VFW gives cool reception to Obama in Phoenix

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.

12 Responses to VFW gives cool reception to Obama in Phoenix

  1. MacBeth says:

    Glad to hear Obama gives praise to both John McCain and Harry Mitchell. I put them in the same league, also. Who would have thought I’d agree with this bird on anything?

  2. Army of One says:

    I watched as much of your imbedded video link to his VFW speech as I could stand. Does this sound like the applause coming from thousands of Vets? These folks are clearly “on to” Barry and his cliché filled oratory.

  3. Sam says:

    Where were U.S. Reps. Jeff Flake and John Shadegg? I hate to think they would be too busy to join their colleague Trent Franks at this event.

  4. Sgt. Preston says:

    These guys are not easily snookered. They’ve fought the tough fight to keep our liberty and are not going to roll over for the glibness of a leftist Obama speechwriter and a teleprompter — and more garbage rolling out of Obama’s lying mouth. That’s why the applause was light. I was very happy to hear a smattering instead of thunderous applause.

    No wonder BHO hustled out of town an hour early.

  5. Jeff says:

    My uncle attended the convention today and said it was a clear embarrassment for Obama that the applause was so light. I listened carefully as I watched the video link you provided and it was exactly as he described it. He told me, “Many of the men seated near me were sitting on their hands.”

  6. sherriaz says:

    Glad to hear that our vets are wise to Obama’s antics- and why wouldn’t they be? Many are WWII and Korean War vets who would see their healthcare options severely rationed under Obamacare despite his assurances to the contrary. Remember how he promised that unemployment would not climb beyond 8%? These folks have seen combat and they know deception when they see it.

  7. Kate says:

    Best applause line of the morning from Cong. Franks:
    With ObamaCare, if you have a cold you can go to your doctor; if you have cancer you will need to call a travel agent!

  8. J.D. says:

    One “gentle correction”–invitations were issued to the entire Arizona Congressional Delegation…not just the GOP members.

    Thanks to Trent Franks for attending the KFYI Town Hall!

  9. seeingredaz says:

    Thank you, J.D. So noted and the correction has been made.

    And while we have your attention, Seeing Red AZ would like you to know that we have received numerous comments (not related to any specific posts, so not displayed) asking what it would take to get you to run for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. You have a very loyal following.

    And, without question, you’d certainly have our steadfast support!

  10. Carl in LD19 says:

    I’d rather JD ran for Governor but Dean Martin will certainly do quite nicely as well. I am disappointed in current state leadership.

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  12. Jean R. says:

    Carl, JD would certainly be my choice for US Senator. His experience is in Congress after all. Wouldn’t a JD showdown with McAmnesty be great news? When it comes to Governor however, Dean Martin would be my first choice. Martin has the experience in state government and look at his legislative record–he’s an unflinching conservative. Even JD has nothing on Dean Martin when it comes to conservative credentials.