View Poll Results: Is being POTUS military service

Voters
46. You may not vote on this poll
  • No-being POTUS is not military service

    26 56.52%
  • Yes-Being POTUS is military service

    6 13.04%
  • The Civilian Commander in Chief is not a member of the military

    14 30.43%
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 43 of 43

Thread: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

  1. #41
    Haters gon' hate
    MarineTpartier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    01-04-16 @ 04:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,586
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Switch out 'correctly' with 'irresponsibly' and I might agree.

    Not having expertise in economics results in the Great Depression. Not having it in agriculture results in the Dust Bowl. Not having it in health care contributes to generalized social unrest. None of which can be indulged when your country is a global superpower.
    You sound like a Fox News fear mongerer. Only on the other side.
    -The Great Depression was caused by drumroll THE FEDERAL RESERVE Even your boy Ben Bernake says that.
    The Great Depression of 1929 - Causes of the Great Depression of 1929 - Unemployment During the Great Depression
    -Health care was cheaper until drumroll MEDICARE but was increasing even before that because of drumroll SOCIAL SECURITY. Healthcare was cheap until SS. The medical community knew that seniors were being paid SS so they, in turn, did a money grab on it. This resulted in Medicare, which was opposed by the American Medical Association as "untenable" and giving too much control to the Federal gov't. But we still got it. Just like the ACA. All of the aforementioned programs were not popular with the country for the very reason they are bankrupting us now. Because they all knew that politicians wouldn't be able to leave well enough alone and let the programs stay as is. That's what happened with SS and Medicare/aid and look where we're at. It will happen with the ACA too.
    -Now, the Dustbowl. I will concede that it is a special circumstance that required special care. The Federal gov't should have a play in that. They should be involved. I don't think they should establish permanent committees on it though. I believe the way to go would have been to require states to establish a committee or council on soil conservation, etc and leave it to the states to manage. In this case, the states had shown they mismanaged their resources and hurt the country by doing so. That doesn't mean the Federal gov't gets to come in and rule with a heavy hand indefinitely though. Also, this doesn't require a politician to be an expert in agriculture. It requires him to be savvy enough to know that he is out of his league when speaking of it and source the proper experts in the field to come in and advise the Congress on it.
    I think that's our issue. Many of our politicians act as though they are experts in everything. No one can know that much. I can see someone knowing, say, economics well. I can see someone being educated in military affairs. But all of them act as though they know all of these subjects equally and are the "go to guy" on them. I believe a lot of our politicians need a dose of humility.
    “Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

  2. #42
    Phonetic Mnemonic ©
    radcen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Look to your right... I'm that guy.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:08 AM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    33,432

    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    Just as the CEO has no idea what it is like to work in the mailroom, the CiC has no idea what it is like to be a soldier.
    Not necessarily. Some CEOs actually started at the bottom and literally worked their way up. Some Presidents were military, and even war heroes.

    Maybe not the majority, especially where CEOs are concerned, but enough to disqualify any blanket statements.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

  3. #43
    Farts in Elevators
    OscarB63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    09-06-14 @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,526

    Re: Does being the President mean you have served in the US Military

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Not necessarily. Some CEOs actually started at the bottom and literally worked their way up. Some Presidents were military, and even war heroes.

    Maybe not the majority, especially where CEOs are concerned, but enough to disqualify any blanket statements.
    Some presidents....not this president. IRT the question posed in the OP the answer is no. Similar to the thread asking if all military are heroes. Some are, some are not.

    When you "serve" in the military you get a DD 214 (or in the case of WWII and earlier a WD AGO) upon completion of "service". If a POTUS has a DD 214, then he has served in the military. If he does not, he has not.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •