The Military Supporting Obama?

Luke Rosiak reported today on Open Secrets that Barack Obama is recieving donations from troops abroad at a six-to-one ratio to John McCain (and approximately 1.5 to one from all military personnel). Total donations to the Obama campaign from troops abroad were just over $60,000.00.

Wondering why my fellow servicemen were selling out my country, I got in and did some research myself. I came up with the following totals:
all personnel listing “army” as employer: $5,942.00
all personnel listing “navy” as employer: $1,000.00
all personnel listing “air force” as employer: $1,300.00
all personnel listing “marine corps” as employer: $0.00 (OOH-RAH!)

Now, I’m no great shakes at math, but that seems to fall a bit short $60,000.00.

Can anyone clarify where those other numbers came from?

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I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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  1. The demoncratic party is founded on deception and outright lies. If ANYONE in the military supported Obama they are a certifiable JACKASS, & I mean that in the most deragatory way possible. Real democrats represent exactly what the bandwagon democrats (read unimformed/ "dems on the street") think Republicans are. In reality its just the opposite. The "professional demoncrats" in office are the dirtiest, most heinious, distorters of the truth & our country should be embarassed by their actions. Furthermore, if you were to take a good look at things you would see the modern demoncratic party is more on line with communism. Wait a minute here!!! Ok, ok…. I could see a lot of people in the Army supporting Obama. Considering the leadership there is all about smoke and mirrors and "checking the box" instead of real results. It all makes sense now! I hope my revelation has been yours as well. Now, if we could just get some "reform" in the U.S. Army….Semper Fi(if this angers you then you are either A- a dumb ass B- in the Army C- a hippie or finally D- an honest American that has had enough of DEMOCRATS, & want to make a positive difference in America.

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