Obama Skips Memorial Day...

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  1. Eric

    Eric SS.org Regular

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    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    We all know he isn't very bright. But this just makes my stomach turn
     
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    ditto!


    hmm, honor the troops & fallen soldiers who fought or gave their lifes so you could take a vacation in a free country...or take yet another vacation? - seams like an easy choice :scratch:
     
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    Because not attending a specific ceremony means that you don't care.

    Reactions like those in this thread make my stomach turn.

    Are you guys in Arlington? If not, I suggest shutting your holes.
     
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    ive been there, and ive been vietnam moving wall twice, been to one in mineral wells texas and to several other memorials. i shake the hands of soldiers & vets when i talk to them (not just on memorial day either) and i was not in the military or even born in this country.

    this is a special event / tradition ment to honor the military - no president, reguardless of weather we are at war, should miss it!
     
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    We are at war where soldier are dying. There are still countless Vietnam and Gulf War vets who are living shattered lives thanks to improper medical and psychological care and this is what people are caring about? :noplease:

    By the way, you folks read this article?

    Why is this such a huge deal again?
     
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    Every president in history except for one has missed it at least once...

    (Quoted from the OP's article)

    The Arlington visit is a fairly recent tradition. Former President Ronald Reagan attended four of them in his eight years in office, while former President George H.W. Bush sent Vice President Dan Quayle to every one. Former President Bill Clinton, though, attended every year and George W. Bush missed only one, in 2002, when he was in Normandy, France, visiting the American cemetery.
     
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    Holy shit! Man goes home, spends weekend with family, barbeques, and is accused of missing memorial day weekend?


    What do you guys do differently on your memorial day?
     
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    Faux News sucks.
     
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    im sorry what?
     
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    It was a dumb thing to do, regardless of whether other Presidents do it or not. Not because he personally isn't recognizing Memorial Day (because he is visiting Abe Lincoln Cemetery, after all) but because it's bad PR. I'd like to think all presidents are judged by the same standard, but alas, the "no flag pin", "cancel national day of prayer", "fake birth certificate" and "oath of office on the Koran" people will be eating this up.
     
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    That's exactly why the article above is from FOX news. People feed on sensationalism and articles on Obama are certainly no exception. It's fairly plain that even the people posting above barely even read the article, took the thread title at face value and unveil their ignorance for all to see.
     
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    I like Moonbattery. Some of it is meh, eh, bah, and BS, but there's also good stuff there. They frequently bring up pretty appalling events and situations caused by bad governance, ridiculous laws and statutes, and out-of-control politicians.

    As far as the original article goes, I think people are just grasping at nitpicking reasons to hate someone they already hate. It's been done with anybody who has ever held that office.
     
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    Hilarious swipe at Chicago politics in the comments section, BTW:

    :lol:
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    aww, come on guys. seriously, wtf is this? it´s like you guys keep forgetting what all the former presidents have done, and what the president´s ROLE is. get real, guys.
     
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    Shit I would rather he be skipping ALL memorial day services and work harder on fixing this oil spill problem.
     
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    I'm tired of Obama haters. all the people talking shit are sheeple quoting fox news . Inform yourself before you make yourself look stupid like good ole Glen fuckface Beck.
     
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    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    aside from the fact that you said "sheeple" (reminds me of the goth/emo crowd calling anyone who isn´t following their specific style sheeple), i agree.
     
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