Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:41 AM
LynneSin (89,793 posts)
In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21yo American but Romney was right in middle of it
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No I am not making this crap up!! This was what was said about Mitt Romney in a documentary that was aired a week or so ago about Romney's life.
The doc also notes, as an example of Romney “becoming his own man,” that he protested in favor of the draft that he so skillfully avoided, before moving on to the time he spent in France, a time that Romney once described as “tough” because the French were “not happy to see Americans, because we were in Vietnam at the time.”
Yes, you heard that right. Not only did Mitt Romney protest in favor of sending other people’s children to die in Vietnam, even as he avoided service himself, he then complained about how those dying Americans made it “tough” for him while he was in France avoiding service.
Perhaps to avoid charges of bias, the documentary steers clear of these contradictions, but then takes the whitewashing to blindingly absurd levels by introducing the next segment with the aforementioned most ridiculous statement I’ve ever seen on television. “In 1968, France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American,” Borger says, “but Mitt Romney was right in the middle of it.”
I can think of thousands of our soldiers who had no choice but to fight a war in Vietnam that would have LOVED to have 'suffered' in France the way Mitt Romney did.
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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:11 AM
ReasonableToo (217 posts)
4. It's time
It's time for someone better than what the current political/media system can produce.
I had no idea this propaganda was out there.