Ever noticed polls are crap until they reinforce one’s views?
I have been reading blogs of my Right wing brethren and they were telling me just how skewed they were….that their results we never reliable…on and on…..
And then this poll’s results hit the news……
Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 19 points — 55 percent to 36 percent — among voters who are currently serving or have previously served in the U.S. military, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.
Now they, Right wing brethren, have something they can point to and say that Trump will win this thing without a problem….the problem is that the ones saying that are the ones that said Romney would win big……
The Forum on national security is tonight and Trump got some much needed assistance before the thing begins…….
National security is the theme of Election 2016 this week, with an NBC-MSNBC forum on that topic Wednesday night and lots of apparent new support on that front for Donald Trump. The New York Times reports that 88 retired military figures—described by retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn as a group of “national security professionals”—have placed their John Hancocks on an open letter set to be released Tuesday and endorsing the GOP nominee. “The 2016 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to make a long-overdue course correction in our national security posture and policy,” which can only be done by someone who hasn’t been complicit in the “hollowing out of our military,” notes the letter, which was coordinated by Holocaust survivor and Army veteran Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow and the Navy’s Rear Adm. Charles Williams.
The letter seems to be Trump’s way to “blunt the edge,” as the Times puts it, of possible support for Hillary Clinton from foreign policy aces who have already rejected him. The signatories, who seem to support Trump’s past and present stances on a variety of issues, include everyone from a retired Air Force lieutenant general who happens to be an Obama birther to an ex-Army official known for making inflammatory remarks about Islam. “We support Donald Trump and his commitment to rebuild our military, to secure our borders, to defeat our Islamic supremacist adversaries, and restore law and order domestically,” the letter says. “We urge our fellow Americans to do the same.” In a campaign statement, Trump called the endorsements a “great honor,” per Politico. (Trump’s foreign policy speech in August did not get rave reviews.)
There is a retired general, Hertling, that kinda crapped on the list…….
Hertling said he was surprised by the letter praising Trump.“I didn’t recognize many of those names as being there in the fight with me over the last 16 years,” Hertling said. “There aren’t a whole lot of names in the fight against al Qaeda or several of the other forces.”He said most of the names on the list are Navy admirals who were not on the ground during the war against terror.Hertling served in the Army for 37 years.