Bear with us while we put our tinfoil hats on but we’ve been watching this poll from Rep. Eric Swalwell about Trump placing troops at the border all day, and no matter how many people voted, the percentages on this poll stayed the same.
Now, is it possible that the same number of people kept voting yes and no? Sure. But you’d think with nearly 137k votes there would be some change either way here.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 12, 2018
True story, when this editor voted NO first thing this morning it was 57% yes and 43% no. Even if the poll results were YES you’d think that in nearly nine hours the percentages would change a teensy bit one way or the other, right?
Or maybe we’ve been spending too much time on Twitter …
That being said, the feedback, especially from active duty and vets on his poll, also leads us to believe something strange is afoot here:
????? I would much rather sit my happy tail on the border than be deployed here in Kuwait right now. Oh and it’s kinda our jobs to do this. We signed to do this and damn proud to do it too.
— Billy Workman (@dega_boy_87) November 13, 2018
I’m an active duty soldier and I would be proud to have partaken in this operation. We absolutely need to be there. I’ve missed Christmas and Thanksgivings and Birthdays and anniversaries, and I would do it again to be a part of something this important.
— Leanin’ Steven (@SteveLeansRight) November 13, 2018
I didn’t get to see my family for an entire year during Desert Shield/storm. That’s the CHOICE I made by enlisting. Maybe you should think about that before espousing this trivial dividing rhetoric.
— Disco Steve ✡️ (@Quark1217) November 13, 2018
So, as soldiers we swear an oath to protect and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic – I'd say that applies a lot more in this situation than it does in Iraq, Syria, etc… wouldnt you?
— Cogitare Mustela (@CogitareMustela) November 13, 2018
You don’t understand anything about why we serve in the US Military do you? How about don’t speak for me because a lot of my brothers and sisters including myself are willing to sacrifice everything to keep this country safe! Sacrifice, something you know nothing about!
— Robert Herlong (@robert_herlong) November 13, 2018
17 years our military has been at war. They routinely miss holidays, at least this time; they are protecting our border, not someone else's.
— GOP Pouncer (@Mellecon) November 13, 2018
If nothing else, his poll was a hot mess of stupid.
Hmmm… national security or a piece of turkey? Let’s chew on that
— rhrongX (@RhrongX) November 13, 2018
Will Kate Steinle be home with her family for Thanksgiving?
The troops'll see their families another Thanksgiving. These won't.
— Mike a.k.a. Proof ?? (@ProofBlog) November 13, 2018
They are home! They're protecting our borders. What's more important than that assignment.
— Brian Shirley (@brian9827) November 13, 2018
Because, otherwise, everyone in the US military gets a Thanksgiving vacation. Right?
— Emily Wellman (@ElectaWing) November 13, 2018
All Eric really managed to do was remind everyone he’s completely out of touch with our military folks and their families.
They’re busy protecting the citizens of this country. What are you doing to make it better? #DrunkOnPower
— SonnyDay (@rdelaune) November 13, 2018
They’re not complaining, why are you? Admit it you don’t give a damn about the troops. Just an opportunity to attack the President. Crawl back into your hole.
— Mark Smith (@Mvsmith09) November 13, 2018
They are home on US soil!
— DMG (@USA1AUS) November 13, 2018
Literally, hundreds of replies like these, all kicking the representative in the teeth … and yet the poll results didn’t change in over nine hours and 22k votes?
This editor is calling foul.