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holiday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 01:26 PM
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Anyone know Obama approval rating with military?
Someone is trying to tell me the military loved Bush so much more than they do Obama and that his approval rating with the military is dismal.

They said they seen it in military mags but don't have any links, and I couldn't find anything.
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 01:32 PM
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1. I read Army Times and have never seen anything like that. Plus
I have never seen crowds of our troops jubilant over a visit from Bush the way they are over a visit from Obama. So chalk it up as just another rightwing lie that is being spread around.
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holiday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 01:54 PM
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2. but i like proving people wrong lol
j/k

yeah they have no links, but said they seen it in the military mags lol
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bsd13 Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 02:40 PM
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3. Depends who you ask and where you look
Friends of mine serving in the Army, Marines and the Navy don't paint him as very popular with most of the "rank and file". Media tends to say he is very highly regarded. Who to believe?
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zaj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 02:47 PM
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4. Don't know about Obama, but Military loves the GOP largely because they act tough
At least that's my impression (family/friends, etc).

I'd guess that it's both an "tough is better than smart" thing (among the grunts), a "defense spending" thing (among the leardership) and an "indoctrination" thing (between the two).
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Dr Robert Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 03:00 PM
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5. He received more campaign donations from the Military than McCain did.
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timzi Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 06:46 PM
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10. That Is Promising - They Cast Their Dollar Votes For Obama
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 03:01 PM
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6. Well I have seen no particular poll or other evidence in his interaction
With the military to show he is deeply unpopular. In fact it shows just the opposite. However I have read some stuff from people with friends,family in the military that says he is not that popular. Usually I think in situations like this the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 03:22 PM
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7. Not high no doubt because they probably thought Obama was going to end the wars too.
:argh:
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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 03:31 PM
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8. It might help in general if Rush were taken off Armed Forces Radio
I don't know the answer to your question, but if -- and it is a big if -- this were the case -- Rush isn't helping.

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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 03:34 PM
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9. I have many military friends and not one of them has an issue
with the President....and none of them listen to rw crap either.
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