"I support the troops." These have become empty words with no real meaning anymore. We have the Republicans to thank for that.
This phrase has no meaning at all to most Congressional Republicans and the Tea Party. It's just a slogan, a propaganda piece. What support? Our troops are not paid a living wage yet they are away from their families for months at a time, living in the worst of conditions, worrying about their families, worrying about their comrades in arms, worried about getting seriously injured or killed.
Now, with the GOP shut down of the government, supporting the troops has given way to "screwing the troops". And not just the troops. Screwing the country is what the GOP is after. And make no mistake, this IS the fault of Congressional Republicans.
From the moment President Obama was elected, to this very minute, their goal was to take down the United States Government (and the Black guy in the White House), trash the Constitution they profess to believe in (but have no idea what it actually says and means) and place a "jackboot" on the necks of all those who are not white, Christian and European-descended.
Republicans' actions amount to sedition, a stirring up of rebellion against the government and that's a crime. It is subversion of the Constitution. In my view, what the GOP is doing is plain and simple: domestic terrorism.
Anyone with a working brain understands that the GOP hates the fact that they lost the last two elections to President Obama, that the ACA was part of that victory, and that Americans want that affordable health care. They just can't stand that the deficit is going down, the economy is improving after the trashing G. W. Bush gave it.
The GOP-Tea Party: whiny, kvetching bullies, filled with intense hatred for our elected President, inhumane, racist, bigoted, liars, utterly ignorant, anti-science, anti-education, anti-elderly, the sick and the poor, anti-women, anti anything that isn't just like them, narrow-minded religious fanatics intent on making this a Christian nation, easily duped, devoid of critical thinking skills. They are all mamzers (Yiddish for untrustworthy bastards).
Ah, there are so many more descriptive words I could use but if you're not a right-wing Republican, you already know what they are. What we need to do is get these Tea Party crazies out of Congress, out of any elected office and out of our hair. They are killing the American dream and killing the reputation of the United States. They are the worst of humanity because they don't care for humanity. As my sainted mother would say to these mamzers: Ich hob dich in bod! (Use your imagination)!