Nevada’s one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you. Drew Carey
If comedian Drew Carey is to be believed, would someone in the “Battle Born State” please explain Senator Harry Reid! How is it that the state whose motto is “All For Our Country” elected someone whose personal motto is “All For the Democrats”? You’ve by now heard that Senator Reid believes that the “war is lost.” It is encouraging to note that people in Senator Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, NV are not 100% behind him (see video).
Let’s cut to the chase…what Senator Reid said was at best ridiculous and at worst undermines our troops while in harm’s way. Now I’ve heard the charges of sedition and treason, but trust me (and I’ve looked hard), both charges would be hard to prove. I know I accuse Senator Reid below of “seditious comments” but when you look at the definition, it is an uphill battle.
Instead, let’s concentrate our efforts on letting Senator Reid know how disgusted we are with his comments. This gives all of you who consider yourself as part of the “Silent Majority” a chance to be silent no more. I encourage you to email Senator Reid and tell him how outraged you are by his comments. Here is a copy of what I sent Senator Reid today:
Dear Senator Reid,
It is with trembling hands and elevated blood pressure that I write this email. My son is serving his second tour in Ramadi and is so proud of his work and the great success they are having. He wrote about this in an article you can find at the New Media Journal.
You may be surprised that the war is actually being won, at least in the eyes of those actually fighting the war.
You sir are exactly the type of American my son had in mind when he wrote his first article, Hope Rides Alone, which has become very famous throughout the blogsophere. Just Google “Eddie Jeffers” and you will be amazed at the response to this article. He has received over 1000 emails from nearly 700 people saying your type does not speak for America. If you’re interested to know how your seditious comments affect the troops, then read the article.
You may be wondering what type of coverage you are getting overseas and you will no doubt be proud to know that Al Jazeera is giving you front page coverage. Congratulations Senator, you’ve made the big time in the Arab World. You are no doubt the talk of the town.
I served 22 years in the Army and it pains me to see that Democrats care only for politics and nothing for the troops. Your conduct, alongside you counterpart in the House, is disgraceful and has brought immeasurable shame to our great country. Even though I doubt you have the ability to feel so, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Master Sergeant (Ret)
United States Army
I also left a voice mail at the following number: 202-224-3542. I chose the voice mail option over actually talking to one of his aides because I seriously doubt that anyone within his circle is willing or allowed to give the Majority Leader any news that doesn’t support his position.
Nearly 700 people have written my son Eddie in response to his article “Hope Rides Alone” and they have overwhelmingly said that they are part of the Silent Majority that supports the troops. You can no longer afford to be silent; our troops need us at this pivotal time in history. If we Americans overwhelm Senator Reid and all the Democrat leaders’ with our steadfast support of the troops and President Bush, then they will respond. As Colonel David Hunt so eloquently stated in his column, To Fund or Not to Fund, That is the Question, “We are the greatest nation in the world … how about we act like it?” Indeed!
I’ll leave you with an excerpted reminder from Eddie’s article Hope Rides Alone:
“We are the hope of the Iraqi people…Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn’t. Let’s stop all the political nonsense, let’s stop all the bickering, let’s stop all the bad news and let’s stand and fight! Isn’t that what America is about anyway?”
I exhort you all, Nevadans and the rest of the American people, to first contact Senator Reid and then contact all of your legislators in Washington D.C. to stop playing petty politics and allow our magnificent military to win this war. That’s the only thing stopping them.