Tancredo is a classic “its OK when I do it, but un-American when you do it” chicken hawk. When Moulitsas reminds everyone he is actually a veteran and calls Tancredo on his deferment from Vietnam, he actually is so offended he walks off the set. He couldn’t take the “real talk”.
As a Republican student activist, Tancredo spoke out in favor of the Vietnam War. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in June 1969, he became eligible to serve in Vietnam. Tancredo said he went for his physical, telling doctors he’d been treated for depression, and eventually got a “1-Y” deferment.
Tancredo is one of these people who are just hypocrites and David Schuster points out a key issue after Tancredo charges of the set: if you feel the Federal government doesn’t work, than why is your entire purpose to be in a position of power in the Federal government in some way shape or form?