Barack Obama has never been particularly complimentary of our veterans, but he went over the line like never before earlier this week when he said that VFW members were being confused by right-wing radio.
Obama insulted the Veterans of Foreign Wars during a Wednesday speech in Elkhart County, Indiana.
“It’s the story that is 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,” the president said, according to The Washington Times.
“If you’re hearing that story all the time, you start believing it. It’s no wonder people start thinking big government is the problem.”
The idea that Obama has so much contempt for the men and women who serve this country was prima facie offensive, although few news outlets covered it. However, the head of the VFW soon blasted the president over his remarks.
“I don’t know how many VFW posts the president has ever visited,” VFW National Commander John A. Biedrzycki Jr. said, “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.”
“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.
“Our nation was created and continues to exist solely because of the men and women who wear the uniform,” Biedrzycki added. “Let’s not denigrate their service, their sacrifice or their intelligence.”
What Obama did was utterly shameful. He essentially told our veterans that their political beliefs, when they are not aligned with Obama’s, are only because they are somehow being manipulated by conservative media.
Meanwhile, he completely disregards the snow job disguised (badly) as journalism foisted off on the American people by the liberal media, which has constantly contrived to put Obama’s administration in the best possible light.
The VFW was right to be angered. Obama’s comments were denigrating and insulting, and he needs to apologize for them.
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