From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.
Here's what DelawareDem said:
He will be fired shortly. And screw the apology that no doubt will be forthcoming. I understand reacting in anger and wishing that all Republicans would die. I have done it. Anger can do strange things to you, and even though it is no excuse, at least it is understandable. By all accounts, Mr. Feherty was calmly answering a question in an interview, as if in a golf whisper. Hell, he may have even been joking. But whose jokes are as detailed in their murderous design. Yeah, Mr. Feherty has issues, and I suppose none of us want to see what crosses his mind when angry.
What is it about Nancy Pelosi that angers these thugs so? Trust me, as a Democrat, she is harmless and powerless. Indeed, if it is her liberalism that angers them, I can assure them it could have been much much worse. Imagine me as Speaker. Well no, since Steve Newton and Dana Garrett consider me a blight on true progressivism…. consider Dana Garrett as Speaker. Then these right wingers would have something to cry about.
I am convinced the right wing pathology concerning Nancy Pelosi, and concerning Hillary Clinton for that matter, has everything to do with hatred of women. My mother, a die hard Hillary Clinton supporter during the primaries, says she learned one thing about America during 2008: we are more sexist as a country than we are racist.
For the record: I don't consider DD a blight on true progressivism as much as I disgree with him on multiple issues.
For the record (2): the only thing I really disagree with in his post is the sentence, What is it about Nancy Pelosi that angers these thugs so? because it makes Mr. Feherty some sort of unofficial spokesman for the GOP, who is merely stating what they want to say but are afraid to.
On the other hand, however, with Mark Davis repeating this on Rush Limbaugh's show today, I cannot dismiss DD's position out of hand, either.
So I am waiting to hear GOP and conservative leaders take a public stand to condemn both Mr. Feherty and the Limbaugh show (and anybody else who passed this on) with words like this:
David Feherty does not speak for us. Speaker Pelosi is an American citizen and political leader whose policies we may oppose, but whose patriotism is not open to question. There will be no differences between Republicans and Democrats on this issue.
I hope they say that. I don't get to speak for them, do I? But I will join DD in condemning them if they do not do so.
I will presume speak for my fellow soldiers, active and retired:
American troops take the orders of their lawful superiors regardless of their political opinions. We may curse them some days, as soldiers have been known to curse their political leadership since time immemorial, but no American soldier worthy of wearing the uniform shares the opinions of David Feherty. We disown him, and those who think and speak as he does.
No equivocation. [And for the moment I do not care one bit whether or not she lied about being briefed on torture. That is immaterial to the issue at hand.]