Skip to comments.The Right Wing's Memorial Day Attack on Obama (Left Lie's Again)
Posted on 05/26/2010 6:29:45 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
There's a hole in the bottom of the ocean. Unemployment is still near 10 percent. There are two wars underway. And what are conservative pundits fretting about? That this year President Obama won't be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
The liberal watchdog outfit, Media Matters, has been keeping track of this latest right-wing meme:
- Glenn Beck says, "Obama is skipping out on a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington Cemetery because he'll be in Chicago on vacation. I'm sorry, I don't ever, ever question the president's vacation. I didn't under Bush, I didn't under Clinton, I don't under Obama. . . . I have no problem with the man taking a vacation. But I am sick and tired -- sick and tired -- of people believing the lie that this administration has respect for the police or has respect for the soldiers of our country. I'm tired of it."
- Erick Erickson, a conservative blogger and CNN contributor, tweeted, "Obama skipping the Tomb of the Unknowns this weekend for Chicago is offensive. Chicago can wait. The Commander-in-Chief has a job to do."
- Noting that Vice President Joe Biden will assume the wreath-laying duties this year, Doug Powers, a guest blogger for conservative Michelle Malkin, grouses, "President Obama went to Arlington Cemetery to lay the wreath last year, but this year Obama's handing the wreath to [Biden] and heading off to the more welcoming political climes of Chicago. . . . Obama will however make it back to Washington in time to honor Paul McCartney next week. Boy, I'm starting to think that West Point speech [Obama gave this past weekend] wasn't from the heart."
(Excerpt) Read more at politicsdaily.com ...
And in 2007, Vice President Dick Cheney took on the wreath mission, while President George W. Bush was in Texas, perhaps clearing brush.
Flat out LIE!!!
WASHINGTON, May 28, 2007 Evoking the memories of citizens who died defending America throughout history and urging a new generation to safeguard freedoms for which previous generations made sacrifices, President Bush commemorated Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery here today.
He has not changed, never will.
Obama is disgusting. As the first post American president. I expect no less of the puke. After all some of those who lie at Arlington fought and killed his VC and NVA Brethren.
Corn is a clueless idiot.
As I recall, when he was still a candidate, Obama disrespected the military when he would not visit the troops while he was in Germany.
I’m not just playing the Devil’s Advocate when I defend Obama on this one. I am thrilled that he is vacationing this Memorial Day, and I wish he would take a much more extended vacation. Every day the socialist spends away from the job is one day less that he can spend destroying my country. Please don’t complain when Obama vacations - it’s the best thing he’s likely to do for America until he leaves office permanently.
That pretty much sums up the author's views, I think.
I am not complianing. If you would have read my response you would have known that. Please read my response, then comment. Thanks.
Nope, not a big deal. Just another example of lies on the left :0)>
David Corn, like all liberals never provide an email address to correct them.
I don't believe the liberal media
I think Zero’s presence in Arlington disgraces the patriots resting there. He’s a national disgrace and, in my opinion, not worthy of kissing their boots.
I have been going crazy with this accusation.....Dick Cheney stood in for GWB on VETERANS DAY NOT MEMORIAL DAY!!!!!!
Having another party with his homies.
0 is a marxist and we can’t expect any thing else from him and his USA hating ilk.
TO ALL OUR VETERANS NOW SERVING AND RETIRED THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
A Ray Stevens Tribute to you.
It brought proud tears to my eyes.
Somehow, I doubt attending one of Jeremiah Wright's sermons would illicit the same response.
David Corn is the physical embodiment of the phrase “whiny little pussy”.
Don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day
“....Bush has spent four of the past six Veterans Days at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, Vice President Dick Cheney went to Arlington to pay tribute to Iraq veterans....”