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Obama forgets the Coast Guard (Gaffe Alert)
Politico 44 ^ | 12/03/10 | Matt Negrin

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: “We’ve got Army. We’ve got Navy. We’ve 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!”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; coastguard; obama; usmilitary
The commander-in-chief doesn't even know that some elements of the U.S. Coast Guard deployed to Afghanistan:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100124003100AApZFTa

1 posted on 12/03/2010 6:08:00 PM PST by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

What about the Corpse Man ?


2 posted on 12/03/2010 6:10:24 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Josh Painter

"Whether we like it or not we remain dominant military superpower." -- B. Hussein O.
3 posted on 12/03/2010 6:11:03 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Josh Painter

But he didn’t forget that there were 57 states...


4 posted on 12/03/2010 6:11:26 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Josh Painter

This is the same guy who thinks we have Army “bases.”


5 posted on 12/03/2010 6:16:36 PM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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To: Josh Painter

this, America, is NOT the obamanation’s country... he doesn’t care, nor does he know what goes on here....


6 posted on 12/03/2010 6:18:23 PM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: Josh Painter
Man, the Coast Guard always gets effed in the scheme of things because they were lumped in with Commerce and not DoD. That ain't right. Now they get effed for being part of the Direktorat of Domestic Civilian Kontrol. We need to abolish that stain on American history post haste, establish a new Office of Civil Defense, and make the USCG the lead dog.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

7 posted on 12/03/2010 6:21:04 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: Josh Painter

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.


8 posted on 12/03/2010 6:22:17 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Josh Painter

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.


9 posted on 12/03/2010 6:36:18 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Josh Painter

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.


10 posted on 12/03/2010 6:43:37 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Josh Painter

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.


11 posted on 12/03/2010 6:44:22 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Josh Painter

He didn’t forget them, TOTUS forgot them.


12 posted on 12/03/2010 6:56:10 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Josh Painter

He did, however, recognize servicemen and women from all 57 states, including the many Navy Corpse-men in attendance.


13 posted on 12/03/2010 7:01:54 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Josh Painter

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.


14 posted on 12/03/2010 7:24:11 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Josh Painter

Just looked it up. Kenya doesn’t seem to have a Coast Guard.


15 posted on 12/03/2010 7:26:18 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: exDemMom

No disrespect intended here but if you don’t have a problem with this bastard being cinc, then you have a problem.


16 posted on 12/03/2010 7:37:46 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: Viking2002

Actually, they were part of the Department of Transportation. After 9-11 they got sucked in by the Direktorat you mentioned.


17 posted on 12/03/2010 7:52:49 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


18 posted on 12/03/2010 8:08:04 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
I really don’t find much fault with Obama as CinC. He went to visit the troops, and he said the right things.

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>

19 posted on 12/03/2010 8:33:50 PM PST by maine-iac7 (We Stand Together of We Fall Apart)
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To: Josh Painter
Not only do some Coast Guard serve in the ‘ghan, they are out on the seas and in the air - in all weather - 24/7, protecting our hineys.

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.’

20 posted on 12/03/2010 8:40:04 PM PST by maine-iac7 (We Stand Together of We Fall Apart)
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To: maine-iac7

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.


21 posted on 12/03/2010 9:42:09 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: maine-iac7
Not only do some Coast Guard serve in the ‘ghan, they are out on the seas and in the air - in all weather - 24/7, protecting our hineys.

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...

the infowarrior

22 posted on 12/03/2010 9:44:37 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

>> wrists flailing up and down, up and down

ROFLOL.

Yeah, the look didn’t quite work for him. Maybe one of those shiny, metro, fur-lined snorkel jackets would have worked better.


23 posted on 12/03/2010 9:51:04 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: exDemMom

You can’t be serious. No wonder this country has problems.


24 posted on 12/03/2010 9:51:27 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: exDemMom; All
He has TOTAL disregard for our military - TOTAL - and is responsible, with his ROE, for many MANY KIAs - and looks upon it as ‘worth it in the long run.”

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/

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/03/16/american-legion-commander-angered-after-meeting-obama/

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.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/11/military-debt-commission-recommendations-111010w/

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

http://themoderatevoice.com/27210/jon-stewart-rips-obama-on-troop-insurance/

If you keep insisting on what a great CIC he is - we'll know where you stand...

25 posted on 12/03/2010 10:02:07 PM PST by maine-iac7 (We Stand Together of We Fall Apart)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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...


26 posted on 12/03/2010 10:02:19 PM PST by gman992
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To: Josh Painter

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.


27 posted on 12/03/2010 10:28:06 PM PST by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: Josh Painter; Viking2002; freedumb2003; maine-iac7


"Uhh, HUH? Lessee now...point guard...check; shooting guard...check; coast guard...coast guard...SAY WHAT? WTF is a coast guard? BTW, is that a backboard over there? Anybody gotta ball?"

28 posted on 12/03/2010 10:29:22 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: exDemMom
I really don’t find much fault with Obama as CinC.

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.

29 posted on 12/03/2010 10:33:44 PM PST by abbyg55
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To: gman992

oh? lol well thank you although I didn’t inquire.


30 posted on 12/03/2010 11:32:43 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: Josh Painter

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.


31 posted on 12/04/2010 5:07:53 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: BenLurkin

AMEN to the poster. Hussein is anti-American to the core.


32 posted on 12/04/2010 5:09:04 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: exDemMom

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.


33 posted on 12/04/2010 5:16:39 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: gman992

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.


34 posted on 12/04/2010 5:31:49 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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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.


35 posted on 12/04/2010 8:15:24 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Babalu
I stand corrected - I was thinking of NOAA. I always figured they should be in a separate department with the USGS, and the various fisheries and forestry agencies.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

36 posted on 12/04/2010 3:27:42 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: Viking2002

It’s all good! :-)


37 posted on 12/04/2010 6:42:30 PM PST by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: al baby

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.


38 posted on 12/05/2010 6:40:53 AM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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