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Obama Snubs Troops… Again by American Elephant

This time for bodysurfing, Batman and big bucks.

Last Month, Obama refused an invitation to a townhall meeting in Fort Hood Texas for 6,000 veterans, active service members and their families, citing a previously scheduled engagement. That townhall was last night, while Obama was vacationing in Hawaii.

Okay, everybody is entitled to a little down time. Problem is, he is willing to interrupt his vacation for a one million dollar fundraiser, just not for our troops. He refuses to see them when he is campaigning, he refuses to see them when he’s not campaigning.

Just how can a man claim to support the troops if he refuses to talk to them? More importantly, how is he qualified to lead them when he won’t even meet with them?

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Well…Our troops aren’t exactly Obama’s constituency now are they? What exactly would Obama even say to such people?

Comment by jonolan

How about “thanks!”

Comment by American Elephant

Somehow I just don’t see Obama sincerely thanking our troops. He based a lot of early campaigning on how those troops would fail in Iraq. Their success – or perceived success if one prefers – didn’t do Obama any favors.

If a man will throw away a long time friend and mentor like Rev. Wright (Wrong) when that man hurts his campaign, that same man is unlikely to express any real gratitude to our servicemen and women who’ve hurt his campaign at least as much.

Comment by jonolan

If you look at the two candidates’ voting records on veterans issues, I think you will see that Obama actually has done more for giving vets support than McCain. I think that most veterans would prefer to be given the respect they deserve through health care and other benefits over a lifetime, rather than listen to a speech.

See McCain’s record in the past few terms here:
http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=53270&type=category&category=66&go.x=16&go.y=5

See Obama’s record here:
http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=9490&type=category&category=66&go.x=19&go.y=4

Comment by Ryan

You’re kidding right?

Those are not the two candidates voting records on veterans issues. That is how they voted on 6 Democrat bills or amendments.

John McCain, who, unlike Barack Obama, happens to BE a veteran, has been voting on veterans issues in the Senate since 1987, and in the House before that since 1982. He has a far better voting record on veterans issues than Barack Obama who in his incredibly short time in the seante has amassed the most liberal and the most partisan voting record in the entire senate.

John McCain voted against the Democrats bills/amendments because they were bad bills/amendments. For example, the GI Bill just passed by Democrats actually rewards service personel for leaving active duty.

Americans know that the content of the bills matters.

If Democrats think they are going to convince Americans that John McCain doesn’t care about veterans when he subjected himself to torture for his fellow servicemen by showing that he voted against bad Democrat bills, they really are far more stupid than I feared.

Comment by American Elephant

BARACK OBAMA IS GONNA BE A FAILURE AS A PRESIDENT AND YOU STUPID IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO ARE VOTING FOR HIM ARE ONLY CHOOSING HIM BECAUSE HE IS BLACK AND YOU WANT THE CHANCE TO TELL PEOPLE THAT YOU VOTED THE UNDESERVING CANDIDATE.. YOU ARE SO STUPID TO THINK THAT HE IS GOING TO BE A GOOD PRESIDENT. YOU ARE EXCUSING HIM FROM WHAT HIS PRIEST (OR WHATEVER THE HELL RELIGION THAT IS) SAID, YOU ARE EXCUSING HIM FROM NOT SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS- NOT ACKNOWLEDGING THEIR EXISTENCE (WHILE THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR HIS FREEDOM) AND HE DOESNT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE OUR GOD AND OUR FLAG. THIS NATION IS ONE UNDER GOD AND I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE FREEDOM OF RELIGION BUT WHO DO YOU THINK BLESSED US TO COME THIS FAR IN ONLY 300 YEARS? IT SURE AS HELL WASNT HIS GOD AND YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESNT RESPECT EVEN YOUR FLAG?? SOMEONE WHO DOESNT EVEN DESERVE TO STEP ON THE GROUND OF THE USA.. PEOPLE DIED SO WE CAN BE WHAT WE ARE AND YOU FREAKING IDIOTS ARE GOING TO WISH YOU HADN’T VOTED FOR HIM BY THE TIME ITS TOO LATE. YOU ARE A PATHETIC PERSON RYAN AND JONOLOAN OR HOWEVER THE HELL YOU SPELL THAT? IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET SOMEONE FROM THE MILITARY, SOMEONE WHO IS LIVING IN FEAR FOR HIS/HER LIFE EVERYDAY FOR A SORRY PIECE OF CRAP LIKE YOU.. AND YOU COMPLETELY IGNORE THEM.. YOU ARE AS SORRY AS YOUR RESPONSE ON THE ISSUE.

Comment by Kristie

Kristie, learn to read before you try writing in public again. It just might save you a modicum of embarrassment and humiliation. ;)

One – I don;t support Obama’s candidacy and most comments here reflected that lack of support.

Two – I am one of those “someones from the military.” though I am now “medically retired” from service.

The sequence is supposed to work like this: read, comprehend, think, respond. Try it sometime. It’ll be good for you.

Comment by jonolan




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