While Barack Obama is the first president not to personally address or assign a top-tier representative to the Veterans of Foreign Wars‘ annual convention, not every organization has received the same shabby treatment as the military. White House spokesman Adam Abrams claimed Obama snubbed the VFW because he “receives many speaking requests throughout the year, but he is unable to meet them all.” Apparently, if you wish to receive a visit from the president or one of his top cabinet members, it helps to be dedicated to the interests of homosexuals, illegal immigrants, Muslims, or union bosses.
La Raza, Si! VFW, No!
Obama avoided those who protected our homeland, but he had no trouble speaking to those who invaded it. He spoke before the National Council of La Raza’s national convention in June. La Raza (“the Race”) is infamous for its support of open borders, drivers licenses for illegals, in-state tuition for non-citizens, and its undying hostility to border enforcement. Obama’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Cecilia Munoz, was vice president of La Raza and is now the administration’s top cheerleader for amnesty. Obama told NCLR that “the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting.” On August 18, Obama continued his strategy of ruling via executive fiat by announcing illegal immigrants would be deported based on “priority.” The new policy effectively granted amnesty to a wider swath of illegal aliens that those covered by the DREAM Act, which Congress has repeatedly voted down.
He had his bitter-half address the NAACP’s convention this year. The NAACP behaved itself better during the first lady’s speech than it did in 2006 when George W. Bush addressed the liberal organization. Five years ago, then-chairman Julian Bond raked Bush over the coals in his introductory speech, thundering, “Oppose we must!” Michelle’s visit repaid a character assassination well done.
Obama’s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, told the homosexual pressure group Human Rights Campaign that the president sent her to their most recent national convention “on his behalf.” The speech continued Obama’s (platonic) love affair with the LGBT lobby. He championed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” before promptly forcing a pro-homosexual indoctrination curriculum upon the armed forces. He has repeatedly signaled his views on same-sex marriage will “evolve.”
While awaiting the wonders of unnatural selection, Obama has done heroic service on behalf of the most exotic component of the LGBT coalition: transgender people. Obama called the first-ever transgender White House conference, appointed the first transgender presidential appointee, instructed Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to ban any “unwelcome conduct” toward transgender employees of “contractors at every level,” and mainstreamed deviance in public schools in the name of ending “bullying.”
On the other side of the moral spectrum, Jarrett gave the keynote address at the 46th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA is an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation’s support for terrorist organizations.
Attorney General Eric Holder spoke before the little-known, San Francisco-based Muslim Advocates. Last December, the nation’s top cop vowed to protect Muslim interests and focus on prosecuting hate crimes.
Of course, the political favors between favored groups and the Obama administration work both ways.
You Scratch My Back, I’ll Tickle Your Ears
According to the Chicago Tribune, Joe Biden gave “a speech laden with political red meat” at the National Education Association‘s annual convention in Chicago last month. “The new Republican Party has undertaken the most direct assault on labor,” Biden bloviated.
The Tribune noted the NEA spent $50 million on Obama’s behalf in 2008 and “traditionally has ranked among Democrats’ most powerful political allies.” The day after Biden’s speech, 72 percent of the NEA’s delegates voted to endorse Obama for the 2012 election. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel beamed that Obama “has never wavered from talking about the importance of education or his dedication to a vibrant middle class.”
Not all were as sanguine. Chicago delegate Fred Klonsky argued, without a hint of irony, the vote should have Obama shaking in his boots. “For an incumbent Democratic president to receive less than 75 percent of the delegate vote at an NEA convention ought to cause some concern for the administration,” he averred. The NEA has never supported a Republican presidential candidate.
The capo himself, President Obama, will speak to the AFL-CIO’s annual convention in Detroit on September 5. The president promised a groundbreaking new jobs plan after he returned from vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, but he will speak to Rich Trumka’s cronies first. Big Labor spent at least $300 million electing Barack Obama in 2008 and wasted tens of millions in 2010 trying to stop the Tea Party revolt. Although some media outlets have dreamed of labor splitting with Obama, the president of the union’s Detroit chapter, Saundra Williams, admitted they are already making plans for the re-election campaign. “We’re starting early, already making plans,” she said. “We will be doing everything to turn out the vote and educate the members.”
Alphonso Jackson, who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under George W. Bush, has said Barack Obama remains, above all, a community organizer. Understanding this background is pivotal to understanding this coalition-building president. A community organizer aggregates disaffected groups and drills them to push together for the same goals — which almost invariably involve extracting the financial wealth of other, less organized groups. The organizations his administration acknowledged collectively represent the core of Obama’s political support:
- 96 percent of blacks voted for Obama in 2008;
- an estimated 89 percent of Muslims voted for Obama;
- 70 percent of homosexuals supported Obama/Biden; and
- 67 percent of Hispanics cast their ballots for the president.
On the other hand, veterans and military voters traditionally favor Republicans by a 60-40 margin. Obama’s 44 percent of the military vote represented a modern high, one he certainly will not match next year.
Finally, one must not overlook a significant motivator of this president: his boundless contempt for America, B.B.O. (Before Barack Obama). Snubbing American veterans is another example of his redistribution of respect. While he regularly deletes all mention of God from our founding documents and ignores the most sacred holidays of the nation’s Christian majority, he publicly commends the most obscure, ridiculous, or racist holidays of the world’s minority religions. He believes the mere 80 percent of Americans who worship Jesus Christ have had more than enough public recognition, and they must be relegated behind Muslims, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians in the public pantheon.
Obama’s fiery vendetta against the United States envisioned by our Founding Fathers cannot be extinguished by his inner decency, mollified by his opponents’ acts of goodwill, or swallowed up by a sense of gratitude at the profound service rendered by America’s military heroes. Why would Obama be grateful to people who defended a system and a structure he despises?