Courting the veteran vote
May 25th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

Courting the veteran vote

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to talk about the help his administration is offering to military veterans and their families. “We will care and serve our veterans the way they've served us,” Mr. Obama said at a recent campaign event out west.

His message may be grounded in policy but in this election season it’s also about the politics.

His re-election campaign is actively courting veterans who have traditionally supported Republicans.

"It's door-to-door, person-to-person, grocery store-to-grocery store. Letting people know the president's record on his policies to veterans," said Beau Biden, an Iraq veteran and the vice president’s son, who is part of the campaign’s grassroots effort “Veterans and Military Families for Obama.”

In 2008, President Obama lost the veteran vote to Senator John McCain 55% to 45%. But the demographics are shifting and Democrats sense an opportunity. In a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll Mr. Obama leads Romney among that group 44% to 37%.

Team Obama is looking for voters like Josh Prentice. He’s a recent graduate of the George Washington University Law School who serve with the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment in Iraq.

He’s a proud veteran and a loyal Republican.

"I’m not sure why I initially decided I was Republican but over time I knew that I was especially on foreign affairs issues and defense issues.” He said. “The first presidential election I could vote in was 2004, and I voted for President Bush.”

But for the first time he’s looking to both the right and the left. He likes former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, yet President Obama’s foreign policy has gotten his attention.

“He’s impressed me with the way he led the drawdown in Iraq and in Afghanistan as well and having a coherent plan or at least seems to have a coherent plan on how things are going to progress there.”

The killing of Osama Bin Laden has also won over some former critics.

That’s part of the sales pitch Democrats are making, that President Obama has been tough on terrorists and that he ended one war and is winding down another.

They’re also getting help from First Lady Michelle Obama, who has long promoted help for veterans and their families. While White House aides insist her work is not political, she did join the president in a web video promoting the new campaign.

Republicans say this outreach is honorable but they’re skeptical of an election year appeal to veterans.

"They deserve support every day of the year, but not just when it's convenient, a convenient time in our nation's history," said former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi who is pitching Mitt Romney and his policies to veterans and their families.

“We'll be doing our work as aggressively as we possibly can to make sure that the veterans understand who Governor Romney is and will cast their vote for him.”

He and other Republicans are using deep defense budget cuts and concerns about America’s military strength to raise doubts about the president’s policies.

On the Military Times website one veteran posted, “I simply can't vote for a President who advocates deep military cuts to those who gave so much to our nation.” Another was more pointed. “I’m at the VFW fairly often and the talk is always what a crap job he’s done.”

Prentice is still on the fence. He hopes the debates will help him decide which way to go.

“I think that either Mitt Romney or President Obama could you know reach out to me almost in a way that can impress me to vote for them.”

CNN White House producer Lesa Jansen contributed to this report


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  1. oustsorosvanjonesobama

    I know a number of vets and active duty personnel that laugh thier a..s off at the prospect of voting for this failed community organizer!!!!
    Vote comrades soros van jones and obama out!!!

    May 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • ObamaUnitl2016

      You know it's real easy to say something like "I know a lot of vets" or my personal favorite "I was a marine for 25 years..:" when neither is true.

      To get a sense of how the ACTUAL active duty soldiers feel, just look at their faces when he speaks. They admire their Commander and Chief because he's getting them home.

      May 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
      • oustsorosvanjonesobama

        obama's asumptions this time are exactly the same as 08. he is even more conviced than ever that the American people are stupid. Check back with me after Walker wins and SCOTUS destroys obamacare???

        May 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
      • MaryM

        oust, do you think Romney thinks the America people are stupid?

        May 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • WC

        Asked about Obama's handling of his job, 27 percent of veterans approved
        you are full of it

        May 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
      • WC

        Asked about Obama's handling of his job, 27 percent of veterans approved

        May 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
      • jimmer

        yea....a year too late.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
      • hammer

        Obama lover you are making me laugh mt azz off.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
      • Steve Johnson

        I agree some people will say anything online and to say you were a vet when in Fact you were not should be against the law. I served my country from June, 1978 through April, 2003. When the POTUS and 1st lady talk about how we as a country should support those of us who are 1%"s then I must enlighten you. Our CIC is now pressing to raise my health care (TRICARE Prime) fees 400% over a 5 year period. I read what some of his advocates say in front of the HASC about how military vets health care fees should be the same as civilain DOD personnel. How can any vet vote for the very man who says one thing and turn around and try and raise my health care fee's 400%. The POTUS talks about shared sacrifice when trying to defend this policy when he has asked nothing from any other middle class citizens??? Now to the all important question; Did I actually serve my country for over 24 years. If you doubt my story then let me know and I will email you photos that should answer your doubts! I served in the military in San Diego and call La Jolla home.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
      • crazyvermont

        Admire....you are out of your friggin mind. My son, until yesterday, was a commissioned officer in the Air Force. Hios reason for resigning prior to retirement was his fear of what and where this clown is leading our country. My guess is there are numerous others like him.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
      • Chuck

        Obama thinks the American people are stupid.

        Romney is counting on it.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
      • Tom

        Nice try, no dice. There is little respect for a self-serving careerist like this President. Oh, and I'm a veteran with 2 tours in Iraq.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
      • KM

        Let me be the first to say that I am active duty military and I don't admire him. He's a Democrat and when the dust settles from this election, if he is reelected, he'll cut military spending. You can disagree with me until the cows come home, it won't change the truth about what he is.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
      • drecrews

        IM A VETERAN WITH 22 YEARS OF SERVICE AND OBAMA POLICES HELP ME FIND WORK AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING . i M THANKFUL FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR VETS AND HOPE HE HAS THE CHANCE TO CONTINUE HELPING US.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
      • voodkokk

        You need to stay off that crack pipe. The military like obama like they like the clap.

        May 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
      • Tony Rains

        drecrews: I'm curious, did you finish 3rd grade? Obama's answer to downsizing the military is gig and write up every soldier, airman, sailor, and marine until they thin the ranks. How about offering a severance for getting out early? Our military personnel know what's going on. He won't get the majority of their vote or mine either.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
      • 23Vet

        You have no clue. By far, the military thinks Obama & Bidden are idiots. Obama could not have a TS security clearance until he was sworn in as president. He hasnever walked a day in our boots.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
      • anyonebutobama

        Your name alone shows me how crazy you are. Obuma is done.

        May 25, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
      • CrossedArrow

        Well, I can tell you that of the 16 members of my small group at the Command and General Staff School, every single one of us has stated planning to vote for Romney. If that is indicative of the entire military, I can not say.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:54 am |
      • B Matteson

        There's a heck of a lot more veterans than there are active duty troops. Hopefully, the vets will prevail at the polls and oust him.

        May 26, 2012 at 2:23 am |
      • Joe

        Democrat Leaders think all americans are apathetic to their policies,ask Chucky (NY)

        May 26, 2012 at 10:38 am |
      • Michael

        Hey drecrews. If you were in 22 years then you have a retired pension. You also can use the VA home loan and the Va re-employment program. You have great Va medical benefits.....A real 22 year veteran would know all of these programs have been in place for decades and have nothing to do with Obama, Bush or any one else in the near past. What gives?

        May 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
      • Mark

        Dream on. The vast majority of the military can't stand the man. Bush we respected, Barry we don't!

        May 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
      • PATRIOT1JMC

        YOU ARE KIDDING RIGHT? YEA, EVERY SOLDIER LOVES A PRES WHO MAKES THEM FIGHT A WAR WITH THEIR HANDS TIED BEHIND THEIR BACKS! WHO TRIES TO CUT THEIR BUDGET AT EVERY TURN. WHO WELCOMES HOMOSEXUALS TO BUNK AND BATH WITH THEM! HOO-RAH!

        May 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
      • tjm07

        the commander in chief is not loved by the military...they simply respect the office, but not the man. Anyone who would suggest that combat forces buy their own insurance, threatens to cut off pay to the miltiary and their families, reduce pay and benefits is no friend of the military...but demanding cuts in defense and reductions in the number of active personnel, Obama is placing lives at risk and he is doing it willingly and knowingly. Lastly, you do not out a blaq op even if your poll numbers are dropping. A blaq op is successful because no one knows who did it or how it was done. When you put your political career above the lives of the men and women serving this country, you dishonor each and every one of them...

        May 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
      • LarryB

        For those of us who are serving or have served, he's still the Commander in Chief. We may not like all of the policies but regardless, there have been querky POTUS/CINCHIEFs in the past, but still have to support him. For those who've never served, you'll never know. Still have to give him props to the economy improving and the taking out of Osama Bin Laden...the man did what he had to do...and did it when no one else could. Also, even though there may be different opinions, it's getting a lot better when one looks at the time GWB was in office.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
      • LarryB

        To Drecrews: Like you, I'm a retired vet with 21 years of active duty time who has been in multiple tours of combat as well. The man has done a good job in office when you look at what he inherited. Others can call it 'Kool-Aid' if they want because that's the right we have to free speech but it's still the truth. Given what was on the plate handed to him when he came into office, he's done above and beyond. Of course, many will refuse to believe it and grab onto the Republican hype, and let someone else influence their minds, instead of looking at the facts for themselves.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
      • 40 acres

        Those of you who are dissing the President on his record of support for the troops might want to stop listening to the Republican talking points and start looking at reality. He has done more for returning vets than Bush did in his entire two terms. He doesn't do it for politics....he does it because he believes in it. So does his VP and so do the first and second lady. If you are lisening to the Republicans telling you how much he doesn't care you may want to question their motives and how that fits in with being patriotic.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
      • homer234

        Obama is still a Wannaーbe CommanderーinーChief ...he has never and will never dupe this retired 30 year Navy Veteran.A.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
      • jeff

        LOL! Are you for real?

        May 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
      • donald

        Any vet, and I mean ANY vet, should know that when a democrat is in office the military suffers. Low to next to nil pay raises, massive amounts of military families on food stamps and living below the poverty line, as well as cut backs in essential spending for operations. Am I wrong? Where was the military at during the Clinton years?

        May 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
      • Scarface86

        drecrews: Please tell what he is doing to help vets? In fact, there is talk that the cost of health care for retired vets will go up significantly in the near future. How is that helping them?

        May 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
      • cb20103

        It's funny how taking care of veterans includes cutting a hundred thousand soldiers from the Army and reducing medical and dental benefits for the dependents of military personnel.

        May 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm |
      • YoYall

        How any vet in their right mind could vote Republican after coming home and seeing how their treated is beyond me, especially when you consider how Obama supports them and speaks up for their benefits like Bush NEVER did. Add to that the fact of how pathetically both Bush and Mittens dodged military service, and you wonder how any active military person could vote Republican either.

        May 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        RIGHT, SIR :) MY CONCERN IS THAT THE ARMY IS A WORLD APART, WHERE SUPERIORS REPRESS THE NEWS AND INFORMATION THE FOOT SOLDIERS GET :( ALSO THOSE SUPERIORS CAN SUPRESS THE ABSENTEE ARMY VOTES :( IF WE HAVE A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT, REPUKE COLONELS AND CAPTAINS CAN MANIPULATE SUCH VOTES :(

        May 27, 2012 at 12:11 am |
      • Steve Johnson

        You are about as ignorant and stupid and they come you dunmb MF! Pressident Bush did serve his country and wore the uniform you MF! You spout all this ignorant shit and it is obvious you are just one more coward who hides behind the internet spewing anti American BS. Your facts are so wrong anybody who does a fact check sees behind your BS! You and one other MF on this blog spew your ignorant BS. Come to San Diego you POS and see what a US military trained vet can really do. Hide and run away little girl! Your mother is a whore and you are a little bitch sucking on Obama's dick! FU! have the courage to say where you actually live and be a man. I know you will just say I am not a veteran and spew more right wing BS you coward!! Now go home to your daddy and FO!

        May 27, 2012 at 3:56 am |
      • NavyChief 2012

        I AM an ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER, and i can tell all of you that Obama is NOT on OUR Ballots!

        May 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
      • old bull

        You go ahead and follow Romney and support the wearing of magic underwear...

        May 27, 2012 at 12:14 am |
      • seidan1

        I'm not an Obama supporter but voting for Romney just because he's a "republican" is just stupid. The guy changes his position all the time and what has he ever done to help out any member of the military? The fact is Romney is a clown and has no idea what he's doing. I'm tired of all his "when I was in the private sector" rhetoric. The private sector and the decisions they made, I'm looking at you Wall Street, are what put this country in the financial problems we have been dealing with.

        May 27, 2012 at 12:45 am |
      • cobra129

        Really?, All that adoration form a few frames of film? Hmmmmm, me thinks you're argument is no different than outsoros's comment. Either way, obama will lose the Vet Vote, just a matter of how much.

        May 27, 2012 at 6:23 am |
      • rwdragon86

        Sorry, but I find very few who I serve with that would line up to meet the POTUS. He is of course the Commander In Chief and we respect the title but we are not exactly members of his fan club.

        May 27, 2012 at 6:55 am |
      • fromrrnm

        I live in a town with a military base. I can tell you MOST of the military men/women want Obama out. As for the look on their faces, military troops are warned NOT to make any negative remarks or looks when a President, regardless who that President may be, comes to visit. I belong to many veterans organizations. Obama has worn out his welcome.

        May 27, 2012 at 8:46 am |
      • Michael

        Hey drecrews. If you were in 22 years then you have a retired pension. You also can use the VA home loan and the Va re-employment program. You have great Va medical benefits.....A real 22 year veteran would know all of these programs have been in place for decades and have nothing to do with Obama, Bush or any one else in the near past. What gives?

        May 27, 2012 at 10:12 am |
      • John

        Just look at their faces you say? Well, they hand pick the people to stand behind him during his speaches. I was ordered to go to one of his speaches at Bagram. They stuffed us in the hangar and sealed all the doors after disarming us. The thousands of us had one 3 foot wide opening to get out in case of mortars. I saw the faces of my buddies during his speach. We wanted nothing more than to get out of there.

        And yes, I'll admit he got us out of Iraq. Exactly according to the timeline set by the Bush administration. Oh, did you notice we're still in Guantanamo?

        May 27, 2012 at 10:38 am |
      • Mcbob

        How can any vet vote for this guy? Any way you slice it, theres just nothing positive to say about Obama's policies. Nice guy who itals a good game but is in way over his head.

        May 27, 2012 at 10:47 am |
      • PJ Parker

        Fox News has removed their comments feature, so the right wingnuts can't post their hate and nonsense. Some tried at HP, but they get kicked out for violations of TOS.

        You make a good point, but I think it's lost on the right wing mythology purveyors.

        May 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
      • Charles Hughes

        I was a corpsman in a Marine rifle company in Korea in 1951, and a number of my old vet friends who watch FOX News and listen to Limbaugh and Hannity email me about how Obama is a Muslim, Nazi, witch doctor, even the anti-Christ. But many of them, some of whom are on the cusp of senility, are easy targets for the right-wing noise machine. It is encouraging that as the demographics of the nation are changing, so are they in the military. While many of us old guys are watching Fox News, many young service men and women are watching Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Bill Mahr. As Nam vets will recall, "The Times they are a' changing." But for vets of all generations I say, Semper Fi http://www.dochughesbooks.com

        May 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
      • youare pecial

        your right just about anyone can say those things . just look at you. if you like obama vote for him. i don't so i woulln't. ok with that?

        May 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
      • Randy

        What do you think would happen to a U.S. Serviceman or woman who didn't smile or clap or cheer when the Commander In Chief spoke? Can you say Court Martial? I knew you could.

        May 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
      • fred37ify

        If the vets like Barrack so much why are they disarmed when he visits their bases ? Fierst pres. we ever had that does that ! L O L !

        May 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
      • Mark

        Considering YOU probably don't have any service, you'd never understand. Those that you see behind him are their because they have been chosen due to their allegiance (most) to Obama. However, I can tell you that most, as myself who have served (23 yrs) and still as a govt civilian DO NOT admire, nor wish for his re-election. He has NO respect among those that understand his lack of capability to lead military personnel.

        May 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
      • mm

        Can't imagine a vet voting against their own best interests by voting for Romney, who btw, has all but promised another traditional war during each and every Republican debate.

        Mitt Romney = War Inc.

        May 28, 2012 at 7:27 am |
      • Mike

        Hey. If you were in 22 years then you have a retired pension. You also can use the VA home loan and the Va re-employment program. You have great Va medical benefits.....A real 22 year veteran would know all of these programs have been in place for decades and have nothing to do with Obama, Bush or any one else in the near past. What gives?

        May 28, 2012 at 8:36 am |
      • kbarton

        Funny that you think so, you know when Obama comes to SWA and you see his photo with soldiers, they are all staged, the soldiers have empty weapons, they are screened before being seen woith him to make sure they won't smack him or disrespect him. The military hates him except for the blacks, he will receive 35% of the vet vote, 30% balck and 5 % of the rest.

        May 28, 2012 at 9:55 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        USE YOUR BRAINS, THINK CAREFULLY. IT WILL NOT HURT YOU TO USE YOUR HEAD, PROMISE :) PRESIDENT OBAMA IS UNDER MAXIMUM SECURITY SCREENING. OTHERWISE THE CRIMINAL JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY RACISTS WOULD HAVE KILLED HIM.

        THAT IS WHY THE GUARDS THERE HAVE EMPTY GUNS OR RIFLES.

        WHEN WALKER BUSH VISITED THE SAME BASES, WAS IT A FLUKE? FAIR IS FAIR, IF YOU BLAME PRESIDENT OBAMA, THEN ALL PRESIDENTS ARE TO BLAME TOO :)

        IF YOU WERE HALF CHINESE AND WON THE CHINESE PRIEMER PRESIDENCE, YOU WOULD NEED SPECIAL GUARDING TOO :)'

        DO NOT THROW TURDS AGAINST INNOCENTS, WHILE YOUR ASS IS FILTHY WITH CRAP!

        May 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
      • k barton

        Obama comes to SWA and you see his photo with soldiers, they are all staged, the soldiers have empty weapons, they are screened before being seen with him to make sure they won't smack him or disrespect him. The military hates him except for the blacks, he will receive 35% of the vet vote, 30% black and 5 % of the rest.

        May 28, 2012 at 10:01 am |
      • BADGUY

        Romney says he'll start a war with Iran. How many MORE Americans will die in that one? As a Vietnam Vet, I think NO ONE in the military wants ANOTHER war. We DO need a professional corp that can train new recruits, should they be needed AND to act as the "first response" should an unforseen conflict break out. BUT..the brunt of military service SHOULD be borne by ALL Americans, not just the "professionals". Bringing back the Draft would be a BIG step in making EVERYONE bear the brunt of war. It would also give Romney's boys a chance to contribute to their country in ways, OTHER than, "helping Mitt become President"!

        May 28, 2012 at 10:03 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        DID HE? I READ HOW HE INSULTED RUSSIA, THEN CHINA. NOW GOES AFTER IRAN, ALL IN 3 OR 4 WEEKS? THAT IS ALMOST A WEEKLY NEW WAR! OLD SPAIN MADE THE GRAVE MISTAKE OF FIGHTING SEVERAL FRONTS SIMULTANEOUSLY. SPAIN DIVIVED INTO SERIOUS BANKRUPTCY. RESULT? THE SPANISH KING FELL AND SO DID THE NOBILITY.
        IS ROMNEY WHO IS BEHAVING LIKE AN ARROGANT KING, CRAZY, OR TOTALLY STUPID?

        May 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
      • R. SinclaIR

        Believe what you want but as a vet, I will not vote for Obama. With his plans for greatly reducing military personel and keeping the civilians is a recipe for disaster. He is willing to sacrifice the security of America. Add to that the fact that his policies are bankrupting the country. He has shown himself to be the worse president memory. Worse than even Jimmy Carter. Rant and rave all you want and you can try to blame all of Obama's failures, which there are many, on others. Which seems to be Obama's answer to everything.

        May 28, 2012 at 10:31 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WONDERFUL NEWS: PRESIDENT OBAMA WON 282 ELECTORAL VOTES :)

        LUCKILY, RUINED ROMNEY ONLY GOT 178 , HHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

        SO THE IDEA ONLY THE MILITARY VOTE IS GOING TO DEFINE THE ELECTORAL RESULTS IN NOVEMBER, IS VERY IMPROBABLE :)))))))))

        May 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        SO WHAT? PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS A HIGHER AMOUNT OF ELECTORAL VOTES THAN RUINED ROMNEY :)

        PRESIDENT OBAMA= 228 ELECTORAL VOTES.

        romney= only 178 electoral votes.

        AND THE GAP IS WIDENING:) BACK IN MARCH, TTHE GAP WAS ON 58 POINTS, NOW IT IS110 POINTS HIGHER :)

        VIVA PRESIDENT OBAMA! RA RA RA, SI SI SI, OUI, OUI, OUI.

        FAREWELL, MEET RUIN ROMNEY :_ GO SCREW YOUR LOVERS.

        May 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
      • Buckeyebubba

        This solder thinks the Obamunist-in-Chief sucks. Will NEVER vote for him, nor will any one I know. We fight to keep Marxist/Comunists/Socialists OUT of the White House, NOT to put them in there. Van Jones, Communist. Anita Dunn, Maoist Communist. Cass Sunstein, Marxist/Socialist. This entire administration is comprised of bottom feeders from the welfare sympathizer class. Just get he hell out of there and crawl back to your corrupt hole in Chicago. Do the nations favor and resign today.

        May 28, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
      • viaquest

        @WC you do realize that 27 percent is a very small # and if only 27% believe their commander in chief is doing a good job , well, thats horrible

        May 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
      • Dan

        You are completely moronic if you think Obama can gain widespread support from vets. Simply will not happen.

        May 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
      • PhiniusPhantom

        Shows your ignorance: there is utter disdain for an incoherent foreign policy, year-long deployments to "hostile" areas without a war declaration, and once again seeking to block military voting (because we're overwhelmingly conservative, although not necessarily Republican). There will always be a few exceptions, but generally libs don't join the military since our oath is to support and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Libs don't like gun ownership (2nd amendment), equal rights (they support special rights and special "classes" of people), and want to force us into sharing dorm rooms, tents, and showers with gays and not be allowed to complain unless we're kicked out for hate crimes. Libs prefer to send us to war, put little yellow support ribbons on their cars, and conveniently forget that we're dying because we can't actually conduct a war (since we're not actually defending the nation, but acting like some quasi-political-football cum police force) using methods that would end them quickly.

        August 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
      • Corey

        You do realize that the faces you see in the crowd of Soldiers are those that want to be there and that is not a true measure. If a Soldier does not want to go then he doesn't. Just like any other photo op or speech they load the deck with supporters and chose camera shots wisely.

        August 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
    • Jones

      And, I'm one of those and most of my family who are all vets... Nope won't be voting for Obama – and am ashamed of his speech to the airforce academy this week – shameful...campaigning during their graduation ceremony. He has not dignity.....

      May 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      HIGHLY IMPROBABLE, MANY SOLDIERS ARE AMERICANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT, THEY KNOW WELL THE HARDSHIPS THEIR PEOPLE HAVE HAD IN AMERICA. WALKER BUSH CHEATED THEM BIG TIME :( I DOUBT THEIR FORMER POLITICAL CONSERVATISM IS STILL THAT CONSERVATIVE. THE REPUKE LEADERS CAN DREAM THEIR POLICIES AND RACIST BELIEFS AWAY AND STAY HOME ON ELECTION DAY :))))))))

      May 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
      • Ted

        I've spoken with a lot of African Americans who are very disappointed with Mr. Obama. African Americans are hurting financially as much as anyone.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
      • USMC RETIRED

        Fact check!.....as for cutting the military budget, I really think you need to follow up that crap with the Tea Party, Republicans who wanted to cut spending across the board, including the military. Another fact check, when congress was pressured by congressional t-baggers enforcing the government shut down....Many including the military may have not gotten paid. So thank the T bagging Retards for opening their mouth on budget cuts when they cant even compromise on crap. Do your research and pay attention.....Obama! 2012

        May 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
      • Tony Rains

        Your attttude is part of the problem. I suppose you want reparations too? Well, the government has given trillions to try and improve the lot of African Americans and we're definitely even.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
      • joe

        Too much Kool-Aid there Wolf. We're gonna have to cut you off. Sorry. And Obama is a White-African-American.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:02 am |
      • Cally

        Mentioned many soldiers are of African American descent in the military. The oddest thing by watching all the great highlights and all the outstanding accomplishments of the war all the faces are of Caucasian race. CNN is good at this or is the demographic really made up as you say. I would almost believe if I did not live in this world and just arrived from outer Mongolia I would probably think pretty different. Hate that but definitely the way it looks. Bless all the troops god speed.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:54 am |
      • Joe

        I feel sorry for you and others like you that believe that way.

        May 26, 2012 at 10:44 am |
      • PATRIOT1JMC

        STAY HOME ON ELECTION DAY YOU SAID? YOU SOUND LIKE THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY TRYING TO STOP MY VOTE! I WISH YOU PUKES WOULD PUT A LIST OUT WHERE YOU WILL BE ON ELECTION DAY, CUZ, I WILL BE THERE!

        May 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
      • tjm07

        Care to innumerate how this president has made things better for the American of African decent in the military? I'd love to hear your talking point!

        May 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
      • Raymundo

        Why is this piece if crap president courting a vote he has no hope of getting and that he has spit in the face of in the past. He was against the interrogation techniques that brought Bin Laden down, but he has the gall to take credit for it when he had as much to do with it as the little old lady sitting at a slot machine has to do with winning the jackpot. He just happened to be sitting in the seat when the machine paid off. That's it!!!! Anyone who would vote FOR him is a racist or a moron, which one are you?

        May 26, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • jose

        The military complex is one bloated big government institution, for those who can't do the math, how many submarines are we using in afghanistan, how many of those new fighter planes? aircraft carriers? Alll those new toys that are the most advanced in the world are not even going to be used. And you say you're for cutting spending? I think you just feel like dummies for messing up Iraq and Afghanistan and you want to compensate that with more useless spending, that's looser talk.

        May 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
      • 40 acres

        OK Ted and Joe. please tell us all why any of these groups should vote for Mitt. Obama may not be able to make the Republicans act responsibly but what do you think Mitt will do?

        May 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
      • voodkokk

        He is as much white as he is black.

        May 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
      • cobra129

        With comments like that, no wonder you and your fringe elements will be hanging their heads come November......here's a clue, Romney wins the Vet Vote

        May 27, 2012 at 6:26 am |
      • DRagonchef

        Tahks for proving again the left has no real arguementsa so they go for the same tired and unfortunately sometimes belived racism – No matter what you say the only reasson Obama is in the WH is because of his skin- nothing to do with ideas or ability ( of which he has non and if was white would never have gotten past HIllary. When the left can do something without racvee division they may have a stand on till then race is all they can play and that helps them divide a country that Obama was suppose to unite

        May 27, 2012 at 9:31 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        YAWN,ZZZzzzzz, are YOU FINISHED, TIME FOR A NAP, BY RADICAL :))

        May 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
      • cleareye1

        Anyone that thinks using all caps increase the likelihood of being read is a complete idiot. There are too many comments here to read and the easiest to skip are the all caps ones...
        ...it is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. -WmSkspr

        May 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
      • BADGUY

        = Ted =African Americans are "hurting" economically because 30 years of Republican efforts to "offshore" manufacturing jobs and kill the labor movement in the United States. Obama just came in after the Republican's administered a final "coup-de-gras" with the MASS EXODUS of jobs to China under HWB! Thank the Republicans, NOT Obama, for the massive poverty in the Black (and White) community. Mitt will just continue their work!

        May 28, 2012 at 10:07 am |
      • R. SinclaIR

        To base your vote on race is stupid. Obama has shown himself to be a horrible president and African Americans know this. Obama has shown he will say or promise anything to get a vote and Americans know this and see that he is incapable of dealing with problems facing America. Obama only answer is to blame others for his failures.

        May 28, 2012 at 10:36 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I MEANT THERE IS A GROUP LOYALTY BASED ON SIMILAR CULTURE, BELIEFS, ETC. EVEN JUST LIVING IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD INSPIRES GROUP IDENTIFICATION. YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT :)

        GO BACK TO KINDERGARTEN :)))))))))))

        May 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        NOT REALLY. BUT WHY WASTE MY VALUABLE TIME ON FREAKS LIKE YOU?

        May 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • Corey

        Less then 20 percent identify themselves as African American in the Army. Not sure about the other forces.

        August 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
    • Ted

      The President is struggling for votes anywhere he can get them. The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll is not good news for Mr. Obama. Among middle-class, white voters who said they were struggling financially, Mr Obama trails Mr Romney 58 percent to 32 percent. The president cannot afford to be in such bad shape with voters who make up such a large proportion of the electorate, so he is trying everything. he should have thought about all this when in 2008 he over-interpreted his mandate and tried to restructure the society. He alienated business and investors and now the economy is going nowwhere due to lack of investment. Mr. Obama is in a very tight spot.

      May 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
      • Iamnotfooled

        LOL-- Have you seen the rest of the polls? Like women which Obama leads by 15%. And Latino's by 50%. Blacks 80%?

        May 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
      • drecrews

        OBAMA IS NOT STRUGGLING FOR VOTES ANYWHERE YOU NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT GROUPS ARE SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT AND YOU WILL SEE THAT HE DOESNT NEED MUCH HELP GETTING VOTES.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
      • voodkokk

        Those two replys just go to show how stupid these two posters are.

        May 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
      • Tim Rigney

        Remember, the Popular Vote counts for nothing. Zero. Literally 0.00000000000000000000%. All that matters is the vote of the Electoral College. Obama's significantly ahead in Ohio, Virginia and Florida right now and that's all he needs to win. If the election were held today Obama would win.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:35 am |
      • Mike Speakman

        Funny how a federal prisoner was able to pull so much of the W. Virginia Democratic primary, and several other states that others have done surprising well in their Democratic primaries. That doesn't bode well for the sitting president.

        May 26, 2012 at 2:09 am |
      • BeverlyNC

        Make up those poll numbers as you wrote your post? President Obama leads Romney in almost every poll and has strong support from veterans who President Obama has gotten out of the illegal and lie Bush wars, saw to it they have benefits and healthcare when they come home, have a new GI bill for education, have job hiring priority incentives with employers, help them with housing, and actually give a damn about them. Republicans just love to play war games with other people's children and spouses and in the Romney-supported "marvelous" Ryan budget – veteran healthcare, benefits, and even pensions are eliminated. Republicans don't care what soldiers experience or need as long as their defense contractor buddies make fortunes off needless wars. Romney already wants to bomb Iran but can't explain why or what evidence he is basing it on other than fear-mongering. Romney was a draft dodger and not one of his sons, who are all eligible have served in the Bush wars. VP Biden's son signed up immediately and did tours in Iraq before coming home and now serves as Attorney General in DE and fights for veteran rights.
        President Obama takes the lives of our soldiers and their families seriously. Republicans could care less just like they could care less about average Americans and our rights as workers, women, veterans, and even our Constitutional right to vote. They are so desperate they are cheating and passing voter suppression laws likely to be overturned since tthey violate the Voting Rights Act and our Constitution – but since when have Republicans cared about rights or our most important document of government? They make up their own rules and laws and all favor the rich and corporations who now own the Republican Party and the Supreme Court.

        Want the "land of the free and the home of the brave" and the American dream for those who work for it back? Throw out every single lying obstructionist Republican out of every local, state, and national office and watch America bounce back even more quickly with a Congress ready to actually serve We the People with the re-elected President Obama.

        May 26, 2012 at 5:07 am |
      • Rumsfeld

        Quit complaining about soldiers dying from IUD's
        We go to war with what we have,
        not what we need.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
      • 40 acres

        The economy certainly is going somewhere. And the direction is up instead of down like your party left him. Are you better off than you were four years ago....and before you answer check your 401K.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
      • donald

        Exactly!! Obama is not struggling for votes so that means many people should not head to the polling stations in Nov. Obama will win by a landslide! If you are an obama voter all you have to do is stay home and watch on tv. No need to go anywhere!! Grab a beer, holla at your hoes and kick back. PLease, stay home and relax. It should be fun!

        May 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
      • Badboy

        Right Ted! No one in their right mind would support such a lying piece of filth! I am a vet and I just want some one who
        loves this country again. I am sick of the divisive, racist, greedy, corrupt pieces of garbage that make up this administration!
        Holder, what a nut. Obama biggets creep of them all. Czars!

        May 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
      • leonard

        but do you want obama back in office cause he dont like whites what i hear and if you do want him back in good luck going to hell again people

        May 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
      • BADGUY

        I think you better check you polls again!

        May 28, 2012 at 10:09 am |
    • Greg

      If Obama is so great for us vets than how come the VA claims backlog has grown from 370,000 when he took office to last week's 903,000?????? I am a combat vet and have been waiting over FIVE YEARS for a claim. Do some homework (I have made it easy for you – see below).

      Obama has made great speeches about the backlog (last year at the American Legion):

      "We got to break the backlog of disability claims. I know that over the past year, the backlog has actually grown. But let me say this...when our veterans who fought for our country have to fight just to get the benefits that you’ve already earned, that’s unacceptable. So this is going to remain a key priority for us."

      As the figures from the VA (http://www.vba.va.gov/REPORTS/mmwr/index.asp) show conclusively – his "1500 temporary claims processors" aren't making any progress. Obama should step up like Truman and fix this ("The buck stops here.") but he does nothing as the chief executive of a failed veterans system.

      And you still think he deserves our support?

      Hot air, intentions but no action. Hell – he has yet to pass a budget and he had both the House and Senate in his own party.

      Wake up America! Quit drinking the cool-aid!

      May 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • BunnyBunny

      Obama reinstated the GI bill to pay for college. Veterans now can receive an additional $10,000 ($30,000 total) of supplemental insurance. Life Insurance was increased to $150,000 to $200,000. Obama administration requested an increase in soldiers' salaries.
      Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program was reinstated through the 2011 fiscal year, with an additional $1 million being allocated to services for homeless female veterans and veterans with children.

      On Obama's taxes the largest charitable donation was $117,300 to the Fisher House which gives housing to military families close to their loved ones.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
      • Lionel

        Amen. Thank you – great comment. I can't believe all the Republicans on here pretending to serve in the military. Why didn't Romney send any of sons to serve in the military.

        Latinos for Obama 2012

        May 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
      • Really Jersey

        He did not do well for veterans families with the Affordable Health Care Act. College age military dependents of active/retired veterans were denied the same care all civilian students started receiving from age 23- 26. After assurances that it would be fixed Mr Obama signed a bill that TRICARE will be offering those college students coverage...But veteran's children have to PAY $2,400.00 a year per student. The civilian students are retained at no charge on their parent's health care policies. Military families sacrifice a lot to serve, it looks like our President forgot the military are paid less than a third ofwhat civilians earn for the same work. I wonder how we will cope when our child turns 23 this year. TRICARE already sent us the letter telling us to pony up the money.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:32 am |
      • CrossedArrow

        The GI bill never went away.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:55 am |
      • termlimits

        Just another attempt at vote buying!!

        May 26, 2012 at 9:45 am |
      • PATRIOT1JMC

        THERE OBAMA GOES AGAIN TRYING TO BUY VETERNS VOTES! HE DOES NOT GET THEM LIKE BIDEN SAYS! THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE OF THE HIGHEST INTEGRITY ANYWHERE, THEY WILL NOT BE BOUGHT!!!! SO SAVE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR COMMI PROPAGANDA!

        May 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
      • PATRIOT1JMC

        FURTHERMORE, ROMNEYS SONS ARE NOT YET MILITARY AGE, WE WILL SEE.

        May 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
      • Guest

        1. The GI bill never went anywhere. President Bush passed a vastly expanded program to replace the Montgomery GI bill. President Obama had nothing to do with it.
        2. SGLI (Serviceman's Group Life Insurance) has always had differing benefit levels from $0 to $400k. It had that long before President Obama took office. There have been no significant changes to this program in recent years. All servicemen pay a premium every month for this coverage. It isn't free.
        3. H.R. 1171, the bill that created the Homeless Veterans Reintigration Program was sponsored by Senator John Boozman, R-AR in 2009. The program was never cancelled so it couldn't have been "reinstated" at any time. This also had nothing to do with President Obama.

        Did you even attempt to look up any facts?

        May 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
      • Scarface86

        Where are you getting your information? SGLI is currently $400,000 and has been at that level since 2005. You also need to look at a history of pay increases for the military. They get a pay increase almost every year.

        May 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
      • Chris

        Actually Senator Webb pushed for the new GI Bill back in 06 and 07 it just didn't go into effect until August 2009.

        May 26, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
      • Burgs

        Obama has not had the respect of those who recognize hard work and equality of opportunity. Keynesian philosophy and venture socialism will not work for those who have strived for independence. Romney will win!

        May 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
      • cb20103

        smallest increase in military pay in years. The Post 9-11 GI Bill was approved long before he was in office.

        May 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
      • cb20103

        oh and life insurance was increased under bush. It actually increased to 200,000 shortly after I enlisted in 2005.

        May 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
      • Be-be

        I love the spin Obama didnt reinstate anything he just continued and added aditional funds that were already law in the first place. they were never cancelled to be able to reinstate. (but I guess it sounds like he actually did somthing the way you tell it)

        May 27, 2012 at 9:51 am |
      • John

        Obama reinstated the GI Bill? What?! You're just making stuff up now. The GI Bill has been around since before I joined decades ago and it hasn't gone away so how on earth could he possibly "reinstate" it?

        May 27, 2012 at 10:42 am |
      • Chris

        Actually Senator Webb pushed for the new GI Bill back in 07 it just didn't go into effect until August 2009.

        May 27, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • Greg

        Argue this fact: When Obama too office the VA backlog for compensation claims was 307,000. Last week it was 903,000. I myself have been waiting over five years for a claim to be resolved. Obama's response – hire 1,500 temporary claims agents. Do the math Vets.

        May 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
      • derek

        He did not "re-instate" it. He signed into law a newer version of it. It may or may not be better than the other available, it just depends on an individuals circumstances.

        May 28, 2012 at 4:07 am |
      • derek

        Your facts are ALL WRONG!!!

        May 28, 2012 at 4:17 am |
      • Brian

        Bunny, Which G.I. Bill are you referring to? The post 9/11 G.I. Bill was signed in to law in June 30 2008. I'm pretty sure that President Obama was still Senator Obama at that point. SGLI has been at $400K for a while now...at least that's what they tell me it is when they take the fee out of my paycheck every month.

        May 28, 2012 at 9:48 am |
      • BADGUY

        Republicans TALK a lot about "supporting" the vets. But when it comes time to raise taxes on the Rich to support veteran benefits..."Oh...uh....uh...we've GOT to support our job creators...uh...uh...we can't raise taxes on THEM!...uh....uh....maybe next year?"

        May 28, 2012 at 11:02 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        RIGHT! THEY OPEN THEIR HOUSE FRONTDOORS AND INVITE ONE, BUT AS ONE APPROACHES, THEY SLAM THE DOOR SHUT :(((((((

        IT IS ALL POLITICAL FALSE APPEARANCE AND POSTURING. WALKER BUSH WAR WAS A FAKE. IT SEEMS HE DID NOT REALLY WANT TO CAPTURE BIN LADEN.

        May 28, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
      • viaquest

        you have no idea what your talking about

        May 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
    • fukntbaggers

      Your comment must be a joke!.

      May 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
    • James B

      I am a vet and I will happily vote for President Obama. He has managed the drawdown successfully, got OBL and is pulling our fine young men and women out of Afghanistan. Former Governor Romney wants to increase the DOD budget (against the wishes of the pentagon brass) and continue the wasteful wars. This is a no brainer.

      May 25, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
      • grif99999

        It was a wise decision for BO to continue the Bush policies concerning the wars to include the timeline to pull out of Iraq. It is strange he bashes W at every turn and he has done so well with the Bush policies.

        May 26, 2012 at 4:53 am |
      • Tim Rigney

        I'm voting for Obama but let's not drink too much Kool-Aide here. ;) He didn't "get" Osama bin Laden. U.S. Navy Seals did.

        May 26, 2012 at 9:17 am |
      • bob58

        griff – he didn't follow the Bush polocies ..... we were committed – by Bush – to leave troops there in Iraq through 2011 – this President ended Iraq as IMMEDIATLY after that committment was met – Just as promised. And stepped up the REAL WAR ON TERROR – Just as promised .... as shown by the 230 Drone strikes on Al Qeada the last 3 years vs the 20 Drone strikes on Al Qeada the previous 8 years.

        May 26, 2012 at 9:46 am |
      • DeTamble

        *** grif99999

        It was a wise decision for BO to continue the Bush policies concerning the wars to include the timeline to pull out of Iraq.
        ---------------------------------------------------

        And yet, every Republican running for President including Mitt Romney
        bashed Obama calling our exit from Iraq...............Dangerous.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • PATRIOT1JMC

        WHAT DIVISION TROOPER?

        May 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
      • 40 acres

        Right griff....if he had been Romney or McCain he would not have honored out agreement. The Republicans don't seem to feel that honoring an agreement is neccessary. I guess the question you should ask yourself is "if Romney is elected will HE honor our agreement with Afghanistan or will he dishonor America"? We know how he feels about big business promises to give pensions (he's against it....and likes to take that money for his services).

        May 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
      • DRagonchef

        Want to bet IF he manages to flimflam the voters for another term how fast the draw down will reverse? As a political move in an election year may work but once the voting over just like his promises in 08 you can bet will disappeeauity wil be he is same as was unhknowing vacationing campaigner (OK maybe not the later since can't run for 3rd term unless he can change or ignore the law as he likes to do- backk t ganizer with no know how

        May 27, 2012 at 9:35 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WORRY NOT :) RUIN ROMNEY IS THE KING OF FLIM FLAM :) OR DILLY DALLY :) PRESIDENT OBAMA IS CONSISTENT AND DELIVERS :) AMERICANS CAN SEE THAT :)

        THE HORROR BAND OF MEET RUIN ROMNKEY IS ALREADY GOING DOWN :)WITH A BANG, HAHAHAHAHAHA

        May 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
      • Barry

        Not only the drawdown but ending Iraq war. The one thing the Republican Vets are missing. Who started that war and why.....Check out the real truth. It sure wasn't due to weapons of mass destruction and the 911 time was used to go into the wrong place.

        May 28, 2012 at 7:05 am |
      • viaquest

        well lets look at your comment,.. "managed a sucessfull drawdown" that was exactly the time line set forth by President Bush..so Obama did nothing there,,."got OBL'.. with a decade of intelligence 8 years of which came under the Bush admin, then when they finally find him, Obama says ok and he get's credit for catching him? thats laughable, besides unless Obama moonlights as a member of team 6 he in no way got OBL remember he was watching it on T.V. which by the way that raid cost us relations with the only ally we had in the region, which shut down supply lines to our boys in afganistan causing more casualties of your brothers in arms, increased spending, and release of secret technology to china , which was sold to them by these former allies we used to have before Obama. as for military spending, you dud, if Obama cuts DOD spending he cuts benefits to Veterans, he cuts personel, he cuts R&D (thats research and development just in case you didn't know) he decreases pay raises for the enlisted, benefits for families , insurance, and basicly everything else , so you may want to rethink your position AFTER you actually do some research

        May 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
    • ﺶCHEﺶ

      Sick psychopath Christian!
      The Son of the Living God you claim to worship dearly was a COMMUNITY Organizer.
      FYI: COMMUNITY Organizers serves the NEEDS of the poor and those unfortunate ones amongst us as humans and do NOT as anything in return. Question: What are your services to the Devil Lucifer you worship and whose blood you drink every day to fill you with HATE?

      May 26, 2012 at 12:11 am |
      • Iamnotfooled

        Wow you need help. Take your meds.

        May 26, 2012 at 3:27 am |
      • NClaw441

        I will agree that in a sense Jesus was a community organizer. You know what He was NOT? A politician. He did not call for government to babysit citizens, too many of whom are totally unwilling to be responsible for themselves. He also called for separation of church and state (render unto Caesar, etc.)

        I always find it interesting to hear liberals point to Jesus when it helps their position, but to completely lock Him out when He calls for faith in God leading to salvation.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:13 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        YOUR JESUS DID SAY : "GIVE TO CESAR , WHAT BELONGS TO CESAR, AND TO GOD WHAT BELONGS TO GOD", PONTIOUS PILATE REALIZED THAT JESUS WAS NO GOVERNMENT DISRUPTER AND THEN PILATE WASHED HIS HANDS OFF THE WHOLE AFFAIR.

        BUT TODAY THE GOP, EVANGELIST AND TEA PARTY CANNOT; INSTEAD THEY NOMINATED A CULT FOLLOWER. WHAT CAN BE MORE TRESSPASSER OF WHAT YOUR JESUS SAID THAN NOMINATING RUIN R0MNEY?

        May 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
      • Lookwhoistalking

        Amen my brother, teach while you preach! "Forgive them Father, they no not what they do"

        May 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        OH, BOY...YOU ARE BEYOND HELP!

        May 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
      • Lookwhoistalking

        Jesus was a community organizer as well as spiritual politician, campaigning for the Holy Kingdom of God. Holding out both His left (The prince of darkness and right hand (King Jesus) . . . His left hand (death and destruction), His right hand (life everlasting) Don't get it twisted, Jesus was a politician and was campaigning, of whom, we rejected him, nailed hime to a cross and elected satan to rule over us.

        May 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
      • DRagonchef

        We can all see where the hate is- in you but hey the left keeps seeing itself and saying it is the GOP nothem that are causing all the trouble- its a mirror so see yourself – talk about religious zealot you sure sound like one

        May 27, 2012 at 9:37 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        NOT AT ALL . ACCURATE RE ASSESSMENT TEACHES US AMERICANS WHAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE LAST DEEP RECESSION. VIEWING THINGS REALISTICALLY IS NOT HATING. IT IS REALIZING THE REALITY AND TAKING STEPS NOT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES AGAIN.

        HATE IS AN EMOTION THE RELIGIOUS INVENTED. HUMAN ANGER IS NORMAL AFTER INNOCENT VICTIMS ARE ABUSED.
        WHAT DO YOU CONSERVATIVES THINK THE MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING CLASSES ARE MADE UP OF? PLASTIC?

        May 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
      • cleareye1

        It is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. -WmSkspr, when asked about using all caps.

        May 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
      • Randy

        I am not a mormon and don't agree with what they believe, but at least Romney believes in Jesus! At least he's not a MUSLIM like Obama is! If you tell me Obama is a Christian, then I don't want to believe in the same Jesus that Obama worships at Reverend Wright's church, and would still vote for Romney!

        May 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        PRESIDENT OBAMA IS A CHRISTIAN, LIKE YOU. INSTEAD IRUIN ROMNEY IS A MORMON. CRAP WITH THE COMPARISON YOU MAKE, THE MORMONS ARE THE FIERCE COMPETITORS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

        IF HE GETS AWAY FROM STEALING THE ELECTION LIKE WALKER DID WHEN HE STOLE THE GORE VOTE VICTORY,HE WILL RETURN TO MORMONISM. THE MORMOM SERVICES ARE A CULT AND CULTS NEVER LET GO OF THEIR FOLLOWERS.

        ROMNEY IS FAKING BEING A CHRISTIAN. YOU WILL REGRET YOUR NAIVETY THEN. I HOPE I AM WRONG..

        OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT, YESS, SI, VIVA, OUI :)

        May 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
      • derek

        Make the world a better place, eat a bullet.

        May 28, 2012 at 4:18 am |
    • Really Jersey

      I will not be voting for him.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:28 am |
    • LestWeForget

      Obama cuts military health care benefits, leaves unionized civilians untouched:

      Military personnel have voiced some understandable concerns about this little scheme, which could “severely impact efforts to recruit and maintain a high-quality all-volunteer military force.” Here’s why:

      Significantly, the plan calls for increases between 30 percent to 78 percent in Tricare annual premiums for the first year. After that, the plan will impose five-year increases ranging from 94 percent to 345 percent—more than 3 times current levels.

      According to congressional assessments, a retired Army colonel with a family currently paying $460 a year for health care will pay $2,048.

      Veterans will also be hit with a new annual fee for a program called Tricare for Life, on top of the monthly premiums they already pay, while some benefits will become “means-tested” in the manner of a social program – treating them like welfare instead of benefits for military service. Naturally, this is all timed to begin next year and “avoid upsetting military voters in a presidential election year,”

      http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=49819

      May 26, 2012 at 9:09 am |
    • Rick

      Could not agree more. Must be going after the "Vetinarian" vet vote because this counrty has gone to the "dogs" since this clown was put in office, woof!!!!

      May 26, 2012 at 9:34 am |
    • bob58

      I know a number of vets who won't vote for the guy who dodged the draft from the war they faught... they'd much rather have the guy who got Bin Laden.

      May 26, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • SKentsan

      If you're a vet and vote for this POS you should be p*ss tested.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • memo2

      Youre right get down with this regime.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
    • Gene

      I AM a USMC vet who has served from Vietnam all the way through Desert Storm (1969 – 1991). The only thing I find funny is how Willard changes more than chameleon, and the idiots who buy into his BS.

      May 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • Meki60

      I approve of this comment

      May 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        OF COURSE YOU DO INSIDE YOUR RACIST REPUBLICAN OR EVANGELIST DISTRICT/STATE! DONT YOU GET BORED OF THE SAME BORING DISCRIMINATORY ENVIRONMENT? I GREW UP IN ONE, AND I WAS SO BORED AND AFRAID!

        May 26, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WAUT A SECOND, YOUR BIBLE USED TO CLAIM THEIR JESUS SOUGHT NO PROFITS. IF SO, AND GIVEN THE MILLIONS PRESIDENTS USUALLY GET, HIS BEING IN POLITICS MADE YOUR JESUS A SPECULATOR!

        May 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
    • Meki60

      I agree and hope you are correct. Obama is a charlatan

      May 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
      • 40 acres

        I believe you missread the comment. Not too surprising.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
    • fred37ify

      Barrack is the first presdent we ever had that isn't safe on a military base ! Too funny ! This guy don't really think the military likes him , does he ?

      May 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
    • cleareye1

      And I know many more that support what he has tried to do, despite the Republican's "trash the economy so we won't have a black guy in the White House" policy.

      May 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • Pitbull

      Well I do know several Marines, for real, and they said Obama is a lying joke and will not vote for him. I also live next door to a Cournel in the Army and she said no one in her Patoon will vote for him. I will not vote for him either.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
    • Norm Ross

      Here is one vet that is voting Obama.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
    • old bull

      Not this vet. Romney had his chance to serve his country and he ran to France. He has how many sons?- but none serve their country.. Obama 2012!

      May 27, 2012 at 12:17 am |
    • old bull

      So we can vote for Romney? The guy that sent American jobs overseas so companies can make a few more dollars? No thank you! This vet will continue to support President Obama.

      May 27, 2012 at 12:19 am |
    • army guy

      I have been active duty miltary for 8 years and have done 3 combat deployments. Trust me. Soldiers hate Obama. We think he is weak and his policies have killed more soldiers in Afghanistan in his 3 years than Bush did in his two terms.

      May 27, 2012 at 6:54 am |
    • Chuck in Jasper, Ga.

      I am a medically retired soldier. I served over 20 years all active duty. There is no way in hell I would ever vote for a Republican. I study history. I do not pander to rhetoric like Republicans, that haven't enough sense to look at history and see what "Republican" leadership does to the military. Historically, Republicans hide the truth from Americans about how things are going when armed conflicts are concerned and the use of our military. Republicans have no problem with starting wars that have no strategy to actually accomplish something and bring that action to a close as expeditiously as possible. Republicans would just as soon America be involved in armed conflicts somewhere in the world at all times. Republicans think it necessary for the U.S. to play world cop. I do not. Let the rest of the world straighten out their own problems, we have enough to deal with within our own borders that are not getting the attention or the funding that is needed. You do not go to your neighbors home and provide them with housing, medical treatment, nor do you burn down your neighbors home then rebuild it before taking care of your own family.

      May 27, 2012 at 9:36 am |
      • TheMagusNYC

        God bless you Chuck, and your family, which also has paid a high price for misguided GOP policies.

        May 27, 2012 at 9:48 am |
      • hoclerk

        The "world cop" policy was developed immediately after WW2, and was pretty much supported by both parties – it doesn't belong to Republicans or Democrats. The principle was simple and correct – if you can police problems around the globe and keep them from developing into major international confrontations, they you can avoid bigger wars. It involved getting the UN and others to cooperate, but relied most heavily upon the US as the only democratic major power with the wherewithal to get the job done. Whether you agree with it or not, it has enjoyed success. If you think things are bad now, you should consider how much worse they would be if major wars were breaking out all over the globe.

        The available evidence for war in Iraq, regardless of whatever hindsight the ignorant might like to apply to it, was more than sufficient to justify the decision that was made. What was done wrong in Iraq was not sending in the true number of troops required to stabilize the country and re-establish a rule of law. Hindsight there is that we should have sent in at least another 100,000 troops, protected the infrastructure properly – immediately – and established a rule of law which could be safely passed back to the Iraqis. Iraq remained unstable because political leaders – both the Bush White House and Congress – failed to recognize the size of the undertaking.

        History repeated itself in 2009 in Afghanistan. The Obama White House delayed and dithered an additional six months before finally authorizing only half of the troops his military advisors told him were needed to make a serious and successful surge. We lost time, and threw only half the needed resources at the problem. The result was a less reliable surge effort that could clean out, but couldn't stay and secure different areas – leading to renewed fighting in areas already once cleared out. This diversion of resources has damaged the security in Afghanistan, led to more deaths of US soldiers, and made extending that war – presuming we still want to stabilize the region – an absolute necessity. Instead though, since Obama wants to be able to simply claim success and get credit for withdrawing our troops, he's told our Taliban enemies exactly when we'll depart, and committed to leave on a schedule THAT MAY HAVE BEEN REALISTIC IF HE'D ORIGINALLY AND TIMELY SENT IN A PROPER FORCE OF SURGE TROOPS, BUT THAT IS NO LONGER REALISTIC NOW. Of course, he doesn't understand any of this, and he really doesn't care. Obama is just an ideologue whose entire purpose in presidency is to change the structure of American society into a government dominated "social entitlements" philosophy. Dealing with the wars has been nothing but an annoying distraction to him, while he tries to force his transformational social programs down American throats.

        He is completely ignorant of what it takes to properly command a military, and he is equally ignorant what it takes to drive an economy. He is only about delivering social programs and – in his own words – "redistributing the wealth". Pure thug mentality in my book. How did we ever elect this incredible loser to lead the nation?

        May 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
      • Greg

        Huh – Lincoln was a Republican. Get your facts in ofder.

        May 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I AGREE THAT THE REPUBLITARDS CUT THE ARMY BUDTGET, IN SPITE OF THE URGENT WAR NEEDS. I READ THERE WERE NO SOCKS FOR U.S. SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN UNDER WALKER BUSH:( AND THAT COUNTRY HAS VERY COLD REGIONS :(

        PLUS I PRINTED NEWS OF HOW THE REPUKE CONGRESS CUT DOWN ARMY FUNDS, IN SPITE OF THEWALKER BUSH SCARCITY :(

        VETERANS NEED TO LEARN WHAT REALLY WENT ON WHEN THE GOP AND EVANGELISTS GOVERNED.

        May 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
      • mike

        You sir, are neither a soldier (or retired soldier) .You are also not an accurate historian. But enjoy your holiday, Democratic Troll.

        May 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
    • TheMagusNYC

      Vets know who sent them to battle for no good reasons; who separated them from their families for all the wrong reasons, and which candidate threatens to continue these failed policies.

      May 27, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • daryl

      I am one veteran who will not be voting for this failed president.

      May 27, 2012 at 10:56 am |
      • cleareye1

        ...and I am one who will.

        May 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
      • Larry L

        Twenty years means you bailed before doing the strategic-level work. President Obama has done a magnificant job as Commander-In-Chief. He is the terrorist's worst nightmare. How can you dispute that fact?

        May 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WHY?

        May 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
    • Jackson

      Fine, let them vote for Romney and end up at war with Russia. After all, Romney says Russia is our biggest threat.

      May 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        D0 YOU LIVE IN THE RUIN ROMNEY MAD HOUSE? YES? IT FIGURES.:( SO IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR DEFICIT, HOW WILL MORE FOREIGN WARS BE FUNDED? WITH YOUR TAXES? OR WILL YOU SHUT DOWN ALL NEEDED PUBLIC SERVICES? INCLUDING OUR ARMY?

        FOREIGN TERRORISTS ARE WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO CATCH US WEAKENED, RUIN ROMNEY IS COMMITTED AS HE SAID "FINISH THE WAR WITH RUSSIA" IS HE NUTS? RUSSIA HAS NUCLEAR BOMBS, SO DOES CHINA. DOES HE PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA A DESERT. NO PEOPLE, JUST EMPTY DESTROYED STREETS. LIKE BERLIN AFTER THE ALLIES BOMBED IT?

        NO, THANK YOU. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RIGHT AND DIPLOMATIC. NO NEED FOR A WILD COWBOY LIKE MEET RUIN ROMNEY!

        May 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      Sure, that's the kind of racist and envious comments I'd expect from a low life confederate loser like you! Envy and jealous that President Obama has represented America so eloquently, sucessfully restoring our image and trust in the world and sucessfully digging America out of the gutter of the failed GWB era to move America forward! Thank you President Obama! Veterans for Obama/Biden 2012!

      May 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I ENDORSE PRESIDENT OBAMA, HOW DID YOUR REPLY END UP IN MY MAIL?

        May 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
      • derek

        Obama is 1/2 black and 1/2 white. Which 1/2 is he being racist about????

        May 28, 2012 at 4:20 am |
    • PJ Parker

      I know you're a liar. You've never been in the military. You don't know what you're talking about. You spam the discussion boards to promote right wing propaganda.

      This weekend is Memorial Day. You, masquerading as a Veteran of the United States is an insult to all American Veterans. You would be entitled to have an opinion, but you are not entitled to use discussion boards to promote lies and hate and right wing propaganda in the name of the Veterans of the United States.

      "You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any CNN employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; "

      TOS violation: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/show/?s=generalcomments&hdln=4

      May 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • Southern Christian

      Pretty clear to see 'ol Josh has been re-indoctrinated in the belly of the beast Georgetown.

      May 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • Larry L

      As an old Colonel of 34 years active duty I can dispute your claim. President Obama has served magnificantly as Commander-In-Chief. He listens to his Joint Staff, makes wise and mature decisions, uses technology, applies intelligence information and kills terrorists. Such an improvement over the last foolish cowboy!

      May 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
      • Ronnie

        Larry, not only are you naive, you are a liar. There is no military officer above the rank of O3/CW2 or enlisted soldier above the rank of E6 that would agree with you. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that you were never in the military. I am an active duty CSM. If you were my colonel I'd be embarrassed to let anyone know.

        May 28, 2012 at 1:17 am |
    • Ronnie

      I am an active duty soldier. I have been since 1986. This current CINC has absolutely nothing to do with the war in Iraq or Afghanistan as far as I'm concerned. He is a horrible commander in chief. It makes me want to vomit to have to follow his orders.

      My fellow military service members and veterans, please stand up and vote this man out of office in November before he destroys the country further. The wars are coming to an end no matter what. So, let's end the reign of fiscal and economic terror this man has waged before we don't have a country to go home to.

      CSM "Ronnie"

      May 28, 2012 at 1:11 am |
      • Jet

        CSM Ronnie, I am a Vietnam vet US Army, screw you Ronnie you are a fool. Good luck with the CSM crap you know where to shove it.

        May 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
    • kbarton

      Obama will recieve about 35% of the military vote which equals to 100% of the black military vote and 5 % of the rest of the military. He has done nothing for the military except lower the discipline by allowing gays to be gay openly which opens a huge problem for the military. Of course the commanders can't speak out because of retribution but if you take a now and then look at the military you see a tremendous difference in the general attitued of the common soldier, not for the better. Now, instead of Clintons stress card idea, you will see "I'm gay don't be hard on me flash cards" lol. All because of the first gay black wanna be prez.

      May 28, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • nolimits3333

      Obama saved the country from another Great Depression, rebuilt GM, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall Street, doubled the stock market, created 10 straight quarters of GDP growth, created 27 straight months of private sector job growth, got Bin Laden, got Gaddafi, and got us out of Iraq.

      And now with the automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2012, Obama has solved the deficit problem as well.

      Obama has done a very good job.

      May 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • Mark Glicker

      Pre presidential military service is a big plus for anyfuture commander in chief.

      May 30, 2012 at 11:48 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        REPLY TO OUTSOROSOBAMA: DON'T YOU GET TIRED OF INSULTING OUR AMERICAN PRESIDENT OBAMA?

        May 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  2. Lionel

    I know a lot of veterans who support the president. They are concerned that rich Republicans send them off to war and do nothing for them when they return home. Look at all the focus Obama has had on veterans over the last 3.5 years.

    Veterans are also upset that none of Romney sons has served in the Military. Romney also went off to France to volunteer instead of serving in Vietnam. What a traitor.

    Remember Obama's grandfather was part of Patton's army.

    Obama / Biden 2012

    May 25, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • oustsorosvanjonesobama

      I laugh at your desperation, be mindful of our military's vote that don't get counted this time and which states reject them!!!
      Sadly obama is themilitary's biggerst joke!!!

      May 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
      • BunnyBunny

        Republicans: They love soldiers and fetuses. But only until a soldier leaves the military or a fetus leaves the womb. Then they're on their own.

        May 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
      • 2020

        Sadly, the joke is on you!!! Grateful the country is safe because the commander and chief is on guard for his fellow citizen. Nobel committee was right on their decision. You can put 10 Romney on the job, he won't know which direction is Russia located.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:55 am |
      • grif99999

        2020. Please tell us why you think the Nobel committee made the correct decision?

        May 26, 2012 at 4:55 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        laugh now fool, those who laugh last get the best laugh :) jajajajajjajajaj

        November 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        SAME CORRUPT TACTICS BUSH JR. USED TO STEAL THE ELECTIONS FROM AL GORE: STOLEN ABSENTEE VOTES :( IT FIGURES, ROMNEY HAS NO IMAGINATION, HE KEEPS USING OLD DIRTY A LA BUSH STYLE :(

        November 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
      • DeTamble

        **** biggerst joke!!!

        Tells me everything i need to know about the poster.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
      • Raymundo

        2020 please pull your head out!!! You're going to suffocate. The Nobel Committee selecting Obama is like the head of NASA saying he has been abducted by aliens. In one fell swoop ALL credibility is gone! Can anyone possibly respect the Nobel Committee ever again? Most (nearly all) nominees YES absolutelyu, the committee itself, not a chance!

        May 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
      • donald

        Bunny.........lins hate the fetus but love the serial killers. That is why they argue so hard to spare a convicted murderer from death row. Great job.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
      • daryl

        +1!

        May 27, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        NOT IN THE REAL WORLD, FOR ALL U.S. SOLDIERS, FORTUNATELY :))))))))))

        May 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • jerry

      check with the troops overseas who have fire restrictions and other BS (like LBJ did)...you need to learn to think for yourself.

      May 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      What does his grandfather have todo with it? Obama never served at all himself, he smoked weed, did coke and hung out with socialists instead.

      May 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
      • ﺶCHEﺶ

        Did G. Bush or Dick Cheney SERVE?
        G. Bush STILL smoked POT in the White house. Do you know the reasons why POTHead G. Bush doesn't get along with his own father Bush, Snr? Seek help and STOP giving STD's to your little ones in the middle of the night.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:16 am |
      • Really Jersey

        Do not forget Reverend Wright.

        May 26, 2012 at 2:32 am |
      • Meki60

        they did not have a system in Kenya

        May 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
      • Be-be

        Both Bush's did Cheney dodged the draft so many times well.....

        May 27, 2012 at 9:45 am |
      • CLAUDE SHEPHERD

        i would like for koolaid kid know when obama smoke dop took drugs i have never know people like these talk about a pres. like they do now it is disgrace to our country

        May 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
      • BADGUY

        And Romney? Running around France while the rest of us went to war!

        May 28, 2012 at 10:24 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        LOOK, THIS A DEBATE ABOUT POLICIES TO HELP AMERICA RECOVER AND REELECT PRESIDENT OBAMA:)

        RUIN ROMNEY IS ONLY A CONTENDER WITH VERY WEIRD BELIEFS AND PLANS.

        May 28, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
      • BADGUY

        There was NO draft when Obama reached 18. Not so with Mitt. HE "slipped out the back door" and went to France. Ah..the benefits of being "religious". He sure didn't follow any religious teachings when he took over companies, stole their assets, robbed their workers of their pensions and their jobs...just to make HIMSELF richer (to the tune of 250 Million $'s).

        May 28, 2012 at 10:55 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        THOUSANDS OF ME GENERATION YOUTHS DID. I BET YOU DID TOO. I DID NOT, YOU CAN TRUST ME IN THAT. I DISLIKE EVEN SMOKING REGULAR CIGARRETTES :)

        CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR BORING TUNE?

        May 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        yOU ARE NOT PRESIDENT OBAMA, SO YOU DID NOT LIVE HIS LIFE AND YOUTH, NEITHER HAVE YOU READ HIS BOOKS. THE ONE WHO ESCAPED THE DRAFT WAS ROMNEY, YOUR NOMINEE. APART FROM THAT DID YOU SERVE IN VIET NAM?

        November 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • Jones

      no we're not concerned that romney's sons haven't served. we're concerned that the cif doesn't have a clue and uses every opportunity to campaign ... anyone in the white house is better than bo.

      May 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        Well, if you are not concerned the romney sons have not served, why are you after a young Obama who was also underage ? The reality is that the draft ended, but jobless youths registered to at least get some pay. They tragically paid with their lives, or limbs (those who were killed) :(

        November 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
    • zigge

      That's right .go ahead and wast your vote on the two biggest" DEADBEAT, LOSERS" in America.

      May 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
      • Patrick from Minnesota

        You are quite right. Mitt Romney is a deadbeat and a loser.

        May 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        describing the low nominees the gop picked, is true and well-known; rather the corrupt luxury the sons and daughters of romney and ryan have cost America the loss of millions of youths and gals :( the money they will inherit is cursed!

        November 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION, SIR. THE REPUKE ELITE DID COMPROMISE AND DESTROY THE LIVES OF OUR SOLDIERS, PLUS MAIMING OTHERS :( ALL THE TRIPS BUSH WALKER MADE WERE TO WAR BASES IN THE MIDDLE EAST WERE JUST A LIE. OUTSIDE IT LOOKED LIKE SOLIDARITY, BUT AT THE BOTTOM IT WAS PURE PROPAGANDA :(

      May 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
      • Fearless Freep

        George Dubbya Bush and his plastic turkey.
        Bet the troops loved that one.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
      • cleareye1

        "It is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing." -WmSkspr, when asked about using all caps.

        May 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
    • Steve Johnson

      Sounds like from the tone of your post you sir never served one day on active duty. Highly doubtful you could make it through one day in bootcamp. Why is people like you feel you can speak for those of us who served our country and those who are now "standing the watch". Just like most civilians you sir are ignorant and speak from your back side! I find your post devoid of any actual facts! Just another liberal spewing BS!

      May 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
    • KM

      I'm active duty military and I won't vote for him. He'll say ANYTHING to get elected. Underneath it all, he is a Democrat and when it comes time to cut, he'll start with the military.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
      • juan

        U sound like the people that elected george w bush for a second term thinking that he did great and then looked at wat happened. Well thats exactly wats gojng to happen if u vote for romney

        May 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
      • ﺶCHEﺶ

        Coward solider your commander GATES and John McCain agree with Pres. Obama to CUT military WASTE. This country can NO LONGER support your Military Welfare Checks anymore. Get a REAL job and like a cry-baby, stop seeking additional attention after service but move on like the rest of us. Your attention seeking propaganda like 4-yr. old girly makes US ALL SICK.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:22 am |
      • 40 acres

        So you like Romney because he wants to increase the millitary? Got news for you....that ain't military personnel, it's military spending for ships and stuff....you know, those things his "friends" make. You know anything about Iran....better start learning.....it's where Mitt wants to send you.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
      • NavyChief 2012

        I agree with you KM, and this commie F–kstick that keeps posting should die, cause he's retarded as they get. I want my tax money back that he's hoarding from welfare. Yes you, ~che~ what ever-the-fu-k We have been killing your arabic brethren for years now trying to stop people like you from reproducing. Take things into your own hands and go see your 1000 virgins or what ever....

        May 27, 2012 at 12:08 am |
      • BADGUY

        When I was in the service, the tax money went into the pockets of the military-industrial CEO's....NOT me. We had 40 year old aircraft (that the military didn't want any more and LEFT on the battle field when hostilities ended). Wake up! Military spending increases the wealth of the Super Rich. It DOESN'T protect you!

        May 28, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • voodkokk

      Like they said in Waterboy, are you stttttuuuupid? You have a democrat president and a democratic congress and you blame the war on the republicans.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
    • Mike Speakman

      Obama himself was too cowardly to server, what a joke that he now stands over the destruction of America.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:13 am |
    • Mike

      If your afraid you might be called to war I suggest your in the wrong business! I served 6 years and alway new war was a possibility.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • cleareye1

      Most real vets have not forgotten the Cheney years, and the Bush pointless wars that were put on the credit card.

      May 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
    • Chuck in Jasper, Ga.

      I am one of them. Medically retired with over 20 years active duty service. There is no way in hell I would vote for a republican.

      May 27, 2012 at 9:42 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        PATIENCE, MY FRIEND, WE WILL GET THERE :) YOUR POST IS INSPIRING, KEEP ON TRUCKING! AND MAKE SURE TO GO OUT AND VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, THANK YOU :)))))))))

        May 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • TheMagusNYC

      Got that right, my friend. Bless you!

      May 27, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  3. mikle

    Let,s be open for truth – Obama is not what we pay for.

    May 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  4. John

    My brother-in-law is in the military as a high ranking officer. He won't discuss politics and I do not have a clue on how he will vote.
    I was very surprised when Colon Powell did not come out in support of Obama. He also did not put his support behind Romney. At this point for the sake of the country we need a split ticket – Romney/Powell? Romney/Hillary? 4 more years of what we had with Obama – or 4 more years of what we had with Bush will destroy us.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • John

      Colin Powell is for Obama still....He voted for him last time, and after we have dismantled Al Queda and killed Bin Laden.......and just last week Powell agreed with Obama's stance on gay marraige.....It is an absolute lock, Powell will come out for Obama once again..............

      May 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NOPE,PRESIDENT OBAMA PRESIDED THE TOUGHEST TIME OF INITIAL RECOVERY, THAT HAS BEEN SLOWED-DOWN AND OBSTRUCTED BY THE CONSERVATIVES. IF IT WERE NOT FOR THEIR TERRIBLE, NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMAL, OUR FULL RECOVERY WOULD BE CLOSER.
      '
      IT LOOKS LIKE RUIN ROMNEY IS COMMITTED TO CAUSE ANOTHER WALKER BUSH RECESSION THAT WILL QUICKLY BECOME A DEPRESSION LIKE THAT OF 1920 :( HOPEFULLY, WITH YOUR VOTE, PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL WIN REELECTION:)))))))))))

      May 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
      • crazyvermont

        you are either drinking kool aid or are poorly educated. You only need to go back to Carter era to see much worse economical times. 20 % plus interest rates, double digit unemployment, and long gas lines. You are an example of today's educational system and the illiterates it produces

        May 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
      • Tom

        ummm.....depression of 1920??????

        May 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
      • fukntbaggers

        I agree the GOP/ TBaggers are out to destroy the little that's left with the middle class & the poor class!. Romney is a theif and wants to run this country as a business that fails, now if claims he's such an American patriot then why is he hiding his money in foriegn country banks?.

        May 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
      • OwenNoOne

        Sorry but your lovechild was aided and abetted by a senate and house that had complete control of this country. They never needed one Republican vote and gloated about it. When the republicans took the majority in the House, your lovechild told the world he didn't need Congress anyway.

        You own this one.....no go nurse your lovechild....he needs suckling.

        May 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
      • Fearless Freep

        *** You are an example of today's educational system and the illiterates it produces

        The most illiterate states are all red, as in Republican.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • cleareye1

        Stop with the all caps! You only hurt your cause, it's like screaming at the dinner table. The depression started with the crash of 1929 and didn't end until we got busy in WW2. National economies are very delicate structures and we allowed the parasites to feed too long then and we are doing it again now. We need serious restrictions on market trading at all levels in order to control the natural instinct for greed. Hopefully, Obama will win big and spend his well earned second term putting the screws to the Wall Street leaches.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
      • 40 acres

        Crazyvermont, I'm really not sure what educational system you are the spawn of but we have the lowest interest rates in history, single digit unemployment and I don't have to wait at all for gas. I have no idea what you are talking about.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
      • sue mc

        where the end of these wars that bush started from treason, lies, The terrosit we did have they all had visas. Where is the sealing of our borders? We have wars because the NWO elites want the whole world in there shopping cart. As long as we ppor and middle class go fight there wars there happy, do you see there kids serving NONE. We need to vote all parties out demo ad repub, ban all lobbying and term limits for all. 2 terms and your gone. rom eny obama the saem more wars more police state and push for the NWO agenda-time for new parties

        May 27, 2012 at 5:26 am |
      • rwdragon86

        You are seriously ignorant. The Great Depression started in 1929. Under President Roosevelt it lasted until WWII which the U.S. entered in 1941. You are obviously a big cheerleader for Obama but seriously, leave a little room for honest criticism.

        May 27, 2012 at 6:52 am |
    • GauisCaesar

      That would be disasterous as the VP would become another de facto Minority Speaker. We need a centrist President that is willing to compromise. If that were the case, instead of this extremely left-of-center President, parties wouldn't decay to their extremes.

      May 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • TheMagusNYC

      How on earth could a Romney serve as Commander in Chief, when none of his 5 rich sons has been inspired to serve our great nation?

      May 27, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  5. oneangryamerican

    Sorry, but Obama hasn't done that much for veterans. Any president who cuts the military strength and cuts the military budget is fool. Clinton did it, and now Obama. Bush sure as hell didn't do veterans any favors by starting conflicts. I say conflicts because what we did in Iraq wasn't a war, it was a glorified police action. No president has done the veterans any favors since world war 2. And don't tell me that Obama's grandfather served under Patton. I applaude Obama's grandpa, but not him. He didn't serve, so he is about as much as a coward as Romney is. The bottomline is politicians, be it democrat or republican, could give a darn about us. They want to cut our pension, even privatizing it, make the elderly pay more for medical bills. and expect us to go to the broke down, bureaucratic ran VA for assistance. That's crap. Believe in whatever you want. At the end of the day, the politicians will lie, tell you want you want to hear, and do nothing. That's why I won't be voting for the president again.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  6. John

    Here is a story we won't see here on CNN... I wonder why?

    Contrary to the claim of Massachusetts DEP Commissioner Ken Kimmell in a recent Boston Globe article, the noise and adverse health effects produced by a wind turbine in the town of Falmouth are not unique. In fact, wherever wind turbines are constructed too close to homes, people suffer from the noise, the consequent loss of sleep, and other chronic impacts.

    The Boston Globe reported on May 16, 2012 that one of the two town-owned wind turbines in Falmouth, known as Wind I, is to be shut down temporarily due to excess noise.

    Wind Turbine Syndrome experts consider 1.25 miles to be the minimum safe distance between homes and wind turbines, recognizing that serious health effects may also be experienced by people living up to six miles away or more.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • oustsorosvanjonesobama

      Thank you for that information!!

      May 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
    • Andy

      So lets stick a Coal powered plant so you can keep your hearing but lose your health from a compound of destructive properties of the system in which case you'll begin losing more sleep. Or an oil powered plant so you get similar complications minus the radiation problem coal plants tend to have. Or natural gas. Same thing just "less" polluting than the other 2.

      No system is perfect of course but if it being "loud" is it's biggest flaw that is a pretty minor issue. We really need to move away from relying so heavily on fossil fuels and work on better alternatives or at the very least support our current infrastructure with wind and solar options.

      May 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        THAT IS LIFE: TAKE SOME, LOOSE SOME. THE WORLD IS NOT PERFECT. STILL, FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES GIVE US A CHOICE.

        WHICH IS THE BEST ALTERNATIVE? HOW TO PAY LESS , WITHOUT CUTTING VALUABLE, NEEDED SERVICES...LIKE HEALTH REFORM SERVICES?

        WHY ALLOW A TINY PERCENT OF MILLIIONAIRES KEEP MONEY AND PAY LITTLE TAXES?

        May 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
    • crazyvermont

      wrong thread but as a person who has constructed a 2.5 mega watt tower on my land over five years ago, you are mis informed. The turbine sits less then 1000 feet from my home and while there is a hum, it certainly isn't something which harms me or my family:)

      May 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
    • Patrick from Minnesota

      Because this obviously has to do with how veterans vote...

      May 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
  7. Veteran Woman for Obama

    As a 24 year veteran I'm voting for the president for a second term, so are my veteran friends. When people say this president will destroy this country but don't list facts behind the statements I find them to be empty just like Willard Mitt Romney.

    May 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  8. mikef

    I have yet to even meet more than a handful of soldiers that admit to having supported Obama in the past or who will in the future. I suppose they're out there, but find it exceedingly hard to believe that he's going to cash in on them. He would have been better served if he could have fixed the economy enough so they would have had jobs to come home to rather than try to sell himself as vet friendly.

    May 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  9. paul

    I like the way he states how much he loves the veterans and miltary, while at the same time taking the ax to military, cutting personnel and encreasing the number of unemployeed. Let alone his dealing with Russai and placating them. He does not confront China and their growing military and expanding presence in Southeast Asia and the Panama Canal region. He is more interested in a "civilian force". I believe that is constitionally illegal. But then again he has completely ignored the constition on everything else, so why not tha too?. As a 20 year combat veteran, I don't see how any veteran or active duty member can support an individual who has been so dishonest and two faced from the beginning. One of his first proposals was to decrease veterans benefits and under his tenure veterans are paying more for ihealth care. Don't believe "two-face" What you hear out of one side is completely opposit from the other. Remember what his wife said..as Barrack nodded yes................................."The internet was buzzing this week with video of First Lady Michelle Obama apparently showing extreme disrespect to the American flag at a ceremony in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. As police and firefighters fold the flag to the sound of marching bagpipers, a skeptical looking Mrs. Obama leans to her husband and appears to say, “all this just for a flag.” She then purses her lips and shakes her head slightly as Mr. Obama nods.............I think that right there sums it all up!!!

    May 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  10. jerry

    And...obama continues to strut in front of the teleprompter....I wonder if he will send biden to the tomb of the unknown this year and head for Hawaii like he did last year for fun in the sun... oh wait! It's is election year... He'll be their with his bells on, big ears, and toothy grin...doing the snow job for the suckers.

    May 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      ACTUALLY, I READ JOE BIDEN IS VERY POPULAR :)))))))p

      May 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
      • Your Name Here

        Obviously, reading is not one of your strong points then! Liberal fool!

        May 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
      • Joe

        at the old folks home,lol

        May 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
      • cal h

        Biden popular???Surly you jest.Maybe to some the leach is fooling.Just remember only a chisler can follow you through a revolving door and come out in front???????

        May 26, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • ﺶCHEﺶ

      99% of World Leaders uses Teleprompters. Its only becomes an issue when a Black uses the same thing white folks uses. Eat your RACIST heart out!
      Pres. Obama has broken the World record of giving more than 3-8 speeches a day on different subjects in addition to his daily or normal duties. At this pace where do you think his speeches ought to be posted for him read and cut down on useful time for additional press questions? Illiterate, uneducated racists trailer, in his head or palm like that lip-stick pig, sarah palin who writes 4-words she likely unable to remember in her palm to remind of her talking robotic points? My 2-yr. old can remember 50-english words in a minute. And how many words can sarah palin remember? Mere 4 words written in her palm.
      Pres. Obama is intelligent and smarter than US presidents put together.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:38 am |
      • dondijon

        Funny you should say Mr. Shabaaz (Obama) is so stinking smart, Then why Did W. have higher S.A.t. scores??? Hmnnn???
        And I do meen Bari Shabaaz, the Bastard Son of Malcom X.
        I am a veteran, and you obviously are not. and just exactly how manny Americans would have voted for this Non-Citizen had they realised this FACT??? I sat send him back to Kenya where he belongs!

        May 26, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • cleareye1

        Sarah Palin can remember words?

        May 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • Fearless Freep

      But it was OK when Bush also skipped one of these visits.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  11. The Old Paratrooper

    "Rich Republicans" sending folks off to useless wars? Let's see.... Was Harry Truman a Republican? Was Lyndon Johnson a Republican? How about Bill Clinton? Remember he send our troops to Somalis with no support and killed a good number of Army Rangers. None of them are or were Republicans. And if President Obama had kept his promises, our troops would have been home three years ago; Guantanamo would have been closed for that long; and all Americans would know that the recipients of stimulus funds were money bundlers 4 Obama

    May 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  12. FedUp

    Why would Obama want the veteran vote, other than he has lost so many other voters? His Homeland Security head honcho called all active duty and veterans "terrorists". Sorry, not getting my vote any more. If she had been fired, maybe, but not after she was allowed to keep her job.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • fiscal2020

      She only targeted veterans that joined white supremacist groups. Not all veterans.

      There were a hundred other groups on that list including minorities. Maybe you'll call her racist next for targeting Muslims.

      May 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
      • Tom

        Meanwhile, there is no problem with Black Panthers intimidating voters.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WHAT IS YOUR NEWS SOURCE? IS IT THE FOX, MURDOCK, WALL STREET STORIES THAT GOT MURDOCK JAILED FOR HAVING SENT LIES TO AMERICA? NO WONDER!

      SEE, IN THE ARMY, SOLDIERS ARE SEMI CAPTIVE TO OFFICIAL MISINFORMATION THE WALKER BUSH REGIME SPREAD :(

      May 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE HEAD HONCHO YOU REFER TO, APOLOGIZED ALREADY. IF YOU ARE CHRISTIAN, YOU WILL FORGIVE, RIGHT? HEY AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT YOUR JESUS ORDERED.

      OR DOES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH NOW BELIEVE IN SATANISM?

      May 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
      • grif99999

        Caps lock is on the left. Did you notice you are the only one using just Caps?

        May 26, 2012 at 5:00 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      Way out there in right field.
      In fact, you fell off the edge.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        THEN STAY HOME, RUIN ROMNEY FIGHTS WITH EVERYONE :( WE DO NOT NEED OR CAN FUND MORE WARS!

        May 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  13. Kool-Aid Police

    Veterans traditionally vote republican, so Obama will have to lie like a rug to get their vote.

    May 25, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
    • Jones

      well – that's not a new challenge for him as he's lied from day one!

      May 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      TRADITIONS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN IN A MODERN AND ADVANCED WORLD :) ! GO ASK PHYSICISTS ON THE PECULIARITIES OF THE UNIVERSE :))

      May 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
    • KM

      The tradition that will have to be broken is for the Democrats to not cut military spending. Veterans and active duty military don't vote Democratic because of this.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
      • Fearless Freep

        The defence budget should be for protecting America,
        not starting wars all over the planet.
        If we budget to defend ourselves we could cut the budget in half.
        anybody with half a brain would understand this.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
      • 40 acres

        Sorry KM, it is very easy to cut military spending and actually provide better support for veterans. Ask the military if they really like AND USE the F-22 stealth fighter......big money, no use. Check the Obama administration record on veteran support. You may be surprised.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
      • TheMagusNYC

        Why do you insult the intelligence of military personnel?
        Not all vote to sustain obsolete programs benefitting their Congressional districts.

        May 27, 2012 at 9:57 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        NOT AT ALL :)

        May 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        ACTUALLY, IT WAS THE REPUBLICANS UNDER JOHN BOHENER WHO VOTED TO CUT DOWN THE DEFENSE BUDGET, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, HEALTH REFORM, HUD, FREE BREAKFASTS FOR POOR STUDENTS, PELL GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, SSA, MEDICARE, ETC.ETC. READ PRINTED NEWS, WILL YA?

        May 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Mike Speakman

      This vet will not vote for Obama and I know my wife will not. I'm Independent she's a hardcore Republican. I know several hard core Democrats that refuse to vote for Obama as well. They will have to count the votes of several million dead to win this election.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:20 am |
    • daryl

      +1! again

      May 27, 2012 at 11:01 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        THAT VARIES, SIR :)))

        May 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  14. John

    How do the troops feel about Romney avoiding the draft, during the Vietnam war, to serve a Mormon mission in France?....that could not have been on the up and up....I was drafted on my wedding day in 1968, with a child on the way and I was in graduate school.....The Romney familly fortune must have helped him to dodge the draft......He shouldn't be criticized too much for his cowardice, however it should disqualify him as becoming president.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
  15. lookout!

    dont be deceived! obama promised hope & change, but in reality the change he wants are the coins in my pocket that are leftover after filling up at the pump! ouch. & he's hoping for more and more of it.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  16. Al

    With orders from the base commanders is the only reason that so many troops were there to greet Obama, I know that I would not be there to greet him.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      SO YOU BOUGHT, OR THREATENED THE SOLDIERS WHO WANTED TO LISTEN TO PRESIDENT OBAMA? GEE, ARE YOU DESPERATE!

      May 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
      • Mike Speakman

        You really need to work on your reading comprehension.

        May 26, 2012 at 2:22 am |
      • oldvet10

        I was in Korea when Carter visited, trust me the orders were given to fill the stands. Without a doupt there were fools that wanted to see him, but orders went out to fill the seats.

        May 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • 40 acres

      How very patriotic of you....you would disobey orders to not be there. I doubt your military career would last very long. Did the orders require them to cheer and smile?

      May 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  17. Gijoe

    Not a chance in hell

    May 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      IT IS TOO LATE, BABE, LIKE CARLY SIMON SANG. :))) HER MATE SINGER ENDORSED PRESIDENT OBAMA! SO DID BARBRA STREISAND :)))))))))))

      May 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  18. cfoxusmc

    Marine here, and an Obama supporter. I voted for him in 2008 in the primary and the general election, and I'll be voting for him again this year if I don't write in Stephen Colbert instead.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  19. james desimone

    oboma is a joke and does not have a chance in hell of getting our votes. first he forces us to accept the company of homosexuals which if he took a vote today, 99% of us would veto his decision. than obomo sits back while his administration spits in the eye of God while at every turn, eliminating the very being we attribute our success and wins in combat to. we thank and pray to GOD, not obomo. then he allows the cnn media to trample all over us at every little mistake one of us makes for being human. than we are told we cant call our enemy muslim extremists. lets get a grip on reality people and accept the fact that we are humans and not robots.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
    • Mike

      Sounds like someone has issues. You are for killing and you pray for that. Let me guess you pray to a Jew but you probably hate them to.

      May 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  20. Dave

    Obama has mis-managed our foreign policy so bad it has cost hundreds of lives. His proposed cutbacks show his real commitments to the military. He recently released an Iraqi commander who_confessed_he_KILLED_American military back to freedom in Iraq. Also remember his economic policies have been such a disaster that the vets that do get out will have a_hell of a time finding work.

    May 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      FOR YOUR INFORMATION: IT WAS THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS THAT VOTED TO CUT THE MILITARY BUDGET. THEN LATER THE REPUKES DEMANDED THAT THE WARS GO ON :( EVERY SINGLE TIME PRESIDENT OBAMA FAVORED THE MILITARY, JOHN BOHENER AND HIS GANG VOTED IT DOWN. IF YOU WERE SEMI IMPRISONED IN A FOREIGN BASE, NO WONDER YOU WERE LIED TO.

      May 25, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • Larry Trickel SGM(Ret)

        Your comments show you never have been near the US Military. When was the last time the majority of the Military voted for a Democrat? When you take the active and retired forces Obama will get less than 30% of the vote. When you set deadlines for withdrawal at the same time you are increasing troop strength, all military personnel know you haven't a clue about combat, aren't listening to the Generals and nothing more than a politician trying to get reelected.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
      • Mike Speakman

        It's clear that you drank the cool aid.

        May 26, 2012 at 2:23 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      *** Obama has mis-managed our foreign policy so bad it has cost hundreds of lives......

      Obama is sorry that he invaded iraq.
      Obama is sorry that he sent our troops to war without the propper equiptment
      to protect them.

      Selective memory, azzwipe.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
    • 40 acres

      Yeah baby...all those US troops who died in Libya are his responsibility. Taking the troops out of Iraq killed thousands and shortening the war in Afghanistan will certainly add to the number of troops killed. You really don't know much about what's going on in foreign affairs do you? I'll bet you want to attack Iran.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  21. Gilberto

    I don't see obama winning the veteran vote since he's wants to cut spending for our defends!

    May 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
  22. Jaun in El Paso

    My brother is over in AFG and he gets one big laugh everytime the liberal media make up fiction like this. He's just one latino from El Paso, but according to him even the blacks in his unit are POed. They aren't going to vote for Romney – they just aren't going to vote at all. The none voter is what Obama and the liberal media need to worry about.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      REALLY? THE TRUTH PREVAILS, SIR. IT SEEMS YOU ARE SPREADING LIES.

      May 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
      • Your Name Here

        Dude, you should be the poster child for forced lobotomies!

        May 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • Fearless Freep

      My brother is in Smurf village talking with pappa smurf.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
    • 40 acres

      That's a shame. They really should vote. I'm not surprised they are POed but just who and why are they? Ask them who ended the stop loss program that kept them there for many months beyond their tour. Perhaps they have forgotten.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
  23. Andre

    I cannot Stand by and let these people distort reality...the deficit was ran up by the Bush tax cuts and 2 wars...these were handed to Obama along with a depression and now the GOP would like to blame it all on Obama. Fat chance we are not buying your cowpies anymore.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • wanglonde

      your an idiot.....obama has doubled our national debt or haven't you noticed...and if he lets bush's tax breaks expire then we will be in another recession.....obama stinks....courtesy flush coming in November

      May 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      RIGHT, ANDRE, THESE VETERANS BELIEVED LOTS OF MISINFORMATION THE BUSH PROPAGANDISTS SPREAD :(

      May 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
      • wanglonde

        you can tell by wolf's comments that he is trying to convince people to change their views after 4 years of ostupid.....good luck there.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • FRED

      Andre,
      If he stops your head is going to get stuck

      May 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
      • 40 acres

        Fred, that was a fairly juvenile comment. So here's one back. I doubt Romney would have to stop to keep you firmly implanted.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • William

      cow pies? Typical Leftest crude language.
      Did you know that 77% of the green companies who got the most loans, and subsequently went bankrupt, were Obamas largest 08 bundlers? All politicians spend more money than we have but Obama is just crooked and wastes money on his political favorites..

      May 26, 2012 at 10:10 am |
    • daryl

      If you vote for obama you are indeed a hugh cowpie.

      May 27, 2012 at 11:02 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        CONSERVATIVE: INSULTS TAKE YOU NOWHERE. TELL RUIN ROMNEY THAT. HE NEEDS TO HEAR IT. :)
        'PRESIDENT OBAMA'S COWPIE COMMENTS WERE JUSTIFIED; AFTER ALL THE CRAP THE CONSERVATIVES THREW AT HIM FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND A HALF.

        YOU REPUKES DESERVED IT! AFTER ABUSING OUR PRESIDENT FOR SO LONG! YOU ARE VERY LUCKY NOT TO BE IN PRISON!!!!! OR IN A TOMB.

        IF YOU HAVE NO GUTS TO GET SMEARED, STOP INSULTING AND THROWING LIES AGAINST OUR PRESIDENT OBAMA.
        THE GOP, TEA POISON PARTY AND EVANGELISTS: THE PARTIES OF COWARDS, NOT BRAVE SOLDIERS

        May 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  24. judy

    this president has done more for vetrans than the last and has been honoring them since he took office. mitt and his five boys have not served either so shove that arguement Dave you are a jackass what is stupid is thinking that the majority of people don't like the president. We voted for him once and will again. Milk toast mitt is an idiot who will have us in wars all over the place. Obama 2012

    May 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  25. Steve

    As an active duty service member, I am frequently offended by the fact that so many assume that republicans treat the military better. As far as I am concerned, starting a useless war in Iraq that had nothing to do with protecting/saving anybody here or abroad was the least pro-military decision of my lifetime. I do not understand why so many think that republican presidents are pro-military because they are willing to start ill-conceived wars. I recall prominent democrats being branded anti-patriotic for not supporting the Iraq war. If we select Romney and he takes us to war with Iran ( not unlikely ) or extends the Afghan war it will be the fault of those who vote for him and it will hurt the military. Let's get a grip, republican foreign policy leads to more dead soldiers. They are great at starting wars. The real-life ramifications of their policies for the military family equals repeated deployments, some 4-6 times to war in just 10 years. This is new territory and it is ok because only 1% of the population is on active duty, the general population saw a tax cut while waging 2 wars and despite saddam hussein being branded a "threat to all civilization", our president did not ask for any shared sacrifice..in fact did not ask for anything, just that we blindly support his war. How is that pro-military? Get a grip. Romeny will do the same because he is already talking just like Bush did.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  26. wanglonde

    how can obama get the Vet vote when he tells them to fight for democracy while he pushes socialism on the United States.....he's a two faced fake president who is gone in November...just ignore this clown.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  27. wanglonde

    obama's an idiot con man and he stinks...courtesy flush coming in November

    May 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  28. Cheryl Jefferies

    Who is he kidding?! No one with any real respect for the military, active-duty or vet or dependent, would ever consider voting for Obama. And, Andre...please stop with the Bush-bashing. We now know that at least $1.5 trillion that Obama's been laying on Bush's shoulders is really HIS! HE spent it, not Bush. But, he's blamed Bush for it for 3 1/2 years. One more lie. One more lie among the thousands he's told. So find some other scapegoat for Obama's failings. Actually, try putting the responsibility where it belongs...right on Obama!

    May 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  29. wanglonde

    hey moderator....are only liberals allowed to post here? why don't you kiss obama's butt some more

    May 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  30. Mommers

    Obama is full of cow pies. Cow pies forward!

    May 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • Russ in Md.

      I guess that makes Obama a dung beatle.

      May 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        YOU GOT THAT WRONG: THE FILTHY BEE WAS WALKER BUSH :)

        May 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
      • Russ in Md.

        I thought that was pretty funny. Did I hit a worshiper’s nerve? You sound like that teacher down in the Carolinas.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
      • daryl

        +1! still, again!

        May 27, 2012 at 11:03 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        YOU GOT IT BACKWARDS: RUIN ROMNEY IS THE STIRRER OF COW PIES :)

        May 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  31. ditty1991

    andre, obama continued the tax cuts and expanded the wars. both presidents are at fault. both parties are at fault.

    If ron paul is not nominated, Obama wins. We do not vote for the lesser of two evils, because that would be voting for evil.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • hammer

      You need to get your head out of paul's azz.Chose between Obama or Romney or don't vote.If you can't see that ron paul is no where near being voted in you don't need to vote.

      May 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      PRESIDENT OBAMA QUICKLY CAUGHT BIN LADEN IN TWO YEARS AND A HALF, SOMETHIING WALKER BUSH DID NOT DO FOR 8 YEARS !

      SOLDIERS ADMIRE FAST AND EFFICIENT RESULTS. MANY OF THEM MAY SECRETLY ADMIRE PRESIDENT OBAMA. IN THE SECRECY OF THE ELECTION BOOTHS, EVEN ANCIENT REPUBLICANS CAN VOTE FOR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS :))))))))))). SO YOU ARE TRYING TO CATCH BUTTERFLIES :)))))

      May 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
      • hammer

        Yea they showed picture of Obama with gun in hand shooting it out with him.Are you that stupid.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
      • Mac

        Your are either here only to work people up with your comments, or you are a complete idiot, I think the latter.

        May 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
      • Maximilian Feige

        President Obama didnt catch Bin Laden....The U.S. Navy did. Now he is illegally terminating the enlistments of 3000 U.S. Navy Sailors via the Enlisted Retention Board....Talk about a thank you from the President!

        -Petty Officer First Class U.S. Navy

        May 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
      • William

        He also sat on the information for how long while he covered his own political butt first? Also he wouldn't have killed him without the intelligence and military assets put in place under Bush. Assets slandered and derided by Liberals before 08. I rock could have made the call to kill Bin Laden and done it quicker.

        May 26, 2012 at 10:13 am |
      • hoclerk

        I suppose the well documented fact that the team and methods put together by the Bush White House is the one that pinpointed Bin Ladin's location, and set plans in motion to attain verification over 10 months before Obama took office doesn't count for anything if you're determined to be blind. It still took several months of hesitation for Obama to finally sign on to authorizing the raid – a good thing, since Panetta had already approved the mission training for the raid well before Obama came onboard.

        May 27, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      We left Iraq in January.
      Try again.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Patrick from Minnesota

      Expanded both wars? Are you serious? Did you ever get the news feed around two years ago that combat operations in Iraq had ended? You Ron Paul cultists are pathetic.

      May 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  32. wanglonde

    CNN is a socialist organization..very un-american.....it shows..they know nothing but a$$ kissing obama

    May 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  33. wanglonde

    How can obama get the Vet vote when he tells them to fight for democracy while he pushes socialism on the United States?

    May 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  34. marisombra

    According to posts read , it looks like the Vets are not too happy with Obama either...

    for good reasons.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THAT DEPENDS ON THE DEPENDANCE (HISPANIC SAYING) IF A FOX NEWS RADICAL IS POSTING, AND MANY OTHERS DO, YOU HAVE SOME CERTAINTY, BUT IF MODERATE MIDDLE AND WORKING CLASS POSTERS DO, THEIR NUMBERS ARE MUCH LARGER :)))))))))

      YOU CAN HYPNOTIZE YOURSELF OR YOUR LEADERS MAY DO IT, THAT DOES NOT PROVE YOU OR THEM, RIGHT AT ALL :))))))), FORTUNATELY :)

      BYE !!!

      May 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
    • Fearless Freep

      According to all the posters pretending to be in the military.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        RIGHT :) I GOT TWO OR THREE REPUKE POSTS THAT BEGAN THE SAME WAY. IT SEEMS CODED REPLIES ARE BEING SENT BY ROBOTS, OR COMPUTERS, NOT ACTUAL AMERICANS. IT MAKES SENSE, MILLIONAIRES GOT THE MONEY TO SEND MULTIPLE COPIES OF CODED "HUMAN REPLIES" THAT REALLY ARE FALSE.

        I THINK THEY WANT TO MAKE US DEMOCRATS FEARFUL.

        May 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • 40 acres

      Really marisombra, do you think these are vets posting?

      May 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  35. mitsu

    the President has my bote, and my wife's vote, oh everyone in my family will vote for the President, and that's a lot of people. We are Unted States Veterans.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  36. blake

    The military will NEVER support an anti-American, anti-captialist candidate. Obama will lose bigger with the military than he did in 2008. He is now a known comodity.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      CALM DOWN,SIR. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PRO AMERICAN AND WE ALL CAN LEAN ON HIM, FORTUNATELY.

      UNDER WALKER BUSH OUR COUNTRY WAS DIVING FAST INTO FULL DEPRESSION. THANKS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POLICIES, OUR ECONOMY RECOVERED, SLOWLY BUT SURELY :) I PRINTED THE NEWS OF HOW YOU REPUKES VOTED DOW PRESIDENT OBAMAS POSITIVE PROPOSALS :(

      AFTER YOU GOT THE NERVE TO ACCUSE HI M FOR WHAT YOU DID, NOW YOU COME CLAIMING A POPULARITY YOU DO NOT REALLY HAVE, PERHAPS ORDERED OR BRIBED? MOST LIKELY.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
    • Chipster

      Your accusations that the President is anti-American and anti-capitalist are baseless. You've given not one example to support those claims. This President has done more for veterans and their families. I and others on this topic have listed item by item numerous examples of the many things this president has done to help our veterans. Lifting the Stop-Loss policy, reinstating the GI Bill, making personal contributions to Fisher House, improving salaries and life insurance, providing more and improved body armor.....the list of things this President has done for our military and their families puts the previous administration to shame! If you are truly unaware of the facts, you need more reliable sources for your information.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:05 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      *** anti-captialist

      May 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      MR. ROBOTIC COMPUTER: WE SHALL SEE! GO BACK TO YOUR OBSCENITY VIAGRA WORLD :)

      May 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • BADGUY

      Sure..vote for a leech like Romney who skipped out on Vietnam, then stole the pensions of MANY vets who worked at the companies he raped. Make's A LOT of sense to me (a combat veteran!).

      May 28, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  37. KM

    Believe nothing that you hear coming out of the White Houdse right now. True Democratic colors will come out concerning their attitude toward the military after the upcoming election. There is no desire whatsoever to address the issues involving entitlements, because the desire is to balance the budget on the back of the military and veterans. It was Democratic policy in the past and that won't change.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  38. Steve

    Dave – Give me a break. You are blaming Obama for the loss of hundreds of lives. He inherited both wars and Afghanistan was a lost cause from the begining when Bush exited there in favor of Iraq. And just stop these ridiculous statements that insinuate that Obama is really on the other team. Reminder: Bush – starts 2 wars, at least one under false pretense, had no plans on how to execute post-invasion war, cuts taxes during war, no action against defense contractors for their gross fraud and abuse. A total free-for-all. He left an economic and foreign disaster for Obama to clean up. I'm sick of simple-minded people not even noticing the destruction Obama inherited and acting like just cutting taxes will solve everything. Sure thing! We will be fine if we can just cut taxes, do away with gay marriage, and bring more guns to our communities. Great ideas. More war, more bible, more guns, more death. Sounds good.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  39. hammer

    The truth is the military knows they have been forgotten.When Bush was President at least the media hated him so much they keep us updated about them now we don't hear anything about them.The wars is on Bush but you hardly hear Obama talk about the military.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WHY DID THE MEDIA, ACCORDING TO YOU, DISLIKED WALKER BUSH SO MUCH? WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT?

      May 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
      • hammer

        Lets say I'm wrong about the media hating Bush.Why is there so little news about our troops.The only time you hear about the troops now is when one does something bad.They are over there putting their life on the line everyday and they deserve more news time.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
      • hammer

        Wolf the US death toll is over 1300 and is still going up since President Obama sent additional troops to Afghanistan and the media saids nothing about it.They was on the news everyday as they should when Bush was President. What is the different now?They are still our troops.

        May 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
    • Chipster

      Hammer, you are wrong. The only reason the troops received so much attention from the media was because the Bush administration used them as props for political points. Remember the bogus "Mission Accomplished" banner? Bush started the Iraq War for oil and vengeance. There were no WMD, no possible connection to Al Qaeda – Hussein feared and hated Al Qaeda! That war cost us a fortune and so many lives! Also, remember that Bin Laden escaped from Toro Boro when our troops were suddenly diverted to Iraq! Obama kept the focus on pursuing our attackers. Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is scattered. If our soldiers care about results, they will support President Obama.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:11 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      *** ACCORDING TO YOU, DISLIKED WALKER BUSH SO MUCH?

      Dont recall "Walker" anyplace in the post.
      Got a reading problem ?
      Or is it just a "Republican" thing ?

      May 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  40. Russ in Md.

    The upcoming defense cuts in combination with Obama care are seriously threatening the Vets medical benefits. Why would active duty or retired vet vote to loose what they rightly deserve?

    May 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • spartan117

      Exactly

      May 25, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
    • Chipster

      The threat to our veteran's benefits is not from cuts in military spending but in exactly what the Republican Congress is demanding. The President supports the cuts in spending for outdated equipment, costly aircraft and other equipment that the Dept. of Defense doesn't want because its outdated. But our Congress members are focused on protecting contracts for this unwanted equipment because it means jobs in their districts! Of course, the President supports the DOD's effort to invest in updated equipment and technology. Check the facts, not the rhetoric. Check the motives of your Congressman and ask them why they want to continue wasting money on outdated equipment!

      May 25, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
    • Maggi

      The VA Medical benefits have been cut and because of Obama care will continue to be cut. Why should Vets vote for this?

      May 26, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      Google is your friend.
      Obama has done for the Vets more in 4 years than Bush did in 8.
      From health care, medical care, and schooling.
      Try to actually know some facts before spouting lies and garbage.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • Patrick from Minnesota

      Ya, and Ron Paul's proposed gutting of the military would be so much better, NOT.

      May 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  41. combatkelly

    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha..............................You gotta be kidding ,ha-ha-ha-ha-ha........stop it,you're k i l i n me ,ha-ha-ha-ha

    May 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  42. a disgrace

    obama's disgrace of a presidency is over.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
  43. wanglonde

    obama pushes Socialism on us while he tells them to fight for Democracy....hummm...sounds like obama is full of Shi'ite again

    May 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  44. Steve

    Blake – You say Obama is "anti-American". Let me guess, you're a republican. Obama is raised in the middle class, rises up, goes to college, makes a lot of money. Sounds like success to me. Maybe he will loose the military vote overall, but that is no surprise based on the demographic of the military being weighted to people from the midwest and south. No surprise there. 45% of military vote against McCain is huge. Not sure he will lose the vote though. I don't think most folks in the service are excited about the prospects of more war or reversing the afghan drawdown. Generally those in uniform who are against Obama are for religilous ideological and social ideological reasons. Not many in the service are going to benefit from Romney economics. The military spans lower to upper middle class and thus stand to benefit more from Obama's policies. Many younger enlisted just don't know that or don't care because they so many come from more right-wing parts of the country.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  45. Russ in Md.

    Obama is toast as far as the vets. The vets stand for Honor, Courage, and Commitment. Something Obama has to look up in a dictionary to find out what they mean.

    May 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • Chipster

      Those are empty accusations – not one fact to support them. President Obama's veterans policies have resulted in educational and job opportunities, increased medical care (especially for brain trauma and PTSD. He ended the war in Iraq as promised and is ending the war in Afghanistan. His policies have improved relations with our allies. Ending the destructive stop-loss policy has helped morale and mental health of our troops. Lenders were prevented from foreclosing on families of soldiers serving in the the wars. Too many policy changes to even mention. These are facts, not empty accusations.

      May 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
    • Iamnotfooled

      President Obama is the epitome of Honor , Courage, and Commitment. That's why he is so popular and well liked.

      May 26, 2012 at 3:40 am |
      • Bart

        Right...like taking credit for Navy SEALS moves...never heard so much "I" did this, and "I" did that from a man who never served a single day in uniform.

        May 26, 2012 at 4:09 am |
    • Fearless Freep

      *** Something Obama has to look up in a dictionary to find out what they mean.

      Spoken like a six year old.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
    • Patrick from Minnesota

      Well neither does Ronmey, who lest we forget, was part of a bully group in high school and forcively gave a gay classmate a haircut. Sure doesn't sound honorable to me.

      May 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  46. Dman

    OMG, vets and military traditional favor the republican presidents. My only sad point of my 20 year military retirement was the retirement certificate with bill clintons signature on it! Ok AMA has been doing nothing but trying to cut benefits for vets! Go to the VA website and organizations and see. I only have one thing to say. Are you better off today than you were when he took office? Case close. Nothing but broken promises. I voted for him last time. Never again! We need change and he ain't it. He was given a chance and has failed. And..he is against all vets. He is no different than the rest, spoiled rich millionaire!,,,,,,

    May 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  47. Josey

    obama knows he has to lie his a$$ of again to even have a chance....just go home...you stink and a courtesy flush is coming in November!

    May 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  48. Steve

    Russ – The defense cuts are happening because our economy is in shambles because of the 2 wars. Funny how everyone forgets what got us into this mess in the first place. good economy –> Iraq war -> never-ending wars–> bad economy –> Bush hands it over to Obama and says "good luck". How is that "honor, courage, and commitment"? I find it interesting that sending troops to an uneccessary war is honorable. I think people just like those who walk and talk like they do without really thinking about the negative impact of the failed policies.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  49. Ray

    if Obama gets ONE SINGLE Vote, i'll be shocked.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  50. Darrel

    obama isn't fooling anyone, he can point all he wants at Romney, but America knows what we have seen in the last 4 years. He preaches Socialism and wants the Military to fight for Democracy....it probably makes them feel like sacrificial lambs instead of the warriors they are.... Courtesy Flush coming in November

    May 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  51. Tschrny Wolf

    RUSS: PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HONORABLE, COURAGEOUS AND COMMITTTED.HE SHOWED HONOR WHEN HIS CAMPAIGN RETURNED A MILLION IN DONATIONS THAT A DEMOCRATIC REPORTER HAD DONATED TO THE OBAMA FUND, AFTER THE REPORTER SAID AN IMPRORIARTY AGAINST A REPUBLICAN FIGURE.

    I ALSO GOT A 90 DOLLAR REFUND , AFTER MY HUSBAND SAID WE COULD NOT AFFORD IT.

    AS OF COURAGE: PRESIDENT UNDER SO MUCH NEGATIVE PRESSURE AND HARD TIMES, MORE THAN PROVES PRESIDENT'S OBAMA COURAGE, ESPECIALLY AFTER DR. KING, JOHN F. KENNEDY AND ROBERT KENNEDY WERE SHOT.

    COMMITMENT? PLENTY OF: INSTALLING HEALTH CARE REFORM, PELL GRANTS, POOR STUDENT BREAKFASTS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, ETC. ETC.

    FOR YOU REPUKES, FIRING A GUN IS COURAGE; RATHER SHOOTING FROM THE HIP IS COWARDLY AND DUMB.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • Robert

      Another democrat looking for a hand out and "free" everything. After all, nobody pays for it if it's free!

      May 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • Russ in Md.

      You know you are right about something He is commited. Commited to destroying america and dishonor the vets that have served and died for this country. JUST MAKE SURE THE NEXT TIME YOU MEET UP WITH HIM TO BRING A TOWL TO WHIPE THE STUFF OFF YOUR NOSE.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
      • Iamnotfooled

        It was your guy that destroyed America. Taking us to war against the wrong country, and not getting the guy who caused 9/11. It was under Bush's watch that everything fell apart. Obama is cleaning up the mess. (Maybe if he was not clearing brush on his Texas ranch 3 years out of 8 that he served, this country would not be in this predicament.)Next time you meet Bush wipe the brown stuff off of your nose.

        May 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
      • hammer

        lamnotfooled lets remember its our sons and daughters he's using to clean the mess up with.We need to blame Bush while making sure Obama stop the war now not in a year or two.Get on that band wagon to if you didn't like the war.Obama needs to bring our troops home now.

        May 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
      • Iamnotfooled

        @ Hammer-- I couldn't agree more. The mess I was referring to was the financial mess. I truly believe President Obama would bring them home but the generals are saying it would be dangerous for our men , so they have to do it in increments. He is thinking of all the men. He will get it done though. Romney sounds like a war monger. Ready to fight with Iran. We don't need another war. I like President Obamas style -no boots on the ground. No one killed. Or drones to do the dirty work. He has a brilliant strategic mind. Contrast that with Romney. There is no comparison.

        May 26, 2012 at 3:48 am |
      • Harrys Putter

        I remember when Obama was running for president.
        He said "I am commited to destroying America" vote for me.
        So we all did.

        You are either six years old, or just plain stupid.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I LIVE IN MARYLAND TOO; WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING LIVING IN A LIBERAL STATE? YOU SHOULD MOVE TO TEXAS OR FLORIDA! YOU DO NOT BELONG HERE.

        IF YOU LISTEN TO NO REASON, THAT PROVES YOUR MIND IS REGIMENTED, NOT FREE AT ALL!

        May 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • Really Jersey

      Stop screaming at everyone, it is rude. We will be paying $2,400.000 to TRICARE in November, because our college student will turn 23 & is not eligible for the Affordable Health Care Act because the military health care provider is exempt from it.
      Civilian students that age do not have to pay to be kept on their parent's health care plan. The bill he signed, for the children of veterans who were left out of the Affordable Health Care Act, requires these students to purchase their own medical care policy from TRICARE. They are not allowed to stay on their parent's health care free of charge like all the other college students. If there is more than one student, they all have to pay for separate policies. I feel sorry for military families who have close spacing between siblings, or twins, or triplets.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:59 am |
    • sithlord1

      Pell grants were around before Obama. And it doesn't take courage to bow to a foreign leader and apologize for nothing. obama is a moron, liar and communist socialist. Horrible choice for president, he should go back to Indonesia where he grew up in an islam school.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
      • Harrys Putter

        I was more impressed when Bush not only bowwed do the Saudi King,
        but kissed him on both cheeks, and then walked hand in hand in the garden.

        You dont understand anything about diplomacy, do you ?

        How about when George Walker Bush bowwed to the Japanese prime minister,
        then threw up on his shoes.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        SHITLORD: I GOT A PELL GRANT UNDER JIMMY CARTER. BUT THE REPUKES REDUCED THEM UNDER THE SPEAKER JOHN BOHENER, LUCKILY PRESIDENT OBAMA SAVED THEM; I SAW HIS PICTURE SIGNING THE RESCUE BILL :) IT IS TRUE REAGAN CONTINUED THEM, BUT NOW THE GOP DOES NOT RULE LIKE REAGAN DID.

        May 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • Dan

      I simply find you and your posts repulsive. You are quite possibly the most brainwashed piece of human waste I have ever come across.

      May 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  52. ShrinkingClass

    We, the taxpayers, can not afford to pay unemployment to college degreed, experienced U.S. citizens that CONGRESS is displacing by work visas!

    America's highest-skilled workers are being displaced from their professions by employment-based visas:
    •H-1b: Congress has authorized employers to sponsor and hire foreign workers regardless of whether qualified Americans are available to fill the positions. Employers can legally force Americans to train their foreign H-1b replacements as a condition of receiving a severance package.
    •L-1: Congress has authorized employers to bring foreign workers into the U.S. for one year while continuing to pay them their foreign wage level.
    •PERM: Congress has authorized employers to sponsor foreign workers for green cards by simply running a few classified ads and then to find any reason possible to disqualify all American applicants.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
    • fiscal2020

      And you think that Romney will solve this?

      Romney is a businessman. Any small business owner will tell you they will refuse to hire spoiled, brat Americans who demand full benefits and 80k/year to sit at a desk doing nothing straight out of college. A businessman will take the cheapest labor available, no matter their citizenship, because that is the way a business is run.

      Outsourcing is here to stay. If you don't like it the only hope is to contain it by voting Obama, because Romney will never contain it. It would go against all his business training, all his business instinct, and all his business knowledge to pay someone more just because he is American. Obama has already proven he would contain it with GM.

      This is capitalism, this is globalization - fight for your spot in the sun. Either become one of the big ones yourself (contractor, project manager, small business owner) or fry.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:14 am |
      • hoclerk

        Obama's GM actions had nothing to do with fighting globalization, unless you're afraid of an overseas company buying GM – one did buy Chrsyler, and Obama had no problem with that. The fact is that globalization IS here to stay. The real competition is in higher tech fields now, and that is where Americans need to look to compete. Neither Obama nor Romney is going to change that. Romney at least will tell Americans they have to gear up their resumes. Obama pretends its just an issue for unions to solve, and claims it can all be resolved by attacking the 'evil capitalists'. Obama is a loser. If we re-elect him we're all big losers.

        May 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • Harrys Putter

      Who put this into place ?
      Republicans.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      I READ ON ABC THAT WALKER BUSH HAD PACTED WITH CHINA FOR AN EXCHANGE OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS. LOW AND BEHOLD, ALL THESE CHINESE APPEAR IN ADS, MOVIIES AND POWERFUL POSTS IN WALL STREET.! I SEE SO MANY ASIAN COUPLES BUY HOMES IN HGTV.!

      May 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  53. Robert

    Former Navy still living in Coronado Island in San Diego. I can pretty much guarantee that the military will not support Obama for the above. But most of all,it's a philosophical difference. Although most of military does need help, we do not beg for help. Most of the military does not agree with the welfare state, with the philosophy of Marx, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."

    May 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  54. tired of the pandering

    what a shame and embarrasment this guy is,, wish he would just go away,, he only speaks of what others have done, takes credit for things he has no business taking credit for, but blames everyone,, lets see,, cut deficit in half in 4 years,,,, WRONG !! stimulus will prevent unemployment from going over 8%, WRONG!! can keep your health Insurance WRONG!! how much more sucking up can one do without you people who still supporting him getting tired of the crap on you face from kissing his ass

    May 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  55. Tschrny Wolf

    NO, HAMMER. I HAVE SEEN MILITARY PARADES TO HONOR OUR VETERANS, AND MANY MOVIES AND BOOKS SHOWN TO REMIND US OF THE SACRIFICIES OUR SOLDIERS HAVE DONE FOR AMERICA.

    PLUS HISTORY LESSONS, ALL THROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ALSO REMINDS US OF THE ARMY DEEDS.

    NOW, REGARDING USING EXCESSIVE FORCE, RAPING INNOCENT FOREIGNERS AND KILLING THEIR KIDS IS BEYOND TOLERANCE AND RUTHLESS. OUR ARMY SHOULD TEACH CONTAINMENT WITHOUT CRIMINAL WAR TACTICS.

    SOLDIERS MUST LEARN TO STOP KILLING AFTER THEY REACH A GOAL; NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DEFENSELESS PEOPLE. THE CHRISTIAN REVENGE THING IS AN OLD TESTAMENT THING, NOT A JESUS NEW TESTAMENT PRO PEACE END. VIOLENCE BEGETS MORE VIOLENCE.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA INTELLIGENTLY REALIZED THAT. THAT DID NOT MAKE HIM ANTI – AMERICAN , AT ALL !!!! RATHER, HE WISELY SAW WHY SO MANY FOREIGN CULTURES DISLIKE US AMERICANS.

    May 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
    • hammer

      WOLF YOU DO KNOW HE SENT MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN IN 2009.OVER 1300 WERE KILLED IN ACTION AND ARE STILL BEING KILLED ACTION.I WISHED HE REALIZED IT BEFORE HE SENT MORE TO DIE.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
      • Chipster

        Yes, he sent more troops to Afghanistan where those who attacked us on 9/11 were still hiding. He sent them to pursue the enemy and he ordered the operation that resulted in Bin Laden's death. He also ordered the operations that captured or killed many more Al Qaeda leaders. He didn't wrap himself in a flag, thump a Bible, and dress up in a flight suit to pretend "Mission Accomplished." President Obama has focused on accomplishing the mission, not political theater.

        May 26, 2012 at 12:21 am |
      • Patricksday

        Over 4000 soldiers died in Iraq under George W Bush, they died based on a lie, and for Big Oil.

        May 26, 2012 at 9:18 am |
      • Patricksday

        Over 4000 soldiers died in Iraq under George W Bush, they died based on a lie, and for Big Oil to have record profits.

        May 26, 2012 at 9:18 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I REPLIED TO YOU, BUT THE SITE REFUSED TO DELIVER MY ANSWER, WHY? I DO NOT KNOW.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        MILITARILY, AN INCREASE IN TROOPS IS NEEDED TO REACH A GOAL. THE WALKER BUSH TACTIC WAS A LONG, BLOODY MISSION THAT YIELDED NO RESULTS IN CATCHING BIN LADEN. INSTEAD, PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TACTICS WORKED EFFECTIVELY IN JUST 3 YEARS :)

        May 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • hammer

      SOLDIERS ONLY DO WHAT THEY ARE ORDER TO DO BY THE PRESIDENT.MAYBE YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THIS.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
    • 23Vet

      What a moron ....

      May 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • ug

      Oh please...wake up...odopey hates this country...he hates the military and he hates whites also...he lies and only gives money to his buddies the union garbage and puts us into deeper debt period.

      May 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm |
    • ﺶCHEﺶ

      This much I agree.
      Only cowards will kill children and mothers inclu. raping their daughters.
      Cowardly, they always plea the insanity defense. Shame on them.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:06 am |
      • Michael

        Shame on idiots like you and your pathetic ramblings.

        May 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
    • Obamabigears

      Most young people in the military do not vote.That is E1 to E4.That leaves the E5 and up and most of them are marry so they will be voting for benefits.The officers most of them all lean to repups.Obama has no chance in getting most of the military vote.Go into a recruiting office and mention Obama you will see it in most of their faces.Obama is doing a good job a taken the credit.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  56. Maximilian Feige

    I am an active duty First Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy who has been serving since 1999. I joined the Navy pre 9/11 with a hope to better my life. I went to book camp then A school wide eyed excited about joining the fleet and to see the world.....then the unspeakable happened.....9/11....I was ready to fight for our country and I did so with honor and reenlisted with pride in the worlds greatest Navy....Fast forward to 2008....years of fighting has left this Country in shambles but this was not the Service Members of this Nations' fault. We continue to lead from the front with honor, courage, and committment! This being said I was going to make my vote count. I started listening to the speeches of our now President and was intrigued. I wrote his campaign and recieved alot of good info on his stance on Military and how he plans on supporting Americas service members. I also got requests for donations and hey I was proud to give. 5 dollars here 10 dollars there....As a Husband and a father....well I dont have to explain that to anyone we all know how rough that can be but I was thinking it was all for a god cause.....fast forward to my 12 year mark....I get promoted to First Class by Command advancement after being Sailor of the Year for my Command....12 years in and Loving it, so I reenlist yet again for another 5 years....sure the fleet has problems but Im a leader and I could help my Sailors, My Nation, and My family doing a job that I love........then the rug gets pulled from under me. The Navy created the Enlisted Retention Board. 3000 mid career Sailors are having their contracts terminated by an illegal process....sending me home on September 1st 2012.......less than 10 months to go from my lifes dream to a bad economy with no hope. I remembered all the promises told by the President so I write and write but no answer.....BUT I still get the donation requests and Mitt Romney is bad emails like Spam on fire though! It dawns on me....This is what I get! This is what I voted for! Forget the firings that Mitt Romney did in the past Im being fired by this president right now despite a contract and protection due to U.S. title code 10! This President is all lip service no action and yet still has the nerve to stand on the Militarys shoulders and call himself tall for the death of Bin Laden!.......all I know is this for the 3000 of us being tossed out like trash and for all our family, friends and loved ones.....he will NEVER have our votes....ever......for more info please go to Facebook at Sailors against ERB for more info....thank you all for your time

    May 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  57. voodkokk

    obama rarely misses an opportunity to put his foot in his mouth, here he goes again.

    “There may be value for that type of experience, but it’s not in the White House.”

    Is this guy for real?

    May 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  58. Joe

    Obama had a free ride the last time and didn't count MILITARY VOTES. Now he's begging and has to work for it.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  59. Karm99

    May Iraq and Afganistan be the last wars that cavalier and pompous leaders send young men and women to be cannon fodder.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
  60. spartan117

    It irritates me to no end how the president claims to be military friendly. Every month I read about him cutting our benefits, retirement, budgets etc. What irritates me more is many people believe his line about supporting the military. Go read the Army times and see how great for our nations soldiers Obama is. This is the same strategy he used last election; say one thing and do another.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  61. N&W 1000

    I think it would be great if we actually counted the votes of Service personnel this time, in the past they have voted so heavily against us we just sort of "lost" those ballots...

    May 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
    • halleda

      Like the tricks being pulled by the GOP in Ron Paul cases? Votes that were cast simply "disappeared" and Romney votes suddenly appeared out of thin air.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:49 am |
  62. zoezee

    USN 74-77 VP30 With Obama threatening to double the cost of TRICARE for career military personnel, it wouldn't be a very smart move for a career person to vote for him. Besides that, he never spoke up when he had the opportunity to during the time that John Murtha was calling Marines murderers. He can't even pronounce Hospital Corpsman. He couldn't take the time to visit with our wounded soldiers at a Hopital in Germany because he wanted to play basketball and any President who can't take the time to on Memorial Day to honor a lost military member that sacrificed their life for a war that you may have sent them to doesn't deserve to spit shine the shoes of a service member, much less their vote.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  63. Joe

    WOLF::you are out of your mind,who told you all this garbage you're spewing?A black Teacher?

    May 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
    • Joe

      From NC?

      May 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  64. greywolf5

    Greetings! This song is being performed by the band known as Veteran. The song is entitled "See Me Comin" and its dedicated to the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. http://youtu.be/Z4lV_CK3kCo

    May 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  65. S.S. Washngton

    If Romney wants to win Latino, veteran and Latino veteran votes, make a way to win it.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  66. kate46

    The Ryan plan, which Romney says he supports, contains horrific cuts to veterans services, far beyond what the current administration has proposed. Don't be fooled by Republican rhetoric and look at the facts of what both sides are proposing for veterans.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm |
  67. pkfops

    The GOP has defunded the Veteran's Court of Appeals by 50%.

    Historicly they rule in favor of the vet in 75% of all claims.

    Currrently there is a backlog of 7500 claims with only three judges on the court (6 are allocated).

    Looks like the GOP would rather have the vet just go away or die rather that provide service.

    Old Vet

    May 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  68. 23Vet

    Barry & Michelle try to have the uninformed voter think how much they love veterans...but, they want to raise our health care costs while giving lazy, parasites free Obamacare. Hypocrites!!!!!

    May 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  69. Marty

    Well, I for one as a veteran will not be voting for this fraud. He is against everything the military stands for.....honor, integrity, country. He sickens me.

    May 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm |
  70. John

    As a 28 year retired Army CSM, I have been so proud of my President. HE has restored respect from other nations of the world. We are again a leader in the World, not the bully.
    This immature name calling in this thread can quickly be brought to an end when you simply look at the legislation and increase in Veteran's programs this administration has accomplished. VOW to Hire Heroes Act, Increase in the JVSG grants, the Homeless Reintegration program. THe list goes on and on of Veterans support, not just in election year, but through out his first term and on the drawing board for the second. I am a VA Benefits Counselor and the emphasis on Veterans has increased substantially – both for DOL and VA funded jobs programs and on VA efforts to help Disabled Veterans from the effects of IED's, PTSD for the post-911 Vets, but also an increase in Veterans programs for the Cold War and Vietnam-era Veterans. The President has not forgotten their sacrifice.
    For any doubters, just look at the so-called Ryan budget. There are but three words that describe the Republican plans for Veterans.... Cut, Cut, Cut!

    May 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
  71. C Williams

    Mr President, Good luck with that.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
  72. nolimits3333

    Republicans refuse to raise taxes to reduce the deficit. Guess what the result will be?

    Veterans benefits will have to be cut. Any vet who votes Republican is voting to have his benefits cut.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
    • ug

      Check your facts...this odoey fool of your wouldn't give the veterans a cost of living adjustment for 3 years he only did it this last year because it is an election year. He didn't do any good for the people on social security either so wake up!

      May 25, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
    • Bart

      Fortunately, veterans are in the habit of thinking of their country first, not about what some pimp daddy says he's going to give them.

      May 26, 2012 at 4:23 am |
    • Bob

      Really, then you obviously haven't read that Obama has said the he will veto the defense budget if it DOES NOT contain rate hikes for TRICARE! Thats taking care of the military. Also how about no pay increases for all government employees for the last three years. That also includes the military. Great job there Obama. Guess there really are more stupid, self serving people in the USA than intelligent ones.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:10 am |
    • Jilleranda

      Seniors as well will get their benefits cut by both the presumtive nominee and the current president. There is one man who will not break our nations promise to our veterans or our senior citizens.
      Vote for him, he is the only one you can trust to do the right thing.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        OH, MY! AFTER EXPOSING THEIR LIVES AND ACTUALLY DYING, THE BENEFIT REDUCTION YOU MENTION IS SO CRUEL! DOWN WITH RUIN ROMNEY! THAT IS FOR SURE, NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT!!!!!!

        May 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        RIGHGT, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS OUR RIGHT CHOICE :) VIVA PRESIDENT OBAMA :) RA RA RA! FOUR MORE YEARS, SI SI SI :)

        May 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  73. Chipster

    The previous administration used our troops and veterans as props for 'Mission Accomplished" campaigning. But President Obama has done the heavy lifting with additional health care services for veterans, PTSD support, job training and educational opportunities. He ended the STOP-LOSS policies! He ended predatory mortgage foreclosures on homes of veterans and their families serving in the wars. He increased and improved the critical body armor support for our troops that was disgracefully lacking. And he pursued the people who ATTACKED US on 9/11 – ordered the operation that killed Bin Laden. The First Lady and Dr. Biden have focused on serving veterans and their families, promoting community support. NEVER saw this kind of support until after January 2009 !

    May 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
  74. James B

    I'm a 25 year veteran of the US Navy and I am voting for President Obama. Former Governor Romney shirked military duty during Vietnam and all 5 of his sons have never put on a military uniform.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:30 pm |
    • ug

      You go ahead and do that and you will be the minority vet that does that...Romney wasn't drafted and just because he never never went into the military doesn't mean odopey is a better leader and odoepy never was in the military either! SO quit being an i d i o t Reagan wasn't in the military and he loved the military...so take your bias one sided line and stick it!

      May 25, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
    • Ocean Breeze

      I can give you reasons to vote...twentyfour hundred of them. That is what we will pay T r i c a r e for h e a l t h c a r e for our s t u d e n t who is almost twenty three by the orders he signed. Sorry this looks strange, darn filters block things.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:25 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND DEDICATION TO FREE DEMOCRACY, SIR. WHERE DID YOU SERVE? THE PHILLIPIINES OR EUROPE?

      May 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • Michael

      So this is your rationale for voting for Mr. Obama? Logic check please!

      May 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • Randy

      Shipmate, did Obama serve? Why did he shirk military duty? When his daughters graduate high school, are they going to join the military? So what if Romney shirked military duty and none of his sons did either. Don't they have the freedom to not go in the military if they don't want to, or are you defending a different Constitution than the one I swore to uphold? I know a lot of people who never served in the military for whatever reason, I count a lot of them as friends too! Where's Obama's DD-214? Probably stapled to his birth certificate!

      May 27, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  75. ug

    LOL! he kept the vets from a cost of living adjustment for 3 years and did that to the people on social security and he still skrews with the military and he thinks they are going to vote for him! He is out of his chimpanzee mind!

    May 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
  76. John

    What has Obama done so far to match his rhetoric? Here are a few things:

    • He announced a new VA budget of $112.8 billion, a 15.5-percent increase over the previous year. Among other things, the higher budget calls for hiring more staff, treating 122,000 more patients, and beginning the switch of patient records to an electronic system that can be accessed by all VA facilities. The increase will also pay for an uptick in education claims by veterans who are taking advantage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, passed last year.

    • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act added another $1.4 billion to the VA budget, to be used toward improving services, including grant money to states to build extended care facilities for vets, and the hiring of 1,500 new claims processors to speed up delivery of benefits.

    • The Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Initiative mandates that the DOD and VA work together to build a coordinated computer system that will provide accessible patient information from the day an individual enters military service throughout the rest of his/her life. This will remedy one of veterans' main complaints about the VA.

    • In a related issue, the Obama administration is pushing for a measure that would let Congress approve VA money a year in advance, thus avoiding the delays for budget reasons that have plagued the agency.

    • Just two weeks ago, the VA and DOD held a joint Mental Health Summit in Washington, designed to "harness the programs, resources and expertise of both departments to deal with the aftermath of the battlefield." The initiative will include removing the stigma many soldiers feel about admitting to PTSD symptoms, and, finally, treating PTSD and traumatic brain injuries more fully, rather than how it's been dealt with in the past, as something to be merely contained enough to keep it from causing major social (or political) problems.

    • With more than 100,000 veterans going homeless on any given night, Obama proposes pilot programs with non-profits to specifically target vets' homelessness and its related problems. A more concrete plan is expected within a few months.

    May 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
  77. ﺶCHEﺶ

    Any VET who Votes for Repukecans is a racist idiot. What did G. Bush and Dick Cheney do for US Vet other than sending them to slaughterer houses? These two coward PUNKS didn't even serve. Pres. Obama is doing his best to restore all the benefits due these Vets. Even those serving now have received pay raises and better service conditions inclu. less disgraceful sights of seeing homeless VET at US street corners. Pres. Obama is NOT God to satisfy every Vet. Oh yea we forgot, G. Bush PAID Al-Queada and terrorists not kill US troops whilst Pres. Obama ain't but; to bring you safely home. What more do you want from ONE man. To solve your impotency for ya?

    May 26, 2012 at 12:02 am |
    • hammer

      It would no be worth pissing on you head if it was on firer.

      May 26, 2012 at 12:17 am |
    • Mike Speakman

      This vet will not vote for the coward Obama and thinks that you sir are a coward as well. You should now run off and play in a dung heap somewhere.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:31 am |
    • dondijon

      Good going, name two veterans, and a man who presnted a forged selective service card... and yes it is a forged document Mr. Shabaaz!

      May 26, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • Michael

      IIt is hard to understand your post. Is english your second language?

      May 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! WELL SAID, SIR :)

      May 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • Michael

      Please, please someone help this poor soul with his English! He is obviously in need of an extensive grammar re-make!!

      May 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • donald

      Please define the word racist and how you come to terms with labeling individuals that when they have a different opinion than you. BTW, do the blacks vote for Obama other than his race? Again, define racism and use when properly applicable.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • Randy

      I guess I'm a racist idiot then, because this vet wouldn't vote for Obama if he were the only one running. Fortunately, it's not illegal to be a racist. You did leave out bigot though, because another reason I won't vote for him is the repeal of DADT. So next time you call me a racist idiot, please remember to call me a bigot as well, because it's a compliment coming from the likes of you. Oh, and thanks for the political discourse. Like every other liberal, you have no facts, you just toss out insults if someone disagrees with your point of view. Where's your DD-214? Did you serve? Would you like to see mine?

      May 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
    • mizzad

      Your blanket statement shows your ignorance. To label any vet who votes against Obama as a racist is as senseless as saying anyone who votes democrat is a Rhodes scholar.
      I am a veteran, having served 9 years in the Army, I am a white man from South Georgia, who happens to have a son that is half white, half black, and I dare you to call me a racist.
      Having read several of your post, I could make the blanket statement that you sir, are an ignorant fool, but I will withhold my thoughts.
      I have a question for you, have you ever considered that Obama is also half white ? Yet is I disagree with him, then suddenly I have to be a racist ? But if I agree with him, what does that make me ? If I hate him, do I have to hate the black half, or the white half ? He is an idiot in my opinion, but it has nothing to do with his race.
      Hell, if he'd been born in Georgia, he'd be considered white, as the race of a child born here is determined by the mothers race.
      And no, I don't live in a trailer, so the wheel isn't missing, and no, I could give a damn less what color the president is, as long as he isn't a fool. I wish Colin Powell had run for president, I served under him and he was a good man.

      May 28, 2012 at 12:05 am |
  78. blackbeard79

    I'm really of 2 minds on this one. On the one hand, we in the military are taught self-reliance and personal responsibility, which is generally in contrast to a lot of traditional Democratic domestic policies. However, he has executed a foreign policy which seems effective at killing our enemies while trying to reduce our overseas footprint, especially in Iraq. Also, the VA has really cleaned up its act under Gen. Shinseki. Still a long way to go, but let's give credit where it's due.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:06 am |
    • tired of the pandering

      he is just following up on bush policies,, bush didn't have the tech that this boob has,, all he did was keep up the policy and then claim hero status,

      May 26, 2012 at 1:25 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      IF YOU WERE A HOMELESS GUY OR GAL, AND SURVIVED SEVERAL COLD WINTERS, WELL YOU'D BE REALLY SELF RELIANT. SOLDIERS LOST IN A JUNGLE ARE SELF RELIANT. NOW FAT GENERALS AND COLONELS WHO SAFELY STAY SMOKING CIGARS IN THEIR OFFICES, AND ARE FED AND TAKEN CARE OF, WOULD YOU SAY THEY ARE SELF RELIANT? OF COURSE NOT! THEY ARE SHIELDED BY AIDES AND SERVANTS!

      May 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
      • Randy

        Turn the caps off

        May 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        NOPE..:) CHAO :)

        May 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • hoclerk

      When Obama indecisively dithered for six solid months without responding to his military advisors surge recommendations, and then finally decided to send only half of what they said were needed to definitively knock out the Taliban – what did you think then?

      It seems damned obvious that they needed more soldiers sooner, and might have shortened the war and made Afghanistan more stable if they'd acted sooner and more strongly. That's Obama's real public record on Afghanistan.

      May 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  79. picklepants

    i just read where obama was a coke and pot dealer. you won't find any alphabet network point this out because they are in bed with the white house. this explains why the country is in a downward spiral. bush did coke, but he wasn't a dealer like obama.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:08 am |
  80. CherryStrWhiz

    A vote for Rommey is a vote for another STUPID, UNNECESSARY WAR. Rommey will involve this country in another war just like G.W. Have'nt you folks had enough.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:29 am |
  81. Tim Rigney

    Yes, the military; that's who Obama needs to be courting as his most-likely supporters to push him over the top. . . . ;)

    May 26, 2012 at 12:33 am |
  82. NotFooledByDistractions

    The Obama's have shown our military and their families much more respect than the previous administration. They have treated them with the dignity they have earned and deserve. Bush/cheney used them to resolve daddy issues and reap enormous profits, with little to no concern for their lives or livelihood. I would think they'd appreciate respect and smart leadership instead of the phony bravado of the bush admin.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:37 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      DEFINETELY :) OUR ARMY TODAY IS A VERSION OF OUR OUR WHOLE SOCIETY INEQUITIES. SHIELDED AND POWERFUL ELITE ON TOP OF A SOLDIER MAJORITY THAT RISKS THEIR LIVES :( SO THE TOP ELITE IS PROBABLY REPUBLICAN AND EVANGELIST AND A HUGE LOWER MIDDLE CLASS SERVES THEM, LIKE THE SLAVES DID.

      THE ARMY CAPTAINS EVEN CONFISCATE BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FROM SOLDIERS. FREE INFORMATION IS SUPPRESSED :( I KNOW, MY BROTHER WAS IN THE ARMY, HE QUIT, HE COULD NOT STAND THE OPPRESSION.

      HE WAS VERY GOOD LOOKING AND TALL, ONE DAY I SAW HE HAD A LARGE CUT ON HIS RIBS SKIN. HE EXPLAINED OTHER SOLDIERS HAD ASSAULTED HIM, GRABBED HIS ARMS AND LEGS AND THROWN HIM IN THE SWIMMING POOL, BUT THEY DID IN A WAY THAT HALF OF HIS TORSO HIT THE EDGE OF THE POOL. THEY CALLED HIM LA LINDA (THE PRETTY GIRL) IS THAT HONOR AND LOYALTY? NOPE!

      May 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  83. Really Jersey

    When The Affordable Health Care Act was passed it was pointed out to you, Mr President, that the 23 – 26 year old college student children of active/retired veterans were excluded entirely & NOT given ANY health care coverage on their parent's health care policy with TRICARE.
    The First Lady publicly promised she would ask you to correct this injustice. Mr President, the bill you signed to fix this gaping hole in the AHCA requires full time students from active/retired military families to PAY $2,400.00 each year per student to TRICARE for a separate policyfor each child beginning at age 23.
    The children of civilians are retained on THEIR parent's health care policies at that age without cost to them or their families. Respectfully sir; I think my almost 23 year old child has already paid the dues ...When Daddy was not there at the birth... With every missed holiday, event, or geographic separation...
    Military brats deserve to be treated better than second class US citizens. It is time that you back up your support of US veterans with effective action on their behalf.
    It is quite an irony that our family will be required to pay TRICARE for our 23 year old student's medical policy starting this November...However; it does mean that this issue will be quite fresh in our minds, & those of our voting age children, on Election Day.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:06 am |
  84. Navin Johnson

    Navy Vet here! He has my vote! If my idiot Republican governor, Rick Scott, doesn't find a way to keep me from voting.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:12 am |
    • Really Jersey

      Do you have a college student who is 23 -26 Navy vet? We will pay TRICARE $2,400 this year for our Navy brat's separate medical policy. Civilians get it for free. This is how he fixed the fact that they got nothing at all for health care . They can have care now, but we pay when no one else does.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:12 am |
    • Iamnotfooled

      You are a lot tougher and smarter then that. You have 5 months to make sure he can't stop your vote!

      May 26, 2012 at 3:58 am |
    • Michael

      If you do plan to vote for Obama, lets hope your vote is way laid!

      May 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      RE-DISTRICTING MAY INCLUDE YOUR VOTE AS REPUBLICAN, REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU VOTE. MOVE TO A DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT, IF YOU CAN :) CALL OBAMA FOR AMERICA.COM.

      THE GOP USED TO BE MODERATE, BUT NOT ANYMORE :( I USED TO VOTE FOR REPUKES. WALKER BUSH TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED ME! I AM MUCH HAPPIER NOW THAT I VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA :)

      TAKE CARE :)

      May 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  85. halleda

    USAF 1972 and I voted for Paul and will vote only for him or Gary Johnson especially after witnessing the outright thuggery that the Romney people and the GOP establishment is pulling in order to maintain their monopoly on the process. I could never vo9te for Obama but the GOP has failed to put forth an acceptable choice. Now I won't vote for Romney any more than I will vote for Obama. It amazes me that the GOP seems to believe they can win in November after alienating the Paul people, the disgusted Democrats, the independents and the evangelicals. The GOP core of ostriches simply isn't that large.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:46 am |
  86. Really???

    He messed up with vets on health care. Military children pay for their health care as full time students at 23. Civilians do not.

    May 26, 2012 at 2:15 am |
  87. usatruth

    WHO ARE YOU?

    REPUBLICANS vs DEMOCRATS
    SUCKER vs REPLENISHER
    131 RICH FAMILIES vs 310 MILLION AMERICANS
    (according to TED WARNER)

    If U Don't believe it, Ask your wallet for an answer.
    "EVERYTHING REPUBLICANS PROMISE AMERICANS ENDS UP DELIVERED BY DEMOCRATS". U ALL CAN QUOTE ME ON THIS PHRASE AND THINK ABOUT IT THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE.

    May 26, 2012 at 2:24 am |
    • Mike Speakman

      Another fool that drank the kool-aid.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:35 am |
    • donald

      Because TED TURNER said so? LMFAO! You are clueless and ignorant. What was it that your favorite democrat said? Oh yeah...."We must pass this bill to see what's in it". Great way of doing business.

      May 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  88. B Matteson

    If the President is going to salute our uniformed troops as he comes down the steps of AF1, he should spend some time and learn how to salute correctly. He will be so dangerous to this country and the sacrifices that have been made for our freedoms as a lame duck. Your guns go first.

    May 26, 2012 at 2:31 am |
  89. sithlord1

    Why isn't CNN and the Obama media machine talking about the 88 plus innocent children and families being slaughter by the Syrian government as we speak? Go to bbc news and its the main article. Obama needs to step up his foreign policy and help these people being slaughtered.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:19 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      PRESIDENT OBAMA HUMBLY ADMITTED HE HAD MADE SOME MISTAKES. CONDOLENCES TO YOU IF YOU LOST DEAR RELATIVES, OR IF YOU GOT MAIMED. I MYSELF AM DISABLED FROM AN INHERITED GENE, NOT WAR INJURY. NOW, THE REALITY IS THAT DISABILITY CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE, TO ANYONE. :(

      YOUR QUESTION IS LEGITIMATE, I HAVE ASKED MYSELF THAT. HAVE YOU ASKED THE WHITE HOUSE OF THE OBAMA FOR AMERICA SITE:? YOU COULD CALL THEM. I GUESS PRESIDENT OBAMA REALIZED THAT GIVEN THE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT, OUR SOLDIERS AT LEAST EARNED SALARIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, PLUS THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION, OR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS SUPPORTED THE PATRIOT WAR. PLUS MOST OF THE HOUSE WANTED TO CONTINUE THE WAR. ALSO STOPPING THE WAR WOULD HAVE CUT MILITARY JOBS IN OUR BASES AT HOME.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA ORDERED THE AIR OPERATIONS TO PROTECT THE LYBIAN DEMONSTRATORS, THE CONGRESS REPUKES PROTESTED, NOW YOU ALSO PROTEST FOR NOT AERIAL BOMBING? WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT? MAKE UP YOUR MINDS, WILL YOU? STOP DILLY-DALLYING.

        May 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
      • tjm07

        There is a great document that has been around since 1776...it sort of tells the 3 co-equal branches of government what they can and can not do...sending military troops into a hostile environment is a function of the Congress. You might try reading the document sometime, it makes for good reading, but I suspect you will need someone to tell you what the big words mean.

        May 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • Harrys Putter

      How would you like Obama to do this ?
      Get into a war with Russia ?
      You do understand that Russia has a military base in Syria
      and it is being supplied with troops and weapons from russia and Iran.

      Since you have all the answers, tell us what to do !

      May 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  90. Bart

    Any vet who was around during the Bush-Gore election remembers well what the democrats did: Send their lawyers out to districts that had heavy military populations to challenge and toss out as many military mail-in ballots as possible. We know full well what the j@ck@ss party stands for.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:59 am |
  91. jon

    Vets see through this scam...Obama is the worst commander in modern history

    May 26, 2012 at 4:43 am |
    • Patricksday

      Yeah, everytime there is a Democrat President the Republicans will naturally call them the worst commander in chief, but I bet you think George W Bush was the sharpest knife in the drawer.

      May 26, 2012 at 9:15 am |
      • sithlord1

        I am independent and have voted both ways more than once. Bush was better then Obama but both suck. But our economy and GDP was doing fine and groing up until 2007 when the democrats took control with Nasty Pelosi. Look at charts provided by any spource, even the federal government, they show that things were looking up and doing fine until the democrats got power. Then they really start looking bad and when Obama took office and had both the house and senate democrats things really went down hill along with the price of gas, food and goods. Now what? 4 years is more than enough to realize Obama is a horrible president.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WALKER BUSH "THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER" HAHAHAHAHA, IS THAT WHY HE SPENT ALMOST 8 YEARS AND FAILED TO CATCH BIN LADEN? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

        May 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WHAT DOES THAT PHRASE "SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER" MEAN? I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE TERM.

        May 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
      • hoclerk

        Bush wasn't particularly smart, but at least he only waged war in other countries. Obama is waging his war against the American Constitution, liberty, and freedom of choice. Obama should be running with Chavez in Venezuela – that's his style.

        May 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
      • voodkokk

        How much time does obama have in the trenches? That's what I thought.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
      • donald

        Wolf....learn to read and comprehend. The information that led to the demise of bin laden was received at gitmo during the bush years. You know gitmo right?? THe place Obama was against and promised to shut down. Yeah, well I guess it wasn't so bad after all.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
    • Harrys Putter

      Vets saw thier benefits cut under Bush.
      Obama has restored them.
      What scam are you talking about ?

      May 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YOU ARE NOT INSIDE THE VETERANS MINDS, YOUR CLAIM COMES OUT OF YOUR HEAD, IT IS YOURS ONLY :)))))))

      May 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
      • voodkokk

        Wow, and you came up with that by yourself, I'm impressed.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
    • Michael

      Obama is definitely not worthy of a second term. Actually, he wasn't worthy of a first term,. Hopefully we will get it right in November.

      May 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  92. seebs

    I'd guess that the president who finally actually killed DADT will be pretty well-liked by a fair number of people in the military. Not a popular policy, that.

    And of course not everyone will like him, but if he is better-liked by vets now than he was in 2008, that'll help him out a lot.

    May 26, 2012 at 5:07 am |
  93. jthomasin

    Any sane person should support Obama and support ending the war.

    May 26, 2012 at 5:14 am |
  94. Sponge-Bob

    Being an actual vet I know that the vast majority vote by absentee. What frustrates a lot of us is that many states count our votes last and even then only if needed, many get discarded if the race is already decided. Politicians will never admit this of course.

    May 26, 2012 at 5:30 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      RIGHT! I READ SACKS OF ABSENTEE VOTES WERE THROWN AWAY BY REPUKE VOTE COUNTERS :(

      May 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
      • voodkokk

        Right, you READ it, did you see it first hand? Didn't think so.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
      • Sponge-Bob

        You're an idiot. Why would republicans throw away votes that they know are probably in their favor? Your posts make no sense and show a highly deluded one sided view. You also don't seem to know what a Caps Lock is.

        May 27, 2012 at 8:20 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        T H A T I S N OT WHAT I WROTE AND M E A N T, R E A D IT S LO WLY, A G A I N G, R E D N E C K :) IT S E E M S YOU NEED T O GO B A CK TO KINDERGARTEN:) T A K E Y O U R S T U P I D T IME LEARNING THE VOWELS :))))) NO WONDER RUIN ROMNEY FOOLS YOU!

        May 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        TO REPUKE: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, IS B.S. ALL YOU GOT?

        May 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  95. Bart

    After trying to reduce and cut veterans benefits, Obama wants the vets to vote for him!! The only way he can counter his actions is lying. Since Obama is an egotistical habitual liar, this should not be too difficult for him.

    May 26, 2012 at 6:14 am |
    • Harrys Putter

      The only one lying is you.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE ONES WHO REDUCED MILITARY FUNDING WERE THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE, JOHN BOHENER DECIDED TO PAY FOR THE DEFICIT BY CUTTING THE BUDGET OF THE ARMY, PRESIDENT OBAMA DISAGREED, SO DID MOST DEMOCRATS, BUT A FEW TRAITORS CROSSED PARTY LINES, I THINK 4 OR 8 OF THEM :(

      ACCORDING TO THE US CONSTITUTION, CONGRESS HAS THE POWER OF DISBURSEMENT OF THE PURSE.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • Rick

      Yeah there Bart, you may actually want to take a look at the numbers before you spout off with nonsense. It makes you look like a fool.

      May 27, 2012 at 12:18 am |
  96. Mike

    I'm an Air Force vet and I would never vote for this moron!

    May 26, 2012 at 6:14 am |
  97. jack

    He can count on this Navy Veteran. I will proudly go to the polls and cast my vote for Mr Obama in November.

    May 26, 2012 at 6:52 am |
  98. dzerres

    I'm a vet and I too am concerned about military spending: it's bankrupting the country and unnecessary. Obama proved that in this day and age a combination of small military actions and intelligence operations is what works against this 21st Century enemy. Would good is a rediculously oversized military when the country is broke and people are out of work? The generals and their VFW supporters are still fighting WWII with bombers and tanks and fleets that are unnecessary, overpriced and unaffordable.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:05 am |
  99. ptBarnumboy

    Why any vet would vote for a man who used his religion and money to avoid serving his country during time of war is beyond me.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:23 am |
  100. rla

    Campaign distortion at its finest!!!!!! It's sad when spin is acceptable, distortion is acceptable and getting elected is rule one of politics and rule two is getting reelected - I am so disgusted by this and the absolute failure of the media to do its job I could spit nickles as my parents use to say!!!

    May 26, 2012 at 7:39 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YOU SOUND LIKE AN EVANGELIST OR TEA PARTY MEMBER? I AGREE WITH YOU THAT RUIN ROMNEY IS DOING WHAT YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT.

      May 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
      • Mark

        There is nothing at all wrong with an evangelist or tea party member, unless of course you are the typical hypocritical scumbagger.

        May 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  101. Willy Brown

    Barry we are not as stupid as the w hite guilt voters that selected you.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:40 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      FORTUNATELY :)))) ME AND MY HUSBAND ARE CAUCASIAN AND WILL VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA :) PLEASE, DO NOT JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS. MANY WHITES WE KNOW SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA :))))

      MAKE SURE TO GO OUT AND VOTE :) SEE YOU AT THE ELECTION SITES :)

      May 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • voodkokk

        What does being a caucasian have to do with voting for obama? Evidently you and your husband are well-off democrats and not the ones struggling to keep their lights on.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
      • donald

        Why does your race matter in this election? Vote for who you want and leave race out. IS that too hard for you?

        May 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  102. Jerry

    Again, what else is new?! Mr. Obama must be getting really getting desperate. Mr. Bush has probably done more to show his appreciation for for our service men and women than Mr. Obama has done during his almost four years in office.

    Now, he needs their vote! With this man and his attack dogs, hypocrisy knows no bounds. I hope our service man and women DO NOT fall for Mr. Obama's and his so called Election Team's hypocrisy.

    Also, would someone PLEASE teach this man the proper way to salute our hero service men and women.

    May 26, 2012 at 8:05 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      I HAVE SEEN SO MANY NEWS ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA HONORING VETERANS AND GIVING THEM MEDALS! YOU ARE LYING...OR NEED GLASSES :)

      May 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
      • Mark

        Really? Are you familiar with the term "political propaganda"? Obama cares zip about the military, he uses them (us) for political gain only.

        May 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  103. JustSaying2U

    When watching the GOP Presidential debates, I keenly noticed that when the gay servicemember (serving in an active war-zone, mind you) was booed, NOT ONE OF THE CANDIDATES SPOKE UP TO DEFEND HIM. That was a leadership-defining moment, and every one of them said nothing. That's all I needed to hear. 4 more for 44!!

    May 26, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  104. david

    A no vote from this vet.

    May 26, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WHY? DID YOU SERVE IN THE KITCHEN? ONE OPINION DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL VET CHOICES :) FORTUNATELY :))))))
      THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, ANYHOW.

      May 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
      • voodkokk

        And neither does yours, your opinion only counts once like the rest of us.

        May 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
      • Print More Money

        Which crack house did you serve in?

        May 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        JOKE IS ON YOU: I DO NOT EVEN SMOKE REGULAR CIGARRETES; MUCH LESS DRUGS, OR DRINK. MOSTLY I DRINK ORANGE JUICE, DECAFFEINATED TEA OR COFFEE, PLAIN WATER TOO. :) GOT IT?I AM HAPPILY MARRIED TO A MAN,I AM FEMALE , SIR OR MADAM.

        May 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  105. D.A.

    Wow, just sitting here reading this has been great. As a vet of both OEF & OIF and Desert Storm let me throw my 2 cents in, OB is not for the active or retired military, now why would i say that? Well look at the record of taking care of us, he doesnt have a clue on what we do. I love that credit is given to him on the whole bin laden take down what a joke, did he go on the op? NO, but he will get credit for it, what has he done for the vets?? Just look around at the ones who served and ask if they have seen a raise in there pay with current admin. they have not what about thier benifits? Higher cost for hc is coming but wait the is more, this is just the start. Besides bowing to others and traveling more in one term than any 2 term potus he now wants to act like he going to get reelected. So what is the asnwer? Stop voting for what is a popular trend, vote for who can help us out of this mess, party is over time to pay the bill

    May 26, 2012 at 8:52 am |
  106. Pete NJ

    Is CNN going to do everything they can to get Obama elected again like they did last time? The answer is yes. Rather than reporting the news CNN publishes an agenda of left wing ideology. Have you ever seen a story about someone who protected themselves with a legal firearm? Ever a story that was pro Chris Christie or scott Walker? Ever a story that paints the Amateur Obama in a bad light?

    May 26, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  107. studdmuffins

    He will not get my vote.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:03 am |
  108. Keith

    Way to go, he may be able to pull it off, Clinton got the Military vote his second term.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:09 am |
  109. Patricksday

    Its an easy vote, your either for Corporate Greed aka Republicans or the American people the Democrats. Will they sell out the American people by voting GOP or not.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  110. jon

    He might get some black vets to vote for him for purely racial reasons but that would be it

    May 26, 2012 at 9:20 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      I THINK YOU WILL BE SURPRISED, :)

      May 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NO SIR, WE DEMOCRATS WILL VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, WE WILL STAND BY HIM ALL THE WAY :)))))))))

      May 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  111. Doublespeak

    “We will care and serve our veterans the way they've served us...”

    Right! That's why the big push to deny reenlistment is alive and well.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:24 am |
  112. eviltaxpayer

    Does obhama ever stop campaigning? Geesh!

    May 26, 2012 at 9:32 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      DO I DETECT REPUKE EXHAUSTION? YOU SEE, SINCERE CAMPAIGNING ENERGIZES US DEMOCRATS. INSTEAD SERIAL A-LA RONNEY STYLE DRAINS YOU CONSERVATIVES :) BYE, BYE. TAKE A PERMANENT VACATION.

      May 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • ﺶCHEﺶ

      NOPE!
      Until you DROP dead. That will be the only time The Messiah, Pres. Obama will stop.
      Eat your evil heart out.
      Pres. Obama WINS 2012.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
  113. Ron WPAFB

    It's Memorial Da, it's what presidents do. CNN has to make a political thing out of it. The President has done more for the men and Women of the Armed forces than many of those before him! And that is a fact! Being one military family, we fully support Barak Obama. If the GOP want to stay in Afghanistan, then they should do it! Along with Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, the GOP will also inadvertently cut services in the VA's Nationally should they win, which they won't.

    Regardless, The men and women of the Armed Forces stand ready without voicing there Political views, to protect the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic!

    May 26, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  114. bob58

    Drone Strike agaisnt Al Qeada:

    2001 thru 2008 = 20

    2009 thru May 2012 = 230

    May 26, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  115. termlimits

    Another attempt at vote buying!!

    May 26, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  116. juicelee

    Courting the vet vote is just NOT going to happen with success. Tying their hands behind their back, talking down on the things these young men and women do, and cutting their resources won't get many votes. Obama's chickens will come home to roost.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  117. Highland

    Why would a veteran vote for a person who has openly indicated his dislike for the USA and the Armed Services?

    May 26, 2012 at 9:52 am |
  118. Navy SEABEE 123

    I am a 22 year vet, (retired) and now work for the DOD. A president is not to credible if on one hand he is telling you how much he supports you, and on the other hand SEVERELY slashing the defense budget and troop levels. Bush was great for troops... Clinton and Obama,,,BAD.

    May 26, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  119. William

    He courts blacks. He courts Hispanic. He courts gays. Now he is courting Vets? He separates Americans into groups and tells them a tailor made story to gain their votes. Its just so transparent now. Much like his well publicized hatred of Wall Street, then pandering to them at 30 thousand dollar a plate fundraiser.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  120. bob

    WHY WOULD ANY VET VOTE FOR THIS COWARD??

    May 26, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  121. bob

    IS HE KIDDING???

    May 26, 2012 at 10:10 am |
  122. Joe

    Nice photo... first time I ever saw the failure salute.

    May 26, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • ﺶCHEﺶ

      I have a similar one fully framed on my wall.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  123. teams33

    Vet vote goes to Mitt Romney. Sorry

    May 26, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      STOP SPREADING YOUR RUIN ROMNEY LIES, WILL YOU?

      May 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • hoclerk

      Overall, Obama has less than zero chance of getting serious vet support. They've had his number for a long while.

      May 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  124. johnquepublique

    What an OBAMINATION to even consider requesting vet's support.

    May 26, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  125. Go sit in the car

    Forget the vets Choom club Barry. Go for the drug dealer vote...phfit....eeer.

    May 26, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  126. bilk7

    Vets, as well as active military personell, will look past the politically tinged comments of the extreme and vote according to who they feel has done the best job and will do the best job. Many of them can see for themselves that this Commander-In-Chief has done a very good job. They also see that his opponent and his opponent's advisors are pushing for a conflict with Iran and he has labled Russia as our number one concern. That shows a lack of understanding of recent history. Our vets see that and will vote accordingly.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YEAH, I ALSO READ THAT RUIN ROMNEY ATTACKED CHINA :( HE IS A REAL TROUBLEMAKER, FIRST RATTLES RUSSIA, THEN CHINA, WHO DOES ROMNEY THINK HE IS?

      May 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  127. Michael

    Wow a bunch of whiny little girl fortune tellers here. To say why you support some one ....great...To claim to be able to predict the future based on what you know....Questionable...To claim you are so right that you wont even listen to some one else s point of view....ridiculous.......

    May 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  128. anoel2005

    The Vets know a fraud when they see one.......Congrats Mr. AxelFRAUD for photo-shopping Obama's likeness into all the pictures of our greatest Presidents.

    NOT.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT THE SOLDIERS WILL ENDORSE A COWARD WHO RAN TO SCOTLAND AND SO AVOIDED SERVING IN VIET NAM? NO WAY!

      May 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  129. Blue Dog

    Vets fight for the country, not top 1% as Romney and GOP does.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • sithlord1

      Obama is part of that top 1%. Why doesn't he use some of that 250 MILLION dollars he has raised from all his super rich elite friends and give back to the poor. If Obama really felt that way, then why doesn't he PROVE it and do it himself? With his money he has raised to become president he could help all of us struggling poor people and still have plenty of campaign money. But the truth is he just wants power and to rADICALLY CHANGE aMERICA INTO A STRUGGLING eURO STYLE SOCIALIST REGIME. oBAMA IS A DICTATOR AND OUTSOURCER IN CHIEF.

      May 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • Blue Dog

        Donation to Obama's campaign is not his personal money. In case you didn't notice, John Edwards is being prosecuted for doing that.
        Obama has helped vets by simply ending the war in Iraq and trying to end one in Afganistan. He has also helped by offering new policies to eocourage re-employment of vets like tax credits for businesses hiring vets, re-education and retraining programs for vets for todays jobs etc.
        I think we stil need to do a beter job in handling mental issues like PTSD aming vets.

        May 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • Harrys Putter

        Replace "Obama" with "Romney" and ask yourself the same question.
        You want Obama to give up his "election" money so the Republicans' can win the white house and finish the destruction ?

        May 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      RIGHT, SOLDIERS FIGHT FOR REAL FREEDOM, NOT TO ENRICH MILLIONAIRES LIKE RUIN ROMNEY!

      May 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  130. Blue Dog in AL

    Vets fight for the whole country, not top 1%.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  131. Blue Dog in AL

    Vets fight for the whole country, not top 1% unlike Romeny and GOP.

    May 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  132. mpullum2k12

    It all boils down to how deep troop and budget cuts will the 1% wil have to face. The more in cuts you take upon active duty the more distrust we have towards any commander-in-chief. We'll see after the military cuts over 100,000 in the next couple of years. Involuntary separations also play a huge toll as well as tricare fee hikes. Just saying.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  133. mpullum2k12

    The saying usually goes for the military that when a Democrat is in office there will be troops cuts. Seems to be a common trend.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  134. Jilleranda

    Who gets more donations from current Service Members than the other candidates combined?
    It's that guy that, according to the reporters, isn't even in the running anymore.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      I GOT SIMILAR RESPONSES, MIRANDA. ARE YOU REPUKES USING A STEREOTYPED RESPONSE?...NO WONDER :)))))))

      May 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      I READ THE GOP WILL NOMINATE RON PAUL AT THE END. WHO IS MORE RADICAL, ROMNEY OR RON PAUL?

      May 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  135. mpullum2k12

    When I say the 1% I mean the 1% who serve this great nation.

    May 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  136. ShrinkingClass

    I look forward to November to let the REPUBLICANS KNOW it's PAYBACK TIME!

    The Republicans have pushed policy to turn the hard working middle class into the working poor!

    GUT the REPUBLICANS and it's time to let the BUSH tax cuts expire EXCEPT for those who have BOUGHT FAVORS from Congress, AND ELIMINATE ALL DEDUCTIONS!

    OMG, payback for 4 years will be fun!

    May 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TRIUMPH WILL BE ITS OWN REWARD! MAKE SURE TO STAY LEGAL AND NON-VIOLENT. OTHERWISE THE CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT COULD REVERSE THE RESULTS. DO NOT GIVE THE REPUKES ANY PRETEXTS TO OVERTURN THE ELECTION RESULTS.

      May 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
      • vet4life63

        The election is already bought and paid for isn't it? Nothing to fear then....

        May 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • voodkokk

      The only people that will vote obama are on his payroll.

      May 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  137. Johnson

    According to Romney is 2008 when asked why none of his five sons were in the Military he said "they serve their country by helping me become President"!! Bravo Mr. Romney.....now take us to war with Iran and Syria.

    May 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      ARE YOU CRAZY? WE DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO PAY FOR MORE WARS! RATHER, NEGOTIATE A PEACE THROUGH THE UNITED NATIONS.

      NO MORE AMERICAN SOLDIERS DEAD OR DISABLED. SAVE BILLIONS OF MONEY, LET FOREIGNERS IN PEACE. JUST QUIETLY CONTRIBUTE TO WORLD PEACE AND NO MORE TYRANTS.

      May 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
      • voodkokk

        Sounds like you are anti-obama. He is the one that is continuing the wars.

        May 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
      • Guest

        So with that thought, you support the one who likes to assassinate American citizens with no due process of law and has expanded the targeted killing campaign world wide to levels never seen before?

        Both of these guys are two sides of the same coin. Look elsewhere.

        May 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
      • rwdragon86

        Really – how are those UN observers doing in Syria. I bet you believe in unicorns too.

        May 27, 2012 at 6:49 am |
      • joe

        Syrians don't have much faith in U.N. '?peace?' negotiations. Please deal in the here and now reality. Syrian artillery is killing Syrian children while the U.N. is ?negotiating?. Syria just needs to negotiate until they kill all the people they want then say they want a cease fire. And then does the U.N. get credit for ?negotiating? a cease fire? The U.N. is nothing but a money sucking black hole.

        May 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
    • Greg C.

      Ok, morons, last I checked, we have a volunteer military; it's a choice. I don't measure Romney or any other person interested in the Presidency on whether their kids did or didn't serve in the military. What I look for is the ability to lead, ability to govern, and someone that has the cojones to take a stand. Where's Obama on Syria, how long did it take for Obama to make a decision on Libya, why is he kissing Putin's arse, where's his support for Israel. Obama is a joke.

      May 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  138. Johnson

    Vets are our most treasure Citizens and we salute them all.

    May 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  139. Agno

    Who is the better commander in chief? Lets do the math shall we-
    Cost to take down 1 dictator
    1T+ dollar cost spent off the books
    4K+ KIA
    25K+ WIA
    200,000+ civilians killed
    America despised and terrorism increased
    or
    2B dollars spent
    0 KIA
    2 pilots slightly injured
    Approx 1,000 civilians killed
    America respected

    This choice should be so obvious but for some reason and some people it isnt.

    Signed, disabled Army 11B and 16T vet

    May 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  140. jim

    "His message may be grounded in policy but in this election season it’s also about the politics."
    His message is grounded in politics because ALL presidential policies are grounded in politics. Winning the election is the entire program. Public service is a joke, and not a very good one!

    May 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NOT AT ALL, HOW COME PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS HONORED MANY WAR VETERANS ALL THROUGH HIS PRESIDENCY?

      PLUS WHEN WALKER BUSH PUT CONDECORATIONS ON GENERALS, WAS IT FOR "POLITICAL PURPOSES." IF SO, SURELY IT WAS :) WHAT PRESIDENTIAL HONORING WOULD BE SEEN BY THE REPUKES AS NOT FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES? PRESIDENTIAL CONDECORATING TOILETS?. HAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

      May 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
  141. Vet in FL

    I do not mind Obama's constant pandering to voting blocks. He is, after all, a politician and WILL say anything for a vote. What does frost me is that the man doesn't understand what Memorial day is all about. Memorial Day observes FALLEN MILITARY MEMBERS. Veteran's Day celebrates Veterans. If he wants to pander over this weekend, he should be pandering to the FAMILIES and SURVIVIOR of our fallen heroes. He should give our veteran's their well deserved due on Veteran's day. Oh, wait! That comes AFTER THE ELLECTION.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  142. FreedomStorm

    In the last 236 years, how many enlisted, how many swore the oath, how many wore the uniform, how many served, how many fought, how many bled, and how many died ... so that the Constitution would be used in tyranny's toilet?

    May 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  143. Greg C.

    Vets respect leadership; Obama is a politician not a leader; his policies are detrimental to American interests, his foreign policy is laughable, and his kissing up to Putin, his pandering to North Korea, his lack of commitment to Israel, and his nonexistence in taking a leadership position on how to handle the genocide in Syria is a direct reflection of his inept leadership.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  144. rudyG

    I'm an independent. I voted for Obama. He promised he would change the tone in Washington. Not only did he not do that, but he is the one already setting a VERY nasty tone for the upcoming campaign. He is also playing loose with a lot of facts, trying to do anything he can to make us forget the economic situation we are in, and the promises he made, and failed to keep. The slowest recovery in modern times is not easy to overlook. Sorry, Mr. President, you don't deserve reelection.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  145. GySgtG

    Most Vets are conservative. we don't like the Gay in the military and wouldn't vote for the druggie

    May 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  146. GySgtG

    most vets are conservative.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  147. Mark

    You pro-Obama posters are so far off the mark it is pathetic. I served for 35 years in the military and retired in 2008 so I wouldn't have to serve under Obama. The vast majority of the military does NOT support Obama. Unless you are currently serving or recently served, your "opinions" regarding the military are worthless.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  148. PATRIOT1JMC

    YOU ARE KIDDING RIGHT? YEA, EVERY SOLDIER LOVES A PRES WHO MAKES THEM FIGHT A WAR WITH THEIR HANDS TIED BEHIND THEIR BACKS! WHO TRIES TO CUT THEIR BUDGET AT EVERY TURN. WHO WELCOMES HOMOSEXUALS TO BUNK AND BATH WITH THEM! THEN OH YEA, WRITES A COVER YOUR BUTT MEMO BEFORE THE BIN LADEN RAID, THAT SAYS; " IF THIS ACTION GOES BAD, IT DID NOT HAPPEN, CLASSIFY IT", THEN TAKES ALL THE CREDIT, YEA, GOOD DUDE! HOO-RAH ROMNEY 2012' NO EXCUSES NO MILTITARY CUTS!!!!

    May 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  149. PATRIOT1JMC

    THE PRESIDENT HAS THREATENED TO VETO THE MILITARY BUDGET JUST PASSED BY REPUBLICAN CONGRESS!!! ATTN** ALL VETS AND ACTIVE DUTY SOLDEIRS; WRITE YOUR SENATORS, WRITE THIS PRESIDENT AND TELL HIM NOT, I REPEAT DO OT VETO OUR PAY, MEDICAL, EQUIPTMENT AND CHILDERNS FUTURE!!!! HOO-RAH!

    May 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  150. Tschrny Wolf

    THAT, IS YOUR OPINION ONLY. WHO PICKED ME UP AND HEALED WHEN I BROKE BOTH LEGS, FINGERS OR HAD AN EPILEPSY ATTACK? PUBLIC SERVICES DID :)

    IF YOU CAN AFFORD PRIVATE SERVICES, THAT DOES NOT APPLY TO 44 MILLION AMERICANS! SO STOP JUDGING BY YOUR SELFISH HIGH ELITE PREJUDICES!

    May 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • Dan

      Turn off the caps lock. You are INCREDIBLY ANNOYING.

      May 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        NO, SIR. I NEED TO SEE WHAT I WRITE CLEARLY, OTHERWISE I MAKE LOTS OF MISTAKES. NO OFFENSE WHATSOEVER. BESIDES, YOU ALSO USE CAPS IN YOUR LAST PARAGRAPH.

        I FIIND CAPS EASIER TO READ THAN SMALL LETTERS. GOT IT?

        May 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        IF SO, WHY DO YOU USE CAPS?

        May 26, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
      • Dan

        If you are not smart enough to figure out that I was making fun of you then you are beyond help Einstein.

        May 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I HEARD YOU ANNOYANCE, REPUKE, IF YOU DO NOT LIKE MY WRITING, STOP READING MY POSTS. OTHERWISE YOU ARE A SADOMASOCHIST!!!

        May 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        SURPRISE, SURPRISE: I HAVE A NEAR GENIUS I.Q. I MAJORED WITH HONORS FROM UNIVERSITY, HONOR ROLL IN COLLEGE, THIRD OF ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL :) WANT MORE?

        YOU WERE JOKING? HEY LEARN WHAT GOOD JOKING IS. CYNICISM DOES NOT REPLACE GOOD AND SIMPLE HUMOR, SIR OR LADY :)

        May 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
    • Bob the Janitor

      HEY TOADSTOOL, LEARN HOW TO USE THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON AND STOP SPREADING YOUR NEO-FASCIST COMMUNIST I-WANT-SOMEBODY-ELSE-TO-SUPPORT-ME MENTALITY.

      I AM PART OF THE 56 PERCENT WHO HAS TO SUPPORT YOUR SORRY TUCKUS, SO GET A HAIRCUT AND GET A REAL JOB.

      May 26, 2012 at 10:54 pm |
  151. PATRIOT1JMC

    DO NOT BELEIVE THESE NUMBERS 44-37%, RIGHT!!!!

    May 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  152. PATRIOT1JMC

    EERY COMMENT I MAKE IS AWAITING MODERATION! CNN LIMITS FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  153. Michael

    I am from a military family (father is a 32 year Army veteran (WWII, Korea, Vietnam), brother is an 8 year Army veteran (Vietnam), and I am a Marine Corps veteran (11 years). Among the many people we know (some former military, some current military, some civilian) we know absolutely no one who has a positive opinion of the current President or his administration. This President is in for a very unpleasant surprise when voters go to the polls this November.

    May 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  154. PATRIOT1JMC

    AMERICA

    May 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  155. vet4life63

    He isn't getting this Vet's vote. Not to fond of Romney either. Sick and tired of the imfringements upon our rights by this POTUS and the last one. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety".

    May 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • Robert

      Ron Paul 2012!

      May 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  156. anoel2005

    Obama's likeness was photo shopped into all the pics of the pasts greatest Presidents, thanks to AxelFRAUD and their campaign.

    The Vets know a fake when they see one.

    May 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • fred37ify

      Agree ! Good post !

      May 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      IF YOU HAVE THEM MESMERIZED OR HYPNOTYZED WITH THE MEET RUIN ROMNEY LIES, OF COURSE A FEW SOLDIERS MAY BELIEVE YOUR LIES!

      May 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  157. Jerry

    Tschrny Wolf, please take a chill pill and get some needed rest. WE ALL KNOW where and with whom you stand. (And, as long as YOU RESPECT where and whom we stand with, we will respect your choices.) Essentially, you are repeating the same worn out Mr. Obama talking points over and over again. Let other posters have their say.

    Don't you think this is only fair?! Or, is it only your way (Mr. Obama's philosophy) or the highway?!

    May 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      SO YOU DISLIKE REPETITION? WELL, WHY DO YOU KEEP CLAIMING THE SAME RUTHLESS THINGS AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA? ACTUALLY, I FIND YOUR CLAIMS BORING AND MEAN.! THE FACT THAT YOU READ AND TOOK THE TIME TO REPLY SHOWS YOU WERE INTERESTED IN MY, ACCORDING TO YOU, REPETITIVE ARGUMENTS.

      I AGREE IT IS TIRESOME TO NEED TO REPEAT SIMPLE TRUTHS AGAIN AND AGAIN. SO STOP LYING AND YOU WILL FIND MORE VARIETY :)) BYE, BYE, JERRY.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
  158. Air Force Chief

    I am a 24 year active duty vet with 6 tours in AFG and IRQ. Pay raises below 2% and tripling of our health care costs do not say much for this administration's support for the military. Every military person I kinow supports this Commander in Chief but not a single one hopes he gets re-elected.

    May 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  159. Jim970

    Oh, yes. Obama is doing a great job for veterans. For example; I take medication that up until very recently (within the last 6 months) was free because it treated a service connected condition. Now it has been determined I must pay a copay. That copay is larger, by a factor of about 10 times larger than the cost of the medication if I go elsewhere, other than the VA to get it. Sure gives me faith in what is being done to, I mean "for" veterans. Mr. Obama, you are playing all veterans for fools and will not get my vote.

    May 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • fred37ify

      Jim970 Remember that when you vote !

      May 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    • cleareye1

      Your complaint should be addressed to the House Republicans, not Obama.

      May 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WHAT YOU CLAIM DOES NOT REFLECT MY ACTUAL EXPERIENCE WHEN I NEEDED EMERGENCY HOSPITAL SERVICES. I AM WALKING NORMALLY NOW THANKS FROM FINE MEDICAL TREATMENT UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA :) THE DOCTORS DID NOT CHEAT ME , AT ALL :) I DOUBT YOU SINCERELY WERE A DEMOCRAT, RATHER YOU SEEM TO BE AN INFILTRATOR.

      May 26, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE WELFARE AND MEDICARE CUTS, PLUS ARMY AND HUD CUTS WERE VOTED FOR BY THE REPUKES, IN THE CONSTITUTION CONGRESS HAS THE POWER OF THE PURSE; WHICH MEANS FUNDING FOR ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES AND THE MILITARY. SO YOU ARE AIMING AT THE WRONG TARGET :( IT WAS JOHN BOHENER AND HIS GANG THAT CUT THE ARMY FUNDS AND EVEN THE FOOD SAFETY ADMINISTRATION :( GO READ ABOUT IT, I WILL NOT SINCE YOUR TYPE FINDS MY EXPLANATIONS REPETITIVE.

      HOW COME YOU CHRISTIANS HEAR THE SAME LONG BORING SERMONS PRIESTS GIVE EVERY SUNDAY IN MASS?

      May 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
    • merchantsdowneast

      JIM970 VA has me listed as a single veteran. I have been sending them paperwork since 2008 that I am married. They have been paying me for a dependent. Now they say I owe them $8000 because I am a single veteran and started taking $200 a month out of my compensation. Guess what.I am married, always have been. VA is nuts or totally screwed up. They will do anything they can to scrimp for money whether it be your co-pay or my dependent status...WHY? to save their JOB! Not help veterans.

      May 28, 2012 at 5:37 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        LOOK, CONGRESS VOTED TO RAISE LIVING COSTS AND REDUCE WELFARE BENEFITS. I KNOW, MY MEDICAID INCOME FELL TO 22 DOLLAR A MONTH FROM 350. I ALSO LATER GOT A 2000 DOLLARS BILL, THAT THE WORKER SAID TO MY HUSBAND WAS DEDUCING TO COVER THAT HUGE BILL :( I UNDERSTAND, THE REPUKES CUT ALL WELFARE AND MANY PROGRAMS LIKE FREE MEDICINE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA INITIALLY APPROVED.
        I DO NOT COMPLAIN, WHY? MY PILLS ONLY COST ME A DOLLAR :))))))

        NOW, YOU MUST FIND OUT STORES WHO COMPLY. GIANT DOES NOT, SAFEWAY STORES DO IN SOME SHOPPING CENTERS. YOU MUST CALL MEDICARE :) GOOD LUCK AND STOP BLAMING PRESIDENT OBAMA.

        May 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
  160. Obama Cares Romney Is Out of Touch

    Obama is the obvious choice as Mr Romney is out of toche and a proven gay basher as when he was 18.
    Romney has experience in breaking up companies and growing them.

    Romne is a silver spoon person that is not a leader. Get a clue Republican party and pick a real candidate in the future huh!

    May 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE GOP MADE NO ERROR, SEE, THE RADICALS BELIEVE IN ARMAGEDDON AND FANCY THEY WILL SURVIVE IN A NEW SINLESS JESUS NEW REIGN! RUINED ROMNEY HAS THE AGGRESSIVE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ATTITUDES THE REPUKES AND COMPANY WANT. THEY WILL BE SHOCKED WHEN THEY REALIZE THEY ARE DYING TOO, IF THEY SUCEED IN STEALING THE ELECTIONS THE WAY WALKER BUSH STOLE IT FROM AL GORE, WHO HAD A MAJORITY OF POPULAR VOTES. RALPH NADER AND THE CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT ALSO RULED IN FAVOR OF WALKER BUSH, UNFORTUNATELY.

      May 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
  161. Dan

    In a few short months Obama will be out of office regardless of who's butt he tries to kiss. America fell for his pandering lies of Hope and Change but this time around he has the record of 3 and a half years of utter failure on his resume. Romney 2012!

    May 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  162. ObamaBGone

    NO WAY would this vet ever vote for this traitor.

    May 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  163. Rich09876

    What ever happened to the days when the President was a War Vet who had a leg to stand on when it came to military related subjects. I miss those days...v

    May 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  164. Rich09876

    P.S. Why the heck would I ever vote for him? My unit's budget has shrunk 4 years in a row. No worries though, my ship will keep running on hopes and dreams.

    May 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  165. dscon

    pot head............
    who is not?

    May 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  166. Rockpile68

    What has Romney ever said or done to suppoer veterans? I am a retired Marine and will trust the status quo and all of you non-vets who like to chine in on issues that don't matter to you make no matter to us.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  167. Will

    Im an Iraq and Afghanistan Vet. I despise obama but dont tryst Romney either. Its Ron Paul all the way, he gets more money from the military then obama does anyway and when i came to all the republican candidates he got more then all of them combined.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  168. voodkokk

    The violation is a Class I felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, it's unlikely prosecutors would be aggressive about seeking charges.

    It no ones business who I voted for and it is no ones business who I tell....When are they going to put an hammer and sickle on the Wisconsin State Flag.

    May 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  169. voodkokk

    What is this your comment is awaiting moderation comrade

    May 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  170. JerPell

    Hey Liberal sheep....Your following a pot head druggy....The Dems know they can do better than him.....We have the loser Romney and this loser 'with a little luck", just might defeat him.......But lets face it, Rep, or Dem, if the press continues to crucify people, we will never have people of good character running for office, until then all we have are these two clowns....Sad!

    May 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  171. been_there_done_that

    The way I see it, you either vote for more social programs that disincentivize people to stand on their own 2 feet, apologist/appeasement foreign policy, and bigger and bigger bureaucracies with more and more red tape or you vote for a safety net that is trimmed to only help those who truly need it (charity not government should really be who is helping the poor), a foreign policy of negotiating from a position of strength ("trust, but verify", I believe was the phrase), and building more private industry instead of bureaucracies to stand in their way (I know some bureaucracies, but they do not all have to be massive and with unchecked power)

    May 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  172. USS Vammen DE-644

    This is as laughable as when Obama went to Ireland for a week looking for family relatives. If Barack Obama had been required to wear a military uniform in defense of the interests of this country, he would have run off to another country and we would not be dealing with him today. That he is reaching out to a faction of America that he clearly has ignored and has worked to undermine shows how desperate his re-election efforts have become. Barack Obama does not have the interest of America at heart. His only golal is to get re-elected. Wake up America!

    May 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
  173. Bob the Janitor

    I'm retired from the U.S. Air Force and have 200+ veterans on my Facebook...only 2 of all those veterans have indicated that they will vote for Obama. The other 198 will not vote for Obama or Biden or Clinton or whoever the democratic party throws at them. The democrats tried their best to cripple our military during the Reagan years, then ripped out our guts by letting the best and brightest out during the drawdowns of the Clinton years.

    Mr. Obama has done nothing to help the military...nothing. The only reason people are coming home is because if he doesn't keep that campaign promise, he will lose votes from non-vets.

    He's a t-u-r-d and needs to be shown the door...

    May 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  174. elbon55

    I don't know about any other vet but I wouldn't vote for that "If I had a son he would look like Trayvon" person.

    May 27, 2012 at 12:09 am |
  175. bittersportspills

    Here's what I know from 21 years on active duty at seven duty stations, and another six years as a government civilian:
    – The military is full of conservative, even reactionary personnel, and has blind allegiance–a Republican could tell them the exact same thing the President has and they'd accept it
    – President Obama hasn't done himself any favors with his efforts to force social change on the military–despite the "polls" you might see, the military is majority against against homsexuals, but no one's going to go on record saying that. The military does not like change; the military is strong on tradition.
    – President Obama doesn't get much respect from active duty, other than junior enlisted; senior officers and surprisingly, government civilians dislike him intensely
    – The President is much better towards the military than President Clinton. Mitt Romney doesn't exactly generate enthusiasm among the troops, but he'll get their vote due to the "R" behind his name

    May 27, 2012 at 12:29 am |
  176. WIMPY38

    crazyvermont: Your son's probably retiring because he's a coward!

    May 27, 2012 at 12:57 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NOT NECESSARILY, WHO KNOWS IF HE WITNESSED HORRORS OR MANGLED DEAD BODIES OF DEAR FRIENDS OR GIRLFRIENDS? IF THAT HAPPENED TO YOU, WOULD YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH THE SAME SAD EXPERIENCES? DID MCCAIN RETURN TO SERVE TO VIET NAM? OF COURSE HE DID NOT.

      May 27, 2012 at 3:06 am |
      • rwdragon86

        That was an ignorant comment. As a matter of fact after LENGTHY rehab McCain fought for and regained his flight status and returned to the NAVY. The Vietnam war was nearly over when he was released from a POW prison. Get out your history book.

        May 27, 2012 at 6:47 am |
  177. Fred

    He'll get some vet votes....there are some black vets.

    May 27, 2012 at 1:21 am |
  178. rudyG

    We constantly shout that the candidates think we're stupid. Well, they're right! The incoherent and irrational blabbering above speaks for itself. May God help us!!

    May 27, 2012 at 2:23 am |
  179. Ivywoods

    This board is sickening. As a vet I am disgraced by what I have readon these boards by active and retired vets. This President is the only person standing between your paycheck and homelessness. If I did not know better, I would think that my fellow vets like going to and fighting in senseless wars. Iran awaits if Romney is voted in, but at least Obama is trying to slow down the pace of death within our ranks by using drones instead of lives. If I did not know better I would think that many of you were speaking outof ignorance and stupidity claiming to want to vote another Republican into office. where is your loyalty to your families? You sound selfish and ungrateful! But do what you must. I do not want to fight in another Republican started war, and neither does my nephews, uncle and friends. We will be voting for the only Commander-in-Chief that has shown respect and courage to our ranks, and that is President Obama. Any other service person who is foolish enough to vote for Myth Romney surely deserves to see their families in poverty and hungry. And
    yes I mean that, you will surely deserve what you end up with.

    May 27, 2012 at 2:51 am |
  180. Scott

    Under Bush II 132,700,00 American citizens 18-66 earned wages subject to income tax, and 7,800,000 others were laid off but actively looking for a job and collected monthly unemployment insurance checks.

    Currently under Obama, 124,600,000 American citizens are earning wages subject to income tax, 10,100,000 others are laid off but looking for a job and collecting monthly unemployment insurance checks, plus there is a new and growing group currently containing 5,700,000 Americans who no longer are counted as unemployed people because their unemployment insurance accounts have run dry. They are called the “group that has given up”.

    It is convenient to the Obama administration to not count the “the group that has given up” because excluding them enables the less unfavorable unemployed percentage number of 8.1 %.

    5 presidents and Obama have presided over a core of 201,000,000 “working age”American citizens (age 18-66) according to US Census counting. 66% of this core steadily participated in the workforce under Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and Bush II. Participation has dropped to 62% under Obama.

    May 27, 2012 at 3:00 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      ARE YOU FINSHED? LOOK, PRESIDENT OBAMA DOES NOT CONTROL WHAT THE UNEMPLOYED DECIDE TO DO; IF YOU ARE TELLING THE TRUTH...A VERY DOUBTFUL THING. 'FACT: NEW HIRING HAS SLOWLY,, BUT SURELY INCREASED AND IT WILL CLIMB FASTER AT THE END OF THE YEAR :) THE WORST IS FINISHING, FORTUNATELY :))))))))

      May 27, 2012 at 3:12 am |
      • Steve Johnson

        You are about the dumbest coward who has walked this earth you POS>! If anybody was even paying attention to your BS they would realize that Europe is about to go into another recession and there is a very good chance they drag down the US into another recession. All an intelligent person who pays attention to world events has to do is observe the loss of 1000 point of the DJIA in the last 30 days and understand the word economies are all interconnected. Your lack of any facts and understanding of how the world operates is a complete picture into your small, cromagnon brain. I am sure you are lost at this point and need to breast fed form your fathers crotch. Stay in the cave you grew up in and since you have no honor as a man go fuck your goat you POS!

        May 27, 2012 at 4:02 am |
      • Print More Money

        Pass this trillion dollar stimulis bill and the unemployment rate will stay under 8%...oooops!

        May 27, 2012 at 7:01 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        SORRY FOR PRICKING YOUR RADICAL BALOON:) ACTUALLY, I READ IN CNN THAT EXPERT ECONOMISTS SAID THE JOB RATE WILL GROW AND UNEMPLOYMENT WOULD DROP TO 6 OR 3% BY NEXT YEAR :)))) SO EAT YOUR DUNG, ..."SIR". HAAAHAHAHAHAHAH,JOKE IS ON YOU! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

        May 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • BADGUY

      Thank the Republicans who've shipped manufacturing jobs overseas for the last 30 years. HWB just presided over the last "Great Exodus" of jobs to China. NOTHING will change for this economy until the disaster the Republicans presided over is reversed. Romney is NOT they guy you want in office to reverse it.

      May 28, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  181. sue mc

    HOW ARE THEY DOING THAT? There is no change, if Obama wants to fix somethigns then one give us some rights. Currently as a women veteran NPRC has lost my medical records and admittied to it in wrting this is the fed governemt. Then the VA denies all claims because the government has lost all my records intentally, the va denies and says no rercords and says you have towait for a hearing board that might happen this centruy- i have been waiitng 6 years for this so called board, The bs thats going on within the VA is so bad you need rubber boots to dive through it. WHERE IS THE VETERANS RIGHTS. we have none. then you write the white hosue to your state polticians and they just blow you off. One vet rep of a congressmans offiice told me I jsut have to waitt- yeah to hell feeezes over. CNN and the rest wonder why there is suicied to death by cops the governemt is doing intentally, they want to play games with you after you serve. The governemt is not doing sh89. There is still back logs of VA claims of voer 500, 000 veterans. the best advice keep your children home, let the eleite kids go serve none are serving now.

    May 27, 2012 at 4:25 am |
  182. sue mc

    if your serving now make sure you get a copy of eveerything medical and personal dont trust them saying there be a NPRC. they wont. The GOVERNEMTN NEW GAME IS BAD COP GOOD COP, SEE NPRC WILL LOSE YOUR RECORDS AND SAY WE MISPLACED THEM, THE VA WILL WILL SAY SORRY NO RECORDS NO CLAIM APPROVAL,, YOU WILL HAVE TO GO THE VA CIRCUS GAME OF APPEALS, YOUR HAVE TO WAIT FOR A TRAVEL BOARD OR HEARING TO SEE IIF THERE GOING TO APPROVE YOUR CLAIM, I HAVE BEEN WAITING 6 YEARS. AND STILL WAITING. THE VA WILL NOT PUT THE TRUTH IN ANOTHER WORDS THE VA LIKE TO COMMIT FRAUD BY SAYING THER IS NO RECORDS EVEN WHEN THEY GET ALETTER FROM NPRC THE FED GOV SAYING YES THERE WAS RECORDS AND WE MISPLACED THEM. ITS ALL A GAME TO THESE FOLKS, THE POLTICIANS TO THEM MEDIA ASKING OH YES WEE DOIGN ALLOT-WHAT??? THESE SCREWING US OVER LIKE THEY WERE YESTERDAY. keep your kids home until the draft starts and they startm pullinh like the ROmneys boys to go serve nothing will be fixed. ALL YOUN GET FROMTHE POLTICIANS IS THE SONG FROM THE MOVIE "littlle whore house in texas.. tHIS ISWHAT VETERANS ARE GETTING ESPICALLY WOMEN VETERANS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJG75FJkjr8

    May 27, 2012 at 4:33 am |
  183. sue mc

    THIS is the VA claim process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJG75FJkjr8

    May 27, 2012 at 4:53 am |
  184. sue mc

    OBAMA like BUSH on real veterans issues-here the sing they like singing.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJG75FJkjr8

    May 27, 2012 at 5:21 am |
  185. cobra129

    There are a lot of veterans that are entering their 'Golden Years' and the fact that obama cut $500 billion from Medicare is not going to sit well with them......especially in Florida, God's waiting room.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:27 am |
  186. rwdragon86

    I am still in the military and WON'T vote for Obama. The reason is that his administration advocates gutting the military to the point where our country will have a hollow force. ( http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/army-leaders-say-budget-cuts-will-be-disastrous-052612w/) Additionally he says he wants to do something about unemployment and veteran unemployment in particular however his administration is getting ready to put relieve nearly 100,000 Army personnel of their jobs. See how that works for you. I see the GSA and other government agencies laughing while wasting our money yet the Obama administration continues to fund them with reckless abandon.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:44 am |
  187. aebe

    The O'Bummer lost my vote,after I checked him out before the '08 election.And that is something too many people fail to do,is vet candidates on their own,instead of putting their faith in the media.
    It is a hell of a note,though,that even though Romney is such a poor choice,that he is still better than our current President.
    And an historical note – This country has never done well by it's veterans.I avoid the V.A.'s health system as much as possible,as it is so lousy.

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights.Carry.
    And then demand that Congress return the rest.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:52 am |
  188. O.T.

    Why would vets vote for someone who has felt the need to apologize for almost everything they did during their military careers? American vets are smart enough to know the president is at heart anti-military and only uses them for political advantage.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:52 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WHETHER YOU LIKE IT, OR NOT. ALIEN INNOCENTS DO GET KILLED IN WARS. HERE AND ABROAD :( UNFORTUNATELY WAR ORDERS MAKE US SEND SOME DEPRAVED FIGHTERS WHO RAPE HELPLESS WOMEN AND KILL OLD PEOPLE AND CHILDREN :( I AM SURE MANY VETERANS REFUSE TO GO BACK BECAUSE THEY WITNESSED SUCH DEPRAVITY. UNTIL OUR ARMY IS TRAINED IN DISCIPLINE TO REFRAIN FROM ABUSES, FOREIGN AVENGERS WILL KEEP TRYING TO KILL INNOCENT AMERICANS AT HOME :(

      I AM A BLEEDING HEART LIBERAL. I USED TO VOTE REPUBLICAN AND I AM SURE MODERATE INDEPENDENTS UNDERSTAND MY ARGUMENTS. :)

      May 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I MEANT: I AM NO BLEEDING-HEART LIBERAL. I DO NOT KNOW WHY THE WORD NO, WAS EXCLUDED?

        May 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
      • derek

        Rape and kill women? That's the Kennedy's not the military

        May 28, 2012 at 4:16 am |
  189. Print More Money

    Thanking the clown in the White House for taking out Bin Laden is like thanking the clown at McDonalds for your hamburger.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:59 am |
    • SARGESGIFTSHOP

      So true and sooooo funny

      May 27, 2012 at 9:07 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      IF SO, WHAT WOULD WALKER BUSH' HALF NUDE DILETTANT ACT BE CALLED: THE PORNOGRAPHER::))))))))))))))))

      May 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  190. Mandor

    The country is pretty divided politically, and a lot of it is geographical... over time, people half self-sorted themselves, moving to states where others share there politics. And therefore you get states that are solidly red, or solidly blue, with a couple that flicker between.

    Why then do people seem to think that the entire military is likely to vote for one side or the other? Take a look at where the individual veteran grew up, that's probably just as good an indicator of how they'll vote as anything else.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:59 am |
  191. Megamimi

    This man is no friend of the military, nor is his wife; to think that "courting" them will bring in their votes is very sad and reconfirms that Mr. Obama has no understanding of our service men and women.

    May 27, 2012 at 7:20 am |
  192. bill

    Good luck with courting the veteran vote, Obungler. NOT! On top of all your other blunders, you just revealed the ID of the SEAL Team 6 commander to your buddies in Hollywood so they can make a movie about YOU! And the movie is conveniently scheduled to come out right before the election. How dare you call yourself Commander-in-Chief when you betray the SEALS and this country to try to get yourself re-elected. You should be impeached!

    May 27, 2012 at 7:36 am |
  193. Sagebrush Shorty

    He can court me until the cows come home but he still will not get my vote.

    May 27, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  194. BTR_12

    Well, I think the military does pretty well at being neutral politically. People that have served understand that our soldiers, sailors, Airmen and Marines swear an oath and allegiance not to a man, but to the constitution. I've been to a number of retirement over the years, and whether to certificate was signed by fmr Presidents Reagan, Clinton, Bush or President Obama, everyone was proud because it is signed by the president. The military respects and supports the position, it's not about the individual.

    The president has cut $489B out of the defense budget (that the House and Senate have restored) and while you hear from the service chiefs about the impacts of the cuts, you will never hear an active duty or reserve member criticize the President. They will support whomever is in the office or they will resign. It's pretty simple stuff.

    It's memorial day weekend and as we prepare as a nation to honor all of our service members, we should take time to understand and respect how hard it is to lead our nation. If you don't like the president or his policies, that's fine – then don't vote for him. While he is he is in office, we need to treat him the respect that the office deserves. Anything less demeans us as a nation.

    One more thing – I'll take exception with a comment that the troops come home – I think they want to come home once the mission is complete.

    May 27, 2012 at 8:36 am |
  195. SARGESGIFTSHOP

    This POTUS wouldn't make a pimple on a Veteran's butt

    May 27, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • Randy

      Amen, Shipmate!

      May 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        NOT THE HUGE ASSES OF RICH REPUKE COLONES AND GENERALS. YOUR GREASY BEHINDS ARE TOO MIRED IN CORRUPTION FAT, HAHAHHAHAHAHHA

        May 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  196. Grim Reaper

    Jimmy Carter 2.0 is going down like CNN's ratings.

    May 27, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      FORMER PRESIDENT CARTER WAS NOT SO BAD, I GOT A PELL GRANT UNDER HIM. JUDGING HIM ONLY FOR THE VIET NAM WITHDRAWAL IS VERY NARROW THINKING.

      May 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  197. Bob

    The Preezy of the United Steezy is going to find that some people have too much pride and character to give their vote in exchange for "free stuff".

    May 27, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  198. Dick Hertz

    This Vet thinks Obama sucks. He ran on ending the Iraq and Afghanastan Wars. He let Iraq end with the Bush Timeline. Now Afghanastan will end in 2014. He also tried to steal the SEAL'S thunder for killing Osama. How about our bennefits he wants to do away with? Don't offer something when the fight is on and refuse to give it when the job is done. How about Vets (and Americans) having to pay for our invaders against our will? I didn't hold my right hand up twice to serve Mexico. Obama wants to give the Country we served over to them. He's a slap in the face to anyone whose ever wore a uniform. I will remember our Fallen Brothers tomorrow. I will also remember Obama in November. Same way I did four years ago.

    May 27, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      REALLY? IF SO WHY DID YOUR WALKER BUSH GOVERN FOR 8 YEARS AND FAILED TO CATCH BIN LADEN?
      WHY DID HE LEAVE AMERICA IN A DEEP RECESSION AND UNEMPLOYMENT?
      WHY DID BUSH GRANT 990 BILLION DOLLARS (ALMOST A TRILLION) OF TAX CUTS, MAINLY FOR 1% RICH ELITE?
      WHY DID HE ALLOW COMPANIES TAKE THE FACTORIES AND JOBS TO ASIA?

      BUSH SIGNED THE APPROVAL PAPERS FOR SOLYNDRA. !
      WHY DID HE PARDON CHENNEY FOR THE ENRON FINANCIAL THEFT?

      YOU RIDICULE OUR PRESIDENT OBAMA'S LIKENESS FOR KOOL AID, WELL WALKER BUSH WAS ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL. HE CLAIMED HE HAS RECOVERED. WAS THAT TRUE, GIVEN WALKER BUSH
      S PATTERN OF LYING? I DO NOT THINK SO. MOST LIKELY HE STILL DRANK. NO WONDER IT SURFACED THAT THE REAL PRESIDENT WAS DICK CHENNEY . IS RUIN ROMNEY AN ALCOHOLIC TOO? I WONDER. HIS EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS INDICATE HE TAKES DRUGS, OR OVER-DRINKS.

      May 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
      • Randy

        Obama snorted cocaine. Probably still does. Obama has amassed over 5 trillion in debt all by himself. At least when Bush became President, we knew who he was. We knew what he did for a living, where he was born, where he went to school, we knew his grades, we knew everything about him. Obama comes along and nobody knows anything about him except he was a senator for a hundred days. He says he went to Harvard. He's never had a job in his life, so who paid for his Harvard education? Where are his transcripts? Why can't we find one single person who ever went to school with him when he was a kid? There's never been any classmates come forward to talk about Obama as a teenager or as a college student, there are no former girlfriends that we know of, we all know he's never had a job, and all of a sudden this man who nobody's ever heard of comes on the scene, is rich, not even an American, and he becomes President? Bush had his faults, but at least he gave it his best shot and at least he loved America! How many times did Bush get on tv and blame Clinton for the economy or anything else? A leader fixes a problem, no matter who caused it, and then they move on. Obama has had a good life and is a multi millionaire without ever having a job, but all he does it apologize for being an American.

        May 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  199. Jim

    Obama took only 45% of the vet vote in 2008 and now he has increased it to 44%. It's that kind of math that got us into this economic trouble!

    May 27, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WHAT YOU CLAIM MAKES NO SENSE, SIR. GET A BRAIN TRANSPLANT ,PRONTO :)

      May 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • anoel2005

      that's right. lol

      May 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • anoel2005

      hey Jim,

      Besides the fact that you're right , what is worse is, the Democrat voters can't do math either. Sad but true.

      May 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
    • A bit off, are we?

      34%, not 44%. Read the latest unbiased poll.

      May 28, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        A NON BIASED RASMUSSEN OR FOX CHANNEL PREJUDICED POLL? NO THANKS :) ENOUGH TEA POISON, EVANGELIC AND REPUKE LYING!

        May 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  200. me138

    How could nay veteran vote for a guy who signs NDAA is beyond me.

    May 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  201. NorCalMojo

    If Obama wants to impress this veteran, he should focus on the troops still serving. He seems to think the troops in Afghanistan are toy soldiers.

    May 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  202. Ryan

    Not surprising considering Tea Baggers (lol) want to cut Vet benefits

    May 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  203. Cory

    Obama helps Vets with one hand, and then hurts them with the other. He is executing the drawdown which will get the troops home, and extended some important benifits like the GI Bill. However, at the same time there are $500 billion in budget cuts on the table for the DOD. If you don't think that will hurt the quality of life for active dut and vets you are crazy. As a low ranking enlisted member, it is scary watching your benifits slowly disappear when it was once believed that in today's economy, they military was the safest bet for a constant paycheck and a quality retirement. 4 more years of Defense Budget cuts is what we have to look forward to under Obama.

    May 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  204. Jryan

    having lived through 9 presidents since becoming a Vet, and having to deal with the apathy and rejection of an ungrateful American people through most of it, I can honestly say that no administration prior to Obama has done more for Veterans. No administration has improved the VA more and no administration has simply cared more for Veterans since the end ow WWII. I have been there and lived it. I am very grateful for what this administration has accomplished for all disabled Veterans. But, I fear a return to the dark days of the VA should the Republican-Romney budget ever be enacted. Thank you Sir, I am one grateful disabled Veteran.

    May 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  205. Adreamofmydad

    Courting Latinos (Mexicans).
    Courting Blacks ( not really ).
    Courting gays/lesbians (for a day ,just like Blacks , no need to over do it ).
    Courting Chinese (since 2007).
    Courting vets ( just on Memorial day).

    Vets to Obama :"no need to court the vets , Mr Obama".
    Vets are vetting you , Mr Obama .
    From a friend of a Navy Seal.

    May 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  206. larry5

    It's campaign time. Telling whoppers with a straight face is the order of the day. People don't really expect him to change and keep a campaign promise if it's inconvenient. Even simple things like posting all bills on the Internet before signing were just forgotten. A promise to reduce the impact of lobbyists was a joke. Lobbyists wrote his Obamacare bill that he did not even read as they multiplied in DC like cockroaches. The best thing to do is sit back and watch the show. Just make sure to get your tetanus shots and wear safety glasses to protect yourself from the flying mud.

    May 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  207. BillyBob

    When talking to Veterans, does little barry ever mention his fraudulent selective service card and the lie he told about his father being in WWII. And that he and the first gardener encouraged flag burning events and called our military nasty names. I am a Vet and will never ever vote for this loser, who hates this great country and its military.

    For God and Country

    May 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  208. Robert Haines

    Camp

    Camp is an aesthetic sensibility that regards something as appealing or humorous because of its deliberate ridiculousness.[1] The concept is closely related to kitsch, and things with camp appeal may also be described as being "cheesy". When the usage appeared, in 1909, it denoted: ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical, and effeminate behaviour, and, by the middle of the 1970s, the definition comprised: banality, artifice, mediocrity, and ostentation so extreme as to have perversely sophisticated appeal.[2] American writer Susan Sontag's essay Notes on "Camp" (1964) emphasised its key elements as: artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess. Camp as an aesthetic has been popular from the 1960s to the present.

    May 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  209. anoel2005

    Democrats are notorious for suppression of the vote of the active duty military. That's just one reason they vote majority Republican .

    May 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • BADGUY

      Nonsense! What evidence do you have or do you just make up whatever "sounds good". Typical right wing liar!

      May 28, 2012 at 10:27 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        KEEP SPREADING MISINFORMTAION: WHAT GOES AROUND, GETS AROUND :)))))))))

        May 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  210. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Teapublicans: I can't stand Obama because he's destroying America, he's dividing America, his economic policies have failed, he has made bad decisions etc, etc! Well, can you be specific? Can you please explain? Pathetic!

    May 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • anoel2005

      Obama added $5.7 trillion to our national debt in only 3 1/23 years.

      His kids & grandkids won't have to pay it back. Mine will.

      May 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
      • tstorm92

        That's a lie. Over half the national debt is a result of Bush administration policies like creating two expensive wars with no idea how to pay for them and Repubiclans refusal to generate revenue by refusing to tax billionaires their fair share. Quit watching Fox News. It's been proven to rot your right-wing brain.

        May 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        I DONT THINK SO. RATHER A BALANCED FAIR BUDGET WOULD DISTRIBUTE PRIVILEGES EQUALLY. SO AFTER INITIAL TAXPAYING BY THE ELITE, IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS, YOUR TAXES WOULD DECREASE AS YOU ADJUST TO YOUR NEW CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU WOULD NOT LOOSE ALL OF YOUR COMPANIES, SO NO NEED TO PANICK.

        RATHER, IF YOUR SYSTEM CONTINUES, ANGRY MIDDLE , WORKING AND POOR CLASSES WOULD RAISE AGAINST YOU AND PROBABLY ASSAULT AND KILL YOUR FAMILY, BURN YOUR MANSIONS TOO. AN UNFUNDED PUBLIC SERVICE POLICY AND ARMY WOULD ARRIVE TOO LATE.

        WHAT YOU CONDEMN NOW, COULD SAVE YOUR BEHIND IF YOU ALLOWED ENOUGH PUBLIC SPENDING :) THINK WELL ABOUT IT. :)

        May 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YOUR CLAIMS ARE FALSE. PRESIDENT OBAMA INTRODUCED MANY POSITIVE PROPOSALS, BUT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION GIVES THE POWER OF THE PURSE TO CONGRESS, NOT TO THE PRESIDENT. PLUS A FEW "DEMOCRATS" CROSSED PARTIES AND VOTED WITH THE REPUBLICANS :) SO THE RESULTS YOU WHINE ABOUT WERE CAUSED BY THE CONSERVATIVE CONGRESS, NOT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA.

      HE DID COMPROMISE AND ALLOWED THE TAX CUTS WALKER BUSH HAD INSTALLED. AS ALL HUMANS, HE ADMITTED HE HAD MADE SOME MISTAKES AND FIRED THOSE ADVISERS WHO HAD RECOMMENDED THE MISTAKES. SO THERE.

      PRESIDENT OBAMA RECOGNIZES TRANSPARENTLY PAST ERRORS. THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME :)

      May 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • joe

      Obamacare = The 'Socialization' of America.

      May 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • Steve Johnson

      The President went out in public and called Bain capital and all venture capitol firms Vultures yet the very net day he was holding a fund raiser with one of the nations largest venture capitol firms. He talks about keeping the promises made to veterans yet he is the one who is seeking a 400% increase in our TRICARE Prime fee's. He will say and do anything. He accuses Romeny of flip flopping on issues and then says his views on gay marriage are evoling. When he was running for the senate hs said he defiend mariage as a union between a man and a woman.

      I can sit here all night citing example after example to how he is using the re-election stratergy of dividing all of us along racial, financial, and social lines. I have cited facts that anyone who has taken the time to pay attention to would know. Both Romeny and Obama are flawed so please keep things real here. If you need more examples please feel free to ask but I hope you take the time to keep abreast of what is going on!

      May 28, 2012 at 2:56 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        IF YOU DO NOT LIKE TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE, THEN STOP THROWING OUT MUD AT PRESIDENT OBAMA.

        May 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  211. anoel2005

    I heard a bunch of Liberals on a tv show this morning admit......"Obama hates Camp David and rarely goes there because there are NO golf courses there.

    This country will be doomed with another 4 years of Golfer-in-Chief !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      HOW COME I READ REAGAN AND CLINTON (AFTERWARDS) WENT GOLFING AT CAMP DAVID?

      ALSO, IT IS GOOD OUR PRESIDENT TAKES RELAXING BREAKS. WE ALL NEED VACATIONS TO RELAX AND LATER HANDLE WITH CALM DAILY PRESSURES :))))) RATHER, AN OBSESSED WITH POWER RICHARD NIXON WAS SO TENSE THAT HE AGREED TO THE WATERGATE PLOT :( HE MAINTAINED INNOCENCE UNTIL DEEP THROAT GAVE EVIDENCE OF NIXON'S GUILT.TO THE PRESSMAN, DAN RATHER.. NIXON ADMITTED HIS GUILT BEFORE BEING JAILED, SO HE RESIGNED:)

      May 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
      • joe

        There is a one-hole golf course just outside the President's cabin and a driving range on the other side of the camp.

        May 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        YES, I READ SEVERAL PRESIDENTS, DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN ENJOYED THE CAMP DAVID GOLF COURSES :)

        STILL CAMP DAVID IS AN OFFICIAL AND GUARDED SITE; NO MORE NORMAL AND TRULY RELAXING SPOT TO VACATION, MOSTLY HARRASSED PRESIDENTS. I UNDERSTAND PRESIDENT;S OBAMA DILEMMA. AFTER THE CRAZY JOHN BIRCHERS PLOT TO HURT HIM WERE DISCOVERED ON TIME, FORTUNATELY ;) still HE PROBABLY KNOWS THE RISKS HE CONFRONTS. PRESIDENT'S OBAMA AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE'S COURAGE IS ADMIRABLE. THEY RISK THEIR LIVES EVERYDAY,,JUST LIKE OUR SOLDIERS. WOW

        May 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
      • Steve Johnson

        Here you go again. The village idiot getting your facts wrong. Deep throat was the source used by the Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstien. His identity was only exposed by HIM as he was on his death bed. President Nixon resigned and was pardoned by President Ford. Please try and get one thing right. President Nixon was well aware of the plot to bug the DNC's offices in the Watergate hotel. I doubt you are an American because you have not got one thing right in this long running blog. You Sir are an idiot who uses caps because it is quite apparent you are compensating for a very small weenie!

        May 28, 2012 at 2:47 am |
  212. tstorm92

    Republicans don't support our troops. Conservatives have battled Democrats in the House and Senate every time they try to cut Veteran Benefits. Repubicans also openly "boo'd" our troops at one fo the Repubilcan presidential debates this past winter. Shame on them. It's no wonder Obama has the strong backing of the military.

    May 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  213. tstorm92

    President Obama has increased military benefits, overhauled the VA hospital system to get Vets help quicker, and reinforced the Veterans college GI Bill...things the ugly Republicans all wanted to cut. Republicans disgustingly openly "boo'd" our troops at one of the Republican presidential debates last winter. And President Obama took out Osama Bin Laden giving a huge moral boost and victory to our troops not long after Republican President Bush gave up on the idea. It's no wonder the majority of GI's and military personnel support President Obama. .

    May 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  214. Robert

    UHH, Does everyone forget Ron Paul?? He has gotten more donations from Military Members than all the people running for president combined. He's an actual Veteran who will not send our Men and Women to war all the time. I served 5 years in the Army and served in Iraq and Ron Paul has my vote.

    May 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  215. Just Me

    Who's the first to be threatened with no pay when they claim the gov't has run out of money? The Military is ALWAYS on the "we won't be able to pay you" list.

    May 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  216. mitsu

    didn't bush court the military men and women? so what's the point? and was it not bush who drove up the national debt, by ripping off the treasury?

    May 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  217. Roy

    yeah, well not a one of you SOB's will be getting my vote until your willing to step into the filth of Arkansas and clean out the thieves in the VA Regional Office and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and the disgrace here in Arkansas.

    Non Compensated Gay Vietnam Veterans.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  218. Roy

    As for that bunch in the OIG Hotline forget it those SOB'S, are so afraid of being tainted by the filth in Arkansas they won't even come near it, that's way the thieves in the VA Regional Office in North Little Rock and The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs can use a blank check for whatever criminal crap they see fit it on.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  219. jbkorn02

    Looks like most of my comments on everyting are being blocked now but I hope everyone is aware of the Presidents regular marijuana use and details of it which just came out. I don't think it is wrong that he did it at all. But it is wrong that he is having people locked up for the exact same thiing he once did. He wouldn't have even graduated college if arrested back then.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  220. USS Vammen DE-644

    CNN or whoever runs this page removed my comment from yesterday. I guess it wasn't inflamatory, racist or stupid enough. Thanks for excluding me.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  221. jbkorn02

    All of my comment are awaiting moderation. I hope people don't ignore the issue of the President using Marijuana regularly that just came to light doesn't disapear. He wasn't wrong for using it but is wrong for putting people in jail for doing the same.

    May 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  222. jbkorn02

    Screw this site. I can't post without a moderater checking it?

    May 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  223. Dirty Harry

    Obama can kiss this recently retired vets big white butt before he will ever get my vote. Even if he did, he still won't get my vote. He hates us veterans and military people, and we hate him. Commander in Chief doesn't mean a thing in the voting booth.

    May 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  224. Randy

    Obama becomes President and appoints Napolatano his Secretary of Homeland Security. Napolitano then puts out a press release saying that if you are a veteran, you are a threat to National Security. Obama wants to cut 13 billion dollars from Tricare for us retired Veterans, but of course those on welfare and the illegal aliens and the civilians who work for the Government still get free health care. Obama also wanted returning veterans of the wars to pay for their own health care with their own insurance. But of course, it's ok, we'll all be on Obamacare here soon so we don't need to worry. Notice every single time he wants to cut something from the budget, the very first place he goes is to the defense budget? Never says one single word about cutting welfare. Vote for Obama? Not this vet! I don't want to vote for Romney either, but the real candidates in the third parties don't ever have a chance in hell. At least Romney is an American, so I'll have to vote for him.

    May 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      PRESIDENT OBAMA FIRED STAFF THAT HAD DONE WRONG. MANY WERE WHITE. I THINK NAPOLITANO PURPOSELY ACTED CORRUPTLY ; HE AIMED AT SMEARING PRESIDENT OBAMA :(
      YOU ARE BRINGING UP A GONE PAST.

      May 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
      • kernal klink

        OBAMA lost his credibility when he chose Appeasement to the Taliban and brought a known terrorist to the White House. Stick a fork into OBAMA he's done.

        May 28, 2012 at 9:21 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      MEET RUIN ROMNEY IS HALF MEXICAN. HIS FATHER WAS VERY RICH AND POWERFUL, SO I GUESS HE BOUGHT THE SUPPOSEDLY FULL AMERICAN IDENTITY. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENED. IT IS WORTH INVESTIGATIN HOW ROMNEY ENDED UP WITH A SUPPOSEDLY AMERICAN LAST NAME? ACTUALLY, HE LOOKS SPANISH, NOT ANGLOAMERICAN. ROMNEY SOUNDS LIKE AN ITALIAN SURNAME. DID HIS FATHER TAKE HIS WIFE'S SURNAME? HOW? USUALLY, THE WIFE TAKES ON HER HUSBAND'S SURNAME.

      May 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  225. ditty1991

    im sorry obama. but every airman that asked me who Ron Paul was became supporters. i even converted an obama supporter who told me to vote for obama, not paul. i simply told her to research his policies which most people do not do.

    May 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  226. Let Obama's Record Run

    I find it incredulous that Obama is trying to get vets and the military to vote for him. For the last three years he has done nothing but shun the military. Several cases in point: in 2009, Obama flew into Hunter Army Air Field; people attended his arrival, as any POTUS. Most POTUSs say a quick hello and good bye; Obama ignored the podium and crowd going from plane to limo. He was too busy to take 5 seconds. Memorial Day two years ago, Obama sent Hillary Clinton to visit wounded warriors instead of visiting himself; first time a POTUS sent someone other than himself. Last years for Veteran's Day, Obama sent Biden to lay the reef; first time a POTUS sent someone other than himself. I can count on one hand how many times Obama visited troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Does Obama really want to go down this road? Even direhard Democratic Soldiers I know are very disappointed in Obama's lack of acknowledgement.

    May 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  227. Let Obama's Record Run

    WOW – how could I forget this example. During Obama's election campaign, he disputed all the mailed in absentee ballots from veterans. He particularly attacked the votes that came from overseas. I can't believe I forgot this one because I was received a subpoena since I was the Post Voting Action Officer. I had to testify in front of a camera indicating all my ballots were properly completed, prepared, and mailed in a timely fashion (regardless of how they voted – something I had no knowledge of since the individual marked his/her answer, sealed it, and mailed it themselves after I gave them the ballot).

    May 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
  228. jryan

    Having lived through 9 presidents since I became a Veteran, I can honestly say that the Obama administration has done more for Veterans and to improve the Veterans administration than any other president since WWII. He has been more pro disabled Veteran in instituting programs and treatment than any President, and he has cared more for the long term severe debilitating disabilities. I was there, I have lived it for over 35 years of an ungrateful American public and its horrible treatment of disabled Veterans. I know first hand how bad the VA was and how Veterans had to beg and sue to get the disability treatment they deserved that are enjoyed by so many today. Now I fear the return of the dark days of an underfunded VA by an uncaring congress should the Romney-Republican budget be enacted. I am a Veteran who gratefully thanks this administration for caring and fighting for us. Thank you.

    May 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
  229. Randy

    I hit my knees every night and thank the Lord Jesus Christ that I never served one single day in the Navy with Obama as my CIC. It was an honor to serve under President Bush as my last CIC!

    May 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    • cleareye1

      Serving under Bush would cause anyone to fall to their knees. What a pitiful excuse for a "leader."

      May 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  230. Tschrny Wolf

    SPECIALLY IF IT FILLED YOUR POCKETS, RIGHT? I THINK YOU DID NOT DESERVE TO REGISTER IN OUR ARMY, BYE!

    May 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
  231. John

    which guy is correct?
    Romney "Russia is our *1 Geopolitical foe"
    Colin Powell..."Russia not only not our *1 geopolitical foe, but they haven't even been a foe at all , since the cold war ended.....Romney is out of touch and potentially dangerous for our country...

    May 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
  232. NamCbtVet

    He's got my vote! No courting required. The alternatives scare the hell out of me.

    May 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
  233. merchantsdowneast

    I am a disabled vet. Obama has done more to screw up my benefits than any other President since NAM. The folks at the VA now care more about their jobs than vets. Alot of them are newbies and there are more vets committing suicide because they are getting screwed over by the VA and no one is helping them.This guy may think he wants the vets votes but if you have dealt with the VA over the past 4 years, no veteran will vote for Obama.

    May 28, 2012 at 5:22 am |
  234. merchantsdowneast

    As a disabled veteran I can't wait for the day this guy is out of office. He has screwed the VA up worse than any President since Nam. More vets have committed suicide because the system has let them down and the personnel at the VA are now second rate caring more about their jobs than the veterans they serve. You say one wrong thing and they deride you and go to the back of the bus.

    May 28, 2012 at 5:28 am |
  235. CraigM

    This is absolutely absurd.....This President is so anti-military that it is unbelivable......but it is an election year so he is pandering to the military and to its veterans for votes acting like he is their protector! Beware veterans, this guy is a fox in sheep's clothing......this war (Iraq and Afghanisthan) was the same as the one I was in, Vietnam, nothing but politicans running a war that the military should have been running with a quick endgame of victory........not to be. Thank you Barack Obama and also George W. Bush for letting us all down!!

    May 28, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      PRESIDENT OBAMA DID NOT LET US ALL DOWN, TURKEY. YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR 258 MILLION AMERICANS, FORTUNATELY :) GO BACK TOFOX NEWS NEGATIVE LAND! HAVE A GOOD TRIP :))))

      May 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  236. Mike

    Why don't you post my comment? It isn't rude or defamatory.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  237. John V

    SO sad American's have given their life for this country. And the headlines are this White House couple who is "ashamed" to be American sits in the Oval Office. An utter disgrace to our veterans.

    May 28, 2012 at 8:53 am |
    • BADGUY

      And the guy who ran off to France, while the rest of us went to Vietnam, is going to be looked up to by America's veterans? Mitt's a "true" patriot as long as HE and HIS SONS are not in the line of fire! Typical Republican! ALWAYS ready to go to war to make the CEO's of defense industries richer AND to send someone else's kid off to fight it. NEVER ready to serve themselves. What scum!

      May 28, 2012 at 10:21 am |
      • Sponge-Bob

        Don't you have a flag to burn today?

        May 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WRONG:IT WAS MICHELLE OBAMA WHO EMOTIONALLY AND SINCERELY SAID SHE WAS NOW PROUD TO BE AMERICAN. YOUR TYPE MISINTERPRETED AS HER EXPRESSING NEGATIVE FEELINGS.

      IF SHE HAD SAID WHAT YOU CLAIM, IT WAS HER FREEDOM OF SPEECH RIGHTS TO SPEAK HONESTLY:) FRANKLY, I FEEL ASHAMED OF WHAT THE RADICAL RIGHT CONTINUES THROWING AT PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS WIFE.YOU PUT AMERICA TO SHAME AND SCANDAL :(

      May 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  238. ZacRoebuck

    I would love to see a final GOP debate between Mitt Romney & veteran Ron Paul – can you make this happen CNN?

    May 28, 2012 at 9:04 am |
  239. rika33

    Chickenhawks love to shower benefits on the military because it gives them cover. Who does'nt like being given benefits?

    May 28, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  240. lonewolf

    what about us older veterans . maybe he ought to think of us i'm retired and homeless . what is he going to do for me sing me a song . he needs to get off his duff and start helping our country. the hell with the rest of the world.

    May 28, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  241. BADGUY

    Romney will treat veterans, workers, women, minorities like he did the workers at the factories he took over and raped. Sweet talk at first. A knife in the ribs...AFTER. This guy is the LAST one ANY of those groups wants as President. If he gets in, they will look back "fondly" at HWB. He will look GOOD in comparison!

    May 28, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  242. k barton

    Obama the first gay prez should recieve about 5% of the military vote, except for the blacks, funny how now in the military a soldier can be as gay in the open as he wishes but he can't critisize the president without getting courtmartialed. What he has done is a negative impact on our national security. Obama is a threat to national security.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:13 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NO. I HAVE NOT READ IN SEVERAL CHANNELS OF WHAT YOU CLAIM AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA. RATHER CRIMINALS WHO HAVE KILLED OTHER SOLDIERS OR VETERANS HAVE BEEN LEGALLY INDICTED :) REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACIAL BACKGROUND. SUCH AS THE FORMER SOLDIER WHO SHOT A THIN AND SMALL YOUTH. THAT WAS ALL OVER TV. NEWS.

      May 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  243. BADGUY

    And the guy who ran off to France, while the rest of us went to Vietnam, is going to be looked up to by America's veterans? Mitt's a "true" patriot as long as HE and HIS SONS are not in the line of fire! Typical Republican! ALWAYS ready to go to war to make the CEO's of defense industries richer AND to send someone else's kid off to fight it. NEVER ready to serve themselves.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • Sponge-Bob

      So you served in Vietnam huh? What unit were you with?

      May 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      RIGHT, I READ THAT RUIN THEM ROMNEY FLED TO SCOTLAND,TO A UNIVERSITY THERE, TO AVOID THE DRAFT DURING THE VIET NAM WAR :( ALL OF HIS SONS DID NOT SERVE IN IRAN AFGHANISTAN OR PAKISTAN ! THE RUINED ROMNEY GANG OF COWARDS ! NO WONDER NOW HE PLAYS HERO BY RILING AGAINST RUSSIA, CHINA AND IRAN.

      May 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
      • Steveo

        Neither the current president or VP Obama served! Biden recieved more deferements than Romney did! So if military service is a litmus test, where were you 3.5 years ago?

        May 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS 6 YEARS OLD WHEN THE VNAM WAR STARTED, INSTEAD RUINED ROMNEY WAS 14 YEARS OLDER THAN PRESIDENT OBAMA. ROMNEY'G AGE MET THE DRAFTING AGE CONDITIONS (18 YEARS OLD). SOURCE: WIKEPEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA.

        NET TIME YOU CLAIM WRONG THINGS, CHECK FIRST IN HISTORY BOOKS. :)

        May 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS ONLY 6 YEARS OLD WHEN THE VIET NAM WAR STARTED, INSTEAD RUIN ROMNEY WAS FOURTEEN YEARS OLDER THAN PRESIDENT OBAMA! SOURCE: WIKEPEDIA.

        May 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        WHERE WAS I? HOME, I GUESS. SEE, I DO NOT LIVE IN THE PAST LIKE YOUR KIND DO :)))))))))))))))))))

        May 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
  244. BADGUY

    I wonder how many "chicken hawks" (like Romney) EVER served in combat? A LOT of talk. But when the bullets start to fly...it's "send someone else...not ME!".....where was Romney when we needed him in Vietnam?

    May 28, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  245. BADGUY

    The Rich (and the Republicans) make money on war. That's why they stay "in the rear, with the gear" while the Democrats, the working classes and the poor actually DO the fighting and dying. For military people to be Republicans and NOT be in concert with the working classes is an abomination that could ONLY occur in the United States.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Stephana

      Some examples please.

      May 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
    • Sponge-Bob

      You're supposed drink kool-aid by the glass not by the barrel. Your remarks make no sense at all.

      May 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      I AGREE. BIG MANUFACTURING FACTORIES MAKE THE WEAPONS THAT CONTRACTORS BUY AND SPECULATE WITH.
      I WONDER HOW PRIVATE WEAPON SELLERS, OPPOSE FEDERAL BUYERS OF THOSE WEAPONS?

      May 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  246. kevin

    President Obama will say and do anything to get people to vote for him and once he gets elected he forgets all about the promises he made. He once referred to Navy corpsmen as "corpsemen". He was against the military during Iraq and his famous ridicule of the military during a Senate hearing on the war, while running for president seems forgotten. He has been against the military all his life. He is taking credit for work done by others. The draw down in Iraq had been ongoing from President's Bush's plan. It happened quickly under Obama because he failed to reach an agreement with Iraq about many items concerning the withdrawal and he was forced to pullout quickly because he screwed up. Any vet who believes Obama is for them is in for a rude awakening if he gets re-elected. He has made a mess of Afganistan which has costed much more in lives and money then it did under Bush. Our best ally in the region is now against us and he has done nothing to improve it. He has fumbled and bumbled with foriegn affairs. Everyone should read Ed Kline's book The Amatuer about Obama.

    May 28, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NOT AT ALL, BUT IF YOU CHOOSE TO STAY IN RUINED ROMNEY FANTASY LAND, THAT IS YOUR CIVIL RIGHT, UNFORTUNATELY AND LUCKILY NOT FOR LONG :))))))

      May 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  247. Patrick M.

    I am a vet. I will vote for Obama. Am I perfectly happy with his presidency? No–but Iam not foolish enough to think that any president can keep 100% of 325 million people perfectly happy, all the time.

    I'll tell you a few more things. Republicans don't know a thing about economics. Ron Paul knows even less. We shouldn't just cut the defense budget, we should gut it. The lack of capital investment in America is because of the tax cuts already given to businesses. Obamacare isn't making people pay more for health insurance, greedy corporations are. One barrel of refined crude oil yields 110 gallons of gasoline and a whole bunch of other stuff. America is full of slaves too stupid to see their own chains. Sarah Palin was living proof that lipstick does look good on a pig. Obama is NOT a Muslim, but Romney is a MORON

    May 28, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • Melvin Painter

      So let me get this straight. You are in favor of the clown who advocated we build mosques on Ground Zero. Who wanted the terrorist to be tried in New York. The buffoon who went after those in our Intelligence. The Muslim buffoon who is giving our tax dollars to the terrorist. The trash who tied our soldiers hands so they can get restraint medals.

      May 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  248. Failure in DC

    House of Obama cards is caving in a public forum...The economy will deal him a losing hand in 2012.

    May 28, 2012 at 11:23 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE ECONOMIC FAILURE YOU PREDICT IS FALSE. I READ HERE THAT EXPERT ECONOMISTS PREDICT OPTIMISTIC RISING EMPLOYMENT RATES AND ECONOMIC GAINS :) SO EAT IT, RADICAL JERK :)))))))

      May 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  249. Dino

    There are roughly 20 million veterans in the U.S. 7000 veterans surveyed in the recent gallup survey. How accurate is 7 in 20,000? Now go to the bigger picture. There were roughly 130,000,000 voters in 2008, the recent gallup surveyed 50,000. How accurate is 5 in 13000? +/- 2% margin of error? Try 99.9% BS and just like the latest headlines about veterans favoring Romney.

    May 28, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • Sponge-Bob

      Being a Vet and knowing many others through the American Legion and the VFW it's hard to find Obama supporters, I only know 1 guy who is definitely voting for Obama, the vast majority aren't, and they say so. When you claim all those polls are false what are you basing this on, your own opinion? Let me guess, in your mind Vets are 100% for Obama?

      May 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        THE BEST THING TO DO IS REMEMBER THE ARMY HAS DIFFERENT LEVELS OF POWER. SO WHAT A SAFE GENERAL ORDERS MAY RESULT IN FOOTSOLDIERS DEATHS OR DISABILITY :( IF A CORONEL MAKES A MISTAKE, 40 SOLDIERS MAY DIE :( SO IT IS HARD TO TELL WHO SYMPHATIZES WITH WHOM.

        May 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  250. BunnyBunny

    Republicans/teabagggers love soldiers. Well, for as long as they are fighting their wars and making them money. Once the soldiers are back home or the war is over, they are done with them.......till the next war.

    May 28, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • cleareye1

      Republicans don't like to win wars. They like everyone else to fight them so they can profit from them. Can you name a war since Lincoln that a Republican was in the White House when it was won? My guess is that 90% of the draft dodgers are Republicans.

      May 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
      • viaquest

        you might want to rethink that comment . i'm pretty sure it wasn't Republicans who were spitting on returning Vietnam vets, smoking grass and calling soilders baby killers, having sit in's at the universities, make love not war , remember or are you just running your mouth about things you know nothing about, Democrats are the reason we have lost every (conflict&police action) since ww2 except the one we had called Desert storm which if i remember correctly our president was what ? thats right Republican you do remember Bush sr. right ? moron...

        May 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
      • Craig

        I spent 20 years in the military, from the Vietnam era through Somalia. My father, my brothers, and my children all served in the military. We are all Republicans because the Republicans are the ones who care about the military members, they typically come from states with strong military membership. Why vote for Democrats who are all so concerned about reducing the military until the rest of the world thinks the US cannot defend itself and we have to go back to war. Even when the Republicans of the US are defending the rights of uneducated liberals to burn flags and spit on returning soldiers, you Democrats revile them in the media and campuses and teach your children to hate them. Look in the mirror, you self-serving hypocrite. What did YOU do for your country?

        June 12, 2012 at 6:20 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        FOR SEVERAL PRIVATE REASONS AND GENERAL PUBLIC ONES, I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO JOIN THE ARMY IN THE TOWN I WAS BORN AND GREW UP. NOW, WHAT RIGHT DOES IT GIVE YOU TO USE WAR MONGERING , KILLING INNOCENT FOREIGNERS "JUST BECAUSE YOUR REPUKE LEADER DECIDES IT?" OR TAKING THE ADVANTAGE OF SOMETHING TO GO INVADE WEAKER COUNTRIES? LOOK AT THE HORRORS CHIEF ASSAD IS DOING IN SYRIA?

        AS OF LOVING AMERICA, SIR YOU ARE NOT INSIDE WE AMERICANS! EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS MOTIVATED TO JOIN AN ARMY BECAUSE OF WHAT HE OR SHE BELIEVES HE IS DOING. NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT.

        OUR SOLDIERS MUST LEARN THAT WAR TOURS DO NOT GUARANTEE A JOB LATER, OR MILLIONAIRE STATUS.I WISH OUR ECONOMY WOULD BE BETTER TO WELCOME OUR SOLDIERS THE WAY THEY DESERVE TO; YET THIS RECESSION CREATED BY YOUR BELOVED GEORGE WALKER BUSH, AFTER HE CUT THE TAXES OF THE VERY RICH, ALLOWED COMPANIES MOVE TO CHINA, CUT WELFARE, ETC. ETC. WHY DON'T YOU ASK HIM WHY HE REDUCED MEDICARE? AND WHY HE NOW SUPPORTS RUIN ROMNEY, WHO WANTS TO SHUT DOWN MEDICARE, PELL GRANTS, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, HOSPITALS, HUD, ETC.?

        June 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Sponge-Bob

      It's lefties like you and Jane Fonda who spat on vets and called them baby killers.

      May 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • BunnyBunny

        Yeah, I read about that in my history books in school. Happened half a century ago. I am talking about NOW.

        Just look at Romney, ran to France to get out of that war half a century ago. Got 5 big strapping sons.........not a single one joined in to fight the GOP wars.

        Oh, Romney, if he gets in. He will start a war or two. Just so his rich buddies can get no bid contracts. But you won't see a hide nor hair of any Romneys in military gear.

        May 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YOU MEAN, THEY GLORIFY SOLDIERS AS ICONS, BUT ONCE SOLDIERS TURN CIVILIAN, THEY BECOME INVISIBLE?

      I AGREE, THEN. IT IS EASY TO ADMIRE AND SUPPORT HEROIC SYMBOLS,, STILL FORMER SOLDIERS REMAIN HUMAN AND NEEDY AS CIVILIANS.

      THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUINED ROMNEY IS FAKING TO BE FUTURE LEADER OF OUR ARMY, EVEN THOUGH HE REFUSED JOINING THE ARMY DURING THE VIET NAM WAR!

      May 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  251. Stephana

    dumb idiot thinks that the military will vote for his socialistic butt. Tell me another one oblozzo, my sides are splitting!

    May 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      stephana: this , as you call me "dumb idiot" graduated with honors , summa cum laude, best student in class ALL THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND SECONDARY SCHOOL. Also third best among 600 graduate school (private and christian. Are you ready to condemn my ideas even though nuns educated me? ha ha ha ha! Go ahead use your radical conservative corruption :) Also, I voted for bush the first time. Yeah, he fooled me and others big time :( I was so wrong...and mad then. Luckily, I am democrat now and for President Obama :)))))))
      Obama 2012, ra ra ra, yes yes yes, si SI SI, OUI, OUI, OUI.

      November 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  252. MasterWooten

    And its not even Obama so much as he more likely doesn't think about the military as opposed to hates it, rather the team that comes in with a Democratic administration is one which has alot of left-wing anti-military people as advisors and the like. Fact is this has been the case since the 1980s with these people and their warmed over hippie political advisors and lobbyists. No on is saying that the Republicans and conservatives are pro-war rather they are pro-military and men and women in unform as opposed to those who are indifferent to the fighting man/woman advised by those who flat out hate them and everything they do.

    Ask yourself how many Republican Saul Alinskys or Republican Reverend Wrights are there? Remember "Hanoi Jane"? Think she votes GOP?

    May 28, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • BunnyBunny

      Obama reinstated the GI bill so military can go to college. Obama raised military pay. Obama raised disability pay. Obama signed a bill to lower tax rates on businesses to hire veterans. Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America's Veterans. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans. Even on Obama's taxes, the largest charitable donation was $117,300 to the Fisher House which gives housing to military families close to their loved ones.

      Bush/Cheney administration spent 8 long years appealing an Agent Orange cause and affect for Viet Nam veterans. The GOP and the Congress has NOT stepped forward on any programs to assist our 1 Million veterans coming home from a 10 year war.

      But you keep on yammering about something that happened 50+ years ago. Jane Fonda is 74 years old!

      May 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  253. viaquest

    you should hear my Vietnam vet father talk about oblama with his Vietnam vet friends, i personally would not want that group that angry with me . they don't dislike him, he's hated. instead of the POTUS they call him the POS. being Republican i find it funny, unfortunatly for the left i'm the minority in that room with most of them being Democrats this year i believe your going to find alot of registered Dems voting against their party due to the POS's incompotence

    May 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  254. Rachel

    It's funny that Obama has to court the vet vote especially after getting BinLaden. But when you have a president who spikes the ball, this is what y ou get. What an embarrassement for the Obama admnistration when Romney is ahead of him the polls with the veterans. It speaks volumes about Obama.

    May 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • BunnyBunny

      Spikes the ball???? You mean like how Bush and company fabricated stories about Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman to make their cause look good? Or maybe you mean wearing a flight suit, on an aircraft carrier while 'Mission Accomplished' banners waved..........like that??????

      May 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  255. Mike

    Obama ended a war created by a Lie that bankrupted America. Obama should get every Award known to mankind. Healthcare and ending the Lie War, sounds like someone wants to save lives.

    May 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  256. oldsoldierboy

    Some here oppose Obama because they say he wants to cut military spending (i.e. reduce the size and scope of government). I thought that is what the republican teaparty wanted. Obviously it was just a talking point being used against Obama. Also, Bush's way of winning wars was to create a "most wanted" deck of playing cards while we losing 100 plus troops a month. Obama got Bin Laden which is something Bush never came close to doing. Obama is the best CINC ever despite the rhetoric against him.

    May 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  257. Surfer George

    Republicans (including Romney) have made it CLEAR that they have little regard for those who serve or for our veterans as they come home:
    They are content to leave our soldiers in the field where they can be supplied by their highly profitable corporate sponsors.
    They have also made it clear that they do not want to collect or spend tax payer money to help our Veterans transition back into the private sector.

    LOOK AT WHO IS MAKING THE MONEY, LOOK AT WHAT REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS VOTE FOR _ If you are a Vet and favor Republicans over President Obama and a Democratic Congress, you are voting against your own best interests... AND those of your Country.

    May 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
  258. GySgtG

    most of the military is conservative. polls already say the majority of us support Romney

    May 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  259. Mike

    Just in case any vets accuse Obama of being socialist, another commenter made these points: if you are a career military, then you have or will have a retirement pension. You also can use the VA home loan and the VA re-employment program. You have great VA medical benefits. Sounds socialist to me, at least by the standard you are setting up for Obama. Not so bad is it? Doesn't seem to threaten our way of life, does it?

    May 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
    • Steveo

      Sorry Mike but their is a major difference you have forgotten about:

      Folks who recieve VA services have EARNED them. It is not a gift, not a favor, and not a handout! I repeat, IT IS EARNED! Pray tell, what is earned by socialism?

      Lastly, pretty much anybody can get what vets get. All you have to do is do what vets did! SERVE in uniform!

      Of course it sounds like socialism to you. To me it sounds like a promise kept because vets EARNED them!

      May 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  260. Mike

    I read a couple comments that seem to put down the fact that Obama was a community organizer once. Really? Did you know that was the job he took right out of college? I think it's pretty cool he did that for his first job. And what an amazing experience for someone interested in public service and politics – to get hands on experience of making things happen in the community. What did you do when you got out of college?

    May 28, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • Craig

      What did I do? I went to war and defended the rights of people like you who probably returned home to Mommy and sat on the couch between washing cars.

      June 12, 2012 at 6:14 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        THAT IS WHY OF WE AMERICANS WANT PRESIDENT OBAMA RE-ELECTED. HE KNOWS WELL HUMAN NATURE AND RESPECTS DIFFERENT OPINIONS :)

        June 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        LOOK SIR OR MISS, WHEN I WAS OF SERVICE AGE, THAT WAS IN 1970 :) SEE, IF YOU ASSUME THE WRONG THINGS, YOU FALL ON YOUR FACE :)))))))

        June 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  261. Shirley

    Don't know why the Veterans always vote for Republicans who wants to put them in arms way, Mitt Romney wants to make the Country stronger by calling out Pakistan, China, and Russia, as if we have Solders over-flowing in the U.S. and they need to be fighting a War some where.
    Romney sound so stupid as if these Countries are going set idle by while he tries to BULLY them. John McCain should be ashame standing there while Romney is making such stupid comment. No one knows more about War than John McCain and the damage it does to a country. McCain should have follow-up with a comment telling the 5000 Americans' first we communicate for a sultion before we go to War.
    I must say Romney may have 58% of Veterans votes, after read San Diego's blog the people of San Diego bloggers comment were not Kind to Romney.

    May 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  262. a former soldier

    One only need pick up an Army Times and read the front page to see what this administration, led by the CIC to see what he is doing to destroy it's infrastructure. While things may sound good to one Soldier or Veteran individually for themselves, as a whole, America should collectively take a hard look at the grave danger our Nation is being placed in by the radical downgrading of our military, both in budget cuts and in personnel. Should we be faced with, Heaven forbid another terrorist attack likened to 9/11, we would be ill prepared to act in our own defense. It is a slippery path we are traveling down if we stand idly back and allow our President to continue to act in such a manner that not only threatens our way of life, but our Freedom which has been paid for by the very blood of those who came before us.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:40 am |
  263. MarkGlicker

    Campaign season is in full swing.

    June 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      This is more than another campaign season, sir; it is an unprecedented reelection of a great President Obama and how urgent it is to re-elect him :)) So make sure to go and vote for President Obama, see you at the polls :)

      June 10, 2012 at 12:56 am |
  264. Craig

    Yeah, right. I'm a military retiree. Not only has my standard of living DECREASED considerably under Obama, medical care is much harder to get and much more expensive (especially considering that I was guaranteed free medical care if I remained on active duty for 20 years). Let's see ... what part of my life has improved under Obama? Not a thing. I would rather vote for Mickey Mouse than another 4 years for an illegal alien.

    June 12, 2012 at 6:12 am |
    • John Ryan

      Craig, if you truly are a Veteran, and if what you write is true, then I am deeply distressed that you have not taken advantage of the Veterans Administration medical care. You stated that you served over 20 years, but you did not state if you had retired or not. If you honorably served 20 years, you should have retired and you would indeed be eligible for not only VA care but full retirement benefits too. Under those benefits you have not only TIRCARE but CHAMPUS, and if you are retired you are also eligible for treatment at most Military hospitals throughout the country. Further, and speaking from experience of 30 years of active service from 1967 to 1998, I can assure you that the present benefits, especially medical care, that Veterans receive has significantly improved over the last 50 years, to the point that it is on a par or exceeds most civilian medical care. Yes there are still some faults in the system, but it is nowhere near what it was even 15 years ago when Veterans were just given medication and warehoused. Under this administration there has been a major increase in care such as TBI, PTSD, disabilities that even though they were recognized as serious as far back as the 1980s remained unfunded by successive administrations, the most of whom were republican. It has only been under this administration that real progress has been made in long term care for these disabilities. Should the proposed republican budget be institute then this progress will come to an end. That budget calls for the institution of a voucher system and the shifting of these long term disabilities to an already inflated and overpriced civilian medical system that is totally unprepared to deal with these types of afflictions. The proof of this is in the number of Vietnam era Veterans who suffered PTSD for years (PTSD was not recognized as a disability until the late 1980s) but were left untreated and wound up in our nations prison systems. It is a known and shameful fact that the majority of Veterans that have been incarcerated since Vietnam were suffering from PTSD, which was not treated. That is what we will return to under the republican proposed voucher system. So, if you truly are a Veteran, then learn the facts and join us in fighting to keep what we have earned and fight for more. Go to your VA and see what medical treatments are available to you. Check with your DAV, American Legion, Purple Heart Association, and several other groups, and get involved with us. Live the life, then talk the talk.

      June 12, 2012 at 11:08 am |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        RIGHT, THIS GUY CRAIG SOUNDS LIKE HE IS POSING AS A VETERAN, OR TOO DUMB TO PUT HIS CASE FORWARD TO THE VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION.! HIS USE OF INSULTS AND BAD LANGUAGE IS TYPICAL OF THE RADICAL TEA PARTY RADICALS. OR MAYBE HE IS HARD OF HEARING AND HAS MISUNDERSTOOD HIS MEDICARE CASE MANAGER. POOR GUY. CAN SOMETHING BE DONE FOR HIM?

        June 13, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      SIR, MANY OR MOST OF THE CUTS HAVE BEEN VOTED IN BY RADICAL REPUBLICANS; DEMOCRATS NOW NO LONGER HAVE THE NECCESSARY VOTES THERE (A THIRD OF THE MAJORITY) , PLUS A FEW HAVE CROSSED PARTY LINES WHEN THEY VOTE.

      PLUS THE CONSTIUTION GIVES TO CONGRESS THE POWER OF THE PURSE. NO MATTER HOW OUR PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS TRIED TO BOLSTER THE ARMY AND SSA BUDGET, THE REPUKES ND TEA PARTY FOLKS HAVE CUT NEEDED INCREASES TO SSA, MEDICARE , MEDICAID,ETC.

      i KNOW, I USED TO GET 245 (ROUNDED UP) BEFORE, NOW I ONLY GET 20 DOLLARS A MONTH!

      SO BLAMING PRESIDENT OBAMA IS VERY UNFAIR, INACCURATE AND RUIN-ROMNEY MISINFORMATION! NOW ROMNEY IS AFTER ENTIRELY SHUTTING DOWN SSA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM. IFYOU ARE NOT IN FAVOR OF PRESIDENT OBAMA; WAIT TO GET NOTHING UNDER RUIN ROMNEY.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  265. frustrated

    My husband is a veteran, and we both refuse to vote for Obama, even if a gun were held to our heads! Obama is ruining this great nation. The only time he does something, it is an obvious ploy for votes He is trying to woo every radical fringe voter in America, and is leaving working Americans (AND Americans who WANT to be working but have been ruined by his years in office) in the mud. He is completely disgusting. Romney is a true American, who knows how to run businesses, has saved businesses, the USA Winter Olympics, and his state from financial destruction. AND he cares! He donated his inheritance to charity. He refused pay for his work with the Olympics, and only took $1/year as governor. Right now, he seems to be exactly what this country needs to get back on its feet.

    June 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Why do you two think that? Lookk President Obama inherited the decay, unemployment and recession Bush left. It was bush who gave trillions of TAX CUTS TO MAINLY A 1%l RICH ELITE :( BUSH ALLOWED THE BIG COMPANIES TO FLEE TO ASIA AND CHINA WITH MILLIONS OF AMERICAN JOBS :( YOU OR YOUR HUBBIE WERE NOT HERE, NOR READ THE DAILY NEWS, RIGHT? I READ LAST NIGHT THE RICH ELITE OWNS 48 TRILLION DOLLARS AND PLANS TO RAISE IT TO 80 TRILLION IF RUIN ROMNEY STEALS THE NEXT ELECTION.

      AFTERWARDS THEIR PLAN IS TO DOUBLE that to 150 trillion dollarsL! it was John bohener, the republican speaker of the house, who cut the military budget! while most radical republicans screamed for more war :( so do not come playing self-rignteous, babe. President Obama has consistently defended the military budget, but his opponents voted against his proposals :( I am sure no matter what I say, you two will keep claiming the same wrong idiocies !

      June 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  266. ChurchState

    GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney certainly has the comfort of knowing it will not be the children of his fellow church members that will be fighting in any U.S. wars. The State of Utah lawmakers and other LDS/Mormon faithful lawmakers went to Washington in the 70's and made sure federal regulation was passed to exempt their 19-24 year old men and women from serving in the US Military. On any given day The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) – The Mormons has as many 40,000 young men and women missionaries in this age group serving their church worldwide.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  267. Sum Texan

    I am some what baffled by the notion that all veterans and the men and women of the US military are anti- President Obama.
    I see and hear this all of the time in the news.
    I'm an active duty soldier and I don't see this. Actually the truth is that we respect and support our President. He is our Commander in Chief. He's our big boss and we take all our orders from him.
    The people of America shouldn't listen to all those individuals who are saying negative things about him.
    There are groups, organisations, and individuals like the so-called Operation OPSEC idiots who claim to be "Ex Navy Seals" who are trying to "Swift Boat" the President with accusations that President Obama is trying to take full credit of the killing of Osama bin Laden and the he is responsible for leaking top secret information about our missions to the press. The Tea Party and the people behind Operation OPSEC are the biggest liars and the ones behind this failed "Swift Boat" campaign.
    If you want my opion, I would say that it's the Operation OPSEC and Tea Party individuals who are leaking secret information to the press.

    August 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
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