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Thursday, October 26, 2017

A majority of U.S. military officers have an unfavorable view of President Trump, according to a survey released this week by the Military Times. According to the poll, 53 percent of respondents said they hold an unfavorable opinion of the commander in chief, while about 31 percent said they view him favorably. Sixteen percent said they were neutral on the matter. The findings come amid the controversy surrounding Trump's disputed call to the widow of a U.S. Army soldier killed in Niger earlier this month.

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Still?

Why am I not surprised?

Because he is not only doing nothing to reach out to those voters who did not support him but he is doing everything in his power to actually antagonize them.

Good luck with that.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-26 04:53 PM | Reply

Like calling water wet. How could they go for someone who blithely sends them and their fellow soldiers into harm's way with no plan--telling them only to get out there, kill some ---------- and not get captured. I suspect the real reason military folks dislike the Dotard is because of the way he treated John McCain, who like so many others did his duty and suffered horribly for it, only to be sneered at decades later...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2017-10-26 05:38 PM | Reply

It's not even about formal policy, funding or things that directly affect their jobs.

It's about the way he doesn't act like a CiC.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-26 05:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yet another constituency that the Repubs are losing because Trump.

Still, they are getting most of the white supremacists, so there is that.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-26 05:45 PM | Reply

I was a little surprised to see a local politician run a TV ad calling for his impeachment. San Diego being such a strong Navy tow huhn, with Republican mayors for decades, except for the groper Filner who rode in on the Obama wave, I guess, and had to resign in disgrace.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-26 05:59 PM | Reply

Tow huhn? Town.
San Diego is not Baltimore, hon.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-26 06:00 PM | Reply

It is hard to imagine educated, self respecting military officer having a favorable view of Trump. If you currently wear the uniform and have functioning brain cells you are probably angry and ashamed that he is the CinC.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-10-26 06:45 PM | Reply

But the person who wrote the article doesn't understand the military, so the story won't pass muster with the drumpfies on DR.

#8 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-26 08:04 PM | Reply

WOW he's 1 % point worse than Obama.Is that the transgender vote?

www.washingtonexaminer.com

#9 | Posted by patron at 2017-10-26 08:31 PM | Reply

No sympathy. The military is known for GOP voting. Suck it up.

You know what you signed up for.

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-10-26 08:38 PM | Reply

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from the linked MT article: "And women and minorities in the ranks share similar skepticism."

#11 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-26 09:04 PM | Reply


@#8 ... But the person who wrote the article doesn't understand the military, ...

How does the author of the article not understand the military, and how does that make to opinions expressed in the article incorrect?

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-10-26 10:09 PM | Reply

Last October, military times had an article listing how different ranks in different services would vote. For the AF, the majority of officers supported Gary Johnson. Followed by Hillary. Followed by Trump. Stein had an insignificant amount of support as well.

GJ did well amongst officers in all branches. Most officers I know tend to lean Libertarian. There are not a lot of dedicated social conservatives resident in the officer corps...at least not when compared to society writ-large.

#13 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-26 10:09 PM | Reply

It's hilarious that people who owe their livelihood to the government lean libertarian.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-26 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

GJ did well amongst officers in all branches. Most officers I know tend to lean Libertarian. There are not a lot of dedicated social conservatives resident in the officer corps...at least not when compared to society writ-large.

#13 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER AT 2017-10-26 10:09 PM

I voted for Johnson and view Trump Unfavorably for what that is worth.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-26 10:23 PM | Reply

"It's hilarious that people who owe their livelihood to the government lean libertarian."

Are you speaking as a sentient personality or a robot devil's advocate?

#16 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-26 10:44 PM | Reply

Yes.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-26 10:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

It's funny to me that libertarians don't think they're dreamers.
Has any Libertarian Party candidate ever won any election in America?

The explanation I heard all those years ago, "Republicans who smoke pot," still seems to capture the essence of who libertarians are.

Nearly all middle-class and above white men, too.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-26 10:47 PM | Reply

#12

You missed it I guess...

#19 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-26 11:33 PM | Reply

"WOW he's 1 % point worse than Obama.Is that the transgender vote?"

1% point WORSE than Obama? How can that possibly be? Mad Max Boaz, who represents REAL American Warriors, has told us in no uncertain terms Obama was 100 % worse.

Do you mean to tell me that Boaz doesn't really represent REAL America?

If he wasn't crazy before this could sent him right over the edge!

It is a damn good thing he wears that tin foil hat wrapped tightly around his brain housing group so none of this will actually penetrate his bubble and crack his Cosmic Egg.

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-27 06:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The number should be much higher. You can't reasobably conclude that anyone who would say what Trump said about POWs has any respect for miltary personnel. I get that he was really just being a baby in not wanting to acknowledge McCains service but he still proved that he'll readily piss on people who have sacrificed. And he did it just to be petty. This brat is their CIC now and that should bother them.

#21 | Posted by Sully at 2017-10-27 09:34 AM | Reply

The fact that 31% view him favorably after what he has said about the military and veterans in crazy.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-27 10:31 AM | Reply

"Has any Libertarian Party candidate ever won any election in America?"

Does any third party? The Libertarian Party (along with the Greens and others) make the mistake of focusing on winning major offices without first securing lower level offices. Even if a Green Party candidate did manage to win the presidency, it would still be very hard for that president to be effective if he didn't have party support at the lower levels.

One of the revelations I found strange was the increasing support for Libertarians by Democrats, while the number of Republican supporters receded.

#23 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-10-27 11:50 AM | Reply

Libertarians used to be viewed as the crazy uncle of the republicans. Now the GOP is fighting over whether their latest plan screws middle America hard enough and the libertarians have move into the position of the voice of sanity even though they are still ------- crazy

#24 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-10-27 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you view every other political party except yours as ------- crazy, you are probably ------- crazy...

#25 | Posted by boaz at 2017-10-27 12:29 PM | Reply

If you can't recognize that the Republican Party of today is bat ---- crazy then you are bat ---- crazy. That is simply a fact.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-27 12:33 PM | Reply

The Military Times survey of 1,100 active-duty troops was conducted in September and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

There are over 2 million people total in the active and reserve components of the military.

This survey covers around 0.05% of the military. It is irrelevant.

#27 | Posted by Will123 at 2017-10-27 02:34 PM | Reply

"The Military Times survey of 1,100 active-duty troops was conducted in September and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points."

Your post is a self-retorting retort.

#28 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-27 02:42 PM | Reply

MT came out with another interesting poll this week:

One in four troops sees white nationalism in the ranks

Nearly one in four troops polled say they have seen examples of white nationalism among their fellow service members, and troops rate it as a larger national security threat than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new Military Times poll.

The troops were surveyed about one month after white supremacist groups and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia.

www.militarytimes.com

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The poll results were pretty disturbing:

Concerns about white nationalist groups were more pronounced among minorities in the ranks. Nearly 42 percent of non-white troops who responded to the survey said they have personally experienced examples of white nationalism in the military, versus about 18 percent of white service members.

When asked whether white nationalists pose a threat to national security, 30 percent of respondents labeled it a significant danger, more than many international hot spots, like Syria (27 percent), Pakistan (25 percent), Afghanistan (22 percent) and Iraq (17 percent).

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-27 02:51 PM | Reply

#29/#30

That is a terrifying thought. The men and women who are supposed to protect this country and its values have been infiltrated by the vestiges of the confederacy. We need to do everything we can to stamp out these nationalist terrorists before its too late.

#31 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-27 06:40 PM | Reply

We have plenty of military types, what do y'all see?

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-27 06:47 PM | Reply

He's a ------ idiot.

#33 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-10-27 07:49 PM | Reply

"That is a terrifying thought. The men and women who are supposed to protect this country and its values have been infiltrated by the vestiges of the confederacy. We need to do everything we can to stamp out these nationalist terrorists before its too late."

Bring back the draft, having only volunteers in the military is an invitation to white nationalists to inhabit our armed forces. It's dangerous to a democracy. We need a citizens military, populated by people from all races and all classes. We would indulge in fewer wars and insure that our military represents all of us.

#34 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-28 02:45 PM | Reply

--That is a terrifying thought. The men and women who are supposed to protect this country and its values have been infiltrated by the vestiges of the confederacy. We need to do everything we can to stamp out these nationalist terrorists before its too late.

#masshysteria

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-28 03:02 PM | Reply

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