“Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.
His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.
The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.
‘Hey, I hear you,’ he said amid silence.
The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.
CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over….”
“…Hey, I hear you…” No Barack, you do not because you refuse to. You refuse to listen to the voices of anyone but yourself. You refuse to listen the voices those who away from their families, friends and loved ones in service for our country.
You refuse to hear the voices of those who made the ultimate sacrifice or the voices of their families, friends and loved ones and you refuse to listen to the cries of your generals (excluding the yes men) and our veterans.
Even more offensive is that you lead from behind, waste not a night’s sleep on the betrayal of the men and women who serve(d) and most disgusting of all; you selfishly use them for your own personal gain.
Our heroes are not props. They are flesh and blood, men and women, children of God and deserve to be respected, honored, appreciated, loved, prayed for by all and afforded the right to vote and you Barack are no exception; a disgrace yes, a traitor, tyrant, campaigner, liar and opportunist.
“…An anecdote about his meeting with a wounded soldier was met with a tepid response, until he described the soldier’s determination to recover and return to his unit. ‘He’s where every soldier wants to be – back with his unit,’ Obama said, generating applause….”