Monday, May 30, 2011

Obamas to Visit Arlington on Memorial Day

This constitutes breaking news. Barack Hussein Obama II has been president for three Memorials Days now. The man who will cross the Atlantic to shill for the Chicago Olympics, the man who will cross the Atlantic to accept a Nobel prize he didn’t earn or drink beer in Ireland, will finally travel the three and a half to five miles and cross the Potomac to visit Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. I was beginning to think, after finding time to schedule 67 rounds of golf*, the only way to see a picture of Obama at Arlington on Memorial Day would be to photoshop one.

The Obamas will visit Arlington National Cemetery where the president will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Good on you, Mr. Obama. As the nation's Commander in's about time.

*through May 10th – this number may have changed

Update: After double checking, Obama did lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in 2009. It must have been one of a number of other occasions where the Commander in Chief was conspicuously absent from Arlington that I was thinking of.

UpdateII:It may have been Veteran's day that I was thinking about. As I noted last November 12th:

Last May, when Obama skipped the Memorial Day services at Arlington because he was vacationing in Chicago, like many Americans, I thought that it was inappropriate and somewhat disrespectful to our fallen soldiers. He did plan a visit to a smaller cemetery near Chicago (which visit, as I recall, mercifully rained out his speech), but as Commander in Chief, he ought to have attended the most prominent national ceremony, IMHO.
Tailgunner Joe Biden took his place at Arlington.

UpdateIII: From Barack Obama's 2008 Memorial Day speech:

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

UpdateIV: Obama Pays Lip Service to Military During Visit to Arlington Cemetery, Promptly Heads to Play Golf For 70th Time Since Taking Office


  1. You Obamaphobes are so ridiculous.

    On the first Memorial Day of Obama's presidency in 2009, he participated in ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery.

    Last year, he participated in Memorial Day ceremonies at Lincoln National Cemetery in suburban Chicago. (But you probably consider the thousands of fallen veterans in that cemetery as somehow inferior to their brethren at Arlington.)

    And you probably are unaware that the first President Bush skipped the Arlington ceremonies in each of his four years as president. Or that Ronald Reagan snubbed the Arlington doings on four of the eight Memorial Days during his presidency. (He spent those Memorial Days at his California ranch.)

  2. I'm not an Obamaphobe, oh brave one named "anonymous"! /that there's sarcasm if'n you didn't notice.

    (But you probably consider the thousands of fallen veterans in that cemetery as somehow inferior to their brethren at Arlington.) No. I do consider you as inferior to an honest human being, but that's another story. You may not know this, but there are these things called "jets". Obama could have been at Arlington in the AM and still participated in the lesser ceremony in Chicago the same day. (Lesser, not referring to the quality of the men buried there, as some scum sucking liberal might assume, but lesser in number and prominence, not being the national cemetery.)

    There were various reasons why previous presidents have missed the Memorial Day services at Arlington. Though, I appreciate your knee jerk false equivalence.
    In 2002, Bush was commemorating Memorial Day at Normandy Beach. You may have heard of it. Some American soldiers died there.

    One of your "snubbings" by Ronald Reagan was six weeks after he was shot in an assassination attempt.

    Does this make you a "Truthobphobe"? Or just a "Factophobe"? Or just another cowardly, snot nosed liberal? (But I repeat myself!)

  3. Keep in mind, Liberalism can "spin" all they want, but actions speak louder than words as can be seen through the legacy they are leaving. ie:Parental disobedience,Civil disobedience, Judicial disobedience (particularly the First Amendment), Moral disobedience (Abortion, Gay Rights, Homosexuality, Same sex marriage and etc.), Religious disobedience, and on and on. Liberalism OWNS the legacy they leave.


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