Skip to comments.Obama criticized on Twitter for Thanksgiving remarks omitting God
Posted on 11/24/2011 2:29:29 PM PST by Evil Slayer
From LA Times (link only)
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Michelle was heard to whisper, “All this for a damn turkey.”
See...that proves that they are extremists...out-of-the-mainstream of Americans...imagine...thanking GOD on Thanksgiving Day...
This concludes the daily DNC and Re-Elect BHO Tweets.
347 days until America can fire him.
I read some of the comments made beneath the article. I cannot believe how so many people can defend him, and the idiotic reasons they give for doing so.
...Damn, where did I put that bag of Kenya juju?
November 16, 2001
Nearly half a century ago, President Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed Thanksgiving as a time when Americans should celebrate "the plentiful yield of our soil . . . the beauty of our land . . . the preservation of those ideals of liberty and justice that form the basis of our national life, and the hope of international peace." Now, in the painful aftermath of the September 11 attacks and in the midst of our resolute war on terrorism, President Eisenhower's hopeful words point us to our collective obligation to defend the enduring principles of freedom that form the foundation of our Republic.
During these extraordinary times, we find particular assurance from our Thanksgiving tradition, which reminds us that we, as a people and individually, always have reason to hope and trust in God, despite great adversity. In 1621 in New England, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God, in whom they placed their hope, even though a bitter winter had taken many of their brethren. In the winter of 1777, General George Washington and his army, having just suffered great misfortune, stopped near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to give thanks to God. And there, in the throes of great difficulty, they found the hope they needed to persevere. That hope in freedom eventually inspired them to victory.
In 1789, President Washington, recollecting the countless blessings for which our new Nation should give thanks, declared the first National Day of Thanksgiving. And decades later, with the Nation embroiled in a bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln revived what is now an annual tradition of issuing a presidential proclamation of Thanksgiving. President Lincoln asked God to "heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and Union."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.
GEORGE W. BUSH
In comparison to George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation:
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - A PROCLAMATION
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor - and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
We are known by our works.
Easy to discern between Bush and Obama.
What an assinine remark to bring into a Thanksgiving statement. The rest of can be thankful that, among other great blessings from Above, we're another day closer to ousting this fool from office via vote.
Well, “thank one another” sounds like a very plausible socialist creed to me. And it’s not a very big step to there from the idea that God is only implied and not mentioned.
Amen to that! I don't believe in luck or coincidences, but the Lord's providence.
Sometimes gridlock is good. Ever thank God for gridlock?
When it comes to Washington DC, youbetcha!
I suppose one could thank God explicitly for luck without absolutely having to lapse into absurdity or blasphemy — as the bible puts it, the lot is thrown in the lap but the decision is from God.
He sure used the words “thankful” and “grateful” a lot. But who is he thankful TO?
Great post. Words still have meaning.
Yhat comment he made about “gridlock” was TOTALLY OUT OF PLACE AND DISGUSTING....a cheap poiticizing and divisive remark.
He is so awful on every level. I am so grateful for being an American...he just is not!
Great food, good friends, a day off, no IED’s in the streets, no bombs, no Sharia..just a lot of football....WHAT a great country!
51% of people in this country will defend him because they are getting a free ride. Look at his remarks again, he calls it mutual responsibility....when are these folks going to return the favor?
Remember when he visited Notre Dame and Georgetown, and his thugs covered up the crosses behind the stage with cloth so he would not have to see them?
I am beginning to believe that Obama is perfectly possessed by a demon.
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