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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Why veterans don't support Obama. And neither do a lot of other people.

From a post at The Other McCain:

Obama’s veterans-outreach efforts have been “failing because voters understand that his defense cuts threaten our position as a global power, unemployment for returning veterans is at an unacceptable level, and the VA system is breaking under a backlog of disability claims that has doubled on his watch,” Williams said
Ray Kelley, national legislative director for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said he expects Obama will have some success this fall with the post-Sept. 11 generation of veterans because of the Iraq War and his programs for returning troops. But older veterans — the majority conservative white males — will probably stick with Romney, and that’s despite Obama’s work on many of their issues.
Sweet, sweet raaaaace card! But no: you could swap Mitt Romney with Herman Cain with scant effect on the numbers. Why? Because veterans are steeped in meritocracy. Which is why Cain, or other staunch Americans like Allen West, enjoy massive veteran support. Conversely, even the idle curiosity that might have garnered Obama a few military followers initially has long since worn away.

If you disagree with Obama, it's because you are a racist.  But veterans disagreed by a vast majority with Kerry back on '04.  The MSM came up with a different set of excuses, but the big takeaway from this is that you can never disagree with a (D) politician because of his policies.  There is always another nasty reason, like racism, or sexism, or genderism, or whatever to explain it.  They never, ever can accept that it's the policy that's the problem, not the person espousing said policy. You would think that when enough people don't like what you are selling that it would be a good time to see if there is a problem with your goods, but not for these folks.  Their schemes are always golden, and we are just too stupid or bigoted to see the truth.

And yet we are the delusional irrational ones.

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