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Gutsy call: President Obama disgracefully honors himself in speech, campaigns on Memorial Day!/SamValley/status/207135554402390017

President Obama gave a Memorial Day speech today at Arlington cemetery. Even on Memorial Day, a day to reflect upon and honor those men and women who made the greatest sacrifice to fight for and defend others, he chose to campaign.

Obama is giving credit to himself for ending the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) May 28, 2012

It’s so convenient how he didn’t “inherit” some things from President Bush. The narcissist and campaigner in chief couldn’t put aside his own hubris even on Memorial Day. It would be unbelievable, if it wasn’t par for the course with him.

Twitter gives him the business and rightly so. Politicizing Memorial Day? Campaigning at the expense of the families of our fallen heroes? Beyond the pale. Maybe he’s like MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and is ‘uncomfortable’ calling our fallen heroes. Well, except for himself, natch.

The Narcissist-In-Chief thanks himself at Arlington National Cemetery for ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) May 28, 2012

Some of the words missing from Obama the great orator's vocabulary are humility, respect, and class.

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) May 28, 2012

Yes. For someone who is supposed to be the greatest orator evah, his repertoire is quite limited. To himself.

Every time I think that Obama couldn't go any lower, he outdoes himself. He just gave a velvet-gloved campaign speech at Arlington.

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) May 28, 2012

@SamValley Absolutely. What a disgrace – the most unemotional, pathetic delivery to the fallen heroes of America. It was intentional.

— Rogersdaughter (@jsrroger) May 28, 2012

In my opinion, Obama was pandering for votes in front of the families of fallen soldiers on the campaign point that he ended both wars.

— Sam Valley (@SamValley) May 28, 2012

Exactly. Disgraceful. He could have gone on more in this vein.

"They rest here together, side by side, row by row," President Obama, observing Memorial Day at Arlington live on Fox News Channel now

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) May 28, 2012

But, no. The ego is too strong in this one. And other Twitter users agree.

@SamValley Every breath he takes is somehow a campaign for himself.

— BigFurHat (@BigFurHat) May 28, 2012

I have a sister born the same year as Obama and she certainly remembers Vietnam. Why doesn't our President?

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) May 28, 2012

Leave it to Obama to try and make political points in a Memorial Day speech at Arlington Nat'l Cemetary – I,I,I–me, me,me.

— Scott Jones (@POPSradio) May 28, 2012

We've gotten so used to Obama talking about himself when he should be honoring others that it's become a punchline. Sad.

— Kevin Eder (@keder) May 28, 2012

Obama can't resist campaigning in Arlington speech. Gee, Barry why didn't you just bring Chris Hayes with u to show even more disrespect!

— Davemeister (@ceonovaman) May 28, 2012

RT “@JsrRoger: Obama's speech at Arlington is without emotion – reading from prepared text that is good but delivery is pathetic.”

— SM (@MyYestoHim) May 28, 2012

RT @schiller713: Only Obama would turn a memorial day speech into a campaign event, attempting to channel JFK.

— BoxersRBoss (@boxerpaws60) May 28, 2012

Really Obama, you had to look at your speech to remember to say God Bless the fallen? #suchadisappointment #tcot

— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) May 28, 2012

@FoxNews @SeanHannity @GretaWire I have never heard a more emotionless, uncaring, pathetic! delivery as now in Obama's speech at Arlington!

— Rogersdaughter (@jsrroger) May 28, 2012

Obama's Memorial Day speech is about his anti-war beliefs. #ThankAVet

— T Bradley (@TBradleyNC) May 28, 2012

Obama delivers emotionless Memorial Day speech at Arlington as he raises tricare costs on active & retired military & cuts defense

— Rogersdaughter (@jsrroger) May 28, 2012

There he goes … Obama using Memorial Day to make a political speech!

— Avenger for Truth (@Avenger4Truth) May 28, 2012

Obama, is this a campaign speech, or a speech for memorial day? #Wreathlayingceremony

— T. Chase Matthews (@tcm912) May 28, 2012

Anybody counting personal references in Obama's Memorial Day speech?

— T Bradley (@TBradleyNC) May 28, 2012

I'm disgusted that Obama is using his Memorial Day speech to make political diggs!

— Tea Party Roundtable (@TP_Roundtable) May 28, 2012


If only the President had read the following:

ICYMI: my Memorial Day salute. God bless all who bear our flag into the bloody corners of the Earth.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 28, 2012

Mankind has always struggled with the definition of honor. It can be found along many different paths. The soldier under fire finds a fusion of courage, love, and duty that the rest of us can only imagine, as calm waters reflect flashes of lighting from a distant storm. It is our great civilian honor that America’s armed forces reflect upon us. Each new cohort of young people in uniform, setting aside a measure of their freedom to accept military discipline, makes a perilous investment in American liberty. It is our honorable duty to return their investment with interest.

We pause now to remember those who gave everything, and live now in loving memory, marching only through the pages of history they have written. So many empty seats will surround picnic tables across the land on Memorial Day. So many outposts in the deadly corners of the Earth will be patrolled by the spirits of the fallen, walking beneath a flag whose stars and stripes glimmer and burn with a spirit that will never fade.

Read the whole thing. And have tissues handy. We honor and owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid to all those who heroically sacrificed their very lives as part of the greatest force for good that the world has ever known.

Thank God that such men lived, as General Patton said.

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