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  •  A lot of the military is Democratic (2+ / 0-)
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    but the "CW" has been spun. Thing is it is the Enlisted military that is Democratic. As with americans the richer ,whiter and older you are the more chance of being a republican. Which of course pretty much describes the officer corps. And from what i've seen even Kossacks only seem to care about the officer corps.

    "All you have to do to qualify for human rights is to be human" An 11yo Girl.

    by cdreid on Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 02:12:15 PM PDT

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    •  the officer corp (6+ / 0-)

      My cousin, 1 year younger than me, dropped out of college  and joined the Army in 1977.  He made a career out of the military, and is now a civilian public relations officer with the Navy.  I see him very infrequently since he is based a long ways away, but he is a staunch Democrat and is not shy about voicing his opinions.  I asked him once how he is treated by what I thought was the overwhelmingly Republican sentiments in the military.  He basically said that they give him a little grief but he gives it right back to them.  Surprisingly it has so far not hindered his career advancement.  

      I also know a young man in the Marine Corp reserve who was a cook at the restaurant I go to while he is taking classes.  During the 2004 campaign I came in with a Kerry button and jokingly asked him if he wanted to wear it.  This young man, (handsome as all get goes), gladly took it and pinned it on his shirt right then and there!!  So we have a lot of good people still in the military.

      •  They'll be first against the wall (2+ / 0-)
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        Shockwave, North Country Dem

        when the purges start.

        Glad I'm out.

        Somebody really needs to tell the White House that "1984" is a cautionary tale, not a political guidebook.

        by jabbausaf on Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 04:44:33 PM PDT

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      •  Dont misunderstand me (1+ / 0-)
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        North Country Dem

        We have some amazing people at all levels in the military.

        My comment was truely more directed at the institutionalised classism in america. The officer corps was specifically designed to enforce that and even a lot of Kossacks and so-called leftists support it openly.

        "All you have to do to qualify for human rights is to be human" An 11yo Girl.

        by cdreid on Sat Sep 08, 2007 at 07:29:35 PM PDT

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