It’s long past time we took care of the Ft. Hood victims

Lloyd Marcus Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee
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I know we have bigger fish to fry, but I just can’t let this go.

While I realize that we in the Tea Party and conservative movement have our hands full frantically defending ourselves against Obama using every governmental agency for his shock-and-awe attack on our freedoms, a not-so-sexy lower profile issue sticks in my craw.

Why are we not raising holy heck over the Obama administration, for political reasons, continuing their heartless refusal to award Ft Hood shooting victims and their families their rightful combat benefits?

For soccer moms, my brother who coaches little league, and other low-info voters, either not paying attention or preoccupied with surviving with Obama’s horrific economy, allow me to recap.

In 2009, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went on a rampage at Ft Hood in Texas, leaving 13 dead and several injured. While shooting, Hasan yelled, “Allahu Akbar!”

Keep in mind, Obama had declared the war on terror over and that he had Al Qaeda on the run. So the Hasan Islamic racial jihadist attack was a fly in Obama’s ointment — bad press, contradicting his narrative.

Protecting Obama, his Department of Justice immediately classified the shooting “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.

The DOJ’s classification would not be a big deal except that it screws the victims of Hasan’s jihad out of eligibility for honors and combat benefits.

Now get this folks, while awaiting his trial, Hasan remained on the government’s payroll receiving $300,000. Meanwhile, twice victimized by Hasan and the administration, those wounded were up the creek without a paddle, left to fend for themselves, forced to pay their own medical bills out of pocket.

I thought the trial would expose to the world that the shooting was irrefutably a terrorist attack, and the DOJ will reclassify the shooting and the victims will get their rightfully deserved benefits. And while I was elated by the recent guilty verdict in the Hasan trail, that doesn’t seem to have happened — despite overwhelming evidence, the off-the-chain arrogant, evil, and cold-hearted Obama Administration still refuses to reclassify the shooting.

The Obama Administration has a record of handling terrorists with kid gloves while American victims and national security gets the shaft. They quickly Mirandized the Boston bomber, silencing him, despite the importance of questioning him regarding other attacks.

Remember Eric Holder’s passionate fight for a civilian trial for 9/11 terrorist, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in NY? The cost for security and attorneys would be enormous, not to mention the insanity of giving this guy a platform to rant his jihadist anti-American rhetoric. Thank God saner heads overruled him.

Remember Obama firmly vowing to find and hold accountable those who attacked our consulate murdering our ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi? To date, a year later, no arrests have been made, despite news outlets finding and interviewing suspects.

Now, the administration continues to give the victims of the Ft Hood terrorist attack the finger.

Brother and sister patriots, we can not simply accept this. Where is the mass outrage from conservatives? There should be political hell to pay for the administration’s arrogance.

Patriots, if we do not take a stand for our own – fellow Americans used as human shields for Obama, who will? Past behavior confirms that we can not rely on Democrats to put the best interest of We The People, first.

Thumbs up to Republican Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz for introducing a bill titled, “Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act of 2013.” If passed, victims and their immediate families would be eligible to receive the same benefits and compensation as military personnel wounded or killed as a result of a “terrorist attack.” Though not serving in a war zone themselves, the immediate families of wounded troops suffer physically, emotionally, and financially.

The administration’s stubbornness is still not getting the broad media coverage necessary to ignite the moral outrage demanding it do right by those whose lives have been forever changed by Hasan’s jihad.

Rest assured that Harry Reid and the Democrats will drag their feet to vote on the Cornyn/Cruz Senate bill.

I would love to see the big voices of the conservative movement — Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and others pounding the drum for this cause.

Lets flood the opposition with a tsunami of support for the Cornyn/Cruz bill.