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  •  He didn't argue (9+ / 0-)

    because they were ashamed to question his patriotism to his face. You can't argue with silence.

    He did play an important role in the efforts to get them recalled.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 11:03:31 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, my question was to Roseeriter. Your Dad (5+ / 0-)

      handled his situation perfectly, IMO.  
      I also think it's part of the irony of right wingers that so many of them were never in the military -- the neocons in the Bush admin had all gotten deferments during Vietnam even though they were vocal supporters of the war.
      With the Birchers, your father's response showed them for what they really were.  

      (My friends also got deferments -- but they were totally against the war and didn't want anyone to go and kill or be killed.  It's the hypocrisy of the right wing that I find so infuriating).

      If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

      by Tamar on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 11:21:38 AM PDT

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      •  My dad was just easy going and mom was the boss:-) (2+ / 0-)
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        blue aardvark, elwior

        and we all knew it. They both worked full time, belonged to unions, mom was an accountant so controlled the money.

        The only thing my dad is 'particular' about is how his sandwiched is sliced-diagonally and he doesn't eat mushrooms.

        His whole family are/were Irish smilers.

        I had a wonderful childhood and know we were blessed and apparently not the norm as most of my friends had dysfunctional, alcoholic and abusive dads.

        "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

        by roseeriter on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 11:29:35 AM PDT

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