Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients


I guess going to the Purple Ball was more important than honoring American veterans…true heroes?

According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations).

Some background on the ball;

The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration. Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

So where was our new President instead of honoring Medal of Honor recipients who by some miracle are still alive?

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We’ve seen this disrespect for our heroes from Obama before. He won’t change now and expect more of the same.

But, never question his patriotism, right? Riiiiiight….

Personally, I’d give my right n__ to attend function like that. I have never had the privelege or honor to have met even one MOH winner let alone so many at last nights ball.

I can only reiterate my own belief that it’s every citizen’s responsibility to thank and ackowledge our veterans — 365 days per year.

It will all come back to him when the troops will ask him to show his eligibility before obeying his orders. The troops that he ignores so disrespectfully will become his worst nightmare.

It is not over till it’s over. This issue is growing bigger and bigger. Truth has a way of always surfacing. It is not because it is not in the MSM that it is not an issue. Ayers, Farrakan, Resko, Odinga, Khalidi and alike were not in the MSM… but still for us it was a big issue and we wrote about it and try to fight it in public opinion. I guess there weren’t enough of us, because 95% of the voters (my appreciative guess) never heard of it before.

The One was raised by trash, Educated by Liberal trash and respects America like a cigar butt
that he has thrown to the gutter. He was Elected by Trash and America needs to sort itself out Now.

Just What the Hell did You expect. Bend over America, here it comes!

Fear what the New Amercia Hating Destructing Obama Regime will do to You!

This is only the start…

Holy crap, this is our president, holy crap

It will all come back to him when the troops will ask him to show his eligibility before obeying his orders.

Wrong again Craig.

Wrong again.

The members of the US military are duly sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and obey the orders of the POTUS, their CIC.

Regardless of what you may believe to be true about Obama, as of 12:06 EST yesterday, he is indeed the President of the United States.

No matter what you may believe to be true about the members of the military who serve this nation, they will indeed follow every order given to them by the CIC unless it violates their oath:

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

You may fantasize about some dramatic overthrow of Obama by members of the US military but, sadly, through such fantasies you’re portraying yourself as a of nut bag because it simply isn’t going to happen.

This is America. We don’t do coup d’états or military juntas here.

It’s time to move on.


No Aye, I am not wrong. Obama never proved his eligibility till now. And till he does, he is not President by the Constitution. He spent so much money trying to hide all of his records, that now, half of America is trying to find them. And they will and he will be removed, If you would listen to Plains Radio Network you would fin out that most of the callers on the show comes from troops people and they do not see him as their President. As a matter of fact, they ask the lawyers who are invited, how they can file a suit against him. You can ignore this fact if you want, but it won’t make it go away. Truth will eventually come out.

Yes, Craig, unfortunately you are indeed wrong.

Obama took the oath.

He’s President.

Unless there are impeachment proceedings, he resigns, or he dies in office, he will remain President for the next four years.

Your thesis about the military demanding his credentials is purely a fantastical convolution in your own mind.

Study the US Constitution. In there you’ll find that nothing you’re dreaming of will happen except through the paths that I laid out above.


It is spell “Coup d’État”, Aye.

Sorry Aye, but any member of the troops can challenge Obama eligibility since it has not been proven. They do not have to obey an usurper, they could be charge of war crimes.

There were quite a few inaugural balls in attendance jeopardy… and many that either got cancelled, or had line up changes.

The People’s Ball at the Grand Hyatt announced a blue-light special yesterday: Tickets slashed $100 — to $250! The American Music Ball, hosted by Dionne Warwick, which planned two big-name events at the Marriott Wardman Park, was scrambling to sell enough tickets ($450 for the Legends ball with George Clinton, Chaka Khan and the Temptations; $350 for the Urban ball with Ludacris, Fantasia, and Cedric the Entertainer) for the show to go on — and it wasn’t looking good last night, said sources.

The “Heroes Red, White & Blue” Ball at the Warner Theatre with Jamie Foxx, rapper Nas, guitarist Slash, and gospel star Donnie McClurkin scrapped its entire lineup and subbed in a band called Memphis Gold, reports our colleague Richard Leiby. “There will be a performance, but not as previously listed,” said publicist Linda Roth. Ditto for the after-party with disco stars Chic, who were stunned by the sudden cancellation. Singer Sylver Logan Sharp told us in an e-mail: “I can’t express how sick I am over this.”

And the Veterans Ball at the St. Regis Hotel? Canceled — and promoter Dante Hayes is nowhere to be found, the Navy Times reported yesterday. Tickets for the party (not to be confused with the official Commander-in-Chief Ball for the military) went for up to $385 on the Congressional Education Foundation for Public Policy’s website Web site, which abruptly shut down yesterday.

What happened? Not enough demand for high-price unofficial celebrations with no drop-bys from the Obamas. Only groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the Creative Coalition — with lists of long-time supporters — were able to fill ballrooms.

Apparently, many suffered from a lack of interest. And those most affected? The ones around “joe six pack” and our military.
From Newsbusters,

While none of the official PIC balls have been cancelled, the unofficial ones that have been cancelled or are on life support to be the ones geared towards the average Joe Sixpack and to America’s military veterans:


Five days ago I noted how the Washington Post reported that there were plenty of hotel rooms still available for the inauguration in Washington, D.C. On January 9 I noted how the Post found the air had gone out of the inaugural housing rental bubble.

BTW, in these desperate times of global warming, there were an estimated 600 private jets slated to fly in for the non-joe six packs to celebrate.

According to an article in Bloomberg, as many as 600 private jets were expected to touch down in D.C. for the inauguration. The runway at Washington Dulles was closed Saturday to allow as many as 100 small planes to park. And the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said it expected a total of 500 small jets to land from Jan. 16 through Jan 21.

“That would set a record, topping the 300 the airport accommodated for President George W. Bush’s 2004 inaugural,” an Airports Authority says in the article.

Of course, flying private to a celebration of a populist, pro-environment President is a bit like the Detroit execs jetting to Washington for bailout money. How do you call for social responsibility after touching down in a $40 million, gas-guzzling Gulfstream? (Maybe travelers will buy carbon credits).

Of course, as the jet industry will remind me, jets save time, they are important business tools and they are ideal for fliers with special needs. And just because the next president has vowed to raise their taxes doesn’t mean the wealthy can’t join the fun.

Many of the jets are probably filled with lobbyist-funded junkets, corporate groups and wealthy politicos taking along their friends. It is a chance for that Boca Raton, Fla., health-care entrepreneur who bundled donations for Barack to impress his friends and clients with an all-expense paid trip to the real party of change. It is a chance for that Hollywood producer to fly in some actor friends and bask in true celebrity, or the trial lawyer from Texas to get his “Barack-and-me” photo.


You make all sorts of statements which simply are not factual.

Can you show me in the US Constitution where members of the US military are given the right to challenge the qualifications of the President?

Can you cite for me anything in the UCMJ which gives them that right?

Can you?

If not, then it’s not true.

Finally, I did a simple copy/paste of the French phrase that I used. If you will agree not to criticize, or correct, my minimal use of French will agree to continue not correcting or criticizing your English. Deal?

“Can you show me in the US Constitution where members of the US military are given the right to challenge the qualifications of the President?” (Aye)

Sure Aye, read the implications and consequences. And for the troops, you can go directly to ” Fourth”

Aye,. look at the consequences:


“If Obama dares to take the Presidential “Oath or Affirmation” of office, knowing that he is not “a natural born Citizen,” he will commit the crime of perjury or false swearing (see Article II, Section 1, Clause 7). For, being ineligible for “the Office of President, he cannot “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,” or even execute it at all, to any degree. Thus, his very act of taking the “Oath or Affirmation” will be a violation thereof! So, even if the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court himself looks the other way and administers the “Oath or Affirmation,” Obama will derive no authority whatsoever from it.

THIRD, his purported “Oath or Affirmation” being perjured from the beginning, Obama’s every subsequent act in the usurped “Office of President” will be a criminal offense under Title 18, United States Code, Section 242, which provides that:[

whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States * * * shall be fined * * * or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined * * * or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, * * *, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined * * * or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

FOURTH, if he turns out to be nothing but an usurper acting in the guise of “the President,” Obama will not constitutionally be the “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States” (see Article II, Section 2, Clause 1). Therefore, he will be entitled to no obedience whatsoever from anyone in those forces. Indeed, for officers or men to follow any of his purported “orders” will constitute a serious breach of military discipline—and in extreme circumstances perhaps even “war crimes.” In addition, no one in any civilian agency in the Executive Branch of the General Government will be required to put into effect any of Obama’s purported “proclamations,” “executive orders,” or “directives.”

FIFTH, as nothing but an usurper (if he becomes one), Obama will have no conceivable authority “to make Treaties”, or to “nominate, and * * * appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not * * * otherwise provided for [in the Constitution]” (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2). And therefore any “Treaties” or “nominat[ions], and * * * appoint[ments]” he purports to “make” will be void ab initio, no matter what the Senate does, because the Senate can neither authorize an usurper to take such actions in the first place, nor thereafter ratify them. One need not be a lawyer to foresee what further, perhaps irremediable, chaos must ensue if an usurper, even with “the Advice and Consent of the Senate”, unconstitutionally “appoint[s] * * * Judges of the Supreme Court” whose votes thereafter make up the majorities that wrongly decide critical “Cases” of constitutional law.

SIXTH, and perhaps most importantly, Congress can pass no law while an usurper pretends to occupy “the Office of President.” The Constitution provides that “[e]very Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States” (Article I, Section 7, Clause 2). Not to an usurper posturing as “the President of the United States,” but to the true and rightful President. If no such true and rightful President occupies the White House, no “Bill” will or can, “before it become a Law, be presented to [him].” If no “Bill” is so presented, no “Bill” will or can become a “Law.” And any purported “Law” that the usurper “approve[s]” and “sign[s],” or that Congress passes over the usurper’s “Objections,” will be a nullity. Thus, if Obama deceitfully “enters office” as an usurper, Congress will be rendered effectively impotent for as long as it acquiesces in his pretenses as “President.”

SEVENTH, if Obama does become an usurper posturing as “the President,” Congress cannot even impeach him because, not being the actual President, he cannot be “removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” (see Article II, Section 4). In that case, some other public officials would have to arrest him—with physical force, if he would not go along quietly—in order to prevent him from continuing his imposture. Obviously, this could possibly lead to armed conflicts within the General Government itself, or among the States and the people.

EIGHT, even did something approaching civil war not eventuate from Obama’s hypothetical usurpation, if the Establishment allowed Obama to pretend to be “the President,” and the people acquiesced in that charade, just about everything that was done during his faux “tenure in office” by anyone connected with the Executive Branch of the General Government, and quite a bit done by the Legislative Branch and perhaps the Judicial Branch as well, would be arguably illegitimate and subject to being overturned when a constitutional President was finally installed in office. The potential for chaos, both domestically and internationally, arising out of this systemic uncertainty is breathtaking.

The underlying problem will not be obviated if Obama, his partisans in the Democratic Party, and his cheerleaders and cover-up artists in the big media simply stonewall the issue of his (non)citizenship and contrive for him to win the Presidential election. The cat is already out of the bag and running all over the Internet. If he continues to dodge the issue, Obama will be dogged with this question every day of his purported “Presidency.” And inevitably the truth will out. For the issue is too simple, the evidence (or lack of it) too accessible. Either Obama can prove that he is “a natural born Citizen” who has not renounced his citizenship; or he cannot. And he will not be allowed to slip through with some doctored “birth certificate” generated long after the alleged fact. On a matter this important, Americans will demand that, before its authenticity is accepted, any supposed documentary evidence of that sort be subjected to reproducible forensic analyses conducted by reputable, independent investigators and laboratories above any suspicion of being influenced by or colluding with any public official, bureaucracy, political party, or other special-interest organization whatsoever.

Lots of opining there Craig.

Virtually no Constitution.

Care to try again?

It would not surprise me greatly if Obama was found in some way to be unqualified, or a scandal emerged from his past (or even his present) that made his continuance as President untenable. What would surprise me very much though (and concern me greatly), is if the US military got involved. Ain’t gonna happen, God willing.

I am surprised Curt that you are not concern by this matter. I know it is not the topic of the thread, but it is still a very big issue. But if you want to ignore it, it is ok with me. Anyways their is million of Americans who are working on it. Maybe it will be enough. So I will abide to your orders and not post on it anymore, but when they finally succeed (because they will), I hope that you will at least appreciate all the good work and recognise that it was a big issue after all.

I’m not going to comment on it Craig because it has nothing to do at all with this post. If you wish, you can write a well written post and if it meets our standards we will put it up and you will be free to comment all day long on it but as it is, I have allowed WAY too much off-topic conversations to go on for too long. This is one reason for the Reader Posts, if there is something that a reader is passionate about he/she is free to write one up and it will be posted, as long as it is well written and goes along with the conservative/military/political theme of the blog AND meets the other criteria laid out on the Reader Post page.

Curt, I would love to make a post on that issue. I learn so much at plains Radio on the subjects by so many lawyers. But my English writing is so bad. Would you correct it if I did?

Craig, check your email…don’t want to clutter this thread up with offtopic stuff.

I’ve said it before, If you are in the military get out now. If you are thinking of joining the military don’t. Go on welfare, that’s the people who put Chairman O in office and they are the only ones he will take care of.

Funny thing tonight. I was listening to the fire department scanner and one of the tour buses carrying Chairman O’s fans home caught on fire. Too bad all 44 of the passengers got out. My sister fire department responded too fast.

That was uncalled for Scrapiron. Frankly it is something I would expect to read at DU. You would wish 44 people to burn up because you personally do not agree with what they say speaks volumes, in my opinion, for your need for mental help.

Now, on topic.

Dear Barry,
Great job. You might want to take an active interest in your surroundings, your handlers are not helping your first days on the job. I know it galls you to not have the press at every event to record your awesomeness, but you should bite the bullet and acknowledge the valor of those far greater than yourself. Of course, maybe it was the fact you would have to render honors to them is what bothered your handlers the most. Either way, you screwed the pooch. Great way to set the tone for future veterans affairs.


A wounded vet

Hmm, Obama not caring about the military? Why, that is so out of character for someone who voted against funding them, repeatedly said they were fighting a lost cause… oh wait, that’s completely in character for Obama.

It was all pretty boring, we fell asleep with the TV on. Woke up late in the evening as they entered another ball, my thoughts were they were either tired or typsy, the mush mouth stuff could have waited until they got home, imho. Soooo perhaps they forgot about our Heroes, though no excuse, I doubt they think they need one, is good enough in my eyes.

One of our childhood friends was a CMO recipient, this is a write up from when he retired last fall, briefly explains what he did. I read a few comments in other area papers about his retirement, people he worked with for years were not aware of him being so honored. He is a humble hero and my thinking is he most likely would not have attended any of Obama’s events anyway.

He is one of seven children and his brother saved my life many years ago. Humble heroism runs in that family, one or two of them were always around just when we needed them.


I think CJ hits the right note on the topic of this post:

I’m not going to fault Obama for this. It’s a difficult decision. President Obama spent over 10 minutes at the Commander In Chief’s Ball last night. That’s ten times longer than pretty much any other ball. The ball was attended by junior Soldiers and Officers, wounded warriors, and family members. Perhaps it would have been nice for him to skip one of the other balls he went to or chosen the Salute to Heroes Ball over the CINC Ball, but then he would have been criticized for not going there.

Listen, you all know me. I greatly respect our Medal of Honor recipients. I try to get interviews with them as much as possible to show my respect. But, this is a petty thing that we’re complaining about. President Bush was crippled by this kind of partisanship. I wish he would have gone to both as President Bush did in ’05, but there is only so much time in a night.

Let’s stick to holding him to task on his policies and leave behind this petty stuff.

The title of this thread should have been: “Obama Blows.” Full stop.

I have been trying to find out more about the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, I can’t even find it on the American Legion web site, nor on any of the lists of balls I have have found online. Does anyone know where the ball was located, or any other information about the ball?

TSO from the following blog attended the Salute to Heroes Ball, there’s a few informative posts but he doesn’t mention the location.


Agree, RickZ…..

Should have been “Obama Blows”