- Politics and Social Issues»
- United States Politics
Obama Flubs Address to Family of Fallen Soldier
Every Day It's a New Commander in Disgrace
June 26, 2011
Let’s play the “Imagine if President Bush Did This” game, shall we? We know the lame stream media is obsessed with any type of imperfection demonstrated by Republicans or most especially Tea Partiers. The disgraceful recent vetting of all of Sarah Palin’s emails is their latest addition to their “Hall of Shame.” One wonders why they didn’t do that for Mr. Obama when he ran for President. They’re going crazy over Sarah, practically rifling through her lingerie drawers, why not do this same thing to Nancy Pelosi? She managed to become a multimillionaire while a sitting congresswoman. How did that happen on her salary? What about Barney Frank or any number of sleazy Democrat or liberal politician?
So it doesn’t shock me one bit that the latest horrifying blunder by our President somehow went over the liberal stream media’s head.
Here is a report on the ABC News website, practically the only source you can find this information:
On Thursday [June 22, 2011] at Fort Drum, the president told troops from the 10th Mountain Division that he previously "had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”
Wrong. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was actually killed in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. In September 2009, President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor posthumously.
If George Bush did the same thing this would be the lead off news story of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC and any other liberal/George Soros funded news outlet for weeks.
How many times did we see that video of President Bush fumbling with the locked door after a press conference? How many times did people on the left and in the media mock President Bush for flubbing words?
I will say with absolute certainty, everyone makes mistakes. I make them all the time. There isn’t a soul on earth who doesn’t make them.
Heck, look at John Stewart when interviewed by Fox News host Chris Wallace. Stewart insisted rather stridently, that Fox News viewers were “consistently” – and he repeated the word “consistently” three times, less informed than those who watched other news outlets. Turns out he was quite wrong. Recent news analysis and polls prove Stewart to be wrong. He made a blunder, a mistake.
More importantly, and certainly more troubling is while anyone can make a mistake, what seems to be a pattern with Mr. Obama is a) he’s really not that smart and this is the basis for so many of his embarrassing gaffes--- b) he just doesn’t give a fig about trying to stay informed about any number of topics even though he’s President of the United States.
Would it have imposed on his golf game to take a moment to read about the soldier he would be talking about when he spoke at Ft. Drum? Would it have interrupted his intense negotiations about the budget?
Oh wait, he sent his best soldier Sergeant Biden for that conflict, he hasn’t had anything to do with the budget negotiations (until just recently). He’s been on the campaign trail…actually, he’s been on the campaign trail since he took office…What does this President actually do besides play golf and campaign?
But I digress…
Would it really have been that difficult to read a brief about the planned event, to take a moment of his time to make certain he paid respect to a soldier and the family members who had a hero, a son, a loved one, torn from their midst? The soldier he didn’t bother to take the time to inform himself about, the very courageous human being who paid the ultimate price so he could have the privilege of becoming President, didn’t rate as much time as he would give to one golf game. Why was it too much to ask that he prepare his words before saying them?
As it turned out, Mr. Obama personally called and apologized to the parents of the soldier and his apology was accepted.
As wrong as it is to say this, I struggle with Mr. Obama’s apology. I confess I’m not so forgiving.