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Ready, fire, aim: Bumbling NC GOP attacks Tim Kaine for lapel pin

And of course they get it horribly wrong:

“[Tim Kaine] wears a Honduras flag pin on his jacket but no American flag,” the state party tweeted as he was speaking. “Shameful.”

There was one problem: Kaine’s pin, which had a single blue star on a white background bordered with red, wasn’t the flag of Honduras, where he spent a year as a missionary decades ago. It was the symbol for Blue Star Families, or those with members serving in the military.

Which is symbolic of most of the criticism leveled at the Democratic Convention by Republicans: Picking out some tiny little detail and then constructing a fictional narrative to "evil" it up. But frankly, I don't blame them for grabbing at straws. After their freak show of a convention, with so much hateful and un-American posturing, they are desperate to save face. Ain't gonna happen.

NC-08 Veterans Endorse Larry Kissell over Hayes

The Veterans Alliance for Security and Democracy (VETPAC) have endorsed Larry Kissell over Robin Hayes in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District.

"I'm the son of a veteran, so earning this endorsement means the world to me," said Kissell.

The Veterans' Alliance announcement came today on the 62nd anniversary of D-Day , when more than 100,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France and turned the tide of World War II.

"I am so honored to be endorsed by the veterans of this nation to whom we owe so much, especially on this anniversary of D-Day. We've got to do a better job taking care of our veterans," said Kissell.

Those of you who truly understand this state know this is huge news. Congratulations to Larry Kissell.

Because They've Been There

Intoxination asks: "We constantly hear that our troops favor the Republican position of staying the course in Iraq. If that is the case then why is it most Iraq vets running for Congress in '06 are running as Democrats?" Anglico has a pretty good answer. More from Intoxination:

Just take a look at these numbers from

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