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More military troops and veterans seem to favor Obama
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/more-military-troops-and-veterans-seem-to-favor-obama-1.177102 ^ | May 13, 2012

Posted on 05/13/2012 5:57:54 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

More U.S. troops and veterans are voicing support for President Obama in the upcoming general election, according to Reuters' report on a recent poll. The result might be a byproduct of dissatisfaction with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, concern over threats of a conflict with Iran over failed nuclear negotiations, and talk of Pentagon budget cuts.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: military; obama; sourcetitlenoturl
The media propaganda machine is at work. Brainwashing 101.
1 posted on 05/13/2012 5:58:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

You’re not kidding there.
It’s always better to push the big lie.


2 posted on 05/13/2012 6:00:40 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Reuters = Fiction

/.02

3 posted on 05/13/2012 6:00:57 AM PDT by tomkat (TEAM INFIDEL)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh Yeah, just like we wanted Carter in the Whitehouse for another 4 years.


4 posted on 05/13/2012 6:02:35 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yes, it must be propaganda. In my volunteer work I speak to many active duty and veterans. They do not like him at all and plan to vote against him. I say vote against him because they don’t like Myth Romney much better but feel that their service to this country (NOT on Obama’s behalf) will have been wasted if Obama is re-elected and continues to take this country toward the type of government they fought against.


5 posted on 05/13/2012 6:03:33 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Brainwashing 101.

No kidding!! I'm retired military (24 years) and my son is an AF Pilot. I work as a contractor with a lot of military and I rise the BS flag on this story!

Goebbles had nothing on today's mainstream media.

6 posted on 05/13/2012 6:04:19 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: ConservativeStatement

I believe this as much as I believe that former N. Korean Dictator Kin Il-sung got four holes-in-one the first time he played golf.


7 posted on 05/13/2012 6:04:27 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: tet68

whoa- that one IS a whopper


8 posted on 05/13/2012 6:04:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Whoa there pilgrim! I’ve seen lots more bumper stickers and shirts showing the opposite here in Colorado. Soldiers and family members are even wearing them on post. I asked about putting a sign in my yard but was told I can’t. Don’t believe the majority of the military support this jackass! That is a lie.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 6:04:35 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Democracy and islam are not compatible!)
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To: tet68

whoa- that one IS a whopper


10 posted on 05/13/2012 6:04:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Now I know this bunch of Communist are delusional..

..


11 posted on 05/13/2012 6:07:02 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole where they came from..)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The result might be a byproduct of dissatisfaction with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Which Obama has made increasingly worse.

concern over threats of a conflict with Iran over failed nuclear negotiations

Which Obama will ignore until it's too late and we HAVE to go to war.

and talk of Pentagon budget cuts.

Which Obama will push not only as political blackmail against Republicans but also in favor of funding social programs to include ObamaCare.

Yep, there's a LOT for the troops to love about Obama all right.

12 posted on 05/13/2012 6:07:20 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement
More U.S. troops and veterans are voicing support for President Obama in the upcoming general election

Let's see, n troops support Obama. Then another, n + 1, so using mathematical induction we reach the conclusion that more troops are supporting Obama. More means one more.

13 posted on 05/13/2012 6:08:06 AM PDT by gcraig (Freedom isn't free)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That would be the european propaganda organ “al-Reuters”?


14 posted on 05/13/2012 6:09:18 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Vote for the straight guy.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“more troops”? More than what? 5% is more than 4%? “Don’t ask don’t tell” troops?

Pure wishful thinking disguised as news.


15 posted on 05/13/2012 6:13:36 AM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I question the logic of Roto-rooters. If a person joins the military they expect some war somewhere along the way. How can you join the military and disrespect your country? I can not understand this. You can question the leadership and decisions respectfully and there are many mistakes. How can you respect an administration that will not let you shot back when you come under attack? How can a civilian respect an administration that attacks your country? How can you respect John Hanoi Kerry or Murtha that accuse thy troops of war crimes?
16 posted on 05/13/2012 6:19:41 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ya... up from 1% to 1.82%... of course you have Obama supporters in the military, particularly in the brass ranks, they know politics and from where their skids are greased.


17 posted on 05/13/2012 6:20:15 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This is NOT what I am hearing from active or retired military. I believe it's more of the Obama style. . .”Lie often enough and someone is bound to believe it”. . .
18 posted on 05/13/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT by beethoven
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To: ConservativeStatement

Our military people first began to swing over to the Obama camp way back when Hussein suggested they should use their own insurance to pay for medical treatment for wounds and illnesses incurred by them in service. They all were just grateful to him to be able to make more sacrifices for their country. And they certainly wouldn’t want Moochie to have to miss out on one of her vacations just because the gubmint was wasting money on care for veterans.


19 posted on 05/13/2012 6:29:50 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Helen Thomas - the older, smarter, prettier version of HRC.)
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To: mountainlion
Colonel David Hunt was a huge Barry supporter in 2008. He has since admitted an error in judgment. Earlier this year, I heard him praise Michelle as a first lady who did more for the military than any other first lady.
20 posted on 05/13/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Active duty from 1974-1998. DOD civilian working with military from 1999-present. The social experiment they have bee using the military for has caused a lot of demoralization, and has made it a friendlier place for leftists who despise the country, but the vast majority ache for the return of honor and glory that epitomizes the United States Military. Reuters cherry-picked and/or twisted the results.


21 posted on 05/13/2012 6:44:15 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: ConservativeStatement

To the press, anecdotal evidence = truth.

I would survey combat arms people separate from national guard admin types and other non-combat people who’s views are generally comparable to your average government bureaucrat’s who see the military as a uniformed government job.


22 posted on 05/13/2012 6:45:20 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: ConservativeStatement

This phony news site is owned by USA Today/Reuters.


23 posted on 05/13/2012 6:51:11 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: ConservativeStatement

Every now and then the MSM throws out a real whopper just to see what they can get away with.


24 posted on 05/13/2012 6:51:16 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: tomkat
Reuters = Fiction

Reuters should return to its roots...which was carrier pigeon post.

25 posted on 05/13/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Nonsense and insanity.


26 posted on 05/13/2012 6:57:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

S&S is owned by a leftist media group


27 posted on 05/13/2012 7:14:45 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: tet68

Yeah.right..whats the color of the sky on their planet?
Most,if not all,of the military people I know despise Obama with a passion. They would crawl on their bellies over broken beer bottles to vote him out.


28 posted on 05/13/2012 7:16:49 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The military has been getting more and more female & minority over the past few decades.

Both groups lean more towards the Democrats.


29 posted on 05/13/2012 7:22:19 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If true, the communist regime should be working overtime on getting the military ballots ready and mailed before the legal date. They also should make sure to get the military ballots back on time to count each and everyone of them.

I have no doubt that closer to the election, we’ll “hear” about post office mishaps, complaints of military units about not receiving the ballots on time, requests for stretching the dead lines, etc. a la ‘2000 algore in Florida.

If the military loves 0b0z0, many are certainly wrong about the communist regime fomenting violence to “postpone or cancel” the election in case the polls show a definite loss for 0b0z0.

Make my day; count the military ballots WITHOUT fraud.


30 posted on 05/13/2012 7:23:13 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: ConservativeStatement

‘More U.S. troops and veterans are voicing support for President Obama in the upcoming general election’..—

more than when?

How hard was it to find those that ‘are voicing’?


31 posted on 05/13/2012 7:24:13 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: ConservativeStatement
First, I don't believe it. Compared to the civilian population there is a big percentage of blacks and other minorities in the military but I doubt he ever gets 50%.
On the other hand, if THEY believe it maybe there won't be so much military voter "disenfranchisement" this time around.
32 posted on 05/13/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

33 posted on 05/13/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

Right on!


34 posted on 05/13/2012 7:47:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The headline states "More military troops and veterans seem to favor Obama".

1. I don't believe it as stated.

2. There may be a shred of evidence that 'more' (as in miniscule) uniformed personnel favor Obama . . .based on the recent information that training materials are being purged of Islam critical data.

It follows that those individuals donning the uniform that willingly conform to Islamophilic ideals are currently deemed ideal candidates for promotion up the ranks and are more likely to keep that window of opportunity open by voting for the current treasonous occupant of the oval office.

Breaking the oath to protect and serve the constitution once warranted charges for treason - whereas now it opens doors to career enhancement in the military.

35 posted on 05/13/2012 7:50:32 AM PDT by wtd
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To: PeteB570

Based on nothing more than my personal opinion, I would think women/minorities in the military would be more likely than their civilian counterparts to vote Republican; there have been a lot of minorities in the military for decades, and I think they have their act together better than many civilians of any color.

I wonder what anyone in the service felt when Obama’s daughter was parading around (in front of cameras) with a peace sign T-shirt.


36 posted on 05/13/2012 8:09:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: ConservativeStatement
More military troops and veterans seem to favor Obama

Oh I believe it alright and most of those who support Dear Leader, reside here......:

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....and are for the most part (at least those who are the leaders) nothing but REMF, armchair "warriors," and political animals who are more concerned with their careers and advancement, then the SAFETY and WELL-BEING of their troops.

As far as I can tell, not one of the JCS have ever served in harms way, thus it does not surprise when one reads how these COWARDLY, snakes in the grass and WUSSES have advanced the INANE and INSANE Rules of Engagement which are causing untold casualties among our military; supported the repeal of DADT; refuse to stand and identify who is our ENEMY; practice "Political Correctness" and "Multiculturalism" to an extreme level (Major Hassan KILLING and wounding all those military personnel--while screaming "Alah Akbar"--was "WORK PLACE VIOLENCE" dontcha know?); as well as so supporting or conversely, not opposing so many of the HATE AMERICA/MILITARY, Dear Leader's agenda such as increasing the Military's Health Care Costs, eliminating Combat Pay, cutting deeply in the Defense Budget, etc.

As far as the rank and file go, I'm willing to bet 75% dislike him and would not vote for a Neo-Commie, Islami-Jihadist-supporter/appeaser, provided of course their votes were/will be, counted.

37 posted on 05/13/2012 8:15:54 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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these guys support him...

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38 posted on 05/13/2012 8:18:55 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This veteran and every veteran or active duty I talk to simply despise Obama.

The Big Lie.


39 posted on 05/13/2012 8:26:25 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: JaguarXKE
The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - does not reflect mainstream America. Referring to them as if they did is a mistake.
40 posted on 05/13/2012 8:41:58 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I speak with them all of the time... I have not met one active duty person that does not hate obama’s guts.

LLS


41 posted on 05/13/2012 8:43:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lets see............You sit down a group of soldiers with a reporter (soldiers have name tags on them) and ask them if they support the Commander in Chief and expect an honest answer?? Put them in a voting booth with total privacy and anonimity and see what the results are. This is why the Gay Marriage failed in California because it is too easy to be politically correct when polled but a completely different thing to go in a voting booth and pull a lever without consequences. The Stars and Stripes used to be a good newspaper but it too has been tainted by the powers that be and by both sides. I’ll bet that military ballots are going to be thrown out again this year because the current administration does not want to count them!!


42 posted on 05/13/2012 9:17:14 AM PDT by timlilje
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To: kearnyirish2

I’m just outside of Ft Bragg, NC. I see lots of Obama bumper stickers on cars with other military related stickers and cars with the NC Retired license plates.

If Obama is pulling 90% of the black vote in the general populace why shouldn’t he also pull the majority of the black military vote.

A nice little slide show on Military demographics - a little dated from 2009.

http://www.slideshare.net/pastinson/us-military-active-duty-demographic-profile-presentation


43 posted on 05/13/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: ruesrose

That is why the military vote will be neutralized in November...


44 posted on 05/13/2012 10:43:38 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t recall an election where this was not the media theme and speculation.


45 posted on 05/13/2012 1:01:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ( A Mormon Bishop is defending our bible defined "one man, one woman" marriage argument)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why do you think the media never gives us the actual facts on the military vote AFTER each election, or introduces those PAST votes into these type stories, although they love doing these speculative, PRE-election stories always intended to create an impression that THIS time, those conservative GIs are turning against the GOP?


46 posted on 05/13/2012 1:07:16 PM PDT by ansel12 ( A Mormon Bishop is defending our bible defined "one man, one woman" marriage argument)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Riiiiight.

What a heap of steaming crap.


47 posted on 05/13/2012 5:24:24 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not any that are thinking seriously. Let’s see, Afghanistan casualties under Obama are double that under Bush?


48 posted on 05/13/2012 5:35:40 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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