Although the Arizona Republic is in full-fledged gush-mode over the Obamessiah’s latest visit — requesting readers to submit their “pics,” “report sightings,” and telling how his visit “thrilled crowds” at the Grand Canyon — others are up in arms over the massive spending and implementation of socialist policies occurring under this president.
Today Obama addressed (video linked here) more than 12,000 delegates from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Phoenix this week for the VFW National Convention. The well-seasoned vets were not taken in, and most applause was courteous but distinctly measured.
Awaiting his arrival were thousands of protestors who assembled early this morning with former AZ Congressman J. D. Hayworth at Tom’s Tavern in downtown Phoenix. Hayworth and Tom Jenney of the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity are to be congratulated for putting the event together and bringing out Congressman Trent Franks and other conservatives.
Hayworth mentioned an invitation had gone out to the entire Arizona delegation, but only Rep. Trent Franks saw fit to show up. Franks pointed out that Obama’s new proposal for cooperative insurance groups is merely incremental socialism — not to be trusted — and leading to a complete government takeover of medical insurance, just as it has taken over the automobile industry.
Although Democrats were given the word to show up to counter opposition, the massive anti-Obama crowd could rightly be called “bi-partisan,“ since it also included many who identified themselves as registered Independents and more than a few disgruntled Democrats — clearly showing signs of voter remorse.