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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:21 PM

Damn! I must be the only old, white, straight, southern, fairly well off, male, veteran ...

in the whole fucking country who voted for President Obama! FoxNews, Pigboy, and Paul Ryan all say so. (And I'm not even "urban"!)

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Reply Damn! I must be the only old, white, straight, southern, fairly well off, male, veteran ... (Original post)
11 Bravo Nov 2012 OP
OKNancy Nov 2012 #1
unblock Nov 2012 #2
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #3
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #5
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #19
MoonchildCA Nov 2012 #44
loyalsister Nov 2012 #48
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #4
AnnaLee Nov 2012 #6
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #7
Nonhlanhla Nov 2012 #8
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #12
trof Nov 2012 #9
Downwinder Nov 2012 #10
Separation Nov 2012 #11
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #20
Separation Nov 2012 #37
chowder66 Nov 2012 #13
JohnnyLib2 Nov 2012 #14
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #15
trof Nov 2012 #16
Art_from_Ark Nov 2012 #31
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #17
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #18
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #22
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #24
Downwinder Nov 2012 #25
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #38
phylny Nov 2012 #21
renie408 Nov 2012 #23
Skittles Nov 2012 #30
MoonchildCA Nov 2012 #45
PennsylvaniaMatt Nov 2012 #26
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #39
PennsylvaniaMatt Nov 2012 #40
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #43
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #27
Skittles Nov 2012 #28
patrice Nov 2012 #29
Samjm Nov 2012 #32
just us Nov 2012 #33
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #34
Rose Siding Nov 2012 #41
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #35
eallen Nov 2012 #36
Fawke Em Nov 2012 #42
Scuba Nov 2012 #46
MadrasT Nov 2012 #47
Victor_c3 Nov 2012 #49

Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:22 PM

1. Thanks...

I got a giggle out of this one.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:26 PM

2. got me beat. my claim to the south is 7 years in texas and vet status, just 3 weeks on a destroyer.

but then i'm jewish so demographically speaking, that makes my obama votes more obvious....

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:27 PM

3. Well ...

I'm an African-American ... Oh, nevermind!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:36 PM

5. Did you have to go and pick up your "free stuff", or did it come in the mail?

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:21 PM

19. It was stuffed in the trunk ...

of the Cadillac, parked out in front of the welfare office, that I was in picking up my foodstamps that I planned to use to buy steak, lobster, cigarettes and malt liquor. Fortunately, I found out about it on the free phone that President Obama provided me, personally, just before I didn't have to go to work.

Thanks for asking!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:14 AM

44. That's funny stuff!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:27 AM

48. OMG!!!



I have to steal that!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:33 PM

4. Nuh uh...

...I can think of three right off the bat. They must be 'mistaken'...or sumthin'.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:38 PM

6. I told my husband, an old white man,->

that I hate old white men. He thought that was a perfectly sane thing to say. He knew I didn't mean old white men like him.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:39 PM

7. AHA! I suspected it was you all along!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:40 PM

8. You might like what this guy said

You might find a kindred soul in this guy (although he's not a veteran). Pretty funny stuff.

http://www.ericgarland.co/2012/11/09/letter-to-a-future-republican-strategist-regarding-white-people/

(P.S. I hope it's OK to post a link in a thread response - I'm new to DU, although I'm a longtime lurker, I've never really paid much attention to the protocols. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy this guy's take down of the GOP.)

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:50 PM

12. Welcome to DU! (And that guy would definitely be a kindred spirit.)

Also, it's fine to include a link in any response.
Again, WELCOME!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:41 PM

9. Well, that's two of us.

What did you get?
I got a toaster.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:46 PM

10. I got six out of seven. Then I fall into the 47%.

Where is my free stuff like public transportation?

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:49 PM

11. Hmmm nope

Id say that we are fairly well off, I bring in almost 60k a year. Active duty...does that count as a vet?? In Florida, thats the south to some. Definitely straight, but I dont hate gays or have a problem with them in the military or getting married. This is weird, I wonder if my vote got criss crossed or something.

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Response to Separation (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:22 PM

20. thanks for your service and for not being hateful about people being who they are

my bro is active and he is all new to understanding you like who you like physically. he said there's a gay guy in one of his battalion's companies, and I said there's more than one, they just aren't out to everyone, trust me, there's probably dozens! He said the guy is super nice and works hard. I said I was proud of him for understanding you don't choose who you are attracted to. And 60K? I gotta sign up! ha.. how long did that take to make that much? 15 yrs?

Thanks again for your service to our country!

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:52 PM

37. 17 years this month

And a bunch of metal in me that ain't supposed to be there. You are very correct in saying there are a lot more than just that one guy.

Ive never understood the thinking in not letting openly gay people serve...somehow they are gonna start wanting to have sexy time when all those years that they have had to live a lie and somehow refrained from raping us in the showers. Makes no sense to me, and I'm glad that they are allowed to openly serve now. Hopefully married folks will start getting benefits.

And thank you for the thanks. It means a lot.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:53 PM

13. Dad is old (but young at heart), white, straight, MidWestern, fairly well off, male veteran

who also voted for Obama and straight dem ticket.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:04 PM

14. Tell us about the gift you got from him, please. Did the VA deliver it?



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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:11 PM

15. Did you get your gift?

I got an iPad.


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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:13 PM

16. Damn. I only got a toaster.

jeez

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Response to trof (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:20 PM

31. I only got a raffle ticket

for a chance to win a new car, a fishing boat, a bedroom suite, wall-to-wall carpeting, or a thank-you note personally signed by the WH computer.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:15 PM

17. well, it doesn't matter if you're not "Christian", meaning only, you got to one of their approved

churches, regardless of how you treat others! ha! But, yeah, you and my old white straight veteran father thought you were the only ones voting for Obama, isn't that odd? Funny how the corporate media likes to allow that argument go without a pushback to comments like Mitt's as being laughable when he says it's only minorities that won it for Obama.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:19 PM

18. yeah, i've heard several times from du-ers saying the dems can just write off white

 

men because they're all racists & sexists anyway.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:24 PM

22. it is comical how people figure the majority is for something, so don't worry about the minority

well, when the minority is a huge percentage, like 20, 30, or 40 (in this case) percent of voters, you cannot discount their votes as being unimportant. 3.75 to 4.25 out of every 10 white men support progressive policies.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:39 PM

24. and perhaps more might if there were any effort made to speak to their concerns in

 

their language instead of demonizing them (not saying that some aren't 'demons,' just saying that not all are.

people aren't made of cardboard; they're contradictory beings.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:11 PM

25. Everybody is in a minority in some grouping or another.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:39 PM

38. so true

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:22 PM

21. My is an old (well, 57), white, straight, southern, fairly well off, male, veteran

REPUBLICAN who works for an OIL COMPANY and he voted for Obama. Go figure

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:29 PM

23. I am white and southern, but I am a woman. Women automatically voted for Obama.

So I don't count.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:13 PM

30. I think 56% of white gals voted for Mittwitt

study needs to be done on that

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Response to renie408 (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:19 AM

45. I'm a white woman too,

but I'm married, so I just vote the way my husband tells me...

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:12 PM

26. My grandfather....

Is a 75 year old, white, straight, EVANGELICAL Christian from Upstate New York, and he voted for President Obama! He has been a lifelong Democrat, whose dad worked as a speechwriter for President Roosevelt during FDR's 1936 campaign!

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:01 PM

39. cool! Repubs always claim there's no Christians in the party, and most all of us are, or know people

in our family who is either Christian or even Evangelical. I am firm believer, and no one can change that, but I'm the furthest thing from a Republican! LOL

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:31 PM

40. Exactly!

The Republicans LOVE to try to paint us Democrats as the party of non-believers, and even with all the rhetoric surrounding the Catholic church and birth control, President Obama STILL won the Catholic vote by 2%!

That reminds me of a sign that I once saw....it said "Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war, socialist who gives away free healthcare...You're thinking of Jesus!"

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:06 PM

43. YES! :)

makes 'em think about their hate!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:12 PM

27. Well all except for the southern partů

And dammit, my free stuff hasn't arrived yet.

Where do I complain?

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:13 PM

28. you are so cool, 11 Bravo!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:13 PM

29. Kickingness!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:20 PM

32. I'm a married white woman

And have never used a penny of government "handouts".

But let them keep thinking I'll vote for them.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:25 PM

33. I'm also o,w,s,f,m,v

An Old Hippie who can see the bubble the Rep.s still live in.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:32 PM

34. Honey, if you are single, you just made a lot of single Southern

ladies "of a certain age" happy.
Do you know how hard it is to find a white, straight, southern, fairly well off, male, Democrat in these parts?????

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:44 PM

41. I was thinking along those same lines!

-about to ask him to call me maybe

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:33 PM

35. Nah. I got everything you got, except "fairly well off". nt.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:38 PM

36. You might be -- I only have six of those!




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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:53 PM

42. My husband is a middle-aged, white, straight, middle-class male veteran who is from the North, but

lives with me in a Southern red-state suburban home and he voted for Pres. Obama!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:15 AM

46. Old, white, middle-class, midwestern, male, veteran for Obama. And proud of it.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:21 AM

47. Clearly you live in the wrong place. Come up north.

We have cookies.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:28 AM

49. From one Infantryman to another, I voted Obama too

I've mentioned this a few times before here, but I can't seem to find a poll or data to support my assertion. I suspect that most veterans who served in an Infantry roll or who were intimately involved in direct combat lean left with their politics. The military vets who lean right, from what I can tell, usually are poges or, if they were in a combat MOS, were fortunate enough to never fight in a war.


Does anyone know of a poll that would confirm or debunk my claim?

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