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Military Support Tanks for Obama


By Tony Perkins

As head of our military, the President commands plenty of things — but respect isn’t one them. If you ask most service members, and the Military Times did, confidence in the commander-in-chief is in short supply in today’s ranks. Dipping to the lowest numbers ever, President Obama’s approval rating with our service members barely cracks 15 percent — a 20-point drop since his inauguration seven years ago.

Of all the diversity in our ranks, “one thing is clear,” the Times suggests: “He is a deeply unpopular commander-in-chief among the troops.” Although liberal presidents have never enjoyed broad support in the military, our Armed Forces may finally be at the breaking point after seven years of extreme social engineering. In less than two terms, President Obama has radically changed the military culture, undercutting — not just good order and discipline — but the faith of the brave men and women who serve.

After pulling more troops out of the Middle East, people assumed the President’s support would rebound. Instead, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” women serving in infantry units, on the front lines, budget cuts, hostility toward religion, and an openness to transgenderism have all snowballed into a deep-seated resentment that show no signs of letting up. And while our servicemen don’t have to like the President, they do have to respect him — a dilemma faced by a vast majority of the troops surveyed here.

Unfortunately, the spike in suicides, sexual assaults, and job dissatisfaction haven’t stopped — or even slowed — this administration’s race to fundamentally transform the world’s most effect fighting force. Ultimately, something will have to give — and that something will either be the White House’s politics or our troops’ will.

Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.

(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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