by Datechguy | August 25th, 2011
Compare these charts to the actual demographics of the united states from the last census and what do we see:
We see that:
Ethnic Minorities are overrepresented not underrepresented in the military.
Black Americans in particular are particularly strongly represented.
So how can we account for the president poor polling within the military when the single most loyal group of supporters (Black Americans) are over-represented by almost 60% vs the general population?
One might put it down to less women as the president manages to poll better with women than men, but I think it’s all about the culture of the military service.
The Military embodies the values of America that have existed since the start of the republic as opposed to the values of the left, and that transcends sex, race.
It is a value set that says America is worth fighting for.
Update: Smitty Comments: He (Obama) Couldn’t Lead Two Nuns In One Minute Of Silent Prayer?