Obama has never been a friend to our troops or veterans, and he seems to denigrate them every chance he gets. This week was no different.
While complaining about “the direction of our politics,” Obama singled out VFW halls as a place where “right-wing” stories are pumped. In a speech he stuttered through trying to defend his abysmal economy in Elkhart, Indiana, he said:
I’m concerned when I watch the direction of our politics. I mean, we have been hearing this story for decades: tales about welfare queens, talking about takers, talking about the ’47 percent’. It’s the story that’s broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on right wing radio. It’s pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America, and right here in Elkhart. And if you’re hearing that story all the time, you start believing it. It’s no wonder people think big government is the problem. No wonder public support for unions is so low. No wonder that people think the deficit has gone up under my presidency when it’s actually gone down.
Naturally, veterans were quite upset at the insult:
In attacking Donald Trump, President Obama has managed to anger one of the nation’s largest and oldest veterans’ groups.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars took offense at Mr. Obama’s assertion that its members are confused by right-wing media pundits.
“I don’t know how many VFW posts the president has ever visited,” VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. said Thursday, “but our near 1.7 million members are a direct reflection of America, which means we represent every generation, race, religion, gender and political and ideological viewpoint.”
He added, “We don’t have confused politics, we don’t need left- or right-wing media filters telling us how to think or vote, and we don’t need any president of the United States lecturing us about how we are individually effected by the economy.”
I doubt he’s visited any VFW posts to meet with veterans. He has shown time and time again he doesn’t understand military culture AT ALL.
By the way, when complaining about vets being mindless drones who need their info pumped in, Obama speaks to his own drones in claiming that the deficit has gone down under him. Technically that is correct ONLY if you measure it against his own first year, not if you’re counting years prior to that. For George W. Bush’s last year in office in 2008 the deficit was at the highest point of his presidency at $460 billion. The next year, when Obama came into power in 2009, it ballooned to $1.41 TRILLION!!! 2015 saw the lowest deficit in Obama’s tenure and it was $440 billion, just below Bush’s highest. For 2016 the deficit is projected to go back up to $620 billion. (Source for numbers.) And don’t even get me started on how Obama has doubled the national debt…
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That man has some nerve acting like he’s helped our economy, that big government is the solution, and for insulting our veterans! Disgusting!
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