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SOTU Response From A Veteran: NO!

Posted on | January 29, 2014 | 11 Comments

by Smitty


The speech was a Mark 1, Mod 0 Obama affair, “More Smears and Lies“, as Gateway Pundit deftly summarized. I expect the conservative blogs will be awash today in point-by-point denunciations and deconstructions of what #OccupyResoluteDesk excreted before Congress last night.

What motivates this post was the climax to the whole “self-congratulatory blowout celebration of how well our governing class has done their jobs”, where a wounded warrior was dangled like a prop to squeeze the final standing ovation from the crowd.

I suppose al Qaeda is cheered by seeing their handiwork on display before Congress, and I suspect that may have been the intended audience. But to have the President who has cut military pensions, and who, apparently, played spades during the bin Laden raid (what about while men were dying in Benghazi?) put on a show like this SOTU was deeply offensive. I know: as a male of European extraction, Political Correctness precludes me from becoming officially offended, due to generations of injustice perpetrated by those of similar gender and skin pigment, but still.

You want to know who has some credibility on the topic of the military? George W. Bush, that’s who. You can agree or not, but I’d contend that honoring the troops is not something done for spectacle, as seems everything that BHO does, but is rather closer to prayer, i.e. best done in secret. Anyone giving a speech can put on a spectacle; what’s done off-camera reveals the motives.

Unfortunately, Obama deals more from the deck of Gustav LeBon, where the image of a soldier with major head trauma is supposed to be what you take away from the speech. Seeing Remsburg at the climax of an hour of banalities was a punch to the gut.

In closing, this post is calling into question the cynical motives of Obama for using Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg. I’m not taking away anything from Remsburg himself. Cory is a man following orders. Would that the one giving the orders were worthy.


11 Responses to “SOTU Response From A Veteran: NO!”

  1. Dana
    January 29th, 2014 @ 8:31 am

    I watched reruns of the Big Bang Theory instead. It’s fiction, but I know there was more truth in it than in anything President Obama would say.

    Paraphrasing Mary McCarthy’s famous statement about Lillian Hellman, “every word he says is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’”

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    January 29th, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    The primitive, 3rd-world mind is very different.

    Despite what liberals and their marxist precursors assert, there is no such thing as human uniformity.

  4. Quartermaster
    January 29th, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    “Would that the one giving the orders were worthy.”

    Reminds one of the scene in El Cid after Valencia is taken. The King there wasn’t quite so noble either.

  5. Quartermaster
    January 29th, 2014 @ 8:37 am

    Most people want their dysfunction to be humorous. Zer0’s brand is anything but.

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  7. Shawny1
    January 29th, 2014 @ 5:53 pm
  8. Shawny
    January 29th, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

    A reminder that these shameless people will callously use anyone for emotional punctuation at the end of their propaganda. Smitty hit it on the nail, they’re just props and it’s disgusting.

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  10. Bob Belvedere
    January 30th, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    I expect nothing less from the fictional character known as ‘Barack Hussein Obama’.

    Well said, Smitty.

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