Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Real good at "talk the talk,"

those Republicans. "Walking the walk" seems to give them a bit of trouble.

Via Bob Geiger, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America took a look at 324 legislative votes in the last five years which affected American troops and veterans. Legislative proposals included veterans' benefits, healthcare, and medical research dedicated towards injured soldiers (head injuries, etc.) Based on these votes, IAVA calculated which senators and congressmen had a history of supporting the troops, and which didn't, and graded them on a curve.

See the very revealing chart here.

No more flag-waving, no more magnetic ribbons, no more hiding behind the pro-military rhetoric.