a reply to: fencesitter85
Okay, here's my comment (as one who is a Vet):
Please find me a POTUS or candidate for POTUS who did not say something stupid or offending about something, in which NO ONE was offended or upset
You can't and won't, because such a thing does not exist.
I'll tell you the same thing that one of my supervisors told me once: If I'm not worried or upset about it, you shouldn't be either.
Does his remark upset me? No. Does it tick me off? No. Does it "trigger" me in anyway? No.
That's because I firmly believe everyone has a right to their opinion, and whether I agree with it or not doesn't mater.
I tend to judge people by what they do, and not what they say. Of course sometimes I come across someone who doesn't actually "do" anything and all
they do is say things, so I'm left with little to no option there.
As a vet who was in a shooting war, I can tell you my opinion: Just because someone was in the military, doesn't make them a hero. Just because they
were in a war, doesn't make them a hero. Being captured by the enemy sucks, but again, doesn't make them a hero. Being tortured by the enemy again,
sucks, but doesn't make you a hero. Coming home from all that again, doesn't make you a hero, it makes you a survivor.
Who are my heroes? That person that runs into a burning building to save someone's life. That person who shields innocents with their own body to try
and protect them from harm. That EMT who desperately tries to resus someone's heart and bring them back to life.
That person who tried to help someone else who was living on the street who was down on their luck and had nowhere to go and no one to turn to.
That person who went to the animal shelter and adopted a creature who was going to be put down for no other reason that no one was willing to take
care of it.
My kids and grandkids.
Those are who are my heroes.
Do I care about my fellow vets? My brothers and sisters in arms? You bet your butt I do. Am I going to call them all heroes? No. Because it was the
job, and we knew full well what we were getting into when we enlisted.
So Trump can have his opinion, I won't hold that against him. Why should I? Obama had opinions that people didn't like. So did W. Bush, and Bill
Clinton, and H.W. Bush, and Reagan, and Carter, and Nixon and all the POTUS before them.
Actions. What they do is what really maters.