Skip to comments.Barack Obama Ignores D-Day Anniversary – Goes to Theatre Party
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) Its 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 Fords Theatre website, the event tonight is described as follows: Fords Theatre Society will host its annual gala on Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Fords Theatre (511 10th Street NW). The evenings performance, titled America Celebrates July 4th at Fords 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 Fords Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors.
(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...
"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..."
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."
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.
He wants the adulation the title (of POTUS) brings but not the responsibility of the office.
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.
If he’s going to Ford’s Theater we can hold another celebration for him. (hint hint)
Why would he commemorate D-Day? It led to the overthrow of the type of government he favors most.
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.
He wants all the freebees.
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.
As he would say,he has no skin in the game.
OMG, That’s awesome! The look on their faces...
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.
D-Day is “white” history, not interesting to certain groups...
Obama is nothing more than a rotting, stinking pool of dripping black gangrenous slime that is eating the America we used to know.
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.
Excellent posting, jw!
I agree with each of the points you expressed.
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