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Barack Obama Ignores D-Day Anniversary Goes to Theatre Party
Big Government ^ | 6/6/2010 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/07/2010 12:54:22 AM PDT by Qbert

On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. America lost 2,499 of its finest men that day.

(Enterprise News) It’s too bad Barack Obama missed the anniversary today. The White House website has nothing posted today on the 66th Anniversary of the D-Day landing. The president had other things on his mind. He was attending his second party this week, tonight at the Ford Theatre. According to the Ford’s Theatre website, the event tonight is described as follows: Ford’s Theatre Society will host its annual gala on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The evening’s performance, titled “America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre,” will be taped for broadcast on the ABC Television Network to air July 2, 2010 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Modern Family cast member Ty Burrell hosts a star-studded program with appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Renee Fleming, George Lopez, Lionel Richie, Robin Roberts, Dick Van Dyke, Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee from the Broadway Company of “Mary Poppins,” the Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band, and cast members from the Ford’s Theatre production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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KEYWORDS: anniversary; bho44; dday; obama; reagan; snub; wwii
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Ronald Reagan (June 6, 1984) "Speech at Pointe de Hoc, Normandy":

"We're here to mark that day in history when the Allied peoples joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved, and the world prayed for its rescue. Here in Normandy the rescue began. Here the Allies stood and fought against tyranny in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.

We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but forty years ago at this moment, the air was dense with smoke and the cries of men, and the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire and the roar of cannon. At dawn, on the morning of the 6th of June 1944, 225 Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs. Their mission was one of the most difficult and daring of the invasion: to climb these sheer and desolate cliffs and take out the enemy guns. The Allies had been told that some of the mightiest of these guns were here and they would be trained on the beaches to stop the Allied advance.

The Rangers looked up and saw the enemy soldiers -- at the edge of the cliffs shooting down at them with machine-guns and throwing grenades. And the American Rangers began to climb. They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up. When one Ranger fell, another would take his place. When one rope was cut, a Ranger would grab another and begin his climb again. They climbed, shot back, and held their footing. Soon, one by one, the Rangers pulled themselves over the top, and in seizing the firm land at the top of these cliffs, they began to seize back the continent of Europe. Two hundred and twenty-five came here. After two days of fighting only ninety could still bear arms.

Behind me is a memorial that symbolizes the Ranger daggers that were thrust into the top of these cliffs. And before me are the men who put them there.

These are the boys of Pointe du Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs. These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war..."

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Barack Obama (June 6, 2010): "Uh, I wanna listen to uh...Lionel Ritchie sing, and uh...Kelly...uh....Clarkson. There's uh...uh...oil spilling in the Gulf, but I'm gonna uh...play some hoops tomorrow while those typical white people in the Gulf...uh...lose their jobs."

1 posted on 06/07/2010 12:54:22 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Best response from the article comments was from a poster named MSMediacritic, who wrote:

Why should he celebrate D-Day? In his view, the wrong side won.


2 posted on 06/07/2010 1:02:38 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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He wants the adulation the title (of POTUS) brings but not the responsibility of the office.


3 posted on 06/07/2010 1:22:31 AM PDT by citizencon
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A former neighbor of mine was there that day. One of his jobs was to release the door of the landing craft so the other soldiers could come off the landing craft shooting. It took two hands to open the ramp release and two men per ramp. He is one of the bravest men I have ever met. We only talked about that day twice, and all he would say was that we lost a lot of good men and boys that day.


4 posted on 06/07/2010 1:37:26 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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Good.
The brave soldiers would not want that idiot anywhere near them.
Glad he didn't go. He is NOT a patriot. HE IS KENYAN
5 posted on 06/07/2010 1:49:45 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I am dreaming of the day when ZERO is Gone. It's a beautiful dream. . . . .)
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If he’s going to Ford’s Theater we can hold another celebration for him. (hint hint)


6 posted on 06/07/2010 2:00:34 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: Qbert

Why would he commemorate D-Day? It led to the overthrow of the type of government he favors most.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 2:20:22 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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You’d actually have to stand up and believe in America in order to understand the significance of D-Day and what it meant for America.

BO and the lib-tards don’t have a clue and this POS is pathetic at best on a good day.


9 posted on 06/07/2010 2:23:46 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: citizencon

He wants all the freebees.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 2:29:33 AM PDT by FES0844
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11 posted on 06/07/2010 2:29:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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I don't think I can post what this made me think immediately, but I will say this:

In respectful memory of those who died on that day, I am GENUINELY glad that piece of crap did not attend any observances.

I often post this picture to illustrate what any military person with a brain thinks of this Poser in Chief:

I do know there are people in the military who support him, but...those are generally idiots who don't even consider that while they may adore him, he despises and holds them (even MORE than most leftists do) in utter contempt. It is astonishing, really.

12 posted on 06/07/2010 2:34:00 AM PDT by rlmorel (We arYoue traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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Why should Obama show any interest in our country's sacrifices and accomplishments?

As he would say,he has no skin in the game.

13 posted on 06/07/2010 2:41:11 AM PDT by Happy Rain
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OMG, That’s awesome! The look on their faces...


14 posted on 06/07/2010 2:43:58 AM PDT by Qbert
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Quite a telling photograph, isn’t it? these are standard Marines, not a bunch of hand-picked flunkies to render a smiling photo-op for the POSOTUS.


15 posted on 06/07/2010 3:07:59 AM PDT by rlmorel (We arYoue traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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D-Day is “white” history, not interesting to certain groups...


16 posted on 06/07/2010 3:11:54 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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Did 0bama pick indoor entertainment because his last “commemorative” speech got rained out?
17 posted on 06/07/2010 3:27:18 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Talisker

Obama is nothing more than a rotting, stinking pool of dripping black gangrenous slime that is eating the America we used to know.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 3:52:04 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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I trace so much of what I see happening to our country these days right back to the day when public education started teaching our kids that America is no better than any other country or system in the world. When they started with BS that all systems and governments are essentially equal, but different and that none is better than the others. And they teamed that with the idea that there should be no winners or losers in contests and that keeping score was bad for the children's self esteem. Not to mention losing all control of discipline in the schools and the practice of passing kids who could not do the work of the current grade let alone the next year's work.

Then they moved into the idea of segregation for the sake of segregation. That usually meant busing kids all over Hell's Half-Acre and having to meet buses before sunrise for an extended ride across town to a completely foreign world. Parents were denied the ability to ‘drop in’ and check on a school or students, and the idea of a viable PTA organization was a non-starter.

The list goes on and on, but I trace the roots of the problem to the day when our young people were no longer taught about the why’s and wherefore's of, despite its shortcomings, America's position in the world.

D-Day and the sacrifices that were made, along with the overwhelming success it kicked off, are hated by liberals. And, for now at least, these liberals are running the show. Experience is a tough teacher, she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards. We are taking the test and it's abundantly clear those in charge are not up to the task.

19 posted on 06/07/2010 4:40:52 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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Excellent posting, jw!

I agree with each of the points you expressed.


20 posted on 06/07/2010 5:05:20 AM PDT by octex
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