August 18, 2009
The Worst CIC Obama Speaks To VFW Audience
VFW National Sergeant-at-arms Bryan O'Brien listens as US President Barack Obama speaks during the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Veterans of Foreign Wars 110th Convention at the convention center Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009
Here are some notes from watching this on TV ~ Wild Thing
Yesterday Obama spoke before the VFW . Except for a dozen people or so, they are sitting on their hands. Vets know who the real Obama is. Occasional applause for apple pie statements. For the most part, silence.
Beautiful. Go, Vets! The Thug doesn’t respect you at all. He just mouths the words. Here, the obamanation is in, for him, a “foreign land” when he talks with the Veterans. These people are HEROS, American HEROS. this obamanation is committing TREASON... reverse TREASON... and they know it.
“We will remove all our troops from Iraq by 2011”... silence from audience. “My new comprehensive strategy of March is moving ahead.” Silence. “Our new strategy has defined missions and goals.” Silence.
He’s head flipping at 20+ per minute. That’s always an indicator of nervousness. That head flipping is ridiculous.LOL
"In Afghanistan we will be there to help the Afghanis defeat Al Queda." Silence. "We need to fully adapt to the post-Cold War years. The current troop mix is 20 years out of date and is unacceptable." Obama staff applauds. "So we need to ask hard questions about the weapons we buy" (I guess this explains Obama's gutting of the Navy). Silence. This is painful.
The silence is deafening....do you hear the echo? This is awesome.
This guy cannot speak from the heart. He continues to read from a teleprompter. Does he really think people don’t see this? What does he know about being a Commander in Chief? He knows nothing about the military. God help our troops !
He is such a damned liar.......where is the lightning bolt?
Obama’s now actually reading the Dem talking points about “Restructuring our military.” Now he’s saying that our troops need to be able to “speak the native languages of the people they meet overseas” (presumably so they can ask enemy troops why they are mad at us). I am not making this up.
“We need to attack waste in military spending and it needs to stop. This is not apolitical issue but about supporting our troops.” Obama brings-up John McCain as a supporter of “restructuring our military.” Obama pats self on back for “cutting waste.” He’s now talking about programs (F-35, airborne laser anti-missile) and clearly has no idea what he’s talking about.
He laughs at a nuclear attack.........what a smart ass.
“The mental illness of our returning troops must be addressed.”
He is now talking about PTSD And he brings up health care and home visits.
This guy is an arrogant prick.
He is squirming, he knows that in a audience of hundreds ( 13000 in attendance) , 12 clap.
“I promise that no veteran’s healthcare will be compromised by my new bill. I promise that no new paperwork will affect any veteran’s healthcare. I promise that no veterans will see any drop in their benefits and I am so directing my secretary of veterans affairs.”
Two rows of Obama appointees applaud; from the rest, silence. LOL!
FINALLY finishes after 39 minutes. Announcer says crowd numbers 13,000. Perhaps 50 applauded. An astonishing beat-down. He can't wait to get out of there. Vets can't wait for him to get out of there. Whew!
He is almost running to get out of there......... Being around all those REAL men made him nervous. heh heh
God Bless Our Veterans ~Thank you!
Posted by Wild Thing at August 18, 2009 06:55 AM
I love your ply-by-play WT. It's so much better than having to sit through an Obama speech with a bucket of blood pressure medicine. I sent this to my son at Camp Liberty.
Posted by: Jim at August 18, 2009 09:47 AM
Good report WT. I missed this entirely.
I'm glad the vets were cold to obama. He must be starting to feel the heat. He has to have an inkling that there are many Americans very opposed to him. Seeing that members of his entourage are the only ones showing enthusiasm toward his speech must be embarassing. Kinda difficult to bus in members of ACORN and pretend they are veterans.
Posted by: TomR at August 18, 2009 11:05 AM
I'm grateful that I wasn't there in that VFW hall. This was nothing but a photo op for his I'm grateful that I wasn't there in that VFW hall. This was nothing but a photo op for his constant barrage against America. It takes sheer ignorance to try and sell a pullout as a means to protect the soldiers to those who have sacrificed so much defending his sorry ass. I'll grant respect to those who deserve it, Obama doesn't, not even the office he holds deserves one iota of my respect. He and the Democrats in both parties have dishonored this country by compromising our values and embracing socialism. I have enormous respect for those who have been in harms way to protect and preserve freedom from the likes of him and Congress.
Posted by: Jack at August 18, 2009 11:13 AM
that wasn't the sound of pigeons...I was hearing all them thinking in unison....: coooo....coooo...coup.........
Posted by: pontiff alex at August 18, 2009 11:42 AM
Unfortunately, I was watching and swearing at him the entire time. And yes, only a few applauded that big earred, fat lipped half breed douchebag.
I can only guess what our troops who put it on the line each and everyday think of their POS leader. And boy oh boy, wouldn't it be cool if there was an uprising in the military?
Posted by: cuchieddie(former Army Infantry) at August 18, 2009 11:44 AM
Yeah, great play by play, WT. I didn't watch either but I admire your courage for listening to that drivel for the full 39 minutes, that had to be tough.
He has no respect for the men he was addressing and it showed. I agree with Jack, glad I wasn't there too.
Tom, that's probably true too they had to bus in ACORN to get an applause.
Posted by: Mark at August 18, 2009 11:52 AM
I don't usually watch any Obama. I find it just a bucket of deceitful untruths. What does CIC mean when referring to Obama? CIC, Closet Islamist Creep? Just asking.
Posted by: Bob A at August 18, 2009 03:18 PM
Thanks WT for keeping us informed.
Posted by: BobF at August 18, 2009 05:27 PM
What the hell is he talking about the 'Mental illness of our returning troops' PTSD, Patient that survived death ?
Is he referring to the DHS report that veterans are the new Terrorists ? Idiocy, the man is a friggin idiot.
Posted by: Mark at August 18, 2009 07:19 PM
He isn't going to put anything over on these Vets, especially Vietnam Vets.
Posted by: BobF at August 18, 2009 07:45 PM
Jim, thank you, I get phycially sick
in my tummy when I hear him and see him
so as long as I was typing it was a tiny
bit easier on the nerves.
Posted by: Wild Thing at August 18, 2009 07:46 PM
Tom, thank you. I loved how
uncomforotable he appeared. He deserves it.
LOL good one.
"Kinda difficult to bus in members of ACORN and pretend they are veterans."
Posted by: Wild Thing at August 18, 2009 07:51 PM
I haven't been able to bring myself to watch this speech from this travesty of a CIC. My blood pressure needs a break.
The fact that he IS my daughter's and son-in-law's CIC keeps me up at night and stops my breathing during the day when I read blogs of our Finest in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Posted by: yankeemom at August 19, 2009 09:11 AM