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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:42 AM
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Another reason the Dems may get the military vote in 2004
I should think that the majority of soldiers stuck in Iraq will vote Democratic.

What are the Republicans doing for them? Nothing. Zilch. Nada.

A Democrat can work with the UN and get those soldier some much needed relief.

Bush is the problem. He's the roadblock.


The UN wants nothing to do with him.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:47 AM
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1. The conventional wisdom seems to be
that blackbox voting will steal their votes if too many try to vote Democratic.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:51 AM
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2. Last week I was working with a Sargent from Desert Storm
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 11:52 AM by bahrbearian
She was all for Bush and Hated Clinton (of course I had to remind her that it was Clinton's army that won Afganistan and Iraq she agreed) She was saying that military personal were more privy to information. I had to remind her the only new's they got was from Fox and CNN and that I had every news source availible to mw viva the internet! It's all in the MRE's who make's them and what's in em.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:57 AM
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3. More Than R&R
Disparity of treatment of the National Guardsmen and the regular Army, low morale, Dimbo wanting to cut the VA benefits and combat pay.

I think most of those serving overseas are pissed and with good reasons.
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:34 PM
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4. I don't know, not with
the Pentagon giving the BFEE Saudi company control of the internet military vote. The junta would lose in a landslide without it.
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tokenlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:46 PM
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5. Will they ever learn??
The veterans have been getting screwed ever since Reagan cut VA medical care and tried to throw "employable" people off disability pensions in the eighties. There has been ample opportunity for veterans and the military to learn that the GOP is out to cut their benefits and only cares for the military insofar as it enriches the defense contractors.

But the military and veterans organizations as a whole haven't learned yet. They have every reason to vote democratic and have for years. I'm hoping that for their own well- being and that of their comrades, past and present--that they finally come to their senses. But I'll believe it when I see it.
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HPLeft Donating Member (490 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:25 PM
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6. If John Kerry Is The Democratic Candidate...
...those absentee Florida military ballots will very definitely be cast in his favor, not for the chicken-hawk in the White House.
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