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Obama Accused of Being Anti Military on Memorial Day – or Another Marginal Morning with Fox News

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on May 26, 2010

I don’t mind people arguing real legitimate points, I don’t even mind not agreeing with them, I can respect a valid argument,  but when the best you can come up with from Fox & Friends hosted by Brian Kilmeade, historian (who evidently  missed a few classes in history)  and assorted others…were forced into finding what Obama did wrong today they focused on his Memorial Day plans –  Which of course were nothing short of evil, and a plot to destroy the entire American way of life by  “Trampling On Tradition” because he would not be at Arlington, VP Biden would be at Arlington.

A quick search, and I am assuming that Fox News has a research staff would have revealed that the world as we know it will not cease to exist, this “tradition” has been “broken” a few times.  In 1983 President Reagan attended a “summit meeting in Williamsburg, Va.” on Memorial Day while Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer laid a wreath at Arlington Cemetery. In 1992, George H.W. Bush attended a ceremony in Kennebunkport, Maine (where he also reportedly played a round of golf) while VP Dan Quayle laid the wreath at Arlington. In 2002, President George W. Bush was in  Normandy.  Going back further….the following Presidents Did NOT go to Arlington: Nixon ’69-’74, Carter ’77-’80, Reagan ’83.  As a matter of fact out of the 8 years Reagan was President, 5 of those years he did not go to Arlington…so that must surely make Reagan a communist right? Ford & Clinton went every year they were in office.

Obama will mark the day in a Memorial Day ceremony in his hometown of Chicago.  What Fox has failed to recognize is..ANYPLACE a member of the military is laid to rest is indeed sacred ground, Arlington does not have the corner on the market.

Must have been a slow news day…


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