Saturday, September 01, 2012
Obama forces our troops to attend his photo op, gets punked.
So what do you get when you alternatively disrespect, ignore and suppress a group of people and then force a bunch of them to stand behind you and sit in an audience in front of you while the cameras roll?
Well our Kenyan Pretender got just what you'd expect yesterday at Ft. Bliss when he flew down for a "pro-military" photo op/campaign stunt. As he spoke at a room full of troops and family members, he was met only with scant applause or outright silence as he practically begged for a demonstration of enthusiasm.
Obama Speech Before Troops Met With Silence.
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.
He tried to praise them, he tried to tout his accomplishments, he even tried to invoke their own unit nicknames. All of it failed, and it was so embarrassing that even his own two pet media outlets cut off coverage to spare him the humiliation.
But what could he possibly have expected? In just three and a half years, Obama has supported prosecution of our troops for any slight or injury to enemy combatants or captured terror suspects. He's leaked the details of military operations and compromised operational tactics by letting our enemies know how our forces operate. He's taken credit for the things that they've done and even claimed that they fight for him, not for America. He's forced the radical homosexual agenda down our troops' throats, blocked their efforts to vote from overseas via absentee ballots, and now he's even suing the state of Ohio for giving our troops extra time to vote. He's raised their tri-care costs, laid many of them or their peers off, and denied countless career servicemembers advancement opportunities. In short, he's been an unmitigated disaster for our men and women in uniform and given them no reason at all to support him or trust him.
Then he does something stupid like show up on their base and arrange for hundreds of them to be forced to sit in on his photo op.
It just goes to show that you can force our troops to show up, and their code of honor will even compel them to show you basic respect, but, as Obama just found out, you can't force them to pretend to like you.
How embarrassing. What a complete and utter PR failure. And it's a travesty that the media conspired to ignore this and keep it from the rest of America.