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Republican Military Hero Will Announce Her Run For Congress Today
Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/2/12 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/09/2012 2:29:25 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Colonel Martha McSally was a pilot in the United States Air Force. She was the first American woman to fly in combat since the 1991 lifting of the prohibition of women in combat. McSally is also the first woman to command a USAF fighter squadron, the 354th Fighter Squadron (354 FS) based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

in 2001 Martha McSally successfully challenged the military policy that required US and UK servicewomen stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the body-covering abaya when traveling off base in the country.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: combatpilot; commander; congress; marthamcsally
She just wants to force women back into the kitchen and the bedroom. She's a Republican, isn't she? That's what all those people want./s
1 posted on 02/09/2012 2:29:37 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

in 2001 Martha McSally successfully challenged the military policy that required US and UK servicewomen stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the body-covering abaya when traveling off base in the country.

If she had done nothing else this would get my vote. Anyone that stands up to the islamofacists and those spineless PC people in our Government and Military is my hero.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 2:40:52 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Eleutheria5

There was another thread on the subject, containing more info on her career as the first woman combat pilot and other issues.

I am vehemently against women in combat, but that wasn’t caused by Col McSally. That is more of a PC issue and women in the military.


3 posted on 02/09/2012 2:43:42 PM PST by wita
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To: Eleutheria5

What does she think about women serving in the Infantry?


4 posted on 02/09/2012 2:43:55 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Whose Democrat ass is going to get kicked?


5 posted on 02/09/2012 2:44:29 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Eleutheria5

Forget Congress, would she be interested in running for Obama’s job?


6 posted on 02/09/2012 2:44:54 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Eleutheria5
McSally, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel, was also the first woman in United States history to fly in combat, and the first woman to lead a squadron into combat, in the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan. McSally is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Academy, earned her Master’s Degree, in Public Policy, from the JFK School of Government at Harvard, and in 1995 was one of only seven active duty Air Force officers selected for the prestigious Legislative Fellowship Program in Washington. She spent the last few years teaching military and foreign affairs to world leaders at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany.

She’s also champion triathlete and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

Wow, triathlete.

That is one serious woman.

She'll need toughness fighting against the weepy demonRAT that is running.

His qualifications were he got shot last year when Giffords was shot.

He is going for the sympathy vote.

7 posted on 02/09/2012 2:49:43 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska

JFK School of Government? Bzzzzt! Closet Democrat.


8 posted on 02/09/2012 2:53:12 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Like this lady. Hope she wins big.

Maybe she will be the one to EXORCIZE that devil McCain.


9 posted on 02/09/2012 2:53:56 PM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

wish I oculd vote for her

Got to send her money I guess!


10 posted on 02/09/2012 2:56:45 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: Eleutheria5

What makes her a hero?


11 posted on 02/09/2012 3:10:57 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: USS Alaska

“McSally, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel, was also the first woman in United States history to fly in combat, and the first woman to lead a squadron into combat, in the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan”

Iraq and Afghanistan had an Air Force that the US Air Force engaged in combat? That’s a new one on me. Flying camels I guess.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 3:13:23 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: USS Alaska
earned her Master’s Degree, in Public Policy, from the JFK School of Government at Harvard,

That, IMO, is a distinct and very large mark AGAINST her. I'm not sure which is worse "Master's Degree in Public Policy", "JFK School of Government", or "Harvard". They're all hideous.

13 posted on 02/09/2012 3:17:57 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Lots here:
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/mcsally-st-female-af-pilot-to-fly-in-combat-joins/article_31fc2f25-58bd-5c5c-9372-6af62963a3f5.html

“...She is the fifth Republican to declare for the GOP primary, following state Sen. Frank Antenori; sports broadcaster and businessman Dave Sitton; Jesse Kelly, who narrowly lost to Giffords in 2010; and John Lervold of Sierra Vista.”

They should choose someone more conservative in that district IMHO.


14 posted on 02/09/2012 3:28:49 PM PST by mrsmith (So... how's the Tea Party nominee for your House seat doing?)
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To: Eleutheria5

If she is a Pub all the better as she has some character, decency and honor as a person and a ‘woman’——too bad women have allowed greed and worldly desire to think the way to be better, bigger and more successful is to desert the role the Lord in His Wisdom intended ‘raise and discipline children’, the only future of any true worth——since women have taken to the marketplace and work areas, how is life doing ‘in the fast lane’?—more women are dying from formerly mens disease, more kids are delinquents, more divorce is the norm, more unhappy women roam around complaining “they cant find a decent man”-—maybe if they became a decent and loving wife and mother our America would have a future for all people-—now the birth rates of whites is an all time low and the Muslims are on track to take over in less than 50 yeara by turning out kids 6-8x above all other races and sects-—enjoy your wonderful lives while you are able (then we all pay the price in the future)—cheers


15 posted on 02/09/2012 3:35:20 PM PST by cmomm44
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To: Eleutheria5

16 posted on 02/09/2012 3:42:29 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Eleutheria5

She sounds awesome, hope she succeeds.


17 posted on 02/09/2012 3:50:41 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Doogle

She’s just showboating for a future political career, just like Dubya on the Abraham Lincoln with his “mission accomplished” sign that he was personally waving in a flight suit that was just for showboating./sarc


18 posted on 02/09/2012 3:57:31 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: NKP_Vet

.....when your in a fix and need close support from an A-10 while the taliban is around....and that A-10 loses satellite targeting capabilities but the pilot sticks around and proceeds manually to target and fire that 30mm cannon with ground “eyes” guiding the pilot and your ass is still in one piece....I’d think the pilot as a hero, woman or not....


19 posted on 02/09/2012 3:58:11 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: wita

I’d oppose women in infantry combat and naval vessels, especially subs. But combat flight is something they can and perhaps should do, so long as they know what might happen to them if captured.


20 posted on 02/09/2012 4:00:00 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Tallguy

Or maybe became conservative due to adverse reaction to liberal indoctrination. I switched because of that, and Crown Heights pogrom, and David Dinkins, and Louis Farrakhan, and George HW Bush Sr., and Ronald Reagan being vindicated instead of blowing up the world and causing another Depression (in that order:-), etc., etc., etc.


21 posted on 02/09/2012 4:03:59 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“in 2001 Martha McSally successfully challenged the military policy that required US and UK servicewomen stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear the body-covering abaya when traveling off base in the country.”

She was so successful that she got our troops kicked out of the country back then.


22 posted on 02/09/2012 4:25:57 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5

This is very confusing. There are now three Republicans running for what had been Gabrielle Giffords seat.


23 posted on 02/09/2012 4:53:54 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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24 posted on 02/09/2012 4:57:31 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Holy smokes! Already in the Republican primary race are a former Green Beret (bronze star) who is a state senator, a former US Marine Corps Sergeant, also a combat vet.

Now with a USAF Colonel combat vet, all the race needs is a Rear Admiral or a SEAL or something.


25 posted on 02/09/2012 5:22:38 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Eleutheria5
Or maybe became conservative due to adverse reaction to liberal indoctrination.

It's certainly possible. My guess is that she's a fan of big government regardless her true party affiliation.

26 posted on 02/09/2012 5:56:59 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Doogle

Women shouldn’t be anywhere near combat. The homosexualization and feminization of our US military will be the ruin of it. Any country that sends his women to fight it’s wars should be ashamed. War is hell and POWs go through hell. Can you imagine what would happen to a female POW that’s caught by these ragheaded bastards?


27 posted on 02/09/2012 7:01:29 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Eleutheria5

as long as they know what might happen to them if captured.

I can assure you they do, however, that is not the combat issue is it. History and tradition matters no matter how good or bad the training and capabilities of the woman, combat should be out of the question in the United States of America. Women have a much more important mission, regardless of the misguided desires of those who think PC trumps everything else.


28 posted on 02/09/2012 7:14:37 PM PST by wita (l)
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To: wita

But in American military tradition, you have Private Molly Bean who both fought and f##$ed for the Confederacy (doubled as prostitute in between battles), and that lady in the Revolutionary War who womaned her husband’s cannon at Fort Washington in Manhattan (hah)when he was killed, and General Washington retired her with a pension. In Israeli tradition, women have served in the infantry, but usually in a support role, such as logistics or communication, rather than in combat. I don’t know about Air Force or Navy (we don’t have much of a navy, though what we have has been busy lately).


29 posted on 02/09/2012 7:22:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I prefer the memory of the nurses of WWII. Though not combat troops, those in the Philippines certainly saw and experienced the results of combat. I am still against hiring women in the military for any combat regardless of which service it might be. That hiring does nothing but dilute the capabilities, and add to the expense of running the combat forces.

JMHO obviously my opinion did not hold sway when it came to what women in the US military were allowed to do. The other side won that battle. The rest of us had to live with it and the stories were at best a few too many on the order of Molly Bean’s second job.


30 posted on 02/10/2012 3:33:28 AM PST by wita (l)
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To: NKP_Vet

Who was flying the MiG that downed Speicher?


31 posted on 02/10/2012 9:52:14 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Eleutheria5

No thanks. McSally is an affirmative action puke.


32 posted on 02/10/2012 9:56:22 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

She got to Iraq FOUR years after Speicher went down. And the Navy still says a SAM brought down his aircraft. No MIGs were shooting at US planes in 1995. Whatever Air Force Iraq had flew like scolded dogs out of Iraqi airspace the minute the invasion started. No aerial combat from US airmen occurred in Iraq. Nothing to shoot at. But there was plenty of bombing going on. No US plane was shot down. And when Tankers refueled fighters and bombers, they did it over Saudi airspace.


33 posted on 02/10/2012 10:36:19 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Most likely the same thing that happens to males captured.

Gang rape and torture and murder.

What, you think they are above a little man-man rape just because they condemn homosexuality?

You obviously don't understand - to them it would be the victim of the gang rape who was homosexual - the perpetrators of it would not be.

34 posted on 02/10/2012 10:44:15 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Correction. During Desert Storm some aircraft were refueled over Iraq.


35 posted on 02/10/2012 10:50:43 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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36 posted on 02/10/2012 12:44:27 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

She did not successfully challenge anything. The media totally misrepresented the whole situation about the abaya.

As posted:

“She was a person that did not go through the chain of command to take her objections forward.”

“It was all about her. The US does/did not have a SOFA with Kuwait and therefore we had no protections in place so women had to play by the local rules.”

[that means the DOD could not tell troops, including her, that they could ignore local laws and rules. A SOFA allows the US first hack at US military members if they violate laws, and most importantly, a SOFA also exempts US servicemen from local laws and rules. We did NOT have a SOFA at the time, so she decided to throw a little hissy fit and jump outside the chain to push her own version of “ain’t-I-brave-fighting-for-womens-rights-against-the-mean-ol-DOD.”]

“But she thought she was special. That is wrong on many levels, as a leader is supposed to put service before self-she did not.”

“She was a marginal pilot and parlayed her sex into a shield to protect her career, always ready to file EEO complaints (she had several already filed in her past).”

“Basically, not that good a pilot, selfish and arrogant among even other fighter pilots. She was intolerable.”

It was all about her and no one else. She is an opportunist. Unbecoming of an officer.


37 posted on 02/11/2012 2:34:37 PM PST by Hulka
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To: NKP_Vet

“Whatever Air Force Iraq had flew like scolded dogs out of Iraqi airspace the minute the invasion started. No aerial combat from US airmen occurred in Iraq. Nothing to shoot at. But there was plenty of bombing going on. No US plane was shot down. And when Tankers refueled fighters and bombers, they did it over Saudi airspace.”

Not exactly.

We had many engagements in the first few days before we achieved air supremacy. Air University has the data if you care to look it up.

And tankers did push north a few times to refuel jets coming off target with leaks and/or min/zero fuel left.


38 posted on 02/11/2012 2:40:06 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka

sounds just like Mc Cain....


39 posted on 02/11/2012 2:49:01 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: NKP_Vet

The info is behind a firewall. So, here is the link for an open source (pretty accurate):

http://www.rjlee.org/air/ds-aakill/By%20Weapon/

Not all were shot in the backside while trying to escape. They tried the escape thing well into the air campaign, about 2 weeks into it.


40 posted on 02/11/2012 2:53:11 PM PST by Hulka
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To: rolling_stone

Indeed. Correct.


41 posted on 02/11/2012 2:54:03 PM PST by Hulka
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To: NKP_Vet

She flew an A-10 in Afghanistan. I’m more concerned that, from a quick review of her campaign website, she doesn’t make any position statements. “Elect me, I’m a Hero” isn’t a real confidence building slogan, IMHO.


42 posted on 02/11/2012 3:11:30 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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