Monsieur Romney Also a Draft Dodger

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Ever since Dick Cheney seized power seven long and horrible years ago, Republicans have no longer had to even pretend to give a shit about serving in the military. After all, if Bush could get kicked out of the Texas Air National Guard for being a no-show cocaine addict and Cheney could rack up five deferments to keep himself out of Vietnam, that whole heroic-patriotic military service thing was clearly no longer necessary for Republican candidates.

So it’s no surprise that the current batch of Republican presidential candidates are all gay draft-dodgers — except for inept fighter-pilot John McCain and maybe Ron Paul. But Mitt Romney’s case is especially disgusting to real conservatives: The flip-flopping abortion-loving Taxachusetts polygamist didn’t just get a deferment to avoid going to Vietnam with the real American men — he got a deferment because he was living in France at the time, hassling the French to join his American space-monster cult.

Mitt Romney’s Vietnam Deferments [Election Geek]

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A writer and editor of this website from 2006 to early 2012, Ken Layne is occassionally seen on Twitter and writes small books and is already haunting you from beyond (your) grave.

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