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Obama Reelection Campaign To Target A New Voter Set: Military Families
Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2012 | Amy Gardner and Scott Wilson

Posted on 04/26/2012 7:08:08 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama Reelection Campaign To Target A New Voter Set: Military Families

By Amy Gardner and Scott Wilson April 26

President Obama and the first lady will greet soldiers at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., on Friday at a time when his reelection campaign is focused more intently than ever on a novel and potentially fruitful voter set: military families.

On Thursday, Vice President Biden delivered a speech in which he made clear that the president’s record winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — contrasted with Republican Mitt Romney’s position of wanting to stay longer in both countries — would be a central argument of the reelection campaign.

The message from both Obama and Biden is clear: They will campaign on the president’s foreign policy record and actions to bolster services for veterans while aggressively criticizing Romney on the same subjects — and issuing pointed examples of the Republican’s lack of proposals to assist returning veterans and their families.

“Governor Romney is counting on our collective amnesia,” Biden said in a campaign speech in New York on Thursday billed as the first of many that will highlight what advisers described as the shortcomings of Romney’s foreign policy proposals. “But Americans know that we cannot afford to go back to the future.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; iraq

1 posted on 04/26/2012 7:08:13 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Joe -- “But Americans know that we cannot afford to go back to the future.”

Furthermore, we also know that we can't "Return to the failed policies of the past." Joe and his henchman keep drilling that into us.

I guess all that's left to do is live for the moment -- no jobs, tyranny, unaffordable energy, racial hatred, class warfare.

What a conundrum.

2 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:12 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Steelfish

Surely they know that whatever he is going to promise them will never happen.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Steelfish

Scott Ott or the Onion?


4 posted on 04/26/2012 7:13:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Steelfish

It ain’t gonna work ObiteBummer.

Military families can smell Bravo - Sierra a Kilometer away.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 7:14:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Steelfish

how anyone in the military can support this total jerk is beyond me..

he knows nothing about military life and what it means...


6 posted on 04/26/2012 7:14:18 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Steelfish

Wasn’t 0bama’s new ‘GAY military’ enough? /sarc


7 posted on 04/26/2012 7:15:24 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Steelfish

Yeah sure, Barky. Take your fake “military-friendly” programs and stick them where the sun doesn’t shine. Who do you think you are kidding?


8 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:17 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Steelfish
yeah, right on their backs... feh
9 posted on 04/26/2012 7:17:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I thought the new slogan for Obamaturd is “winning the future”?

Funny these Washington comPOst lib writers who few years ago were hunting high and low for dead soldiers pics from the Iraq War now they’re shilling that Buttcrack Obama is pro-military when he hates the very idea of the US military.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 7:17:32 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Steelfish

LOL!!!! Isn’t this pofs jac,ing the tricare costs?


11 posted on 04/26/2012 7:18:03 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Steelfish
This is BS in so many ways.

Military families only represent 2% of the total population and

Military families are living a super screwing already from the commie-in-chief.

12 posted on 04/26/2012 7:18:58 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Well, I’m sorry, but I agree!!
We can not “Return to the failed policies of the past.”

Sorry joe and barack - ya just gotta go!!!


13 posted on 04/26/2012 7:19:33 PM PDT by malia
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To: Steelfish; All
Just another of his schitzophrenic re-election tactics, similar to the comedy, campus visits, and TV "performances" to attract the "youth" vote.

His campaign tour of college campuses touting the "non-issue" of the expiring reduced interest rate for college loans already being handled by the Congress and the inference that he is "saving" of that rate for them, together with his unsubstantiated claims about his own difficulty paying off college loans may make for good political theater, but it relies on the naivete and "dumbing down" these students have experienced in their schools.

Submitted here is an example of student reaction to one of his visits yesterday.

Had students been taught that the debtor is slave to the debtholder, and that the role of government is not to enslave people by offering to make them indebted, but to provide a framework of laws to protect their freedom, they might not be attracted to shallow "rock star" style leadership, but to someone of scholarly substance who would tell them the truth about civilizations's historical struggle for individual freedom and of their own Constitution's limits on power in government.

Sadly, the facts presented in the articles on this thread are not presented to these students, who, likely will not find jobs available because of the "taking" and "spending" philosophy of the redistributionist policies of the past 3+ years, and decades of government's ignoring Constitutional limits on spending, deficits, and debt.

14 posted on 04/26/2012 7:19:41 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Steelfish

Pay more for Tri-Care, weeding the upper enlisted ranks changing the rules for combat pay and killing don’t ask don’t tell? They must be kidding.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:51 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: pfflier
Military families are living a super screwing already from the commie-in-chief.

Obama's deficit-reduction plan takes aim at military retirement system

Obama plan calls for new Tricare fee hikes

Vet groups warn Obama against cuts

Army to cut 50,000 soldiers over 5 years

Obama unveils sweeping military cuts

Think-tank: Russia, China boost arms spending (while US, Europe hold back)

16 posted on 04/26/2012 7:27:09 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Steelfish.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 7:29:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Steelfish

Romney to target new voter set: Atheists!

Really, Obama, do you think that’s gonna work?


18 posted on 04/26/2012 7:33:17 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Steelfish

I’ve heard from a military family that Bam and Mooch have been “supporting” and visiting military families quietly behind the scenes for a while now. Of course their motives aren’t pure but it’s disconcerting to think they may be fooling some of the people some of the time..


19 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:25 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (We not not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children. Native American P.)
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To: Steelfish
Smell that?

Smells like desperation.

20 posted on 04/26/2012 7:38:31 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: loveliberty2

Lauren Edmonds’ writing is pure drek — “It was an incredible day and one that I will never forget.” She seriously needs to reconsider her journalism major. Perhaps she’s a junior in elementary school, not in college.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 7:42:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Steelfish

Hell! Bath-House Barry tried to make veterans pay for their own medical treatment!!!!

And, Bath-House Barry doesn’t want prayer at military funerals, or Bibles in Walter Reed Hospital.

FU HOMOPOTUS.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 7:46:13 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: haircutter
how anyone in the military can support this total jerk is beyond me..

It hasn't been easy. Precisely why this active duty Freeper will be voting for Mitt Romney come November.

23 posted on 04/26/2012 7:50:30 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Steelfish

Yes, Democrats would just love to create another “victim” class in this country beholden to the Democrat Party for their well being.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 7:54:01 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: SunkenCiv

This is the Chicago Machine at work. I’m afraid the RNC knows squat about how to fight these filthy Rats.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 8:20:48 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Drew68
THANK YOU♥ FOR YOUR SERVICE DREW... I am the daughter of a veteran, I am a sister of a veteran, I am a wife of a veteran, and I am proud of Y'ALL.... stay safe, carole haircutter
26 posted on 04/26/2012 8:29:27 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Steelfish
So basically Obamba’s been pissing on the military his whole term and now he wants to tell them its raining
27 posted on 04/26/2012 8:43:12 PM PDT by KingNo155
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To: Steelfish

Wasn’t SCYTL invented (purportedly) for overseas military voters?


28 posted on 04/26/2012 9:03:20 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Steelfish

Obama doesn’t give a shit about our soldiers. My son, an OIF combat veterans doesn’t give a shit about Obama, and will vote to oust the traitor in chief.

My father-in-law, a veteran of Iwo, just cries for America.

Those of us from Nam (I was a civilian journalist), torpedoed Kerry and now it’s time for Obama to lose because of all those soldiers he betrayed.

It’s called payback.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 10:35:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Steelfish

“We’re going to put your husband in prison for killing Islamofascists but vote for us anyway.” That’s one hell of a campaign slogan. A lot better than “Win The Future” (WTF) that they had been using.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 11:03:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the 47% to start paying their "fair share" of income taxes.)
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To: Steelfish

So they guy that told hundreds of thousands of US soldiers and their families, screw you, you will accept homosexuals and like it, now wants their votes??

Dumb ass........


31 posted on 04/26/2012 11:13:16 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: pfflier

I recall a news picture of Obumble speaking to a polite but tepid military audience. A captain sitting on the bleachers was looking at him with eyes like rapiers.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 11:16:31 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: SandRat

January 20, 2013 - may it be for these two:

Alpha
Mike
Foxtrot


33 posted on 04/26/2012 11:48:18 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 4/26/12, 194/269 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Surely they know that whatever he is going to promise them will never happen.

Unless you've been around the military in reent years, you'd be surprised at the number of flaming liberals that are included. The core cadre is strong and patriotic, but the rotton stuff is eroding the edges.

34 posted on 04/27/2012 3:47:30 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: pfflier

Exactly. And the military cannot vote as a block. Their votes are counted in their homestates, not necessarily where they happen to be stationed.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 6:27:22 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

What is the use of Bambi courting the Military vote when the rest of the demonic-rat party does everything it can to not count Military votes?


36 posted on 04/27/2012 7:10:26 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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To: Steelfish
Obama Reelection Campaign To Target A New Voter Set: Military Families

Bwaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaheheheheheaaaaaahhhhahahahahahahahahahahaha

I can just see the Republican campaign ads countering that BS. Just go through all of Obama's previous public comments, including his words at International ANSWER (aka Workers World Party) "anti war" rallies in Chi-Town, and the speakers he hob-nobbed with at the events.

Oh, yeah. Go there, Barack.

37 posted on 04/27/2012 7:38:16 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, that’ll work Bammy.
You took away the miserable little cash they might get from Combat Pay and you have no respect for anyone in uniform.
Why would you think that anyone from a military family would vote for your commie butt.


38 posted on 04/27/2012 8:36:39 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Christian4Bush

Bravo Sierra


39 posted on 04/27/2012 9:24:37 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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