Jul 30 2008
The Surrendercrat Media is starting to give legs to the little publicized news on how Barrack Obama failed a key test of leadership and being Commander-in-Chief. I posted days ago on Obama’s unforgivable sin of setting high expectations among our wounded troops by a visit to them in Germany, and then backing off when a minor problem arose – that being the visit could not be a campaign event. As reported, the DoD has been clear that visits to our wounded must be non-political, and as a sitting Senator Obama had free and clear access to the troops if he left his campaign staff and the media behind (the DoD had even made arrangements for them during the visit).
Today the WaPo tries to claim McCain was wrong to highlight this insult by Obama against those who sacrificed the most for this country:
The essence of McCain’s allegation is that Obama planned to take a media entourage, including television cameras, to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany during his week-long foreign trip, and that he canceled the visit when he learned he could not do so. “I know that, according to reports, that he wanted to bring media people and cameras and his campaign staffers,” McCain said Monday night on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”
The Obama campaign has denied that was the reason he called off the visit. In fact, there is no evidence that he planned to take anyone to the American hospital other than a military adviser, whose status as a campaign staff member sparked last-minute concern among Pentagon officials that the visit would be an improper political event.
Emphasis mine. John McCain is right, according to early reports the decision was reported to be a reaction to the media not being allowed to go. Those initial media reports, like all of their shoddy work, were wrong. But the story misses the point entirely.
Obama wants to command the nation and our forces. He claims it is the role of the Commander-in-Chief to give direction and make sure that direction is carried out. Clearly, he had all means at his disposal to see our wounded heroes, but he either let a campaign member (and self-absorbed general) and other events divert him from his goal. Which leaves us with one of two horrible conclusions:
(1) Either Obama did not really care at all about seeing the troops and let a minor issue derail him so he could do a photo op someplace else, or
(2) Obama has no control of his campaign, and he could not enforce his will on his underlings.
Either way Obama looks bad. I hope the SurrenderMedia keeps up their defense of this unforgivable action. Whatever the rational there is no good reason to leave wounded troops aside. The only way to stop the hemorrhaging over this despicable act is for Obama to take full responsibility and get his butt on a plane to Germany to make amends. If our troops can sacrifice life and limb for this country Obama can sacrifice a little pride and ego to make things right.
Not to worry – he won’t fix this. He’ll just let the issue fester and eat away at his image. The Messiah has been drinking from his own Kool-Aid so much now that he has become the “Presumptuous Nominee” in the yes of many:
Barack Obama has long been his party’s presumptive nominee. Now he’s becoming its presumptuous nominee.
Obama’s inexperience is now blindingly apparent. He has lost perspective, he is craving the media adoration. He is in pure American Idol mode, ready to do perform any stunt to get attention. And the American people are becoming repulsed by it all.
Update: Obama truly is seriously in love with himself:
Obama was waxing lyrical about last week’s trip to Europe, when he concluded, according to the meeting attendee, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.”
The 200,000 souls who thronged to his speech in Berlin came not just for him, he told the enthralled audience of congressional representatives. “I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions,” he said, according to the source.
You are The True Messiah Wonder Boy! BTW, how many excuses can one campaign make up for their sin? The current count is 11 – with more to come for sure.