Jourgensen: Priorities, politics and playgrounds

Betty Cooper particpates in the annual Walk for HAWC ever year in memory of her daughter, Cheryl Senn, who was a victim of domestic abuse.Purchase PhotoBetty Cooper particpates in the annual Walk for HAWC ever year in memory of her daughter, Cheryl Senn, who was a victim of domestic abuse. (Spenser R. Hasak)

I wish I lived in a country where the welfare and happiness of the thousands of men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially the ones who came home with head injuries and mental illness, was the top priority for politicians and their media allies.

I’ll hazard a guess and say the well-being of people who defended our country for 16 years-and-counting ranks about 14th on the priority list for the people calling the shots.

Speaking of people who defended our country, I respect U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, but I subscribe to the theory that Moulton’s run for president is his roundabout way of saying he is tired of being in Congress.

Moulton holds to the courage of his convictions but he made the mistake only someone who has an extremely high opinion of himself can make when he mounted a challenge last year to Nancy Pelosi’s claim to the U.S. House of Representatives speakership.

After daring to challenge incumbent former U.S. Rep. John Tierney for the 6th Congressional District, and then winning the seat, Moulton must have thought the sky was the limit for what he could achieve in politics.

But it defies imagination to think that Moulton wasn’t told countless times by political advisors and friends that going…

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