Skip to comments.A Tale of Two Americas On Memorial Day 2010
Posted on 05/31/2010 7:16:32 PM PDT by DBCJR
We are two Americas today. Presidents have missed visiting Arlington before this day but this time, the reasons why and what commentators have said in defense so clearly shows a national divide.
Earlier this week a notice from the White House announced that the first family would vacation this weekend in Chicago. The First Lady was quoted as saying that this time the children decided where they would spend their mini-vacation.
Vacation? So Memorial Day is a vacation weekend now, even for the first family? Of course, it was quickly pointed out that the president would visit a military cemetery near Chicago. Of course.
But that is not Arlington. Arlington is the symbolic center of our national memory for those who died in service to our country. It is as well where the Tombs of the Unknown from most of our 20th century wars are located. T...
Is that too much to ask of our president? Is it too much to ask of a president to set such an example and rather than have a vacation defined by the kids that instead, as the first family together they lead the nation in a day of contemplation and prayer?
... progressive journalist David Corn, editor with Nation Magazine...:
"So what the hell do these conservatives want out of Obama? And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?"
David, I will tell you what we want. We want a president who holds sacred certain beliefs and traditions that are the very essence of what we see as being an American. ...
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Zer0 got a weather warning today when he tried to make up for screwing up his responsibilities.
*sigh* - For a President who could take a few moments in the f-ing rain to honor those for whom the holiday is named...
I need a beer.
. . .”And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?”
No words can express the amount of anger I feel right now.
Most liberals hate America and hate those who died to defend her even more.
“And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?”
Would it matter if David Corn stopped writing?
........And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?” ..................
Who is the A-hole who said that?
I know that Zer0 has no care for the fallen warriers, but which one of his czars could be so crassly dumb????
wow.. that quote was pretty hard-hitting for me too
If we actually had a President then I guess it would matter, but this is just a Kenyan imposter who doesn’t belong at Arlington anyway, so it’s all good.