Jump to content
Washington Football Team Logo
Extremeskins

Military shifting donations to Democrats


ImmortalDragon

Recommended Posts

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Military shifting donations to Democrats

As the Iraq war drags on and US casualties mount, members of the military appear to be showing their discontent by donating more to Democrats, a campaign finance watchdog group said today.

Service members have traditionally supported the Republican Party, but there has been a dramatic shift since the war started in 2003 away from financial backing for GOP candidates for president and Congress, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics said.

So far this year and in the 2004 election, about 40 percent of contributions from donors identifiable as military members has gone to Democrats, compared to about one fourth in the 2000 and 2002 cycles, the center's study said. Service members gave about $1.8 million in the 2004 cycle and about $330,000 this year, the study said.

Democrat Barack Obama, who is calling for a troop withdrawal to start immediately, has received the most of any presidential candidate from uniformed service members -- about $27,000.

Ron Paul, the only Republican candidate who opposes the war, has brought in at least $19,250 -- more than Vietnam War hero John McCain, who supports the war and has raised $18,600 from military personnel.

The center's report quotes Lieutenant Colonel Joyce Griggs, an intelligence officer who contributed to Obama: "People are saying enough is enough. If you're a soldier, you're going to do your job, do what you're commanded to do. But that sentiment is wide and deep."

Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor at 12:12 PM

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2007/09/military_shifti.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Military shifting donations to Democrats

like five out of the last seven chairman of the joint chiefs have come out publicly and disagreed with the Iraqi war. The two outliers being the guys Bush appointed. Ronald Regan's director of the national security agency General William Odom, has come out and detailed and dissected Bush's flawed thinking on Iraq. We've had generals turn down the chairmanship of the joint chiefs offered them by Bush, because they disagreed with Bush on Iraq, and we've had decorated generals who retired so they could speak out against him.

The active military really can't complain about the current administration in office. It shouldn't be news at this date however that the military hasn't been behind this guy for a few years now; including during the last election.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

like five out of the last seven chairman of the joint chiefs have come out publicly and disagreed with the Iraqi war. The two outliers being the guys Bush appointed. Ronald Regan's director of the national security agency General William Odom, has come out and detailed and dissected Bush's flawed thinking on Iraq. We've had generals turn down the chairmanship of the joint chiefs offered them by Bush, because they disagreed with Bush on Iraq, and we've had decorated generals who retired so they could speak out against him.

The active military really can't complain about the current administration in office. It shouldn't be news at this date however that the military hasn't been behind this guy for a few years now; including during the last election.

Theres a link in this article to another that basically says what you just said.

Donations May Be a Way to Protest, While Still Following Orders

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...