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There are 26 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Oct 2, 2012, titled Douglass Holds Town Hall Discussion at Burley Middle School - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Over 60 people came out to Burley Middle School Tuesday night for a town hall meeting with Democrat John Douglass, the man trying to unseat 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt.

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nicknameoscar

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Oct 4, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>let's put it into full context.
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About the negative attack ads, which say he lobbied to sell technology to China, Douglass said, "He [Hurt] is trying to impugn my patriotism." Douglass, a retired Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, cited his years in public service and in the military, and took a jab at the incumbent, stating, "Isn't that funny that it comes from a guy that never served one minute in a uniform for our country."
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In context, it makes more sense.
Sorry, I disagree. His statement makes it sound like you can't be patriotic unless you serve in the military. That is arrogant and HOGWASH. Also, instead of these politicians citing their years in public service maybe they should cite their years of volunteer work. That "public service" c r a p is just that. Nowadays I associate "public service" with pandering to those that contribute to your campaign and forgetting who voted you into office.
yep

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Oct 4, 2012
Liberalace wrote:
Douglass...Perriello...Weed. What a troika of stooges. I'd vote for Donnna Douglass before this angry old man.
R.I.P.: Irene Ryan
Good one! I recognized both names instantly!
Dude

Warrenton, VA

#25 Oct 4, 2012
nicknameoscar wrote:
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Sorry, I disagree. His statement makes it sound like you can't be patriotic unless you serve in the military. That is arrogant and HOGWASH. Also, instead of these politicians citing their years in public service maybe they should cite their years of volunteer work. That "public service" c r a p is just that. Nowadays I associate "public service" with pandering to those that contribute to your campaign and forgetting who voted you into office.
Well, we're going to have to agree to disagree then.
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He was saying it in response to being accused of being unpatriotic. I don't have to wave a flag, I can pull out my DD-214 and cite my years of service to this nation.
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We volunteered to serve this nation and go to war, it's not like we were drafted. It's not that we believe that you can't be patriotic, but it is ridiculous to accuse us of being unpatriotic.
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Or are vets not allowed to defend their patriotism and pride for serving the nation?
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What did JFK say, "ask not what your nation can do for you?" Then you go on to defend a "public servant" who accuses a veteran of being unpatriotic.

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If that's your interpretation, then that's what it is, but I don't see it that way. You call a vet unpatriotic, you better be able to cite your service to this nation... which does not include some personal agenda for political and lets face it, power and financial gain.
Cvillian

Lynchburg, VA

#26 Oct 4, 2012
All you need to know about John Douglass' character is right here in this video: he is ill-tempered and voters may disqualify him for hitting a young man trying to film him at one of his town hall style meetings:
wow

Mobile, AL

#27 Oct 4, 2012
Still the question....... What has Hurt done??
Buckingham Boy

Lynchburg, VA

#28 Oct 5, 2012
Speaking of Town Halls, about 6 weeks ago, John Douglass embarrassed himself by hitting a young man filming him at his own town hall style event in Farmville Virginia. Not only that, he refuses to apologize for this abusive behavior. Old man, old school, and NOT the kind of behavior Virginians want in their representatives. See the video here:

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