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When Alleged Comedians Attack Navy SEALs for Not Being “Man” Enough

Being a decorated war veteran doesn’t make you immune to all criticism.  Those who have served in the military are still just as likely to have bad ideas, bad thoughts, bad policy suggestions as anyone else.  And when they share them publicly or take on a role of public leadership, they have to understand rebuke and reproach are part of the deal.

Still, if there’s one area I’d say is off limits, or at least one that warrants some intense introspection before wading into, it’s attacking a decorated war veteran for not being man enough.  And I’d say that’s particularly true if you’re a struggling actor (his most recent blockbuster was “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold”) who is best known for being married to Rosanne Barr.

Still, in what won’t be regarded as his finest hour, the former Mr. Barr decided to go after U.S. Representative and former Navy SEAL, Dan Crenshaw.  What started it all was Crenshaw’s disgust at the New York Times for (predictably) urinating all over the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  The Times basically credited the Soviets with winning the space race since they put the first woman, Asian man, and black man into orbit.  Yes, they really did that.

Crenshaw asked a fairly benign, if direct, question: “Why is it that every time something has the potential to bring us together – in this case the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – leftist media outlets do their best to undermine the notion that Americans should be proud of their country?”

And that was too much for Mr. Barr to handle (pardon the embedded language):

Dan Crenshaw is a distinguished Navy SEAL who lost his eye in combat.  Tom Arnold has a tattoo of Stephen King on his chest.  If you want to attack his policies or ideas, Tom, go for it.  But steer clear of the tough guy challenge – it doesn’t end well for you.

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