While attacking Donald Trump and conservative media in a recent speech, Obama highly offended one of the largest and most influential veterans’ groups in the nation, and its’ commander has hit back in fury.
Obama’s claim about “right-wing radio” being pumped into VFW halls across America implied that people are confused or misinformed, which is NOT the case, said Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander John A. Biedrzycki, Jr.
“I don’t know how many VFW posts the president has ever visited,” Biedrzycki said Thursday, “but our near 1.7 million members are a direct reflection of America, which means we represent every generation, race, religion, gender and political and ideological viewpoint.”
He added, “We don’t have confused politics, we don’t need left- or right-wing media filters telling us how to think or vote, and we don’t need any president of the United States lecturing us about how we are individually effected by the economy.”
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Here is the part of Obama’s speech Wednesday in Elkhart, Indiana, that angered so many veterans and conservative Americans who appreciate “right-wing” conservative media.
Mr. Obama said, “I’m concerned when I watch the direction of our politics. I mean, we have been hearing this story for decades — tales about welfare queens, talking about takers, talking about the 47 percent. It’s the story that’s broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on right-wing radio. It’s pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America, and right here in Elkhart.”
The president went on, “If you’re hearing that story all the time, you start believing it. It’s no wonder people think big government is the problem. No wonder public support for unions is so low. No wonder that people think the deficit has gone up under my presidency when it’s actually gone down.”
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