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Obama to skip 9/11 Ground Zero ceremony
americanthinker.com ^ | 9-7-10 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 09/07/2010 12:57:43 PM PDT by Justaham

President Obama will mark 9/11 at the Pentagon, as he did last year, rather than risk facing angry demonstrators at Ground Zero, where his convoluted remarks and walk back on the Ground Zero mosque might subject him to criticism "like a dog." So the families of the vast majority of 9/11 casualties will be stiff-armed by a thin-skinned commander in chief.

Not exactly a profile in courage.

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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 911anniversary; groundzeromosque; obamalegacy; posobama; proislamist
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1 posted on 09/07/2010 12:57:44 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

But he’s sending his bowser of a VP instead.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 12:58:49 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Justaham

Unrelated, but I laugh to myself every time I hear or see the phrase, “profile in courage”, especially considering that the man it’s attributed to was a drug-addict and serial philanderer. Yep, what “courage” there.


3 posted on 09/07/2010 12:59:46 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Justaham

At the rate he’s going he could lose New York in 2012. How sweet would that be?


4 posted on 09/07/2010 1:00:05 PM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Justaham

Does a shout out in support of his brothers to build a mosque, but skips the American ceremony. Typical.


5 posted on 09/07/2010 1:00:20 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Justaham
Obama to skip 9/11 Ground Zero ceremony

Typical...

6 posted on 09/07/2010 1:00:33 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Justaham

Profiles in Namby-Pamby


7 posted on 09/07/2010 1:01:31 PM PDT by woofie
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To: All
Clearly, when he gave his build-the-mosque speech (from the WH) Ohaha's articulated words and his voice inflections, were archly crafted. Ohaha knew full well that he was throwing a megaton bomb into the American culture......and he was not in the least concerned.

Ohaha knows full well that building the Ground Zero mosque is another version of "Triumphalism".....brough to you from another group of hyphenates bent on mischief. Latinos are itching for Reconquista. The mosquevites are looking to impose Sharia law on the US.

All of us are sick and tired of these foreign-born "hyphenates" sticking it to Americans. Americans know all the world wants to live like we do---even our poorest live handsomely compared to some of these backwater Third World hellholes. Now instead of blending into the US melting pot, the hyphenates want to radically change our culture---they want us to be like them.

That ain't gonna happen.

8 posted on 09/07/2010 1:03:13 PM PDT by Liz
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To: OldDeckHand

Think what you will about JFK, but as he authored “Profiles in Courage,” it was his fellow soldiers he wrote about who were courageous. He was not writing about himself.


9 posted on 09/07/2010 1:06:42 PM PDT by Laulee
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To: Justaham
President Obama will mark 9/11 at the Pentagon, as he did last year, rather than risk facing angry demonstrators at Ground Zero, where his convoluted remarks and walk back on the Ground Zero mosque might subject him to criticism "like a dog."

Is not the phrase "like a dog" more likely to be uttered by a Muslim, or am I wrong about that? Muslims do not like dogs.

In today's pampered pet culture being treated like a dog is not bad; just consider dog motels with air conditioning and pools, pampered kennels, dog burial grounds, dog toys, etc.

10 posted on 09/07/2010 1:06:44 PM PDT by olezip
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To: Justaham
criticism "like a dog"

Barry is really going to regret that "dog" ad lib. He gets in trouble every time he goes off teleprompter.

11 posted on 09/07/2010 1:09:33 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Tzfat

He’s going to the Pentagon instead, isn’t he? Maybe he’ll toss a rose on the site.


12 posted on 09/07/2010 1:09:39 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: Tzfat

There we go! Thats our Man!

....recognize it for what it is.

Ahhh, hows he leading , and who is he leading in Afghanistan and Iraq? Who is he helping in Iran? Gee, lets give hamas more money and weapons to fight Israel, pakistan? Hell lets send them more money too.


13 posted on 09/07/2010 1:10:41 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Justaham
C O W A R D!

The really sad, and scary part is...our enemies already know this....

14 posted on 09/07/2010 1:11:43 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Justaham
I am glad he is not going. It would be an insult, a slap in the face of America. He would have been booed by the New York crowds.

He knows that at the Pentagon the crowd will be made up of restrained military personnel that won't boo.

15 posted on 09/07/2010 1:13:01 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Laulee

“Think what you will about JFK, but as he authored “Profiles in Courage,”

Profiles in Courage was ghost-written by Arthur Schlesinger.
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2478/did-john-f-kennedy-really-write-profiles-in-courage

Of course, that didn’t stop JFK from accepting a Pulitzer Prize for it.

“it was his fellow soldiers he wrote about who were courageous. He was not writing about himself.”

The latter statement is undeniably true. But he wasn’t writing about his fellow soldiers either. He was writing about people who exhibited courage in politics—most Senators.

Would that we’d seen some of that same courage when the Senate deliberated on Clinton’s impeachment or when Blue Dog Senators were being asked to vote against the clear interests and desires of their constituents in the final vote on the health care bill.


16 posted on 09/07/2010 1:15:44 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Justaham

Obama,you low-life POS.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 1:16:06 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: Laulee
The men being praised in Profiles in Courage were 8 US Senators who took courageous stands. It has been alleged that the book was ghostwritten--see the Wikipedia article on Profiles in Courage (which basically concludes that Ted Sorenson did much or most of the writing).
18 posted on 09/07/2010 1:19:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: OldDeckHand

Not to mention the book was ghost written.

The one aspect of the Kennedy family that I do think reflects decently on them, is the service of Joe and John Kennedy in WWII.

Joe was KIA and John was WIA. One could argue that John wasn’t much of a PT boat commander, if his boat got cut in half by a larger ship in the middle of the night. If there was no moon, I think that might be a bit harsh.

Yes, the old man was tied to the mob, made his money from running illegal booze, and tinkered with elections to advance his son’s political aspirations. I think the mob was involved in John’s election to be president too.

John was on major narcotics as he served as president. He was a philanderer and even toyed around with mob molls and at least one Iron Curtain spy.

His time in the service may or may not have reached the level of a profile in courage. The pain he endured while he served as president may or may not have reached the level of a profile in courage.

There was certainly a dark side to him. I don’t think the guy should have been president.

That said, the Democrat party in Kennedy’s day was nothing like the Democrat party of today. He supported the military, pushed through tax cuts, and opposed the Communists with a passion.

He was severely flawed as a man, and I think even contributed to the mindset of a young Bill Clinton, and what he would grow up to be in time.

So was he to be taken to task? I think so, on a number of grounds, but this lout we have in there now makes Kennedy look like a founding father by comparison. Of course that’s not the level of guy Kennedy was, but he certainly had more on the ball than Obama.

Hell, most fifth graders have more on the ball than Obama.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 1:21:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Gabrial

At the Pentagon, Zero and his minions can control the make-up of the crowd. There will be cherry-picked Obama uber-lovers, all ready to act enraptured as Zero ladles it on.

At Ground Zero, Pam Geller and company would be waiting for him.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 1:23:51 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Gabrial

He’s not going because he knows it would be seen as a Muslim standing over the site, equivocating. He won’t be able to resist defending the Muslim hordes and trashing U. S. citizens in the process.


21 posted on 09/07/2010 1:24:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Justaham
With all of the planes and helicopters this guy has at his disposal, you would think he could make it to both. Just tell him the the NY ceremony is a DNC fund raiser, and he'd fly across the country.
22 posted on 09/07/2010 1:26:51 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Liz

-—they want us to be like them. That ain’t gonna happen.
Bravo, Liz!


23 posted on 09/07/2010 1:29:01 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Right Cal Gal
“At the Pentagon, Zero and his minions can control the make-up of the crowd. There will be cherry-picked Obama uber-lovers, all ready to act enraptured as Zero ladles it on.”

Exactly. A BS photo-op is there ever was one. I hope stone faced silence greets him at the podium.

24 posted on 09/07/2010 1:31:45 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Gabrial

-I am glad he is not going. It would be an insult,
a slap in the face of America.
He would have been booed by the New York crowds.
He knows that at the Pentagon the crowd will be made up of
restrained military personnel that won’t boo. -

AMEN! I was going to say that but now I’ll just agree with you.
People can bitch that he’s not going to NY,
but the SOB doesn’t deserve to show his face at the site
of the fallen Twin Towers, where Americans were murdered
by by the evil ‘religion’ he defends and upholds.

And yes, the Pentagon is the obvious choice because
he has to be somewhere, and the military will be much quieter
than the crowds in NY will be.

Notice mrs posotus will also not be in NY.


25 posted on 09/07/2010 1:32:05 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: Laulee

If JFK had actually written the book, your argument would hold a little more water.


26 posted on 09/07/2010 1:32:53 PM PDT by itsahoot (We the people allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: Justaham

Cowardly wuss.

He’s a moslem.


27 posted on 09/07/2010 1:33:38 PM PDT by Jemian (If guns kill people, then spoons make Michael Moore fat.)
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To: DoughtyOne
“He’s not going because he knows it would be seen as a Muslim standing over the site, equivocating. He won’t be able to resist defending the Muslim hordes and trashing U. S. citizens in the process.”

Absolutely. He knows Americans don't want him anywhere near Ground Zero after his vocal support of the Ground Zero Mosque.

28 posted on 09/07/2010 1:35:04 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: colorado tanker

Does that remark show how he regards his own pet dog BO? I think he was lobbing a word bomb at the conservatives because muslims don’t have dogs as pets and to regard him as one would be interpreted as lowly.


29 posted on 09/07/2010 1:36:32 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: Gabrial

Agreed.


30 posted on 09/07/2010 1:37:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: DrC

I was reacting to the statement made that JFK was the ultimate narcissist in writing Profiles in Courage. My point was that at least JFK could at least honor others. I did not realize the politics attached to that piece. I’m guessing the 40 years since I’ve read it, it has lost some lustre.


31 posted on 09/07/2010 1:37:56 PM PDT by Laulee
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To: Justaham

I like my dog. I never criticize my dog except when she steals food from the dinner table. If our dear leader was treated like a dog, he would be loved by all.


32 posted on 09/07/2010 1:39:22 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Justaham

Something more important on his schedule, golfing or another, his 160th, vacation at the tax payers expense.


33 posted on 09/07/2010 1:39:22 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Justaham

Barak Hussein 0bama woof woof woof. This has a better ring to it than mmmmm mmmmmm mmmmmm. Woof woof woof dawg!


34 posted on 09/07/2010 1:42:59 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Citizen Soldier
Zero thinks that accusing conservatives of treating him like a dog is a word bomb on us, but it's not. He looks whiny and just using that word in conjunction with himself diminishes him and his presidency.

IMHO the man is not intelligent and isn't even a particularly good speaker. I think he's gotten along in life by affirmative action and being able to parrot back to liberal academicians and politicians what they want to hear. I'd sure like to see those school transcripts.

35 posted on 09/07/2010 1:49:27 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Laulee
Think what you will about JFK, but as he authored “Profiles in Courage

I thought he had a ghost writer.

36 posted on 09/07/2010 1:50:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CaptainPhilFan
“Notice mrs posotus will also not be in NY.”

Yes, she has made it abundantly clear she was not proud of her country at that time, or any time for that matter, before her husband was elected.

37 posted on 09/07/2010 1:51:29 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: CaptainPhilFan

“He would have been booed by the New York crowds”

I think he would be crucified.


38 posted on 09/07/2010 1:54:54 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Justaham

What a POS.


39 posted on 09/07/2010 1:57:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: Justaham
"like a dog"

And that's another thing he got wrong.
We do not treat him like a dog -
We don't like him nearly that much and it's disparaging to dogs.

I see him more on the level of a dog's favorite leg.


40 posted on 09/07/2010 1:59:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Victory or Death" - George Washington's rallying cry at the Battle of Trenton)
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To: Justaham

His wife is going to PA to the let’s roll site. She is joining Laura Bush.

Biden is going to ground zero.

Obama will probably get a round of golf in if he stays for the pentagon ceremony.


41 posted on 09/07/2010 2:03:52 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Justaham

42 posted on 09/07/2010 2:09:54 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: Justaham

Here to hoping some of the soldiers give Obatboy a “Woof, Woof”!


43 posted on 09/07/2010 2:13:52 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Justaham

He was gonna go, but its date night and Michelle won’t let him.


44 posted on 09/07/2010 2:16:35 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Justaham

chickensh*t as usual.


45 posted on 09/07/2010 2:22:25 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: businessprofessor
If our dear leader was treated like a dog, he would be loved by all.

I couldn't put my finger on what PO'ed me about his whining about being treated "like a dog" (grammatically incorrect, BTW. Should be "as a dog"), then I read your post. That's it! He thinks being treated as a dog is a bad thing, when for most Americans, who love their dogs, it's the opposite.

He must treat Bo like crap.

46 posted on 09/07/2010 2:25:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Right Cal Gal

I’d pay money to see Deborah Burlingame tear him a new one.


47 posted on 09/07/2010 2:25:28 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Most "have nots" are not "can nots". Most are "will nots".)
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To: Justaham

His handlers are afraid he’ll be roundly boooooed by the shepple since they can’t control the crowd and only allow SEIU thugs.


48 posted on 09/07/2010 2:32:14 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Justaham

You know; I hope he doesn’t. He doesn’t belong there.


49 posted on 09/07/2010 2:33:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Justaham

Good! Good people don’t need a loser like Obamao belittling things.


50 posted on 09/07/2010 2:35:01 PM PDT by pallis
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