Disrespect the military, and you risk the ire of Allen West.
In recognition of the fact that members of the military serving overseas face unique obstacles when voting, the State of Ohio gives servicemen and women three extra days of early voting time to get their ballots in. Sound reasonable? Not to the Obama for America Campaign. It ganged up with the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party to file suit July 17 against Ohio, calling the law “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”
Enter retired Army LTC and current U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Palm Beach Gardens). He referred to the decision as “unconscionable” on his Facebook page, and went on to say,
“As a retired Army officer I am appalled at the Obama administration’s actions to bring a lawsuit against the State of Ohio for the early voting privileges it extends to our Men and Women serving in uniform. To have the Commander in Chief make our US Servicemen and Women the target of a political attack to benefit his reelection actions is reprehensible.”
Directing his focus on the president himself, West stated, “The voting privilege extended to these Warriors who represent the best among us should not be a part of the collective vision of this inept President who is more concerned about his reelection than sequestration. As a Combat Veteran, for this President to unleash his campaign cronies against our Military is unconscionable….how dare this President compare the service, sacrifice, and commitment of those who Guard our liberties not as special and seek to compare them to everyone else. Barack Obama is undeserving of the title Commander-in-Chief.”
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