Politics on Active Duty?

Discussion in 'Military' started by SFC Ollie, Nov 30, 2011.

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While on active duty?

Poll closed Dec 10, 2011.
  1. We didn't talk about that shit.....

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  2. Did any superiors try to influence your vote?

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  3. Was there ever a group discussion about who to vote for?.

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  4. Did anyone ask you who you voted for?

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    Basic and simple, there are dozens of veterans on this board, and more people who claim to be military retirees than any board I've ever seen.

    So tell us, during all these years on active duty, Did anyone ever really talk about politics, or question who you were voting for or attempt to influence your vote?

    I honestly do not remember talking about politics in the 22 years I was on active duty.

    We talked about voting, I was even a Voting assistance NCO. But never saw or heard anyone talk about this politician or that one.... Other than cussing out congress in general that is.
     
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    same here. It's in the job description I believe. We just did our jobs.
     
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    Back in the 80's, while everyone was talking about how great Ronald Reagan was and how much he loves the Military, an E-6 told me he got his biggest pay raise under Jimmy Carter.
     
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    While I was in the Navy for my 20 year stint, I don't ever recall anybody saying very much about politics except it was your duty to vote. Never heard anybody say specifically to vote for any one particular candidate - just be sure to vote.
     
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    I served 7 years in the US Air Force from 2000 to 2007 and I honestly only remember it coming up once, our flight commander asked me my opinion on the 2004 election between George Bush Jr and John Kerry for some reason, I told her I don't think Kerry would be good for us in the Military. Thats really the only time I remember it, most of the time were too busy busting our ass, partying or chasing women to talk about that shit.
     
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    He lied..........
     
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    Very big lie too...
     
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    I was a child during Carters reign, but didn't he totally fuck the Military back than?
     
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    What I remember about Carter was sitting at Green Ramp with no newspapers, radio, or TV for over a week while he decided if we should leave on a mission or not. We boarded the planes 3 times and actually took off once only to turn around.

    But I do remember getting (If memory serves) an 18% across the board raise under Reagan.
     
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