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February 25, 2009

Military Wary of Chairman Zero

Posted by Dave Blount at February 25, 2009 11:24 AM

Obama had better get started on that domestic army he's been planning. It looks like the real military is not drinking the Kool-Aid:

When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey. …
"Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief," said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified.

Obama hasn't generated much enthusiasm with his plans to prematurely withdraw from Iraq and to homosexualize the military with a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," which will open the door to endless lawsuits. The military voted for McCain by a margin of 3 to 1.

One third of respondents were optimistic about Chairman Zero. In part this can be ascribed to the positive attitude that characterizes our military, but it is mainly due to our "post-racial" politics. Eight out of 10 blacks were optimistic.

This poll was from before he took office, so numbers are likely to be substantially lower now.

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On a tip from Conan.