Skip to comments.Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients
Posted on 01/22/2009 4:51:30 AM PST by Doctor Raoul
According to TSO who was at the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (thats 14 Inaugurations). TSO is one of the Mil-bloggers at "This Ain't Hell". A tradition for over a half century until "The Loser" with his nose in the air snubbed the Medal of Honor winners.
TSO is one of the Mil-bloggers at "This Ain't Hell".
A tradition for over a half century until "The Loser" with his nose in the air snubbed the Medal of Honor winners.
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Did this Ball actually happen? I read where the guy who set it up did not pay the hotel or there was some other problem.
If this did happen I’d think they would be happy he didn’t show.
The yoot ball took precedence.
It is obvious that Obama isn’t patriotic in any way, shape or form.
For those to assume he is would be foolish and so why would he care to honor someone who protected a nation he could care less about?
He probably didn’t to be in a room where everyone was better than he...rather than in Chicago where only the majority were better than he.
Yes, I know the guy (TSO) who authored the account.
So who is suprised? I hope all the sheeple in the military are happy with their vote now.
You're absolutely right. Having to receive the jerk at a function like this would've been extremely painful.
Assuming this is true, are we really surprised?? After all, there is a precedent - when he went to Berlin for the big rock concert (and, oh yes, I think he gave a speech there, too!), he would not go see wounded troops recovering in a nearby military hospital because Pentagon rules would not allow him to bring his 80,000 press secretaries from all the “news” outlets so he could turn it into a huge media circus.
I expect him to continue to snub our brave military. We are entering the era of Clinton II. Clinton I, as you will recall, never served in the military and holds the military in disdain. Obama is his clone.
The title was complete at the first two words. - nuff said
Hopefully Obama won't charge them with war crimes.
Not sure except that one Military Ball was canceled.
It would seem odd that the StH (Medal of Honor) Ball would be canceled. It is sponsored by the American Legion and a bunch of other vet related groups.
I would figure they had their stuff all in one rucksack.
He and his wife made an appearance at The Commander in Chief’s Ball..where he spoke live with members of the Illinois National Guard currently in Afghanistan..and he danced with a female Sgt. in the U.S.Army...and Michelle danced w/ a Sgt. in the Marine Corps.
It’s childish comments such as yours that give Free Republic its well known reputation....sorta like the drivel I read at DU.......
As you know I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram, Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I wanted to share with you what happened. He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram.
As the Soldiers were lined up to shake his hand he blew them off and didn't say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball.
He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service. So really he was just here to make a showing for the Americans back home that he is their candidate for President.
I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all the way over here, you would thank those who are providing the freedom that they are providing for you.
I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States.
I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be our Commander-and-Chief. It was almost that he was scared to be around those that provide the freedom for him and our great country.
If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted you all to know what kind of caliber of person he really is. What you see in the news is all fake.
CPT. Jeffrey S. Porter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Obama's cancellation of a military hospital visit leaves unanswered questions
July 25, 2008 The varying explanations for the cancellation of Barack Obamas planned visit today to the U.S. militarys Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany are leaving campaign-watchers puzzled.Obama had been scheduled to greet U.S. troops at the hospital just before leaving Germany this afternoon for Paris, where he met French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace.But first, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs released a statement Thursday night saying the senator had decided "out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign."
The campaign amended that explanation this morning. Obama wanted to thank the troops for their service, but "we learned from the Pentagon last night that the visit would be viewed instead as.......a campaign event.," Obama advisor Scott Gration, a retired Air Force major general, said in a statement.On Obamas flight from Berlin to Paris, Gibbs offered more details. Around July 15, the Pentagon approved Obamas visit.
But military officials later invoked a rule on political activity at military bases and questioned whether it would cover Obamas visit, Gibbs said.Obama spokesmen said they were seeking clarification on what the rule is. Gibbs also declined to speculate on why the Pentagon did not cite the rule until Wednesday. That account, however, didnt square with the Defense Departments explanation.
The Pentagon said it informed the Obama campaign on Monday that he and his Senate staff could visit Landstuhl, where wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are treated, but that no press would be allowed."Sen. Obama is more than welcome to visit Landstuhl or any other military hospital around the world," said Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon press secretary. "But he has to do so, just as any other senator has to do so, in his official capacity. It is not acceptable to do so as a candidate.""In an election year," Morrell said, "I dont believe that any candidate is allowed to visit a DOD facility with press."He cited a Pentagon directive that activities "reasonably viewed as directly or indirectly associating the [Defense Department] with a partisan political activity" should be avoided.
Morrell said the U.S. military was prepared to accommodate Obamas traveling press and campaign staff at the passenger terminal at Ramstein Air Base, the U.S. Air Force base in southern Germany where Obamas plane had been cleared to land.-- Michael Finnegan and Peter Spiegel
“Its childish comments such as yours that give Free Republic its well known reputation....sorta like the drivel I read at DU.......”
Read lots at DU do you?
And what “well known reputation” does Free Republic have?
Now stop spreading such hateful drivel! As Dixiekraut has informed me, it is childish to form an opinion that Obama does not respect our military. I mean he danced with someone in the military and so did his wife. By God, don’t think he doesn’t love the military, even if he could care less to meet with them unless a photo op was involved.
We don’t want to be compared to those at DU as he/she reads all the time apparently and give Free Republic a bad reputation.
In looking at your tag line... (”Rommel......you magnificent bastard....I READ YOUR BOOK !!!!”)
Are speaking about the Nazi Commmander, Erwin Rommel?
Yep...I read Bush Derangement comments at DU...
They’re sorta like O’Bama Derangement comments here.
FREEP and DU are opposite ends of the spectrum..and the TRUTH lies somewhere in between.....
and anytime you’d like to discuss Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld’s “reverence” for the military..such as their total lack of planning for Phase IV in the post Saddam environment...and guys rumaging thru junk piles in Iraq for steel plate to up - armor our HumVees...well...go right ahead.
Then why are you here?
One of my favorite lines from the movie “Patton”.
Like I said...I like to sample opinions from all sides...you are entitled to yours..I’m entitled to mine....
But no one is entitled to their own facts......
Have a good one.......
Obama blows off the military. Oh, at first I thought it was Obama does blow. I thought he had relapsed.
We are in an alternate reality where truth is made into lies and lies into truth. Sad. This is not the way things should be.
In the Free Republic tradition of acronyms such as BTTT (Bump To The Top), TTIUWOP (This Thread Is Useless WithOut Pictures), and IBTZ (In Before The Zot), I offer a new one whenever some action like this from the Pres__ent (no ID) happens:
REWDYE? (Really, Exactly What Did You Expect?)
If you hate us so much, why don’t you just leave FR? This is not a Free Debating Society (ala a High school civics class) and we do not have to put up with your crap.
BTW don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!
A more directed slam on the military happened in Obambi’s first day in office: (1) Suspended Trials for ALL Captured Gitmo Terrorists and (2) Wants Open Gays to serve in the Military.
He is a direct threat to the future of our military power.
I saw the dancing at the CIC ball this morning on GMA. I noticed they found a short Marine to dance with Michelle so that she could tower over him looking like an Amazon taking on a 12 yo boy. (No offense to the young Marine. I come from a Marine family and I’m short, so I’m not prejudiced against either.:))
Of course you saw the dancing on GMA, as I said, the Zero has nothing to do with the military unless a photo op is involved.
Oh yeah, and why wouldn’t they get a taller marine for her to dance with? I mean nothing wrong with short people, I’m only 5’0”, but it seems a little demeaning intentionally. Maybe not, but just how it would seem.
Check out radar101’s very interesting post #18.
We can only hope that in the first 100 days, Zero shows us what he’s really worth. Closing Guantanamo is only the beginning. Gear up.
Mitchell Paige (USMC, Guadalcanal...pics at bottom of my FReep page) told me he boycotted Clinton’s second inaugural because he despised him so much.
Well, you might like our humor and comments, but rarely will you see the vulgar, hateful language and comments on Conservative forums that you see on DU, HuffingtonPost, KOS, etc.
Thanks for the ping!
Erwin Rommel was not a NAZI.
I guess not, he did buck the system and Hitler.
“the TRUTH lies somewhere in between”
No, it doesn’t.
you must be a moral relativist- kind of a worthless subspecies, don’t you think, or do you just feel...
That press conference with Rumsfeld where the Guard guy asked the reporter's question was disinformation by the media.
That clown's unit went north with up-armored vehicles. The day of the presser, 97% of their vehicles were complete, with the last several to roll out of the shop the next day.
And send me the link to where YOU were screaming for uparmor before everyone else.
That wasn't this one...
ME screaming for up-armor?
What does that have to do with anything....?
The fact remains that Bush & Co.used the WORST case scenario to justify the immediacy of the invasion in 2003..and the ROSIEST case scenario for everything that would follow afterwards.
In essence they jumped into the pool without checking the water.....and we were therefore on the learning curve for the next 4-5 years ..taking caualties needlessly....
I put this question to an Army officer stationed at Ft.Belvoir I met at a bar in Crystal City Arlington
one night in the fall of 2007 ..and he informed me that my assessment was correct.
A moral relativist?
Not really..but there are some things in this world that just don’t lend themselves to a strictly black and white interpretation..and there is the FACT that as long as human beings are doing the telling..there is the possibility of bias and distortion in the retelling....
did you read my freep mail??
Yeah you. You’re a typical lib, who’s always right, AFTER the fact.
Enjoy your Kool-Aid, you can even have my share.
DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL.
..and he informed me that my assessment was correct.
You just told.