When Obama Called Our Vets Fools He Didn’t Anticipate This HARSH DRESSING DOWN They Hit Back With
President Obama hit the campaign trail hard for Hillary Clinton this past fall not for any undying affection for his former rival in the 2008 election or for his admiration for the way she served as his first secretary of state or even out of party loyalty.
Obama repeatedly made it clear that he was out on the stump for only one reason: his legacy.
Over and over again, in addressing crowds that were bigger and more enthusiastic than the candidate herself was able to pull, Obama stressed that although he himself was not on the ballot – barred by the Twenty-second Amendment passed after Franklin Roosevelt’s unprecedented four-terms, his policies and accomplishments were.
Despite even going so far as to tell a Hillary crowd that he would take it as a personal affront if they failed to vote for her, Obama – and his “accomplishments” were repudiated by the voters on November 8, who evidently didn’t hold him in as high regard as he believed.
One of his favorite targets at these appearances were the so-called “right wing” media, which came in for heavy criticism from the president who complained that negative stories about the economy were broadcast by cable news stations and talk radio.
But at that point, the president, possibly enraptured by the sound of his own voice, as he often is, went a step too far.
He said the negative stories were “pumped into cars and bars… and VFW halls all across America.”
Then, the president, the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces who he deploys around the world placing in harm’s way to defend America and her interest, insulted the very men and women who had served.
“And if you’re hearing that story all the time,” presumably in one of those VFW halls around the nation where the “right wing” talk shows are pumped in according to the president, “you start believin’ it.”
Speaking specifically about the economy, the president continued, painting a picture of U.S. veterans as naïve, simple-minded dupes of right wing talk shows who believe anything bad they hear about “big government” on the radio in their local VFW halls.
In this clip Obama talks a big game like he himself is a seasoned battle tested veteran. Well he's not. Take a listen.
Secure in his exalted opinion of himself, President Obama probably wasn’t prepared for the response his comments generated from the largest veterans’ group in the country, which wasted no time in firing back – even at their C-in-C.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars itself issued a statement through its president, National Commander John A. Biedrzycki, Jr. demanding that he not “denigrate” their intelligence by suggesting veterans could be easily swayed.
The statement read, in part, “I don’t know how many VFW Posts the president has ever visited, but our nearly 1.7 million members are a direct reflection of America. We don’t have confused politics. We don’t need left-wing or right wing media filters telling us how to think or vote…”
Commander Biedrzycki saved the best for last.
“… and we don’t need any President of the United States lecturing us about how we are individually affected by the economy.”