Jim Webb, (D-VA), should be our next President.

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Jim Webb is a United States Marine. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. His war wounds left him with shrapnel in his knee, kidney, and head. The injury to his knee led to a medical board that decided on medical retirement.

Jim Webb served as Secretary to the Navy under Ronald Reagan. He resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

Jim won an Emmy in 1983 for coverage of our soldiers in Beirut. Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the America Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans Foreign Affairs of War Media Service Award, the Marin Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award.

In his 2006 Senate Campaign Webb blisteringly opposed George W. Bush's blunders in Iraq. He opposed the war before it began and shouted it down towards an election victory. Webb had a son who served in Iraq also.
 

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Dude is a race mixer who likes them VERY YOUNG...his latest wife is 22 years YOUNGER than him..no thanks.
 

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ony thing I know about his wives is that he's had 3 of them .
 

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Jim Webb is a United States Marine. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. His war wounds left him with shrapnel in his knee, kidney, and head. The injury to his knee led to a medical board that decided on medical retirement.

Jim Webb served as Secretary to the Navy under Ronald Reagan. He resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

Jim won an Emmy in 1983 for coverage of our soldiers in Beirut. Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the America Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans Foreign Affairs of War Media Service Award, the Marin Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award.

In his 2006 Senate Campaign Webb blisteringly opposed George W. Bush's blunders in Iraq. He opposed the war before it began and shouted it down towards an election victory. Webb had a son who served in Iraq also.
Cool story. But I was hoping you would say something about why he should supposedly be our next President.
 

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I wouldn't vote for him but other than Bernie Sanders he sounds OK...he was against Iraq war,against permanent occupation in ME,He wanted to slug Bush LOL...that's funny...I wish he had.
 

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Jim Webb isn't enough of a far left loon to get the nomination
 

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Jim Webb is a United States Marine. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. His war wounds left him with shrapnel in his knee, kidney, and head. The injury to his knee led to a medical board that decided on medical retirement.

Jim Webb served as Secretary to the Navy under Ronald Reagan. He resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

Jim won an Emmy in 1983 for coverage of our soldiers in Beirut. Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the America Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans Foreign Affairs of War Media Service Award, the Marin Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award.

In his 2006 Senate Campaign Webb blisteringly opposed George W. Bush's blunders in Iraq. He opposed the war before it began and shouted it down towards an election victory. Webb had a son who served in Iraq also.

So outside of his pointless record on serving does he have any other positions than not liking Bush going into Iraq? Like, how does he feel about Obama and Dems going back into Iraq after Bush had to end the war for Obama?

How about illegal immigration, or welfare, debt, deficits.... You know, something of substance.
 

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Webb got his ass shot up in LBJ's war and complains about Bush's war? Maybe that shrapnel moved around in his head. The problem is that his political career is lackluster. He didn't last long as Secretary of the Navy and his career in the U.S. Senate was ....yawn. He ran for US senator as a democrat but I doubt if he could stomach what the democrat party has become.
 

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Jim Webb is a United States Marine. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. His war wounds left him with shrapnel in his knee, kidney, and head. The injury to his knee led to a medical board that decided on medical retirement.

Jim Webb served as Secretary to the Navy under Ronald Reagan. He resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

Jim won an Emmy in 1983 for coverage of our soldiers in Beirut. Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the America Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans Foreign Affairs of War Media Service Award, the Marin Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award.

In his 2006 Senate Campaign Webb blisteringly opposed George W. Bush's blunders in Iraq. He opposed the war before it began and shouted it down towards an election victory. Webb had a son who served in Iraq also.
Jim Webb 'gets it'. Here is an excellent op-ed he authored that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2006...



Past Featured Article
ELECTION 2006



Class Struggle

American workers have a chance to be heard.


by JIM WEBB

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:01 A.M. EST

The most important--and unfortunately the least debated--issue in politics today is our society's steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America's top tier has grown infinitely richer and more removed over the past 25 years. It is not unfair to say that they are literally living in a different country. Few among them send their children to public schools; fewer still send their loved ones to fight our wars. They own most of our stocks, making the stock market an unreliable indicator of the economic health of working people. The top 1% now takes in an astounding 16% of national income, up from 8% in 1980. The tax codes protect them, just as they protect corporate America, through a vast system of loopholes.

Incestuous corporate boards regularly approve compensation packages for chief executives and others that are out of logic's range. As this newspaper has reported, the average CEO of a sizeable corporation makes more than $10 million a year, while the minimum wage for workers amounts to about $10,000 a year, and has not been raised in nearly a decade. When I graduated from college in the 1960s, the average CEO made 20 times what the average worker made. Today, that CEO makes 400 times as much.

In the age of globalization and outsourcing, and with a vast underground labor pool from illegal immigration, the average American worker is seeing a different life and a troubling future. Trickle-down economics didn't happen. Despite the vaunted all-time highs of the stock market, wages and salaries are at all-time lows as a percentage of the national wealth. At the same time, medical costs have risen 73% in the last six years alone. Half of that increase comes from wage-earners' pockets rather than from insurance, and 47 million Americans have no medical insurance at all.

Manufacturing jobs are disappearing. Many earned pension programs have collapsed in the wake of corporate "reorganization." And workers' ability to negotiate their futures has been eviscerated by the twin threats of modern corporate America: If they complain too loudly, their jobs might either be outsourced overseas or given to illegal immigrants.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009246

WSJ link has expired...new link:
Jim Webb Class Struggle
 

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Jim Webb is a United States Marine. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. His war wounds left him with shrapnel in his knee, kidney, and head. The injury to his knee led to a medical board that decided on medical retirement.

Jim Webb served as Secretary to the Navy under Ronald Reagan. He resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

Jim won an Emmy in 1983 for coverage of our soldiers in Beirut. Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the America Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans Foreign Affairs of War Media Service Award, the Marin Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award.

In his 2006 Senate Campaign Webb blisteringly opposed George W. Bush's blunders in Iraq. He opposed the war before it began and shouted it down towards an election victory. Webb had a son who served in Iraq also.
Jim Webb 'gets it'. Here is an excellent op-ed he authored that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2006...



Past Featured Article
ELECTION 2006



Class Struggle

American workers have a chance to be heard.


by JIM WEBB

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:01 A.M. EST

The most important--and unfortunately the least debated--issue in politics today is our society's steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America's top tier has grown infinitely richer and more removed over the past 25 years. It is not unfair to say that they are literally living in a different country. Few among them send their children to public schools; fewer still send their loved ones to fight our wars. They own most of our stocks, making the stock market an unreliable indicator of the economic health of working people. The top 1% now takes in an astounding 16% of national income, up from 8% in 1980. The tax codes protect them, just as they protect corporate America, through a vast system of loopholes.

Incestuous corporate boards regularly approve compensation packages for chief executives and others that are out of logic's range. As this newspaper has reported, the average CEO of a sizeable corporation makes more than $10 million a year, while the minimum wage for workers amounts to about $10,000 a year, and has not been raised in nearly a decade. When I graduated from college in the 1960s, the average CEO made 20 times what the average worker made. Today, that CEO makes 400 times as much.

In the age of globalization and outsourcing, and with a vast underground labor pool from illegal immigration, the average American worker is seeing a different life and a troubling future. Trickle-down economics didn't happen. Despite the vaunted all-time highs of the stock market, wages and salaries are at all-time lows as a percentage of the national wealth. At the same time, medical costs have risen 73% in the last six years alone. Half of that increase comes from wage-earners' pockets rather than from insurance, and 47 million Americans have no medical insurance at all.

Manufacturing jobs are disappearing. Many earned pension programs have collapsed in the wake of corporate "reorganization." And workers' ability to negotiate their futures has been eviscerated by the twin threats of modern corporate America: If they complain too loudly, their jobs might either be outsourced overseas or given to illegal immigrants.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009246

WSJ link has expired...new link:
Jim Webb Class Struggle
More of the usual class warfare bullshit, with the usual class warfare response, more taxes, more government control, less freedom, all done, of course, for the sake of "the people"
 

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Webb got his ass shot up in LBJ's war and complains about Bush's war? Maybe that shrapnel moved around in his head. The problem is that his political career is lackluster. He didn't last long as Secretary of the Navy and his career in the U.S. Senate was ....yawn. He ran for US senator as a democrat but I doubt if he could stomach what the democrat party has become.
Lackluster? Not to American service men and women.

Thank Jim Webb for the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which to date has supported more than one million active duty folks, vets and their family members in pursuit of a higher education.

The bill exists thanks to Marine Vietnam veteran, former Navy secretary and one-term Virginia Senator Jim Webb, who pushed it in 2008 despite strong opposition from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and President Bush.

Webb is also a prolific writer, and the best way I know to thank a writer is to buy a book – at full retail. I’m partial to The Emperor's General, a marvelous tale of Japan under the rule of General Douglas McArthur after World War II.
 

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Jim Webb is a United States Marine. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. His war wounds left him with shrapnel in his knee, kidney, and head. The injury to his knee led to a medical board that decided on medical retirement.

Jim Webb served as Secretary to the Navy under Ronald Reagan. He resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

Jim won an Emmy in 1983 for coverage of our soldiers in Beirut. Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the America Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans Foreign Affairs of War Media Service Award, the Marin Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award.

In his 2006 Senate Campaign Webb blisteringly opposed George W. Bush's blunders in Iraq. He opposed the war before it began and shouted it down towards an election victory. Webb had a son who served in Iraq also.
Jim Webb 'gets it'. Here is an excellent op-ed he authored that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2006...



Past Featured Article
ELECTION 2006



Class Struggle

American workers have a chance to be heard.


by JIM WEBB

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:01 A.M. EST

The most important--and unfortunately the least debated--issue in politics today is our society's steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America's top tier has grown infinitely richer and more removed over the past 25 years. It is not unfair to say that they are literally living in a different country. Few among them send their children to public schools; fewer still send their loved ones to fight our wars. They own most of our stocks, making the stock market an unreliable indicator of the economic health of working people. The top 1% now takes in an astounding 16% of national income, up from 8% in 1980. The tax codes protect them, just as they protect corporate America, through a vast system of loopholes.

Incestuous corporate boards regularly approve compensation packages for chief executives and others that are out of logic's range. As this newspaper has reported, the average CEO of a sizeable corporation makes more than $10 million a year, while the minimum wage for workers amounts to about $10,000 a year, and has not been raised in nearly a decade. When I graduated from college in the 1960s, the average CEO made 20 times what the average worker made. Today, that CEO makes 400 times as much.

In the age of globalization and outsourcing, and with a vast underground labor pool from illegal immigration, the average American worker is seeing a different life and a troubling future. Trickle-down economics didn't happen. Despite the vaunted all-time highs of the stock market, wages and salaries are at all-time lows as a percentage of the national wealth. At the same time, medical costs have risen 73% in the last six years alone. Half of that increase comes from wage-earners' pockets rather than from insurance, and 47 million Americans have no medical insurance at all.

Manufacturing jobs are disappearing. Many earned pension programs have collapsed in the wake of corporate "reorganization." And workers' ability to negotiate their futures has been eviscerated by the twin threats of modern corporate America: If they complain too loudly, their jobs might either be outsourced overseas or given to illegal immigrants.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009246

WSJ link has expired...new link:
Jim Webb Class Struggle
More of the usual class warfare bullshit, with the usual class warfare response, more taxes, more government control, less freedom, all done, of course, for the sake of "the people"
More of the usual mimics from the parrot class in America...

martybegan and friends

 

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Jim Webb is a United States Marine. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. His war wounds left him with shrapnel in his knee, kidney, and head. The injury to his knee led to a medical board that decided on medical retirement.

Jim Webb served as Secretary to the Navy under Ronald Reagan. He resigned in 1988 after refusing to agree to reduce the size of the Navy.

Jim won an Emmy in 1983 for coverage of our soldiers in Beirut. Among Webb's awards for community service and professional excellence are the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award, the America Legion National Commander's Public Service Award, the Veterans Foreign Affairs of War Media Service Award, the Marin Corps League's Military Order of the Iron Mike Award, the John H. Russell Leadership Award, and the Robert L. Denig Distinguished Service Award.

In his 2006 Senate Campaign Webb blisteringly opposed George W. Bush's blunders in Iraq. He opposed the war before it began and shouted it down towards an election victory. Webb had a son who served in Iraq also.
Jim Webb 'gets it'. Here is an excellent op-ed he authored that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2006...



Past Featured Article
ELECTION 2006



Class Struggle

American workers have a chance to be heard.


by JIM WEBB

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:01 A.M. EST

The most important--and unfortunately the least debated--issue in politics today is our society's steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America's top tier has grown infinitely richer and more removed over the past 25 years. It is not unfair to say that they are literally living in a different country. Few among them send their children to public schools; fewer still send their loved ones to fight our wars. They own most of our stocks, making the stock market an unreliable indicator of the economic health of working people. The top 1% now takes in an astounding 16% of national income, up from 8% in 1980. The tax codes protect them, just as they protect corporate America, through a vast system of loopholes.

Incestuous corporate boards regularly approve compensation packages for chief executives and others that are out of logic's range. As this newspaper has reported, the average CEO of a sizeable corporation makes more than $10 million a year, while the minimum wage for workers amounts to about $10,000 a year, and has not been raised in nearly a decade. When I graduated from college in the 1960s, the average CEO made 20 times what the average worker made. Today, that CEO makes 400 times as much.

In the age of globalization and outsourcing, and with a vast underground labor pool from illegal immigration, the average American worker is seeing a different life and a troubling future. Trickle-down economics didn't happen. Despite the vaunted all-time highs of the stock market, wages and salaries are at all-time lows as a percentage of the national wealth. At the same time, medical costs have risen 73% in the last six years alone. Half of that increase comes from wage-earners' pockets rather than from insurance, and 47 million Americans have no medical insurance at all.

Manufacturing jobs are disappearing. Many earned pension programs have collapsed in the wake of corporate "reorganization." And workers' ability to negotiate their futures has been eviscerated by the twin threats of modern corporate America: If they complain too loudly, their jobs might either be outsourced overseas or given to illegal immigrants.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009246

WSJ link has expired...new link:
Jim Webb Class Struggle
More of the usual class warfare bullshit, with the usual class warfare response, more taxes, more government control, less freedom, all done, of course, for the sake of "the people"
More of the usual mimics from the parrot class in America...

martybegan and friends

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I am probably going to vote for the Democrat next time given that the religious crazies have taken over the GOP, but Jim Webb would be a horrible candidate.

This is a guy who quit as Reagan's Navy Secretary because he didn't want to mothball ships to meet limited budgets in peacetime.

Then there was the time he was rude to Bush at a White House reception for new Senators. frankly, I'm not sure If I want a guy who lacks that kind of decorum in the White House.

Then let's look at his time in the Senate. Um Yeah. Did he actually do anything in the Senate?

Now, I get that a lot of Democrats are less than thrilled with Hillary and frankly, it's not like there are other good choices. Warren doesn't want to run, Sanders isn't even a Democrat.

2016 is one of those years when you get a third party.
 

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