Obama attacks US gun owners instead of TERRORISTS

After Orlando Terror Attack, Obama and Democrats Choose to Go After Gun Rights Instead of ISIS

We know many of you have been following the news since our first email and you probably already know that the death count in the horrible Orlando shooting has risen to 49 after initial news reports said 20.

We also now know the killer’s name, Omar Mateen, and we know without a shadow of a doubt that he was a Muslim extremist who pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Why then does our President not want to talk about terrorism or Islamic extremism? In his speeches after the attack Obama completely ignored the killer’s religious motivations and attacked gun rights.This is not the first time Obama has refused to recognize the Islamic extremist roots at the heart of killings. After San Bernardino and Paris as well, Obama refused to label the enemy as an Islamic extremist.

He did not promise to track down any connections the shooter may have had to extremist Imams or ISIS collaborators. He did not promise any retaliatory air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq or Syria (as French President Francois Hollande did after the Paris terror attack).

Instead immediately shifted the conversation to the sovereign 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens. He’s now calling for bans on some guns that he calls “assault weapons” and a ban on citizens who come up on the no-fly list.

In France they have the strictest gun laws. Did that stop the terrorists from getting weapons and killing innocent men, women and children? The problem is Islamic terrorist who are against western democracy and tolerance. This is an attack on our way of life; it is not a problem that will be solved with more gun laws that hamper loyal American citizens.

President Obama has such a severe lack of proper priorities. He is willfully ignoring the threat of Islamic terror and playing politics with gun control while putting Americans at risk by trying to be politically correct instead of more determined to wipe out Islamic extremism.

June 15, 2016

by Marc. A. Theissen

According to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, who spent hours interviewing Obama about his foreign policy doctrine, the president “has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates” and “frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do.”

That’s right, our commander in chief sees the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando as akin to a slip in the tub.

In his 2016 State of the Union address, Obama blithely dismissed the Islamic State as “fighters on the back of pickup trucks” who he said, in typical strawman fashion, “do not threaten our national existence.” In a 2015 BBC interview, he said , “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100.” In other words, no big deal.

We are trying to do our part by supporting the troops. We send care packages, we try to bring our troops overseas some comfort and show that Americans back home support them. Right now we’re desperately trying to raise money for our Troopathon Summer care package effort. This attack comes at a time when we don’t want to take our eye off the ball and distract from the effort currently underway, please help us make a donation to keep Troopathon on track so that we do not lose sight of our goal.

We hope you will continue to help us raise money to support our troops on the front lines and keep sending care packages.
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Last Day to Reach our Goal and We’re VERY Close!

We’re extremely close to reaching our goal but our deadline is today! It looks as though we may come just shy or reaching our goal unless some generous donors step up TODAY!

So far, our donors have contributed a little over $18,000 towards our Phase One goal of $20,000 which we need to reach TODAY.

Every little bit helps, can’t you donate even just $24.99? That’s all it takes to help a soldier, airman, marine or sailor overseas and it’s tax-deductible!

Imagine having to be away from your family for 6-12 months, missing birthdays, holidays or other important life events. These troops are still in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq where they’re fighting the Taliban and training Iraq to fight ISIS. The weather in those countries is a scorching 100-110 degrees during the days when our troops are carrying packs averaging 60 pounds of gear.

As tough as we you may have it, our troops have a much harder job and they take it in stride…don’t they deserve a token of our appreciation and support?

So far we’ve raised about $18,000 towards our $20,000 goal.
OUR DEADLINE IS TODAY
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION NOW
Our troops are counting on us!

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Honor Our Troops Memorial Day

BY SUPPORTING OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN!

Happy Memorial Day.

Today we remember the millions of Americans throughout history who have sacrificed their lives to fight for freedom, liberty and the American way. Whether it was in World War II, or Afghanistan, we must never forget to honor those who fell in the line of duty to protect us back home.

With summer slowly creeping in, many use this three-day weekend as an opportunity to enjoy the luxuries that surround us. Are you participating in a Memorial Day parade or ceremony? Maybe you are gathering with friends and family for a day at the beach or making hamburgers on the grill.

The warm sun and extra time away from work could make it easy to forget what this day represents. Since the creation of our great nation, men and women have laid down their lives in order to protect us – for that we should be forever indebted. We can’t forget that Memorial Day is about honoring those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We have over 18,000 troops serving in Iraq (5,000) Afghanistan (13,000) and Syria (500), waiting for care packages from home to remind them  of what they’re fighting for and why they are making such enormous sacrifices.

The deployment of a family member or friend is a trying time for anyone – they will often tell you that one have the happiest days of their life is when their soldier walks through the airport doors, returning from a long deployment abroad. It is usually a deeply emotional reunion in which the unspoken sacrifices that have been made are released. Memorial Day honors those soldiers that were unable to experience that reunion – the fallen heroes that sacrificed everything in defense of our nation.

On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden and his extremists organization, Al Qaeda, woke a sleeping giant. For the past decade American soldiers, under the orders of their superiors, have taken the fight to the doorstep of the enemy – they have taken the threat away from civilians and put themselves at an increased danger.Today, this Memorial Day, help us thank those troops that are still fighting the battle against Islamic Extremism in Afghanistan.

Now, more than ever, our troops need to see your support. They need to know that though they may be half a world away, they have an entire country behind them.Whether you spend this weekend doing yard work, watching the big game on TV, spending time with family, or bar-b-qin’, don’t forgot to appreciate what this weekend really is about. America is the greatest nation in the entire world, made possible by the bravest soldiers in the world – soldiers that are willing to put their life on the line in order to defend this country.

Make sure to take some time and honor the sacrifice of these heroes. CLICK HERE TO SEND A CARE PACKAGE to the troops who are still in harm’s way – the ones who are carrying on where their fellow troops left off.


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We’ve Upped Our Goal Thanks to Your Support

Last week we raised our first $5,000 for this year’s Troopathon campaign! The goal of Troopathon is simple: Send care packages to our troops, as many as we can get sponsored in a single 6-hour show.

In our first year (2008) our inaugural program brought in over $1.5 million for care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the single largest shipment of care packages ever recorded. Over the past five years, our innovative webcasts have raised over $3.6 Million for our troops.

Since our organization began sending care packages in 2006, we’ve sent over 366 TONS of high quality beef jerky, Gatorade, cookies, gourmet coffee, and other great snacks and personal care items to our troops. But that’s just the beginning!

What makes Troopathon such a success, and an exciting event for our troops and our supporters, is the star power we bring out! In our Troopathons we’ve been proud to have welcomed such participants as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Laura Ingraham, Jon Voight, John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting, Oliver North, Dick & Liz Cheney, Dr. David Horowitz, Carrie Prejean and many, many more!

So far we’ve raised about $5,450 towards our new $10,000 goal …please help us reach our first $10,000 goal by the end of this week! Our troops are counting on us!

You can also help by posting to your Twitter or Facebook and emailing this Troopathon information to your friends and family who are troop supporters!

Video Made with Military Working Dog Handlers at Travis AFB!

Last week MAF staffers had a rare opportunity to visit and talk with some actual military working dog teams today at California’s Travis Air Force Base. Communications Director Danny Gonzalez and Outreach Director Scott Raab spent the day taking a tour of the base kennels and training facilities where troops learn how to control and care for these highly trained k9 troops.

We’ve got a great 4-minute video that we shot last week during our visit to Travis AFB. Check it out and meet K9 soldier HUBA, a 4 year old German Shepherd:

MAF honors our four-legged troops with our K9 Care Package program, which we introduced in 2011 when we saw the importance of military dogs serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our K9 care package program remains strong and continues to grow!

These special K9 care packs include special items for a military working dog as well as food and personal care items for the dog handler, just like regular troop care packages.

The dog items are take center stage, with chew toys, dog treats, and protective “DOGGLES” K9 eye-protection.

We hope you will keep our military dogs in your thoughts and send a care package for them along with the rest of our brave troops on the front lines.

CLICK HERE TO SEND A CARE PACKAGE FOR OUR FOUR-LEGGED HEROES

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MAF Visits Military Dog Teams at Travis AFB

As you know, military working dogs are a very important part of the wide spectrum of operations of our military forces. Dogs have been used in a military and peacekeeping role since ancient times and our troops today continue the tradition of man’s best friend on the battlefield.

MAF honors our four-legged troops with our K9 Care Package program, which we introduced in 2011 when we saw the importance of military dogs serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our K9 care package program remains strong and continues to grow!

These special K9 care packs include special items for a military working dog as well as food and personal care items for the dog handler, just like regular troop care packages.

The dog items are take center stage, with chew toys, dog treats, and protective “DOGGLES” K9 eye-protection.

We hope you will keep our military dogs in your thoughts and send a care package for them along with the rest of our brave troops on the front lines.

MAF staffers had a rare opportunity to visit and talk with some actual military working dog teams today at California’s Travis Air Force Base. Communications Director Danny Gonzalez and Outreach Director Scott Raab spent the day taking a tour of the base kennels and training facilities where troops learn how to control and care for these highly trained k9 troops.

Here are some great pictures of our visit with the military dogs at Travis AFB today:


We also took advantage of the opportunity to learn a lot about the military’s working dog programs, and how they are used in the war on terror.We learned some interesting facts: For example, did you know that not all military dogs are big tough breeds like the iconic German Shepherds or Belgian Malinois?

In fact, the military utilizes several small breeds like Jack Russell Terriers to sniff out contraband or hazardous materials on cramped submarines and other sea-going vessels.

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Troopathon…What it’s all about

Troopathon 9 “Care Packages for Our Heroes”


Troopathon is a month-long fundraising event held by Move America Forward to send care packages to the troops overseas for the Summer. Our goal is to send care packages to every deployed serviceman or woman overseas fighting the War on Terror.

After the month-long drive, Troopathon culminates in an 6-hour live broadcast that takes the form of an interview show with dozens of pro-troop celebrity guests. This year’s broadcast will go live from Move America Forward’s headquarters and operations center in Sacramento, CA.


Some Useful Facts About Troopathon:

star_ico_red Troopathon is a non-partisan non-political effort. We work with celebrities from Hollywood, television, the music industry, sports heroes and athletes, bloggers, journalists, radio personalities, academics, experts in the field, and elected officials to bring together a wide variety of guests to support our troops.

star_ico_red Past Troopathon events have raised over $4.5 million for our troops. Last year, Troopathon 8 raised over $349,000 but we’d like to beat that total this year!

star_ico_red Last year’s Troopathon was hosted by Melanie Morgan who continues to be a voice for our troops through her career behind the microphone at KSRO radio in Santa Rosa. She was joined by TV news anchor and correspondent Rita Cosby, as co-host. Until his sad passing, Andrew Breitbart was a close member of the Troopathon family and co-hosted every year!

star_ico_red Past Troopathons have included an amazing array of guests from every type of industry. Some of our notable past guests have included:

Past & Current Navy SEALs
Michelle Malkin
Laura Ingraham
Lars Larson
Mark Levin
Andrea Shea King
Ann Coulter
Sean Hannity
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Tammy Bruce
Sarah Palin
Charlie Daniels
John Ratzenberger
Kelsey Gramer
Gary Sinise
Jon Voight
Kevin Farley
John Ondrasik
Gavin DeGraw
Curtis Sliwa
Rush Limbaugh
Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski
Greg Gutfield
Monica Crowley
Gerald McRaney
Buzz Aldrin
Robert Davi
Pat Sajak
Wayne Newton
Ambassador John Bolton
Dennis Miller
Many More!

star_ico_red Care Packages sponsored through Troopathon are the easiest way to donate to the troops. No running to the store, no confusing customs forms and postal regulations. Simply donate with your credit card and MAF’s team of dedicated volunteers will send the care packages on your behalf. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible!

star_ico_red Each care package includes a special note written by each donor expressing their appreciation for the sacrifice our troops make. Packages can be sponsored for as low as $25 for a single serviceman, up to $1,000 for a Corps Pack which will serve up to 60 soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen.

star_ico_red We are proud of the success we’ve had in fighting to make America an even greater nation. Unlike those who constantly criticize our great nation and our military men and women, we see a future where freedom and liberty create endless opportunities for Americans and our friends and allies in a more secure world.

We have over 18,000 troops serving in Iraq & Afghanistan, waiting for care packages from home to remind them of what they’re fighting for and why they are making such enormous sacrifices.

We continue to support the mission of US troops in Iraq who are helping the Iraqis get trained and equipped to take on ISIS. Make sure to take some time and honor the sacrifice of these heroes.CLICK HERE TO SEND A CARE PACKAGE to the troops who are still in harm’s way – the ones who are carrying on where their fellow troops left off.

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