Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Active-Duty Military Solidly Behind CAPT John McCain, USN (Ret.)

Active-duty military members are overwhelmingly in support of the candidate who has military experience, retired Navy Captain John McCain. This poll was done by Military Times, which publishes, independently of the military, a weekly newspaper for each service's members. I read Navy Times, one of these publications, when I was an active-duty Navy officer. It was often highly critical of the Navy, particularly of officers. So it and its sister publications are no shills for McCain or Republicans.

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When they separate or retire from the military (i.e., become veterans), they don't seem to be feeling the love for Obama that DK seems to suggest:



In Response To: VoteVets Cavalry Arrives in Georgia

7 comments:

Fundy said...

Awesome post Maximus!!! Keep'em coming.

Anonymous said...

Are the Iraqi people better off? Half of them are either dead or displaced. It's not our job to bring peace and freedom to anyone but ourselves. Nobody came here to liberate us, we did it ourselves.

Autorotate said...

When I saw the name of your blog, I had to come to it. That filthy rag the dailykos and huffington post needs to be exposed for the turds they are.

Mundy said...

Half of the Iraqi people are dead or displaced? Dunno... not sure if shutting down the Saddam rape rooms was good for them. Oh yeah, and that YELLOW CAKE URANIUM was probably not a good thing either. You can say what you want... I am changing my mind again. When history looks back, it'll be the beginning of the turning point of Democracy and Peace in the Middle East... The libs refuse to learn from history. (See: WWII)

Maximus said...

Uh, actually we had a little help:

"The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen united former British colonies on the North American continent and ended in a global war between several European great powers. The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists and their allies overthrew British rule. In 1775, Revolutionaries seized control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the unifying Second Continental Congress, and formed a Continental Army. The following year, they formally declared their independence as a new nation, the United States of America. In 1777 the Continentals captured a British army, leading to France entering the war on the side of the Americans in early 1778, and evening the military strength with Britain. Spain and the Dutch Republic – French allies – also went to war with Britain over the next two years."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolutionary_War

jcr said...

I'll just mention that the candidate who got the most contributions from active duty military personnel during the primary campaign was Ron Paul.

Maybe having taken an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution gave them some inclination to support the only candidate who cared that the constitution reserves the power to declare war to the congress, not the president.

-jcr

Conspirator said...

You say our military wants Obama elected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XqNA5JIMws

Obama has their generals.