May 25 2010
How many good people have fought and died for this country? How many bodies have been torn asunder and permanently scarred fighting for this great republic? What other group of Americans has sacrificed so much for the rest of us than our military? President Obama is going to go down in history as one of the worst presidents of all times – a distinction he earns every week.
I find it unconscionable that our young, inexperienced and hapless president is skipping out on one of this nation’s most important remembrances. It seems honoring our fallen heroes at Arlington Cemetery is too much of a burden for ol’ Barack:
With the long Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, President Obama is finally addressing one of the great broken promises of his administration: his early pledge to return home to Chicago every six weeks or so.
In 16 months at the White House, the Obamas have been back home just once – in February of 2009. But they plan to make the trip over Memorial Day weekend, an official said. After arriving on Thursday night, they will visit with friends and participate in private events.
On Monday, Obama will make remarks at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, south of Chicago – missing the usual tradition of presidents speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Mr. President, we are still at war. Americans are stilling dying and being injured on the battle field. And we can never forget those who paid the ultimate price over the centuries to gift us this amazing nation.
You don’t send your underling to events such as the Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery. You don’t put personal preferences above national needs or traditions. It’s not like you have any other weekends to go off and be irrelevant. Hell, you’ve been AWOL on the Gulf oil leak for over a month now, demonstrating for all to see your administration’s incompetence and how flowery words will not solve an urgent problem.
Barack Obama will be a one term President, and is already an abysmal failure.