Skip to comments.An Obama inaugural ball will be only for military
Posted on 01/01/2009 10:39:03 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
President-elect Barack Obama will have a Commander in Chief's Ball during his inauguration with military personnel, their spouses and those wounded fighting in the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as guests.
In announcing this Thursday, officials said that tickets for the Jan. 20 military-only ball will be free to guests. The formal event will be at the National Building Museum in Washington.
"It is a privilege to honor our men and women in uniform during our inaugural festivities by continuing the tradition of the Commander in Chief's Ball. Our troops represent the best America has to offer, and without their dedication and sacrifice we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms that we are coming together to celebrate on January 20," Obama said in a statement released while he vacationed here in his native Hawaii.
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An inaugural tradition initiated by GWB, not Yo’ Mamma Obama.
Hmmmmm.........putting on a display that he’s actually cares about our troops. We will see what, if anything of SUBSTANCE he does, especially when the chips are down!
It’s not that he’ll be spending most of his time there. There must be dozens of balls for this or that group.
He’ll spend a bunch of time just going and coming.
I think that's what Obama meant when he said, "...continuing the tradition of the Commander in Chief's Ball" in his statement.
Michelle has listed “military families” as one of her signature First Lady issues. Continuing on with the Military Ball is in keeping with the care and respect the Obamas hold our troops! //sarc
Is this an invitation or order?
And this will be paid for by??????
Present-elect Obama could have stiffed our military but did not...give the brother some credit...
But, will anyone show as they did for GW?
Bush’s Third Term..... PING
Give him time.
Ah, thanks for that insight. 1/10 of a kudo to Obama for not deep sixing this. Another 1/10 if he actually attends it.
Yeah, but you can bet if the tradition was started by Clinton, it would say so boldly in the article.
I won't...he just knows that if he didn't he'd get criticized right off the bat. And we all know how thin-skinned he is.
Really? He voted against funding the troops each time a funding bill without surrender terms came to the Senate floor. He gave aide and comfort to the enemy by saying that we cannot win the war in Iraq. He voted against the surge which gave us victory in Iraq.
But now we should give him credit for a PR thing? Did you really expect him not attend a traditional inauguration ball for the military and now he surprised you by attending? Are we going to lower the standards so much now when dealing with Obama?
Suppose they throw the party and NOBODY came?
For which side?
The CORRECT headline for this story would be:
“Obama to continue predessors Inaugural Ball honoring US troops”
But the AP-Obama propaganda agency wants the public to believe Obama cares deeply about the military when his actions and statements have demonstrated anything but.
This story is just another example of the utter distortions of national mainstream leftist media outlets in America.
Will be interesting to see if obamma lamma ding dong and ole shelf ass show up for this event if at all and for how long?
Somehow I don’t think that the Military Inaugral Ball will be too crowded this time.
Don't try and temper the righteous outrage expressed by the Obama Derangement Syndrome crowd who demand to spin this as a bad thing.
What a patriot! Brings tears to my eyes...../s
They might be continuing the tradition Dubya started, but it remains to be seen if they’ll attend.
Thankfully I am no longer on active duty so that I could come down sick, volunteer for Vietnam or guard duty to keep from going.
While I think this is a great idea, why are there red flags in my mind thinking about how Hussien Obama will handle this? And the media make this into a love fest between the Dear Leader and military. Expect most of the military personnel there to be black.
Relax, it’s just a photo-op just like his entire term in office will be, aside from raising taxes, cutting our defenses, taking his new knee pads with him to visit his friends in the mideast and anything that will not benifit the U.S.A..
His downfall will be when he gets between other elected officals and their chances for reelection.
Nobody but nobody in Washington, as an elected offical, will ever fall on the sword for anyone else must less this phoney.
Good thing I am retired it would take a lawful order to make me attend.
Hmmm! Do you think a "troll" alert should have been issued earlier?
As Limbaugh has always said, history began this morning for liberals and Obama supporters, and today's events will be erased by tomorrow's.
It's going to be a long four years of style over substance.
“ole shelf ass”
Clintonesque. All show. All for the cameras.
It will not be reported, but there will be a blight on the Messiah’s deification. There will be no gathering of Freepers. There will be no FReeper inaugural.
Ya think Obama will keep with the tradition of his predessesor of inviting FREEPERS to the White House for breakfast??
My hubby has a few more months active duty. The only reason I would like to attend is so we can turn our backs on OSama when he walks in the room. (Heck, hubby is a short timer so not much chance of reprisal.)
Might be interesting to see how many military people show up. If I were in the military and I had a choice, you wouldn’t catch me there.
Anyone ever investigate if he ever registered for the draft. Just got to thinking because my oldest received his invitation to register in the mail a couple of weeks ago. Bama should have an SS number if he registered. He was in the right age group. Now if he claimed that he wasn’t a citizen to get out of it.
Ditto: given his political background, I’ve been encouraged by his choices at the Pentagon so far and I think we need to hope (as Americans) that he will continue to make decisions based on his (evolving) personal judgment instead of the left-wing ideology in which he has been steeped.
Did Hussein actually say “Commander IN Chief” corrrectly? A few months ago, the Dolt Hussein was saying “Commander AND Chief”. That was around the time he said he’d visited 57 states and only had one more to visit.
We’ll have a president who’s actually dumber than Bush. How sad is that?
If you’ve seen a photo of obamma lammas’ more manly half she has what we refer to as a shelf ass.
A very large caboose attached to her backside that one could use to place a set of encyclopedia Britanica on.
Just another left-wing head fake.
.......Ya think Obama will keep with the tradition of his predessesor of inviting FREEPERS to the White House for breakfast??......
Do we have any chicago black street thug crooked FReepers?
Time will tell if he's Cain or Able...
You all seem to have quite strong opinions, especially regarding whether or not Obama supports our troops. He voted against funding (as did McCain on a separate bill) because he didn’t agree with the rest of the bill. And guess what, its okay to question/attack a war or the President’s choices. If no one did, it would mean that 1 person was running the country, not the checks and balances of the 3 arms of the government that is supposed to be for the people and by the people.
My brother was killed by and IED in Iraq, after he was supposed to be done with all of his missions. Its BS. My father is a retired Sgt.Maj. and I supported and still do support Obama. Let’s give him a chance to do his job before assuming he is against our military. The reason I campaigned for him and support him is because I believe he has the best interests of the troops in mind. Because I believe he sees lives instead of winning/losing.
And, even though I despise Pres. Bush for lying about the reasons for a war and therefore sending my brother (who volunteered) to a war under false pretenses, I think that it was great that he started this ball and equally as nice that it will continue under our new President.
Now regarding Obama support for the troops. On the final bills to support funding the troops Obama voted NO. McCain voted no on bills that wanted us to surrender in Iraq and thankfully these surrender bills were defeated. Obama voted against the surge that brought us Victory in Iraq. He himself admitted that the surge worked beyond his wildest expectations which proves beyond a shadow of doubt that he has a very weak and very wrong judgments on military and national security matters.
Also 70% of the active duty troops voted for McCain and against Obama so this clearly tells you what the troops feel regarding Obama support to them.
First I did not want to respond to your post since it is totally futile to discuss facts and truth with Obama supporters however I wrote this post just to show the absolute facts and truth. I am not going to convince you and for sure you are not going to convince me.
You can have the last word and I am not going to further respond because it is a waste of my time.