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    How the RNC mobilized military veterans to produce record support for Trump

    By JOSEPH HAMMOND • 12/20/16

    [...]

    U.S. military veterans voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 2-to-1 margin, according to CNN exit polls — 61 percent to 31 percent. That is the largest margin for any presidential candidate since at least 1976, the earliest such data was available to the RNC. John McCain, a decorated war hero, won the veteran vote by a margin of 10 percent over Barack Obama in 2008. Mitt Romney won veteran voters by a margin of 20 percent over Obama four years later.

    "The key to Trump's appeal with veterans was that first and foremost, this was a candidate who made veterans issues a center point of his campaign," said Bob Carey, the director of military and veteran engagement with the RNC.

    Trump created a 10-point plan to tackle veterans issues...

    [...]

    Carey said that 78 percent of veterans voted in the 2016 election, compared to 57.9 percent of eligible voters overall.

    Turmoil in the Veterans Health Administration may have contributed to the higher veteran turnout...

    [...]

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ho...stom_click=rss

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    I think that most veterans learned through their enlistment the fallacy of trusting big government. The military is fun for a short time, but it teaches the importance of not letting bureaucrats get too much power.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Trump's polices;
      https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/

      Trump's Veterans Policy;
      https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policie...ffairs-reform/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
        How the RNC mobilized military veterans to produce record support for Trump

        By JOSEPH HAMMOND • 12/20/16

        [...]

        U.S. military veterans voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 2-to-1 margin, according to CNN exit polls — 61 percent to 31 percent. That is the largest margin for any presidential candidate since at least 1976, the earliest such data was available to the RNC. John McCain, a decorated war hero, won the veteran vote by a margin of 10 percent over Barack Obama in 2008. Mitt Romney won veteran voters by a margin of 20 percent over Obama four years later.

        "The key to Trump's appeal with veterans was that first and foremost, this was a candidate who made veterans issues a center point of his campaign," said Bob Carey, the director of military and veteran engagement with the RNC.

        Trump created a 10-point plan to tackle veterans issues...

        [...]

        Carey said that 78 percent of veterans voted in the 2016 election, compared to 57.9 percent of eligible voters overall.

        Turmoil in the Veterans Health Administration may have contributed to the higher veteran turnout...

        [...]

        http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ho...stom_click=rss

        We didn't need to be mobilized not to vote for HRC, we to a man know of her disdain for the military from the last time she was in the WH, every veteran I know ( and I know a lot of them) either voted for Trump or a third party, none for Clinton and even some democrats among them refused to vote for her.
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        • #5
          Some didn't vote, period. One was worse than the other.
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
            Some didn't vote, period. One was worse than the other.
            78% of veterans voted.

            Of that 78%, 61% voted for Trump and 31% voted for Clinton.

            Counting "did not vote"...
            • Trump 48%
            • Clinton 24%
            • Other 6%
            • Didn't vote 22%
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            • #7
              Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

              VA hospitals should turn into critical care for returning active duty and specialized treatment only. For routine care, issue private insurance cards and allow vets to select doctor of their choosing. Last, doctors may not refuse to accept vets.
              "Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience" George Carlin

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Reimnitz View Post
                VA hospitals should turn into critical care for returning active duty and specialized treatment only. For routine care, issue private insurance cards and allow vets to select doctor of their choosing. Last, doctors may not refuse to accept vets.
                Aside from the fact it would be a crime to refuse service to a veteran, what doctor would?

                What is a 'private insurance card'?
                Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                  Aside from the fact it would be a crime to refuse service to a veteran, what doctor would?

                  What is a 'private insurance card'?
                  A card issued by a private insurer, obviously. Millions of people have them in the World Outside of Texas.
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Trung Si View Post
                    We didn't need to be mobilized not to vote for HRC, we to a man know of her disdain for the military from the last time she was in the WH, every veteran I know ( and I know a lot of them) either voted for Trump or a third party, none for Clinton and even some democrats among them refused to vote for her.
                    This. Every Democrat Soldier I know voted for either Trump, Johnson, or McMullin. Clinton wasn't going to get the Vet vote no matter what.

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