Marines give President Select Obama an icy reception in Hawaii
I guess Barack Obama might have gotten tired of hanging around his rented thirty million dollar beach house in Hawaii, so that could explain why he decided to visit the Marines at a base in Hawaii. For a guy that branded the rich as a bunch of selfish, heartless money grubbing scrooges during his campaign, he sure doesn't mind living like them now that the election is over. With times the way they are right now, what image does that give to people losing their jobs? Anyways enough about that. During the campaign, Obama didn't deem the troops in Iraq worthy of his attention when McCain asked him to visit Iraq to see the progress on the ground. Now all of sudden the American Idol select wants to get a photo op with the troops in the same state that he is vacationing in,how nice. The media of course licked it up like gravy on a plate, but some people including the marines saw through Obama like transparent tape. When the "American Idol" select elect Obama stopped by to visit the troops on Christmas day, they barely paid attention to him. This paragraph from the ABC news says it all.
"As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up".
Even with George Bush being a huge disappointment and an approval rating hovering around 30%, He has always been popular among the troops and has earned their respect. This is the statement from the New York Times last year reporting on Bush's visit to Iraq.
"Mr. Bush told a gathering of American troops, who responded with a rousing cheer. “
I can understand why the troops are not so hot on Obama like the rest of the Obamatrons in America and in the media. It was Obama that accused the troops of "air raiding villages and killing civilians". Wow, that's something for the troops to look up to in their "Commander in Chef" isn't it? Also why would the troops support a President that wants to prevent them from being the most equipped fighting force in the world.
Obama said on the campaign trail that he wanted to earn the respect of the military. Frankly I can't see why they would or should give Obama any respect at all. Maybe he will order the soldiers to "change" their views of him. I have an idea that may help Mr. Obama. Maybe he can get that guy he was "friendly" with while growing up in Chicago to have a talk with the troops. It shouldn't matter that his "associate" was apart of a domestic terrorist organization that bombed the nerve center of the military being the"Pentagon" right?