Ben Johnson, The White House Watch
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….