President’s photo ops

Nov 11, 2013


Since Commander in Chief Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns 365 days ago during last year’s Veteran Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. he has honored the following groups at the White House.

Jan. 28 — The 2012 NBA Champs, Miami Heat. King James takes his talents from South Beach to the South Lawn while President Obama sings “Hail to the LeBron”.

April 15 — 2013 NCCA Football Champs, Alabama. Ohio State had a better record than Alabama last year and judging by the sanctions levied on them, better tattoos.

April 16 — 2012 NASCAR Champ, Brad Keselowski. Vroom! From the “Oval Track” to the “Oval Office.” Yikes! Just what we need, two people in the White House who continually keep turning left.

June 5 — 2013 Super Bowl Champs, Baltimore Ravens, 17 years removed from being removed out of Cleveland.

July 11 — 1963 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champs, Loyola of Chicago. Could this team beat the Cavs? Yes! But it would be a close game. After all, most of the Loyola players are in their 70s.

July 23 — 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champs, Louisville. If Mitt Romney really wanted to get to the White House he should’ve coached the Cardinals.

July 29 — 2012 World Series Champ, San Francisco. To explain this to Cleveland fans, a World Series Championship means your team was the best that year.

July 31 — 2013 NCAA Woman’s Basketball Champs, Connecticut. Pay to play. Except in this case Connecticut paid them, with scholarships.

Aug. 21— 1972 Super Bowl Champs, Miami. During the 1972 season they won more games, 17, than the Browns have had combined going back four seasons from this point.

Nov. 4 — 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Champs, Chicago. Disney’s next big show: “Barack on Ice”.

Since Commander in Chief Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns 365 days ago during last year’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., here are the following groups he has not honored at the White House with the same meet and greet South Lawn photo ops given to the above mention groups.

Army Veterans.

Air Force Veterans.

Coast Guard Veterans.

Marine Veterans.

National Guard Veterans.

Navy Veterans.

With 21.2 million veterans to choose from, many who are members of numerous veteran organizations, I have to wonder why President Obama, as Commander in Chief, does not give our veterans the same type of recognition that he affords to members of the entertainment world’s number one industry, sports.

Granted, ever since President Lincoln was photographed by Matthew Brady, U.S. Presidents have all done their fair share of sharing their sport celebrity worship with the nation by extending White House invitations to athletes who have won championships in their respective sports.

Which explains why the only Cleveland pictures in the White House archives are black and white photographs of numbers 22 and 24.

President Grover Cleveland.

With President Obama presently the Commander in Chief of the longest military operation in U.S. history, an operation of war maneuvers where there are now more veterans than soldiers from that operation, it is definitely time for him to pay the same respect he shells out for the athletes he invites to the White House.

Perhaps to better relate to our Veterans in the USA, Commander in Chief Obama should attend today’s 11 a.m. Veterans Day service at the First Presbyterian Church, 265 Jackson St., Sandusky.

Don’t worry about this being a last-minute invitation because I’m sure the National Security Agency informed the President of every item in this column when I emailed it to the Sandusky Register.

Anyway, the NSA could tell President Obama this annual event with perennial Master of Ceremonies Dr. John Waslik, who is also this year’s guest speaker, which includes inspirational military tunes preformed by the Vacationland Band and concludes a block away in the City of Sandusky’s Erie County Veterans Memorial Park where the last refrains of Taps does not end our salute to America’s Veterans.

It continues our salute.

The NSA could confirm that this is the perfect photo op Commander in Chief Obama needs to witness in order to inspire him enough to realize that immediately after whatever champion from the wide, wide world of sports that he invites to the White House to recognize.

He could then recognize our Championship Veterans from AMVETS, the American Legion, the VFW, the Wounded Warrior Project and the many other organizations that our Veterans support to support each other.

If Commander in Chief Obama would do this, he would then understand it would be more than just a photo op.

It would be a memory op.



Hello Chuck Hoefert.

Sounds like a nice German name.

I wanted you to know that I follow and read your commentary.

Is your photo recent?

You would make a good Santa Claus for the local children.

BTW, you appear to have above average IQ from what I have read so far.


Chuck, thank you first off for your info, this is no surprise that we have one of the most un-American presidents in the history of The United States. He does not do anything to honor not only our men and women in the military, he is slowly but surely taking away our constitutional rights as Americans. If more people during the past 2 elections would of wised up to this smooth talking snake oil salesman we wouldn't be in the trouble as a country we are now in.


What an odd comment, considering Obama just today gave a speech at Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, giving honor to our veterans. The Patriot Act is the biggst assault on the Constitution over the past 10-15 years, and it was introduced by a conservative President. I thank Obama for helping to get America out of the Bush Recession. And by the way, it's "would've", as in "would have", not "would of".


Didn't President Obama extend the Patriot Act and introduce the NDAA? Yes, my President honored our veterans today, but he took Bush's Patriot Act and put it on steroids with the NDAA. When you people quit the partisan bickering and realize that it doesn't matter who is office, they all bow to the same masters. As soon as you all realize that both parties consider the Constitution and outdated document, then sooner you will be able to vote in centrist candidates that represent all of us, not just some of us.

The Big Dog's back

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Exactly. Ever notice that they always label anyone who isn't a far right Republican an anti-American, communist or Nazi? The defining characteristic of TeaParty folks is that they profess to love America, yet hate a majority of Americans.


You both are racists and idiots, I'm not sure which one exceeds the other.


Re: "Ever notice that they always label anyone who isn't a far right Republican an anti-American, communist"

The early 20th Century American Progressives understood that they were Fabian Socialists.

Why has this FACT escaped you?

Both communism AND Nazism are kindred socio-economic philosophies and have their origins in Marxism.

Socialists, Eugene Debs and Norman Thomas would feel very much at home in today's Democratic Party.














Hello Chuck , your articles suck.


libtards make attacks on the person but can't refute the FACTS. And of course its someone else's fault. The facts also reveal 65% of Americans believe Obama is a failure, which puts them in a difficult position since it wasn't Fox but USA Today that reported it.

Darwin's choice

Right on Chuck! The leader from the rear has shown his true color(s) yet again,as evidenced by the reply of the cheerleaders above. Defer, deflect, deny, it's all they've got. Obama is the worst President ever, still the sucklings will follow doing whatever he tells them.....

Darwin's choice

Coasterfan, big dog, and shizzle, here's your leaders firsts.....
President Barack Hussein Obama is known for being the first African-American president of the United States. While this is empowering to the American People, and it is about time we stopped voting for the color of skin, President Obama also leads in a vast amount of other “firsts” that are not so pleasing to anyone. They are enough to have even Martin Luther roll over in his grave. It is sad when the “First Black President” may be overshadowed by his other firsts to the point we scream.

This is a short list provided by research by a Facebook page named Virginia Revolution and a man named Dan Asmussen. It is a well comprised list and every one of these things can be verified.

Get ready to get sick:

• First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States government

• First President to violate Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution by sitting as Chairman of the UN Security Counsel (a foreign post)

• First President to violate the Logan Act by sending his Secretary of Defense to attend the Bilderberg meeting

• First President to orchestrate the sale of murder weapons to Mexican drug cartels

• First President to issue unlawful “Recess-Appointments” over a long weekend — while the U.S. Senate remained in session (against the advice of his own Justice Department)

• First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

• First president to intentionally disable credit card security measures in order to allow over-the-limit donations, foreign contributions and other illegal fund-raising measures.

• First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the ‘Health Care Reform’ Law

• First President to halt deportations of illegal aliens and grant them work permits, a form of stealth amnesty roughly equivalent to “The DREAM Act”, which could not pass Congress

• First President to sign a law requiring all Americans to purchase a product from a third party

• First President to spend a Trillion dollars on ‘Shovel-Ready’ jobs — and later admit there was no such thing as Shovel-Ready jobs

• First President to sue states for requiring valid IDs to vote, even though the same administration requires valid IDs to travel by air

• First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters

• First President to sign into law a bill that permits the government to “hold anyone suspected of being associated with terrorism indefinitely, without any form of due process. No indictment. No judge or jury. No evidence. No trial. Just an indefinite jail sentence.”

• First President to bypass Congress and implement the DREAM Act through Executive Fiat

• First President to threaten insurance companies after they publicly spoke out on how Obamacare helped cause their rate increases

• First President to openly defy a Congressional Order not to share sensitive nuclear defense secrets with the Russian Government

• First President to threaten an auto company (Ford) after it publicly mocked bailouts of GM and Chrysler

• First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man into space

• First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places

• First President to have a law signed by an ‘Auto-pen’ without being “Present”

• First President to send $200 million to a terrorist organization (Hamas) after Congress had explicitly frozen the money for fear it would fund attacks against civilians

• First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it (Defense of Marriage Act)

• First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which State they are allowed to locate a factory

• First President to file lawsuits against the States he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, TX, etc.)

• First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago

• First President to fire an Inspector General of Americorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case

• First President to propose an Executive Order demanding companies disclose their political contributions to bid on government contracts

• First President to preside over America’s loss of its status as the world’s largest economy

• First President to allow Mexican police to conduct law enforcement activities on American soil

• First president to propose budgets so unreasonable that not a single representative from either party would cast a vote in favor (“Senate unanimously rejected President Obama’s budget last year in 0-97 vote”, Politico, “House Votes 414-0 to Reject Obama’s Budget Plan”)

• First President to play golf 90 or more times in his first three years in office

• First President to authorize the use of surveillance/attack drones on American citizens

• First President to authorize the use of deadly force against American citizens with no proof of wrongdoing, no criminal evidence, and no due process

• First President to violate the War Powers Act (Unilaterally executing American military operations in Libya without informing Congress in the required time period)

• First President to triple the number of warrant-less wiretaps of U.S. Citizens

• First President to refuse to tell the public what he did for eight (8) hours after being informed that a U.S. Ambassador was facing imminent death during a terror attack

• First President to lie about the reason for an Ambassador’s death, blaming it on an Internet Video rather than what he knew to be the case: the Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar al-Sharia

• First President to have an innocent filmmaker thrown in jail after lying about the cause for a deadly attack on U.S. Diplomats, using the filmmaker as a scapegoat

• First President to use the IRS to “Unfairly Target Political Enemies” as well as Jewish groups

• First President to unlawfully seize telephone records of more than 100 reporters to intimidate and/or bully them

• First President to witness a single cabinet Secretary commit multiple Hatch Act violations without acting, speaking out, disciplining or firing that person

• First President to have his Attorney General held in criminal contempt of Congress for his efforts to cover up Operation Fast and Furious, that killed over 300 individuals

• First President to claim Executive Privilege to shield a sitting Attorney General from a Contempt of Congress finding for perjury and withholding evidence from lawful subpoenas

• First President to sue States for enforcing voter ID requirements, which were previously ruled legal by the U.S. Supreme Court

• First President to increase surveillance of American Citizens under the Patriot Act by 1,000 percent in four years

• First President to demand a company hand over $20 Billion to one of his political appointees (BP Oil Spill Relief Fund)

• First President to publicly announce an enemies list (consisting of his opponents campaign contributors; and to use the instrumentality of government to punish those on the list)

• First President to attempt to block legally-required 60-day layoff notices by Government contractors due to his own cuts to defense spending — because the notices would occur before the election

• First President to send 80 percent of a $16 billion program (green energy) to his campaign bundlers and contributors, leaving only 20% to those who did not contribute

• First President to issue an Executive Order implementing a “Racial Justice System”, a system that tries to achieve “racially equivalent outcomes” for crimes

• First President to leak confidential IRS tax records to groups aligned politically with him for partisan advantage

• First President to use the EPA to punish political enemies and reward political allies

• First President to send millions in taxpayer dollars to his wife’s former employer

• First President to have his administration fund an organization tied to the cop-killing terrorist group, the Weather Underground

• First President to move America past the dependency tipping point, in which 51% of households now pay no income taxes

• First President to increase Food Stamp spending by more than 100% in less than four years

• First President whose economic policies have the number of Americans on disability exceed the population of New York

• First President to sue states for enforcing immigration laws passed by Congress

• First President to redistribute $26.5 billion of the taxpayers’ funds to his union supporters in the UAW

• First President to endanger the stability of the electric grid by shutting down hundreds of Coal-Fired plants without adequate replacement technologies

• First President to have his EPA repudiated by a Federal Judge for “Overstepping Its Powers” when they attempted to shut down coal operations in Appalachia

• First President to lie repeatedly to the American people about the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three other diplomatic personnel for purely political reasons, rewriting a “Talking Points” Memo no fewer than a dozen times to avoid referencing a pre-planned terror attack

• First President to Leak Highly Classified Military and Intelligence Secrets to Hollywood In Order to Promote a Movie That Could Help His Reelection Campaign

• First President to Insert Himself into White House biographies of past Presidents

• First President to Golf 122 or More Times in His First Four-and-a-half Years in Office

• First President to be born in a foreign country (Kenya)

• First President to fraudulently obtain and use the social security number of a dead person

• First President to add more to the National Debt than ALL the previous President’s before him~Virginia Revolution

Any number of these are enough to get him impeached. There are more that they could have added to this list like the first to say Hamas deserves a state, but the list is long enough. Kind of makes you wonder what the hold up is.

Dr. Information

Liberals…first to name call….first to run and hide.


IMO, the MAJOR issue with Mr. Obama:

He likes playing Pres., he just doesn't like the actual work that comes with the job.

Candidate Biden warned us:

"The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the- job training."


Why don't some of you wannabe Presidents run for office since you have all the answers?


Re: "wannabe Presidents run for office since you have all the answers?"

You want a know-it-all dictator, not a man/woman who believes in a “government of the people, by the people, for the people."

Personally, I've got nothin' against socialists.

I just wish they'd go somewhere else and tax, borrow, print and spend themselves into oblivion and leave those of us who cherish individual freedom and personal responsiblity the "F" alone.

If the "rollout" of ACA doesn't demonstrate that centralized one party planning is a major cluster (bleep), then you're obviously a true believer.

"The True Believer":

Dr. Information

Amen Contango. I read on here once that Obama is nothing more than a wanna be celeb dressed up in Presidents clothing. Scary, but its true.


Gotta think that Grandma and Grandpa spoiled the crap outa the poor little boy who was abandoned by his mother and father.

His narcissism and thin-skinned nature IMO, helps to demonstrate this.


The warnings of societal sclerosis and bureaucratic incompetency as illustrated in the likes of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Road to Serfdom" are gradually coming to fruition.

The fearful want and need a "strong man" to guide their daily lives.

"The Road to Serfdom" (in cartoon form):


"The Road to Serfdom" (in cartoon form):

That will certainly appeal to those who normally get their news and information from the Comedy Channel... but they still need to read along, it should be narrated so most of them can follow along.


They'd also have to interpolate.

Not to worry; they 'sincerely' believe: It can't happen here.

The Big Dog's back

dr. misinfo, that was Raygun.


Update on the Obamacare disaster. Nov 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare reform has reached only about 3 percent of its enrollment target for 2014 in 12 U.S. states where new online health insurance marketplaces are mostly working smoothly, a report released on Monday said.

Update on the Obamacare disaster. States with functioning exchanges have signed up 49,100 people compared with the 1.4 million people expected to be enrolled for 2014, according to the report by healthcare research and consultancy firm Avalere Health. Deadline ends March 31st 2014. Right now this administration is facing a NET LOSS of individuals on insurance. Obamacare is doing the exact opposite of its initial intentions.


Re: "signed up 49,100 people"

Question: What are the demographics?

What percentage are Medicaid?

What are the percentages based on age?

What are the percentages based on health?

Pterocarya frax...

Medicaid eligible can not sign up on the exchange.


"The website,, is primarily seen as a place to buy private insurance with federal subsidies, but it is also a gateway to Medicaid,"


To all you Obama haters :

If there was a presidential election today , who would you vote for ?

Darwin's choice

You would be a better choice than who's there now.......


Bad answer - give me YOUR pick, if you have the guts.


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Re: "If there was a presidential election today"

A ridiculous hypothetical.

Regardless, with Pres. Obama’s approval numbers sliding and his disapproval numbers climbing, within his remaining three yrs. he easily can become known as one of the worst presidents in U.S. History.


Who would you choose right now to take over Obama?


[ crickets ]


"If there was a presidential election today , who would you vote for ?"

Congrats, you just won the dumbest question of the month award


Why is it dumb ?

Maybe you don't understand the question?

Who in the pool of Repubtards , Teatards , Libertarians , would you vote for ?
Or to make it easier to understand--who would you pick to take Obama's place right now?

I hope that made it easier for you .


Why is it dumb ?

Because it isn't reality. You're trying to equate real life politics to fantasy football.


"Presidential Approval Ratings -- Barack Obama"


Dodge ,deflect, defer.

Who would you choose right now to take over Obama?


Give me YOUR pick, if you have the guts.


{ crickets }


Seems like Obama only likes to bring celebs and stars to the White house. Supporting more than ever that he is nothing more than a wanna be celeb.


The Huffington Post is known by many to be a liberal left-wing news media.
"Obama's Approval Rating Drops To Lowest Point Ever"
(Updated: 11/12/2013 5:51 pm EST)
"Bill Clinton: Health Care Law Should Be Changed To Allow People To Keep Their Plans"
(Updated: 11/12/2013 3:33 pm EST)
"Joe Biden Had Nothing Nice To Say About Obama At Virginia Rally"
(Updated: 11/05/2013 11:25 am EST)


Prescott Bush/T-4 program. Naw....lets forget that, along with Lew Wasserman. Thankfully social security got an increase.

red white and blue

Dawin ^^ I couldn't agree more with your comment and 4 shizzle ..never mind it's to easy.