January 08, 2012

The great deferrers

I can't help it: I read a piece like this and think, you know, if I'd had five sons, and none of them ever served a day in the military, after I'd taken three draft deferments myself, and maybe I'd not say self-evidently stupid things like "If you find yourself in a position when you can serve, you ought to have a responsibility to do so if you think you can make a difference..." I certainly wouldn't be talking with reporters over who should inherit the mantle of the hereditary politico-plutocratic dynasty.

It's not just the draft dodging in France, although that's certainly indicative. This guy really is the ultimate parasite, never done anything of any real value, skating by on his inheritance and the hard work of others all his life. A complete empty suit. Every word out of his mouth is a lie, and everyone knows it. As a young boy, he dreamed of being a baseball, but tonight he says, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom, etc. He and the dupes of the U.S. Tea Party deserve each other. He is everything they claimed to hate, and now they are all going to vote for him anyway. Dupes do that.

Posted by BruceR at 04:22 PM