Skip to comments.Obama Lowers Flags to Half Mast for CO Massacre: Ft. Hood - Not so Fast!
Posted on 07/20/2012 9:19:28 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
When 14 persons (one unborn), most of them military personnel on the base at Ft. Hood, Texas, were murdered by Islamic terrorist and U.S. Military Colonel Nidal Hasan, America's flags were not lowered to half mast until the next day. Today, by at least 2:30 pm EDT, the order came down from on high to lower our flags in a sign of mourning for the victims of today's shootings inside an Aurora Colorado movie theatre showing the much awaited Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.
In the case of Ft. Hood, Obama had to be bullied into the national gesture of mourning by Texas patriot, Anita Ross:
FYI the White House/staff had no intention of lowering the flags in fact, early Friday AM after the closet Muslim terrorist had finished his atrocity against Army warriors, the flags were raised to full staff.In the meantime, Liberal press has already erroneously reported that today's shooter, James E. Holmes was a member of a Colorado TEA Party. He wasn't. Then ABC corrected the story with no apology, and later issued an apology.
Anita burned up the phone lines in D.C. and in Texas Congressmen/women Governor Perrys office White House all heard from her as she assaulted the arrogance of the clueless bureaucrats who mostly despise our military demanding that honor be shown by lowering the flags.
She was stonewalled, ignored, shunned everywhere but in Texas.
When it became obvious that the Liar-in-Chief and his team were completely ignorant, insensitive and insipid toward the atrocity (not tragedy) at Ft. Hood Read the rest of the story at Pam Geller's
Don't misunderstand my meaning here. Flags should be lowered when the President decides they should be lowered, but his attitude toward the Ft. Hood killings continues to appall. Read my continuing ongoing reports on today's shooting here.
Background and Related:
James Holmes NOT a TEA Party member - ABCs Brian Ross Apologizes - Imbeciles!
James Holmes Facebook Page - Think I Saw it Today - Now It's Gone
The Mulato Muslim Marxist doesnt give a chit about the military, that’s why! (SPIT)
What was the ethnicity/race of the majority of the Fort Hood victims? The Colorado victims? Just asking.
Move over, Trayvon - we got us a bigger gun story to fry
When the Fort Hood massacre occurred an election was not on the immediate horizon.
Colorado Batman shooting shows obvious signs of being staged
CBA Just announced that the Colorado shooter is in Fact,
a registered Democrat and a close Friend to Eric Holder..
He also sent a Happy Birthday Card to Nancy Pelosi and thanked her for Her “good advice”....
see. How easy it is to start a LIE. this is the Goal of The Media Scum.
This is trending toward making the gesture as irrelevant as the Nobel Prize , a Pulitzer or an Oscar.
No offense taken here- I always took it to be a matter of State; a national issue of remembrance or the death of someone who gave their life or lifetime of service to the Republic.
This was a crime by a demonically possessed freak.
Obama has no sense of protocol, and is advised by clowns with no sense of service to country or loyalty thereto.
Just think.. if we lowered it every time 14 died in a Chicago shooting we’d never be able to raise it to the top.
I agree. When I looked at the etiquette behind this, there are certain holidays, Memorial Day and Veterans Day and when a President or Governor wants to do so.
Remember Christie lowering it for Whitney Houston?
I do think it should have been done for Ft. Hood.
He wasn’t in ‘campaign’ mode then, just ‘paying back his bro’s’ mode then.
This is crazy anti gun theater by Barack Obama, nothing more.
Why doesn’t the flag dip every time Chicago racks up 14 murders?
Keep your outrage next to your heart. Vote your outrage in November. Get rid of every Dem scum sucking pig!
I second that emotion.
right on track as usual
I bet he wanted to lower it for Trayvon.
It’s just his socialist “teachable moments” doncha know?
Your absolutely right, it’s “taking away the meaning.”
And we have a perfectly good and apt adjective for that: demeaning.
Lowering the American flag in the wake of a tragedy is absurd. And that’s what this terrible crime was to these victims and their families — a tragedy. No more and no less. It’s a car accident. It’s a bolt of lightning. It’s cancer.
Those who go along with lowering the flag in response to a tragedy like this have no understanding of this country or her people.
It’s disrespectful to the entire nation, but particularly those who serve this country in uniform.
Obama had to show his solidarity with Hasan. Today he had to work with Holmes in promoting gun control. One was a matter of faith and loyalty, the other a matter of politics.
I beg to differ. It’s mass murder, not a tragedy. It’s a heinous crime. With victims and aggrieved people left behind.
But it’s mass murder, not tragedy.
Didnt hear about this in the national news. Did you? 10 dead and 40 wounded in one weekend.
27 homicides in the first 3 weeks of July!!??!! Where is the outrage?? The sympathy??
Over 250 homicides in Chicago in the first 180 days of 2012!!
Dont these dead people and their families have the same right to have their deaths and misery exploited for political gain as the Batman fans of Aurora Colorado?
I was typin’ as fast as I could !!
27 killed on Chicago streets this month alone. Flags are at full staff.
Obama: "States Smates! They are nothing with out me. I am THE emperor so do as I say!"
How come Obummer doesn’t lower the flag to half-mast for the 250 folks already murdered this year in the city of Chicago? That’s 20 times more than the Colorado killings and most of the murdered in Chicago are black. Is Obummer a racist or something, refusing to honor the dead blacks in Chicago?
Absolutely! I was always taught that the flag was lowered for someone serving our country — like the military, a Congressman, senator, maybe a mayor. In the case of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, our country was attacked. This afternoon, when I came back to my hotel, I was surprised when the TV was making a big deal about the local college President (in CA) lowered the college flag. I said, “What is the point of that? The victims weren’t from CA, or from this college.” It seemed stupid and irrelevant. Then I found out that Obama had ordered it. It still seems stupid and irrelevent.
Since I’m more than 2000 miles away from home, my flag is still flying high. It will remain that way.
The purpose behind lowering the flags and keeping them lowered until Wednesday has a much more practical and helpful purpose for the Obama administration. What it does is put politics ‘on hold’ for a number of days in light of the hits Obama is taking for his true from the heart statements in Roanoke last week.
Secondly, it gives him the chance to reinvent himself once again, similar to the bump he got after the Giffords shooting in AZ in early-2011. He can claim a presidential tone, milk it and use it as another opportunity to attack the NRA and 2nd Amendment supporters. The timing couldn’t be better given the push to put us under UN treaties restricting our right to bear arms.
Thirdly, this is an opportunity for Obama to use this massacre as his own Oklahoma City, playing Clinton to the sagging democrat masses.
This massacre is the kind of opportunities liberals love to use for political gain. They are cornered, scared and looking for a way to change the subject. They will use this to the max and the lowering of the flags is just a small first step.
This is mass murder, facilitated and exacerbated by gun-free zone policies, dilution of 2A rights, civility and courtesy in society, and entertainment that values more and perverse violence as art.
It is quite literally a perfect demonstration of what happens to an unarmed society. It's just that the murderer wasn't LEO or military. These people were fish in a barrel.
So no, the flag shouldn't be lowered 'when the President decides they should be lowered'. This is a horrible act of evil but the lowering of the national standard is generally reserved for the deaths of principal figures rather than to score cheap political points at 0bama is trying to do. Some states lower their flags for combat deaths -- this is understandable and in my mind also appropriate.
You should also educate yourself on the difference between half-staff and half-mast. Flags over land fly at half-staff. Flags over water fly ay half-mast. The terms are not interchangeable.
Heh, you were listening to Mark Steyn on Rush yesterday, weren’t you?
An excellent point made...
What or who is CBA?
Where can I find what you just wrote?
“It is quite literally a perfect demonstration of what happens to an unarmed society. It’s just that the murderer wasn’t LEO or military. These people were fish in a barrel.”
Thanks Colonel. I’ll do that.
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