In his weekly radio address May 23, 2009, Barack Obama reminded all Americans of Memorial Day and why we have it, to pay homage to those who fought and died to grant us the freedoms and liberties we have long enjoyed.
I find it ironic that he feels the need to remind the country of this as so many of us have been steadfastly supporting and thanking our Troops for a long time now. We have stood behind them and supported them in their mission, even as Obama carefully tried to denigrate their mission while acting as if he really appreciated those same Troops.
In full confidence I say that the vast majority of conservatives have never swayed in our support, while liberals have tried to walk a fine line in claiming they “support the Troops, but not the war,” a canard to make them feel better after the shameful way they treated returning Veterans from Viet Nam years ago.
That leads me to believe this address was directed at his fellow liberals who usually miss no chance to denigrate what our Brave Troops do and stand for.
In his address he said,
“Our fighting men and women – and the military families who love them – embody what is best in America. And we have a responsibility to serve all of them as well as they serve all of us.”
Yet, hasn’t it been Obama’s own party who during the past 8 years has used every trick they can muster to minimize their mission, calling it a failure and lost? Is that how Democrats are “responsible” in their homage to our Troops? Comparing them to Nazi’s, accusing them of cold-blooded murder, abuse and being broken?
He also says,
“…we must also do our part, not only as a nation, but as individuals for those Americans who are bearing the burden of wars being fought on our behalf.”
Does that include slashing defense spending while these Brave Troops are fighting a war?
Does that include invalidating their sacrifices by closing down Guantánamo with no feasible plan on what to do with those terrorists held there and considering bringing them into civilian courts where slick ACLU attorney’s will pull every legal trick imaginable to have them exonerated?
Most hypocritical is where he said,
“That is what Memorial Day is all about. It is about doing all we can to repay the debt we owe to those men and women who have answered our nation’s call by fighting under its flag. It is about recognizing that we, as a people, did not get here by accident or good fortune alone. It’s about remembering the hard winter of 1776, when our fragile American experiment seemed doomed to fail; and the early battles of 1861 when a union victory was anything but certain; and the summer of 1944, when the fate of a world rested on a perilous landing unlike any ever attempted.”
Yet, he has no qualms highjacking the June 6 D-Day Commemoration to further his own Socialist Healthcare plan.
He is correct when he said,
“It is about recognizing that we, as a people, did not get here by accident or good fortune alone.”
Many have sacrificed much and others sacrificed all to give us that freedom and liberty that he slowly is removing. What did he sacrifice?
He served no time in the Military, even during peace. Many of his Cabinet selectees also have never served any time or made sacrifices either. He has sacrificed absolutely nothing to get where he is today and no, I do not believe he arrived there by accident, either.
Obama ended his address with,
“And that is a lesson I hope all Americans will carry with them this Memorial Day weekend and beyond.”
Most Americans have been, Mr. Obama. Where have you and the Democrats been these past 7 years we have been at war?
Wasn’t it you who sat in a Church for 20 years listening to a hate-mongering preacher who had no qualms shouting out “Goddamn America?” Oh, that’s right, you never heard any of that.
Hasn’t it been you who aligned yourself with a Domestic Terrorist now teaching college who, on the very day we were attacked savagely by radical Jihadists, had an article published regretting he had not done more bombings in opposition to our Military during Viet Nam?
Wasn’t it you who swore an oath to uphold the United States Constitution, yet refuses to clear up the claim from your own party members and members of your fathers Kenyan family that you were not born in America and may not even be eligible for the office you now hold?
Was it not you, who as a candidate canceled a planned visit with wounded Troops at Landstuhl Army Hospital in Germany when it was learned you could not take your press photographers in with you?
Was it not you who made campaign promises to push off gays on the Military with no regard as to how those who do fighting might take it or feel about it?
Is it not you who is applauding the very leaders who preach hate for America and wish to deny their own citizens the freedoms we hope to continue enjoying?
Was it not you, who as a US Senator, continually referred to the Troops mission as “another tired and failed policy?”
Wasn’t it you who called for a Civilian National Security Force, that's “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as our Military citing, “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set?”
Was it not you who once faulted The Warren Supreme Court for its failure to “break free from the essential constraints in the U.S. Constitution and launch a major redistribution of wealth?”
And now, you feel we need reminded to pay respects and homage to those who sacrificed their youth and lives for our freedoms?
Conservatives have been all along and standing up to you liberals who denigrated those very Troops. We don’t need reminded of their sacrifices and in many cases, our own.
That leaves me believing this whole address is intended to remind liberals that they too need to pay respects and put on the front of support, while Obama craftily dismantles our liberties in order to instill his Socialist agenda.
When it comes to “Honor the Service of the Troops and Their Families,” Barack, we have been.
Where were you and your fellow liberals?