1. ? says

    Leave it to Towleroad to make a big deal out of something like this. Wasn’t this the website that was saying that Romney was “finished” after the Bain nonsense, claiming that he wouldn’t get the GOP nomination? Yet, look at Romney today: he’s still around and kicking.

  2. MarkUs says

    Obama gave a speech last week where the troops’ reaction to him was so embarrassing that MSNBC cut away from it. 70 percent of the military polled want Romney. 70 percent. Once again the libs are hilarious thinking they’re going to make inroads here after decades of making their bed they now have to lay in.

  3. MarkUs says

    Obama gave a speech last week where the troops’ reaction to him was so embarrassing that MSNBC cut away from it. 70 percent of the military polled want Romney. 70 percent. Once again the libs are hilarious thinking they’re going to make inroads here after decades of making their bed they now have to lay in.

  4. Disgusted American says

    could u imagine IF at the DNC didn’t mention the troops- and then Obama was interviewed and said that – “When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things you think are important.”


  5. DAN says

    Ouch! Is he saying the troops aren’t important? Yikes!

    Just becuase you say the word military and mentioning you will increase spending by 2.1 trillion is NOT THE SAME THING! Acknowledging the work and harm the troops face is one thing…saying you are going to increase sepending when really we know most of that money is going to your military contractor GOP pals anyways is something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT there Richie Rich!

  6. Caliban says

    LOL! He truly is the gift that keeps on giving, the best argument the Democrats have.

    To paraphrase Ann Richards, “Poor Mitt! Born with a silver foot in his mouth.”

  7. Derrick from Philly says

    How can you make millions of dollars and be so dumb? He’s starting to “out dumb” Donald Trump.

    There are real Republicans like Richard Lugar and Olympia Snow, and maybe even Chris Christie– who are just shaking their heads saying,”dumb”.

    Markus, you make up sh.t.

  8. MarkUs says

    70 percent of military polled want Romney. Can we move on to the jobs numbers Obama knew about before his speech last night and that’s why he looked like he was at a funeral?
    One job created for every four people dropping out of the workforce? A record 89 million unemployed Americans? Hmmmmmm?

  9. DAN says

    ? and Markus: give it up already! If this garbage was coming out of Obama’s mouth you guys, Faux News and Rush would all have a simultaneous colon explosion! We get it, you don’t like Obama!

  10. Greg B says

    Where is this “poll” that is referred to in the claim, “70 percent of the military polled want Romney”? I would like some statistics to back up that claim.

  11. STEVEN says


    Your comments are absurd…

    People need to lay off Obama and unemployment. Bush got it that high. You can look at public record information and see that unemployment rose from around 4% in Jan 2001 when Bush took office to the 7.8% it was at when he left and Obama took over. Obama’s been slowly but surely recovering those jobs lost, and yes, unemployment is up to around 8.3%ish, but really? You’re going to SLAM Obama for a .5%ish raise in unemployment over 4 years (most of which was at the beginning, when Bush policies were still showing effects) and ignore Bush’s 4% up in unemployment?

    Typical tea partier, ignoring facts and then claiming liberals (of which I am NOT one, before you try to slam me) are biased and deluded.

    Get a life and stop trolling liberal/democrat websites if you don’t like what they have to say, moron!

  12. Icebloo says

    As we know from previous Republican governments, pouring billions or trillions of dollars into the military does not mean it gets to the troops. Anyone remember when the news used to report real news and they told us our troops were denied bulletproof uniforms and vehicles ?

    Pouring money into the military is the method by which the Republicans take taxpayer’s money and give it to the companies in the arms industry who just happen to be HUGE financial contributors to the Republican party and are also owned by those Republicans and their friends and families.
    Basically it’s a legal way of stealing taxpayer’s money and putting it in their own pockets.

    Romney didn’t mention the troops because he doesn’t give a s#it about them – he just cares about the money he can make from pretending to fund our military. Now he isn’t going to show us his tax returns so we have no way of knowing how much money these previous deals have personally made for Mr Romney.

  13. Gregoire says

    The poll Markus might be referring to is the right-leaning Rassmusen poll which says that Romney gets 59% of support from military vs. 35% for Obama. Raise your hand if you are surprised by this statistic in anyway.

    Of course that poll has nothing to do with this article, just a random statistic that idiots throw out when they can’t think of what else to say.

  14. Bob R says

    I’m a veteran receiving medical care at the VA. While waiting to see doctors, I usually read The Navy Times and The Marine Corps Times. I also get emails from It would seem active duty military men and veterans as well support Romney, actually any Republican, over Obama or a Democrat. I don’t understand why, except that most active duty and vets fall into the uninformed voter category.

    I say this because the GOP is very bad for veterans and military personnel. Remember parents and friends having to hold bake sales and raffles to provide body armor for troops deployed to Iraq?

    Ronald Reagan threw millions of vets off VA medical rolls, closing certain categories altogether. The GOP voted against the new GI Bill, and that included John McCain. Romney’s budget calls for cutting 11 billion from VA funding, reducing benefits and denying care to certain veteran categories (those categories that were closed by Reagan but were reinstated by Clinton). If active duty personnel and vets did their homework they would find that Republicans are bad for the rank and file troops and vets, but LOVE military contractors and the defense industry. Ryan wants to privatize VA care by giving vets vouchers. VA claims for injured troops are backed up by several years due to funding cuts by Republicans.

    So why do the troops support Romney and the GOP? Programming, lack of knowledge and bigotry. Despite repeal of DADT homophobia is alive and well for active duty troops, but especially vets. I see it in the letters to the Times and comments posted on military websites. And, racism is rampant.

    The Democrats have ALWAYS taken care of those on active duty and veterans. It was FDR that built the middle class with the GI Bill, VA Home Loans and other benefits. The Republicans have always voted to cut or deny VA benefits and short shrift active duty troops. Military personnel are just like citizens of Kansas and many other Red States, they vote against their own best interest again and again and again.

  15. DannyEastVillage says

    That made a little clearer what was already implied by what he DIDN’T say.

    So troops are important ONLY when they’re actively securing stolen resources and goods from a country we’ve illegally invaded, right Mitt?

  16. says

    Romney is a rich pariah who simply can’t identify with ANY average American through his fog of lies and network of havened money. He’ll only continue to get booed out of the room by every group of minority and middle class voters he comes across. His religion and wealth is highly elitist and everyone in this country has had it with his kind. We’re telling Mitt he can’t buy this election! Read about the role of his money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at

  17. EchtKultig says

    You almost have to wonder if Romney has placed a $100 million bet with some of his billionaire friends:

    “I bet I can run as a completely ridiculous parody of a 100% amoral, social darwinist yet Mormon, plutocratic candidate for president…act like I give less than a damn about the middle class…propose that me and the 1% pay no income taxes at all…say I’d rather have let the US auto industry completely fail…waffle as much as possible on every social issue…never fully reveal how I plan to cut spending…and still those dumbasses in Middle America will vote me into the Presidency.” The whole campaign is like something the Onion dreamed up…it actually makes 2008 and the selection of Caribou Barbie for VP seem tame by comparison.

  18. Bob says

    Romney visited
    and THE AMERICAN LEGION — average ages: grandfathers of the serving troops and young veterans


  19. Bernie says

    come on guys! Let Romney dig his own hole with the military; This allows military members to see exactly where they stand with Romney vs. Obama! Nothing works better than when someone like Romney shows his true colors!!

  20. DAN says

    @BOBN: probably because there wasn’t any.

    Oh, and that speech that Obama gave to the military that Markus said “was so embarassing”. According to who, Markus himself? How does he know it was embarassing? Did the audience members tell him directly? He says MSNBC cut away from it…I find it hard to believe he was watching anything other than Fox news, let alone that MSNBC where all them pinko liberals are!

    Markus and ? like to come on here and throw out their little “pearls of wisdom” with facts they never back up. When you ask them to elaborate, they never do. It’s no wonder they like Richie Rich Romney!

  21. says

    Towleroad PLEASE post the video of the gay older Vietnam vet very nocely challenging Romney on his gay rights policies in New Hampshire today!!! It’s one of the most AMAZING and powerful clips.

  22. Dynex says

    @ Kyle L
    Yes!!! That video is amazing. I’m suprised towleroad hasnt posted it yet. Romney totally thought he was sitting down with a conservative heterosexual and thought the wonderful man would agree with his homophobia, only to be shocked on camera in the most glorious way! Please post the vid towleroad

  23. Tarc says

    No, he said precisely what he meant to say. He does not care a bit about the troops – they are cannonfodder comprised of the children of ‘the little people’. He’s quite interested in increasing funding for the military, NOT the troops; the military is one of the major ways the wealth launder tax money to the pockets of the wealthy.

  24. Blake says

    Seventy percent of the troops favour romney / republicans, really?

    Even though republicans are the ones that could not give a damn about vetererans and vote against finance laws that will help them to adjust to civilian life.

    And President Obama ended the unjustified war in Iraq.

  25. andrew says

    I hope the democrats are smart enough to pull that phrase : “You talk about the things you think are important” out of his comments and run with it the way the republicans took the Obama phrase ” if you own a business, you didn’t build it” out of an Obama speech and ran with it. Politics is a f*cked up contact sport.Distort your opponents comments the way he distorts yours and hope the American voters are too damn dumb to figure out which party is best for them and their future.

  26. wtf says

    You know what Markus? Do you know WHY 70% of the military polled want Romney? Because every military base public area with televisions are ALWAYS tuned to FOX NEWS. If you brainwash a willing population to believe the LIES of the rightwing, then YEAH, of course they’re gonna want Mittens. So yeah, let’s talk numbers. The recovery wasn’t going to be OVERNIGHT, stupid. And the right-wing plan to disassemble regulatory functions of the government is SUICIDAL not to mention just idiotic. So scream all you want about how terrible Obama is, but until YOUR PARTY can come up with something better, you really need to STFU.

  27. andrew says

    Markus pulled that 70% pro Romney poll of the military out of his a$$. African Americans make up a large percentage of our military and like my Irish relatives who went to the polls in record numbers for a fellow Irish-American, Kennedy, in 1960. The African Americans in the military will do the same for Obama. Add to that the large number of LGBT people in the military who will vote for Obama because the republicans oppose the ending of DADT. Then add in the large number of hispanics who are largely democrat and angry over the republican anti-immigrant policy. And for good measure add in many white troops who come from union and working class families and you can easily see that Markus is making up s*it.

  28. Diogenes Arktos says

    Romney is just following his basic game plan. He thinks that if he sticks to the economy he’ll win, but if he talks about what the Republicans will really do he’ll loose.

  29. Mike says

    This shows Mitt’s lack of caring for the Americans who live, work and give their lives ever day to make America great, Mitt’s does not deserve to even be a dog catcher.

  30. andrew says

    Romney is the last person that I would ever vote for to be POTUS. Well after Jason, Ratbastard, Little Kiwi, Sean Collins( assuming that is a different person than Kiwi),Dallas, Dan, 2 Dads and a host of a$$holes who regularly post on this site. lol

  31. andrew says

    I’ll give you blasphemy: F*ck jesus, F*ck Yahweh, really F*ck Allah, F*ck Zeus, F*ck Buddha, F*ck Confuscious, F*ck Thor, F*ck all the man made fairy tale gods. This is the 21st f*cking century. Grow the f*ck up.

  32. Bill says

    What’s revealing about Romney’s comment, in light of him saying that he talked about what was important to him, is that he said he had supported a strong military and thought that was the same as supporting the troupes. It isn’t – “supporting the troupes” should mean caring for those who were injured and keeping them from being injured, which includes not deploying them unless that is really necessary and justifiable. A “strong military” by contrast simply means making sure there are lots of people in it equipped with the latest “toys.”

    Whatever Romney might have actually meant, his statement was really incredibly callous. It’s no surprise given how he treated the family dog that was allegedly strapped to the roof of his car, not to mention the “haircut” he and his gang gave to a younger student thought to be gay. Has he fundamentally changed? If not, why would anyone want him to be our president?

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