Posted by: New Class Traitor | October 18, 2010

VFW dissolves VFW-PAC

Earlier we reported on the outrage among Veterans of Foreign Wars members (and milbloggers) about the bizarre endorsements made by VFW’s political action committee — which included such well-known “supporters” of our troops as Barbara Boxer, “Baghdad” Jim McDermott, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Alan Grayson,…

Looks like the VFW leadership took matters into their own hands.

It is now evident to most of the VFW leadership, both National and especially the departments, that the VFW has been subjected to extreme negative publicity throughout the nation, and the recent endorsement decisions have, in fact, harmed the VFW’ s reputation and future ability to fulfill our mission.

I cannot let this erosion of public support for our great organization continue. The apparent lack of the committee to address these concerns will lead to a proposal by me, as Commander-in-Chief, to amend the by-laws at the 112th National Convention for the purpose of dissolving the PAC. Meanwhile, under the authority granted to me as Commander-in-Chief in section 619 of the VFW National By-Laws and under section 620 of the Manual of Procedure, I am withdrawing all PAC appointments effective October 15, 2010.

Let’s chalk up one little victory for common sense.

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Responses

  1. Good…….I have no idea what the endorsement criteria for the PAC was, but if it showed Pelosi, McDermott, Grayson or others as ‘pro veteran’ or ‘pro military’ then they’re just banking on the incumbent which is incredibly disengenuous and lazy to say the best.

    Also keep in mind the VFW was critical of 0bamacare for it’s impact on already existing healthcare programes for active duty service members or veterans….yet the PAC endorsed so many incumbents who voted for the damn thing.

    PLUS the PAC declined to endorse any actual veteran’s that were running for office against incumbents…..
    WTF?


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