Sunday, June 26, 2005

MR CORZINE, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL FOR VETS

By: danielet June 26 at 3:02 PM EST

If there is one group that is really supporting Corzine for Governor it is military veterans in New Jersey. This was obvious from the filling of every seat at the Vet Caucus at the Atlantic City Democrat gathering. I was on the program as a speaker and must say that I haven't seen such determination and resolve since I saw some of these vets in uniform in battle. But, when I got to the Convention I also realized that a lot of Vets who wanted to come were not there. Why is that? Could it be that they do not care?
WELL, MOST OF THE VETS THAT I KNOW WHO WERE NOT THERE CONSIDER THE CORZINE CAMPAIGN A LIFE AND DEATH MATTER, SO WHY DIDN'T THEY SHOW UP?

WELL, SOMEONE IN THE NJ DEMOCRAT PARTY CAME TO THE LAST VETS FOR CORZINE MEETING A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THE CONVENTION AND ANNOUNCED THAT ANYONE WHO WANTED TO GO HAD TO PAY THE $90 REGISTRATION FEE, NO EXCEPTIONS.

FOR MOST OF THE VETS PUTTING HEART AND SOUL INTO THE CAMPAIGN OF FELLOW-VET JON CORZINE $90 IS A LOT OF MONEY. IT IS ABOUT ONE WEEK'S FAMILY FOOD BILL FOR MANY OF THEM. SO, THOUGH THEY ALL LOVE CORZINE AND WOULD HAVE WALKED ON THEIR HANDS TO GET TO ATLANTIC CITY TO SHOW THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH CORZINE, THE $90 WAS AN IMPOSIBLE WALL FOR THEM TO CLIMB.

In fact, when ONE got there, ONE found out that entry was free. But these vets know "crashing" as something you do to the Enemy's fort, not your own. And so, refused a special dispensation, they assumed that they are not as wanted by the NJ DEMOCRAT PARTY leadership as they are wanted and welcomed by the Corzine Campaign.

However, as the Governatorial candidate, Corzine is the leader of the NJ Dems. So I ask:

Governor-to-be Corzine, please

DON'T YOU THINK THAT NEW JERSEY'S VETS HAVE PAYED ENOUGH IN HARM'S WAY IN ORDER TO NOW BECOME A PART OF THE POLITICAL PROCESS?

PLEASE SIR, EXCERCIZE YOUR AUTHORITY AND DECLARE THAT HENCEFORTH, ANY VETS FOR CORZINE-- THOSE PEOPLE WHO WORK HEART AND SOUL AS VOLUNTEERS FOR YOUR ELECTION--BE ALLOWED FREE-- REPEAT FREE-- ADMISSION TO ALL YOUR CAMPAIGN EVENTS, INCLUDING YOUR FOR SURE INAUGURATION!

A LOT OF THE VETS THAT HAD GOOD FORTUNE UPON THEIR RETURN FROM SERVICE AND HAVE MADE IT ECONOMICALLY WOULD CONSIDER $90 NOTHING. UNFORTUNATELY,MOST OF OUR STATE'S VETS HAVE TO TIGHTEN THEIR BELTS BECAUSE, ONCE OUT OF SERVICE, EACH WAR'S VETS FIND THE PLATE LESS FULL THAN THE PREVIOUS WAR'S VETS. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO PUT CASH IN THE POCKETS OF THE ROBBER BARONS. IN FACT, KARL ROVE AND THE ROBBER BARONS ARE PUTTING A LOT OF CASH INTO THE FORRESTER CAMPAIGN, SO THEY CAN AFFORD LE BEAU GESTE OF LETTING VETS IN FOR FREE AT POLITICAL EVENTS TO SHOW THEIR GENEROCITY WHILE AT THE SAME TIME CUTTING VET BENIFITS DRASTICALLY SO THAT THERE WILL BE MORE CASH AVAILABLE FOR MARKET SPECULATION IN CHINA AND OUTSOURCING OF JOBS.

BUT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS THE PARTY OF THE COMMON MAN. SO, NO MATTER HOW POOR A MAN, THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR HIM IN IT. WELL, THE NEW JERSEY VETS HAVE PAYED MORE THAN THE COST OF ENTRY INTO ANYTHING IN THIS STATE. THE IRAQ VETS WILL BE ESPECIALLY NEEDED. THEIR YOUTH AND ENERGY WILL BE VITAL IN THE BATTLE TO STOP THE VISCIOUS BUSH CUTS IN VETS BENIFITS AND SERVICES FOR THE SICK, DISABLED AND AGING VETS TOO WEAK TO FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES. MORE THAN A QUARTER OF THE RETURNING VETS CANNOT FIND A JOB IN BUSH'S AMERICA. SO, TO CHARGE THEM TO COME AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPAIGN IS LIKE CHARGING THEM FOR THEIR AMMO AND GAS FOR THEIR HUM-VEES IN IRAQ.

PLEASE MR. CORZINE. TAKE THE LEAD AS ONE OF THESE VETERANS YOURSELF AND ORDER: anything Democrat in this state welcomes all vets FREE from now to your inauguration because your fellow vets have payed more than enough for the priviledge to participate in the very political FREEDOM they all fought to preserve and protect!

THAT WAY, THESE FIGHTERS TO THE END WILL KNOW THAT THE VICTOR THEY SO ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORT WILL WELCOME THEM AT HIS SIDE, ALL THE WAY TO THE VICTORY PARTY, THE INAUGURATION, AS BROTHERS BOTH IN ARMS AND IN POLITICAL FREEDOM.

1 Comments:

At 7:14 PM, Blogger NJVetCaucus said...

The Atlantic City convention was handled poorly from my perspective as a veteran and Corzine volunteer. I got the impression at our meeting that it was a fund raiser. Let's hope they don't charge us for the event with Max Cleland in July. I survive on veterans benefits and being careful with money is the order of the day in this time of record energy prices. Standing by our candidate should be a a veterans benefit.

 

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