March 4, 2011

Rethuglicans hate our troops

Orange-hued crybaby John Boehner is blocking a resolution to allow WWI vet Frank Buckles to lie in state at the Capitol.

The honor requires a congressional resolution or the approval of congressional leaders, according to the office of the architect of the Capitol.

The bodies of prominent citizens have been displayed in the Rotunda on 30 occasions, starting in 1852 with Henry Clay, a Kentucky senator and congressman. Others include President Abraham Lincoln and senile former actor Ronald Reagan, unknown soldiers from America's wars and civil rights hero Rosa Parks.

In his final years, Buckles had campaigned for greater recognition for the 4.7 million Americans who joined the military in 1917 and 1918 during World War I. Among his goals was a national memorial in Washington for those who served in that conflict.

Buckles enlisted at age of 16 after lying about his age. After the war ended, he helped repatriate German prisoners of war, returning to the U.S. in January 1920.

Above: Mr Boehner.