The Audacity of Barack Obama -- now that would have been a more appropriate title for the president's 2006 book.
During a speech Monday at the Disabled American Veterans conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Obama made one of his most eye-brow-raising statements yet. In an attempt to smear Donald Trump as somehow anti-military (when Trump in fact scores the highest approval rating of any candidate -- primary or general election -- among military service members), the president said:
"As commander-in-chief, I’m pretty tired of some folks trash-talking America’s military and troops."
"No one has given more for our freedom and our security than our Gold Star families," Obama told the group as if they didn't already know that.
"Our Gold Star families have made a sacrifice that most of us cannot even begin to imagine. We have to do whatever we can for those families and honor them and be humbled by them." Obama went on to say how he and his wife Michelle routinely "grieve" for fallen solders and their family members.
It is one thing for a politician to lie. It's another thing to lie so blatantly to the one group of Americans who deserve our reverence, and whose intelligence should not be insulted so shamelessly. After all, military members and families have seen through Obama since day one, and the proof is in the pudding. A Military Times poll conducted last year noted that only 15 percent of active-duty service members approve of the President.
No amount of bald-faced lies or cheap political tricks will dupe our military into believing that the president and Democrats in general have the military's best interests at heart.