Skip to comments.Absent-in-Chief:Obama MIA for Memorial Day,Vacationing as Spill Worsens(Blaming Bush for spill??)
Posted on 05/26/2010 11:03:23 AM PDT by bestintxas
Already under increasing fire for his handling of an oil spill that many experts now say will be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, President Barack Obama is riling conservatives and veterans with his decision to skip the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.
Instead, he will vacation in Chicago.
The decision not only has angered conservative pundits such as Glenn Beck but also has riled military families and others who expect the president to follow tradition on the day reserved for honoring the sacrifice of Americas soldiers.
On Jacksonville.com, run by the Florida Times-Union newspaper, a blogger who identified himself as a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy blasted Obama for being missing in action.
He is not only MIA for Memorial Day, wrote Luke Memminger, identified as a professional pilot. The economy is faltering. The stock market is ready to enter a worldwide dive. North Korea is precipitating a war with South Korea that will involve us. Iran will destabilize the Mideast by developing a Nuclear weapon soon.
The coastline of Louisiana is being contaminated through inaction and inept leadership from the government, he continued. A mosque will be dedicated at Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 massacre. We still have military deployed and fighting in two war zones.
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The head Loon is even dumber than I ever expected. This is a good thing.
Even the unwashed MSM is beginning to recognize that Obama brings new lows to the IQ scale.
It's not all President Obama's fault about not taking care of veterans, this has been going on for years in this country, the poster continued. Yet you still have men and women who continue to serve, bless them all.
Now, now... Obama has to go on vacation because of Bush’s failed administration...
Probably there are golf courses in Chicago that the Golfer-in-Chief hasn’t visited lately.
Is not President O going to visit a national cemetery in Illinois on Memorial Day?
Could have sworn I read that somewhere.
But truly, it is troubling that he will not be at Arlington that day. I was there for a friend’s funeral two weeks ago.
It is a somber and sobering place. Hallowed ground.
Thousands of heroes - all in a row.
How is it possible that I can be moved by that, but Mr. Obama(the CINC) goes to Chi-town instead?
You’d think that as the fisrt black president (not counting Bill) he’d make a special effort to honor the thousands of black soldiers that gave their lives for this country.
He is not MIA he is AWOL
Nope....he has to go on vacation because he got orders from his wife. Even if he stayed in Washington, he has no idea how to run this country.
Stupid joke, always has been and really old now. How nice to be lectured about lurking by a newbie.
” The problem for Barack Obama is simple, Erickson continued.
The troops dont like him no matter how
much the White House propaganda machine tries to gin up staged pictures of Obama voting soldiers fawning all over him.
But see the tepid response from cadets at West Point or talk privately with lots of soldiers and sailors and you get something else they fundamentally do not respect their commander in chief.
There was no question they respected and loved Ronald Reagan.
Same with George H.W. Bush, the last veteran of World War II to serve as president.
Bingo. I would also add they respected President George W Bush .
I am against most things this excuse for a President does, but in this instance...we need to get our facts straight. I am hearing that he is laying a wreath (or something similar) at the Lincoln Memorial in Illinois (yes, there is one there too).
If true...I can’t totally fault him missing the ceremony at Arlington. Although, I must say...having either Biden or Bozo lay a wreath at the tomb in Arlington sickens me as much as skipping the event.
...waiting for Kanye West to say:
“ Bush doesn’t like the Gulf Coast Beaches.”.....
O is only in it for the golf and to serve as front man for the socialist Marxists who pull his strings.
Harvard never meant so little till this dude showed up.