"... until conservatives pushed for a war that did nothing but kill and maim American soldiers."
Well, I first landed in Vietnam in '58 under Eisenhower and went through the LBJ build up and the screwy decisions by he and McNamara while they ran the circus. I had voted for both he and JFK. You wanna talk about a circus, THAT was the colossal show of all time. I flew on missions off and on over there until 1971 both from land bases and carriers. I assume you're talking about Iraq in your post.
"I now work for the VA as a healthcare provider, doing my small part in taking care of these men and women."
Kudos and a Bravo Zulu for that.
"Bush was a disaster. Conservative policies were (and are, in the present) disastrous."
Yeah, right...the "progressives" have a stellar record. You wanna talk disasters, I have to refer you to the '60's.
"-- including making things better for you--which almost exclusively are the efforts of Democrats."
Right...I'm sure they'll do wonders for my "free" medical care, retirement pay etc. etc....after all, They are so fond of the military and all, you know, especially Navy Corpsemen