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United States of America (Press Release), August 13, 2008
Beverly Perlson and Debra Bartoshevich will join us on Clintons4McCain Blog Talk Radio at 5 p.m., ET, Saturday, August 16, 2008 to discuss basic American freedoms and responsibilities.
Perlson, from the Chicago, Illinois area, founded The Band of Mothers (http://thebandofmothers.com/), an organization of soldiers’ moms committed “to Step Up, Stand Up and Stick Up For Our Soldiers.”
As a member of the 82d Airborne Division, Perlson’s Bronze-Star-winning son, Sergeant John White, served four tours of combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bartoshevich, from the Racine, Wisconsin area, was elected a Hillary Clinton delegate to the Democratic National Convention. When she announced she would vote for John McCain in the General Election, the state Party quickly stripped her of her rights to attend the Convention as a Clinton supporter.
Here’s where and when Perlson and Bartoshevich will appear.
Blog Talk Radio, Clintons 4 McCain August 2, 2008: 5 PM EST http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clintons4mccain
Call-in Number: (347) 633-9273
Perlson and her allied groups – including Gathering of Eagles, Soldiers Guardian Angeles, Vets for Freedom, and Free Republic – regularly confront anti-war legislators, including Nancy Pelosi and John Murtha.
Perlson has clashed memorably with the militant anti-war group CODEPINK. That group has conducted anti-military demonstrations before Congress and at a Berkeley, California Marine recruiting center.
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder, has called Perlson and her soldier son “terrorists.” In response, Perlson said, “I have a message for you, Medea. Get out of our country.”
CODEPINK, along with Moveon.org of “General Betray-us” infamy, has been provided major financial backing for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Jodie Evans, a CODEPINK co-founder, has served as “bundler” of Obama’s campaign donations.
Debra Bartoshevich, an emergency room nurse, received national attention for her pro-Clinton, pro-democracy, anti-Obama stance.
After the Democratic Party stripped her of her Convention credentials, she and her 16-year-old daughter met with Sen. John McCain.
He described Bartoshevich as “a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat.” He praised her courage in putting conscience and country ahead of Party.
On the radio program, Bartoshevich will discuss intimidation and strong-arm tactics being used by Democratic Party officials against Hillary Supporters.
Perlson will talk about how the political gamesmanship played by far-left members of Congress endangers the lives of soldiers like her son.
Both women will highlight why they’ve become strong members of the NoBama coalition.
Co-hosts on the program will be “NoBama” political activists Steve Maloney, from Pennsylvania, and Anne M. Franklin of Texas.
Hi Sgt. Rogers (soldier4hillary) and Others: I think Aug. 30 would be a great time for Rogers to appear on the radio show, right after the Democratic Convention and right before the Republican convention. This Saturday Debra Bartoshevich, the "defrocked" Hillary delegate from Wisconsin, will be on the show with military mom Bev Perlson.
Late-August will be a critical time for Hillary Supporters, many of whom are wondering what their next move should be. As I've said many times, Hillary Supporters are "normal Americans," whereas many Obama Supporters actually detest their own country and yearn for it lose the war in Iraq. It's essential that Hillary Supporters know there are tens of millions of Americans who feel solidarity with them.
The DNC's campaign of intimiation against Hillary Supporters should not go unchallenged. This is our country, and the political Parties should reflect the will of the people who have been supportive of them. They should not be allowed to turn the Parties into enterprises that bully average Americans, tell them how to vote, and generally ignore calls for democratic reform.
My main point is this: Hillary Supporters should know they are NOT alone. And they have every right as Americans to put their conseience and their country above the wishes of political Party bosses.