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    Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President
    to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years

    Submitted by Julie on January 21, 2009 - 10:13pm.
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    Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his
    inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening.
    The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear at what should have
    been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening -
    "The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball."

    The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball was begun in 1953 for President Dwight
    Eisenhower's inauguration. The event recognized recipients of the Medal of
    Honor, the nation's highest military award. There were 48 Medal of Honor
    recipients in attendance, who were undoubtedly disappointed by the new
    Commander-in-Chief's failure to show. Over the past 56 years and 14
    inaugurations, no President has skipped this event - until now.

    The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball is sponsored by the American Legion,
    and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including
    those such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of
    the Purple Heart.

    Instead of attending this ball honoring our nation's heroes, Obama was busy
    making stops at 10 other official balls. Obama and his wife's first stop was at
    the Neighborhood Ball. >From there they went to the Home State Ball for Illinois
    and Hawaii, the Commander-in-Chief Ball, the Youth Inaugural Ball, and the
    Home State Ball for Delaware and Pennsylvania. They finished off the night
    with brief appearances at the Mid-Atlantic, Western, Midwest, Eastern, and
    Southern regional Balls.

    Celebrities were a plenty at the balls, with Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Mary. J. Blige,
    Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, will.i.am, Sting, Mariah Carey, and
    Leonardo DiCaprio in attendance at the Neighborhood Ball. In addition, the other
    nine balls also featured a star-studded lineup including Kanye West and Kid Rock
    at the Youth Ball, Marc Anthony at the Western Ball, and Cheryl Crow at the Western
    Ball.

    It was the party without all of the celebrities that Obama
    skipped. The very people who he sought to have support
    him during his candidacy and campaign, who have fought
    to protect this country, were snubbed in favor of publicity
    and the opportunity to rub shoulders - yet again - with the
    out-of-touch Hollywood elite!

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    SHAME ON YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA. THESE BRAVE MEN CAME TO RESPECT YOU, YET
    YOUR BLATANT FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THEM SENDS THEM AND ALL WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO DEFEND THIS NATION, THE WRONG MESSAGE. MAKE NO EXCUSES MR. PRESIDENT - WE NOW KNOW WHERE VETERANS STAND UNDER YOUR WATCH!

    This message needs to be sent around the world 100 times and personally to President Obama on a regular basis. Will you assist in getting that done? Don't add or detract anything to or from this, and also be RESPECTFUL, no matter how you feel about it!
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    I dont do alot of political posting but this is ridiculous!!! Had to pass it along.
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    What’s really sad is that the majority of America put this clown in office!
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    That's strange, I thought the news show I was watching (briefly - "balls" aren't my thing) said he was there on Inauguration nite.??

    Anybody "Scoped" it?

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    Do we have another "loathe the military" type in office?

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    Actually I believe he did go there. They had a screen on stage and he spoke with members of a Chicago unit in Iraq and all but one were Cubs fans.

    I was wrong, that was the Commander-in-Chief ball
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    From TruthorFiction.com
    Obama Became the First President to Skip an Inaugural Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients-Truth!

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    This is my first post here and normally I don't get political however; This guy is a scumbag, from a long line of scumbag politicians. Given the opportunity he will make it impossible to be a sportsman buy the many things he has supported and proposed in the past. I did look this up and it is true. Check out this link http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/o/obamas-balls.htm or just google it. Change bla bla bla change. Looks like the same old libs trying to create more B.S. to me. As a former Marine I am outraged to hear that our president AKA The Commander and Chief of the worlds stongest military force would shrug off MOH recips, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the military, like they were not important. IMO these are the most important people to visit on that night, at least to say thank you for makeing it possible for him to become president of the greatest nation in the world, by defending the freedom that jerks like him take forgranted. He is a scumbag and when it comes out that he is a scumbag and the media is done turning him into the messiah, you can all say you herd it here first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeller3 View Post
    I am outraged to hear that our president AKA The Commander and Chief of the worlds stongest military force would shrug off winners of the CMH, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the military, like they were not important. I
    He didn't really do that. True, he did not go to the American Legion's ball--the reason given was that it is not an official ball of the PIC. However, he did invite the CMH winners to the Commander in Chief ball where he got his photo op done. So, you could argue that he is the first President since DDE to honor CMH winners in this way.

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    http://isaacs.newsvine.com/_news/200...ts-not-exactly



    Here's what happened, and the American Legion doesn't feel snubbed. Joe Biden did attend the ball.

    So, can we move this to Potus Place where it belongs?
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