Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Go Figure: Obama Played Golf on Memorial Day, Utterly Disrespecting our Fallen Soldiers

In 2003, President George W. Bush gave up his beloved game of golf.  His reasoning was simple:
"I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal. I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them."
Fast-forward eight years.  The United States is still in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as being involved in a "non-kinetic" conflict in Libya.  President Obama, however, doesn't mind as much as his predecessor.  In fact, he's played golf 70 times in his two-and-a-half years as President.

Is his choice to play golf while we are at war the wrong one?  Probably, but it is certainly up for debate.  However, his choice to play golf this Monday, Memorial Day, the day that the United States of America honors the hundreds of thousands that have died in service of our country, is most certainly the wrong one.  Worse, it is utterly disrespectful and shockingly unpresidential.

Consider where President Obama was yesterday morning: at Arlington paying his respect to troops.  It was, and always is, a solemn occasion.  Now tell me, how could the President conceivably think that hopping a plane from Arlington to a golf course was the right way to honor our troops?

So while ceremonies where taking place across the country, while battle-hardened veterans were weeping for their lost friends, while prayers were given at tombstones and 21-gun salutes were sounding in all 50 states, our Commander in Chief was screaming, "Fore!"
Utterly shameful.

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  1. what a load of shite....really, this is what yer complainin bout? i played golf monday...does that make me a bad guy? christ

  2. Obama's self-chosen disability...

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