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Radio station staffer attacks career Army officer for not having a ‘real job’

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Remember when Barack Hussein Obama called for civility in political discourse? Well, I don’t think DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, ever got that memo. In fact, I don’t think any progressive socialists got that memo. And any time they say they support our military? Just lip service.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “A staffer at a local radio station in upstate New York lashed out at a Republican congressman earlier this month, expressing hope that his Democratic challenger would win in November and telling the career Army officer to get a “real job.”

“Someday (hopefully) he will be replaced by Sean Eldridge,” wrote an employee of WIOX Radio to the reelection campaign of Rep. Chris Gibson (R., N.Y.) in a Sept. 18 email to Gibson aide Rebecca Shaw.”

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Eldridge is the “husband” of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes – can someone explain to me how a man can be the husband of a man? Is the other man the wife? But then again this is just another example of how progressive socialists destroy fundamental institutions and change gender roles and language. Eldridge is the Democratic candidate in New York’s 19th district, where he has lived for less than two years.

I know retired Army Colonel Chris Gibson very well, and we came into Congress together back in 2011. Chris has served some four tours of duty in Iraq and is an honorable man possessing integrity beyond reproach.

The Beacon reports that “Gibson’s campaign emailed local news organizations a press release regarding the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades union’s endorsement of the congressman. The WIOX employee used the press release to express his annoyance with Gibson’s career as a member of the military. “Cool,” a WIOX staffer wrote in response. “Someday maybe he will find a real job like the rest of us and not live off the taxpayers [sic] money as he has done his whole life.” “Someday (hopefully never) perhaps [Gibson’s] voting record will demonstrate that he really cares about the community and not play part [sic] politics,” the WIOX employee went on.”

Congressman (COL) Chris Gibson is a former Army Ranger Infantryman and paratrooper who holds a PhD and has been an instructor at West Point — quite a distinguished career if you ask me.

His opponent in the race, Sean Eldridge, as reported, earned his fortune by marrying Mark Zuckerberg’s randomly-assigned college roommate.

For this employee of WIOX to state that Gibson should find a real job and stop living off taxpayers is utterly disgraceful, but it simply illustrates the mindset of progressive socialists. How many others believe a career serving this country in uniform is just “living off the taxpayers?” I suppose that’s why Bowe Bergdahl is celebrated by the leftist progressives while Marine SGT Andrew Tahmooressi is viciously attacked by the Left on social media with a horrific smear campaign. The Left just cannot hide its disdain for our military and the comments of this employee are certainly just the tip of the iceberg.

Was an apology sent by WIOX to Rep. (COL) Gibson? Nah, of course not. WIOX host Kent Garrett said the staffer in question “should have sent [the email] on their personal account,” and that it “doesn’t reflect the position of the station.” Hm, I wonder if they hadn’t been caught out if that would have been the case?

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