A little research revealed that the plane that crashed, Navy C-2A, a late 1960s model, was supposed to be replaced by the newer V-22 Osprey. Right now, according to Military.com, “only 9 of the 33 C-2As can fly.” Further research reveals that 37 service members have lost their lives in plane crashes this year, 130 percent higher than killed in non-combat last year. Senator John McCain, R-Arizona and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former naval aviator-pilot, said on the senate floor:
We are killing more of our own people in training than our enemies are in combat.
There is a clarity that comes from priorities and common sense for those in the line of fire where statistics and polls have no use. As the left pushes for sex, illegal immigration, and drugs, those in the military, victims like Kate Steinle, and those killed in traffic accidents by drivers who are high, pay the price of stupid distractions.
While the rest of the useful idiots of the world don their vagina hats and tune in to focus on propaganda—uh, “top headline news”—some of us are paying attention, and we are not too happy.