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Dem Rep Jim Moran Contemptuously Shouts At Veteran

12:35 PM, Apr 8, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Jim Moran (D, Va.), on message:

The yelling starts around the 4-minute mark. Ed Morrissey:

Moran’s contempt shines through right from the moment he begins speaking, saying, “And if you served your country in the military for 27 years, I thank you for that service, sir.”  Is it so unusual to find a military veteran in Moran’s district that his gratitude has to come with a qualifier?  Does Moran employ the qualifier for veterans who ask questions along the lines of “How can you be so totally awesome and humble at the same time?”  He then insults the constituent by claiming that his question was “caustic” rather than “legitimate,” prompting the veteran to interrupt — and Moran to act like an old schoolmarm when he does.

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