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VFW Accuses White House of Snubbing Annual Convention
FOX News ^ | August 29, 2011 | Kelly Chernenkoff

Posted on 08/29/2011 3:55:23 PM PDT by Baladas

The Veterans of Foreign Wars convention this week will not feature a top-tier official from the Obama administration, a breach in tradition that the group's commander described as an "insult of the highest magnitude."

However, an administration official claimed Monday that the White House made "every effort" to provide a speaker for the event, offering up a range of top officials.

"In all instances, the VFW declined those offers," the official said.

The veterans group is accustomed to playing host to the nation's most powerful people at its national conference. Obama addressed the VFW in 2009, followed by Vice President Biden in 2010.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: rickperry; vfw; whitehouse
Dumbest WH ever.
1 posted on 08/29/2011 3:55:28 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

So the administration couldn’t find a communist
that was acceptable?


2 posted on 08/29/2011 3:58:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Baladas

Dumbest VFW ever.

Damn ——count yourself lucky you don’t have to listen to a pack of lies spouted by this Muslim ,non veteran POS.


3 posted on 08/29/2011 4:01:29 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Baladas

Are there any actual veterans in Obama’s administration?


4 posted on 08/29/2011 4:01:56 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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5 posted on 08/29/2011 4:02:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Baladas

It conflicted with the CAIR conference and others had to attend the Gay,Lesbian and Confused Gender theme park. Look people, you have to have priorities.


6 posted on 08/29/2011 4:04:21 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire but I swear I didn't see him in the rearview mirror.)
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To: Baladas

Hey VFW....if you AREN’T Black or UNION THUGS, he doesn’t have time for you!! GOLF is so much more important.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 4:17:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Argus

He could have this guy speak!
(even though KERRY DENOUNCED THE VFW IN HIS BOOK!!@!)

Transcript: Kerry Speaks to VFW Convention
Candidate Denounces Bush Plan to Recall 70,000 U.S. Military Personnel From Foreign Duty
FDCH E-media, Inc.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004; 12:45 PM


8 posted on 08/29/2011 4:17:29 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: Baladas

I would suggest Hillary.

That should piss him off.


9 posted on 08/29/2011 4:22:30 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Baladas

My very first freep was when Bill Clinton addressed the VFW’s 100th anniversary convention, held in Kansas City in 1999. The first of numerous times my German Shepherd Max got to meet the Secret Service agents. Seems like good times compared with now.


10 posted on 08/29/2011 4:25:00 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: mj1234

Funny thing, many veterans turned their back when Kerry spoke. Serves F’n Kerry right !


11 posted on 08/29/2011 4:25:49 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Baladas

If the VFW seriously want the ONE there, they should have had their gathering on a golf course.


12 posted on 08/29/2011 4:26:29 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Baladas

There will be somebody there in 2012, probably Obama.


13 posted on 08/29/2011 4:29:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
There will be somebody there in 2012, probably Obama.

And he'll wear a VFW Member's Cap which will say "President of the United States".

14 posted on 08/29/2011 4:36:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Baladas

Barack Obama doesn’t care about veterans.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 4:40:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (anyone heard from kanye?)
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To: Baladas

Jimmy Carter could, and so could Bill Clinton. But Barack Obama won’t. Figures, he’s a very small minded politician.


16 posted on 08/29/2011 6:08:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: BipolarBob

Obama didn’t want to talk about taking care of a bunch of sick animals.


17 posted on 08/29/2011 6:13:39 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Baladas
Here's why:


18 posted on 08/29/2011 6:20:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: Baladas

Next year (election year) Obama will be there with bells on his toes.

One reason, I think they didn’t allow anyone of importance to speak this year is that he is pissed with the initial criticism by the VFW of his plans to cut veteran’s benefits. He is thin skinned.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 6:46:17 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: gitmo
Obama didn’t want to talk about taking care of a bunch of sick animals

He doesn't want to dirty his delicate hands so he has corpse men do it.

20 posted on 08/29/2011 7:08:37 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Baladas
According to the article, the WH offered UN Ambassador Susan Rice...and the Air Force and the National Guard each offered someone(s). WHY would military branches offer people instead of the WH? They must have known the WH is not offering Obama or Biden, and only worthless, nonsensical choices such as Susan Rice.
21 posted on 08/30/2011 7:46:21 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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