Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
reply to post by heineken
Do the U.S always name their new carriers after former republican presidents?
Not entirely, though it is a trend. The next carrier will be the Gerald Ford. We now have eleven carriers. 4 out of 11 are not named after presidents.
Of the remaining seven, five were named after Republicans. So your contention that US carriers are "always" named after republican Presidents is
false. 5 out of 11 were Republican and 4 out of 11 were Democrats or other, two of whom were not even presidents. You're not even close. Bear in mind
that Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president, but he is rather more famous for preserving the Union, freeing the slaves, and getting
himself shot rather than espousing contemporary Republican ideals. people rarely think of Lincoln as a Republican. He's kind of a general-purpose
CVN-65 Enterprise (Continetal Navy armed sloop, 1775, served on Lk. Champlain)
CVN-68 Nimitz (WWII five star admiral)
CVN-70 Carl Vinson (D-GA) "father of the two ocean Navy" a Democrat
CVN-74 John Stennis (D-MI) long-serving Senator, a Democrat
In addition, Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) was a Democrat. and George Washington (CVN-73) was neither. Theodore Roosevelt was a Republican, but moved to
the Progressive Party (Bull Moose), which championed what we would call Progressive (Liberal) ideas, and ran for Presdient under that party, and lost.
When do you expect the George Dubya to be launched?
There are no plans for a George Dubya at this time. The CVN-78 will be the Gerald Ford, which will be replacing the Enterprise. The CVN-79 is unnamed,
but there is a petition out to name it Enterprise as well, which would make it the ninth US ship with that name. The CVN-79 will not be delivered
The entire world needs to keep their nose out of what is going on in Libya. The rebels do not want any assistance. To think the U.K Government
were more than happy to work alongside Gadaffi only a couple of months ago and now the rhetoriic coming from the U.K Government just demonstrates how
hypocritical the whole system is.
Actually, both the rebels and the US Ambassador have asked for assistance. They would like a no-fly zone, but they do not want troops on the ground.
However, Gates, SecDef, just told Congress that there cannot be a no-fly zone without taking out the air defense mechanisms, including mobile SAM
edit on 3/2/2011 by schuyler because: spelling, as usual