How to Turn a Memorial Day Address Into a Campaign Speech in One Sentence

He just can’t help himself:

“For the first time in nine years, Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq,” Obama said. “We are winding down the war in Afghanistan and our troops will continue to come home. After a decade under the dark cloud of war, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. Especially for those who’ve lost a loved one, this chapter will remain open long after the guns have fallen silent.”

Full transcript here.

On the topic of veterans, the latest Gallup poll found that vets favor Romney over Obama 58 percent to 34 percent. This will be the first presidential election since 1944 where neither candidate has a military background.

Meanwhile, far left loons weighed in and kept it classy — none of which was unexpected. And then there’s this idiot. By the way, these aren’t Republicans. Maybe that would help explain the above poll a little bit.


This is rich. Yesterday the President said “some Americans turned their backs” on returning Vietnam soldiers. Yeah, we know.

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