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A counter salvo.

Animal House (1978) “…Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out…”

Previously: Ike Skelton (D) in the 4th Congressional District: right wingnut “Americans for Prosperity” TV ad

The Missouri Democratic Party strikes back:

Announcer: They are the men and women who defend our nation.

[Defending Our Nation]

The soldiers on battlefields and foreign lands.

[Our Soldiers]

Military families awaiting a loved ones return.

[Our Military Families]

And the veterans who’ve offered their all to protect our freedoms and our way of life.

[Our Veterans]

These are the people who count on Ike Skelton every day. The soldier’s congressman, Ike fought to provide our troops with the equipment they needed and to protect the care our veterans depend on.

But what about Vicky Hartzler’s controversial views on the military? Hartzler suggested that women should not be allowed to serve in the military.

[Hartzler suggested women didn’t deserve to wear our nation’s uniform]

[Kansas City Star, 5/6/00]

And opposed legislation that would make it easier for soldiers stationed overseas to vote.

[Opposed making it easier for overseas soldiers to vote]

[1998] Journal of the House of Representatives; Bill Summary HB 1381, 1998]

Vicky Hartzler even voted against reenlistment bonuses for the Missouri National Guard.

[Opposed bonuses for the National Guard]

[1997 Journal of the House of Representatives; St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/11/97]

And against a trust fund to provide military honors ceremonies at the funerals of Missouri veterans.

[Senate Bill Summary HCS/SS/SB 208, 1997…]

When our troops are in combat and our veterans are depending on us they deserve someone in their corner. The soldier’s congressman, not just another politician wanting to go to Washington.

[Not Vicky Hartzler]


Okay, that’s going to leave a mark.