Skip to comments.President Obama Visits Wounded Troops (guess how he "visited" our fallen soldiers)
Posted on 06/22/2009 7:50:23 PM PDT by max americana
David Borden Jr. was wounded in Iraq on January 19, 2008. A suicide bomber rushed him and detonated, and Borden was hit by over 200 pieces of shrapnel. He lost right leg (below the knee) and his left arm was severely damaged. He was in a coma for over a month.
He's inspired more than a few people while recovering. The NY Giants football team reports that he's the grandson of a NY Giant.
According to the email below from his father, David Borden (Sr.), David Jr. had an uninspiring visit from the President of the United States: Since Dave Jr. has been injured he has met and been overwhelmed by many, many political and military "celebs". The list includes Bob Gates, Sec. of Defense, who came into his room and told him 3 or 4 times that if Dave Jr. had any issues to call his cell phone number. It includes Gen. Petereus who sat and talked with Dave Jr. for almost 45 minutes. The General recalled vividly all of the circumstances around the events that led to fighting that Dave was involved in. It includes Sen. McCain who arrived late on a Saturday afternoon during a thunder storm, unannounced, and talked to Dave Jr. about how similar their experiences with fate. It includes George Bush when Dave Jr. was invited to attend the very last Christmas party at the White House for the White House Staff. President Bush and his wife entered the ballroom and immediately went to Dave Jr.. President Bush knew Dave Jr.'s name as well as when and how he was injured. Dave Jr. had a picture taken with Laura and the President that he has framed and ill cherish forever. The list goes on and on of people coming in to meet Dave Jr. and the other wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda.
Yesterday. Dave Jr. was ordered to be at the National Naval Hospital with another 12 soldiers and Marines to meet with Obama. Obama was supposed to arrive at 11:30 AM. He finally got there at 3:00 PM. He entered the room with the wounded warriors and quickly shook each of their hands. He never asked their names, where they were from, or how they were injured. Then he left.
Dave Jr. has met the people who really care about the military. All he remembers from Obama is a weak handshake. The others in the room, younger and less exposed to the people that Dave Jr. has met, were so disappointed. Word about Obama's "insensitive" visit has spread to the MATC ( the rehab facility) at Walter Reed and throughout Bethesda. The military sees through his phoniness.
All I can say is that it is such a disappointment that this man is Commander-In-Chief of our Armed Forces. He is an embarrassment to our Nation.
I hope Dave has washed his hand.
words fail me
Yup, he shore does love our military, just like the Clintons did. For shame.
So this poor guy was ordered to be at a different facility than he’s already in, so he could meet the worst American (not really) president in history?
The lack of consideration for time seems to be one of his personality flaws. And a sign of narcissism.
I hope this isn’t true, but I am afraid that it probably is.
they don’t fail me but I’d like to see more on this story...
Obama did it for himself, not for the troops. And words don’t fail me. He’s filth.
This is horrible. It is embarrassing. It is not American. I could go on...
Photo ops by policians really suck.
3 1/2 hours late and a weak handshake?
Why am I not surprised? He’d rather be hang’n with his ACORN buddies.
He’s a disgrace to the office.
Yet he will bow to the King of Saudi Arabia? The guy is a sham.
The list, ping
0 has no class & I hope he doesn’t sleep well at night.
...he has become a TV remote activator!
An utter outrage an hour with Obama! It is like he is doing it all on purpose at this point. It has gone way beyond just being a radical leftwing POS...he is trying to demoralize even our troops now!
Pray for our country!
Didn’t even ask their names?
Didn’t Zero have a big screw up during the debates when he didn’t seem to know the name of the military hero on his wristband that he told us he was so proud of?
What were the details of that? Seems like a pattern of behavior.
Yup - you got that right - this imposter who is in our White House makes me retch.
“The lack of consideration for time seems to be one of his personality flaws. And a sign of narcissism.”
Yup, it’s a common trait of a narcissist. Basically, only HIS time and HIS presence matter. To zero, these people don’t even really exist until and unless HE is there. And then they only exist as props.
He got the wounded out of their beds to wait for him for over three hours!
Dosen’t that count for PT (physical therapy) time, before he gave them a limp wristed fish handshake!
What an A-Hole of a President and Commander in Chief!
This gets me sick. Pres Bush used to get teary eyed. Sen McCain also cares deeply.
This Obama is ruining our great country and shaming us here and around the world.
God bless Dave and give him a speedy recovery.
It is not American. Yes. It is despicable.
Another “let them eat ice cream moment!”
Dear God help us, help us..
0 is incapable of caring about anyone but himself. Soldiers are just peons to him, a waste of his time. He is a scumbag who doesn’t know any better.
This visit needs to be exposed on Glenn Beck’s show, Levin’s show, Hannity’s show and by the GOP in TV ads.
I plan to send the link to this thread to my entire address list and ask them to send it out over the Internet. These stories will be buried by the MSM. That’s why we must get it out.
It totally grosses me out....and tells me more than I want to know about him.
He used them for a photo-op, is what he did.
I find him beneath contempt.
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I think that about covers it!
Acorn is changing their name.
What does that tell you about the corrupt bunch.
Glen had a ex acorn member on and they were discussing the plantation mentality of the organization.
Blacks doing the foot work but rich white men running the show behind the scene.
Although presidemts may have very good reason to be late, the soldiers and Marines should have been invited, not ordered, to the “event”.
We should all do the same thing. I am going to send it to my son as well. He has a huge email list and so do his friends.
No kidding! He isn’t worthy to be in the presence of our brave soldiers!
It is not American. Yes. It is despicable.
Oblahblah is both not an American and despicable.
This act, if true, further cements that impression in my mind.
Sometimes I just say “if I am eventually going to end up behind a barbed wire fence before 2012 because of this illegal alien from kenya”, so be it.
Barry is a pussy and has been all his life.
But,... is this a true story?
Pardon my cynicism
I don’t think Obama and his goons realize that most of us that love this country are not fearful of them one bit.
We will not be quiet..we will not give up..we will not stop!
THE TEA PARTY REVOLUTION IS HERE!!
None taken. Just e-mail Blackfive, the source itself. They are one of the top 5 military bloggers aside from michael Yon and Flopping Aces who have deep connections within the US military.
Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like a good President. When he tossed the rose at the grave, like he was shooting a free throw, instead of gently and respectfully laying it down, I knew he did not have what it takes. I was so hoping the first black President would be a good one.
Later "he'll" wax philosophical about the hope that "he" instilled in "his" men, and how honored they were to have meaningful dialogue with "him", and that "he" was aware of a profound patriotism, which "he" seemed to bring out in them when "he" personally watched while "he" had "his" own aids push the wheelchair bound into the gym so they could watch "him" shoot a 3 pointer.
Just you wait..
they are now making a movie about the MAERSK hostage situation regarding Capt Philipps, the guy who was taken hostage by the Africans on that boat. Remember that?
Obviously we all know who will be the hero of that movie...
Another hour, another insult. How I despise that POS.
Don’t be so hard on Obama. Remember, he didn’t have his teleprompter with him to tell him what to say and how to act....
I don’t even have words........
God bless our troops!
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