Thursday, July 05, 2012
When are wingnut politricksters going to learn that they can't go off the FOX NEWS reservation and give television interviews?
Deadbeat Joe Walsh, a man desperately trying to save face after mocking the military service of a woman who lost both of her legs in combat, appeared on CNN with Ashleigh Banfield and made an absolute fool of himself. Dude came off as sexist and condescending, and he called the host by her first name in a school yard manner 93 times. Yes, 93! You can count them here.
I guess it is to be expected that Joe would resent the military service of Tammy Duckworth. There is nothing a wingnut hates more than someone who they consider to the left of them politically serving their country. Especially if they (the wingnut) have not. (See Flipper and all the males in his family) This runs contrary to their view of the world, and it confuses and bewilders them. "Only God fearing gun loving conservatives truly love this country enough to serve and give the ultimate sacrifice." And yet, they will vote for a man who, when he had the chance to do so, did his best not to serve this great country.
"Though an early supporter of the Vietnam War, Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college deferments and a 31-month stretch as a “minister of religion” in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused. The country was cutting troop levels by the time he became eligible for the draft, and his lottery number was not called.
...He said in 2007 — his first White House bid under way — that he had “longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam.” But his actions, Selective Service records and previous statements show little interest in joining a conflict that ultimately claimed more than 58,000 American lives.
....Critics note that the candidate is among three generations of Romneys — including his father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney, and five sons — who were of military age during armed conflicts but did not serve."
There is a name for guys like Flipper and Joe Walsh, and they have lots of company in the republican party.
*Pic from the worriedshrimp.com