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The Right Wing's Memorial Day Attack on Obama (Left Lie's Again)
Politics Daily ^ | May 26, 2010 | David Corn

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 ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; democrats; enemedia; fakebutaccurate; internetmeme; liberalmedia; lyingliar; makingitup; mediamatters; memorialday; obama; obamedia; revisionisthistory; soros; waronerror; yellowjournalism
FROM THIS ARTICLE:

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.

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=46204

1 posted on 05/26/2010 6:29:46 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone
Obama demonstrated his contempt for the military on his first day in office when he did not make even a token appearance at the MOH recipients Ball.

He has not changed, never will.

2 posted on 05/26/2010 6:35:09 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: BradtotheBone

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.


3 posted on 05/26/2010 6:35:59 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: BradtotheBone
I love "gotchas"! Thanks for finding that!

Corn is a clueless idiot.

4 posted on 05/26/2010 6:37:32 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: Michael.SF.

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.


5 posted on 05/26/2010 6:37:41 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: BradtotheBone

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.


6 posted on 05/26/2010 6:40:39 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: BradtotheBone
"So what the hell do these conservatives want out of Obama? And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?"

That pretty much sums up the author's views, I think.

7 posted on 05/26/2010 6:43:11 AM PDT by DemforBush (There's another old saying, Senator: Don't p*** down my back and tell me it's raining.)
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To: Pollster1

I am not complianing. If you would have read my response you would have known that. Please read my response, then comment. Thanks.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 6:43:47 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Wow. This is a big f----ing deal.

/s

9 posted on 05/26/2010 6:46:35 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: BradtotheBone
On the day set aside to honor this nations fallen servicemen and women, the Commander-in-Chief should take the time to participate in the memorial observations. Is is a tradition stretching back for decades. Obama’s breaking of that tradition is inexcusable.
10 posted on 05/26/2010 6:47:52 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: WayneS

Nope, not a big deal. Just another example of lies on the left :0)>


11 posted on 05/26/2010 6:48:53 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BradtotheBone

David Corn, like all liberals never provide an email address to correct them.


12 posted on 05/26/2010 6:49:45 AM PDT by edcoil (Kingdoms have never survived. Don't let any new ones be formed.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Surely they wouldn't lie to us?

I don't believe the liberal media

13 posted on 05/26/2010 7:00:05 AM PDT by YoungHickey (Is it time yet, Claire?)
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To: DemforBush

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.


14 posted on 05/26/2010 7:02:05 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: edcoil

I have been going crazy with this accusation.....Dick Cheney stood in for GWB on VETERANS DAY NOT MEMORIAL DAY!!!!!!


15 posted on 05/26/2010 7:04:53 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: 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 is 0bama doing?

Having another party with his homies.

16 posted on 05/26/2010 7:07:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Michael.SF.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTQp9713TdI&feature=related


17 posted on 05/26/2010 7:08:08 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: BradtotheBone
One of my fondest memories was attending the laying of the wreath, and the internment of additional unknowns into the tomb, on memorial day.....which was conducted by President Ronald Reagan.

It brought proud tears to my eyes.

Somehow, I doubt attending one of Jeremiah Wright's sermons would illicit the same response.

18 posted on 05/26/2010 7:10:33 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: BradtotheBone

David Corn is the physical embodiment of the phrase “whiny little pussy”.


19 posted on 05/26/2010 7:16:13 AM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Typical libs

Don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21738589/

“....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....”


20 posted on 05/26/2010 7:16:20 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Airborne - the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: BradtotheBone
So what the hell do these conservatives want out of Obama? And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?

This statement made me want to puke! This is what happens when you make beating the $hit out of people illegal! Could any of you imaging this POS making a statement like this during WW2 and then him being able to actually chew food?

21 posted on 05/26/2010 7:18:09 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: BradtotheBone
Can anyone help refute this claim:

Last fall, he made a midnight visit to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to witness the return of dead GIs -- which his predecessor never did.

A quick google search did not help and I need to log off. I know that President Bush visited Walter Reed and other hospitals on a regular basis. But this author has bee caught in one lie (Cheney 2007). If he is again lying here we need to call him on it.

22 posted on 05/26/2010 7:36:07 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: BradtotheBone

“The liberal watchdog outfit, Media Matters, has been keeping track of this latest right-wing meme:”

Liars and thieves that have no credibility to anyone except fellow liars and thieves.


23 posted on 05/26/2010 7:45:41 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: BradtotheBone

...”Boy, I’m starting to think that West Point speech [Obama gave this past weekend] wasn’t from the heart.”...

He has no heart, and I’m not so sure about a soul either. Maybe Saul Alinsky is channeling to him through the teleprompter.


24 posted on 05/26/2010 7:50:16 AM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: DemforBush

Don’t question the left’s patriotism!


25 posted on 05/26/2010 7:53:53 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: GailA

“TO ALL OUR VETERANS NOW SERVING AND RETIRED THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE”

Please remember, this weekend is NOT about those of us that are still here to read your well wishes. It is about remembering those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Please direct your thoughts and prayers of thankfulness to the true heros.


26 posted on 05/26/2010 7:56:14 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Does anyone have a source that tracks where past presidents have been on Memorial Day?


27 posted on 05/26/2010 8:00:59 AM PDT by DManA
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To: BradtotheBone

Cornholio the delusional strikes again.


28 posted on 05/26/2010 8:17:02 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: BradtotheBone; All
Anticipating the Left wing apologists and attackers of what is right, Michael Savage yesterday answered a caller's question.

Transcription comes from the following podcast:
http://www.mediafly.com/Podcasts/Episodes/The_Michael_Savage_Show_05252010_FULL/DownloadMedia/Savage_05-25-2010_FULL.mp3

1:01:45 Caller's question: "Why is Obama Doing this [shunning Arlington on Memorial Day]?"

Am I making too much of this?
Okay, let's start again

I'm an alarmist. I'm just a right wing alarmist.

We should be haaaappy that Obama's not going to the Arlington National Cemetery.
We should be happy that he's not going to the breakfast for the Goldstar Families who've lost loved ones in a military conflict.
We should be glad that he's not a militarist.
We should all be happy that he's downplaying the military.
Because we don't really need a military.
What we need are... well, not the military exactly. We certainly don't need guns.
We need something along the lines of, ummm, men who march with wooden guns. And sort of wooden tanks.
And the ships are being used properly: I'm glad that they're not firing a shot.
It's very good that we haven't fired one shot at Iran or at North Korea.
It's better that they are used basically as social service agencies with propellers.
It's good to take children from the inner cities and give them a uniform and shoes and let them become pregnant on the ship.
Because that's what the feminists want. That's what they expect out of the military.
The military is not meant for defending America. The military is meant to get the children off the streets so they can just have sex on the ships, get pregnant, and then raise a child on the taxpayers' dime.

You don't want to know any of that because no one tells you that.

It's the best kept secret in the U.S. Navy.

It's why not a shot is fired anymore.

It's why we have to call in the Spanish or the Portuguese navy to take on the pirates because our navy has become useless.
Worthless.
Worth nothing.

I have no idea why we have ships. They do nothing.

I don't know how a commander on a ship can take this anymore. I guess they know that if they won't do what they're told they get fired.

I know that if any of them spoke out they'd be fired by Mullin, the usher in chief there. Admiral Mullin, the usher from Hollywood.

Look -- ughhhhh -- what can I tellya? Something's wrong with this picture. Why is Obama doing it? I have no idea -- it's a disaster [pause] for the Democrat Party."
1:03:40


29 posted on 05/26/2010 8:46:04 AM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus CONSERVATIVE is a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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To: CSM

I’m a retired Senior Chief’s wife, daughter to a WW2 deceased Vet. Step daughter to another WW2 (Bronze Star holder) put the Flag back up under sniper fire when MacArthur retook Corregidor, deceased Vet. And my late husband was a Vietnam Era USAF Vet. Whose uncle was part of the original Merrill’s Mauraders.

They are all Heroes to me because at a moment’s notice they put their lives on the line for us.


30 posted on 05/26/2010 9:10:45 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

“They are all Heroes to me because at a moment’s notice they put their lives on the line for us.”

I don’t disagree and I apologize if my post to you was attacking in any way. I just hate to distract from the true meaning of Memorial Day. Yes, all active and former military members, as well as their family members make sacrifices that are not even imaginable to those that have not served, but I hate to distract from those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.


31 posted on 05/26/2010 9:18:48 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: BradtotheBone
And does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?

Thus letting us know (if we didn't already) how important it is to David Corn. No wonder he doesn't care.

32 posted on 05/26/2010 9:33:22 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (If one racist Tea-Partier proves all conservatives hate, what do 500 Muslim suicide bombers prove?)
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To: edcoil
http://www.politicsdaily.com/contact/david-corn
33 posted on 05/26/2010 12:46:25 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

I have been upset about this article since yesterday. Not only is the tone disgusting, especially the part about leaves thrown on a tomb....but the outright lie about Cheney stepping on for Bush!!! Millions of people read this sh!t!!!

Yesterday some idiot had the nerve to argue about GWB doing a speech on Memorial Day over the radio...I thought I would become unglued....I told her he did it by radio because he was in Normandy!!!! I asked her if she had ever heard of that place......you know where over 9,000 American Soldiers are buried....she did apologize but jeez....the ignorance and lack of fact checking is really getting to me......gosh, I find I am angry all the time and I cannot tolerate some people because of they’re so damned gullible!!!


34 posted on 05/27/2010 9:24:58 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: panthermom
The schools have dumbed down the under 30 population. They don't really understand history and are gullible with respect to the leftist press. They were easily coopted to sweep Obama into office. Perhaps a grinding recession is just what we need to teach the hard lessons of what socialism does to a country.
35 posted on 05/27/2010 10:13:07 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: BradtotheBone

The Pravda Media lies. We are seeing Stalinism in America. Revise the historical record to fit today’s talking point.


36 posted on 05/27/2010 10:55:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: panthermom

And yet the Left is calling this a “right-wing meme”.

Um, it’s the Left making up falsehoods and spreading these talking points on the web.


37 posted on 05/27/2010 10:56:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Flightdeck

Oh, well said.

Needs to be said again.


38 posted on 05/27/2010 10:59:21 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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