So you missed the dozen or so "Bush has to start the Draft" threads on this board? I do try to keep track of the discussions here, and the reasons why. In this case, Democrats pine for a draft, solely for the political fallout it would cause Republicans.
I think you'd have to flush twice to get that one down. Until something more centrist comes along, I'm a Democrat, and I don't want a draft. I don't know of any other Democrat (or Republican, for that matter) who's hoping for a draft, either. I know people (of all stripes) who are worried that we may have to resort to a draft due to Bush's mismanagement of our military resources, and underperformance at the recruiting level (much of which is due to Bush's breach of contract with the soldiers), but everyone's hoping we don't have to resort to that. You seem to have immersed yourself in some kind of weird world where politics is so important that it's overridden everything else, but I don't think that's where the rest of us live. Nearly everyone in this country stands the risk of losing a loved one if there's a draft - if not your own kids, then a friend's kids, or a cousin, or a nephew... somebody
. I don't think anybody's eager to put someone through that just to give "the other team" a black eye... which it probably wouldn't do, anyway, since there'd likely be repercussions in the voting booth for anyone who voted to reinstate the draft, be they Dem or Repub.
I hope you're just playing at rhetoric and don't really believe this gack you're tossing around.
What a revolting attitude,
And what a sickening thing to make up and attribute to somebody!
yet a great barometer on just how "concerned" Democrats are for our troops. Sure they are.
A barometer of your own construct, calibrated to predict only the weather you want. It's always a fun tactic to make things up and then express your disgust at them, but it's hollow. You know what's wrong with the statement, "Shame on those Republicans for making puppies eat broken glass!" ? The fact that Republicans haven't made puppies eat broken glass. But, if I ran around saying it over and over again as if it were true, and using it as the basis for arguments, some people might mistake it for rational discourse. It's also fun to hold people accountable for stuff you make up and attribute to them. Why are you in favor of feeding glass to puppies?!?
In the Civil War, the wealthy could simply pay for a poor person to take their place.
And that's not too far removed from what they're doing now. 'Cept now the rich just get "defferments." How many was it Cheney had again? Five? That's one for each finger, even though he only needed one
finger to send his message to the people who thought rich boys should fight, too.
If the left is so concerned for our troops, why the glee over Abu Ghraib?
You paint concern as glee... because concern wouldn't serve the agenda. People are ticked off about Abu Grahib, not gleeful about it. But "ticked off" doesn't work as well to move "the plot" along, so, with a little editorial rewrite, it becomes "glee." This is
all a novel, right?
Seems to me the left rejoiced that they could once again hate the military, as is their preference.
"Seems to you" being the operative phrase there. If the "left" hate the military so much, how come people at work who are way left of me have organized packages to be sent to the troops?
And these are the people who are thinking of our troops by yearning for a draft? Bunk.
"Bunk" is the word I'd use, yeah.
Quite right, as the "issue" of widespread suffering of PTSD, serious enough for people to be sent home for psychiatric counseling, is not a real issue, but one created by people like that Vietnam-era psychiatrist who came up with it in the first place.
You'll have to forgive me if I give more weight to the findings of thousands of experienced doctors, psychologists, and people who've actually worked with PTSD sufferers than to your convenient wishes.
Because Leftists, by definition, shriek with psychotic outrage at the notion that anyone dares disagree with them.
definition... which seems to be all you're really interested in working with. "I say it is this way, and therefore, it is this way... insurmountable evidence to the contrary be damned!" That's part of a disease I think of as "solipsistic fibrosis." Unfortunately there aren't any telethons for that yet, but one could be invented any time now. C'mon, fella, drop the "definitions" and work with what's really there, rather than attributed constructs. There's no "psychotic outrage." We're disagreeing, but my blood pressure's so level right now you could calibrate a pool table with it.
I really wonder how those on the left live in a perpetual state of outrage. It must be stressful.
I s'poze it would be, were it true.
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