Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Obama Ignores D-Day Anniversary, Attends Fundraisers In California Instead

In case you didn't learn American history prior to 1967, 68 years ago today, the allied armies began their invasion of the continent of Europe, landing in Normandy, part of Nazi-occupied France.

This was the message to the troops from Supreme Allied Commander, US General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Forty years later, President Ronald Reagan eloquently paid tribute to The Boys of Point du Hoc.

Today, President Richard Milhous Obama is in California, fundraising for his Presidential campaign and is ignoring this significant and important moment in American and world history (White House Dossier).

It’s D-Day and President Obama is hitting the beaches – of sunny California!

Instead of scheduling a brief event to mark the 68th anniversary of America’s brutal landing on the shores of Normandy, Obama is already on his way to San Francisco, where he will hold two fundraisers before moving on to Beverly Hills to stage two more.

Obama failed to mark D-Day with either a speech or a written proclamation both last year or the year before. He did give a speech in 2009, the 65th anniversary of the event.

First Lady Michelle Obama, who has made much of her “Joining Forces” campaign to support military families, also has nothing planned for D-Day. She’ll be in New York City for a fundraiser and then in Philadelphia to meet with campaign volunteers.

Obama’s failure to mark D-Day in any significant way is both a shame and a political mistake.

All the guy cares about is himself. The only time he cares about our military is when he needs them for a photo op, or use war memorials for a photo op while inconveniencing those who come to pay tribute to the fallen on Memorial Day.

Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin did take the time and pay tribute and remember those who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, something Duh Won was too busy to do.

1 comment:

Keir said...

This just shows how much the United States has changed. Whilst in the past events from the 18th century were honoured and cherished, today there is little that unites or ties Americans, divided as they are by background. As someone who would choose Obama over Romney, I find this decision to ignore the D-Day anniversary deplorable and with incredulity. But then, the first thing President Obama did upon entering the Oval Office was to summon the British ambassador to take back the bust of Churchill.