Bannon Attacks Mitt Romney For Draft Dodging: You Hid Behind Your Religion While Soldiers Died In Vietnam

CNBC reports:

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon ripped into one-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his lack of military service during the Vietnam War in response to Romney’s denunciation of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

“By the way, Mitt, while we’re on the subject of Vietnam and honor and integrity, you avoided service, brother,” Bannon told a crowd during a Moore rally in Alabama on Tuesday. “You hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam.”

Romney, a devout Mormon, received a deferment from the draft on religious grounds and spent some of the Vietnam War years serving as a missionary in France.

Bannon went on to attack Romney’s family, saying, “You ran for commander in chief, you had five sons, not one day of service in Afghanistan and Iraq. We have 7,000 dead and 52,000 casualties, and where were the Romneys during those wars? You want to talk about honor and integrity, brother, bring it down here to Alabama.”

  • AJ Drew

    So, Bannon’s homeless vet look was intentional, then?

  • Joe in PA

    And the rubes ate it up. 🙁

  • David J

    Steve Bannon, while growing up, must have been that precocious little brat acting up in class all the time, distracting the lesson plan and the kid that no teacher could control.

  • boatboy_srq

    Spoken like a true bone-spur-sufferer’s apologist.

    • David J

      Yeah, and the fact that Romney and the orange Chumpster are about the same age, those fools in that audience never thought about that, did they? Romney had a legitimate religious deferrment, granted to eligible young men in 1965-1972, while Chumpster was out humping every chick he could find to sleep with while exempting himself from the draft with a bone spur while playing tennis at exclusive private courts around NYC.

      • CB

        Right. Remember, avoiding STDs was “my Vietnam.” Craven, soulless POS

    • billbear1961

      “Where was that bone spur?”

      “I can’t remember!”

      “Any proof?”

      “Shut up!”

      • vorpal

        I think it’s a large one, located squarely between his ears.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Like him or not, Mitt Romneys father was a fierce defender of Civil Rights in a time when doing so had serious backlash. This neo-Nazi scum isn’t worthy to lick the shoes of the Romney family

  • Ninja0980

    Romney’s niece is the GOP Chairwoman.
    Fun times ahead!

  • billbear1961

    You ugly, two-faced, wife-beating, pervert-loving NAZI!

    • GayOldLady

      That five layered, dirty, unwashed, scraggly look that he always goes for speaks volumes about how unstable his mind is. And all the pockets on his jackets and shirts are apparently for his assortment of illegal drugs. That guy is totally whacked out and going to prison soon, where he won’t do well. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

      • billbear1961

        When one looks at Trump and Bannon and realizes that human GARBAGE like these two degenerates is destroying this country, that this country isn’t in the streets DEFYING them and what they stand for, that many in the media and in politics are STILL making excuses for them, and mincing words about them, it drives one nearly MAD!!

  • AJ Drew
    • billbear1961

      Okay–there’s NO denying it is a MAJOR story!

    • David J

      WOW, good choice, TIME magazine !

    • greenmanTN

      That cover looks like it’s a fold-out and includes more people. I hope Rose McGowan is one of them.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        I looked at the twitter feed, the person who you can almost see would lose her job/career if exposed.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Oh you wrote her name and I have to include this video as she’s just so utterly unique in it (and yes, I know, she got the quotation wrong.)

        (may be NSFW— bobbies)

      • AJ Drew

        She is, as is Terry Crews.

    • Oscarlating Wildely
    • Karl Dubhe 2

      If that don’t give the fat bastard a stoke, let’s hope someone else succeeds.

      • Reality.Bites

        Ew. Ew. Ew.

        Please don’t mention “give him a stroke” when we’re discussing unwelcome/non-consensual sexual activity and Trump at the same time.

        • canoebum

          The word we like is aneurysm.

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          I don’t care how he goes, as long as he goes.

    • Reality.Bites

      Yeah, Donald. SURE they offered it to you. Just an interview away.

      • AJ Drew

        Plus, he missed the fact that being named Person of the Year is not exactly an honor, just news-making, good or bad.

        • Reality.Bites

          In his defense, loathe though I am to do it, so do ¾ of the people in every single discussion of Time’s POY since they put Hitler on the cover.

          I mean the first Hitler.

    • CB

      The irony that this comes from Today/NBC is delicious.

      • AJ Drew

        Yeah, it kinda is. When I realized it was being announced on the Today show, I snarked that maybe the POTY would be Matt Lauer.

  • Boy Elvis

    Awesome point, Bannon! Mitt DID avoid service! Hey, I wonder who else avoided Vietnam? Hmmm…who was it…oh yeah!

    • dogdadny

      He embarrasses America so well, so thoroughly and so frequently that that clock needs to have a future setting because it will run long after he is gone.

    • Reality.Bites

      Didn’t you get the memo? They changed that sign to hours.

      Still stuck at zero though.

      • Christopher

        I thought it had been revised once again to nanoseconds.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    I was going to say people, but…

    [Bannon] in a glass house, ought to avoid throwing stones.

  • GayOldLady

    Why no mention of President Bone Spurs, Bannon?

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    ” I see your belief in the Jeebus that we all love to act like we love so much and raise you a fake aliment.”

    • thatotherjean

      If you really have bone spurs, they’re not fake at all. But you’d undoubtedly remember which foot hurt so much.

  • GayOldLady

    What other conclusion is there?

  • Michael R

    ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK is all they do ,
    they sound like a broken ( Fascist ) record .

  • vorpal

    OT: the vet is coming in 10 minutes to euthanize our little girl :(.
    She has a liver tumor that is causing her a lot of pain and now it’s to the point where you can tell that she is ready to go.

    It’s going to be a hard day. She came to us just after I tried to euthanize myself due to severe Crohn’s pain and flareup, and brought us together with her love and quirky tortitude.

    Here she is from a couple years ago, being derpy as usual.

    • Ninja0980

      🙁 Sorry for your loss.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, Ninja0980. She’s gone now.
        I’m glad that her pain is over. She filled our days with joy and laughter as she was by far our quirkiest kitty.

        • tomfromthenews

          I went through this with my cat of 20 years over the past summer. It was very painful but I know it was the right thing to do.

          • vorpal

            20 years! That is wonderful that you got so much time with your kitty. I wish we had more time with Punz: she was only nine.

            Is that your kitty in your avatar?

          • tomfromthenews

            Yes, it was wonderful to have her for so long, even through her final few years when I had to give her injections three times a week to keep her healthy and happy. The avatar pic is her “brother”, my other cat who lived to 16 and passed four years ago (natural causes).

            But I am sensitive to your feelings today and thinking of you.

            I also appreciate this human/emotional diversion from the S Bannon topic at hand.

          • tomfromthenews
          • whollyfool

            Aw, beautiful kitty!

          • kaydenpat


          • vorpal

            Thanks for your kind words and for sharing a pic of your beautiful girl with us.

          • whollyfool

            It’s so hard to lose a friend of 20 years. 🙁

          • Randy503

            Good long happy life.

        • charemor

          I am so sorry for your loss. I had to have two cats put down and it was the most painful thing I have ever had to live through. Nothing can replace the love of an animal.

          • vorpal

            Thanks, charemor. It’s amazing how strongly they steal our hearts. The pain of losing them might be agonizing, but the love and joy and hilarity that they bring to our lives makes it so worth it.

    • leastyebejudged

      Too early in the morning for me to start the day with tears.

      You gave her a good home and love, you should feel good about that.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, leastyebejudged. It is much appreciated.

    • thatotherjean

      What a lovely lady! Doing the right thing for her isn’t easy, but it’s still the right thing. Much sympathy for your loss.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, thatotherjean!
        She is gone now, and her pain is finally over.

    • clay

      You’re taking care of her.

      How can we help you take care of yourself?

      • vorpal

        You here are always taking care of me, even if you don’t know it. How could such a witty, clever, insightful bunch of people that always inspire me to laugh be anything but one of the greatest gifts I could wish for?

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      • I’m so sorry to hear this. I flew back from Arizona specifically to continue taking care of our Kitty-Mae. She was 24–we figure she (well, he, gender fluidity was always part of our household) was at least a year old when she entered the home and our lives. She required daily IV, thyroid cream rubbed in her ear, and medication slipped into her kafir. But she died the day before my flight. I understand how terrible it is to lose a loved one, but like you I undeertstand when a point comes where life moves to a burden that outweighs what’s left. I hope your healing continues.

        As ever,

    • BearEyes

      Hang in there. Not easy, but you’re there for her.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, BearEyes.
        She’s gone now, but her memories will live on for the rest of our lives. She was the silliest, funniest cat we ever had and she made sure to constantly perform the most ridiculous antics that we could never stop talking about her.

        • BearEyes

          Big bear hugs to you!

          • vorpal

            The best kind. I’m going to be greedy and sneak a second one in, if you don’t mind.

          • BearEyes

            Be my guest

    • Christopher

      OMG I’m so sorry!

      I had to do the very same thing with my buddy Church almost a year ago. I feel your hurt.


      • vorpal

        Hey Christopher!
        So sorry to hear about Church. Was he (?) a dog or a cat?
        She is gone now. I would say “Rest in Peace” but as she was a tortie, it would be more fitting to say, “Rest in a Perpetual State of Mild Annoyance.”

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      I’m sorry to hear that.


      • vorpal

        Thanks, Karl Dubhe 2.
        (I’ve been meaning to ask: why 2?)

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          I killed the old account. 🙂

    • CB

      So sorry to hear that. Sounds like she meant so much to you at an important time.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, CB. She was a special gal indeed. She gave us so much to talk about and never, ever let us get bored.

        I am glad that her pain is finally over, and for all the memories she gave us.

    • sadoldguy

      I am very sorry for the pain you and your kitty are going through.
      This is the heart breaking part of living with animal companions.

      • vorpal

        They are such a joy and we are so lucky to have them, but their little lives always feel way too short. She was just nine: still not that old for a kitty.

        Her pain is thankfully over now.

    • j.martindale

      Remember there are so many needy animals out there needing your help. We lost our Siamese not long ago, and immediately went out and got another one at the pound. You won’t miss this pet any less, but the distraction of a new animal who desperately needs your help cannot be a bad thing. Best wishes.

      • vorpal

        Sorry to hear about the loss of your Siamese. We have always wanted a Siamese rescue as well, if we can find one. They seem like such special, unique cats.

        I’m sure that hubby and I will probably adopt another kitty soon. Here in Chile especially, there are too many animals that have been abandoned, and now with three boy cats, there is no girl to even things out.

        Thanks, j.martindale, for your kind response.

    • Bluto

      It’s amazing how critters can weave themselves into our hearts & unconditionally return that love tenfold. I feel bad for you loss but temper that in knowing that you gave her a comfortable life.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, Bluto. She hated almost everyone and everything except for me and the cat in my avatar. Her circadian rhythms were impeccable: every day about 15 minutes before I got home from work, she would climb up top the piano and start dancing and purring with excitement.

        Yeah, these little furry family members steal our hearts and make every day an interesting adventure, don’t they?

        • JackFknTwist

          You are so right…..they do have their own little rhythms and habits. Mine gave out to me if I was late for bed…..and her late night milk !!!

          But losing a friend is a terrible loss. My sympathy for the loss of out furry friends.

      • JackFknTwist

        Yeah, they their quirky little habits, and we feel their absence so much.

    • whollyfool

      I am several cats old. This is the hard part. I am waiting with you in gethsemane.

      • vorpal

        The lives of cats and dogs are both way too short, aren’t they?
        You get so incredibly attached to these furry family members and it never feels like you got enough time to love them and never made enough memories with them.

        • whollyfool

          Yes, way too short. 🙁 They live in our hearts forever, but I’d rather have them yowling at my feet.

          Big hugs. 2017 is almost over.

    • Rambie

      *hugs* I’m sorry for you loss Vorpal. It’s hard to loose our fur babies.

      • vorpal

        They are the best, aren’t they? Little furry family members that ensure that our lives seldom have a moment that’s dull or without love.

        • Rambie

          Yes, they do keep us humans in our place. 😉 We lost our Sugar two years ago now to liver issues too.

    • Chanel5

      I am so sorry.

      • vorpal

        Thank you, Chanel5.
        I appreciate it.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      I’m so sorry, Vorpal. My heart breaks every time.

      • vorpal

        It’s always so hard, isn’t it?
        At least with Rapunzel (aka Punz), we had a few weeks of warning, so we could really ladle the love all over her and let her know how special she was. (Not that she needed the ego boost!)

        I just love your avatar to bits, by the way.

    • Adam Schmidt

      I’m so very sorry for you. You did right by her. Being there for her when she needed you most, both years ago and now. You gave her a good life and that’s the part to focus on now. We’ll be losing our 15 year old Great Pyrenees soon so I understand exactly how you feel.

      • vorpal

        I’m so sorry to hear that you’ll be losing your doggie soon.

        I think that she was there for me even more than I was there for her. The amount of laughter and love she brought into our lives was immense.

        Thanks for the kind words and I hope that you get a little more time to love and make some nice memories with your Pyrenees.

        • Adam Schmidt

          She’s our old lady now. We had her since she was just weened. The vet is amazed she’s lived so long, her father died at only 5 years old and her mother at 7. 15 years for a Pyr is virtually unheard of. So we’ve been truly lucky to have her for so long.

          My main concern for you is do you have someone to be with today? Definitely not the best time to be alone.

          • vorpal

            Sorry for taking so long to respond to this.
            Fortunately, I have my husband and our remaining three boy cats to commiserate with.

            The other cats have really surprised me with how aware they are that she is gone, and they have been glued to us all day.

          • Adam Schmidt

            You’re fine. I’m glad you’re doing ok and have people (two and four legged) around you. 🙂

    • SoCalGal20

      Awwww I’m sorry. You’re doing the right thing but that’s not much comfort at a time like this. *hugs*

      • vorpal

        Thanks, SoCalGal20. After last night, it was clear how much she was in pain and it left no doubt in my mind that it was the right choice and the sooner we could alleviate her suffering, the better.

        She’s gone now and I’m glad that our little girl no longer has to hurt.

        • SoCalGal20


    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Oh man, I’m so sorry. We chose to remove our kitty from his pain about 9 years ago. You’re giving your girl a gift of release. It will be very hard on you, but it’s best for her. We should all admire your courage.

      • motordog

        Agreed…I deeply, deeply regret waiting as long as I did for my Bully. I’m sure his last week was nothing but pain, but I kept a foolish (selfish?) hope that the medicines would somehow make a difference. It’s not an easy decision at all, but it’s so the right one to make.

        • vorpal

          I was worried about the same thing, motordog. The last few days were really rough for her, but the vet was hopeful that trying one more med and giving her some pain meds might let her hang in a bit longer. I wish we had let her go a couple of days ago, but at least after last night, we knew that it was past time and would have no regrets about letting her go.

          So hard to say goodbye, so I understand why you would try anything to keep Bully around. (And that is a pretty awesome name for a doggie, by the way – assuming he was a dog!)

          • charemor

            I went through the same thing with my last cat. The vet wanted to try some new meds for a week and it was the worst, most painful week of my life.

          • vorpal

            Seeing them suffer is painful beyond belief, especially when you can’t even make them understand that all the medications and procedures they have to suffer through might help them feel better.

            I think our vet waited too long, but she took one look at our kitty’s eyes today and said, “Yes, she is definitely ready.”

            At least she makes home visits, so our lovely girl could take her last breath in the comfort and familiarity of her own home.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, Mike. After last night, I knew it was definitely time.
        I am extremely sad, but thankful for all the things she brought to our life, and that her suffering is over.

        These furry little beasts really steal our hearts, don’t they?

    • GayOldLady

      Sorry that you’re having to make that decision, but you’re doing the right thing for your baby. Peace & Love to you.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, GOL. Your posts always make me smile.
        We are really, truly fortunate to have you here on JMG.
        Last night it was clear she was really in pain and discomfort, so I had no doubts this morning that it was time to say goodbye.

        • GayOldLady

          I’m so sorry for your loss, but she’s was a lucky girl to have you for so long. Peace & Love

    • motordog

      “We will be with you and hold you till you’re quiet. It hurts to let you go.”

      …so sorry for your loss. It’s part of the burden we all accept when we take these sweet things into our lives, but it sure doesn’t make it any easier no matter how often it happens. I’m crying here thinking about my boy who died three years ago…I still miss him so much.

      • vorpal

        We lost our calico four years ago, and we still lose it whenever we think of her.

        Damn little furry beasts, being so utterly adorable and such amazing companions and then never living long enough.

    • billbear1961

      I’m sorry, sweetie!


      • vorpal

        Thanks, mon beau ourson.
        I’m glad her pain is over.
        She was such a hilarious girl: the very definition of tortitude.

    • Acronym Jim

      Hugs from the left coast, Vorpal. I had to let go of my best friend in 2003 for the same reason – liver cancer. As other people here have said, it’s hard to let go, but it’s a gift to them.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, Acronym Jim. The vet left about 20 minutes ago.
        She was clearly suffering a lot over the last 24 – 48 hours, and was just a shell of the once vibrant, loving, and perpetually mildly annoyed cat. I’m am glad that she no longer has to suffer.

        Sorry that you had to let go of your best friend. It’s never easy.

        • Acronym Jim

          I’m left with some very fond memories and now I can look back at my boy with nostalgia and laughter more than sadness, knowing I did the right thing.

          And since December 2010 I’ve had a girl bestie who is the joy of my life.

          • vorpal

            I think we’ll need to adopt another girl cat in the next few weeks. Chile has way too many homeless animals and now with the three boy cats, we need one more to avoid risking our membership status of crazy cat gay couple.

            LOL Punz, I think, was always a little annoyed that she was the only gal in the house. I suspect that she always thought there was way too much scrotum stinking up the place.

    • AltheaTheCat

      I’m sorry for you loss 🙁 This is always such a hard but necessary thing to do.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, AltheaTheCat. After last night, when it was clear how much pain she was in, I am relieved that she no longer has to endure that.

        She was just a young girl: only nine, so it was unexpected, but I’m thankful that she survived a few weeks after her original diagnosis so we got to enjoy some time with her and heap lots of love on her.

    • Clive Johnson

      Much sympathy, vorpal. Our feline friends are lucky to have human friends like you. A hug.

      • vorpal

        Big hugs back, Clive! I think we are luckier to be owned by them than they are to have us as their human minions.

        Punz was hilarious: she was such a pretty cat, but I think we have exactly zero pictures of how pretty she was: as soon as you pointed the camera at her, she would immediately assume the most awkward and unsightly pose you could imagine.

    • Mihangel apYrs

      The greatest demonstration of love is to let go, and to do the most painful things for those we love, human or animal. It broke my heart after I had to have my rat put down – she had been with me at the start when I was on sick leave (a broken arm) and we bonded; to have her killed was my final act of love and loyalty.

      But it hurts, so cry as you need to.

      • vorpal

        Rats are highly underrated as pets. They are such intelligent and social creatures.

        Last night was a tear-filled night because we knew what was coming this morning, and because we were just hoping that our little girl could make it through the night without suffering too much.

        She is gone now, and her pain is finally over. The cat in my avatar is distraught about it and won’t leave my side.

        • Mihangel apYrs

          People say that animals are dumb, and act purely on instinct: I believe that when they aren’t living day to day trying to survive they develop beyond that simplicity and do feel a bond of love and a personality.

          (Sigh). It is the burden we accept when we bring them into our lives that we have this ongoing responsibility for them.

          Cuddle your pussy and man so the loss will be easier for all of you

          • vorpal

            I suspect it’s about as true to animals as it is to humans: I’m sure much of what we do is instinct. I was reading an article on cat behaviour and that cats generally only meow at humans and not at other cats, because they’re trained to do so to communicate with (read: manipulate) us.

            Then I realized that I am also make a wide range of silly noises unique to each of the cats, so I am just as trained as they are!

            I am in good hands and paws today. Thanks for the warm wishes.

    • I am so sorry sir, she is a beautiful little girl.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Ohhhhh, poor kitty! Hang in there, sir.

    • Bad Tom

      I am very sorry for your loss, Vorpal. I have had to do the same thing a number of times. Our animals depend on us to do the right thing at the right time.

      It is never easy.

      “Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II
      I think it is worth it.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, Bad Tom. This is the second cat we’ve lost in five years, and it never gets easier. I told the three boys this morning that there is a royal decree in place that they must stay healthy for at least another five years.

        I absolutely believe that the joy of the love we get and share with our families – human and furry – far outweighs the pain of the grief when we lose them.

    • Dayglo

      So sorry. I know you’ll keep that dear little girl in your heart forever.
      “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” —Charles Dickens

    • carlstrauser

      It’s always hard to say goodbye to our furry family. You are such good people for taking care of her through this and to be strong enough and compassionate enough to help her this one last time.

      So sorry for you and yours.

    • 2patricius2

      I’m so sorry. It is a very difficult decision to make to have an animal companion euthanized. They are with us through thick and thin, and trust and love us unconditionally. Do take care of yourself.

    • Smokey

      (,,,) big bear hugs (,,,)
      We had to put down our rescue dog just after my late partner was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. The house seemed so cold and empty that evening but we made it through and now there is a warm glow of memories.

      • vorpal

        So sorry, Smokey. That’s a lot to have to burden.
        What a cutie! I could never get tired of looking at pics of my fellow JMGers’ fur families.
        Big bear hugs are the best kind! Thank you for that!

    • Snarkaholic

      As someone who’s had to make the same decision for my cat, Teddy, please know that, even though it’s one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do, it’s absolutely the right one…and the most loving.
      I’m so very sorry you have to say goodbye to her.
      Is there anything we can do for you to support you through today’s loss and to help you with the other challenges you’re facing?

      • vorpal

        Sorry for the delay in the reply.
        Just being part of this community has been a huge help and benefitted me in so many ways. I have met so many wonderful people and made so many friends here that I can’t imagine my life without you all. JMG is always the first site I check in the morning, and probably the one I check the most during the day.

    • kaydenpat

      So sorry to hear this news. I know she has given you many good memories so she will always be with you.

    • ColoMtnWoman

      I’m so sorry for your loss… It’s always hard to allow them to go to the Rainbow Bridge, but in the end she’ll be glad the pain is over.

    • Zachary Adams

      I’m so sorry, vorpal! I still miss our boy kitty even after years…

    • wds

      >HUGE bear hugHUGE bear hug< …

    • ColdCountry

      My kittyboy is helping me type this by lying on my wrists. {{{hugs}}} to you.

      • vorpal

        Thanks, ColdCountry. My sweet, fat amorphous blob of an orange tabby (named MAX – and he grew into that name) is next to me, making sure that I know that I’m loved.

        Love and hugs to you and your kittyboy!
        They are so incredibly helpful when it comes to typing, aren’t they?

        • ColdCountry

          Sweet MAX; they know.

          I will sometimes get an nearly indecipherable email from my sister with the explanation that she’s just too tired to battle her cat for keyboard supremacy.

          • vorpal

            I should have named him MIN…. then maybe he wouldn’t weigh 25 lbs!

            Ha… I hear you. Duncan (my avatar kitty) one time send an email in response to an argument that just said “k.”

            I’m still not entirely convinced that he was not trying to frame me as passive-aggressive.

          • vorpal

            And they always, ALWAYS need to have some body part on the computer, don’t they?

          • ColdCountry

            Or whatever you’re reading.

    • fuzzybits

      Late to hearing this. I hope you’re well. We’ve been through this many times and it never gets better. Hugs.

  • leastyebejudged

    I love how the veterans are all pro Trump, really puts shit in perspective, they’ll happily elect a Trump, a Romney, and tell you that you’re un-American if you disagree.

    At some point the Veteran-worship in this country needs to come to an end, along with our world domination and exploitation.

    • CB

      I think what you mean by “Veteran-worship” is the use of it as a bludgeon to attack others by craven politicians. Using it as a trigger word is cynical and disrespectful Even those of us who didn’t serve appreciate the sacrifices and the service of those who did.
      It’s higly likely given the makeup of the armed services that many of the next generation of politicians will not have served.
      The world has changed, and the equation of military service with honor and patriotism is outmoded. That’s a popular sentiment, but it’s too easy, though this administration deals in easy and facile. They have nothing else.

      • leastyebejudged

        I don’t know where you live, but where I live, there are veterans events much more regularly than anything else. We are barraged CONSTANTLY by local media about Veterans, it is ceaseless and perpetual. And they are the group here that’s first to attempt to silence people politically, based on their past service.

        And I don’t respect people who support perpetual war, who believe that perpetual war is the natural state of humanity. I do not support people who continue to insist we build more shops and bombs and guns instead of schools and hospitals and farms.

        And I consider the people who hand our futures over to the ultra rich my personal enemy.

    • Pizza009

      Oh go fuck off.

    • lymis

      Trust me, “all the veterans” are NOT pro-Trump.

  • clay

    As if Bannon and the GOP care who served in Vietnam . . . see “Swiftboat”.

    • Christopher


  • Jeffg166

    Two words Steve: bone spurs.

  • j.martindale

    Military service no more justifies child abuse than it does your meth addiction, asshole.

  • 1980Gardener

    I thought conservatives were in support of govt recognizing religious convictions???

    • Reality.Bites

      Not for Mormons, silly!

  • CA2017

    Two words: bone spurs.

  • Daveed_WOW


    • kat


  • BlindBill

    so strongly held religious beliefs are only considered in the sale of cakes … or something

  • drtrmiller

    Better a man hide behind his religion than a fake medical condition, the details of which he can’t even remember, years later.

  • hdtex
  • Pizza009

    Hiding behind religion is the entire point of the GOP

  • canoebum

    Nice, Mitt. But as far as Republican honor and integrity goes, that ship has sailed, long ago.

  • Jmdintpa

    if you still think we are getting out of this without violence and uprising then you are in denial

  • lymis

    I cannot be bothered to plumb the cesspool this morning. What, if any, is Steve Bannon’s military service history?

    • kanehau

      “Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, serving on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster as well as at the Pentagon.”

  • BartmanLA

    I am torn, should I feel guilty watching the GOP infighting and their inevitable self destruction from with in, or should I be filled with glee and satisfaction to see so many of them finally come out from behind their fake masks and reveal exactly who they are? I am leaning towards the latter.

  • DesertSun59

    Amazingly, even US vets have no idea that 45 avoided Vietnam by lying.

  • Slim Compersion

    So we’re to presume Steve Bannon did NOT vote for Mitt Romney in 2012.

    Please do tell, Mr. Bannon.

  • Happy_Housewife

    Bannon was born in 1953, which means that he could have served in Viet Nam as well. He would have even been eligible for the draft, which ended 1/27/73.

    He’s such an awful, ugly, man – both inside and out. And he doesn’t look well.

  • Slim Compersion

    Isn’t there someone else who Bannon could mention who was of age at the time and “avoided service” in Vietnam, and whose children (also of suitable age) gave “not one day of service in Afghanistan and Iraq”? Someone else who is currently in office? I have some vague inkling there is.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Steve, don’t even *try* to pretend that you’re a “representative of the common man.” Your Wall Street gig? Your attempt at right screenplays? Puh-LEASE!

  • Charles Nelson

    At least Trump had an excuse…bone spurs that extended up to his brain.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Euthenasia is an appropriate topic whenever this Brietbart professional liar and propagandist appears. Sorry for your loss but hopeful for Republican application soon. The poster-child for scabrous gin & cocaine sponges in the universal gutter of White Supremacy. Gilded feces floating to the top of an Israeli-inspired Hate-Rag in the Brietbart Hasbara Meat-Puppetry.

  • Lakeview Bob

    I love it when the deplorables eat their own.

  • argeejay

    Who cares what this blowhard thinks or says…….take a shower, creton.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Modern-day Julius Streicher.

  • Pip
  • teedofftaxpayer

    Is he going to attack Trump for hiding behind his “bone spurs”?

  • BobSF_94117

    Bannon’s attack on Romney’s religion is playing to the Evangelicals who do not like Mormonism. That’s all he’s doing.

  • Xaca

    Is Bannon really attacking Romney based on his religion?

    It’s unclear whether Bannon himself ever saw combat duty. It appears that for much of his time spent in the navy, he was more of a daytime paperpusher, and a nighttime student.

    He does appear to know how to punch a woman, however.

  • kaydenpat

    I must be missing something. When did Trump serve? Bannon should know since he’s a huge Trump supporter.

  • ColoMtnWoman

    Two words: bone spurs… Pot/Kettle/Black Seems the Pussy-Grabber-in-Chief did his best to avoid serving, so that’s one “glass house” the sociopathic narcissistic coward shouldn’t be throwing stones at.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Has anyone seen Bannon’s military record?

  • B Snow

    “Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation.”

    Are stains even visible anymore, among the general filth and rot?

  • nancy

    ONE SICK MONSTER … master brainwasher of the alt right white…sickening…Mitt is a decent man…at lease he did something for humanity in the time of war UNLIKE THE NARCISSIST POPULAR VOTE LOSER DESTROYING DEMOCRACY who is clearly on meds