Having spent time at Camp Red Spearpoint* in Iraq, I suppose I should be insulted by the constant rough and tough refrain which belches forth as a noxious blathering cloud from every Republican coward, but I'm not. I understand clearly why the GOP has embraced the military, I understand why Ronald Reagan and Michele Bachmann love John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy.
Republicans pretend to be brave and pretend to be soldiers because that sheen, that facade affords them the opportunity to use the military to advance their agenda of Oppression and Classacre.
Well, the answer goes back to the when the Republicon Party embraced their Insane Movement Conservatives during the Reagan Revolution. While the GOP has always had the violent militaristic factions it wasn't until the 1980's when the young College Republicans came under the sway of evil men, Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist and Jack Abramoff and they began to exert tremendous pressure upon the Republicons.
Conservatives have for years been more interested in fighting here than over there. And what were the fighting for? To insulate themselves into positions of power in the Federal Government from which they could wage their battle on the American people.
And much of this flows back to that icon of Republican Chicken Shit cowardice Ronald Reagan. Reagan was great at pretending to be a tough guy. So the College Republicans under Reagan embraced the langauge of war and the military. In the 1983 annual CR report Jack Abramoff wrote "Fighting the Left with a goal of victory" and "defund the enemy whenever possible. Note how today these are the same words used by Tea Party leaders like Judson Phillips, "I detest and despise everything the left stands for." And how Michele Bachmann stated the battle to eliminate ACORN was to "defund the left".
It has always been and always will be more important for conservatives to attack liberals than for them to worry about external threats, even when they, themselves have ramped up fear about external threats.
Vice President Dick Cheney used an attempted terrorist incident aboard a plane flying from the Netherlands to the US to attack President Obama,
"Why doesn't he want to admit we're at war? It doesn't fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn't fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency—social transformation—the restructuring of American society."[emphasis added]Convicted Criminal Tom Delay, lifelong friend and benefactor of Convicted Criminal Jack Abramoff, used 9/11 as all Republicans did to attack Liberals,
"Conservatives saw the savag...savagery of 9/11 in the effects and oh..in, in, the at--attacks and prepared for war. Liberals saw the savageerry on 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapeutic understanding for our attackers."What the Republicans did after the 1960's was learn to play the perpetual outsider to Washington DC. Forever more, they would be the Revolutionaries battling the enemy. And who was that enemy? Why the evil Liberals and Leftists in DC! Those Liberals are in cahoots with the commies, or the socialists, or the marxists, or the maoists. Or these days the muslims. What Barack Obama doesn't understand is it does not matter how effectively or how much money he throws into the Phony GWOT, to the conservatives he is axiomatically a muslim sympathizer. I'm certain I need not provide any examples since it is the daily talking points of every blogger, toxic conservative radio host and Faux persona. But, here's the odious Pamela Geller who claims that President Obama provided intelligence to the Taliban to enable them to shoot down the Chinook Helo carrying SOF and Navy SEALs because he's in league with the enemy.
Conservatives claim the 'tip of the spear' defense of the nation to deflect, when they are put on the defensive. "You can't be counted on to protect this country when it's under assault internally," stated the noisome R. Limbaugh, who aptly demonstrated that liberal bashing and hippie punching are the automatic response of conservatives, no matter the issue at hand.
So, the answer is; there are as many 'tip of the spearpoints' as necessary for the Republicans and conservatives to succeed in their unending war on the American people.
*- the base name has been changed, but any non-Republican chicken hawk can probably guess what base I'm referring too.