Skip to comments.Weary warriors favor Obama (Major Bravo Sierra warning)
Posted on 05/13/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a John Wayne poster, and an 1861 Springfield rifle from an ancestor who fought in the Civil War.
But when it comes to the 2012 presidential election, Master Sergeant McDowell is no hawk.
In South Carolina's January primary, the one-time Reagan supporter voted for Ron Paul "because of his unchanging stand against overseas involvement." In November, McDowell plans to vote for the candidate least likely to wage "knee-jerk reaction wars."
Disaffection with the politics of shock and awe runs deep among men and women who have served in the military during the past decade of conflict. Only 32 percent think the war in Iraq ended successfully, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. And far more of them would pull out of Afghanistan than continue military operations there...
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
If the media is putting out articles, odds are they’re lying.
This nutter reporter is a global warming crazy and left wing nutjob
At least part of it is active duty, open your mouth, get hammered. I am not active duty, my son is. He has told me that people are keeping their heads down. In his circle politics is an everyday subject or at least it was, now everyone is avoiding politics.
My nephew did two tours in Iraq. Semi-conservative coming out of college, mostly due to his upbringing in a small town by right-thinking parents - but no strong views. After leaving the Army, he is about as Conservative as they come. He’d die before voting for Obama as would all of his buddies.
(pabianice -- retired Navy who knows what the military REALLY thinks of Obama and it ain't flattering)
Has anyone checked out the supposed ex military Mackie ??
Is a the typical Dem prop that like to reappear all the time ?
Dud he actually serve in the military ??
Reuters quotes a couple of life-time military types and tries to spin this into some mass reaction on the part of the troops. Their comment that troops in general are becoming lib is nothing more that a “lets throw it out there and hope that the foolish public quotes us on it” effort. Those who believe anything political put out by Reuters serve to prove the adage that “you can fool SOME of the people ALL of the time!”
If there are any veterans at an Occupy rally, they’ll be Paulestinians, fakes or those who received other than honorable down to dishonorable discharges is my guess, just like Code Pink and International ANSWER rallies.
My relatives in the military all tell me everybody hates Obama, with the exception of the blks that is; they can’t hate him.
As a veteran, I am insulted by this bull**** article. Nice job MARRRRgot! Maggot.
All war is stressful. The difference now is you can fight the terrorists on their turf or you can fight Obama’s brown shirts on your own. One way or the other, eventually you are going to have to pick up your weapon and fight.
Or be a slave. Your choice.
Damn a female John Kerry.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
We defeated the largest, strongest military coalition in history, the Germans and Japanese, in WWII in less than half the time we have spent in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We are currently in a generational war. Something that we have not experienced as a nation before. This war will go on for longer than a generation.
The military, at least the grunt portion of it, has not been prepared for this.
We are not fighting a nation, we are fighting an ideology. Warring against ideology does not make for an easy, or fast, victory.
I fervently hope that all overseas military votes will be fairly counted....the DOD (along with 6 US states ) is using the Spanish based and Soros owned company SCYTL for the electronic counting.
The idiots quoted in the article are just two examples of "Mommy's special snowflake" that you find in every group of people.
They got their 15 minutes. Yawn.
I did two tours in Iraq and most of the guys in my unit thought the world of President Bush so I doubt if any of them would consider voting for the Liar in Chief. I left there in November of 05.
They say fatigue can do horrible things to your mind after a while.