Skip to comments.Paper: Marines down on Obama (In which Brave men speak out)
Posted on 03/21/2012 9:04:00 AM PDT by yoe
The Marine Corps Times previews its cover story about anti-Obama Marines at their 'Battle Rattle' blog.
According to the article, of the 792 active-duty troops and mobilized reservists who responded to this year's Military Times Poll, 44 percent said that they disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as commander in chief.
The article cites hot button issues such as repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," relaxing restrictions of women in combat, and steep budget cuts, behind the disapproval numbers.
The report highlights the recent controversy over a Tea Party Facebook page operated by active Marine Sgt. Gary Stein.
The full article is available only to Marine Times subscribers.
Video preview below:
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We in the Corps are quite leery of “polls” and are loathe to voice disention against the President. So these numbers are not unexpected. Further, they may be holding Congress accountable (rightly so) but not realizing how this President has undermined national distrust as well as international discontent that is helping to drive our dollar lower and prices on imports higher.
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Speaking as a child of the military, that 44% of MARINES show or admit any sign of disagreement or rebellion against Dear Reader is serious business. The US military is not made of refusniks or rebellious souls.
Someone needs to post the front of the paper..have no idea how to do it
It is probably only 44% because most feared that if they responded to the poll that somehow they could be identified and punished.
This is the same response and reasons that I see in low participation in polls about morale, admin, etc where I work.
I would guess that the percentage in the Corps and other services is much higher than most anyone would suspect.
Well, if the SHTF I hope those 44% and their buddies will help us in our battle.
Guess who won’t be getting their absentee ballots on time this election year?
The Marine’s job isn’t to question whether the CiC, or Congress is “doing a good job”, his is to follow lawful orders, plain and simple. That comes from a 10 year Marine Veteran, so I don’t say that non-nonchalantly.
Here’s what the poll proves, at least to me. Many military members are starting to understand that the current CiC, and his regime are at odds with what they are supposed to defend. Every one of them took the following oath, upon enlistment:
“I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God. “
They are beginning to understand that obama and crew are not playing by the same rules and understanding of what America is as they are. There are the first real and true inklings, that they may have to actually decide whether the man, or regime issuing orders is Constitutionally and/or morally qualified to do so.
These questions are WAY outside the scope of “is he doing a good job”. The fact that 44% would openly question the CiC, is very telling. This will lead to a lot of turmoil in the near future, if obama is re-elected and/or the liberals continue down the path they’ve set for America’s future.
Just my two cents.
My thoughts exactly when I saw this. I believe it is artificially slanted due to this.
Thanks for your service, FRiend.
Those who have taken that oath, especially us on FR who have, understand it is a binding contract.
To a large portion of America and the politicians who hold office, the oath they took isn’t worth a cup of warm spit to them.
soetoro works to destroy the military as as does the country.
But much appreciated. I ran across this quote in my files the other day and it dovetails with you're assessment of our situation:
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."Abraham Lincoln
Please pull my post.
I did not realize it was a Gannett Publication.
Oh, good grief! Abraham Lincoln of the denial of habeas corpus and institution of an income tax?