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Did Obama ‘Snub’ 9/11 Families? (Invites Were Addressed "Dear 9/11 family member" - IMPEACH!!!)
Commentary Magazine ^ | May 5, 2011 | by Alana Goodman

Posted on 05/05/2011 3:02:44 PM PDT by library user

He placed a wreath at Ground Zero, met with 9/11 firefighters and vowed that, “when we say ‘we will never forgot,’ we mean what we say.” But it seems like the president did overlook one detail — putting names on the invitations to 9/11 families.

The administration apparently sent out form-letter invites to 50 hand-picked relatives of 9/11 victims, which began “Dear 9/11 family member.” At least one family has turned down the request, saying that they felt the letter was impersonal.

“If this form letter was the invitation, it was kinda lame,” said John Vigiano, who lost two heroic sons – one a firefighter and the other a police officer – in the attack. “I’m honored the president of the United States is coming to New York,” he said. “[But] to me it’s just going to be a photo op.”

The form-letter does seem a bit lame, especially since the family members were chosen beforehand. It shouldn’t have been difficult for the White House to type out 50 names on stationary. This isn’t something that will dampen the good-will New Yorkers have toward Obama, but it is an unfortunate mistake. It’s the first time Obama has been to pay his respects at Ground Zero since taking office, and this flub does make him come off as detached.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; fubo; narcissistinchief; nyc; obamunism; obltermination; protocol; shiftingstory; whprotocol; wtc
Unfreakingbelieveable.
1 posted on 05/05/2011 3:02:50 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Mail-merge?


2 posted on 05/05/2011 3:06:46 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: library user

Did Michelle Obama bother to go to Ground Zero to meet with the families?

P.S. Whoever wrote the article needs to learn the difference between stationary and stationery... :)


3 posted on 05/05/2011 3:08:58 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: library user

Impeach him for an etiquette failure toward Most Favored Victims? Puh-leeze.

The place for commentary is in a response, not in the title.


4 posted on 05/05/2011 3:09:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: library user

What a pr#ck Obama is. This was a photo-op to him, that’s all.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 3:09:32 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: library user

IF any portion of this lands in a campaign commercial then they were brought there under false pretenses. Sue the SOB for fraud and toss in a couple million more for emotional distress.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 3:09:46 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: library user

OMG! Ping!!!


7 posted on 05/05/2011 3:10:00 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The 'Affirmative Action' pResident that destroyed America)
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To: library user
Yes. ..and no; inasmuch as it is all too typical of the Grand Narcissist; and his et al servers.

It's all he needed folks! (Just show up; so he can get that photo op, and 'campaign footage' for his later promotion.

(And we can guess, who 'thanked' who, for being there.)

8 posted on 05/05/2011 3:12:28 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: library user

Well it’s not suprising. As we have seen in the past Mr.Soetoro only respects the feelings and rights of the terrorist. Don’t hurt KSM. Try KSM as a respectable US citizen.


9 posted on 05/05/2011 3:12:36 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: GOPrincess

LOL at your PS. Spell check only checks that the word is spelled correctly, not that you’re used the correct word. Of course, the little trick is “stationEry” goes in an Envelope. :)


10 posted on 05/05/2011 3:12:36 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: KansasGirl

“What a pr#ck Obama is. This was a photo-op to him, that’s all.”

And not near as impressive as a flight to a carrier. lol


11 posted on 05/05/2011 3:12:36 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: library user

It’s the first time Obama has been to pay his respects at Ground Zero since taking office, and this flub does make him come off as detached.

Detached??
Obama is a moron..


12 posted on 05/05/2011 3:14:33 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Tax-chick

Sorry but I think it goes way beyond that. It’s proof positive that today was nothing but a photo-op and material for a campaign commercial.

In addition, rarely does another FReeper post from this source (Commentary) so the odds of a dupe occurring due to my editorializing in the headline is marginal.


13 posted on 05/05/2011 3:14:43 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

Well, to be fair to Obama, I doubt if he sat down and personally wrote these letters. It was his staff that screwed up.

Well, I admit, there’s a bit of sarcasm there. After all, who was it that chose his staff? Obama!

No president in history has had a more idiotic, incompetent, and ideologically extremist staff than Barack Hussein Obama. He is surrounded by flaming incompetents. So this kind of mistake is hardly surprising. It happens about a hundred times a day, every day.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 3:16:48 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: GOPrincess
Did Michelle Obama bother to go to Ground Zero to meet with the families?

Nope.

No icecream.

16 posted on 05/05/2011 3:16:51 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: library user
BHO is trash, half white trash. Being classless is not an impeachable offense. There are plenty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” that he could be charged with, but just being a jerk.....
17 posted on 05/05/2011 3:18:20 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Bockscar
Obama has about as much class as a bucket full of sewage.

Raw sewage everywhere take umbrage to your analogy...

18 posted on 05/05/2011 3:19:43 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: library user

Dear current White House resident,

What a sad sorry blemish you are on the office you hold.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 3:20:46 PM PDT by mojito
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To: library user

Dear 9/11 family member,

I’m comming up for re-election soon. I would like you to join me in a photo op at ground zero. If you wear Obama gear, we will put your name in a hat. At the end of the ceremony, we wil pull a name from the hat. The lucky winner gets a free waiver from my unconstitutional health care law. Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

B. Hussein Obama


20 posted on 05/05/2011 3:21:21 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: library user

FUBO


21 posted on 05/05/2011 3:21:41 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: library user

““[But] to me it’s just going to be a photo op.”

Boy, he get’s it!! Hussein does NOTHING that isn’t for himself.


22 posted on 05/05/2011 3:23:32 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like With Trump in attendance, Owhat you say))
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To: library user
And just when you thought the Narcissist in Chief couldn't behave any worse, lo, there is this:

“Debra Burlingame, the sister of Charles “Chic” Burlingame (pilot of the plane that crashed into the Pentagon) met with President Obama today, along with other families who were victims of 9/11. Burlingame said she confronted Obama about Attorney General Eric Holder prosecuting the men who interrogated KSM, which may have produced intelligence leading us to bin Laden.

Burlingame describes the encounter with Obama: “As a former attorney I know you can't tell the Attorney General what to do, he said, ‘No, I can't.’ But I said ‘we — that shouldn't stop you from giving your opinion. We wouldn't be here today if they hadn't done their jobs. Can't you at least give them your opinion.’ And he said ‘no I won't,’ and he turned around and walked away.”

VIDEO AT THE LINK:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/05/05/burlingame_after_meeting_with_obama_he_turned_his_back_on_me.html

23 posted on 05/05/2011 3:24:52 PM PDT by mojito
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To: library user

Marxist bastard.


25 posted on 05/05/2011 3:25:20 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: library user
It is not an 'unfortunate mistake' - it is a callous disregard and disrespect for these families; and it betrays what is the ugly truth of Obama pretense and the narcissism it feeds from.

This was a 'slip up'; whereby Obama's 'audience' gets a peak at the ugly - albeit authentic - Obama; if only for moment.

And even worse than the original contemptuous 'oversight'; will be their 'real' response to this outing of rude. . .the response we will not see or hear about. Unless, there is another slip up. . .

26 posted on 05/05/2011 3:27:37 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: death2tyrants
You forgot to mention that the winner also gets an 0bama 2012 button! Hooray!
27 posted on 05/05/2011 3:28:57 PM PDT by mojito
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To: library user

Class ... he ain’t got none.


28 posted on 05/05/2011 3:29:40 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: library user

You can’t impeach because “someone” has the manners of a creature raised in a barn.


29 posted on 05/05/2011 3:35:28 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: library user

They should have worn name tags identifying themselves as ‘9-11 Family Member’...


30 posted on 05/05/2011 3:37:57 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: library user
It’s proof positive that today was nothing but a photo-op and material for a campaign commercial.

Yeah ... who would expect anything else? Yes, it's in dreadful taste, but the Obamas are in the dictionary to illustrate "dreadful taste." His actions in office - failure to enforce Federal immigration law, for example - may be worthy of impeachment, in a perfect world, but being low-class is just being himself.

31 posted on 05/05/2011 3:40:08 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We learned to be cool from you, JP2.)
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To: Cicero

Whoever is in charge of protocol is probably some political payback hiree who knows absolutely nothing and can’t be bothered to find out. This person has made missteps like this since Obama was elected: bowing to other heads of state, clueless gifts, touching the Queen, the list goes on and on. I also heard these invites were sent via email, so that is really cheap and lazy, if true.


32 posted on 05/05/2011 3:49:01 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: DonaldC
"And not near as impressive as a flight to a carrier. lol"

Obama would need to be fitted for a Presidential plug before landing on a carrier.

33 posted on 05/05/2011 3:55:11 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Cicero

But he ran his Senate office and a Presidential campaign. He told us himself that doing that qualified him for President!

(Do I really need to add a “/sarc” tag?)

I suppose it could have been worse, he could have addressed them to “Occupant”.


34 posted on 05/05/2011 4:03:36 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Obama - The Polished turd Of The United States (POTUS)- Shiny and polished on the outside, nothing but pure $%!# on the inside!!!


35 posted on 05/05/2011 4:08:56 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Pretty soon everything in this country will be "free", except it's people!)
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To: library user
I overheard a conversation at Dillards this afternoon between two expensively dressed forty something women.

A woman asks her friend a question, "What do you think about President Obama's visit to Ground Zero today?"

The second woman speaking with a New Yawk accent replied,"He shouldn't have done it. All he was doing was prancing before the cameras."

36 posted on 05/05/2011 4:39:04 PM PDT by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
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To: library user

What a pig.


37 posted on 05/05/2011 4:46:30 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded.")
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To: lacrew

Well at least it didn’t say Dear Comrade.


38 posted on 05/05/2011 9:22:11 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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