There is this funny little thing about stereotypes: Nine times out of 10, they are true.
This week, I attended an event to salute our veterans. I took a quick glance around the room and wondered how many Democrats would ever attend an event like that one. We all know the answer.
Stereotypically, we expect Democrats to dislike our military members and our military’s efforts around the world. When you hear stories of people spitting in the faces of servicemen returning home from war, you know what party they supported in the election. When you hear about VA employees giving poor care to veterans, you know they are card-carrying Democrats.
The converse is also true. I remember walking door-to-door each time my husband ran for re-election and when I ran for office. I knew that if I saw an American flag on the front of someone’s home as I knocked on their door, they would be a friendly, military-loving Republican.
Again, stereotypes aren’t true 100 percent of the time, but when you see someone thanking a veteran for their service, you know with near certainty they did not vote for Obama.
This weekend, the California Federation of Republican Women held its central division convention. The theme was “Women on the Front Line.”
They thanked these veterans by bringing them to the event by limousine and having them escorted onto the red carpet to make their way into the dinner held in an airport hangar just outside Fresno, California. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as these World War II veterans, mostly women, basked in their moment, rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars like Morgan Brittany of “Dallas” fame and political stars like PolitiChick’s Ann-Marie Murrell.