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(Telegraph)   Though he did protest FOR the Vietnam war, Mitt Romney skipped Southeast Asia altogether and did his part instead by braving the squalor of Paris. Did I say squalor? I meant relative luxury   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 238
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2012-08-05 02:49:34 PM
i45.tinypic.com

looks rough. i'll bet he came back a changed man!
 
2012-08-05 05:01:54 PM
msnbcmedia.msn.com

"Woah, woah woah. You're telling me the kitchen staff thought they could mix Sèvres tureens with Wedgwood sauce boats, and that nobody would notice?"
 
2012-08-05 05:09:59 PM
i181.photobucket.com

I didn't sleep a wink last night, what're those sheets, 200 thread count?
 
2012-08-05 05:13:35 PM
McCain = Maverick
Romney = Prancing Pony

Class dismissed.
 
2012-08-05 05:14:31 PM
inapcache.boston.com

The '62 Latour was excellent, but I think the '47 Cheval Blanc may have been corked - it smelled a bit musty to me.
 
2012-08-05 05:20:03 PM
i181.photobucket.com

You avoided the draft without shiatting your pants? Mitt, I draftdodge salute you!
 
2012-08-05 05:27:42 PM
FlashHarry: [i45.tinypic.com image 548x381]

looks rough. i'll bet he came back a changed man!


farking hipsters in their ironic skinny ties riding fixies.
 
2012-08-05 05:44:00 PM
Headline: Did I say squalor? I meant relative luxury

(RTFA)
What did you mean by relative?
 
2012-08-05 05:48:24 PM

propasaurus: FlashHarry: [i45.tinypic.com image 548x381]

looks rough. i'll bet he came back a changed man!

farking hipsters in their ironic skinny ties riding fixies.


Lolz!
 
2012-08-05 05:53:51 PM
Mr Romney said this week: "I lived in a way that people of lower middle income in France lived, and said to myself, 'Wow, I sure am lucky to have been born in the United States of America'."

"Where there are no lower middle income people!"

Jackass
 
2012-08-05 05:55:52 PM
Meh.. I had really hoped after the last election we were done fighting the Vietnam War in the present day political arena. I suppose any national candidate of service age running for office will have the issue dredged up
 
2012-08-05 06:01:13 PM
Mitt Romney is a hypocritical douchebag with no real sense of duty? Geez, any of us Massholes coulda told you that YEARS ago!
 
2012-08-05 06:03:22 PM
I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.
 
2012-08-05 06:03:59 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Mr Romney said this week: "I lived in a way that people of lower middle income in France lived, and said to myself, 'Wow, I sure am lucky to have been born into an incredibly wealthy, politically connected family in the United States of America'."

"Where there are no lower middle income people!"

Jackass


That's more like it.
 
2012-08-05 06:13:38 PM

Mugato: I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.


It's pretty far down on the list for me, but Mitt invites it with his chickenhawk blather.
 
2012-08-05 06:16:14 PM

Mugato: I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.


George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford both served in the Navy during World War II. J

immy Carter was in the Naval Academy during World War II, but did not graduate until the war was over. Presumably, he enrolled at Annapolis fully expecting to be sent into combat upon graduation.

Bill Clinton and George W. Bush dodged the draft, but neither seemed to been actively supporting the Vietnam War at the time, unlike Mitt Romney. Bill Clinton has at least openly admitted he was a draft-dodger.

Ronald Reagan made training films, so he was at least doing something for the war effort in WWII.
 
2012-08-05 06:39:57 PM

Mugato: I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.


Obama?
 
2012-08-05 06:41:41 PM

timujin: Mugato: I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.

Obama?


He actually did dodge the draft, by being a child. Damn Barage Youthbama.
 
2012-08-05 06:42:33 PM
At least Bush gave a shiat about this country.

Romney is not even good at pretending to care.
 
2012-08-05 06:44:31 PM

crab66: At least Bush gave a shiat about this country.

Romney is not even good at pretending to care.


I assume you mean H.W.
 
2012-08-05 06:46:26 PM

crab66: At least Bush gave a shiat about this country.

Romney is not even good at pretending to care.


Hey now. Do you see anyone else singing America the Beautiful? What more could he possibly do?
 
2012-08-05 06:47:12 PM

TsarTom: Headline: Did I say squalor? I meant relative luxury

(RTFA)
What did you mean by relative?


Seriously...living in a mansion with a private chef and servant is more than "relative" luxury.
 
2012-08-05 06:47:33 PM
Rich people tend to not fight in the wars they support, film at 11.
 
2012-08-05 06:50:01 PM

Emposter: TsarTom: Headline: Did I say squalor? I meant relative luxury

(RTFA)
What did you mean by relative?

Seriously...living in a mansion with a private chef and servant is more than "relative" luxury.


And it's more than what "lower middle income" people in Paris have.
 
2012-08-05 06:51:21 PM
dtdstudios.com
 
2012-08-05 06:54:00 PM

Ed Finnerty:


"Mitt Romney hoping protesting for the war will get him in that chick's pants"
 
2012-08-05 06:54:25 PM
There's nothing like supporting the deaths of thousands from a safe distance.
 
2012-08-05 06:54:41 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: timujin: Mugato: I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.

Obama?

He actually did dodge the draft, by being a child. Damn Barage Youthbama.


He just took his time machine and hung out in jazz clubs in the 40s smoking dope and blowing cheese with Gillespie, that socialist bastard.
 
2012-08-05 06:58:34 PM
Yeah, subby, whatever. Did Ho Chi Minh ever make it back to Paris? No? Then shut up
 
2012-08-05 06:58:58 PM
You know what, who cares? That was too long a read just to have my expectations confirmed about something that happened too long ago to matter today. So Mitt was an entitled prick as a youth. We already knew that. So he lied about the hardihood of his stay in France. We already know everything he says is a lie. Hell, the first words out of his mouth when he announced his run were a lie: "I'm Mitt Romney and yes, that is my first name." This story isn't going to sink Romney's boat in the way the tax returns and the IRA can. Keep attention focused on the serious issues. This is at best a side show, at worst a convenient hook for the repubs to hang counterarguments on.
 
2012-08-05 07:02:18 PM
People are surprised this pathetic liar lied about living in the poor house for his cult?

The fact this douchebag fell for a swindler like Joseph Smith should expel him from seeking the highest office of the land.
 
2012-08-05 07:03:00 PM
Mitt Romney: tax cheat, draft dodger, tortures animals, bully since gradeschool. Sounds like the perfect candidate for the modern Republican party.
 
2012-08-05 07:03:40 PM

Sgt Otter: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush dodged the draft, but neither seemed to been actively supporting the Vietnam War at the time, unlike Mitt Romney. Bill Clinton has at least openly admitted he was a draft-dodger.


Bill Clinton openly opposed the war at the time. I imagine Bush supported it, but I don't have a cite for that.

Cheney supported it, but had "better things to do at the time." Which is what makes him a chickenhawk, just like Romney.
 
2012-08-05 07:04:01 PM
Dodging taxes and drafts, highest form patriotic.
 
2012-08-05 07:05:36 PM

TsarTom: Headline: Did I say squalor? I meant relative luxury

(RTFA)
What did you mean by relative?


The chef only worked five days a week.
 
2012-08-05 07:06:07 PM
What are you talking about. He served retroactively.
 
2012-08-05 07:06:35 PM

Mugato: I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.


The difference is, Romney actually protested for the Vietnam War and the draft, and there are no mitigating circumstances whatsoever. He was young, perfectly healthy, and supported the cause, and instead of joining the military he got four deferments. Clinton wasn't pro-war, Bush served in the military, albeit in the most pussy way possible, Bush 1 served honorably, Reagan was a bit of a coward, but at least he did something to help the war effort, Carter served with some distinction in the Navy. Mitt, on the other hand, went to school and then spent a year in goddamn France, despite vocally supporting the war. He is objectively worse in this respect than every recent President; he behaved more cowardly and with less honor.
 
2012-08-05 07:09:09 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Emposter: TsarTom: Headline: Did I say squalor? I meant relative luxury

(RTFA)
What did you mean by relative?

Seriously...living in a mansion with a private chef and servant is more than "relative" luxury.

And it's more than what "lower middle income" people in Paris have.


Maybe his memory is confused because he often had to chase lower middle income people off with a hose or something.
 
2012-08-05 07:10:13 PM
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no Governor's son... Oh,wait!
 
2012-08-05 07:10:30 PM

Mugato: I don't know, what President in my lifetime wasn't a draft dodger? There are so many other things to call Romney out on, doing something that almost every other President and Vice President did is kind of low on the list.


I don't know. How about the current one? He's younger than me, and the draft ended just a few months before I became eligible. I still served, but I was part of the first wave of the new "All Volunteer" service, even though there were draftees that were still on their first enlistment on my ship when I made it to the fleet.
 
2012-08-05 07:11:56 PM
Mitt Romney is a casual liar. He probably has little conscious differentiation of real or fantasy. He believes his lies.
 
2012-08-05 07:11:57 PM
I thought it was already agreed that if Mitt had been born outside of wealth he would have been lucky to go to college and would likely now have a job in a cubicle or as a car salesman but would never have managed to accomplish anything of note.
 
2012-08-05 07:12:16 PM

KarmicDisaster: What are you talking about. He served retroactively.


Mitt Romney tore down the Berlin wall retroactively
 
2012-08-05 07:13:00 PM
So even the Torygraph is going after Romney over his draft-dodging?

Man, he's really pissed the English off, didn't he?
 
2012-08-05 07:15:21 PM

ThisSideofSteinway: It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no Governor's son... Oh,wait!


Ha, I can't believe I never made that connection. Ten bucks it becomes the song he plays at his appearances, ala Reagan's using Born in the USA.

/Ron Paul uses The End by the Doors
 
2012-08-05 07:16:12 PM

Saborlas: Mitt Romney is a hypocritical douchebag with no real sense of duty? Geez, any of us Massholes coulda told you that YEARS ago!


Why did you guys vote for him? Did the Democratic candidate die or something?
 
2012-08-05 07:17:37 PM
Don't forget that Romney is a patriotic hunter of varmints, and sometimes dressed up as a cop to hassle hippies. That should count in his favor, but the lame-stream media choose to ignore his service.
 
2012-08-05 07:17:43 PM

malaktaus: Reagan was a bit of a coward, but at least he did something to help the war effort,


I'll even give Reagan the benefit of the doubt here (and you have no idea how much that hurts me) . It was the Army itself that decided that such a high profile actor as RR would be a better asset on a soundstage than in a foxhole. No doubt there may have been some lobbying of one sort or another, but ultimately it was the Army's decision.
 
2012-08-05 07:17:56 PM
Mitt added to the long line of of pro-war, draft dodging GOP Chicken Hawks.
 
2012-08-05 07:18:22 PM

Notabunny: KarmicDisaster: What are you talking about. He served retroactively.

Mitt Romney tore down the Berlin wall retroactively


Mitt Romney stood in front of that tank at Tiananmen Square retroactively
 
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