Ahhhh, yes. Liberals at DU are nothing more than Pavlovian Dogs. If it weren't so pathetic it would be humerous.
Now that there's a REPUBLICAN compaigning for the Presidency that has not served in the military CHICKENHAWK is back in the forefront.
.efhmc (9,115 posts)
So, no Romney men have ever served in the military? That is disgusting.
All five of my mother's brothers served in WWII in different branches of the armed forces
They're even tweeking the definition for these changing times.
efhmc (9,115 posts)
7. They have countless generation of chicken hawks who have not served.
If they were pacifists I would give them a pass but they love and support war, they just don't want anyone they LOVE in one.oneTampaKeeper (9 posts)
That's the very definition of a chicken hawk.
Don't miss the repeat of Lawrence O'Donnell's show when it repeats tonight. He has something to say to the Romney boys who didn't serve. It was fantastic.Yep, acording to their definition, Obama is a staunch chickenhawk!!deaniac21 (6,346 posts)
13. The Obama family have been
staunch defenders of our country!chughee99 (9,118 posts)
37. I thought I understood what a chickenhawk was, but after reading this thread, I'm not so sure.
Is it someone who is willing to send troops to war, but has never served themselves?efhmc (9,115 posts)
42. Is not just not serving but actively avoiding serving.
The idea of being forced to fight as many were, especially those who were not in college or had other privileges produced "the starkest class division in American military service since the days of purchased draft deferments in the Civil War".hughee99 (9,118 posts)
44. So chickenhawks are a dying breed then?
Since the draft has been gone for decades, some doesn't have to actively avoid service anymore.
Based on this, Paul Ryan wouldn't be a chickenhawk, but someone who had received 4 or 5 deferments might be.efhmc (9,115 posts)
46. Nope, pushing war without being willing to serve makes all 5 romney
sons and romney chickenhawks. Are you purposefully being obtuse?
Here is the definition: chickenhawk (also chicken hawk and chicken-hawk) is a political term used in the United States to describe a person who strongly supports war or other military action (i.e., a War Hawk), yet who actively avoids military service when of age.efhmc (9,115 posts)
50. "willing to serve" seems to be the key here. I do not see any of these
people or their families being "willing to serve", yet they are very "willing to send other to serve."Bozita (26,394 posts)
51. Perhaps time and the ending of the draft has created 2 classes of chickenhawls.
Classic chickenhawks - Apply for and receive deferments while beating the drums for war. Think Dick Cheney and Mitt Romney. Yes, classic chickenhawks are a dying breed.
Neo-chickenhawks - Beaters of the war drums but no longer need to apply for and gain deferments. Any excuse to not serve is acceptable provided the drum beating is loud and sufficiently long enough. Think Paul Ryan and all five of Mitt's sons.