Trump Poll: How About that Obama Era Military

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Obama wrecked the U.S. military. And he told us he would do it.

Remember when Obama talked about have a civilian equivalent of the military?

Obama seemed clueless about the civilian world, where we rely on other law enforcement.

Sheriffs, police, and other first responders. And when they need support, we have the National Guard.

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With all this, Obama still planned on a “civilian military”, and as he said, “just as strong…well-financed”.

Next, Obama chased far too many Conservatives out of the military. Many refused to serve under feckless leadership and left. Obama forced other out, specifically the higher ranking military personnel.

Obama purged generals like an African dictator after a coup.

Then, he sissified the military.

He made LGBT issues his priority, not combat readiness. Obama made the military sitting ducks in combat with his rules of non-engagement.

According to Military Times,

President Donald Trump’s approval rating among active-duty military personnel has slipped over the last two years, leaving today’s troops evenly split over whether they’re happy with the commander in chief’s job performance, according to the results of a new Military Times poll of active-duty service members.

About 44 percent of troops had a favorable view of Trump’s presidency, the poll showed, compared to 43 percent who disapproved.

The results from the survey, conducted over the course of September and October, suggest a gradual decline in troops’ support of Trump since he was elected in fall 2016, when a similar Military Times poll showed that 46 percent of troops approved of Trump compared to 37 percent who disapproved. That nine-point margin of support now appears gone.

During that same period, the number of neutral respondents has dwindled from almost 17 percent to about 13 percent, suggesting political polarization inside the military community has intensified in recent years.

The military represented one of the pillars of Conservatism. But not after Obama.

He intentionally made the military more balanced in its thinking. He couldn’t allow the military to remain staunchly Conservative, therefore effective.

While I’m not sure about this poll, I won’t dismiss it. As I said earlier, Obama’s seek and destroy mission on the military proved effective. Now the question is, “Can we win the military back?”.

Democrats targeted the military, as they recognized the problem. Time wrote of this back in 2012:

Various yardsticks suggest the U.S. military – or at least the officer corps, which accounts for 17% of the 1.4 million-strong active-duty force – leans Republican.

The nation’s 24 million troops and veterans account for about 10% of the nation’s potential voters, but they’re not the monolithic bloc many believe.

Outsiders tend to think the U.S. military is made up entirely of blood-and-gut conservatives, à la John Wayne, but there’s little real evidence to back that up. When the Iraq war was launched, the consensus among U.S. military officers interviewed at the time was that one in three officers opposed it, suggesting they all weren’t gun ho.

“The officers by and large are more conservative,” says an Army sergeant just back from Afghanistan. “But the enlisted tend to be more liberal.” Of course, with fewer than one in five of those in uniform an officer, there’s a lot more enlisted voters.

But the U.S. military plainly tilts toward the GOP. That’s largely because today’s military is an all-volunteer force increasingly drawn from the Sunbelt, where the Pentagon has focused its recruiting efforts since the draft ended 40 years ago. And traits the military prizes — like aggressiveness and respect for authority — tend to be more pronounced in conservatives.

By the end of Obama’s term, here is what the polling was on Trump vs Clinton, according to Military Times:

In a new survey of American military personnel, Donald Trump emerged as active-duty service members’ preference to become the next U.S. president, topping Hillary Clinton by more than a 2-to-1 margin. However, in the latest Military Times election survey, more than one in five troops said they’d rather not vote in November if they have to choose between just those two candidates.

But given only those choices, 21 percent of the service members surveyed said they would abstain from voting.More than 54 percent of the 951 troops Military Times surveyed said they would vote for Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, over Clinton, the Democratic front-runner. Only about 25 percent said they would vote for Clinton in that matchup.

How pathetic is that.

You can’t get more pro-military than Trump. And yet Obama’s sissified, LGBT-obsessed military would prefer a crook like Hillary Clinton as their Commander in Chief.

I can’t say I believe the poll, as Military Times is likely as Leftist as MSNBC. But if it is true, that should scare all Americans.

 

 

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