In the Republican Fantasy World, fleeing to France to avoid war is the very definition of machismo. It's what "real men" do who are serious about looking tough to our adversaries abroad. Just ask any Republican, they'll tell ya:
ROUZER: When we get [Romney and Ryan] in you are going to see a big change, you’re going to see number one that America is going to be respected again around the world. You’re going to see all this turmoil that’s taking place, you’re going to see them look up and say guess what, the American people have spoken and maybe we need to cut it out a little bit, maybe we need to tone it down a little bit, because now we have real men in the White House.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: No girly men!
ROUZER: That’s right, no girly men.
|That's a Young Mittens on the far right. He was marching to support the war in Vietnam. Shortly after he marched to support the war, he fled to France to avoid fighting in it.|