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Old 11-05-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have served before, as an enlisted Navy corpsman. I have been an RN for 17 years. I will give it thought, again, after I get over this election depression.


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Go for the commision. You will never regret serving. Always remember you will serve America, not a president and it is a life well spent.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I cried so much last night regarding the election results, my dogs were worried. Hugs to you..and yes, "And this too shall pass"

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They are at the top of my list of what's important. Hey, I just read your new status. My mama used to say that all the time when things happened to make me sad. Now I'm really letting the tears fall. Wow, I miss her so much.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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and if and when this happens, I will have to leave my beloved Texas and go to Wyoming or somewhere...

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That map says it all. Obama had the support of the Texan Hispanic vote in the valley, border all the way to San Antonio. Just wait another 5-10 years, it'll be a blue state.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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I have served before, as an enlisted Navy corpsman. I have been an RN for 17 years. I will give it thought, again, after I get over this election depression.
Thank you for your service. I admire the option you have to go back in again.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I don't think it will be that long. In fact I predict that in the next presidential election, Texas goes blue.
I did my part to make it close.

I agree that there are a lot of transplants coming in with the relatively healthy Texas economy that are shaking up the traditional "redneck" voting bloc.
(And by the way I live around a lot of rednecks and aside from politics I find most to be pretty pleasant to get along with.)
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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So I guess a country with Obama as president isn't worth fighting for? I guess we're partisans first and patriots second. And I guess "Country First" was just a campaign slogan. Oh well.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Whatever!
And what's wrong with living in the past? As far as I am concerned, I was born 100 years too late! I wish I were living in the old wild wild west days.

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Unfortunately TX is still full of red-neck, low-information type voters. Sadly, some of them are still living in the past.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Ok so your hubby is deployed in the sandbox with a bunch of other soldiers and that is what he reports.
I work on the largest military installation in the world, and work with a bunch of soldiers and I report the same.
But today on the local news, there is the "propaganda" already starting "Stay tuned-Our soldiers serving in Iraq are excited about the outcome of the Presidential Election"....BULL CRAP.
And most of our soldiers and military members have enough respect for their leaders, and are able to maintain military bearing and a modum of decorum and not "bad mouth" our Commander in Chief in public, on TV ANYWAY! So OF COURSE the news is not going to get the REAL story about how MOST of our soldiers feel about this!!!
ARGH!
Yeah...so tell your husband that's what I heard on the news today-they are NOT reporting that our active duty are upset with the outcome, but the total opposite.


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My husband in Afghanistan said this in his email to me today:
"The mood here is very somber. It is almost like we've lost a troop in combat."
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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And what's wrong with living in the past?
Everything. It's 2008. "Living in the past" is delusional.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Our country is worth fighting for. I am just having difficulty with swallowing the reality of this election outcome. Right now I am too upset, so my emotions are playing right now, and that is why I said that I wouldnt want to go active duty because I would have issues with him being our CiC. Once the election depression settles, and this too shall pass, I will be able to re-evaluate.

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So I guess a country with Obama as president isn't worth fighting for? I guess we're partisans first and patriots second. And I guess "Country First" was just a campaign slogan. Oh well.
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