Military Voting Philosophy

August 16, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More

I remember the presidential election of 2004, during which the armed services were flooded with the message that it was seditious to speak out against your Commander in Chief, and certainly bad to consider voting against your own commander. Luminaries of the time like Ann Coulter published the principle that anyone who casts doubt on ones president is a traitor. This was a solidly accepted conservative plank.

But the message fed to members of the armed forces has changed for the 2012 election:

Not My President

This image has been going around on Facebook, among other sources. I suspect that the message they receive about their Commander in Chief is different than before. There also is a busy meme insinuating that Democrats are busily working to deny military members their right to absentee vote.

Does this mean that the military is a Republican organization? Or does it cleave to one of the Three Tea Party branches?

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    This seems to tie in with the new ALEC/TEA Party/ Republican Party strategy: vilify the Democratic party.

    1. I am unable to find any documentation of 52 arrests of democrats involved in voter fraud, however, there are numerous accounts of high profile Republicans, including many in office perpetrating election fraud.
    Arrests do not imply guilt, and I found that most of the 52 arrests appear to be related to false accusations concerning the Walker recall election petitions in Wisconsin.

    2. About 182,000 names were flagged for verification in the Florida voter purge, started by Scott Walker. Over 179,000 on the original list were quickly verified as citizens. The remaining 2,700 on the lists required individual verification by county election boards. Of the 2700, as of June most of those investigated were eligible. Most of the ineligible former felons, who mistakenly thought the were eligible as serving their time.(Florida revokes voting privileges for felons).
    The list 53,000 dead voters purged from the voter rolls is a good thing but often results in the removal of live voters from the rolls. In 2006, Governor Rick Scott had to cast a provisional ballot because he was listed as dead due to mistaken identity. So basically, in 2006, Rick Scott voted even though he was dead. (but he got better!)

    3. More birther idiocy, but consider this: John McCain ran for nomination for President even though he documented as being not born in the USA. (he was born in Panama.)

  2. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    When I showed this to my 15 year old, the first thing he noticed was that the items in the list were numbered 1,3 and 3.

  3. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    oops…
    I named the wrong Scott, I meant rick Scott when I typed Scott Walker.

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