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Medal of Honor recipient declines invitation to State of the Union
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Posted on 02/12/2013 1:54:34 PM PST by Arthurio

(CNN) -- The former Army staff sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama Monday is declining the first lady's invitation to be her guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Clint Romesha, who was awarded the prestigious medal for uncommon valor in Afghanistan, told CNN that he has decided to spend the evening with friends from his former unit, Black Knight Troop, 3-61 CAV, his wife Tammy -- with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday -- and their families.

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1 posted on 02/12/2013 1:54:39 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

This guy has his priorities straight.

Me? If I was asked to visit obozo, I would have to wash my hair that day.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 1:58:11 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Arthurio

Smart guy, never miss the anniversery.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 1:58:51 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Arthurio
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4 posted on 02/12/2013 1:59:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Arthurio

The thought that this soldier would be required to salute the bat-eared-b*stard if they were outside makes me hurl.

Sgt Romesha has class, cojones, and honor beyond measure.

Dorkface has no measure of anything except slime.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 1:59:41 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Arthurio

Good judgment. Now he will be spared the need to de-contaminate himself.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 2:00:27 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Arthurio

This man is such a hero. He is humbled by all of the attention. His pathos at the ceremony was evident. I like the cut of his jib.....may he live a long and blessed life


7 posted on 02/12/2013 2:03:22 PM PST by Nifster
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Mooch has never looked better.....


8 posted on 02/12/2013 2:04:12 PM PST by Nifster
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To: freedumb2003
no excuses necessary No worked fine
9 posted on 02/12/2013 2:05:17 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: freedumb2003

I bet he understands more than most of us.. you do not get time back with your loved ones or with your brothers in arms. Why would he waste that time with something as insignificant as being a photo prop for people who do not understand his wisdom... nor do they possess it. Happy anniversary and Wow!


10 posted on 02/12/2013 2:07:11 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Arthurio

I’d like to kiss his boots!!


11 posted on 02/12/2013 2:11:15 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Arthurio

good decision.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 2:13:44 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: freedumb2003
Me? If I was asked to visit obozo, I would have to wash my hair that day.

Yeah, sorry, my sock drawer needs rearranging.

13 posted on 02/12/2013 2:15:03 PM PST by Bob
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To: Arthurio

“who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama”

I think that should read “presented” the Medal of Honor.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 2:21:32 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Arthurio
I don't get it: Why would he refuse to stand in the majestic shadow of The One?


15 posted on 02/12/2013 2:24:10 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

This soldier has brought more Honor to HIS Medal of Honor
God Bless him, he is more than worthy of recognition.

Airborne Trooper!


16 posted on 02/12/2013 2:32:32 PM PST by coldflamingo (Old Paratrooper/Nam Vet/Retired SFC USArmy)
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To: Arthurio

Honor first.

There is no honor in the company of these tyrannical trash.


17 posted on 02/12/2013 2:34:25 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Arthurio

Good for him. I think I’d wish for better company as well


18 posted on 02/12/2013 2:38:11 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Arthurio

That is what honor is about

the lion declining an invitation to lay down with jackals and hyenas in a show of “compromise”


19 posted on 02/12/2013 2:40:59 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Arthurio

Scheduling conflict.. LOL

I told my wife last night the decision to get the award from Beezle or not receive the honor would be a tough one.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 2:50:15 PM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Nifster

I agree. Romesha is the real deal, and don’t think that it was hard to decline the invitation to be feted by POTUS. Turning down the offer to have the spotlight one more time requires true valor. Obviously he is making a statement, but will the low information voter know or care?


21 posted on 02/12/2013 2:54:03 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Arthurio
I'm not interpreting any more of this than what the soldier said. He wants to spend the time with his wife and friends and I'm ok with that explanation............

Anyone attempting to read his thoughts and "assume" his real motivation are way out of line and grasping for straws.......

22 posted on 02/12/2013 2:58:24 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Doogle


Bravo, SSgt. Clinton Romesha!



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 02/12/2013 2:59:59 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Arthurio
Good on him!

Has the ability and knowledge to realize that he is not a pawn.

24 posted on 02/12/2013 3:14:56 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Arthurio
Clint Romesha, who was awarded the prestigious medal for uncommon valor in Afghanistan, told CNN that he has decided to spend the evening with friends from his former unit, Black Knight Troop, 3-61 CAV, his wife Tammy -- with whom he celebrates a wedding anniversary Tuesday -- and their families.

Excellent!

25 posted on 02/12/2013 3:28:16 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Arthurio
Clint Romesha: "You go, Clint Romesha, you go!"

Thanks to Clint Romesha for his service to our country.

And, Happy Anniversary to the Romeshas!

26 posted on 02/12/2013 3:28:34 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Arthurio

Amy Vanderbilt, Emily Post, or some other expert on etiquette once wrote that the only acceptable reason to decline a White House invitation is if you will be out of the country. I think today an anniversary is sufficient for good manners. In this particular case, I admire our Medal of Honor recipient both for making the right decision given the person who wanted to use him for political gain and the subtlety with which he politely declined.


27 posted on 02/12/2013 3:43:19 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Bob
"Yeah, sorry, my sock drawer needs rearranging."

Now, that I think about it, my sock drawer needs rearranging, too!

We Will DVR, or whatever the initials are, and only look at it later, if at all, in case there is another Joe "you lie" Wilson moment. I think that it his name = Joe Wilson.

28 posted on 02/12/2013 3:55:03 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Da Coyote
One military courtesy CMOH recipients enjoy is that everyone else salutes *you* regardless of rank, subordinate, peer, or superior.

So, the bat-eared-b@st@rd rates saluting SFC Romesha!

29 posted on 02/12/2013 3:59:50 PM PST by twister881
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To: Arthurio

The guy has class. I have little doubt he’d like to spit in the African communist scumbag’s face, but instead made up a respectful excuse.


30 posted on 02/12/2013 4:03:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

If you ain’t cav ..........


31 posted on 02/12/2013 4:16:02 PM PST by satan (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: freedumb2003

“If I was asked to visit obozo, I would have to wash my hair that day.”

And count your fingers afterwards, if asked to shake hands with him for the cameras.


32 posted on 02/12/2013 4:16:39 PM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Arthurio
I won't even watch his speech tonight. I will learn all that I want to know tomorrow on FR.

Thank you, Jim Robinson, for Free Republic.

33 posted on 02/12/2013 4:38:37 PM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: Arthurio

I think it’s a safe bet that he wasn’t invited there out of respect - rather he was invited there to be a prop for the President, and he’s smart enough to know that.

Great kid!!!


34 posted on 02/12/2013 5:39:08 PM PST by BobL
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To: Arthurio
After reading The Outpost, by Jake Tapper, I understand SSGT Romesha and his solid decisions. This man is a rock and has firm convictions, integrity and honor. Maybe we can see him or a man like him lead our country some day.
35 posted on 02/12/2013 6:05:52 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Hot Tabasco
Yes, this soldiers wants to spend the time with his wife and friends.....AND NOT WITH OBOZO OR THE MOOCH. The unspoken meaning is understood loud and clear. You can be sure the dictator heard it. And so have we, for which we give thanks to this young soldier. He knows the enemy when he see it and he deals with it accordingly, be it in Afghanistan or in OUR White House.
36 posted on 02/13/2013 4:25:54 AM PST by itssme
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