Some people's definition of "supporting our troops" means giving them something important to do, like go fight in a war. It also means providing them with the best we have to offer in defensive technology. Thus, feeding the defense industry, thus bolstering the economy (as well as making politicians rich,) thus creating the need for armed conflict, thus allowing or even creating the armed conflict, to then send our young men and women out to fight it. Rinse and repeat.
I guess that's ONE way to support our troops.
Others have a different perspective. They feel supporting our troops means taking every measure to keep them alive and, if at all possible, keeping out of harms way to begin with and then take care of them after their service. The latter, everyone should agree on.
Is it me or has anyone noticed a relative calm about the new stuff out of Washington since the new opinion polls are starting to relect the populous majority now approves of the health care reform?
When the numbers were tilting against it, we couldn't hardly turn anywhere with running across a frothing, angry person shouting "Americans Don't Want It!"
Well, now they do.
Tomorrow, may be a different story. Who knows?
Let's talk about polls and selective beliefs, regardless.
With over 70% of the US population thinking that the Iraqi war was a collossal mistake, would those same angry Becksters agree with the masses, that the Iraqi was an error? As they expected us to do, when the polls were leaning against health care reform? I think not. So is it any surprise the other side didn't give much weight to the position that 50+% of the masses were against "Obamacare" so it must be a bad thing?
How's that go? "He who laughs last......" But I digress.
Poll's only mean anything when they validate one's position. When they don't, and they go against one's beliefs, as usual, the whole marching band is out of step but Johnny.
I see everybody doing it. No one has the moral highground on selective beliefs. Perception is reality.