Saturday, March 24, 2018

Biden vs. Trump -- Not Quite the Rumble in the Jungle but Maybe the Septuagenarian Scuffel

Has everyone been following in the News the back and forth between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump about who would win a fist fight between them.

You got to admit, it's somewhat humorous to watch two confirmed cowards debate each other about who would win a fistfight. Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden went through so many obscene machinations to dodge the Vietnam draft it was breathtaking. They did everything short of maiming themselves which neither had the guts to do and when they actually received their Draft Notices after their 5th deferments ran out and were unfortunate enough to pass their draft physicals, they were undeterred by that small setback. Both went shopping for a sympathetic doctor who successfully “discovered” an undetected disqualification so they could send a less eligible (and definitely poorer and less educated) replacement in their stead.  Thinking about it, Trump and Biden might have a lot more in common than people realize.
Now, as long as we’re naming Vietnam era Draft Dodgers in the here, let’s not forget Clinton, Romney, Sanders, Cheney and most current Members of Congress. Seems Draft Dodging was a bi-partisan character flaw that afflicted politicians at a much higher rate than the rest of the general population. By comparison, those cowards make "W" look like a war hero! (Bush flying antique Air National Guard Convair F-102s was probably in more danger than I was during my extended CIB-earning tour in Vietnam!).
As for Draft Dodging Members of Congress that come from that 1941-1950 cohort (the prime service age during the war), there are still 27 Senators from that age cohort of which only three (3) saw active military duty and only one sports a Vietnam Service Ribbon. In the House there are still 99 from that cohort with ten (10) having seen active duty but only four (4) Vietnam Vets. Then there’s Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) who claimed to be a Vietnam Vet but was really a reservist whose only active duty was a short stint for training. In his defense, he had seen a HBO rerun of the Oliver Stone movie “Platoon” and he was very active in his unit’s “Toys for Tots” campaign so might be suffering from PTSD.