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Obama Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Need Not be at Arlington Cemetery(MSM out to save their deity)
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/05/28/obama-memorial-day-wreath-laying-need-not-be-at-arlington-cemete/?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicsdaily.com%2F2010%2F05%2F28%2Fobama-memorial-day-wreath-laying-need-not-be-at-arlington-cemete%2F ^ | 05/29/2010 | Carl M. Cannon

Posted on 05/30/2010 9:04:10 AM PDT by MollyKuehl

The news that some conservative critics were exacting their pound of flesh from a Democratic president for not laying a wreath this year at Arlington National Cemetery certainly was a reach, especially after the White House revealed that Vice President Joe Biden was going to Arlington -- and that the commander-in-chief would pay his respects at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; cicobama; despicable; fifth100days; fubo; memorialday; obama; partisanmedia; rih; sleazeball
MSM out on full swing, trying to excuse their Messiah. So despicable!! They are excusing a long tradition of honoring of the military by the sitting US president.

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C..

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.


1 posted on 05/30/2010 9:04:10 AM PDT by MollyKuehl
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To: MollyKuehl

Any golf course should do.


2 posted on 05/30/2010 9:06:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: MollyKuehl

There is so much else to beat him up with. This is not a big deal. It’s the “scandal of the day” and is inconsequential. Beat him up because he’s incompetent and dangerous and give this one a rest. It’s about as important as if you caught him picking his nose or scratching his ass.


3 posted on 05/30/2010 9:08:29 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: MollyKuehl

Since his name wasn’t mentioned, I’m assuming that the president wasn’t there for that first ceremony.


4 posted on 05/30/2010 9:11:08 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: MollyKuehl
The Washington Post says Obama’s skipping Arlington on Memorial Day to keep a “campaign promise.” One of his many promises during the campaign of 2008 was that he would visit Chicago every six weeks or so. He hasn’t been there for a stay since February of 2009.

So he misses "home" while our military does not? Even Clinton paid his respects every single year while he was president. This man has taken so many vacations in less than 2 years serving, it's astounding...
5 posted on 05/30/2010 9:11:45 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
This is not a big deal. It’s the “scandal of the day” and is inconsequential.

I assure you that his absence is quite relevant to the serving men and women and to veterans.
6 posted on 05/30/2010 9:13:29 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

And save him they will. The MSM is extremely powerful and nowhere near a deathwatch as we continue to foolishly see here at FR.


7 posted on 05/30/2010 9:14:41 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: Jim Robinson
Any golf course should do.

Indeed...
8 posted on 05/30/2010 9:14:58 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

he has no respect for the country he was elected to serve. he has no respect for the office he holds. this is the man that enough people put in this office only because he was black and no other reason.


9 posted on 05/30/2010 9:17:19 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: stevecmd
And save him they will. The MSM is extremely powerful and nowhere near a deathwatch as we continue to foolishly see here at FR.

So let me ask you this: what was the last thing you did in real life, away from this "deathwatch on FR" as you called it, which can be considered true conservative activism???
10 posted on 05/30/2010 9:17:58 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

Who voted for this deadbeat Chicago pol?


11 posted on 05/30/2010 9:19:33 AM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversdun)
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To: MollyKuehl

My mother and father (WWII nurse and B-24 pilot) are buried at Lincoln National Cemetary.

Having this dipshit leftist poseur of a president visit there pisses me off.


12 posted on 05/30/2010 9:23:48 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: MollyKuehl
I hope some enterprising photographer was on the job at Arlington.

Maybe only two shots: one of an empty chair, another of an empty space among the wreaths that others took the time to bring and place there.

To drive the point home, a picture of Obama playing basketball in Chicago.

13 posted on 05/30/2010 9:26:24 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: hgro
Who voted for this deadbeat Chicago pol?

BP

14 posted on 05/30/2010 9:29:33 AM PDT by alrea
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To: television is just wrong

I tend to agree that this is no biggie. Bush 41 did not go to Arlington on Memorial day at all. That included Memorial day ‘91,two months after Desert Storm. Bill Clinton went all eight times during his tenure. Ronald Reagan went four times. I wish Obama had decided to attend, but, in light of past Presidents’ attendance, I can’t move this to the top of the list of things I’ll beat him up over.


15 posted on 05/30/2010 9:33:48 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (Never compromise with evil! Even in the face of Armageddon!! Rorshach)
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To: Past Your Eyes
This is not a big deal.

That was my first reaction. In fact, I said I was pleased he was not polluting the hallowed ground with his loathsome presence.

However, I changed my mind when I heard Dale Somers (The Trucking Bozo on XM 171) do a long rant. He knows his audience and if he feels it resonates with Joe 18 Wheeler, I say pour it on and keep it front and center.

16 posted on 05/30/2010 9:34:56 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

It is a big deal if you are a vet or horrified at his leadership over our current valiant troops in war, especially those who have passed while performing duties under his command

Ths did not have to a big deal for him. He could be at Arlington within 2 hours of leaving Chicago.

It speaks VOLUMES about his PRIORITIES. That is a big deal when a nation is at war.

God Bless our valiant troops and their families.


17 posted on 05/30/2010 9:42:24 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: MollyKuehl
Translations: "It shouldn't matter where he gives lip service as long as he does it."

Liberals really believe that lip service is an acceptable substitute for sincerity and action.

18 posted on 05/30/2010 9:46:15 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: xkaydet65

I don’t know why 41 wasn’t at Arlington in 91 but I do know he HUGELY honored our DESERT STORM troops in the July victory parade. I was there.

Funny how we military never had to doubt his PRIORITIES.

Now, this putz, choosing a “vacation” with a token photo op at a nearby cemetery between golf and barbeque ..... while valiant men and women are DYING under his command........ Phtooey.


19 posted on 05/30/2010 9:46:58 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: MollyKuehl

I wish Obama had to spend a week (or longer) with our brave ,caring & loyal men & women in the war zone.
That may knock his ego down a peg or two.
Bless our troops today.
They give Obama the freedom that he will have this weekend to play golf this weekend.
Words can not describe how the liberals with the “high Priest of the White House” are so rotten to the core.


20 posted on 05/30/2010 9:48:10 AM PDT by mendedheart
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To: stevecmd

You are overrating their power. If they are that powerful than every President ad every Congress shall be a left wing liberal. They win some and they lose some, it is that simple.


21 posted on 05/30/2010 9:50:20 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: MollyKuehl

Actually, this is a positive thing. A speech from Obama proclaiming his appreciation of our veterans is not an uplifting prospect.

Memorial day, and any speeches observing it, should be for the purpose of honoring our honored military dead, not for using them as props for political posturing by those who despise them and what they sacrificed for.


22 posted on 05/30/2010 9:50:33 AM PDT by LoneStarC
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To: jveritas

than=then


23 posted on 05/30/2010 9:50:45 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: xkaydet65

Bush 41 didn’t attend one year - he was ill. But the VP took his place.
Bush 43 & Laura attended each year. They love the military.
I know for I worked in DC as a volunteer Arlington Lady.


24 posted on 05/30/2010 9:51:24 AM PDT by mendedheart
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To: mendedheart

Thanks for clarifying the Bush history!


25 posted on 05/30/2010 9:53:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: stevecmd
"The MSM is extremely powerful and nowhere near a deathwatch as we continue to foolishly see here at FR."

Yes of course, all those plummeting viewership numbers for the Liberal news nets, the disappearing circulation of the print media, the failure of their "flagship" radio station, Air America, the failure of Newsweek and the skyrocketing numbers of the "Fair and Balanced" FNC, are simply coincidences.

Send me some of that shit you're smokin'

26 posted on 05/30/2010 9:59:58 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: stevecmd
And save him they will. The MSM is extremely powerful and nowhere near a deathwatch as we continue to foolishly see here at FR.

Don't worry. When the time comes, 0bama (the taxpayers) will bail out the liberal media.

They have to get some laws in place first(some version of either the 'fairness doctrine', 'net neutrality', or both) but the media is "whithering on the vine" because most people do not trust them.

27 posted on 05/30/2010 10:06:29 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: MollyKuehl

My problem is the huge expenditure of having the ceremony somewhere he didn’t have to be.


28 posted on 05/30/2010 10:10:03 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: MollyKuehl

{sarcasm on}
He doesn’t need to be there cause no troops will die in a war under his watch...

now they might die in a ‘police action’ or a ‘man-made event’ action, but not in a ‘war’ {sarcasm off}


29 posted on 05/30/2010 11:06:19 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: mendedheart

When WAS the last time 0bama went to Iraq or AfgPak to say hi and eat with the troops? Anyone?


30 posted on 05/30/2010 11:30:34 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: MollyKuehl

I have friends and relatives at rest in Arlington. I don’t want their memories, rest, dignity and remains infected by this contemptuous creep. He doesn’t deserve to share such hallowed ground with real Americans.


31 posted on 05/30/2010 12:05:33 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: MollyKuehl; silverleaf

I happen to be a veteran and it’s not a big deal to me. You both could have easily found that out with one click.
We already know what his priorities are. This little incident is equal to a button off my shirt. If this is all our side has to whine about then we don’t have anything to whine about. Petty bullship.


32 posted on 05/30/2010 1:21:52 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: MollyKuehl
Arlington Cemetery is America's military cemetery but the media knows nothing about the military, cares less and therefore deludes itself into believing they can fool us.
33 posted on 05/30/2010 2:14:12 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Thank you for your service in the National Guard.

Tradition is important in any nation. Just as it is in a family. It is glue and bond and it becomes an expectation.

Placing a wreath on Memorial Day at our largest National Cemetary is incredibly important to many of us.

Because of the deep seated suspicion many of us have that uhbama is a phony-a man who hates us and our culture and traditions-it is maybe ESPECIALLY important that he get his sorry black and white ass in gear and start doing the RIGHT THING!

34 posted on 05/30/2010 2:15:45 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they our nation.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Thanks for your service but....you don’t get to decide what is a “big deal” to me.

Having the CinC honor the war dead at our National War Cemetery when we are at war, is a big deal to me. I can only imagine it is a big deal to the families of those killed by terrorists at home and abroad, especially on his watch.


35 posted on 05/30/2010 2:49:01 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every time history repeats itself the price goes up)
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To: Republic

Perhaps you didn’t notice that I also served in the Marine Corps. You’re welcome for that service as well.
Tomorrow, I will spend the entire morning as part of a detail from my American Legion post, Joseph Newton Smith Post #83 of Lincoln, New Hampshire providing honors at about a dozen cemeteries and other sites in 4 different towns here in central NH. If the president had decided to come to one of these places instead of being at Arlington, don’t you think it would be a big deal? All the heroes are not buried at Arlington. I’ve been to Arlington several times. I’m not sure I want to go any more because the place is befouled by the putrifying remains of Ded Kennedy which I find appalling.
I’m glad the president isn’t coming here because he’s worse than useless, but if he or any other president did decide to come here, I would like to see him be with us at the last stop we make. It is a single unmarked grave. The only way to know it is a grave is the flag holder and flag that we place there every year. Nobody even remembers any more the man’s name or how he happened to be there but he deserves just as much honor as any other deceased veteran.
To make a big deal out of Obama’s taking a pass on Arlington this time and trying to use it to convince others of just how bad a president and person he is because of his doing this is just folly and picking this as a battle will not convince anyone to change his position on Obama’s value or lack of it. Let’s pick another battle. There are many better ones to choose from.


36 posted on 05/30/2010 5:52:16 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: MollyKuehl

Who wants his un-American presence on our hallowed ground?
He has no idea what it means to BE an American.


37 posted on 05/30/2010 6:22:29 PM PDT by two23 (Everything about them is a lie)
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To: MollyKuehl
He’s not the Messiah!
38 posted on 05/30/2010 6:59:13 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: mendedheart
I worked in DC as a volunteer Arlington Lady

I just read on another thread about what you gracious comforters offer the families of the fallen. I had no idea.

Thank you for YOUR service.

39 posted on 05/30/2010 7:04:25 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: mendedheart
"I know for I worked in DC as a volunteer Arlington Lady." Thank you so much for what you did.
40 posted on 05/30/2010 8:03:02 PM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA THAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE..... IMPEACH Obama NOW..)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Ok...ok...I hear you and I understand your sentiment. And believe me, there is NO ONE here or in our nation that understands more than me what you are saying about every single lost life in service to our nation is equally important. ABSOLUTELY!

It is the symbolic nature of the leader of our nation, both here at home and around the world, honoring the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington that represents ALL SOLDIERS (as it would were he to visit your neck of the woods, of course) as a TRADITION that comforts and reassures us and lets the world know that our soldiers and sailors are beloved, honored and forever in our hearts.

41 posted on 05/30/2010 8:03:06 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they our nation.)
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To: MollyKuehl
Obama Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Need Not be at Arlington

Sure, there's no need to honor our fallen heroes at our nations' holiest site. In Obama's eyes, they don't deserve such consideration.

42 posted on 05/30/2010 8:57:26 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
I happen to be a veteran and it’s not a big deal to me. You both could have easily found that out with one click.br>
So am I but it is a big deal to me since it's just a continuation on a deplorable stand he has for the military.
43 posted on 05/31/2010 5:38:13 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: lightman

Other than his marxist disciples, who says he is?????????


44 posted on 05/31/2010 5:39:28 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: 101voodoo

Send me some of that shit you’re smokin’

Nov 2008 you fool !


45 posted on 05/31/2010 7:09:23 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: MollyKuehl

So let me ask you this: what was the last thing you did in real life, away from this “deathwatch on FR” as you called it, which can be considered true

Well, for starters I don’t live in California.


46 posted on 05/31/2010 7:11:30 AM PDT by stevecmd
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To: stevecmd
Well, for starters I don’t live in California.

And this is what you consider an argument? :) Amusing! Still doesn't change the fact that you probably never volunteered as a poll worker or knocked on doors while canvassing your own neighborhood on behalf of conservative candidates. You would have recognized true activism if you did all these things instead of lame, unrelated replies. And derogatory statements towards FR, which you clearly frequent. And, also based on your reply, to which you never donated a penny for it's support.
47 posted on 05/31/2010 8:21:53 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

to which you never donated a penny for it’s support.

Maybe FR should charge for their content. I also don’t feel obligated like you do to lay out my volunteer record as you do.


48 posted on 05/31/2010 12:24:03 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: stevecmd
Then, in this case you should abstain from further criticizing of FR. If is insufficient for you, move on to a different pasture. Jim has offered this medium to conservatives for more over a decade and by doing so, him and his family has become a huge target of the nutty left.

It is pure hypocrisy to criticize something which you have no desire to support yet you're more than eager to use. Please sir, I'd like some more!" comes to mind...
49 posted on 05/31/2010 3:18:24 PM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: silverleaf

As for me and mine, we are HAPPY that he skipped Arlington.

I would hope that he would never show his face there, but I know that won’t occur.

I don’t speak for GOd, but I can’t help but wonder if the thunderstorms that chased him and the other sycophants in Chicago today were not a message from Him.


50 posted on 05/31/2010 7:24:47 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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