Obama to address American Legion delegates

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 29, 2011 - 10:14 PM

His Tuesday visit is likely to deal with national security and high unemployment among veterans.

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justin117Aug. 30, 11 6:45 AM

Obama was never in the service, why would the American Legion want to listen to him? Did someone invite him here? Another trip on tax payor money, for what, an hour in the TC? Cut down his and his family traveling and the country would save millions, per month.

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LTCSTANAug. 30, 11 7:52 AM

Does obama ever stay in DC long enough to work? Maybe the media should track his trips but then again that won't happen since they adore him. How many pictures of obama are there of him at his desk in the oval office? Does he know where the oval office is? I guess if he keeps moving, he can't be pinned down. Shameless and those that lie for him. Where's are unbiased media?????

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hrearden57Aug. 30, 11 8:22 AM

Wasn't 0bama the antiwar candidate once? Isn't there a picture of him not putting his hand over his heart during The Star Spangled banner?

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lordhawhaw1Aug. 30, 11 8:30 AM

I'll tell you what Obama is going to do today. He is going to use his Legion speech as his excuse for fundraising. After his little speech in front of the legionaires chances are he will make one or two fundraising stops. The legion speech gives Obama a legitimate excuse to use taxpayer money to fund the padding of his campaign war chest. Don't get me wrong though, they all do it. Bush did it too in Minnesota, several times as I recall. A twenty minute speech followed by a private $5000 a plate private, invite only luncheon. That said Obama is still the Commander in Chief of the military and deserves to be heard. It should be an interesting speech because we are going to need huge cuts in our military if we are ever going to get our spending and deficit under control. Obama knows this but lets just see whether this man has the guts to say it in front of a crowd of probably mostly hawkish, strong defense military vets. Given Obama's track record so far of kicking the can down the road and placing the blame on anybody but his own administration; I reckon not.

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spendnowAug. 30, 11 8:45 AM

This is like having David Duke speak at a NAACP function. Team Obama is really smart. How about four more years????

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highlife75Aug. 30, 11 8:45 AM

So soon? Did Franken get his glasses back so Obama will recognize him? Will someone please groom Obama about the correct pronuciation of "Corpsman" since he will be in their company? Maybe they can just spell it "COORS-MAN" on the teleprompter for him?

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jackusmcAug. 30, 11 9:21 AM

In a 2008 campaign speech, Obama told us about his father serving in WWII and it would be great to hear it again today. Don't let the fact that his father would have been 9 years old when the war ended confuse his lies.

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lacarlson1Aug. 30, 11 9:47 AM

Thank you Mr. President for coming back to Minnesota and addressing a very real problem with our military. This issue involves human beings who after they serve need to lead productive and worthwhile lives. Your commitment to solving difficult issues continues to be a source of inspiration as we know at the end of the day-your job is not easy.

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takenoticeAug. 30, 1110:07 AM

Obama haters are out in force. GWB never served in the military either. But that's different for the far right.

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mackroeAug. 30, 1110:38 AM

takenotice: GW is no longer president. And people don't 'hate' obama. We just think he's an unqualified hack who is leading our country in the wrong direction. If you can call it leading at all.

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