Shut up! Just shut up!
The Repugs treat the country like Bill O'Reilly treats his "guests." From Josh Marshall:
Now, the youth voter participation group Rock The Vote has been pushing this issue [the possibility of a draft] recently, calling for an election-year debate on the topic in ways you can see if you do a quick google search with their name in it.Two years ago, claims that Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction were said to be ridiculous as well. If the phrase "malicious intent and a reckless disregard for the truth" ever applied to anyone, it applies to Bush and the Repugs.
And what has the response been from the president?
This week RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie sent the group a 'cease and desist' letter threatening legal action against the group and raising the possibility of seeking the revocation of the group's status as a tax-exempt 501c3 organization if the group did not cease discussing the draft issue.
Claims that a draft is possible, Gillespie argued, are so ridiculous on their face that the the group could only be acting from 'malicious intent and a reckless disregard for the truth.' (Those, of course, are catchphrases laying the groundwork for legal action.)
Gillespie's rationale for arguing that there is no basis for discussing the possibility of a draft is the say-so of the president. Gillespie quotes him saying, "We don't need the draft. Look, the all-volunteer force is working ..."
That, to Gillespie, is -- quite literally -- the end of the debate.