Monday, January 09, 2006

The Only Draft Has Been From Hot Air

When Bush was running for re-election, there was a constant refrain from the Left that President Bush would re-institute the draft. Never mind that he denied it, and that the only bill in the House to bring back the draft was proposed by Democrat Chuck Rangel of New York.

No, the fear mongering method of turning young voters against President Bush was to threaten over and over again that President Bush would, in fact would be forced to, bring back the draft.

Kerry suggested it. Paul Krugman suggested it. NYT columnist Bob Herbert said it. (Who is this Bob Herbert? This sums him up nicely.) Michael Moore said it and promoted the idea on his site. Lots of leftist activists said it.

It still has not happened. It still isn't being discussed. It isn't going to happen.

Will they admit they were wrong? Will they admit they knew they were wrong when the accusation was made?

***crickets chirping***


At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Brad Warbiany said...

One of my coworkers back during the 2004 election was talking about voting for Kerry. I asked him why, and he said he was worried about getting drafted. He was a new college grad, about 23 years old, so I could understand his concern.

Except that it was obvious to everyone with a bit of sense that the military didn't want a draft, Rummy didn't want a draft, and Bush didn't want a draft, and therefore there wasn't going to be a draft.

Of course, this was in Kalifornia, so I didn't push the issue too much. But as I'm going to be back there next week for our semi-annual sales meeting, maybe I'll have to ask him if he's gotten his draft card yet :-)

At 6:01 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

I thought Bush was also supposed to starve the old people and poor children. Is he working on that yet? The old people around here are looking pretty well fed.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I liked the commercial that had the kiddies slaving away in the sweatshops to work off the national debt.

Now that the debt-to-GDP ratio continues to be among the lowest of all industrialized nations and GDP growth has exceeded predictions for yet another quarter, I keep waiting for a retraction...


At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Cricket said...

You will not hear a retraction from the Left admitting error.

What will happen is that in 08, Bush will step down. If a draft is instituted then, and it is a Republican administration, the Left will change the Bush note to "Well, we knew it was those vile RethugliKKKans all along."

If it is a Democrat administration that gets it going again, it will be because of new threats on America's security...
and if they don't, it will be because they defeated the evil Bush junta.

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Deb said...

Excellent points. But in order for a Democrat to admit to a mistake you would have to define "mistake". :)


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