The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election. PLEASE get out and VOTE!!!
A movement has been started by our armed forces to get out the vote in 2014. The President, the Commander-in-Chief, has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so difficult, that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight. It’s bad enough that we have 1400-1700 boots on the ground in Iraq with NO SOFA, but now we’re sending 3000 troops to Liberia to ‘combat’ Ebola? That is NOT the troops jobs, nor are they being properly trained or equipped (from the info I’m getting). The President, with his Democratic control of the Senate, has nearly all the power. If the Non-Establishment Republicans, and Conservatives, can take back the Senate in 2014, our troops can once again be protected from unnecessary danger. Please consider this, and send it on to your mailing lists.
During this mid-term election, if there is someone new running against an incumbent, vote for the new person. We have to get all new blood in the Senate and the House. These politicians have become leaches and spend more time serving themselves than serving their country. Our vote is their term limits!
Interestingly enough, when GWB was president you heard about the military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily. With Obama in the White House, the mainstream media has been strangely quiet. More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before.
The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were killed, but not the 2-star General (Obama played golf, and there wasn’t a SINGLE WH rep). There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president. And this doesn’t even begin to address the fiasco of the VA scandal. Just throwing money at the problem WILL NOT fix it. Firing
It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war. Obama has had 6 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president. This includes not just current active-duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.
The one million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another hundred or more US troops from dying, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heartbreaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change.
Veterans, please forward to your lists. Get out there and make you vote count! I don’t care WHO you vote for, but dammit… GO VOTE this November. It’s important, and our votes may be able to get this country back on track!!!