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February 14, 2012

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Kelli

I vote we start by cutting the CinC's job and get someone in there who knows his a** from a hole in the ground and realizes the importance and necessity of a strong military.

Susan Spinnney

God bless us - he knows we need it. Makes me ill to hear/think what the pols are doing to our great nation.

Meadowlark

Let me preface this by saying I despise both political parties. That said, you don't see the Republicans cutting out all their earmarks, any more than you see Democrats cutting unemployment benefits for the rampant unemployment. This is simply another way they try to divide and conquer, and if you ask me, they're doing a damn good job of it.

If ever we could see what they do, written in plain english, set out in black and white, we'd be appalled and vote every single one of the criminals out of office.

Although if God-forbid, Rick Santorum becomes the GOP candidate, I'm going to have to vote for Obama, simply because Santorum is such a crazy SOB. Still crossing my fingers for Ron Paul. ;)

Semper Fi,
meadow

(yeah... I was a Marine. So it's not like I'm "just" a crazy cynic)

Margaret Foenander

In this time of great uncertainty in the world with so many trouble spots around the globe,you would think that cuts in defence would be the last thing on the agenda.You just don't know what is going to blow up in your face.

Jen

This is something that I see and face daily within my job. Guys getting thrown out for the smallest reason no warning and no way to fight it most times. It is sad, especially for those that really did nothing wrong and have just come up to that EAS point and are not allowed to re-enlist because they have dropped the numbers ridiculously low for most MOS'S.....Then the focus is on their transition to the civilian world, but guess what, the civilian world is more lost in the economy than the DoD! SO pushing them out on their asses leaves more and more Veteran's completely stranded.

Marine Jake

Meadowlark-

DevilDog, think about what you are saying. I hear ya about the political situation in the US currently, we are a weak country. However, take a look at the below and if you can honestly tell me you would vote for this President again, I’m not sure you are paying attention:

1) To start with-In 2009 President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse Of "not wanting to offend anyone" BUT... on September 25, 2009 from 4 AM until 7 PM, a National Day of Prayer FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION was Held on Capitol Hill, Beside the White House. There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that day.

2) President Obama walks out on speech by Jeb Bush (http://video.foxnews.com/v/1439207521001/president-obama-walks-out-on-speech-by-jeb-bush/?playlist_id=86858&intcmp=obnetwork)

3) New national debt data: It's growing about $3 million a minute, even during his vacation http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/08/obama-national-debt.html

4) President Obama dissolves deportation- http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/18/obama-administration-to-review-all-deportation-cases/

5) Obama Defends Roe v. Wade As Way for ‘Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons to ‘Fulfill Their Dreams’ (http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-defends-roe-v-wade-way-our-daughters-have-same-chance-sons-fulfill-their-dreams)

6) Quotes from President Obama:

> 2008: "Navy Seal Team 6 is
> Cheney's private assassination team." -Barack Obama
>
> 2011: "I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden."
>
> 2008: "Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured
> alive
> and given a fair trial." - Barack Obama
>
> 2011: "I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden."
>
> 2008: "
> Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be
> interrogated." -Barack Obama
>
> 2011: "Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led
> to
> our locating Bin Laden."
>
> 2006: “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt
> limit is a sign of leadership failure...Leadership means that ‘the buck
> stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices
> today
> onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt
> problem
> and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend
> to
> oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” -Sen.Barack Obama

'Senator' Obama replied: "As I've said about the flag pin (notice he never wears one), I don't want to be perceived as taking sides." "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."

(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)
Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of waring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ...."

When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past."
"Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path..My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America "

Peggy

Meadowlark.....

Please re think your voting for the current administration in the White House.... WE are LOSING our FREEDOMS day by day with each "Government" take over. Each candidate will have flaws... we all do.. But, none of them will give our country away like the current administration is doing.. I'm old and I could say I don't care... but I do... I love and care for all those brave men and women who they themselves gave their lives for the freedoms we so cherish.. Let's not lose it.

Marine Jake

Vote for this President again and then get use to paying $5 a gallon at the pumps (very soon).

In an interview with Atlanta's local Fox affiliate WAGA-TV President Obama explains why he was unable to cut the deficit in half in his first term, a promise he made as a candidate.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/02/14/obama_on_failed_promise_to_cut_deficit_in_half_recession_turned_out_to_be_a_lot_deeper.html


........and you really want to vote for this again??????????

Debroah Schweitzer

The cuts, spurred in part by plans to wind down the war in Afghanistan in the next three years.

Salena Alba

They’ll have a tough time explaining that to the 100,000 troops .

Avelina Coombs

The Cold War to achieve the spending reductions in its budget proposal.

Ivory Albert

The Defense Department may have to force soldiers.

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