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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 06:55 PM

Duckworth on Trump's Vietnam comments: Only 'stable geniuses' think people are 'fans' of war

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) slammed President Trump's comments on not serving in the Vietnam War on Wednesday, saying that only "stable geniuses" think people are "fans" of war.

"#CadetBoneSpurs: no one cares whether you were a “fan” of the Vietnam War," Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, tweeted in response to Trump's interview with Piers Morgan.
"No one believes you were medically unfit to serve. You used your wealth & privilege to avoid serving your country five times, forcing another American to serve in your place each time."

"Sane people aren't "fans" of war—only #StableGeniuses would even think that. I’ve met many #WWII #DDay Vets. None ever said they were fans of war. They simply answered their nation’s call, regardless of what they thought. Especially during the draft—it wasn’t optional for them."

"These comments only make one thing clear: @realDonaldTrump got his deferments for the wrong thing. They shouldn't have been for his disappearing, imaginary bone spurs—they should have been for that yellow streak down his back. At least that would have been a real condition," Duckworth concluded.

Trump said in the interview broadcast Wednesday that he was "never a fan" of the Vietnam War, but that he would not have minded serving in the conflict that he avoided due to bone spurs.
He received medical deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War because of bone spurs in his feet, which has lead to some criticism and mockery.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/447193-duckworth-on-trumps-vietnam-comments-only-stable-geniuses-think

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Reply Duckworth on Trump's Vietnam comments: Only 'stable geniuses' think people are 'fans' of war (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 5 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 5 #1
enough Jun 5 #5
Leghorn21 Jun 5 #2
tanyev Jun 5 #3
Evolve Dammit Jun 5 #4
bluecollar2 Jun 5 #13
gratuitous Jun 5 #7
The Wizard Jun 5 #11
rurallib Jun 5 #6
keithbvadu2 Jun 5 #8
Hekate Jun 5 #12
Princetonian Jun 5 #9
Politicub Jun 5 #10
jimmil Jun 5 #14
Scurrilous Jun 6 #15
corbettkroehler Jun 6 #16

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:01 PM

1. This was the best:

"Trump got his deferments for the wrong thing. They shouldn't have been for his disappearing, imaginary bone spurs—they should have been for that yellow streak down his back. At least that would have been a real condition."

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:34 PM

5. Tammy! NT

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:03 PM

2. BOOM, LOSER



Senator Tammy Duckworth:





RESPECT

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:18 PM

3. I think Tammy's going to get to join the nasty woman club.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 07:34 PM

4. Call him OUT! Same as 5 deferment Cheney, boil on his ass Limbaugh, defecating in pants Nugent.

Morally bankrupt and cowards; all.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:08 PM

13. +1....n/t

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Response to tanyev (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:04 PM

7. I'd bet Trump won't say anything

As bad as the optics are to pick on Gold Star families and name-calling celebrities, Trump isn't going to try Sen. Duckworth and her remaining limbs. She's right about the yellow streak; Trump likes his fights when circumstances are tilted heavily in his favor. This doesn't qualify. He'll grouse privately, but he won't saying anything publicly.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:31 PM

11. Trump likes people who don't lose their limbs in combat

He's probably the biggest jerkoff on Earth.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:00 PM

6. My hope is (has been for quite awhile) that Sen. Duckworth become

VP Duckworth on 1/20/2021

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:09 PM

8. Bolton can be called a 'fan' of war.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:59 PM

12. Chickenhawks are known for that trait

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:14 PM

9. Tammy Duckworth would make a wonderful choice for VP for the eventual Democratic candidate.

What a woman! I admire her for both her military service as well as her public service.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:19 PM

10. Damn! Burn!!

That yellow streak down his back -- she doesn't mince words!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:00 PM

14. During my time in Vietnam...

I can't think of a single day that I wanted to be there than here. Perhaps I was simply a fan of the war. Why else would one spend months shitting in your pants, months scared out of your mind, months with jungle rot on your feet, months with your nuts so sore they stick to your leg, months killing, months wondering when it's your time, months in a hospital, enduring multiple surgeries, months of painful PT, and a lifetime of pain of some sort if one isn't a fan? I'm sure Donnie Gump is bigly sad he missed his chance.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 02:35 AM

15. K&R

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:59 PM

16. Political Courage Exceeded Only By Courage Under Fire

Her valor in combat should prevent me from being impressed with his political effectiveness. Either way, Tammy makes me proud to be a Progressive.

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