Obama Blows Off Disabled Veterans Memorial Ceremony

Disabled Veterans Memorial

President Obama has apparently blown off attending the opening ceremony for yet another disabled veterans memorial. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM) is the victim of his current callous approach to this nation’s heroes.

The dedication ceremony is set for October 5, 2014, and promises to be yet another opportunity for President Obama to thumb his nose at American veterans and the tenants important to most American values.

Sources indicate this declination makes President Obama the first president to decline such a formal opening. He has further declined to attend numerous other opportunities to present any kind of allegiance to veteran in the same way as previous presidents.

According to the Breitbart article on the matter:

Organizers of the event were caught off guard when informed by the White House of the president’s decision this week and are hoping to receive an explanation from the White House as to why Obama will not be attending the ceremony, according to the source, who is involved with the memorial and was informed of the decision this week.

U.S. presidents have historically been on hand during dedication ceremonies for major memorials in D.C., including the Air Force memorial, the World War II memorial, the Vietnam War memorial, the Korean War memorial, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which Obama attended and spoke at.

The White House declined to comment when asked by the Washington Free Beacon to confirm if Obama would be unavailable to attend the ceremony.

“It’s disappointing that the president is unable to celebrate the dedication of this historic memorial with the heroes that it honors—our nation’s disabled veterans,” said the source.

Read More: https://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/09/21/Obama-Declines-Invitation-to-Attend-Memorial-Dedication-for-Disabled-Veterans

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  1. Knock off the conservative, free wars and no Sacrifice as to the long results from, the Poser Patriots love that, spin!! You’re supporting those that screw ya, brothers and sisters!!!
    WOW, Someone Actually Goes There, Sacrifice By Those, Poser Patriots, Served!!!
    Goes where the great majorities fear to tread, an elected official calling on those served to actually ‘Sacrifice’ for the few that serve them! Not a word as to same from the, Poser Patriot, masses served and their hired representatives, especially the war hawks the chickenhawks and least we not forget the teabbags (tea party conservatives), while them flags wave and they call for more after creating the long extensions of blowback from the previous failed policies!!

    Australian Government: * * Mathias Cormann ‘not ruling out’ raising taxes to pay for Iraq mission * *
    Meanwhile Americans served have yet to pay for OEF, missions and those sent to accomplish abandoned with flag waving cheers quickly after 9/11, nor OIF which greatly increased the spread and growth of the blowback and brought about this ISIL, as well, DeJa-Vu all over again, as the long term results of, their Responsibility the VA!!

    Fact: The recent wars and long occupations, OEF and OIF, have yet to be paid for and the continued blowback from the extremely failed policies, nor, DeJa-Vu all over again the people served responsibility the Veterans Administration, long under funded with issues ignored or denied and under deficits the under funded budgets mostly borrowed!!

    Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: “We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country.”
    “And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we’re committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we’ve incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars.” 26 September 2014
    Matthew Hoh: “We’re– that cost for these wars are already totaled at $6 trillion at our lifetime.”
    “We have suffered casualties much greater than I think the American people understand. There is the 7,000 dead, the 50,000 wounded, but of the two and a half million veterans who served, including myself, a third of us suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or some other type of mental health injury. We also have 250,000 veterans and service members who suffer from traumatic brain injuries.” 26 September 2014

    Fact: Congress, especially the extremist conservatives, led by House with Rep Miller lead in the media hype talking points to be parroted by all in attacks on the VA, the peoples responsibility, blocks everything requested they should address. Name funded legislation any conservative has brought out as to the many hearings held to actually help the VA!

    Fact: This Executive administration, Obama and Cabinet, have been the only government branch consistently doing for not only Veterans but the Military personal and their Families!! Those 99%plus served through their reps haven’t, wars still not paid for and VA budgets still, grossly under funded, are mostly borrowed, that’s what deficits are and were handed to the Executive branch after the bushco left town and obstructed since by the rubber stamping conservative congresses of the bushco!!

    Fact: “Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

    Fact: Two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy! Growth in corporate subsidies as their profits soared, think cheney/secret meetings/energy corporations!

    Fact: The Poser Patriots continue waving their flags while ignoring or outright denying many Veterans issues, especially from these wars, even exist while ignoring they have yet to Sacrifice!! And find it real easy to use us Veterans in their political games!!

    Fact: “If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too” “not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American.” -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    Fact, while under both bushes: ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 – **Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans**
    “DeLara’s case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War.”
    **Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort**

    Under Gen. Shinseki, with a target on him after speaking Military Truth and the bushco firing him with the political ideology/greed within the agency helping those in power targeting him, finally with help from this Executive Branch and it’s Cabinet, like the Department of Labor – Veterans, The Department of Housing and Urban Development – Veterans and the Department of Justice – Veterans Courts and Related to name but only a few Veterans issues were finally addressing decades long ignored issues with some even denied they exist. Long Ignored by those served, other VA Secretaries and Executive Administrations, especially Conservative, and Especially Congresses who Represent the People Served, or are supposed to, and control the Nations purse strings. Across the VA and all issues of the us Veterans and especially from our Wars and long Occupations of others, not just Care Issues!
    Already started but an agency can do only so much and at the pace the people served allow with what the agency is budgeted, still grossly under funded with two more long wars and the budget mostly borrowed with interest payments to cause problems thus feeding the conservative want to privatize for corporate profit off the peoples treasury, and country served willing to pay for:

    What the VA Needs is Those Served Actually Sacrifice, Not Poser Patriotism from Congress and those, 99%, People Served!! Build the Veterans Administration Promised from the beginning with Real Patriotism not the decades of, cheap, empty rhetoric and Unfunded Congressional Legislation!

    Fact: Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014
    Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn’t exist!

    Fact: The five Republicans in the House of obstruction, especially in paying for the wars and the long term results of, DeJa-Vu, who voted no on the still obstructed and grossly under funded needs, decades and wars from now, watered down once again, bill: Rick Crawford (Ark.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Jack Kingston (Ga.), Mark Sanford (S.C.) and Steve Stockman (Texas). Joining these Senators: Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) , who had voted ‘Nay’ weeks back while the House delayed after!! None having any problems, Poser Patriots, in rubber stamping All the war costs, no mention of offsets, including the no bid private contracts, off the books till administrations changed and all borrowed, yet to be paid back!!

    Fact: “We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

    Fact: Lets hope what Gen Shinseki, with the help of the entire Obama Admin and Cabinet, extremely little from congress as those represented still not sacrificing, had finally started addressing continues. But it only can when those served, through their representatives, decide they actually owe in paying for these cheered on ‘patriotic’ wars and the long term results of is their responsibility to fully address!!

    USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71 – Independent**

  2. Served for 6 years, 61-67, no President has done more for the veteran then President Obama! Not Reagan, Kennedy, Clinton or the Bushes! You may dislike him for a multitude of reasons but you can’t deny his accomplishments with us vets. He may not be a military leader but he has improved the benefits for all veterans period! I don’t need to list all here, just search the net. Bash him for his other weaknesses but not for this subject!! As I stated, look it up!

    1. Well said. President Obama was elected twice in accordance with our nation’s election rules. Therefore, he represents all the people of this nation. He is our Commander in Chief. He deserves our respect. Too many people, for whatever reason, have chosen to reject him and all those who voted for him. To me, that represents a lack of patriotism and loyalty. If there is more that can be done to serve our nation’s veterans, then we have a duty to share that information with our elected representatives and senators in Congress and to contact the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

      1. He won the first round but the second time it was given to him. Millions did not vote because they were showing the Republicans that they are in control. They want the Republicans to start representing the people. Doesn’t matter if you served you are still a lefty and your ends justify the means.

        We all know that obama is a traitor and his days will come. He can careless about you and me.

      2. I wonder if you meant something negative when you referred to me as a lefty. I don’t consider it to be a negative. However, it is not entirely accurate either, which is understandable, since you probably know nothing about me except what you have inferred by what I have written. I hesitate to make such sweeping generalizations about you based on what you have written.

      3. “Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows us to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.” Regan

        ” But let’s say somebody was there and they wanted to destroy this nation. What would you do? Let me tell you what I would do. First of all, I would create division among the people. I would have everybody pitted against each other because a wise man by the name of Jesus once said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” And then I would encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country. And then I would undermine the financial stability of the country, and drive us so far into debt that there was absolutely no chance that it could recover. And I would weaken the military and destroy the morale of the military. That’s what I would do and I guarantee you it would work. Now, the question is, it appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now. And the question is, How do we stop it. Can we stop it?” Carson

      4. We might start by having basic respect for each other as human beings. We might start by finding value in and emphasizing the positive in others; we all have flaws that we expect others out of common courtesy to ignore. We can begin to not only tolerate but welcome differences between us.

    2. i’ve been working as a veterans advocate since 2010, and he has turned his head to so many issues, issues he promised the veteran’s groups to solve before the 2012 elections. Homelessness is higher than ever, he has done nothing, as a matter of fact, the DOJ and the VA have appealed a win that the vet groups had in West LA. This was all over the news for a week, then the cover-up started. The military has seen NO real pay raise, and the DOD actually proposed a PAY CUT the year before last, and are proposing more benefits cuts and pay reductions for the upcoming year. The number of troops being sent back into Iraq, to “train” the fighters, is so low that he is basically signing a death warrant on them. He has DEMANDED the sole approval for EVERY mission our troops are taking on in Iraq, but he has no knowledge how to conduct the attacks effectively. Veterans suicides are at a level that exceeds all historical records, with an average of 22 per month, what has he done to stop it? His people have actually pushed and seen that a doctor, who specializes in PTSD, and veteran suicide, was FIRED because she was prescribing medical marijuana, and it was working to level the vets out, and was helping control their anxiety. I could go on and on, but if you can prove your claims are correct, please provide the data. As far as the info I have, I will be testifying before the Sec. of the VA and the Congressional Veterans Affairs Committee later this month.

      He and his administration may appear like they care, but under the smoke screen the opposite is going on.

  3. Firstly, you are citing a very partisan website. Second, there are many Memorials across the country which the POTUS has been invited to, including the one I founded five years ago, to which he declined to visit. My invitation to him, was at the Nixon Presidential Library. I did not expect him to be able to attend. Presidents are invited to many many events, and most do not attend. Please stop making such inflammatory statements without really laying out ALL the facts. This President has done more for Vets than the last one ( who was basically AWOL during his time in the service I might add). I have worked at one of the largest VA’s in the country during the last Admin, and trust me if you were pro active in getting vets their benefits, you were not considered a team player by the Bush Admin. My boss, the Director, who believed in vets having every cent they deserved, was asked to retire early, due to his proactive beliefs. When Obama was elected he asked him to come on board to help the VA get reeducated to get vets their benefits. The old guard is still very much entrenched, but changes are being made. I have had a very difficult time accessing medical benes, but I keep fighting for them, as we must all do. We must try and work together instead of being so divisive.

    1. Sherry,

      Are you serious??? This president has not visited any of the memorials stateside or overseas. Bush made it a priority to visit them whenever he was overseas. The one being spoken about is one that is just opening. It is a custom for the president to be there whenever a new veteran’s memorial opens, but this president does not like or trust veterans and that is why his cronies have labeled us as terrorists.

      You really need to wake up and smell the roses as the roses around the white house smell like crap!

      1. Paul,

        You are incorrect on all fronts. It is NOT customary for any POTUS to attend any and all memorials…if that were the case all he would be doing is going to memorials. He or she is invited to attend National Memorials, and unless there is some pressing event taking place, (like a war or beheading,) etc, the POTUS will go or send the VP. You really need to check your facts. Actually the President addressed a audience ON D-day to commemorate the 65th and the opening of the new visitor center at the US Military Center in Normandy. AND he is the only president to visit Normandy twice when he went back this past June. Bush made no public events associated with D-day from 2002-2008, except in 2004. (I can get you his schedule if you want.)
        As for presidents who never visited Arlington on Memorial here’s the list: Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, George HW Bush, Nixon. It did not become a true tradition until Bill Clinton, who went every year he was in office. The only year Obama did not go is 2010 when he went to a memorial dedicated to the FALLEN at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Illinois. VP Biden went to Arlington in his place. He has met with families of the fallen privately (out of the press)- he has met the fallen heroes at Dover in the middle of the night .
        This past Memorial day he made a special unscheduled trip to Afghanistan to spend time with the troops…bush made a trip to declare Mission Accomplished.
        SO GIVE ME A BREAK with your comments about smelling crappy roses.
        Most folks on this blog seem to hate this POTUS, when the true bad player here was the guy- Bush/Cheney, who started this huge problem by not providing the funds necessary when starting a unnecessary war.

      2. Sheri, when a president salutes with a coffee or does not take the time to learn the pronunciation of military words, or shuts down the gov’t and shuts down memorial monuments that effect the Veterans. Is not a president that loves his military. When he changes the military’s uniform to suit the the Muslims and takes the Bible away and the Pastors away does not show a love for military but a discuss towards them.

        You say the president does not have time to recognize all of the military events, that is true. What he can do is pick certain events that matter to our country. He can think of it as a golf course. Did you know Obama is close to the amount of golf that Tiger Woods plays. Tiger Woods career is playing golf.

        When a president does not place his hand over his heart while the pledge of allegiance is being said has no respect for our country.

        Go on I am sure you can come up with excuses for his actions . This will show us that you are blind with a sick love for our president.

        We all know that liberalism is a mental disorder. That is why I am not being to hard on you. I know their are more patriots out their then you guys. And as soon as it hits home with you; you will not change.

      3. Please provide the cites you are getting the info from as I know for a fact that Bush went to Normandy. Also, the only reason O went to Normandy was because so many of the vet groups raised a stink about him ignoring their brothers and sisters buried there.

        The memorial in question affects millions of disabled veterans, and working as a veteran’s advocate, I consider his failure to attend an insult, unless he was on the golf course, as golf and attending fundraisers seems to be a priority over running the Nation.

        He does not deserve a brake and has earned every derogatory comment made about him.

  4. This has nothing really to do with this discussion, well maybe, since we are all Veterans? I decided after “reading more B.S., from my FOIA that lit my fire, to do the WISE MOVE-“CALL BOB” hopefully while he was eating dinner! My voice is raspy at the moment, allergies who knows, but did let him know that a person who has dealt with so many “playing a professional” role and are not. I do not like liars, nor do I like reading “who’s Vickie at the WACO Regional Office?” YOU TELL ME? Don’t worry, Vickie who left several messages has gone gee, VIRAL? Call me a fool or a liar and I say game on! So BOB contacted the Pheonix VA and I just talked to a person there. I stated yes, 2011 I had an issue there it was a game to ask me which AFEES in Los Angeles, I answered back with how many with my rare last name and date of birth do you have. I told this man DALLAS SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE-WHY? BECAUSE DALLAS HAS SETTLED MANY LAWSUITS IT SEEMS-“ALWAYS QUESTION!”

  5. I know he has the title of President but to me he is Mr. Obama. He is not an actual President. He is Mr. Obama the golf pro/banquet attendee/vacationer/ETC… but not President. A President know what is going on and this one clearly does not. Is there bigger things going on in this world now that need his attention (even though they may not be getting it), yes. Should he be at the ceremony to honor us disabled vets, yes. It is his duty to take care of the big things as well as the small things. We, to him are the small things and we know that we do not matter to him; however, he should be there as President even if he does not want to be there as Mr. Obama. The President should attend things like this. I will no longer call him President because his not and never has really been a President.

      1. I do not support communism. I do not think that America had to be transformed. Do you like what America has become? So any one that still or has supported Obama should get everything they deserve. I am able to leave my party because I believe in the truth, of right and wrong.

  6. Being a vet myself, I really do not see the importance of the attendance of the President at these Memorial Dedications. Are we not at odds with every Middle Eastern nation at the present time ? I would prefer that he attend those meetings.

      1. It appears that what Obama’s attention is fixed like a laser on is the next 18 holes of golf he can play!:-)

    1. @ Vernon,

      If he were attending meetings about what is going on overseas, I would agree, but he isn’t doing anything that would interfere with his handicap, and in doing so, he is ignoring all of the permanently handicapped veterans. O is no example of what a real president does to thank the ones who gave more than most. He is an insult to the American people and should follow his crony, the head of the un-justice department out the door. Then he could play golf all day!

    1. Hell, NO! Like we would be any better with THAT clown in the White House?! No, this ‘social experiment’ in gov’t. has 2 more years left and could not com fast enough! The only people that have benefited from this President have been the super rich and anyone one Welfare or any other decreed “disenfranchised social group” (quoting Obama’s catch-phrase)….definitely not Veterans.

      It’s pretty pathetic and sad that NFL wife and child beaters take precedence over scandals at the Veteran Admn. (I have empathy for those people involved but come on…THAT took the VA right out of the main stream media AND OBAMA TALKED MORE AND SHOWED MORE COMPASSION AND INTEREST IN THE NFL STORY….notice any “common denominator” with all involved with NFL, as well as our President’s priorities?)
      Wake-up people! The Democrats AND Republicans only have their own asses of interest and concern.

      1. Dr. Ben Carson is not a career politician. He has shown a deep interest in public life and the state of the nation. He is a true leader with a positive vision for America, which he summarizes in his latest book “America the Beautiful”, and presented as well in his multiple public speeches and articles.

        Dr. Carson’s life is an example in every way. He was raised in poverty and worked hard to move beyond it. Since childhood he wanted to be a doctor and help people, and he certainly became successful in one of the most challenging fields, neurosurgery. He never stopped working hard, and became Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 33. He pushed the limits of science and developed new procedures that made him famous around the world, and we can say that he was personally involved in saving thousands of lives. Dr. Carson is used to the reality of human suffering, which he approaches with empathy and humility

  7. Sent this to El Presidente Obama:

    Dear Mr president,

    Concerning the DEATH of the VRAP:

    I have NOT completed my schooling started under VRAP, why has the government left thousands of us veterans out to rot??? Im still in training. Im about to drop out because since Congress dont have the common sense to keep the VRAP going, Im going to have to drop out of school and to take care of my daughter who has cancer. Wow, and Im paying the government to do what???

    Also found this on a Army job page:


    As an active duty Soldier, youll be eligible for:
    Up to $4,500 a year in tuition assistance, while on active duty
    Up to $85,536 for college
    Up to $65,000 to pay back qualifying student loans
    Up to $40,000 enlistment bonus.

    $195K PLUS!!!!!

    And what did the PRE-9/11 vets get for school training??????? A lousy $3600!!!!!!! Wow!! No wonder the PRE-9/11 vets feel so spit on just like the Vietnam vets…..


      1. @ Vernon. O has no priorities when it comes to the military or the vets. All they are is a tool for killing whomever he wants. And, look at how he has decreased their abilities by placing such stringent limitations on the targets they can hit. He has to approve EVERY mission, and like I’ve said before, on other groups, I would not be surprised to find out the SOB is calling and warning ISIL before hand. I do not trust him because of the wrongs he has done. What gives him the idea that HE is the only one qualified to decide where the missions take place? He has no real education that would allow him to lead a toilet cleaning crew. He has no military experience, and the only experience he had before going into politics was to be a neighborhood organizer. Damn he was well qualified to be president! I live near a mental institution and there are plenty of residents there that could do a better job, especially since they don’t play golf, they could spend more time in the WH doing their job. He is a disgrace to not only the American people, but his people the Kenyans. Did you know, even they claim him as one of their citizens. I guess the only one who doesn’t know is O. I have no respect for him or any of his cabinet officials. He has allowed more scandals that any president in history. Hell, he is worse than Nixon and Carter combined.

        God Bless the USA. O go see Allah.

    2. VRAP was a consolation prize offered to those scammed out of VEAP. We were promised eventual enrollment to MGIB in the 1970’s and 1980’s, to this date we still haven’t received a GI BIll.
      (To those of you who don’t know, there was 10 year span of veterans who did not receive a GI Bill. What if that was YOU? What would your life be like now?)
      Write and fax all veteran-friendly congressman, (especially those running for reelection in Nov.) and those sitting on the House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs.The $$$ is finally there, it’s time to enroll all post Vietnam era veterans into a real GI Bill without BS preclusions. We were promised post service health care and a college education. Time to pay up.

  8. I wonder if all these accusations against the President were written before anyone knew that the multinational war against ISIL would be underway. To think that appearing at this dedication is the most important thing a President has to do seems to me to involve some very limited thinking. Of course, for some, any opportunity to bash the President must be fully exploited.

    1. There are very serious things happening in our world today, like 4 men being killed unnecessarily in the Bengazhi massacre. Seems this president wouldn’t be bothered because of a fund raiser the following day. It is really hard to get this imposter off the Golf course these days.

    2. He doesn’t give a damn about the middle east, let alone ISIS or he would have done something about then when the CIA told him they were a threat. He marches to his own drum. He doesn’t let the Pentagon or the SECDEF do their job, he has to approve each bombing. How much you wanna bet he calls his contact in ISIS before it goes down? Just my opinion of how little he gives a damn about what is going on in the world!

      1. If anyone has evidence that the President has committed treason, they should come forward with such evidence. It is hard to imagine that the CIA and the DOD would cooperate in such behavior. Some of these wild conspiracy theories may flow from other totally unsubstantiated allegations that are gleefully spread around the internet. I suspect most of it is fueled by racial hatred.

      2. It takes awhile since he planted lefties in our court system. Judicial watch, after TWO yrs has just got eric holder with fast and furious. It takes time but Obama will pay So go crawl back in your hole and keep putting Obama’s picture up so you can masturbate.

      3. Lholman, if you believe and trust in our government then that is your first mistake. They will and have cheated to do what ever they need to do and why? because they can. If they need one to say we never knew of this then no problem. Our CIA and DOD would cooperate on anything they need to do. End of story.

  9. You had Bush and Romney and the rest of the Chickenhawk warmongerer’s avoiding military service during time of war and these people have been revered and admired so much (not by me), while those of us who have answered the call and gone ahead and served are being dismissed as insignificant by an apathetic public. This current VA scandal is an example of just how insignificant we are to people. This scandal is being reported now as much worse than it originally was, and still the public doesn’t care!

  10. Nothing surprises me about Obama anymore, except if he happens to do something that you would EXPECT a President to do! (Anyone remember the song by CCR “I Ain’t No Fortunate One?” It would be appropriate at this time!)

  11. This doesn’t at all surprise me that he’s not going to this opening ceremony for disabled veterans! Nobody much cares about disabled veterans or any other veterans in this country. At least that’s what I’ve been noticing for the past 45 years. Heck, 45 years ago I had people tell me it was un-American for anyone to join the military and that anyone who allowed himself to be shipped off to Viet-Nam was dumb and stupid. This is how the American public views those of us who have served in the military. So, it doesn’t surprise me that the current Commander-in-Chief thinks the same way about us!

    1. But didn’t Bush and Romney blow off Vietnam? It’s all there, rich daddies or religion that keeps you safe in France each year your number comes up, gee, we still need him here. ( puking at the moment!) Bush, flyboy my ass, flying cocaine perhaps? Didn’t he major in cheerleading anyways? Wow, see? Go to an Ivy League School, be a cheerleader, then you too can get out of serving your country, daddy arranged it all for you! ( maybe daddy knew of Agent Orange too) OBAMA YOUR A DISGRACE TO THIS COUNTRY, NOW CAN I GET A REFUND PLEASE? Time to do what was added to that Constitution girls and boys, collapse and start over!

      1. Maybe some day it will be the law that you have to be a veteran, and a combat vet or hazardous duty vet, to be eligible to be President. The same requirement should be established right now for Congress. Congress won’t pass such a law but society can insist on it.

      2. Bush served in the guard, but back then the guard was a joke, weekend warriors. It’s not like that now and nearly half of the ones who served in the gulf were in the guard. I’ve quit calling them weekend warriors and I think everyone else should.

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