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Agitator in Chief Backhands Military
American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2009 | Mark Moran

Posted on 03/18/2009 11:36:46 PM PDT by neverdem

My father is a Vietnam veteran.  He received two purple hearts for his service to his country.  He is not an outspoken man, nor is he the type to proclaim that someone owes him for his service.  Although he took shrapnel in his leg and shoulder, and lost a good percentage of his hearing in the war, he came back and started a family and grew up to be a successful and proud American.

As my father has aged, his hearing has deteriorated even further, and he requires the use of hearing aids.  Because his hearing was damaged in the war, he goes down to the VA to receive them, free of charge.   This is a small price to pay by the government for my father's service, and the service of thousands of men and women like him. 

Up until this point in American history, no President has ever dreamed of denying our men and women of our Armed Services medical care for their injuries and forcing them to use their private insurance.  That is, until the Agitator in Chief came into power.

When this plan was announced, I have to admit I was not surprised.  Like any American who takes an honest interest in his government, I have done the research on Obama.  I know he is a radical leftist.  I know he had a Che Guerva poster in his Houston campaign office.  Without any help from the mainstream media, I understood that his connections with Ayers and Wright are closer than he admits.  I knew that a man with this background hated America's military and capitalist strength no matter what he said to the contrary.

Obama knows it would be a public relations nightmare to be honest with America and tell them that he wants to punish our Armed Forces for perceived transgressions they have committed in the world.  Instead, he will try some back alley Chicago tactics to achieve his goals.  In the name of Hope and Change, his teleprompter will allow him to tell the nation how important this is for our economic survival. 

Obama will try to sell this as a cost cutting measure.   However, those that understand this community agitator will understand this policy for what it really is.  In order for Obama to tear down this country and rebuild it in his socialist utopia, he needs to destroy the very pillars of this country's foundation.  One of those pillars is a strong, proud military that is sworn to protect this nation's constitution.

While reasonable Americans look at our military with pride and honor, Obama, Ayers, and Wright look at them as messengers of terror and oppression that must be put in their place.  If cost cutting were the true objective, then he could start by eliminating healthcare and education for illegal immigrants.   He could stop with the useless spending on the global warming hoax.  Obviously, cost reduction is not the true objective.

The men and women that have served this country deserve better than this.  They have served honorably under fire, in the foxholes at the Battle of the Bulge, and in the deserts of the Middle East.  They have heeded this nation's call in times of war, and deserve our respect and our care for any harm that service may have caused them. 

On a positive note, both Democrats and Republicans alike have repudiated the President's plan to make military members responsible for their own healthcare.  That is encouraging to hear, and not very surprising.  If this was given the attention it deserved in the Mainstream media, there would be outrage throughout the country, except for in the most left wing enclaves of our society.

The real issue here is that the President even suggested this to begin with.  His suggestion gives us very clear insight into the depth of his radicalism and how ordinary Americans are going to have to stand up and fight back his threat to our way of life. 

My father once said that despite all the anti-war talk during Vietnam, that if average Americans would have seen how the Vietnamese people suffered under the communists, they would have understood why we were over there fighting.  The American military is a force of good.  We need to support them and honor their sacrifices.  One of the ways we can do this is to provide lifelong healthcare as a small show of thanks for their sacrifice. 

Mark Moran blogs at
The Patriot Byte.

TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 03/18/2009 11:36:46 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Well said Mr. Moran.

2 posted on 03/18/2009 11:53:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: neverdem

GOD bles you and your father.Ithankmhim for his service to our country.

3 posted on 03/18/2009 11:58:18 PM PDT by screaming eagle2
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To: neverdem thing you can be sure of...the left's ability to turn one American against another. Then the very people responsible for chaos, distrust, envy, and discord come riding in on a white stallion to "save" us all This particular attempt was just a trial balloon....notice how fast it went names,we just hear the "administration"....don't you want to know WHO in the administration? WHO proposed this?..."I WANT A NAME! The hand puppet in charge would just saying "we" dropped it Who are the people whispering in one of his ears
4 posted on 03/19/2009 12:00:50 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

You want a name? Here’s 2:

George Soros (paying for this communist takeover).

Hussein (who might actually believe in marxism, but definitely plans to take revenge upon whitey).

5 posted on 03/19/2009 12:11:21 AM PDT by Islam=Murder (The United States - surrendering to Sharia without a peep.)
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To: neverdem
And so while ultra-leftist states like Kalifornia freely gives $28 Billion/year of free healthcare to Illegal Aliens plus all the goodies they can handle, the patriotic American who risks life & limb to serve their country now has to pay for their own healthcare for combat injuries???

The entire country is getting screwed by this Communist Mus-slime 0Bama and this instance he is using the false pretense of 'cost savings'.

0Bama is indeed a very very evil & bitter man.

I recall during the election campaigns how so many people were being charmed by his colgate smiles I warned them "watch out - the bigger the smiles the bigger the fangs!!"

And now we are seeing those fangs emerge in so many ways: dissing the British Prime Minister, relenting personal attacks on anyone daring to criticise the ONE, Fairness Doctrine, attacks on gun owners, etc, etc..

6 posted on 03/19/2009 2:14:32 AM PDT by prophetic (God, let 0Bama and his evil plans for this country fail & let him be utterly disgraced like HAMAN!!)
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To: neverdem
This episode reveals a psychopathic personality that views people as objects. Obama has talked about a “civilian national security force” that would rival the uniformed military. Papa Doc's Tonton Macoutes comes to mind.
7 posted on 03/19/2009 2:25:36 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: neverdem

I feel the same as your dad about Vietnam. We could have won that war if not for the politicians.

8 posted on 03/19/2009 7:07:29 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year military veteran of Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: prophetic

It is time to defang that POS.

9 posted on 03/19/2009 7:08:33 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year military veteran of Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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