Skip to comments.Obama forgets the Coast Guard (Gaffe Alert)
Posted on 12/03/2010 6:07:52 PM PST by Josh Painter
I think we've got every service here tonight, Obama said at Bagram Air Base. He then called on the branches as their members cheered: Weve got Army. Weve got Navy. Weve got Air Force. I think we may have a few Marines around, too.
Obama continued, And a whole lot of folks from the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles.
Moving to his remarks, Obama said, Now, here in Afghanistan ... Then, someone in the crowd shouted out, Coast Guard!
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What about the Corpse Man ?
But he didn’t forget that there were 57 states...
This is the same guy who thinks we have Army “bases.”
this, America, is NOT the obamanation’s country... he doesn’t care, nor does he know what goes on here....
Don’t worry, Zero, the corrupt media has your back-almost no one will hear about it.
However, If Sarah Palin misplaces a consonant , it will be second coming headlines and the topic of network specials.
The news tonight showed video of Barry in his bomber jacket
flouncing off the plane with his limp wrists flailing
up and down, up and down .
He couldn’t even manage to look dignified ..and straight..for 10 seconds.
His photo op in leather jacket and jeans seems to be a poor mimic of George Bush on the air craft carrier. Makes him look even wussier by trying to be like him. So pathetic.
Don’t call it a “gaffe.” Call it “proof that Obama never heard of the Coast Guard.”
That’s how the lamestream media handled Palin’s reference to “our North Korean allies.” That’s how they handled every slip of the tongue from Quayle—as definitive proof of idiocy.
He didn’t forget them, TOTUS forgot them.
He did, however, recognize servicemen and women from all 57 states, including the many Navy Corpse-men in attendance.
Other than the gays in the military thing, I really don’t find much fault with Obama as CinC. He went to visit the troops, and he said the right things.
It’s just everything else that he does that I have problems with.
Just looked it up. Kenya doesn’t seem to have a Coast Guard.
No disrespect intended here but if you don’t have a problem with this bastard being cinc, then you have a problem.
Actually, they were part of the Department of Transportation. After 9-11 they got sucked in by the Direktorat you mentioned.
I didn’t say I’m happy that he’s CinC, just that he has been doing a decent job at it. I don’t know that McCain would have been any better.
By contrast, the last Dem president we had hated the military, and his contempt for members of the Armed Forces was obvious.
He went to Afghanistan in a "Wag the Dog" trip - so's he'd be outta town when the 9.8% unemployment figures hit (and let poor Plugs face the cameras) - among other things.
He stood at the podium and read the written-by-someone-else words on TOTUS.
Just WOW! not
Let me guess, you don't have a close family member fighting in the 'ghan under his new ROE that are callibrated to protect the Taliban over our troops - have resulted in DOUBLE KIA each month under his 'rule.' And he knew it would. Even stated so! "But," they said, "It would be worth it in the long run."
Worth it to WHO?
You may have no fault with that.
I DO. And MANY OTHERS DO>
Most people - including the CIC - haven't a CLUE about what our Coast Guard does.
(My sil flies a CG Hercules C130 - he is in different degrees of danger daily. He and the rest ‘have our backs’ as we go blissfully about our days and sleep good at night - without a thought as to who's out there ‘GUARDING OUR COASTS.’
I am an Army officer, and I see wounded soldiers every day. Furthermore, I may be called upon at any time to notify and/or assist a family upon the death of their soldier.
Do not accuse me of having no understanding of what the troops on the ground are going through.
Ultimately, Obama is my boss. I do not have any problem with his performance as CinC, other than DADT. So what if he’s only acting on the advice of experienced people? That’s far better than some other presidents have done... Johnson comes to mind. And he isn’t full of poorly concealed contempt for the troops like Clinton was.
That isn’t to say that I approve of Obama’s takeover of American industries, or of Obamacare, or of his extreme left social views, etc.
Here's one Freeper who could never forget the USCG, and its proud heritage and traditions. He grew up with them, as his father was a career Coastguardsman...
>> wrists flailing up and down, up and down
Yeah, the look didn’t quite work for him. Maybe one of those shiny, metro, fur-lined snorkel jackets would have worked better.
You can’t be serious. No wonder this country has problems.
Last year, He tried to make our wounded heroes pay for their medical treatment THEMSELVES with their private insurance!
Even the democrats were against and it didn't go anywhere.
Now he's at it again. He wants to freeze their pay for 3 years - and, oh yes, have them pa for HALF OF THEIR MEDICAL EXPENSES.
Whether you are too busy to know what's going on, are clueless, or a troll - but please don't continue to insult us with tripe that he's doing a good job and respects our military. Maybe you should start by reading these/
He lost that bid - but not his disdain foe our troops. Now he wants to freeze their pay for 3 years and make them pay 50% of medical costs.
that was last week. He heard from many places and didn't dare go to the ‘ghan with that - so he's backtracked again...and now says no freeze.
even the liberal comic, Jon Stewart, was outraged last year
If you keep insisting on what a great CIC he is - we'll know where you stand...
During wartime, the Coast Guard is under the Department of the Navy....it just doesn’t have enough clout like the Marine Corps, which is also underneath the Navy...
I have to say that “Coast Guard” would not have instinctively sprung to my mind either if I was addressing the situation in land-locked Afghanistan. However, if there are in fact Coast Guardsmen stationed there, I have to assume I would be briefed on that fact, and would certainly then not have neglected them.
If that's what you really think, exDemMom, then you're more "Dem" than "ex." I'm sure you're sincere, which makes what you say even more distressing.
oh? lol well thank you although I didn’t inquire.
When the “change” this evil man desires is affected upon the advice of his brown-nosed Admiral Mike Mullen—and Mr.Gates
Then those sodomized by these domestic enemies will know what
the frequent flyer was really saying in that wink ,wink, unannounced trip.
AMEN to the poster. Hussein is anti-American to the core.
IMO this ‘unannounced” trip wink wink was a political ploy—
a bone to toss telling the stupid Americans that he is CIC
and can LIE to the men and women in uniform even while his
Democratically controlled Congress is censuring the Military
leaders over the planned prosecution of the enemies plan to
sodomize the armed forces. With politicians we must never forget WHY they do something it often is more telling than what they are programmed to say.That Barry said the right things when speaking to his enemies in the armed forces says only that he listened to his speech writer.
Thank God Gen.Amos and Mr. Munday, who was USMC Commandant before Mr.Amos are Marines and not anchor clankors like that
swish who wants th elaw and policy changed now.
As a former Puddle Pirate, I hold no malice towards Ø for not mentioning the USCG but what I do take umbridge with is they way he responded when someone shouted “Coast Guard” “did I hear some say Coast Guard” like it was alien being or something and then right on with his love affair with TOTUS.
I would guess 90% of the American people couldn’t/wouldn’t name the USCG as part of our Armed Services.
It’s all good! :-)
Ha the “corpse man” AND he never saluted the man who earned the CMH when he presented such a high medal for bravery. For that matter we’ve never seen him actually place his hand on a Bible and state the oath of the office of the presidency.