Skip to main content

Obama Pauses to Soak in Cheers From Veterans, Only They Don’t Seem to Care

During his speech to the American Legion’s 96th National Convention, President Obama delivered a line on his foreign policy vision that he was sure would bring the house down. He even paused a moment to soak in the praise.

“You know that we should never send America’s sons and daughters into harm’s way unless it is absolutely necessary, and we have a plan and we are resourcing it and prepared to see it through.”

That’s when Obama visualized this happening …

Only to actually have this happen …

Charlie Spiering at Breitbart writes:

President Obama received a tepid response from veterans as he voiced his foreign policy ideals during a speech at the American Legion’s 96th national convention in North Carolina.

Staring blankly at his teleprompter, Obama recited his speech, pausing for applause that never came.

Many of the veterans shown on camera during his speech made no effort to applau(d), instead watching the speech with arms folded.

The veterans’ response to Obama is closely in line with the way new West Point cadets received their Commander-in-Chief earlier this year.

While Obama couldn’t even get one in four cadets to show appreciation at the time, former President George W. Bush was given this reception…




  1. scott says:

    WE Veterans are tired of being the photo-op du jour…the organizer in chief did nothing with the VA scandal and has done nothing to resolve the on going issues with Veterans disability claims. He only knows Vets for the image of a caring cinc….

  2. Candace says:

    The guy just out of camera range was a little late holding up the “APPLAUSE” card.

  3. Linda says:

    I have to wonder if he even understood what they were telling him.

  4. Mark says:

    Who invited him in the first place?

  5. samiannie says:

    And foreign policy would be?? OH I forgot lead from behind. Behind his golf cart?? Excuse the hell out of me if I don’t know what his foreign policy is. I am so psst at this freakin idiot.

    1. chitowngal7 says:

      You’re not the only one PSSSSSSST at this pathetic excuse of a leader? of this Country. He’d have a hard time leading a bunch of pre-schoolers to the bathroom.

  6. Neal says:

    The American Legion is about the only veterans organization that stands up for veterans and America. I am surprised that Obama appeared there. Although most presidents do. Most veterans organizations are about benefits. Sorry.

  7. Rich says:

    It seems to me that the military really has no use for this “Paper Tiger”. He talks tough, but is a wuss when it come to baking up those tough words. How many red lines were crossed in Syria? Even the Russians don’t take this idiot seriously. I believe that after spending 6 years of my life in the Marine Corps I have the right to call this guy anything I want. At least when I talk about Navy Corpsmen, I don’t pronounce it “corpsemen”. I would guess that he would use the same pronunciation when addressing the United States Marine Corpse, oops, Corps.

  8. Barry says:

    imagine, veterans knowing that this man is all talk and nothing more than an empty suit, mouthing platitudes for the camera, while leaving and laughing at these men that served this country with honor and distinction, as he goes back to the golf course to deal with the only irons in the fire that seem to matter to him, the 5, 6 and 7 irons.

  9. Sissi says:

    Good for the Veterans maybe Obama will get the hint now!