Skip to comments.Obama Confuses Veterans Day and Memorial Day Again
Posted on 02/21/2012 10:54:41 AM PST by Nachum
Earlier this month, I referenced Barack Obamas remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in an Obamateurism a couple of weeks ago, but alert OOTD reader Ken K spotted one I missed in the same speech. The President spoke about the hardship of our men and women in the military who are now leaving the service but not finding jobs in the current economy. Unfortunately, Obama offered a reprise of one of his earliest gaffes on the national political stage, emphasis mine:
Our economy is making progress as we recover from the worst crisis in three generations, but far too many families are still struggling to find work or make the mortgage, pay for college, or, in some cases, even buy food. Our men and women in uniform have made us safer and more secure, and we were eternally grateful to them, but war and suffering and hardship still remain in too many corners of the globe. And a lot of those men and women who we celebrate on Veterans Day and Memorial Day come back and find that, when it comes to finding a job or getting the kind of care that they need, were not always there the way we need to be.
Almost four years ago, Obama offered this on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate:
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes and I see many of them in the audience here today our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
One might have thought that three years in office would have taught Obama the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. On the latter, we celebrate our living veterans, but on Memorial Day, we remember those who died in the service of their country.
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If Barack Obama’s name was Dan Quayle the sound of guffaws from the MSM would be ear-splitting.
It appears he’d have better odds of being correct by flipping a coin than by relying on the contents of his own brain...
I wonder if Obama saw any Hospital “Corpsemen” in that audience?
He doesn't know the difference between them because he never observed them before he got into office.
He wouldn’t know a corpsman from a corpse.
The White House is supposed to be haunted ...
If he’s talking about either in February, I’m a little worried.
This isn’t even about confusing the two. It’s either that he’s not too bright or it’s just not that important to him.
A memorial is used to remember the dead, so it should be obvious it doesn’t honor those who are living. If he doesn’t “get” this he’s not too bright.
I tend to believe Barry’s problem is that he simply doesn’t care about those “other people.” You know, the ones who can’t directly help him get something he wants, like re-election or adulation. To Barry it doesn’t matter what you call the day or which one is which. And, in his mind, if he doesn’t care it really isn’t all that important.
c’m0n, give the clown a break!
how would any of us do in a foreign countree?????
c’m0n, give the clown a break!
how would any of us do in a foreign countree?????
“I wonder if Obama saw any Hospital Corpsemen in that audience?”
I have noticed radio and TV personalities have started pronouncing it corpse-men on TV and radio.
So to protect their dear leader, the media types are intentionally misspeaking. That way when he speaks incorrectly, no one notices.../S
This is actually an ISSUE. Supposedly, as in ridiculously so, 0bama came to HAWAII at or about age 10, where he stayed and went through the rest of his K-12. On Oahu, we have several memorials that all Americans should see, especially the Arizona. Every year, there are remembrances of December 7, 1941, in addition to Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day. It has become increasingly important as those veterans still alive are dying off.
When 0bama was in Hawaii, those veterans would have made a big deal of coming, and there would have been no way of avoiding any of the news coverage, as that would/is a fantastic vacation for such a veteran to take his family on. Many of those vets would have been at a high in their earnings potentials, and the some of the guys would have wanted their children to see what dad did in WWII at Pearl, Kaneohe Bay, etc.
In other words, there would be no way to not learn the differences among the three. None.
He went to private school there, SUPPOSEDLY, so he would have had money available to him even to travel to GET AWAY at those times specifically.
No effing way he confuses them when he’s from a major battlefield/military base area. For cry-eyed, the ARNG office is in the crater on Oahu. If you drive up there, well, there you are.
“One might have thought that three years in office would have taught Obama the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day”
Not celebrated in Kenya, that’s why he forgets!
And now, this POS posing as president apologizes for the burning of that religious book in Afghanistan!!!!
How can any REAL American vote for this...this...”man”???
What do you expect from a moron who thinks there are 57 states and thinks Hawaii is in Asia?
This guy has got to go—back where he came from and I don’t mean Hawaii or Chicago.
Did he give the speech in “Road Island?”
Oh I don’t know...this makes perfect sense to me.
No matter what people have done during their life - who they voted for - what occupation they engaged in...one thing we do know is that once they are dead they become democrats.
Obama just wants to make sure the dead get plenty of work to help his re-election campaign!
BTW this is especially hilarious after Michelle wished her husband a happy President's Day, saying he was her favorite one.
Problem is there is no such holiday. So presumably she was saying the Obama was her favorite George Washington.
nobama is the perfect, classic definition of stupidity.
I heard a rumor Obama was Lincoln reincarnated?
And, like all dead people, despite having been a republican president, he now votes democrat too.
Abe or Mary?
You have got to be kidding me . . . tell me this is not true.
Who, if I may ask, is now pronouncing “corpsman” CORPSEMAN?
Obummer never misses a muslim holiday.
I agree it’s not funny anymore. Wasn’t the first time-but it was more forgivable then. I guess the only day that zipperhead can get straight would be a day related to some Islamic victory—or perhaps the historic Birthday of Vlad Lenin.
Just think how sweet it will be when these fascist are gone.
That alone is worth everything.
Delete the Fascist party once and for all.
( sometimes initial capital letter ) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
Let's not be too critical -
Heck - none of us know the difference between the Kenya Memorial Day and Kenya Veterans day.
He was raised by America hating, Marxist leaning, Muslim believing, get even with 'Whitey' internationalists. What can you expect?
I cannot WAIT until he is gone!
You know damn well that if Bush made the same idiotic mistake the liberals would be all over him like blowflies on a corpse.
Wait a minute. He thinks Hawaii is in Asia?
N*gger,is you sick?
James Evans,Sr. in ‘Good Times’.
No he isn't.
He didn't get to observe "Decoration Day" when the whole town turned out to clean and brighten the city cemetery.
Or stand in school assembly at 11:00 am each November 11th and observe a moment of silence for Armistice Day.
Some things just make an impression.
So when do we celebrate those who served but died afterwards?
A local TV news reader on channel 8 out of Dallas. Very liberal, very pro zero........;-(
He doesn’t know and he doesn’t care.
I don’t mind Obama - - he’s been put in a job that’s way over his head.
It’s his voters that I’m disgusted with. May they burn in hell.
I wonder when he will start to report that this November their station will be giving General Election results for all “57” States?