Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Virginia Congressman: Veterans “Unqualified to Serve” in Congress

 Via The Daily Timewaster


Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) shocked constituents by suggesting that military Veterans are unqualified to serve in Congress because their deployments prevent them from putting “sweat equity” into the districts they hope to serve in Congress.

Congressman Connolly is running against Colonel Chris Perkins, a retired officer who served most of his more than 24 years in uniform as an Army Green Beret deployed overseas.  Connolly has repeatedly suggested that Perkins’ lack of local involvement because of his military career makes him unqualified to hold federal office.

In an October 22nd Washington Post interview, Connolly “dismisses Perkins as unqualified” for Congress, despite Colonel Perkins’ many leadership assignments that included command of a Special Forces Battalion of over six-hundred men, and numerous combat deployments.

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  1. Gerry Connolly is an exceptional piece of pig excrement that is unfortunately my representative. I have voted against him each and every time and I will once again on Nov. 6. I hope we unseat him this time. This man (and I use that term loosely) is an embarrassment to the great state of Virginia.

  2. an embarrassment to the great state of Virginia.


  3. an embarassment to say the least, bet he voted for the Patriot act and NDAA

  4. It is true that Colonel Chris Perkins does not have “sweat equity” he does however have BLOOD EQUITY.

    And I bet you Chris Perkins understands more about and has lived DUTY-HONOR-COUNTRY than all of the Dem's in office in Virgina, and quite likely more than any Dem in all of Congress.

  5. any Dem in all of Congress.

    I am sure.