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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    An unfavorably opinion could mean how our military was used. This is a classic case of a Poll being done to illicit a certain response.

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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think if those were the factors the pollsters used the favorable results might be lower.One of the platforms democrats ran on was "this war sucks".

    Afghanistan

    Iraq
    The "war" that the "Democrats" were opposed to was the Iraq war I am not aware of any Democrat that was in opposition to the Afghanistan war against the terrorists. There may have been one or two such as Mixine Dirty Wates or that peice of crap from Georgia who hit a Capital police officer because the female dog forgot her badge !!!

    I was just wondering what these people were thinking about when they answered the questions!!
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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    An unfavorably opinion could mean how our military was used. This is a classic case of a Poll being done to illicit a certain response.
    That certainly is a possibility and I brought that up in diferent words!1
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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    In the Marines, we have a saying something to the effect of "Go ahead, and be a part of that 10%". In effect, refrencing that there is a "bottom" portion of the unit, that gets by on the efforts of the other 90% without substantially contributing to the mission or the unit. They are the ones who "slip through" the cracks of boot camp and infest fleet units with their poor attitudes, lackadasical adherence to regulation, or downright insubordination. There is so much going on in boot camp, as well as watchful eyes making sure poor little recruits aren't being mistreated, its impossible for DIs to weed out everybody. So the task falls to the people in the fleet, to rid their units of the "bottom 10%".

    We can't reasonably get rid of the "bottom 10%" of our society. In this topic, I view pacifists(in America) as the bottom 10%. People who enjoy the fruits of what others have provided them, while providing little else in return. There is no such thing as pacifism in the rest of nature.
    I'm sorely tempted to start using that phrase on the forum.
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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    I would expect the number to be much higher. It should be in the 95-98% range as 75 is far too low. Personally, I'd like to meet some of that 11% and ask them face-to-face what the **** is wrong with them? It's one thing to oppose the administration's policy on a certain issue, but not the military itself. This is just ludicrous and one more thing that is wrong with too many people in this country - they haven't a clue or respect for our heritage, the Constitution or common sense, let alone those that serve our country, putting their lives on the line each and every day.
    I really fear that doing away with the draft has removed too many people from serving, knowing soneone who served, and therefore not caring about those who served !!!
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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    The "war" that the "Democrats" were opposed to was the Iraq war I am not aware of any Democrat that was in opposition to the Afghanistan war against the terrorists.
    You mean the same people who also said Saddam had WMDs and this was before Bush was even in office?


    I was just wondering what these people were thinking about when they answered the questions!!

    The links I provided it shows support of the Afghanistan war around 50% and around 34% percent for the Iraq, if you look link the OP provide it shows the democrat favorable opinion of the troops 68%. So obviously they were not thinking the war in Iraq sucks or the war in Afghanistan sucks when they were asked if they had a favorable opinion about the military..
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Judging by that comments you made You must be the opposite. Which is a anti-American/globalist and anti-2nd amendment nut who mocks patriotism. While believing in the man made global warming fairy tale(which most of you man made global warming fairy tale believers now call climate change so no matter how the whether changes you can try to claim to be right) you mock religious people for believing in things you think do not exist. Damn bible thumpers how dare they believe in such nonsense, Oh look if we don't recycle, increase taxes and buy carbon credits the world is going to get hotter and the polar ice caps will melt and the world will be flooded. Also you support little Timmy going to school as a girl just because some ****ed up in the head parents and quacks says little Timmy is really a girl even though he was born a boy and has male chromosomes ,But if Little Jimmy says he is a duck or a cat you think he is either pretending or he may need serious psychological help. And the most amusing thing about you is that you are black man you thinks its okay for people who choose to have anal sex comparing themselves to people who had to sit on the back of the bus,have separate drinking fountains, have separate schools, where burned on a cross by terrorist in sheets and enslaved and for some reason you probably think republicans are racist while the democrats have a long history of being the party of the KKK( I do not think a RNC convention was ever called a Klan Bake).
    And yet somehow I'm willing to bet both my houses, that my taxes do more to support the troops then you do by standing around playing Rhythmic Gymnast all day with an American flag at a bus stop you got a ride to from one of your fellow gunphile friends. It's one of those things where I seriously could care less what somebody, who believes that people walked on water, the world was created in 6 days, thinks. I mean you're basically what will probably be wrong with society up until 2050 or so, when hopefully most if not everyone who was born in the early half of the last century will be dead. You're the last excrement of the generation of Americans who believed that people who weren't carbon copies of themselves needed to be lynched or prosecuted. I mean cry and moan all you want about chromosomes and alleles like you, with your high school level education, actually understand them anymore then people who work with them everyday until you turn blue. But then what? What do you have left? I mean - right? A long diatribe about how the Democrats use to be racists. Oh wow. Enlightening. What's sad about you is that you don't understand the shifting of voting groups enough to know that the Dixiecrats as they were called are now overwhelmingly Republican. It's just one of those things I don't truly expect somebody who's got a background in fixing elevators and uses a flaming skull as their avatar to fully comprehend without the help of two Oxford level scholars. You're the DP e-version of Joe, The Plumber. You're our Joe, The Plumber. A guy who's never picked up a book with more words then an instruction booklet on building an IKEA table coming to DP and telling us all why he and his, low level education, are right. And we're all wrong. But hey look - if it makes you feel better. How about this : Whenever your opinion counts as anything more then the rantings of some low caste redneck that even the other rednecks reject. Maybe then I'll ask you to fix this really annoying creak in one of my cupboards. Then after that we can sit down and talk about your opinions and how silly they are. Okay!?

    They are scum.
    And you're a redneck. Which makes you about the same as them just on the opposite side of the map.
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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Seems hypocritical to live in a nation whose current existence is maintained by the military when you do not favor the military.
    Our existence is always maintained by the military - past, present, and future.

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    ChickenHawks piss me off

    I cannot say that it was unique to the species CheckenHawk but I recall many people would say every time a Veterans group brought up the idea that we need omore funding for VA hospitals, or expanded GI Bill, or reserach into Gulf War Syndrome some ChickenHawks piss ant would say "they volunteered they knew what the benefits were so we don't need to spend anymore money on them".

    I know that I have heard RNC commandos say "they volunteered" when Vet groups and others brought up the fact that our Guard and Reserves and even regulars were serving too many tours of duty with too little break in between !!

    The same people who claimed that they supported the troops at 100 % were the first to say "they volunteered" when someone asked about just loking to see if the programs for VETS and active troops were good enough.

    What I heard between the lines is "they volunteered" so what ever we give is "good enough".
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    Re: 75% Have Favorable Opinion of U.S. Military This Memorial Day

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    I really fear that doing away with the draft has removed too many people from serving, knowing soneone who served, and therefore not caring about those who served !!!
    I'd actually be inclined to believe that support for the military has only increased since it became an all-volunteer force.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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