A few days ago I copied this paragraph from a post at Crooks & Liars, and haven’t been able to find the right place to use it. It’s about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney:
The first reason is he has five gorgeous able-bodied adult sons who’ve never spent a day in the military. Actually, none of the as-yet announced Republican candidates have children serving in the military. We’ve been in two wars now for nearly a decade each and yet the all-volunteer force is entirely made up of Americans not spawned from GOP candidates. For the last 30 years at least, the Republicans have been relentlessly, uniformly hawkish – but mostly with other peoples’ children. This disconnect was made evident in the ’08 election when soldiers donated money to candidate Barack Obama 6-1 over Senator John McCain.
Something I think about when I hear demagoguery about the poors not bearing their share of the burden.