not do their jobs.
     
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    Did your Congressional rep insult our servicemembers like this?
     
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    :rolleyes:

    He said his opponent wasn't qualified because he didn't have any local experience as he'd been away in the military for the last 24 years.
     

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