Skip to comments.Liz Cheney Slams Obama on Dover
Posted on 10/30/2009 4:55:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
RUSH: Brooklyn. Vinny. You're next. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Hello El Rushbo, mmm, mmm, mmm.
RUSH: Yeah, I love that.
REPORTER: Listen, two days ago, and I only heard this once, ABC reported that President Obama did a midnight run to Dover airfield base. My first question to you is I've never heard of any other president doing that, and why would he go out to view the dead coming back from Afghanistan? I mean this seems like some kind of, look at me, I'm the president, you see how sorry I feel for our dead soldiers returning, but I'm only going to send half of what General McChrystal originally requested because I really don't give a hoot. I mean, what kind of sick mind does this? To me it's a publicity ploy that he was warned off of the last moment, you better not make too much light of this because you're going to look like a hypocrite, 'cause that's what he looks like.
RUSH: You asked what kind of sick mind --
RUSH: -- Marxist mind, perhaps fascist mind, but you're right. Look, the White House is busy, they're playing defense. They're responding to things, and the criticism of his dithering in Afghanistan by Vice President Cheney and a number of others made him very sensitive. He doesn't care about it, you're exactly right. Obviously he now has a problem with his own strategy that he implemented in March and he doesn't know what to do about it because he really doesn't care about winning over there but he's commander-in-chief. If he's going to pull off the rest of his agenda he's gotta make as many people believe that he is as traditional a president as anybody else. So as a Democrat he already has the image as weak on defense, he already is on record as having sought defeat in Iraq, but now he's the president. So he goes to Dover at 12:45 a.m., he's there until 4:45 a.m. One family granted him permission to be there and for photos to be taken of the remains of their family member being brought off the airplane, one family. The others did not. It was a pure photo-op to try to get the picture: Obama cares about troops, period, that's all it was. Now, Liz Cheney was asked about this yesterday on radio by John Gibson at Fox News radio. He said, "Seventeen of the 18 families of the fallen denied Obama his photo-op at Dover," and here's what Liz Cheney said.
LIZ CHENEY: I don't know why he went to Dover. I think that clearly it is very important for a commander-in-chief whenever he can, in whatever way possible, to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers, our fallen military, folks, but I think, you know, what President Bush used to do was to do it without cameras, and I don't understand sort of showing up with the White House press pool with photographers and asking family members if he can take pictures. I mean, that's really hard for me to get my head around. I think it's an honorable and important thing to pay tribute, there's no greater sacrifice people make to the nation. It was a surprising way for the president to choose to do it. I would also point out that the best way to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed is to win the war.
RUSH: Amen. That's Liz Cheney yesterday on the syndicated Fox News radio John Gibson show. President Bush used to do it, did you know that? You didn't know it? She just told us something we didn't know. Bush used to do it but there were no cameras, he did it privately with the families. Look, folks, you gotta understand, leftists are propagandists, they live by photo-op and so forth. So Vinny in Brooklyn had it exactly right.
Obama used it as a self-promoting photo-op because he is lower than commie pond-scum. period
and didn’t zero look like a stiff board ... he was definitely ‘faking’ it for the cameras ... he is no commander!
Obama thinks that these dead soldiers are still all about him him him!
It’s true that Pres. Bush always spoke to the families of our fallen heros WITHOUT photographers present. He would not say what he said to them, but it’s reported by the families that he shed tears with them.
President Bush did not use it for photo-ops and campaign appearances. He used it for the solemn reason of paying homage to our war dead and to do what he could to comfort their families.
To Obama its just a cheap political stunt. 1 of 18 families allowed it, the other 17 knew what it was.
True enough. This has the smell of something Clinton would do.
W never, ever exploited the downed heroes, visiting their families in very quiet and unannounced get togethers that most people never even knew about.
He has no right to salute. He never served in the US military.
President Bush honored our war dead privately and did not turn it into a photo op like this piecse of sh-t in the white house now. For obama it is just a photo op when he desicrates our war dead. Words cannot adequately convey my disgust of this #$#%$#% in the white house. All I can say is to hell with him and to hell with those who voted for this wretch.
This is nauseating.
We're literally watching a little boy play grown-up. "I wanna be Pre-si-dent when I grow up, mommy!" He has no class and no idea how to act. Worse, he doesn't have the sense to ASK somebody about appropriate behavior because all of his adviser buddies are equally class-less.
Two words. BOY ZERO
I saw the most nauseating video yesterday.
Barry was shown nearly running up the cargo ramp to get to the coffin before it was brought down .
Like he was afraid he would miss the action.
It was a most macabre and revolting display from our national Showboat.
If 17 bereaved families had told George Bush to buzz off , we all know that would have been the lead story on every newscast.
Barry didn’t honor and respect the fallen , he used them as props.
This guy is one sick and twisted piece of garbage.
AMEN!!! Perfectly Stated!! except You are toooo Gracious and Easy on the Kenyan!
Could You please explain the Code to the rest of Us? Clintoon used to give those awful slimmy Salutes of his own as well and he was the dirtest of draft dodgers....:-Q
well, at least till this Kenyan came along...........
So the muzzie in chief is using the caskets of real American heroes as a photo op, a PR stunt?
No too bright pissing off soldiers.
Only military personnel should use a military salute, especially for an occasion such as this, when the dead are recognized by a salute.
Were people standing in a line, saluting a passing coffin, to act as though you are in the military when you are not is way beyond disingenuous.
I wonder if he practices in front of a mirror.
A Great General once said that Whale Poop is the lowest thing in Our World because it lies on the bottoms of the Deepest Oceans! NOW! We know something Lower, Slimmier, and much more Disgusting, Unfortunately for Us and for Our GREAT MILITARY and OUR GREAT AMERICA! that “IT” seeks to Destroy!...........:-(
The muzzie in chief's Goebbels, the best PR man going, he got a radical communist elected POTUS.
May he meet the same fate as Goebbels.