Stark divide is putting it lightly.
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President Obama was met with silence and tepid applause today from American veterans who undoubtably are not the natural constituency of our leftist leader.

Obama spoke at the American Legion convention on Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to the Daily Mail:

His 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House’s policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out.