Wed Jun 6, 2012, 02:14 PM
cynatnite (27,122 posts)
According to Faux, President Obama's not commemorating D-Day today because he hates 'Merica
In yet another example of the conservative media creating a double standard for President Obama, right wing media outlets attacked him for giving "absolutely no commemoration" of the D-Day anniversary. In fact, Obama's D-Day commemorations mirror the Bush administration's; both commemorated D-Day on significant anniversaries but not annually.
Obama commemorations similar to Bush's
Obama delivered speech at Normandy for D-Day 65th anniversary in 2009. President Obama traveled to Normandy for a June 6, 2009 ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day. He delivered a speech honoring the troops, saying in part, that victory "came down to the men who landed here - those who now rest in this place for eternity, and those who are with us today. Perhaps more than any other reason, you, the veterans of that landing, are why we still remember what happened on D-Day. You are why we come back."
Bush administration commemorated D-Day in 2001 and 2004, but spent others in meetings and at least one concert. White House archives of June 6 for each year President Bush was in office only show Bush commemorating D-Day in 2001 and 2004. In 2001, Bush dedicated a D-Day memorial in Virginia, and in 2004, he went to Normandy to mark the 60th anniversary of D-Day. There are no "news" references to D-Day in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, or 2008.
On 2005 D-Day anniversary, Bush hosted a concert celebrating Black Music Month and did not recognize the holiday. While Hoft and Fox criticized Obama for attending a "party" instead of recognizing the anniversary of D-Day, on June 6, 2005, Bush held a concert at the White House celebrating Black Music Month. According to the White House archives, Bush also did not commemorate the D-Day anniversary.
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According to Faux, President Obama's not commemorating D-Day today because he hates 'Merica (Original post)
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Response to alp227 (Reply #3)
Thu Jun 7, 2012, 08:51 AM
HopeHoops (47,675 posts)
7. Not that I could tell. He was wasted the entire time he was in the WH.
Remember the SS agents having to help him out of the stands at a sports event because he was too plastered to stand up? I don't buy the '86 thing. There are countless examples like that and he looked just as wasted at the recent portrait event.
Response to cynatnite (Original post)
Wed Jun 6, 2012, 06:45 PM
alp227 (20,417 posts)
2. Thanks for posting. Weiner Savage just echoed this lie.
Apparently to the Weiner Savage Nation, you are either a True American (TM) who makes a big deal out of EVERY D Day type day EVERY year or else you're a dirty commie pinko. Michael Savage actually commented during his show opening today that it was sickening for Obama to do fundraising in San Francisco with rock stars etc instead of meeting with war heroes.
Response to alp227 (Reply #2)
Wed Jun 6, 2012, 07:54 PM
Purveyor (13,177 posts)
4. But this isn't just 'any year' this is an election year. Seriously, I do not know what the
President and his team are thinking.
BTW, I just posted a related thread in GD: Obama tweets 68th anniversary D-Day tribute
Tweets? Must be Savage hasn't heard that yet because I'm sure it will be rw fodder tomorrow.