Massa and the military

Eric Massa's sudden scandalous prominence has exposed some awkward facts for leftists.  We introduced you to David Bellavia in one of our recent posts.  On Wednesday, Bellavia gave us five clear reasons why disgraced N.Y. Democrat Congressman Eric Massa is not fit to serve in any capacity...for any outfit.  Read it to the end and you'll be rewarded. Writing from Western New York State, where Massa is from, he writes: "Today, an entire region is wondering what we did to be the laughing stock of the nation."

In addition, in his post, Bellavia explains that Navy veteran Massa was endorsed by a self-described "veterans political action committee" called Vote Vets:

Vote Vets is led by tough guys like Jon Soltz, a veteran of four months of duty in a division extended for fifteen months in Iraq. [S]ince 2006, Vote Vets (click here for the This Ain't Hell breakdown) has lied about Body Armor issues in a multi-million dollar campaign commercial used against Senator  George Allen, had another veteran lie about his service in a Missouri Senate campaign commercial for Claire McCaskill...There are lies and then there is VoteVets' Richard Strandlof who is now facing jail time for claiming to be a wounded warrior.

For the past week, Massa has further disgraced VoteVets in a gay scandal.

This is the legacy of VoteVets. You can't blame them. When you are so desperate to prove your argument, even though you are absent factual truth or first hand testimony, you tend to get that guy on camera quick. So when you meet a fellow defeatist, pro-victimizing veteran, you grab them with both arms. Sometimes vetting these liberal "war heroes" would a good idea. But if Jon Soltz and VoteVets vetted everyone in their group claiming to have served in a combat zone, hell even Jon Soltz wouldn't be a member of VoteVets.

By the way, David Bellavia, in addition to being a highly decorated combat veteran an excellent writer, was one of the founders of the veteran's advocacy group, Vets For Freedom. It is the largest organization of Afghanistan and Iraqi war combat veterans in America.

He also co-founded The Warrior Legacy Foundation  (WLF). In our view, the WLF has an extremely important mission, i.e., to change the perception in American society and popular culture of the U.S. military.  Simply put, their mission is to protect and promote the reputation and dignity of every American veteran.  Their tenets are simply: 1) Defend the Defenders, 2) Care for the Wounded and 3) Honor the Sacrifices.

Hat tip to the boys at BLACKFIVE, an indispensable blog for those who enjoy reading The American Thinker.

Alan Fraser is the father of a United States Marine.  He can be contacted at alanfraser62@gmail.com
Eric Massa's sudden scandalous prominence has exposed some awkward facts for leftists.  We introduced you to David Bellavia in one of our recent posts.  On Wednesday, Bellavia gave us five clear reasons why disgraced N.Y. Democrat Congressman Eric Massa is not fit to serve in any capacity...for any outfit.  Read it to the end and you'll be rewarded. Writing from Western New York State, where Massa is from, he writes: "Today, an entire region is wondering what we did to be the laughing stock of the nation."

In addition, in his post, Bellavia explains that Navy veteran Massa was endorsed by a self-described "veterans political action committee" called Vote Vets:

Vote Vets is led by tough guys like Jon Soltz, a veteran of four months of duty in a division extended for fifteen months in Iraq. [S]ince 2006, Vote Vets (click here for the This Ain't Hell breakdown) has lied about Body Armor issues in a multi-million dollar campaign commercial used against Senator  George Allen, had another veteran lie about his service in a Missouri Senate campaign commercial for Claire McCaskill...There are lies and then there is VoteVets' Richard Strandlof who is now facing jail time for claiming to be a wounded warrior.

For the past week, Massa has further disgraced VoteVets in a gay scandal.

This is the legacy of VoteVets. You can't blame them. When you are so desperate to prove your argument, even though you are absent factual truth or first hand testimony, you tend to get that guy on camera quick. So when you meet a fellow defeatist, pro-victimizing veteran, you grab them with both arms. Sometimes vetting these liberal "war heroes" would a good idea. But if Jon Soltz and VoteVets vetted everyone in their group claiming to have served in a combat zone, hell even Jon Soltz wouldn't be a member of VoteVets.

By the way, David Bellavia, in addition to being a highly decorated combat veteran an excellent writer, was one of the founders of the veteran's advocacy group, Vets For Freedom. It is the largest organization of Afghanistan and Iraqi war combat veterans in America.

He also co-founded The Warrior Legacy Foundation  (WLF). In our view, the WLF has an extremely important mission, i.e., to change the perception in American society and popular culture of the U.S. military.  Simply put, their mission is to protect and promote the reputation and dignity of every American veteran.  Their tenets are simply: 1) Defend the Defenders, 2) Care for the Wounded and 3) Honor the Sacrifices.

Hat tip to the boys at BLACKFIVE, an indispensable blog for those who enjoy reading The American Thinker.

Alan Fraser is the father of a United States Marine.  He can be contacted at alanfraser62@gmail.com