You've seen the coverage of Richard Burr's ridiculous attacks on veterans groups, taking them to task because they haven't jumped the gun and called for the head of the Veterans Administration to resign. Jumping the gun is a familiar habit of Senator Burr's. Remember when he told his wife to grab money from the ATM after participating in Congressional hearings on the economic meltdown years ago? That earned him the name Bank Run Burr.
North Carolina's voters must like having such a douche bag for a Senator because it makes them feel smart. But here's hoping that motivation wears off in 2016. Because there's nothing more disgusting than a chickenhawk frat boy calling out honorable veterans over politics.
Responding to Burr’s attacks on its motives, the VFW added, “Senator, this is clearly one of the most dishonorable and grossly inappropriate acts that we’ve witnessed in more than forty years of involvement with the veteran community and breaches the standards of the United States Senate. Your allegations are ugly and mean-spirited in every sense of the words and are profoundly wrong, both logically and morally. Quite frankly Senator, you should be ashamed.”
One of the more striking aspects of Burr’s offensive is that it was entirely unprovoked. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Paralyzed Veterans of America have expressed ample criticism of the VA scandal, but because they hadn’t called for the resignation from Shinseki – himself a retired four-star general – the North Carolina Republican decided he was justified in publicly questioning their commitment to veterans’ issues.