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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2734919/Tepid-clapping-greets-unpopular-Obama-s-VA-speech-American-Legion-convention-small-group-loyalists-tried-generate-applause-him.html

Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama's VA speech at American Legion convention in his first speech to group since 2011

    President fell flat as audience of thousands responded to military pledges with anemic ovations
    Some applause lines met with awkward silence while others earned only three seconds of feeble clapping
    Crowd came to life to honor fellow veterans, not Obama
    President announced 19 'executive actions' aimed at restoring faith in failed VA system and providing better health care outcomes to war veterans
    Obama flopped with messages defending his cautious approach to battling ISIS in Iraq and Syria

By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor, MailOnline

Published: 13:38 EST, 26 August 2014 | Updated: 15:05 EST, 26 August 2014

President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion's convention-goers.

His 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House's policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out.

A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that 'a small group of Obama's admirers – and there are some here – sat near the front and tried to generate applause for him about 10 times.'

'They didn't get much pickup,' the retired lieutenant colonel said of the 'instigators' gathered at the Charlotte, North Carolina event, but 'they were persistent. You could tell when the applause was genuine and when it wasn't. It was obvious to everyone here.'

Most of the veterans sat on their hands, leaving awkward silences where White House speechwriters expected ovations.

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NBC News must be airing one of the few times the veterans applauded, because that's all I saw this evening.
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Watch: Obama Just Got Shunned By Vets During A Speech, And It Couldn’t Be More Awkward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO3QqUcsO7Y
A president whose approval rating is suffering often tries to rescue his popularity by wrapping himself in the flag
 

A president whose approval rating is suffering often tries to rescue his popularity by wrapping himself in the flag. You know, giving a rousing, stars-and-stripes speech about our American values as exemplified and protected by the armed forces…or going before a military group to generate supportive applause and good ole red, white, and blue media coverage.

Well, if that sort of ratings boost was Barack Obama’s goal in appearing before the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte, NC, not only did the president fall short of that goal…he absolutely fumbled the ball.

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/painful-watch-sorta-obamas-speech-american-legion-major-fail-even-crickets-asleep/#HJqGfEUjtMv6UtGh.99
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 06:58:15 AM by rangerrebew »
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