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  •  I think Republicans want you to think this: (11+ / 0-)
    In the absence of any real data, I would expect that the leadership of the USAF and the AFA would not be voting for progressive Democrats.

    I'm not sure I know anymore. We have met progressive military officers. Some of them get promoted. There is not religion test to getting promoted; there is no political test to getting promoted.

    Most progressive officers do not speak of religion or politics ever. Not even out of uniform. Some may even let people believe that they lean conservative just because they won't say otherwise.

    Here's the rub - we want our officers to be apolitical and when our progressive officers live by that code, it means we don't know they exist. When our conservative officers don't live by that code, they get rewarded by lots of attention from Republicans and the press.

    •  Thanks for that perspective (2+ / 0-)
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      Perhaps there should be some type of research into this subject.

      And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

      by MrJersey on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 10:46:28 AM PDT

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    •  What happened to that lawsuit? (4+ / 0-)
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      The one with the Army E-4 who was specifically NOT getting a promotion to E-5 because he was an atheist?

      He was told he could not be a SGT because he could not be a spiritual leader to his men because he could not pray with them, being an atheist. It was the only reason given for not allowing him promotion.

      So he took it to JAG. They had to transfer him because he was getting attacked in his own unit. For not believing in a god.

      Sounds like a religious test. That's why I said you have to use 'No Pref'.

      "Them as can do has to do for them as can't. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices." — Terry Pratchett

      by LoreleiHI on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 12:14:36 PM PDT

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