President Barack Obama will leave office on Jan. 20 with negative reviews from most members of the U.S. military. More than half the troops in a new poll had an unfavorable opinion of Obama´s leadership of the military for the past eight years, and about 36 percent said they approved of his performance as commander in chief, according to the latest survey by the Military Times and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.
I HOPE they hold a negative view. They should. Professionally the military is not supposed to criticiae. However, like everyone else in our society, they are reluctant to criticize out of fear of being labled a racist.
I don´t believe the numbers for a minute. My son was a naval officer for most of 0bama´s tenure. My judgment from his and his colleagues (somewhat guarded ) comments was that the number could be as high as 80%, at least in the Officer ranks.
I think 36% was pulled out of the air. Here in Colorado Springs (Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Cheyenne Mtn AFS, and the USAF Academy), Obama is despised, ridiculed, and viewed as an international fool. I have never heard any military member speak favorably of him.
I have the opposite guess as #10. If we can believe the 36% number, I suspect it is officers watching out for their careers. Back in the Klinton days I remember one (and only one) senior NCO who was a Klinton supporter even behind closed doors. He went into complete meltdown when Bush won and retired shortly thereafter.
Obama has done nothing for the military except weed out the good senior officers, rob all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of victories on the battlefield and force upon them gays, traitors, bisexuals, transgenders and dangerous muslims. Those who allegedly support him are either clueless, extremely stupid or regard race above competence.
The Trump administration invited leaders of congressional intelligence panels to review documents it said raise questions about whether government spy agencies improperly identified President Donald Trump’s campaign officials and associates in the course of routine foreign surveillance.In a letter signed by White House Counsel Donald McGahn, the administration said Thursday it was responding to a March 15 request from intelligence committees for “documents necessary to determine whether information collected on U.S. persons was mishandled and leaked.” It asks the committees to probe whether the intelligence was properly gathered, whether names were improperly revealed and “to the extent that U.S. citizens
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A former State Department IT technician who set up Hillary Clinton´s private email server in her home may face criminal charges for avoiding multiple subpoenas to testify on Clinton´s email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter on Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Session asking that Bryan Pagliano be charged for ignoring multiple subpoenas requesting that he testify before the Oversight Committee. Pagliano was responsible for managing Clinton´s private server and also served as a senior adviser to the former secretary of state.
Nearly 2,000 people are believed to have died from opioid overdoses last year in Massachusetts, a record tally of death and suffering that came despite widespread public and private campaigns to stanch the state’s addiction crisis.A state Department of Public Health report released Friday showed that opioids were confirmed as the cause of 1,465 deaths and suspected in 514 additional deaths. Opioids killed or were suspected of killing five times more people than died in car crashes.The main culprit appeared to be the drug fentanyl, which was present in an increasing number of cases, even as heroin-related deaths declined. Illegal
On Friday, President Donald Trump and his entourage will jet for the third straight weekend to a working getaway at his oceanfront Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.On Saturday, Trump’s sons Eric and Don Jr., with their Secret Service details in tow, will be nearly 8,000 miles away in the United Arab Emirates, attending the grand opening of a Trump-brand golf resort in the ‘‘Beverly Hills of Dubai.’’ Meanwhile, New York police will keep watch outside the Trump Tower in Manhattan, the chosen home of first lady Melania Trump and son Barron. And the tiny township of Bedminster, New Jersey, is Source corrected
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Activists protested on Saturday the detention of two Iraqi citizens at New York City´s JFK airport, one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US.New York taxi drivers have their own response to President Donald Trump´s immigration ban: A strike.As protests continue to break out across major U.S. airports Saturday night following President Trump´s immigration ban, taxi drivers at New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport have gone on strike.
He maintains a dignified silence when nudged for his view of Donald Trump. But President George W. Bush apparently dropped his diplomacy at the billionaire´s inauguration. New York Magazine reports that after The Donald finished his speech, which was peppered with surprises including ´American carnage´, Bush made no effort to hide what he thought of it. ´That was some weird s***,´ he said, according to three separate sources who heard him. The uninhibited reaction is a far cry from the reluctance Bush showed to tear in to the president earlier this year during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. He dodged the comedian´s repeated attempts to
Associate professor in the history and politics department at Drexel University George Ciccariello-Maher ignited a Twitter firestorm on Sunday when he tweeted that he was trying not to "vomit or yell" when he witnessed a fellow passenger aboard his flight give up a first class seat to a uniformed soldier. "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I´m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul," he tweeted. Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I´m trying not to vomit or yell
Hillary Clinton broke with sartorial tradition Tuesday night when she spoke at the conference for professional businesswomen conference in San Francisco. Rather than donning her classic pantsuit, Clinton told the world she was back in action while wearing a leather jacket and floral shirt. Clinton´s pantsuits became her trademark look, often wearing specific colored pieces with historical significance behind them. Critics often focused on her clothing and accessory choices, but this ensemble shocked — and pleased — her supporters. (Snip)" the Internet couldn´t get past Clinton´s outfit du jour.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was marked by, among other things, her pointed fashion choices. Every color, pantsuit, jacket, and hairstyle was thought out and intentional, often sending a greater message to her constituents or at least fending off the critics who have been tearing apart her appearance since her days as First Lady—something that even a man who uses Scotch tape in lieu of a tie clip rarely endures. (Snip) On Tuesday, Clinton, in a fitted leather blazer and floral button-down, showed off one of her edgiest looks yet. While delivering the keynote address at the Professional Business Women
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The University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, is hosting a “masculinity confession booth” this week, in which male students are asked to confess sins that may have been inspired by the Western world’s emphasis on “hypermasculinity.” Students at the University of Regina had the opportunity this week to confess their “hypermasculinity sins” at a confessional booth on campus. “We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender,” organizers claim. “Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways!” The initiative was started by the non-profit group, Man