Barack Obama has raised 15 times more from U.S. military than Michele Bachmann

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Michele Bachmann, Barack Obama: The military only gives money to one of these people.
Michele Bachmann loves the United States Military. Apparently, the military doesn't love her back.

New data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that Barack Obama, whom Michele Bachmann has repeatedly asserted doesn't care for the military, is absolutely crushing Bachmann in fundraising from military donors.

As recently as the Republican debate held earlier this month, Bachmann said Obama has hurt the U.S. military and put Americn lives in danger. Maybe no one told the military, because they've given Obama $34,500 in campaign donations so far this year, more than any other presidential candidate, and a whole lot more than the measly $2,550 they've sent to Bachmann.

That people who actually pay attention to military matters might choose Obama -- who's pushed for benefits for veterans, and you know, less war stuff -- over Bachmann shouldn't be a shocker. What is pretty surprising is the candidate in second place.

Ron Paul? Yes, Ron Paul -- the same guy who pretty much argues America shouldn't fight any war until the enemy's 10 miles outside of Boston Harbor.

Paul's gotten $32,089 in campaign donations from people who list a military job under "Occupation" on their Federal Election Commission documents, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Bachmann's love for the military is not reciprocated.
Between Obama and Paul, they've pretty much swallowed whole the entire military donor base: Mitt Romney is a distant third, with $4,100 in military donations; Herman Cain comes next, with $3,500; and then there's our gal Michele, who gosh golly just loves those troops, sitting fifth at $2,550.

Hmm, maybe the military doesn't respond well to Bachmann taking lots of wild cheap shots at the sitting commander in chief, like when, at the Republican debate earlier this month, she said, "I sit on a Committee on Intelligence,"--please, hold your laughter until Mrs. Bachmann has finished speaking--"we deal with the nation's classified secrets, and I firmly believe the President of the United States has weakened us militarily and put us more at risk than any time."

Or maybe they didn't like the one where, as the U.S., via NATO, gave military aid to the Libyan rebels trying -- and succeeding -- to overthrow Muammar Qaddafi, Bachmann explained that President Obama was "not on our side anymore."

Or maybe, just maybe, they just think she's dumb, and don't want to give her any money.

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tweek
tweek

Ron Paul is a giant and only getting bigger. The establishment is gonna be in for one hell of a shock come next year.

Dude
Dude

From the same source it says that Obama raised $48 million and Bachmann has raised about $3.6 million.  So, it would appear that Bachmann has a higher proportional share of money coming from the military than Obama.  Or perhaps these numbers are all very small and pointless.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Meanwhile the stock market is down 750 and unemployment is still over 9%. WTF - who cares what the sexist Mike Mullen thinks is important. Obama sucks!

Bring all the military back within our borders. We need to eliminate the Military industrial complex and get back to being America. Ron Paul 2012 - buy gold it is cheap! Obama is driving the economy right off the cliff. Where is klobuchar?

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Here's a picture of Ron Paul paling around with Stormfront webmaster, KKK Grand Wizard, and member of the American Nazi Party, Don Black.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Y7kQ...

Paul took a $10k donation from Black, and refused to send it back even after it was pointed out that it was from a Nazi organization.

Beyond that, Paul is not a "giant" and never will be. He picks up the same %15-20 of soreheads, racists, college objectivist idiots, and aspberger's sufferers every election. He'll come in first or second place in a couple of straw polls, and then disappear in a few months when the real campaigning begins. He'll head back to Texas, count the money he made on the trail, and laugh at the letters that he gets from supporters who are outraged that his campaign won't take donations in the form of Bitcoins.

green23
green23

Ron Paul is currently polling in single digits in his home State for the race to win the nomination of his own Party. If he can't win over Texas Republicans, how can he possibly win in the general election?

As an aside, the more that you Paultards make statements like that, the more that you make Paul seem like the leader of a cult rather than  a serious candidate.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Hey tweek 2008 is calling and telling me you said the same bullshit back then.   No one is going to vote for a con artist who thinks its still the 1850s.    Why won't Ron Paul apologize or answer questions about the white supremacist newsletter he published back in the 1980s? 

E6 on leave
E6 on leave

I can only speculate..but I have some knowledge as an 18 year enlisted member of the armed forces.  Crazy officers seem to like the hawks whereas those of us in the enlisted ranks prefer the more intelligent pols who have us fight intelligent wars (read: Afghanistan where we are actually fighting terrorists and accomplishing something) rather than personal vendetta wars (read: Iraq where we went because GW wanted to get back at 'em for being mean to his daddy.)

Officers get paid more than enlisted, so they have more money to donate.

green23
green23

Mn Voter wrote:"who cares what the sexist Mike Mullen thinks is important."

And yet you continue to come to this unimportant person's blog day after day, to tell other people that he is unimportant.

And "sexist"? You are a feminist now? Aren't you the guy who used to post as "KeepYrLegs2gether"? Now you're pushing "political correctness"?

And you call someone "sexist" for criticising Bachmann while YOU criticise Klobuchar. Doesn't that make YOU "sexist" by your own definition?

green23
green23

Mn Voter wrote:"Where is klobuchar?"

Well, we know where Bachmann is, and it isn't anywhere near her job. She hasn't cast a vote since 8/1. She hasn't shown up for work in over a month.

And you're okay with that, apparently.

vitajex
vitajex

Wow.  Are you using some sort of fill-in-the-blank, crazy commentor template?  You managed to hit ALL of the 'nutball' notes in just a couple short lines!

yo banana boy
yo banana boy

Also, if you're completely and totally brainwashed if you think he's "Republican".

yo banana boy
yo banana boy

Polls don't mean anything, especially when he is the polling topic. I don't understand how anything I said should suggest I'm in a Ron Paul cult. You must be in a cult if you can't see we're in a never ending cycle of shitty if the game isn't changed. How many more times does it have to happen? RP is the game changer. Keep eating that lunch meat coward.

tweek
tweek

Con artist that thinks it's the 1850's? Explain. If you believe that white supremecist shit based on nothing you're as dumb as the real Michelle Bachman.

tweek
tweek

I don't understand why you're giving me an 8th grade civics lesson. I understand the system. Most domesticated primates see the (R) behind his name and follow a preconceived notion. He runs as an (R) so he can participate in msm debates. (R)'s and (D)'s are fighting for the same thing, but they don't want you to know that. Omly RP is different. Simply put, if a person doesn't vote for RP they are asking for their own destruction.

I do have two identities. It makes me less of a target. Most people don't debate, rather name call. That has no bearing on this particular board anyway.

green23
green23

Also, Disqus is showing you as "yo banana boy" in your reply to me.

I guess that you are taking after Mn Voter, and posting under multiple names in a feeble effort to convince readers that you are more than one person.

Wow, your consciousness is so evolved to rely on fraud and deception in discourse. Maybe cut back on the ketamine, just a bit.

green23
green23

Look, tweek, if he wants to get on the general election ballot (in enough States to win the electoral votes it takes to win the election), then he is going to have to run as the nominee of either the Democratic or Republican Party. That's just elementary school Civics.

I really doubt he is going to be the nominee of the Democratic Party. I think that the incumbent has that locked up.

Therefore, if he wants to get on the ballot, he will have to be the nominee of the Republican Party. See how that works? That means that he has to win enough *Republican* primaries and caucuses in enough States to get the *Republican Party nomination*.

Is this new to you?

So, it's completely relevant that he is polling in single digits in his home State in the race for the *Republican Party nomination*.

If he was going to make a third-Party run, he should have started that about eight months ago. Instead, he decided to try to win the nomination of the Party that froze him out of the process in the last cycle. So his only hope now is to win enough *Republican primary voters* over and win the nomination as the *Republican Party candidate*.

Bilky
Bilky

You, calling others brainwashed? Wow, now that's what I call projection!

green23
green23

tweek wrote: "I don't understand how anything I said should suggest I'm in a Ron Paul cult."

I didn't say that you were in a cult, genius.

I said that you (and others like you) make Ron Paul seem like the leader of a cult.

tweek wrote:"How many more times does it have to happen?"

Look, bozo, try convincing the Republican primary voters that Ron Paul is the solution to all our problems. I'm not voting in the Republican caucus.

Unless enough Republican primary voters in enough States vote for Ron Paul as the Republican Party nominee, then none of us will ever even get a chance to vote for Ron Paul. That's because he won't be on the ballot, except as a write-in. Good luck with that.

tweek wrote:" Keep eating that lunch meat coward."

I'm not sure what that even means. If you are counting on Democrats to vote in the Republican primaries and caucuses all across the country, then you have placed your hopes on a slender reed, indeed.

You seem to have absolutely no idea how the nomination process works. You seem to think that voters will be able to vote for candidates that lost their Party's nomination in November. You are completely wrong.

tweek
tweek

I don't know what a bitcoin is so I guess not. I wouldn't say I believe in bigfoot. But I do believe there is a higher probability of its existence than the probability of the Federal Reserve being good for US citizens. If that's crazy, guilty as charged.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Out of curiosity, do you now or have you ever owned any Bitcoins? Also, do you believe in Bigfoot?

Seriously, I'm curious. For some reason every Paul supporter that I've met both owns or touts the Bitcoin, and every single one believes in Bigfoot.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Well he is a con artist because he is a government employee that used to make his living off of Medicare payments and now makes it off of the government as a government employee.   Ron Paul thinks big government is such a problem that he's been making money off of it his entire life.    The white supremacist stuff is based on fact.    See in the past  Ron Paul published a newsletter that had quotes like

"Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressman. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day."

"even in my little town of Lake Jackson, Texas, I've urged everyone in my family to know how to use a gun in self defense. For the animals are coming."

"Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks three days after rioting began."

Why does Ron Paul dodge questions and make excuses about this newsletter?   He claims he didn't write it but it was published in his voice in his newsletter.   At minimum he may not be a racist but simply a really stupid person and poor manager who allowed an extremely racist man to write extremely racist things and sign his name.    Anyone that is that stupid shouldn't be a congressman much less a President.    Anyone involved in the publishing the outright racism of the Ron Paul newsletter has lots of questions to answer and frankly are unqualified to be President in a diverse modern nation like the United States. 

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