"In receiving veterans benefits, they are not takers. They are givers in the ultimate sense of the word," Webb said.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.-- Speaking before President Obama at a campaign rally here, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb delivered a sharp attack of Mitt Romney
over military issues, playing to a key constituency in a part of the
swing state that has emerged as a major campaign battleground.
Webb, a Marine veteran and former secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration, alluded to the secretly recorded video in which Romney dismisses Obama voters as feeling entitled. Addressing donors at a May fundraiser, Romney characterized the 47% of Americans who backed the Democrat as depending on government, paying no income tax and believing they are victims. He also said they were “unwilling to take responsibility for their lives."
Webb said that group includes veterans, of whom it would be wrong to accuse of being part of a "culture of dependency."
Romney protested the war protesters, favored the military draft, then filed for deferments from the draft while he was in college and afterward serving as a Mormon missionary in France. When he returned, he said he became available for the draft but never served.
"In receiving veterans benefits, they are not takers. They are givers in the ultimate sense of the word," Webb said. Read on at LA Times...
Watch this video of Webb defending Veterans (From MSNBC)