Skip to comments.Obama Reelection Campaign To Target A New Voter Set: Military Families
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 presidents record winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan contrasted with Republican Mitt Romneys 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 presidents foreign policy record and actions to bolster services for veterans while aggressively criticizing Romney on the same subjects and issuing pointed examples of the Republicans 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 Romneys foreign policy proposals. But Americans know that we cannot afford to go back to the future.
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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.
Surely they know that whatever he is going to promise them will never happen.
Scott Ott or the Onion?
It ain’t gonna work ObiteBummer.
Military families can smell Bravo - Sierra a Kilometer away.
how anyone in the military can support this total jerk is beyond me..
he knows nothing about military life and what it means...
Wasn’t 0bama’s new ‘GAY military’ enough? /sarc
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?
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.
LOL!!!! Isn’t this pofs jac,ing the tricare costs?
Military families only represent 2% of the total population and
Military families are living a super screwing already from the commie-in-chief.
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!!!
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.
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.
Romney to target new voter set: Atheists!
Really, Obama, do you think that’s gonna work?
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..
Smells like desperation.
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.
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.
It hasn't been easy. Precisely why this active duty Freeper will be voting for Mitt Romney come November.
Yes, Democrats would just love to create another “victim” class in this country beholden to the Democrat Party for their well being.
This is the Chicago Machine at work. I’m afraid the RNC knows squat about how to fight these filthy Rats.
Wasn’t SCYTL invented (purportedly) for overseas military voters?
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.
“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.
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??
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.
January 20, 2013 - may it be for these two:
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.
Exactly. And the military cannot vote as a block. Their votes are counted in their homestates, not necessarily where they happen to be stationed.
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?
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.
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.