That’s just the way they roll I guess but to have watched last nights entire Republican debate would have been like having my teeth and fingernails pulled out, it was enough to watch the highlights.
And speaking of torture, with the exception of Jeb Bush all the candidates came out in favor of waterboarding – Ted Cruz displayed his ignorance by attempting to explain waterboarding really isn’t torture, it’s that “enhanced interrogation” thing.
It was bizarre to listen to them turn the question about whether women should register for the draft, which I suspect a Republican presidency would lead to.
In giving their answers they were long on talk about a woman’s rights, which is really an anomaly – they went on about about how if a woman wants to serve in the military she shouldn’t be discriminated against ignoring the fact that if a woman does want to serve she already has the ability to do so by enlisting.
I can’t help but wonder if these guys ever watch tape of the debates, if they actually listen to what they say and feel a little embarrassed?
The obvious answer is apparently not, they actually prepare and memorize their lines.
Well, for the record I’m against drafting women, if they want to serve in the military it should be a matter of choice, and I suspect judging by the initial reaction of women I know the majority would agree.
I don’t know how it is among other ethnicities but among the nations men have always been viewed as the defenders and life takers and women the nurturers and life givers that help to maintain a balance.
There have been exceptions to that but it’s always been the exception and not the rule.
As men we’ve always sought to protect women and children, not deliberately place them in harms way, and I believe that to be the “civilized” way of doing things.
I suspect there may be women who in reading this who will go on about my opposition to women signing up for the draft as being “sexist”, if so I suggest they don’t wait for a draft and head on down to the recruiting station.
I’m for equal pay, equal rights, and gender equality, but not drafting women, it hasn’t happened in this country during world wars when women were able to enlist in non combat roles and I don’t see a need for it now.
For those who will get behind the idea I suggest they take a moment to really think it
through – if they really want women drafted and coming back in caskets or as amputees.
If they want what’s left of them on battlefields collected in a bag?
Isn’t it enough that men are? Or is that Conservatives are so blood thirsty they don’t give a damn whose blood is spilled?
Anyone notice how they toned down all the evangelical rheotric? To be expected, it wouldn’t work as well in New Hampshire as it does in Iowa, and it’s all about working the crowd.