Republicans use the wrong U.S state’s mountain ranges and Democrats use the wrong country’s warships. Seems like the latter would be worse, but veterans are still waiting for an apology from the DNC.In 2008, the media went nuts when then-Senate candidate Bob Schaffer released his first television ad featuring what was thought to be Pike’s Peak, but turned out to be Mt. McKinley.
We’re waiting for the uproar following the Democrats’ use of Russian warships as a backdrop to a retired four-star admiral, who honored veterans at the Democratic Natonal Convention. From the Navy Times:
“On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.
But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.
While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.
These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.”
The timing of this faux pas is particularly awkward. Unfortunately, this mistake comes on the heels of Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin’s “endorsement” of President Obama (a dubious honor to be sure). And, of course, there was that hot mic episode in which Obama conveyed to Russian then-president Dmitri Medvedev that “this is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility [to deal with controversial issues].”
Importantly, some veterans, like Rob Barker, a former electronics warfare technician, are asking for an apology, according to the Navy Times.
“An immediate apology [from the committee] would be very nice,” Barker said. “Maybe acknowledge the fact that yes, they screwed up.”
Just add that to the list of apologies the Democrats and this administration owes the American people.