Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Trump wants a military parade and liberals are hysterical (trunc)
www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/11/208 | Tammy Bruce

Posted on 02/11/2018 8:34:39 AM PST by ransomnote

Full Title: Trump wants a military parade and liberals are hysterical (just more proof it's the right thing to do)

President Trump wants a parade celebrating our military and troops. It’s a great idea, and is a perfect event symbolizing the fact that America is getting back on her feet after eight years of a commander-in-chief who reveled in complaining about America and decimating our military.

The hysteria the proposed parade has provoked among Democrats and leftists provides even more proof that it’s the right thing to do.

Who could argue against a parade that highlights the Americans who defend our freedom and make everything else possible? A military parade would be fun, would honor our vets and would remind the world that America is a superpower and proud of it.

For eight years, President Obama’s administration worked hard to tell the world that America was done. He slashed the military’s budget and withdrew us from the world. Horrifically, on foreign soil he apologized for and chastised his own country.

President Obama gave the impression, through word and deed, that he thought the U.S. was the problem in the world.

The result was abject chaos, terrorist groups spreading around the world like cancer, economic stagnation, North Korea getting atomic weapons, and a worldwide refugee crisis the extent of which had not been seen since World War II.

Critics of President Trump’s parade idea complain that only tyrants and strongmen want military parades. But President Trump’s inspiration was the Bastille Day celebration and military parade he viewed in France – a Western nation with a democratically elected government that no one could accuse of being an oppressive military dictatorship.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: military; militaryparade; parade; troops; trump
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081 next last
After years of de-funding and defaming our military, the left is hysterical at the idea of a military parade. Reasonable people can disagree on the idea - it's just that the left/MSM is so unreasonable. (e.g., comparing Trump's to a North Korean dictator)
1 posted on 02/11/2018 8:34:40 AM PST by ransomnote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

When the Gathering Storm hits DC, it would be helpful for the military drivers to know the layout of the streets. /hopeful humor


2 posted on 02/11/2018 8:41:11 AM PST by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

Anything the left is against, anything, can only be good so I am all for this parade, especially after 8 years of our military and vets being trashed. I would say we should even go so far as to hang up giant posters of Trump just to drive them more nuts.

BTW: If you want to drive a leftist completely out of his or her mind, ask them to sign this petition calling for making Trumps birthday a national holiday LOL....

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/make-trumps-birthday-a-holiday


3 posted on 02/11/2018 8:42:00 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (The remoulade was a trifle tart, but the souflee for dessert more than made up for it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote
Trump is not talking missile displays like NK or Russia.

He's talking a historical parade similar to the one he saw in France.

Tanks, jeeps....we've had those in our local Memorial Day Parade for years....to honor our soldiers.

4 posted on 02/11/2018 8:48:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

(obama)- a commander-in-chief who reveled in complaining about America and decimating our military.

He did not do it alone. We already know that former President is an anti American, anti christian, anti military. What actions took the Congress, the rest of the Executive power,the Pentagon? Did they oppose his destructive policies?


5 posted on 02/11/2018 8:57:04 AM PST by cambyses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

It will be a great parade and should be held on June 14th.


6 posted on 02/11/2018 8:57:32 AM PST by Joe Dallas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Joe Dallas

it’s a sign of weakness not a sign of strength


7 posted on 02/11/2018 9:01:23 AM PST by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

Maybe it’s more like “Trump wants a military parade because he knows it will make liberals hysterical”.


8 posted on 02/11/2018 9:02:32 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Memorial day?
Veterans day?


9 posted on 02/11/2018 9:25:44 AM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancakes, just as every culture has its noodle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: vooch

Voochie, you’re blathering again. Try to stay away from topics that expose your lack of knowledge.


10 posted on 02/11/2018 9:30:29 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote
The guy who shot Bin Laden not thinking it's a good idea. parade
11 posted on 02/11/2018 9:41:43 AM PST by Ronald_Magnus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Clutch Martin

Veterans day? <

This Veteran’s Day is the 100th anniversary of the end of WW I. So a parade then would make sense, as traditionally America holds parades to mark the end of wars.

But no tanks, please. Focus on the soldiers, not the hardware. Oh, and one more thing. If it’s going to happen, Trump should give those involved extra pay for the day. Sort of a thank you.


12 posted on 02/11/2018 9:41:48 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote
I can pretty much guarantee that most of the brass doesn't like this idea either. This kind of parade will suck up training and maintenance time as commanders try to ensure that their unit looks perfect at a useless parade. The epitome of a time-wasting dog and pony show.

A true victory parade -- sure. But a hardware/personnel parade just for the sake of having one...ugh. If the President wants to see one that badly, he can hop up the road to Annapolis and catch one of the spring formal parades.

I say all this as someone who has generally been a huge fan of Trump as President. But this is a misstep, and not because of the stupid leftist complaints about it being too militaristic.

13 posted on 02/11/2018 9:43:54 AM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote
I don't think we need a huge military parade, but the implication by the left that Trump wants it as tribute to him is bullshiite. Trump wants recognition for the military and to try and rekindle the pride that all Americans should have in our service members.

I agree there should be more presence by the military in parades on certain Holidays days, like Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. The military has all but disappeared. The military has too much to do and too tight a budget for huge nationalistic shows, but smaller local participation would be nice.

The local Joint Forces Training Base near me used to put on an event annually, it featured military aircraft fixed winged and rotored, personnel carriers, equipment, local law enforcement, and firefighters. It was great for the children and community. last year it was cancelled at the last minute with the excuse of safety concerns. Yeah right, safe for years but suddenly not. More squeeze on the military is what it was, and the result less interaction with the public and both suffering for it.

14 posted on 02/11/2018 9:58:54 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote
Trump's outspoken advocacy for increased diligence in taking care of America's Veterans; his persistence and persuasion for increased taxpayer-funded dollars going to defense of the Republic by its military, and his ongoing praise and honor of military families speaks for itself!

As one who, for decades has studied America's founding ideas, as spoken and written by those men and women themselves, no military parade is necessary, either for citizens of America or for those who view us from afar!

Do not hand the Progressive watchdogs, domestic and foreign, a weapon against you!

Let your actions on behalf of "the forgotten men and women" speak for our military's role in preserving liberty and freedom, Mr. President--hardware on display will not accomplish that. Prior imagery of that tool by other nation's leaders is too strong and offensive to several generations of Americans for it to accomplish your desired purpose!

15 posted on 02/11/2018 10:01:19 AM PST by loveliberty2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

I’ll fly-in for that parade, and hopefully won’t be assaulted by the left.


16 posted on 02/11/2018 10:12:38 AM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ransomnote

They selected my platoon to provide a tank to the two big military displays they had when President Reagan took office.

They let me select the tank and crew.

My Soldiers almost came to blows over who was going to get the honor.

Anybody who says the military doesn’t want to participate is full of shirt.


17 posted on 02/11/2018 10:12:44 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chainmail

Chain,

Walk softly and carry a big stick - it ain’t.

The parade idea would have been a great idea if we had been doing it annually starting from a time of strength. Now, when the feds are insolvent, the optics of the big parade will only be interpreted by outsiders as a sign of desperation. It’s a signal of weakness.


18 posted on 02/11/2018 10:13:15 AM PST by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: vooch

“it’s a sign of weakness not a sign of strength”

So is selling off our freeways for some quick cash.


19 posted on 02/11/2018 10:13:55 AM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Ronald_Magnus

“The guy who shot Bin Laden not thinking it’s a good idea.”

He doesn’t have to watch it then. How about polling the military...to see what active duty soldiers think.


20 posted on 02/11/2018 10:15:09 AM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson