It’s always been pretty obvious, for the most part, the Democrats have never been really fond of the military. If they had any feeling for them at all, I would say, based on the actions of many Dems that have taken up temporary residence in the White House, they loath them.
Whenever a Democrat gets in he (hasn’t been a she yet) loves to whip out the red pen and get right to cutting the military budget and, in turn, taking a huge swipe at morale. They view enlisted as little more than “GI Joe” kids with low IQ’s and no place else to go.
Don’t believe me? How about we revisit some “terms of endearment” toward our military from our Democrat Leaders?
Democrat Rep. Jack Murtha has called our Marines, “cold blooded killers.”
Democrat Senator John Kerry accused our soldiers of “terrorizing women and children” in Iraq.
Democrat Dick Durbin, the senior senator from Illinois, compared our military police at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis and Soviet gulag guards.
Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy once said that, “Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.”
In 2008, the Democratic Chairwoman of the Virginia State Board of Election (appointed by the then-Democratic National Committee Chair Sen. Tim Kaine) argued that sending absentee ballots overseas to the military ONE day before the elections was perfectly legal. Really? What was the motivation? Why wouldn’t we give these guys every chance to vote?
A federal court stepped in and ruled that Virginia violated federal law but conceded that without the original ballots there was no way to prove if the voting would have made a difference. So the moral to the Democrat voter story is to protect the votes of the dead, the illegals, and the non-existent, but to Hell with the military. We wouldn’t want to go out of our way to accommodate them in any way!
Why, you ask? Because the majority of the military tends to vote Republican or conservative.
It’s so very interesting that when Republicans fight to make sure every American citizen vote is protected, REAL citizens, by supporting voter ID laws, Democrats say Republican are trying to suppress the vote. In reality, the areas that have enacted voter ID laws show the voting numbers don’t go down, they go up! In Georgia, voting among Black and Hispanics DRAMATICALLY increased from 2006 to 2012, outpacing the state’s growth rate. How can that be? They have voter ID laws.
Yet Democrats actually sued to remove an exception giving the military voters an equal chance to be counted. When called out their response was, “We are only acting in the interest of fairness!” That can only work on the planet Uranus, you know, the one that spins backwards and off a normal axis!
Even Mr. Obama’s warped sense of reality shone through when he said he supported gay marriage because of the soldiers “fighting on my behalf.” He just doesn’t support their right to vote. Gotta stop and think!
President Jimmy Carter decided, as did Mr. Obama, that America should seek peace through weakness. He cut military spending and overlooked many issues in the Middle East. He felt it was our strength that was causing tensions with Russia to the point of ordering his administration to dismantle 200 to 250 nuclear weapons on naval vessels in Europe and the Middle East. That worked out well.
He proposed cuts to operations and maintenance, reduced training and alert status equipment and more. This made our B-52 aircraft assigned to the Strategic Air Command at the lowest it had been since before the war. There was only 1/3 of the equipment needed to keep us safe. Why? Because he felt this would show the world we weren’t bullies. Is this built into their DNA?
After President Reagan had left the most peace-keeping, combat-ready force on the planet, we had peace in the Middle East, had dismantled the Soviet empire, the respect of our allies, and a healthy fear from our enemies. In steps President Bill Clinton. He immediately went to work cutting the military and increasing the number of interns working at the White House. Bill cut the military by almost 30%. He let 500,000 military people go and allowed 80 ships to be mothballed without replacement. He cut the military budget by $12 billion the first year and pushed to cut it by $88 billion by the end of his FIRST term.
Gen. Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, argued that the Administration’s approach to our U.S. military was “fundamentally flawed” and the proposal was “out of balance.” (Sound familiar?) There was a new plan to provide $400 million in expanded efforts to reduce the threat weapons of mass destruction “lost” or “misplaced” by the former Soviet Union. Along with this proposal was a new $40 million dollar allocation to fund “counterproliferation measures” aimed at stopping the development of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons by such countries as North Korea, Iraq, and Iran. They were denied! HOW DID THAT WORK OUT?
Mr. Obama is following ALL of these same flawed ideas and adding some of his own! In watching a weekend special hosted by Brett Baier, three of President Obama’s previous Defense Secretaries basically said the same thing: The President is wrong and dangerous on foreign policy. He is more interested in having a politically correct, totally socially-acceptable military than one that is fighting ready and feared!
The majority of his policies for the military have nothing to do with strengthening them, making them battle ready, or getting them better equipment. NO! It’s about making sure that the LGBTQ community feels comfortable joining. It’s about making sure that no one is offended by what’s perceived to be racist or nasty language. It’s about making sure that no one ever has to see any religious symbols (of the Christian type). But if you’re a Sikh, then the head garb is ok. Or a Muslim, where special arrangements will be made for prayer daily. And the will be no pork in some of the major mess halls. But, I bet there is meat on Friday at those same mess halls. No problem insulting our Catholic friends.
Instead of money for more training or equipment, we allocated money for our men on an ROTC event to walk around in high heels for the afternoon to see what it’s like to be berated. This clown of a president has made the military a circus. This is according to his last three defense secretaries, NOT Joe Messina. No doubt we will soon find these guys in trouble with the IRS, military police, or worse, dead.
The show was very telling. If you took Mr. Obama’s name off of it you would call the person a warped hater of America. But since his name is on it many will quietly go away and say nothing.
I will say, if these Secretaries of Defense are telling us the truth, this president will eventually be known as the president who tried to bring down America.
What sane person keeps shrinking his military with the world increasingly in turmoil? What sane person keeps cutting money from the military budget and increasing money to services for illegals and refugees? What sane person stops border patrol agents from doing their job, leaving our borders basically open and unchecked?
Draw your own conclusion. No sane person would do that!