History will be made today when Copperas Cove resident Bill Thomas and his wife, Georgia, present President George W. Bush with a Purple Heart at the Oval Office. Thomas said he and his wife came up with the unprecedented idea to present the president with the Purple Heart over breakfast one morning a few months ago as they discussed the verbal attacks, both foreign and domestic, the commander in chief has withstood during his time in office…. “We feel like emotional wounds and scars are as hard to carry as physical wounds,” Thomas said.
There are few things that say “I’m a clueless, out-of-touch-with-reality Republican and a four-star DUMB@$$” quite like Bill Thomas’ decision to “award” one of his Purple Hearts to The Worst President EVER © . As if this sorry excuse for a President has done anything even remotely worthy of the medal. And what is it that drives Thomas to think that he has the perfect right to degrade, disrespect, and devalue the Purple Heart? Is he so willing to make a few cheap, meaningless political points that he’s willing to so thoroughly disrespect the many American soldiers who have suffered and bled for their Purple Hearts? Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader © is the same person who couldn’t even finish his cushy stateside National Guard service during the Vietnam Era without going AWOL…and now Bill Thomas wants to give him one of his Purple Hearts. Good God, has this DUMB@$$ completely lost touch with reality? Or has he been drinking the KoolAid for so long now that he honestly believes that The Worst President EVER © is some sort of freakin’ hero??
You’d think a man who’s seen combat and suffered for it would have a tighter grip on the realities of war, no? Then again, Bill Thomas is truly a worthy and deserving DUMB@$$.
The medal was awarded to Thomas on Dec. 18, 1965, following injuries he sustained while serving in heavy combat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.
It is one of three he was awarded during his service.
Thomas said the Purple Heart he is presenting the president has special meaning to him because the injury he suffered to earn it occurred just after a friend, Richard Peterson, lost his life attempting to save him.
“The hand grenade came in, and I didn’t see it. Before diving, which he should have … he pushed me down and the delay cost him his life,” Thomas recalled. “Shortly after that, I was laying in position … and took a .50-caliber round that shattered my shoulder blade and virtually took out my right lung.”
Thomas said he drew up a citation and he and his wife signed it before dropping it and the medal off with Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, to forward to President Bush.
“Congressman Carter called me last week and said the President was very moved by it, and would like us to present it in person,” Thomas said.
Man, the ignorance and the DUMB@$$-worthiness just drips from this maroon, doesn’t it? If he received three Purple Hearts, and I have to assume that he likely has the scars to prove it, then he understands what a Purple Heart symbolizes. A Purple Heart is awarded to a soldier who has BEEN WOUNDED IN COMBAT. The closest that Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader © has ever been to enemy fire was probably a snowball fight during his undergraduate years at Yale.
For Thomas to even THINK that The Worst President EVER © deserves a Purple Heart for…well, I’m really not quite sure what, exactly…is the height of ignorance and arrogance. Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader © deserve an orange jumpsuit and a suite in a federal lockup far more than a Purple Heart. Frankly, if I was the holder of a Purple Heart, I’d be incensed that Thomas would so thorougly trivialize what so many have literally purchased with blood and pain.
He has drawn criticism from some locals who have learned of his actions, Thomas said. Nevertheless, he said he earned the Purple Heart and it is his to do with it as he sees fit.
Uh, no…no, it’s not. For someone who’s earned THREE Purple Hearts, Thomas sure has a damn poor understanding of what the medal stands for. And to say that it’s his to do with as he sees fit? Well, sure, I suppose if you want to degrade and devalue the Purple Heart while turning it into a cheap political trinket, that’s your call.
And I’m free to call Thomas a DUMB@$$ for thoroughly degrading and devaluing the Purple Heart, as well as for disrespecting those who have LEGITIMATELY EARNED Purple Hearts of their own.
“I feel the President deserved one,” he said. “The bottom line is, I paid for these Purple Hearts with my blood.”
Unfortunately, none of that blood seems to be making it to Thomas’ head.
And The Worst President EVER © has done…well, what exactly?…to deserve his Purple Heart? I suppose if you consider the lies, the propaganda, the willingness to disrespect and disregard those who don’t march in ideological lockstep with him…well, then the fool probably deserves several?
And Thomas? Well, we can only hope that there’s a special place in Hell waiting for him- where he’ll be pummelled by ex-soldiers who actually EARNED their Purple Hearts.
Jeebus, what a (&^%$#@ DUMB@$$….