Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Once Obama Sees This, Defense Cuts Are Inevitable...

... because we know the way Barack governs:  Goodies to supporters, starvation for political opponents, or folks unfortunate enough to live in red states.  Just ask the victims of the Texas wildfires, Illinois tornados, the BP oil spill...

So what do you think he's going to do to the military after reading this Gallup poll?

U.S. veterans, about 13% of the adult population and consisting mostly of older men, support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president by 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four-percentage-point edge.

Obama and Romney are tied overall at 46% apiece among all registered voters in this sample. Men give Romney an eight-point edge, while women opt for Obama over Romney by seven points. It turns out that the male skew for Romney is driven almost entirely by veterans. Romney leads by one point among nonveteran men, contrasted with the 28-point edge Romney receives among male veterans.

He could try them all for treason, of course...but why not just allow his liberal instincts to take over, and allow those massive mandatory budget cuts to the military that were written into the bipartisan "sequestration" deal take effect?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks about that possibility:

The thing that does concern me is the sequester which involves another $500 billion in defense cuts...

...These automatic cuts that would take place that I think would be disastrous in terms of our national defense. And I would say this. I think what both Republicans and Democrats need to do and the leaders on both sides is to recognize that if sequester takes place, it would be disastrous for our national defense and very frankly for a lot of very important domestic programs. They have a responsibility to come together, find the money necessary to de-trigger sequester.

Of course, Obama has done nothing to prevent sequestration from taking place. And now, after seeing the poll above, you can bet your last buck that he's do whatever he can to poison the well, prevent any bipartisan reconciliation, and force those military cuts through.

That'll teach the military and those who served their nation so loyally to fuck with Barack Obama...!

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