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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Troops Support…

posted by on August 14 at 9:26 AM

Obama.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has repeatedly claimed that he can speak for the interests of U.S. troops and best represent what they want…. But a new analysis by Open Secrets finds that the U.S. military is increasingly rejecting McCain as its spokesman. Obama has received nearly six times as much money from soldiers deployed overseas. Even anti-war libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who has suspended his campaign, has received more than four times as much as McCain.

So, gee, it looks like the troops support the guy that McCain said would rather lose a war than lose a campaign. So do the troops hate America? Are they all secret Muslims too? Are they all traitors?

Will someone please ask John McCain about this?

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1

Wow. Thanks for sharing, Dan.

Posted by Nick | August 14, 2008 9:34 AM
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My guess is he will brush this aside the way he brushed aside the Iraqi's desire to get us out as well. The Bush administration looks increasingly like it is trying to make Iraq a non-issue by getting agreements from the Iraqi's that will undermine Obama.

Posted by Vince | August 14, 2008 9:35 AM
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Maybe, but among the state-side armchair tough-guy with a "Support Our Troops" bumper-sticker demographic McCain is still tops.

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 14, 2008 9:43 AM
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We are Gergians now, McCain said. Well, he can go. Saakashvili needs help. He has lost his war.

Posted by otti | August 14, 2008 9:45 AM
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So, gee, it looks like the SMALL PROPORTION OF TROOPS WHO DONATE MONEY TO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS TEND TO support the guy that McCain said would rather lose a war than lose a campaign.

Posted by jebus h. xst | August 14, 2008 9:47 AM
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Maybe they don't want to go on a 4th deployment to fight in an arid shithole with "sand n!ggers" and "towel heads" anymore.


From what I understand from returning men who no longer have to serve (and can speak freely), everybody hates it, they've lost comrades and friends, their wising up to how useless the Iraq war is, they'd rather be in Afghanistan, ect.

Poor dudes/dudettes

Posted by Non | August 14, 2008 9:50 AM
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"Why do they hate America?" (cough)

Posted by Andy Niable | August 14, 2008 9:56 AM
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@5

so then military McCain supporters are either lazy or don't know that campaigns need money.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 14, 2008 10:15 AM
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Reichsmarshall von McCain vill sveep der skies of Russia mit die Uberfahren Zeppelin Strike Force!

Dey shall cower in Fear beneath our jack boots as wir flien und gestoppen dem over the state of Georgia, home of die apple strudel and die Iron Cross of der Sudenlandt!

...

Come back! Why do you runs away from der Fatherland, mein soldaten?

Posted by McCain Fifth Zeppelin Air Wing | August 14, 2008 10:18 AM
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But what about the troops in Clinton's Army?

Posted by Ziggity | August 14, 2008 11:30 AM
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We won't support spine-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November!!! Go Hillary 2012!!

Posted by clintonsarmy | August 14, 2008 11:32 AM
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Just checking.

Posted by Ziggity | August 14, 2008 11:50 AM
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You mean troop, Ziggity. "Troops" would imply more than one.

Posted by Jake | August 14, 2008 11:56 AM
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I hear the massive support for McCain's stance has doubled turnout at his fundraisers - now he gets 40 people in a room instead of 20.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 14, 2008 12:02 PM
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Hey remember that post Dan put up about the fat woman who rolled over in her sleep onto a baby and killed it. Gawd-I'm still laughing. Someone mentioned how horrible it must be for that women to have killed that child. Dan of course has the right attitude about the incident. Who gives a fuck about that woman and kid. We sloggers have been amused-now let's move on to the next big thing.

Posted by Dans biggest fan | August 14, 2008 12:36 PM
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Posted by Pit Bull Dan | August 14, 2008 1:39 PM
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Well, this is a little like the fact that all the people who are ACTUALLY at risk for terrorist attacks (i.e. people who live in big cities) vote Democratic. All those folks in Kansas who say that Republicans will keep us safer really have lots to fear . . .

Posted by Dean | August 14, 2008 2:05 PM
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Well, this is a little like the fact that all the people who are ACTUALLY at risk for terrorist attacks (i.e. people who live in big cities) vote Democratic. All those folks in Kansas who say that Republicans will keep us safer really have lots to fear . . .

Posted by Dean | August 14, 2008 2:10 PM

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