Today someone left a comment on my very first Bush Twins in Uniform post from way back in June 2005 -- which also was my very first post on this blog.
Someone hiding under the name "bunbun8464" says:
you didn't mention Amy Carter or Chelsea Clinton in your jabs at the GOP---let's be fair kids. And did any of the Kennedy's kids serve? Any of Gore's?Okay, it's a fair question. Sort of. But as usual, those from the wingnut wing of semi-reality just don't get it. They miss the point so much that it has to be intentional. But that's a common tactic among those people: Pick out some minor point and elevate it to the point where it exceeds and surpasses the original thesis. A case in point: The so-called Rathergate controversy, wherein the authenticity of the memos themselves was called into question, instead of the actual content of the memos. And that campaign, as you know, was completely successful. The question as to whether the memos could have been typed with proportional spacing in 1972 (short answer: Yes, the IBM Selectric was widely available -- and in use in the military -- by the mid-1960s) completely overtook and submerged the actual story, that of Baby Doc's questionable National Guard service.
But I digress. Back to kb's question.
The reason I do not include Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton or any of the Kennedy offspring, etc etc, should be obvious -- and in fact, it is obvious to the readers of this blog who are part of the Reality Based Community -- is summed up by the motto of Operation Yellow Elephant: It's their war; why aren't they fighting it?
In short, it's really easy for Rethugs to start a war for business reasons and send our children to fight it, but they aren't willing to "invest" their own children in it.
And why not?
Because they are a greedy bunch of fucking hypocritical lying elitist assholes.