Why do Republicans keep saying "The Democrats favor a draft" as if that's a ringing condemnation of the party?

...But starting a war -- one which wasn't necessary, one which has broken the treasury wide open for generations to come, one which is the sole reason 3500 more Americans have died -- is all good?

...And supporting a president who did that is all good?

The chief characteristics of the GOP: Moral hypocricy; confusion; letting others tell them what to think; logical inconsistency; intellectual dishonesty (if they have a brain at all) or intellectual bankruptcy (far more often).

Reference the neocon responses to this question: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AveY4...


Thanks don c. WHOA!

Update 2:

Heather, I'll try and help you.

You say "I don't understand it as they cry endlessly about fighting in the war and yet they want to force their young to go. Now tell me the sanity in this? I'm serious. How does this make any sense? They don't think we should send people to war but they think we should force them?"

It's like this: The President's recycling the troops in the field. The same soldiers are forced to take multiple tours of duty. Every national guard unit has been taxed to the snapping point to fill the holes in the fighting force.

This is unfair to the soldiers and to guardsmen. It's a prime example of Bush's dishonesty. Bush keeps the war going at all costs, but cuts every corner in order to prevent rousing the people to anger, as a draft would.

The Democrats are calling their hand on this and saying, as Democrats and Liberals always have to, "Let's be fair about this." More fresh troops are needed, and above all we need to STOP ABUSING our fighting forces.

Got it?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    * Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.

    * Dennis Hastert: did not serve.

    * Tom Delay: did not serve.

    * Roy Blunt: did not serve.

    * Bill Frist: did not serve.

    * Mitch McConnell: did not serve.

    * Rick Santorum: did not serve.

    * Trent Lott: did not serve.

    * John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.

    * Jeb Bush: did not serve.

    * Karl Rove: did not serve.

    * Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked> Max

    Cleland's patriotism.

    * Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.

    * Vin Weber: did not serve.

    * Richard Perle: did not serve.

    * Douglas Feith: did not serve.

    * Eliot Abrams: did not serve.

    * Richard Shelby: did not serve.

    * Jon! Kyl: did not serve.

    * Tim Hutchison: did not serve.

    * Christopher Cox: did not serve.

    * Newt Gingrich: did not serve.

    * Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor.

    * George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got

    assigned to Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running for U.S. Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam, disappeared from duty.

    * Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role making movies.

    * B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea.

    * Phil Gramm: did not serve.

    * Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve.

    * John M. McHugh: did not serve.

    * JC Watts: did not serve.

    * Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem," although continued in NFL

    for 8 years.

    * Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard.

    * Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.

    * George Pataki: did not serve.

    * Spencer Abraham: did not serve.

    * John Engler: did not serve.

    * Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.

    * Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.

    Pundits & Preachers

    * Sean Hannity: did not serve.

    * Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with an 'anal cyst.')

    * Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.

    * Michael Savage: did not serve.

    * George Will: did not serve.

    * Chris Matthews: did not serve.

    * Paul Gigot: did not serve.

    * Bill Bennett: did not serve.

    * Pat Buchanan: did not serve.

    * John Wayne: did not serve.

    * Bill Kristol: did not serve.

    * Kenneth Starr: did not serve.

    * Antonin Scalia: did not serve.

    * Clarence Thomas: did not serve.

    * Ralph Reed: did not serve.

    * Michael Medved: did not serve.

    * Charlie Daniels: did not serve.

  • 1 decade ago

    Democrats (like Charles Rangel) have proposed instituting a draft to:

    - Replace lost troops and end rampant troop rotations

    - Make all of America pay attention to the war

    - More equally share the burden of this war with other classes (rather than just the poor and blacks)

    This is a good strategy. The war would end much sooner of Jenna and Barbara Bush had to serve.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Conservatives are not all neocons. The war and the president doesn't have anything to do with why the Democrats favor a draft. I don't understand it as they cry endlessly about fighting in the war and yet they want to force their young to go. Now tell me the sanity in this? I'm serious. How does this make any sense? They don't think we should send people to war but they think we should force them?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just because you are incapable of understanding the reasons we went to war, it does not mean that this war was not justified. The democrats are the ones supporting a draft. Which I don't understand since they will have to get up off their lazy butts and be forced into service. The Pentagon has stated repeatedly they do not want a draft, we are making the numbers. Do some research. I'm sure even liberals can read and with some work and concentration can comprehend the facts.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because Democrats like Charlie Rangel from NY always bring it up when their interviewed......

  • 1 decade ago

    Easy only ones clamoring for it are Democrat's, maybe you need to ask Charles Rangle D-NY this questions..... you voted him in.... be careful you may get what you wish for..

    Oh for the cut and paste guy under me (donc)..... just in case you forgot


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1. It's a Volunteer Army that just exceeded it’s 2006 recruiting goals.

    2. It's made up mostly of CONS who LIBS HATE.

    This Poll says 80%


    This Poll says 75%

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nat... troops_x.htm

    Of course they are REPUBLICAN! Liberals don't serve their country. Can you imagine an Army made up of LIBERALS?

    "Iraq is too hard.....we need to cut and Run"

    "Michael Moore says we were lied to"

    "Someone was shot! We can't have any causualties.....we need to go home. This war is really hard n stuff"

  • 1 decade ago

    They use it as a fear tatics. . Making you feel that they're the lesser of two Evils.

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