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Troops deployed abroad gave six times more to Obama than McCain

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by Popeye, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    It's become fairly obvious that the Republican Party can no longer count on the military as in the past. Thanks to to Bush Administration's rather cavalier attitude towards those in the military and their loved ones, it appears many are looking for a new direction. Certainly that won't come from the warmongering McSame, and it appears the troops on the ground feel their best chance of staying alive and receiving the benefits they deserve rests with Obama.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/08/troops-deployed-abroad-give-61.html

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/08/14/obama_tops_in_donations_from_t.html
     
  2. Libsmasher

    Libsmasher New Member

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    First obvious point: money contributions do not map to voting power, since some give more than others.

    The supposed report cites no sources or methodology.

    The article itself even contains a cautionary comment:

    Finally, the organization itself is liberal in spite of its claims to be non-partisan: it's directors and staff are loaded up with democrats, liberals, and lawyers, and it gets its funding from liberal foundations such as Ford.

    This implication that soldiers support Obama more therefore is not credible.
     
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    All very true.

    My best friends son Scott has done 3 tours in Iraq and 1 in Kuwait and from what I've heard the general feeling is that this thing has dragged on too long, they have done their job and would now like to come home and be with family.


    This being the case the contribution dynamic does not surprise me.
     
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