Saturday, June 6, 2009

ALL IN THE FAMILY

So President BO commemorates the day of the Invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France.

Commemorations are good...even important.

160,000 American and allied troops landed on the beaches that day, pushing back the Germain occupying forces.

It was one of the deadliest battles in world history. Revised figures now indicate that 4,414 men were left dead on the beaches of Normandy.

While in Europe, he also plans to visit the Buchenwald concentration camp, whose prisoners his GREAT UNCLE, Charles Payne helped liberate.

Watching the news, one of the anchors (I don't know which one, because they all said EXACTLY the same thing using the same phraseology) looked into the camera and said "...but this time it's personal. President Obama's Great Uncle helped liberate..."

Don't miss my point, here. I'm not complaining about President BO visiting either Normandy OR Buchenwald.

My exasperation is with the Mainstream Media's fawning over the event(s).

The glee and earnestness with which he reported the Great Uncleness of Charles Payne was WAY disproportionate to the significance of the event.

Lots of "D-Days" have come and gone. Lots of Presidents have visited Normandy (some even staging rock-laying events there. I won't mention any names, but the initials of the last one to do so are William Jefferson Clinton).

Slick Willie was classified 1-A on March 20, 1968, ordered to report for induction July 18, 1969, took the oath of enlistment August 7, 1969, but refused to report for duty.

There were other presidents and relatives of presidents who were in the military, landed at Normandy or helped liberate people from concentration camps. Some were fathers, others brothers, cousins, uncles...and probably a few other great uncles.

George H. W. Bush was a combat naval aviator.

James Earl Carter, Sr. served in WW I in the Quartermaster Corps.

Jimmie was in the Navy.

Captain Ronald Reagan served during WWII and later became a U.S. President.

Never has any of this EVER been magnified by the MSM as laudable, let alone of newsworthy significance.

There is a love affair between President BO and the MSM (now referred to as the Government Sponsored Media by certain very popular talk show hosts with around 20,000,000 listeners).

Whatever he does is tauted by willing accomplices in the press as perfect and fool-proof.

And as we all know, to President BO, family (like his African brother or half-brother, depending on who is telling the story) is everything.

Everything.

5 comments:

bluepitbull said...

What should we expect when he owns the press? This way he can focus all of the other time on trying to belittle Rush, Levin, Hannity, or any of the others that don't want this regime to win.

Susannah said...

"My exasperation is with the Mainstream Media's fawning over the event(s)."

Here's what they're saying, "See, we told you he was everything to everybody. See, he does have military experience. His great uncle - never mind he maybe didn't even meet the guy, his family being what it is & all - even fought Hitler! I mean, his great uncle almost felled Hitler himself, singlehandedly, with only a toothpick & a tire iron..."

So desperate for Obama, it makes me SICK!!!!!

snaggletoothie said...

A good parallel is PT 109. Apparently Kennedy messed up badly by driving his small craft straight into a large Japanese vessel. But an adoring press took the embarrassment and acted like it was a moment of great heroism. Having no other source of info, the American public accepted what was fed to them.

shoprat said...

Would that great uncle be proud of him.

Bryan said...

There will be an end to all the madness.

Keep pressing on!