To me, it’s clear that the biggest problem is Jon Tester.
It’s his lies mostly, although his false promises are also way up there.
For the most part, Jon can’t get it done. I made that comment on the Flathead Beacon today in a post.
Yeah, I’m pissed.
No, I’m not just ‘not happy,’ I’m pissed.
Jon Tester continues to promise Montana veterans that he’ll make their lives better but each time he fails.
I guess in that regard, maybe he isn’t lying to them so much as being so goddamn ineffective that it doesn’t matter anyways.
The best place to track Jon’s incompetence and inability to do anything for Montana veterans is with his own press releases.
On May 12 he had one called Tester’s Veterans’ Choice Fix Clears Another Hurdle And Heads To Senate Floor.
That’s probably because we had the following press releases as well:
So we’ve got a year of failure there.
I’m sorry, but transitioning 30 veterans to the business world doesn’t really qualify as much more than a drop in the bucket to me.
That June 2015 report is especially sad – could have been the press release from yesterday, so little have we progressed since then.
Also, please remember that without my reporting on the abysmal treatment that our veterans in Montana are receiving, I doubt Jon would be doing anything more than he has to.
Really, if Jon hadn’t been suckered into profiling the problems of veterans for an Obama publicity stunt last November, you wouldn’t be reading about any of this.
Or is that not where I first found out how abysmally bad the situation for Montana veterans truly is?
To me, all he’s doing is enough to keep the corporate press off his ass, keep those 2018 fundraising dollars pouring in.
Jon doesn’t care about veterans – his record makes that clear.
And no, putting up bills that continually fail, or suggesting changes that never come about, I’m sorry, but that’s not caring.
That’s spinning wheels in the mud, and that, my friends, helps no one.
Jon doesn’t have it in him
He doesn’t have the zeal, the zest, the ability to jump up on any fucking soapbox in sight to proclaim loudly and boisterously what Montana needs.
When it comes to Montana veterans, Tester has been perfectly fine allowing them to wile away in misery while he jet-sets around the country helping 2016 Senate candidates while he raises money for his own 2018 campaign (he’s up to $1.6 million raised in 2016 alone).
Tester has no problems releasing press release after press release while 22 veterans a day kill themselves in America.
Tester has no problems making promise after promise while our veterans nod and hope that maybe this time it’ll be different, maybe this time Jon will come through for them, maybe this time they won’t go home with another look of disappointment on their face, a wife hanging her head in shame and frustration once again at what their lives have become.
No, Jon just doesn’t have it in him.
Jon, please step down.
We don’t need you in the U.S. Senate anymore, thank you for the time you served and your time in the Montana Legislature, now good day to you, sir.
In other words, get the fuck out of my life.
Should be damn easy for you – you never gave a shit about my life anyways.
That’s veterans, talking, Jon – those veterans that you continually made promises to while laughing behind their back.
You make me sick, Jon, you make me fucking sick.
Back to that press release from yesterday.
His bill “may soon be debated.” At least he’s not lying to us again and making false promises.
It “may be” – that doesn’t mean it will be.
Now Jon is promising that his new bill will “increase veterans’ access to care, reduce wait times, and uphold the commitment” we made to those veterans when we sent them to war to get so fucked up in the head, if their limbs weren’t blown off (some have suffered both).
Now would be a great time to point out that the Pentagon is cozying up to Jon, trying to get him to approve another $5.3 billion for operations in Syria and Iraq.
Jon, we can’t even take care of the Montana veterans we have now.
Are you fucking out of your mind, thinking that we should be creating more?
Once again, Jon, it’s time for you to step down.
Jon, you just don’t have it in you.
Where’s the anger, where’s the fucking anger, goddamn it?
22 veterans a day are killing themselves because of how you’re failing them.
Where’s the fucking anger, Jon?
“We have a clear crisis,” Tester said of our veteran suicide epidemic.
He said that in June 2015. Since then more than 8,000 American veterans have killed themselves.
Thanks, Jon, thanks for your “leadership,” you sad and tired old man, you.
Step down, Jon, step down.