Monday, May 31, 2010

A sad excuse for a Commander In Chief.

Barack Obama will not be in attending the the ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery for which has been tradition for acting Presidents aka Commanders In Chiefs. Barack will be doing something more important that warrants breaking tradition  by honoring those who have giving their lives for our country. He will be on vacation in Chicago instead. I feel sorry for our soldiers that they have a man like Obama as their Commander In Chief. That alone is enough to deflate the moral of the troops. Vice President Joe Biden is suppose to be standing in for Obama at Arlington. I have nothing personal against Joe, but it isn't the same. Biden isn't the President hence he isn't the current Commander In Chief of the United States military. Barack claimed during his campaign that he was going to "earn the respect of the military". Maybe people forgot he said that. He's said so many lies, it's hard to keep track of them all. He's been more beholden to gay advocates in repealing "don't ask don't tell" then even asking those who risk their lives in wearing the uniform how they feel about the issue. Last year, Obama skipped visiting the fallen heroes laid to rest in Normandy France. Obama was afraid of "offending Germany and Britain". So as you all can see, Obama's snub of the fallen at Arlington isn't an "isolated" incident. It is a disturbing trend. Obama will be coming back from his vacation to honor Paul McCartney at a concert at the White House however. The old saying about respect is that it is "earned" and not "given". Can it really be said that Barack Obama has "earned" the respect of the military by his actions?

9 Comments:

Blogger DarkStar said...

There are documented cases of other Presidents not going to Arlington on Memorial Day. That includes Bush.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Mr. Tent Trash said...

Totally Agree. Obama is a disrespectful punk for not going. In the 2010 campaign somebody better call him out for this and ask him point blank: "was your vacation more important than honoring our war dead?"

11:22 PM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

Darkstar "There are documented cases of other Presidents not going to Arlington on Memorial Day. That includes Bush."

Dick Cheney spoke at at Veterans Day ceremony President George W. Bush observed the holiday in Texas. Is that what you are referring too Darkstar? There is a noticeable difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Herbert Walker Bush didn't attend the Memorial Day cermony in 1992. He observed it at his vacation spot of Kennebunkport Maine. I disagree with him doing so.Back in 1983, a Defense Department official laid the Memorial Day wreath at Arlington when Ronald Reagan was at a G-7 Summit meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. Reagan of course couldn't reschedule an event like the G-7 summit. When Reagan missed going to Arlington, it was because of official Presidential business. Obama and Bush 41 were on vacation and there was no excuse. Now which leaves us to George W Bush, and he only missed on Memorial Day at Arlington in favor of paying respect to the falling soldiers in Normandy during a D-Day ceremony. Correct me if I am wrong Darkstar.

Mr. Tent Trash "Totally Agree. Obama is a disrespectful punk for not going. In the 2010 campaign somebody better call him out for this and ask him point blank: "was your vacation more important than honoring our war dead?"

The left wants to make the lame cop out excuse that Obama attended the ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. So it should be just as good as if he attended Arlington. My question is what if the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery wasn't in Chicago where Obama was vacationing, would he have come to Arlington for the Memorial Day ceremony or would he just have vacationed right through Monday? The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery was just convenient for him to access
during vacation.

12:16 AM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB;"Herbert Walker Bush didn't attend the Memorial Day cermony in 1992. He observed it at his vacation spot of Kennebunkport Maine".

Really....? Is that the only one he missed Tyrone?

What would you say about a past president who "never" attended a memorial day service while in office? Would "that alone be enough to deflate the moral of the troops."

What about a two term president who only attended four times?? Is that a "sad excuse for a Commander In Chief?"

9:51 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

p allen "
Really....? Is that the only one he missed Tyrone?"

To my knowledge allen, that was the only one he missed but I'm not even validating him missing one Memorial Day service at Arlington. Besides, I was never a Bush 41 fan anyways.

What would you say about a past president who "never" attended a memorial day service while in office? Would "that alone be enough to deflate the moral of the troops."

It would be wrong regardless of who the president was. How can a Commander In Chief ask give the orders for soldiers to possibly lay down their lives for a cause, yet their Commander won't even honor their act of sacrifice? I don't care if the President is a Republican or Democrat.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Sojournerlove said...

I wouldn't call him a commander-in-chief.
I believe saboteur-in-chief is a more appropriate label for the creep!
I hate how he bows down to foreign and how he sided the Mexican President when Arizona simply is wants their boundaries and laws respected!

2:50 PM  
Blogger p. anthony allen said...

CB;"It would be wrong regardless of who the president was. How can a Commander In Chief ask give the orders for soldiers to possibly lay down their lives for a cause, yet their Commander won't even honor their act of sacrifice? I don't care if the President is a Republican or Democrat".

Then your essay (every word) will apply to every other president who missed a memorial day service at Arlington Cemetery.

That would include the "disrespect" of G.H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan! G.H.W. Bush served honorably in W.W.II, and yet never attended "ONE" memorial day service at Arlington. Would you, better still, DID YOU call them both, "sad excuse's for a Commander In Chief?"

In your essay, not only did you fail to mention that other sitting presidents have missed the Arlington ceremony, you totally neglected the fact that President Obama did attended a ceremony at Lincoln National Cemetery in Ellwood, IL. Thus given the false impression that he was ignoring the holiday observance by taking a "vacation."

Yet again it appears as though you're taking marching orders from the politically conservative right-wing. Not one iota of independent thought (or research) went into that essay.

12:09 PM  
Blogger whatthewhat said...

My husband is in the military and we live on a major military installation. There are rumors going around that Obama will be visiting in the near future. I have not yet met one person here who is excited or interested in this visit. If the Obamas care at all about the troops, they have a hard time showing it. Obama's missing Arlington is a slap in the face to everyone who fought so that he could become president. It's disgusting.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obama is a actor play be president
he does t care be okay does t give a dammm
i wish i could be there i want to honner the troops even if it is with out press.

2:54 PM  

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