Saturday, February 25, 2012

Comparing Republican Cowards

Once again Republican war hawks are campaigning to take us to war; this time it’s Iran. If some kind of twisted way we allow any one of the four Republican candidates to defeat President Obama, we deserve what we get.

For starters, let’s compare these paper tigers. Brace yourself; you will not be overwhelmed with their manly achievements.

Newt Gingrich the most avid campaigner for war received a draft deferment during the Vietnam War, testifying to the fact that he was studying during this era at Tulane University, and he had children. In addition, he was also impaired with short-sightedness and had flat feet (pes planus).

Mitt Romney has never served in the military, although if one was to listen to his fire breathing war mongering rhetoric; you would swear he’s a battlefield hero.

Before joining college, Mitt Romney received a deferment from the draft as a Mormon 'minister of religion' for the duration of his missionary work in France, which lasted two and a half years. At the time, Mitt Romney’s dad worked an agreement between the church and the Selective Service allowing exemptions from the draft for missionaries. Before and After his missionary deferment, Mitt Romney also received nearly three years of deferments for his academic studies; hold-on, there’s more for this fire breathing paper tiger.

In April 1965, Mitt Romney registered with the Selective Service but was not considered readily available for military service until December 1970. When he became eligible for military service in 1970, miraculously he drew a high number in the annual draft lottery and at that time no one drawing higher than 195 was drafted, how convenient.

Rick Santorum has nothing to be found regarding any affiliation with the military. It feels as if I’m desecrating the word military just by mentioning Rick Santorum in the same sentence.

Ron Paul at least participated in active duty with the military, albeit it was as a USAF flight surgeon in the 60’s; in my book he was an honorable military participant and I thank him for his service to our country. Following his Air Force service, Ron Paul enlisted in the Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968.

It’s astonishing how out of the four Republicans vying to be the next leader of the worlds richest and strongest country on earth, the only one not campaigning for war is the only one with military experience, Ron Paul.

Just writing about these paper tigers and knowing their antiquated views in regard to women, one would think these guys hated themselves because of the way they portrayed themselves as women earlier in their lives.

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