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  1. weswelker#83

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    Obama, Paul net most military workers' donations

    Video:
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c95_1202580917




    Obama, an Illinois senator, brought in more donations from people who work for the four branches of the military and National Guard than any White House contender from either party.

    Story:
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008
    /2007-09-13-military-donors_N.htm


    and

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3601542



    Soldiers said to be inspired by Obama (see video) and Donate a lot of money to obama...! hhmmm , Why is that ?
     
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    :rofl:

    Yeah he is really inspiring.
     
  3. weswelker#83

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    Donors are not individual but a group of soldiers .:rolleyes:


     
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    It is 44 people, and no where does it say they are active duty.
     
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    I don't think only 18 persons in the whole country donated to mccain !
     
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    Nem....you are making alot of generalizations with a small sample size about the military. (A majority of donations still go to Republicans according to the article)As I read it these are employees and could be GS Civilians within each branch and not actual Soldiers themselves. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how the military votes with the current optempo, mission, etc....
     
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    So now you're going to say that the soldiers are stupid and incapable of reading and processing information?
     
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    Gotta admit, in 10 years I have never heard or experienced a CO talking politics to the Soldiers to influence their vote or perception....I have heard side bar discussions among Officers, NCOs etc...but nothing in a forum used for that purpose. You've been out too long Nem :)
     
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    So you think Officers and NCOs watch as they fill out their mail in ballot and press them to vote one way or the other? Cmon man....you drop some of the moving boxes on your head? This is not the Army you were in back in the day Nem when trusting your NCOs and Officers was a bad thing.

    I can definitely tell your disdain for Officers.....why is that?
     
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    It may be a bit flat on the top.
    That could be from boxes or the
    headboard on the bed. Take your pick.​
     
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