Horrible… Obama Tells Troops That $500 Billion in Defense Cuts (That He Proposed in January) Are Not His Fault

In January of this year President Obama announced a new military strategy that will cut the Pentagon budget by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. The new strategy included $487 billion in cuts over the next decade.

Foreign Policy hawks even released ads attacking Obama on his proposed military cuts.

But yesterday Barack Obama flew all the way to Ft. Bliss Texas to tell US troops that the defense cuts were not his fault.
Not me!
Politico reported:

Obama also took a shot at congressional Republicans who have taken to blaming him for military cuts embedded in last year’s deal to raise the debt ceiling. It is Congress, not he, Obama said, that is to blame for the $500 billion in looming Defense Department cuts if Congress fails to reach a deal.

“By the way, you’ve been hearing some folks out there trying to talk about the budget and trying to scare you,” he said. “Last year Congress pledged to find a plan to reduce the deficit. And they said if they couldn’t agree there would be big cuts across the board, including Defense. But understand nobody wants these cuts. That’s why Congress threatened to force themselves to make hard decisions. Well, here’s the thing. There’s no reason those cuts should happen. Because folks in congress ought to come together and agree on a responsible plan that reduces the deficit and keeps our military strong. That’s what needs to happen.”

It’s just a shame the far left cranks in the media aren’t interested in reporting the truth. Instead, they ignore Obama’s grand speech in January proposing $500 billion in military cuts.
That’s horrible.

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  • Jim

    Too bad Oblameo! Everybody I know in the military don’t believe one word of your BS and are voting against you!

  • Major Kong

    What must it be like to be confronting a re-election campaign and have nothing but lies, division of the electorate and negativity, with which to do it? How pathetic is it that as a candidate, you have nothing you can point at with pride of accomplishment? Election of 2010 was a great dress rehearsal, election of 2012 ought to be a real barn burner.

  • Patty


    The Obamas Already Preparing for Move to Hawaii in January 2013: Hyde Park neighbors talking about Chicago house being sold soon

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas-already-preparing-for-move-to-hawaii-in-january-2013-hyde-park-neighbors-talking-about-chicago-house-being-sold-soon-63935#comments

  • Befuddled

    Our national defense will be taken care of by Russia and China.Imagine all the savings!Yes we can!

  • Multitude

    Strangely, Jay Carney is right: Obama is not an empty chair.

    You can at least count on an empty chair to not lie about almost everything. An empty chair as President would be a profound improvement on the deceitful schemer we know as Barack Obama.

  • Patty

    Obama speech to soldiers met with silence

    President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.

    His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.

    The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.

    “Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.

    The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.

    CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/31/obama-speech-to-soldiers-met-with-silence/#ixzz25EtNrOdy

    READ MUCH MORE,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Multitude

    If we actually still had journalists in this country and not Democratic Party messaging clerks, we should have had a couple of questions to this absurd claim by the Fraud-in-Chief:

    “President Obama, you say that in order to avoid the draconian, catastrophic cuts to our military, an agreement on cuts would have to occur. As anyone knows, proposed cuts are made in something called a ‘budget’. To what extent have your budgets been a part of this solution?” (Answer: It got zero votes by both parties, and would have actually bloated the government even further)

    “And how cooperative has Senator Reid of your political party been in proposing budgets so these catastrophic cuts to the military don’t occur?” (Answer: He’s proposed none in several years)

    “President Obama, if your party is unwilling to even put forward a budget, and your own White House cannot work with others to produce a budget that would actually get votes, how can you possibly claim it is other peoples fault as you’ve done with the economy, with jobs, with your foreign policy failures, with the Federal debt, and with pretty much everything else you’ve been responsible for?”

  • Patty

    Obama to sign executive order before visit to Fort Bliss

    So far this year, two Fort Bliss soldiers have committed suicide, but Gen. Pittard adds that’s a small number compared to other posts of the same size where they have three to four times as many.
    Gen. Pittard says nearly a quarter of his troops go through a suicide intervention class called ASSIST.

    Since last month, all troops at Fort Bliss are required to go to the program.

    Obama is also expected to talk about sequestration, a congressional debt reduction process that could cut $500 billion from the defense budget, which according to Pittard, could have an impact on the construction of the new William Beaumont medical center.

    The executive order reportedly will keep the budget cuts from affecting mental health services to active military and veterans.

    “Over the last 10 years, 11 years of war, it has caused a stress on our force overall, but we’re dealing with that,” said Pittard.


  • DerpHoft

    Again Hoft has trouble with reading and comprehension. From your first link…”An additional $500 billion in cuts could be coming if Congress follows through on plans for deeper reductions.” Common sense dictates that is what he is talking about. Not to mention the fact that all government spending is dictated by Congress in the first place.

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. […] Is there no other way the world may live?”
    – Eisenhower. ( oh how the Republican party has changed)

  • Patty

    When Obama takes 516 billion from the elderly to pay for Obama care, and then guts our military it stands to reason the democratic party is the party that hates the elderly and military.

    Maybe you think this is an exaggeration of sorts. But Romney and Ryan don’t. It is a sick America that could vote for Obama and now he says in his second term he will work with Congress, NOW? and think about it, if my faith in America hold true, Congress will be a majority of Republicans and Conservatives. Obama IF, a very big, IF REELECTED, has no more excuses he can’t for another 4 years ignore Congress. But truthfully, what sort of nation will be because Obama has downgraded America, 16 trillion national debt, and he has spent our children future away and other nations are embarrassed for us.

  • Patty


    Work with Congress in his second term? The man is an empty suit and will do anything to be reelected.

  • Patty


    some errors there but you all get the picture. hopefully! 😆

  • Tom in CA


    I hope you spent some valuable time composing that crock of BS since no one reading this blog other than you believes it. BTW, only got past the first line.

  • Patty

    #8 September 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    Multitude commented:

    Great comment.

  • Buffalobob

    When our whole life is based on lies and whoppers, what’s one more in the grand scheme f things?

  • spike

    Stupid basta– The whole mid. East is about to explode and he wants to cut the military!

  • Patty
  • Sarah

    Sorry, but this ad is a joke. Is anyone willing to name the enemy? Note how they skip the crucial word and go straight to “fundamentalists.” Hello? They’re Islamic fundamentalists. Geez. Is Allen West the only person in America willing to speak the truth?

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  • Granny

    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.


    No, it absolutely is NOT. The Constitution of the United States of America specifically allocates the raising of funds to support the “common defense” – that would be the military, guns, rockets and so forth – to the Federal Government.

    Not a single word in the Constitution or any of the various Amendments authorizes the Federal Government to spend a single red cent on food or clothing.

  • bobdog

    As I recall, the sequestering of Defense funds was introduced and promoted by the Democrats the last time we ran out of Liberal Spending Authority.

    So what’s Obama talking about, anyway? Like it’s not his problem? He’s the reason the government ran out of spending authority in the first place, for Pete’s sake.

    My God. This guy is slipperier than snot on a door knob.

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  • Patty

    President Barack Obama said Republican voters “often agree with me,” insisting that his “approach” at governing has been “consistent” from the start of his term.

    Obama added that he has proposed policies which “used to be embraced” by the Republican Party.

    Obama was asked, “So how are you going to talk to Republicans differently if you are reelected?”

    “Republican voters, if you ask them about my particular policy positions, often agree with me. So there’s a difference between Republicans in Washington and Republican and Republican-leaning voters around the country,” Obama said in a Parade Magazine reader question-and-answer session published on Friday.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/31/obama-republican-voters-often-agree-with-me/#ixzz25FHKTK85


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  • Patty

    Obviously preaching to the Choir. But Obama is willing to do or say anything to be reelected. Again when Rubio said, “obama wants to lead us forward” Forward to what the same. Obama must go, we all have had it with his Chicago Style politics.

    Oh, Yes, according to his administration the word Chicago is off limits. Yes, that is a fact.

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  • Babsy

    Of course it is because of one George W. Bush that we’re having all these budget problems. if he hadn’t let loose the serpent into the Garden of Eden none of this would have occurred!

  • mg4us

    Barack. . it sure is YOUR fault you INCOMPETENT, INEPT, INEXPERIENCED Loser

    When YOUR Budget is voted down in Senate 98-zero and you haven’t done one in three years, then as head of the EXECUTIVE BRANCH – – YOU FAIL

    Clint Eastwood was right, the only thing that needs to be cut is YOU from the job. . .

  • mg4us
  • mg4us

    One might attribute it to lack of leadership but it is more and worse. . it is purposeful. . . His ANTI-COLONIALISM Beliefs

    Went and Saw Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2016: Obama’s America. . . OMG very powerful and insightful. . .thought I understood Big Ears but the film opened my eyes further and exposed some pieces that now make total sense. . . and it is scary. . .

    D’souza does an excellent job linking key influences on Obama Like Frank Davis, Bill Ayers and Jerimiah Wright. . but two I never knew or heard of before. . .The Columbia pro-palestinian and islamic professor and a Radical Harvard Professor of Brazilian decent (so radical that Brazil kicked him out). They helped ingrain in him ANTI-colonialism feeling and contempt for the West.

    D’Souza does an excellent job and most of the film explaining just what this anti-colonialism thinking implies as he too grew up surrounded by it in India and what it means for America going forward with Obama in the WH. And yes, it is ANTI-WHITE MAN!

    D’Souza does not challenge where Obama was Born (takes it as a given for this film). . he focuses more on THE DREAMS FROM MY FATHER that Obama penned.

    One interesting part was the conversation with Obama’s half-brother in Kenya who wrote a book about colonialism. . . At the time of Kenya independence from the Brits, Kenya had a higher GDP than Indonesia Malaysia and Korea. . . now look at it. . . Same with South Africa. . . and Zimbabwe!

    However, the real eye opener and the root of Obama’s thinking and character was his Mom. . .
    She is the one who filled little Barry’s head with thoughts and concepts . . . and was ANTI-American!

    D’Souza highlighted from OBAMA’s own words in his book (p47 in Dreams). .
    Lolo invites Obama’s mother to attend dinner parties with American businessmen. She refuses and says, “They are not my people” (p. 47)

    Obama’s mom hated America. . .and Capitalism and her father was a Commie sympathizer and pal of Frank Davis.
    For mor about Obama and his mother’s influence, see page 52 in the following link

    So Obama in his head, when he flies over the US looks down and says

    Go see the film, , and bring a friend!

    Here is a link to set the stage by D’souza himself at C=PAC

  • ebayer

    Nothing is EVER HIS fault…EVER.

    He is a despicable human being.
    He is a person without a soul or conscience.

    Anyone who supports this freak is completely out of touch with reality.

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  • Amash

    I too saw the 2016 Obama’s America film. People applauded, blacks included, when it was over. It’s powerful. He really does hate America. That is no exaggeration.

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  • wodun

    GP is conflating two different set of cuts for the military. There were $500b in cuts that Obama enacted and there are another $500b in cuts from the debt deal. Together that is $1t in cuts over 10 years.

  • dunce

    Don’t blame me, i have not been president long enough to be responsible for anything, not even my golf swing slice. Bush, earthquakes, Eastwood, Israel, Venus in conjunction with Mars, millionaires, locusts, they are all out to get me and my chair.

  • Patty

    Nothing seems to be his fault. Spending, not his fault, Solyndras not his fault, Brian Terry not is fault, jobless rate not his fault, calling Romney a felon not his fault, National security leaks not his fault, Iran and the people begging for him to support them not his fault.

    Nothing is the Narcissist’s fault, he has big plans for America if he wins and nothing will ever be his fault, he blames and blames, Fox, Bush, Tsunami, Rush, Catholics, Jews the list is endless. Oh, and the Cambridge Police, and remember when he insulted the Supreme Court, then Roberts and then not even another word, no more blame.

    What a guy.

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  • BurmaShave

    Nothings is Obama’s fault; in his mind he is not responsible for anything.

    The most irresponsible American President ever (eclipsing Clinton).

    I can imagine his being removed from the White House in a straight jacket.

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