Donald Trump is threatening to defund the military rather than take the names of Confederate traitors off American military bases, or so he threatened last week in the run-up to his Rushmore hate rally when he said he’d veto the National Defense Authorization Act if it includes Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to direct the armed services to start a process of discussing new names for military assets bearing the names of secessionists.
Senator Mike Rounds, who last month supported Senator Warren’s proposal, goes on WNAX to namby-pam around the veto threat. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, who faces a little tougher challenge than Rounds in November, says she “would love that he would sign the bill and move forward.”
We’re a ways away from veto time: the House still has to work up its version of the NDAA, and it sounds like Congress plans to delay this particular squabble until after the general election. But how can a public servant who has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution threaten to defund the military in an effort to continue honoring historical figures who betrayed that Constitution?
Let the head traitor do that veto. That way troops and all can see how deep the traitor is in the pocket of his godfather, Putin. What the troops and all can also see is the smirk of EB5 Rounds behind the traitor, smirking approvingly for a job well done in keeping the trash in the white house.
All it is is a threat. Pass the legislation and let him enact the veto. As Jerry said, there are consequences for behavior for both Rounds and for Trump.
New names for military bases?
Instead of Fort Bragg … Fort Kwame Ture?
Instead of Fort Hood … Fort David Walker?
Instead of Fort AP Hill … Fort MLK?
This is like kneeling with kente cloth around your neck in an attempt to end systemic racism. This type of “reform” does nothing to change the material conditions of black and brown people. Of course Liz Warren is the chief proponent.
Barbara Lee has a better plan. Defund the military by 50%.
Change the names of the military bases to Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. They certainly have earned the honor. Start with the living honorees and work backward if necessary, which I doubt, as I believe there are around 60+ living.
Politico has an article interviewing descendants of the Confederate officers. It’s very interesting to read what they think about this issue.
Why the Descendants of Confederate Generals Are Happy to See Their Names Go
Would you like to read the back cover of Mary’s book about Pathetic Pres?
(BTW, an emotionally deprived childhood does not excuse a cruel adulthood.)
Jason, I like both plans, Warren’s and Lee’s.