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Huge Military Slaughter — But First A “Shout Out” to Obama’s Bud

November 5, 2009

Editor’s Note: Read David Forsmark’s NewsReal commentary on Keith Olbermann and MSNBC’s pathetic attempt at covering this story here.

Shortly after police say Major Malik Nadal Hasan opened fire at the largest active duty armored post in the United States, Ft. Hood in Texas, President Barack Obama held a press conference to address the issue. Before getting around to the shooting that had already claimed a dozen lives and wounded at least 31 people, he began his remarks by saying:

I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you.

The quotation says it all: our commander-in-chief feels there is no event so serious that it cannot be prefaced by a moment of glib hipness, no solemn loss so sacred he will deny himself a moment of wry self-indulgence. Soldiers were killed? Let’s say hi to Joe first. An entire theater of war needs a plan to defeat the terrorists who struck America on 9/11? No reason I can’t go golfing, shoot some hoops, and hit the town with Michelle.

President Bush used to break into tears when addressing soldiers and was reviled as a stone-hearted warmonger; Donald Rumsfeld was demonized for using a machine to sign notification letters to fallen soldiers’s next-of-kin. President Obama gives out rounds of virtual fist-bumps to his buds before even mentioning a slaughter of American soldiers, perpetrated by Americans, in mid-America.

We desperately need an adult in the White House. Sadly, today’s press conference proves we do not have one.

(Incidentally, the shooter — who killed 12 people with two handguns — is reportedly an adherent of the Religion of Peace incensed about being sent to war.)

    November 5, 2009 3:01 pm

    This man disgusts me! How incredibly disrespectful is that? This isn’t the f*cking Golden Globes…

  2. Michael van der Galien permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:06 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Terrible.

    As for the “shout out”: if the man doesn’t even understand he shouldn’t use such phrases at a moment when there’s a terrorist attack, well, he’s pretty clueless, isn’t he?

    • Swemson permalink
      November 5, 2009 8:44 pm

      Watch and see how fast this charlatan and the rest of the far left loons start using this terrible tragedy as justification for their plan to take away our guns….

      • Steve R permalink
        November 6, 2009 12:44 am

        Normally, I’d be among the first to agree. But, should they in fact do so, it would be a ludicrous example. Unless, of course, they want to argue that the military should be disarmed as well as civilians. Come to think of it, a lot of them want exactly that.

        • Marylou permalink
          November 7, 2009 12:55 am

          Carter disarmed the military years ago.

  3. November 5, 2009 3:07 pm

    Obama is classless. In contrast I am reminded of Reagan’s Challenger memorial where he he said the stirring words, “They have escaped the surly bonds of earth to touch the hand of God”.

  4. Adrienne permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:07 pm

    So Bush can finish reading a children’s book on 9/11, but Obama can’t gather his thoughts in the middle of a speaking event? I’m no fan of Obama, but how about some consistency people…

    • November 5, 2009 3:38 pm

      Bush was halfway into a book and did not want to jar a roomful of children. Obama apparently wrote out a statement and chose to preface slaughter with a “shout out” that cheapened both the shooting and the Congressional Medal of Honor.

      • Marylou permalink
        November 5, 2009 5:29 pm

        He lacks a sense of what’s appropriate. He’s out of touch with so many of us.

        • Marylou permalink
          November 7, 2009 12:57 am

          Apparently, he had the memo in his hand when he chose instead to talk about those awards, thereby treating this event as a secondary matter. That’s what shocks and disappoints.

    • Recon permalink
      November 5, 2009 3:59 pm

      Yes. Bush can finish reading the book to the children, *because* they were children. Obama was appearing for a press briefing. He had prepared remarks. He again shows the shallowness of his concern for our troops lives.

      • Calli permalink
        November 5, 2009 4:53 pm

        Wasn’t he having that book read *to* him?

        • donnamarie permalink
          November 6, 2009 4:00 am

          Funny-that dumb guy Bush who pulled a fast one on all those dopes in Congress and got them to give him the authority to go into Iraq and Afghanistan. What a dummy!!!!!

          Get over it. There are absolutely no similarities between the two incidents-none. If you do not realize this then there is no way two sides will ever meet in the middle.

    • Diane permalink
      November 5, 2009 6:04 pm

      To Adrienne: Bush continued for a moment to keep from causing a panic in the classroom…he was hit with a major disaster in a moments notice…Obama had time to let his rulers write him a speech and come on at his convenience…so don’t even try to compare the two incidences. Obama is not fit to shine Bush’s shoes.

      • Amy permalink
        November 6, 2009 10:53 am


        • Amy permalink
          November 6, 2009 10:55 am

          I dont understand the world we live in. Obama can do as he pleases and no one cares. By God lets give him a Nobel Peace Prize.

          • Marylou permalink
            November 7, 2009 12:58 am

            It wasn’t God who awarded the Nobel prize to Obammer.

    • seaamigo permalink
      November 5, 2009 7:51 pm

      Obama was no in the “middle” of anything. He already new about Fort Hood, which had happened hours earlier and the press and cameras were assembled and waiting for him to address the situation. He happened to be at the Department of the Interior for this event. All he had to do was reverse his remarks by starting off with: “As many of you may have heard, there has been a tragedy at Fort Hood….” After he finished, he could have, in somber tones, that sincew thewre is no new news, he’ll briefly rap up his conferfence remarks and get back to the White House to await developments. In other words, just flip-flop his sequence of remarks. Thos ewho voted for this man did so because what he lacked in experience, he made up for in judgement. I didn’t see any of that today.

      • bob23bob permalink
        November 8, 2009 2:16 pm

        Please refrain from applying the word “tragedy” to assaults like these, intended to murder innocent people. The effect it has on family and friends is tragic, but the act itself is definitely not.

        Thank you.

    • Kyle permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:39 am

      Obama had a great deal of time to prepare a statement yesterday when this happened. I know I shouldn’t be surprised but as I watched this, I began to wonder…..just what the heck was he doing. The way his “speech” began you would never have known this tragedy had taken place. Just days after the “photo op” at Dover you would have thought with all that sincerity that oozes from this man, the military personnel and their families would have taken priority over everything else. Unbelievable!

    • Fred Ziffel permalink
      November 6, 2009 4:23 am

      I know it’s a long document(4 pages), but somebody should give Obama the Constitution and hightlight the fact that he is Commander in Cheif of the Military. His leadership of the military is one of his top priorities. Underlings were killed by a SR officer in his army…he should have shown leadership. Should have promised justce for those killed. Instead, like the Man-Child he is, he “Shouts out” to his political croonies…….

      His responsibility is to be a brave leader and a mature leader….he is part of the military… this was a treasonous act and he calls it violence(need to modify Artile 2-right) Heaven forbid he is not politically correct and shows emotions against a tradior, a coward…..instead he withhold judgement, not to offend out Muslim brothers.

      He had plenty of time to prepare remarks….he wasn’t interuppted- like Bush was….he had time to prepare remarks…He chose to SHOUT out………….that was more important than vowing justice for his direct reports that were murdered and maimed by one of his managers


    • Thomas Gorman permalink
      November 6, 2009 9:26 am

      Yes Bush was with Children-Barry was with adults ? It was a moving moment and he has to do a shout out??Yes let us get some Adult AMERICANS in the White House. Bush & Laura used to visit Walter Reed Army Hospital without fotograhers along to speak, comfort, THANK and pray with the wounded warriers. Bush & Laura brought Gold Star Mothers & families into the White House to comfort them and thank them for their families sacrifice. Barry cannot come up with the nerve to make a decision to support our Troops after he made public commitments to them.
      Time for Americans & Patriots to speak up. This winner is not.
      Father of two daughters serving our Country.

    • oldwolves permalink
      November 6, 2009 11:03 am

      Nice attempt at revisionist history. Bush was told while sitting there with the children.What did you expect? He start running out the door infront of a bunch of kids? Obama had 4 hours to come up with a speech. Mr “ME” and “I” , with all the class of Kayne west, Shouts out! Why didn’t he just open up a bottle of “colt 45′ and say,”Here’s to my peeps in fatigues in Texas.” Christ the man is an embarrassment and all of you who voted for him should hang your head low crawl into a hole.

    • tiredoldman permalink
      November 6, 2009 1:15 pm


      The sequence of events, as I understand them, is that Obama was told of the Ft. Hood incident while attending another event. He had enough time to travel to the Native American event, think up the words to be delivered about Ft. Hood- or more probably have them prepared for him- and inform the media that he would be making the statement. His lousy choice of timing is his own!

      Obama first, the dead and injured come later!

    • Joseph Cottrell permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:08 pm

      On 9/11 all that ANYONE knew for quite a while was that an airliner had apparently crashed into one of the WTC towers. President Bush was informed about it and (if I remember correctly) asked to be kept informed on the incident, but it was certainly not – at that moment – a reason to cancel everything and race back to the White House. I don’t recall it being a duty of the President to immediately hold a press conference every time a plane crashes. After the second plane hit the other tower and it became obvious that this was not an accident President Bush was much more appropriately involved.

      In the Ft. Hood incident it was obvious from the outset that a horrific crime had been committed on an Army base, apparently by an Army officer, and Obama waits 2 1/2 hours, organizes a press conference and comes out practically cracking jokes before he even mentions the shooting. What next – is he going to rap about it?

      This man is a fool – an inept fool – and his complete and total misunderstanding of his responsibilities as Commander In Chief was on full public display yesterday. God save us all from this fraud.

      • Marylou permalink
        November 13, 2009 11:11 pm

        …and his complete and total misunderstanding of his responsibilities as Commander In Chief…..

        I think this is so well said. I think it is exactly what is happening. No concept. Disdain, even.

  5. Kio permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:08 pm

    I am not too concerned with shout out, but more the tragic and sad events that happened today. I will choose to focus on the content and not pick apart your excuse to focus on the “glib hipness” of your article. Sorry you are not reporting on the real story at hand, but creating more tragedy in America. Please pray for all those who lost someone today or who is or has family hurt. I also hope that you can find a place where you can report the facts rather than the glib gossip in the beauty shop.

    • donnamarie permalink
      November 6, 2009 4:02 am

      This article is not “glib gossip”. He is the president of the United States and he sets the tone and, as far as I can see, the tone is all about him and how cool he looks.

    • oldwolves permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:53 pm

      The real story at hand…Hmmmmm…do you mean another Terrorist attack upon our nation by some ungrateful muslim who took the best this country had to offer, and due to political correctness was not investigated properly even though he made previous anti American statements ,then took advantage of his training and then used it against his fellow Americans because of his belief in an ideology that is filled with hate and evil that wishes to take over the world, and our fearless leader who has coddled Muslim terrorist nations into thinking that we are weak and stupid only because without a teleprompter he sounds weak and stupid? Do you mean that story? Or does that sound to glib?

  6. Andrea permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:09 pm

    I am also disgusted! This vile man is a PIG! How much more disrespect will this country take! I hope he chokes on his cigarettes and gets lung cancer.

  7. Trip Campbell permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:10 pm

    I heard Obama’s opening statement and felt your same sentiments. Disgraceful!

    • donnamarie permalink
      November 6, 2009 4:10 am

      I was listening to the radio when the show was interrupted for Obama to make his remarks. Two lines into it, I had to turn it off. Maybe I completely distrust this man, but I saw this as another photo op for this guy-“Oh look at me, I really care. Oh and by the way, you guys getting killed in Afghanistan, I will get to you-maybe next week.”

  8. That Dick Chainey permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:11 pm

    Heck of a job.

  9. Steven Clark permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:12 pm

    This guy is the president of the USA. This Country is in a lot of trouble through the next four years. All he is concerned about is his own agenda. He is a joke.

  10. In the Know permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:13 pm

    What a piece of excreta. Narcissistic opportunist.

  11. Bob Smith permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:13 pm

    Yeah, we could always be so proud of George W., couldn’t we?

    • donnamarie permalink
      November 6, 2009 4:13 am

      Is that your response? Thank goodness for George W. Bush-who else would you blame for everything negative that Obama does. Even if W was a boob at times, it does not make me feel any better about Obama. Come on, come up with something more original.

    • oldwolves permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:56 pm

      BORING!!!!!!!!!!! Bush derangement syndrome still lives!!! What a weenie! I hear that Bush is going to ne Obama’s blame CZAR! Loony libs never get it , do they?

  12. November 5, 2009 3:17 pm

    So he says hi to a decorated soldier who is present first before getting down to business? And that’s inappropriate?

    Why is this even a blog post? Oh that’s right, you’re obsessed with finding any reason to smear Obama that you’ll dig up an imagined offense to soldiers in a passing, polite greeting to someone.

    How about commenting on the substantive of what Obama said, instead of this cheap, hastily posted ‘twitter’ that says more about your inner problems than it says anything about how Obama feels about soldiers.

    • Betty Florence permalink
      November 5, 2009 3:53 pm

      After watching on TV all afternoon, Obama comes on and doesn’t even have up to date news. His comments were at least 30 minutes behind. He is the President of this Country, but didn’t care enough to even get an update before speaking, but he certainly knew who was in the audience and could toss out a little slang. It was totally inappropiate to handle it the way he did and call the tragedy an “INCIDENT” which by definition means a casual happening. How sad for America.

    • Marylou permalink
      November 5, 2009 5:52 pm

      Innocent people were killed – dead. That comes before celebrating. Grief first, then the happiness and celebrating after we’re done mourning and we can turn to other things.

    • seaamigo permalink
      November 5, 2009 8:00 pm

      If you can’t see why this is inappropriate, you are not willing to brook any criticism of Obama at all. He entered the stage where all of the major networks were standing by awaiting the commander-in-chief’s remarks on an attack on the US Army on US soil, and he behaves like he’s at a cocktail party fundraiser, making his employers – you and me – wait for 2 minutes and 15 seconds before he gets around to it. WATCH THE TAPE, if you can find an unscrubbed copy. Also, was it appropriate to have that flag with his wife’s picture on it over his shoulder?

    • Mark permalink
      November 6, 2009 3:48 am

      If you’re going to give “shout-outs” as a national tragedy is unfolding upon the very soldiers of whom you are Commander in Cheif, it’s important to note:

      First, a person is a “recipient” of the Congressional Medal of Honor, not a “winner”. It’s not the Oscars.

      Secondly, Dr. Joe Medicine Crow has never received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He did receive the “Medal of Freedom”.

      Put a tent on the Obama circus.

      • Mark permalink
        November 6, 2009 3:51 am

        Edit: strike “national tragedy” replace with “Islamic Jihad”

        • Marylou permalink
          November 7, 2009 1:04 am

          You got that right, Mark, only no one is saying it.

      • Jessa permalink
        November 6, 2009 8:52 am

        as americans we should seriously take a step back and just look down the road to where our country is heading. before you know it there will djs and dance parties present at the awarding of purple hearts and silver stars…. unbelievable

        • November 6, 2009 11:30 am

          Not far off the mark. After all, I watched the far-left loon bags in Santa Fe, NM party-down in celebration of their great “Gotcha!” moment–complete with jugglers in costume–while their fellow Americans were dead and dying in New Orleans after Katrina. Didn’t matter they could have used their weekly protest date to take up collections of food, water, and money to help those desperately in need. Nope. Much more appropriate to dance on the street corners and high-five each other over the Bush admins’ failure (no signs condeming Nagin, Blanco, et al–who shared responsibility in the debacle). You would’ve thought it was Mardi Gras.

    • donnamarie permalink
      November 6, 2009 4:19 am

      You are right, Nigal. All this chatter seems awfully trivial and maybe there should be more comments about what he said (which was virtually nothing-he should have waited to have more information). However, I would like to be proud of my president and never be embarrassed about the way he behaves in various situations. This was a solemn event and there was no room for frivolity-none. Obama is evidently lacking in the knowledge of decorum. He embarrasses me.

      • mood permalink
        November 6, 2009 6:19 am

        This was not a solemn event! This was not a scheduled press conference to address the Fort Hood tragedy!

        He was completing a scheduled appearance at the conclusion of the Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Interior Department and the White House. He told his listeners – leaders from many of the 564 federally recognized American Indian tribes – that he had discarded his prepared comments in light of the breaking news.

        He chose to acknowledge a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient present at the conference. Is it so appalling to acknowledge a person who has received the the highest award that can be given to military personnel prior to shifting the planned speech to Tribal leaders into the statement regarding the tragedy at a military base?

        Brutal. You have chosen to take a horrible tragedy and turn it into another assinine neocon soapbox.

        • oldwolves permalink
          November 6, 2009 3:05 pm

          Shout out to Mood, my brother! Your right! They’re all dead anyway so why waste all his time with non voters? He’s got acorn for that. Those neocons should just be grateful that he even acknowledged the soldiers! Hell he only said ‘me’ and ‘I’ eight times! What more do those cooky right wing nuts want? The president got more important things to do, like …Uh …working on his handicap and getting dictator’s reinstated!

          Obamazombies. sad.

        • Steven M permalink
          November 7, 2009 7:14 pm

          You are as uninformed as Obama. The medal in question was not the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest recognition of extraordinary valor, but the Medal of Freedom, which is a civilian, and frequently, politicized, recognition of general contributions to the nation. (Think of it as a Nobel Peace Prize, with all that unfortunately entails).

          You have plenty of energy to post indignantly, and fling out the insults, but not enough energy to actually read the news or watch the video.

          Self-beclowning, of which you and Obama are prime examples, is both repellant and fascinating to watch.

        • Charles Parker permalink
          November 9, 2009 8:56 pm

          It was the medal of freedom he received NOT the Medal of Honor, the highest military award for valor in combat. Big, Big difference.

    • Francesca permalink
      November 6, 2009 5:10 pm

      I assume that all of you actually watched the entire broadcast of his remarks. Before he ever got to the “shout-out”, he went on and on about the conference on Native Americans, thanking this one and that one for attending and making political promises to the group. Next, came the “shout-out’. Finally, he deigned to speak about Fort Hood. It was chilling. He showed no emotion that I could detect. After that, I was so livid, that I couldn’t sleep. If we don’t get over this PC garbage and vote in some adults, we are in real trouble.

      • Sarg permalink
        November 8, 2009 7:37 am

        That’s exactly the way I saw it. I was shocked. The lead up to his speech was he was going to address Ft. Hood, and when he started all that other crap, I honestly thought maybe this was a pre recorded speech about another subject. This guy is disgusting and un American.

    • Benson permalink
      November 7, 2009 3:42 pm

      I guarantee you we don’t need to hunt for very long to find grievances against the O. He provides us daily with lies, deceit, buffoonery, stupidity, arrogance, neglect, thuggery and narcissism. In fact there are so many choices it’s difficult to know which one to highlight. Today it was neglect and arrogance, tomorrow, we’ll see what he comes up with.

  13. Dave permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:19 pm

    Truly appalling. Period.

  14. Michael van der Galien permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:23 pm

    polite greeting to someone.

    LOL. Yeah. Giving “a shout out” is really polite way of “greeting” someone.

    • Swemson permalink
      November 5, 2009 8:21 pm


      Wasn’t it presidential ?

      Michele Bachman’s little march today was just another small start…. I’m waiting for the day that millions of REAL Americans get in their cars, head for DC, tar & feather that POS and run him out of town on a rail…

  15. ETC permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:23 pm

    Our President should never use the words “shout out” in an official speech, let alone at the time that so many brave soldiers have died, and let alone when a US Armed Forces base has come under attack.

    Further, Obama’s indecision with regard to military strategy in Afghanistan is killing our men and women every day.

    • betty boop permalink
      November 6, 2009 4:59 am

      You know, I totally agree. I find it really disturbing that the mandarins in our government feel compelled to start dropping final vowels and using slang and populist lingo when talking to their constituents (ie: US). Hillary is the prime example, Obama is nauseatingly adept at it, and not to single out Dem’s, even “W” did it constantly with his “cowboy” schtick. These people graduated from the highest echelons of the ivy league. Rightfully they should (and probably do, in private), sound like NPR commentators, not common laborers. Obama’s “aw shucks” clumsy rudeness and casual patter are just another indication of his complete lack of respect for the intelligence of his countrymen. The word “folks” will never sound the same to me after his administration…. maybe the faint stench of “volks” that Hitler used so successfully sticks a little too closely to this one….

  16. Tennia Cole permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:24 pm

    This person is a blight upon the history of this great country. I cringe when I hear him speak (read). Please lets vote him out next time.

  17. Matt permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:26 pm

    George Bush read My Pet Goat for eight minutes after 9/11.

    • David Forsmark permalink
      November 5, 2009 3:37 pm

      Dumbest talking point in history. Period.

      • Joseph Cottrell permalink
        November 6, 2009 2:19 pm

        Most precise and cogent reply in this post. Period.

    • November 5, 2009 3:44 pm

      For comparison’s sake:

      Ladies and gentlemen, this is a difficult moment for America. I unfortunately will be going back to Washington after my remarks.

      Secretary Rod Paige and the lieutenant governor will take the podium and discuss education.

      I do want to thank the folks here at the Booker Elementary
      School for their hospitality.

      Today we’ve had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country. I have spoken to the vice president, to the governor of New York, to the director of the FBI, and I’ve ordered that the full resources of the federal government go to help the victims and their families and to conduct a full-scale investigation to hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act.

      Terrorism against our nation will not stand.

      And now if you join me in a moment of silence.

      May God bless the victims, their families and America. Thank you very much.

    • SteveDallas permalink
      November 5, 2009 4:04 pm

      Yeah, right, I see Bush saying this…

      “First, I wanna thank the teachers for organizing the children. I see Billy is in class today *waves to Billy*. Shouout, lil Billy!
      As I said this morning, My Pet Goat is the greatest book ever! But as some of you might have heard…”

      This current screwup had HOURS before he made this speech. Bush was told on camera, do you think he was told to carry on for a minute or two until SS could mobilze and also to prevent panic with a bunch of children around on live TV?

      Once again, Obama had HOURS and he screwed up AGAIN. He can’t hide what he is, it is too ingrained. WRONG for this country, not from this country.

      • samsie permalink
        November 6, 2009 12:22 am

        You last comment speaks volumes about the kind of person YOU are. Ignorant. A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing hey?

    • November 6, 2009 11:36 am

      And John Kerry sat paralyzed at his desk for 40 mins, so stunned was he by the attacks, according to one interview Kerry gave during the 2004 election.

    • Joseph Cottrell permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:18 pm

      Matt – You’re a scumbag idiot. For a lot longer than eight minutes, as well.

  18. Anonymous permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:31 pm

    When did giving a “shout out” become a moment of “glib happiness”?

    Perhaps if you clicked through to the press release and read the context of the speech Obama was giving, you’d have noticed he was beginning his introductory remarks at the Tribal Nations Conference, not a press conference about the shootings in Texas.

    Obviously, his scheduled speech has nothing to do with the shootings in Texas and it would make no sense for him to open up his speech speaking directly about those events. He segued into them after making a few short comments, including a nod to Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, an important figure among the Native American community for which the conference was being held, and completely apropos to Obama’s speech.

    He spent the remainder of his time bypassing his intended remarks in order to comment on the tragic events in Texas. Read the original press release. You’ve misrepresented the situation and added your own racist propaganda to take Obama’s quote out of context.

    • November 5, 2009 4:19 pm

      The surroundings of his remarks are meaningless. There has just been an unresolved national tragedy, which overrides any local conference or gathering. There are times the president represents the entire nation and must address the nation in that capacity: times of tragedy, natural disaster, or foreign attack.

      Reagan did so after the Challenger.
      Bush stood at Ground Zero after 9/11.

      Today, Obama’s charge was to speak in this capacity, and he blew it.

      • Marylou permalink
        November 5, 2009 5:54 pm

        I agree. Grief and respect first. Then other things.

    • betty boop permalink
      November 6, 2009 5:05 am

      …You’ve misrepresented the situation and added your own racist propaganda to take Obama’s quote out of context….

      Racist? Where do you get that, bonehead? No wonder you’re anonymous!

    • Dan not anonymous Hughes permalink
      November 6, 2009 10:20 am

      I was giving you full credence for a different opinion until I saw the word racist. Then noticed you had such courage of your convictions to sign your note anonymous. You may want to note, in any future attempt to be taken seriously, that using name calling as a tactic is hardly indicative of advanced critical thinking and remaining anonymous merely reveals your own lack of conviction to your argument.

    • Joseph Cottrell permalink
      November 6, 2009 3:26 pm

      “…Obviously, his scheduled speech has nothing to do with the shootings…”

      Yeah – we wouldn’t want a mass murder at a military base to interfere with the Supreme Leader’s most excellent speechifying, now would we?

  19. Donand Cramer permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:34 pm

    To think that he was a military officer!!! ACT for America has been beeting the drum for so long, and the political jerks will not listen. If you don’t see that these Muslims have to go, then we may as well kiss our country good by.

    • Thomas permalink
      November 5, 2009 6:18 pm

      It might be later than you think. The President is a Muslim, he was raised in a Muslim country, and he bows down to the Prince of Saudi Arabia.

  20. Proud_Muslim_UK permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:36 pm

    I am appalled at the senseless bloodlust targetting all and sundry in Muslim countries. Iraq and Afghanistan didn’t do 911 yet the poor and downtrodden are paying with their blood. with US bullies firing or supplying the bullets for the bloodlet.
    Where there’s oil there must be a way to war, it would seem?
    What happened in Hood is, of course, bad – but in reality, those dead are just cannonfodder anyway as far as the guys on top are concerned – whether red or blue – but isn’t it also so predictable in a ‘chickens come home to roost’ kind of way? Injustice creates fear, because you knew that this will happen and will happen again as long as the injustice remains.

    • Thomas permalink
      November 5, 2009 6:32 pm

      Since you’re one of the millions of Muslims who proudly invaded the UK, how’s that gigantic mosque in downtown London coming along? I hear it’s going to be the largest Mosque in the world. You must be so proud of yourselves for conquering England. Personally, I think it’s a shame and a disgrace. Even though your boy Obama insulted the Queen of England when he met her, don’t count on taking out the USA just yet. Americans are starting to wake up, and Obama is on his way out fast. PS – Do the UK and the USA a favor and leave the UK. Go back to whatever God-forsaken desert you crawled out of, and take your worthless political opinions with you.

      • PotVsKtl permalink
        November 5, 2009 7:04 pm

        Building a place of worship is only an act of conquering in a deluded mind.

        • Swemson permalink
          November 5, 2009 8:29 pm

          If you had the integrity or the courage to clean your own house, we wouldn’t have to do it for you…

          Your day will come sooner than you think.. Another Winston Churchill will arise, throw out those progressive slime balls like Brown, and then deal with the lot of you the way Churchill did with your ideological mentor…

          • betty boop permalink
            November 6, 2009 5:07 am

            I pray you are right, Swemson.

    • oldwolves permalink
      November 6, 2009 3:09 pm

      Proud of what? Killing unarmed innocent? You truly reflect Islam perfectly.

  21. jimmy permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:38 pm

    obama is definitely classless. and an elitass. his policies are ruining our constitution, country and freedom.

  22. John Davidson permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:41 pm

    The teleprompter ran backwards, but that is no excuse nor is it any excuse for the tragic events that occurred at the base. We need to more vigilant and take a tougher stand against this REAL terrorist threat.

  23. In the Know permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:41 pm

    @ All trolls suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome and Obama apologists.

    Bush was in a room full of children. Unless you think scaring children to death is ok (which would exclude you from any cogent debate), you have espoused a tu quoque fallicious argument. Thank you.

    • Harmon permalink
      November 6, 2009 4:32 pm

      “Bush was in a room full of children. Unless you think scaring children to death is ok (which would exclude you from any cogent debate), you have espoused a tu quoque fallicious argument. Thank you.”

      I think it’s more important for the President to do the country’s business. He could have left without scaring the children. He already knew the first WTC tower was hit by a ‘plane’ BEFORE he even entered the school.

  24. November 5, 2009 3:41 pm

    [The quotation says it all: our commander-in-chief feels there is no event so serious that it cannot be prefaced by a moment of glib hipness, no solemn loss so sacred he will deny himself a moment of wry self-indulgence. Soldiers were killed? Let’s say hi to Joe first. ]

    He was addressing an audience of Native American tribal leaders. That was the purpose for his speech. You right-wingers will politicize anything.

    [President Bush used to break into tears when addressing soldiers and was reviled as a stone-hearted warmonger; ]

    Oh, gee… as long as his eyes watered. (I don’t recall him ever breaking into tears.) Yes, he lied us into an unnecessary war where thousands of Americans died, sent our troops into battle without the armor necessary, allowed untold amounts of war profiteering… But yes, as long as he got emotional, that’s all that matters.

    • Swemson permalink
      November 5, 2009 8:31 pm

      Hey Ben…

      Why don’t you put your hippie beads back on and go back to Berkeley, where you obviously belong…

  25. Shira permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:45 pm

    Are you kidding me? This wasn’t a press conference about Ft. Hood; he was addressing a tribal leadership conference and was acknowledging the presence of a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient by giving him a nod at the start of his speech. He spoke about Ft. Hood later in the speech. Get the hell over yourselves, people!

    • November 5, 2009 4:53 pm

      See my response above to the same talking point.

      A president must, at times, speak to the nation during times of tragedy. Evidently, that is another aspect of the job Obama is not up to.

    • whoa permalink
      November 6, 2009 5:08 am

      Only problem here is that the guy didn’t get the Congressional Medal of Honor, he got the Medal of Freedom, BIG difference. Obama should know the Congressional Medal of Honor is given ONLY to US service members, not civilians.

      The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.


  26. November 5, 2009 3:47 pm

    First may God bless and keep those young soldiers.

    You know I watched this and thought the same thing when it was happening. At one point I wondered if Obama even knew what was going on, or if Fox News had the wrong video? No news event or tragedy is more important than Obama politicking. What an ass.

  27. JoyDenise permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:51 pm

    “So Bush can finish reading a children’s book on 9/11, but Obama can’t gather his thoughts in the middle of a speaking event? I’m no fan of Obama, but how about some consistency people…”

    “George Bush read My Pet Goat for eight minutes after 9/11.”

    Well said, to the commenters I have quoted above. This is one of the many reasons I no longer watch the news and am seriously rethinking my time spent reading about it.

    I didn’t like Mr. Bush all that much. I’m not all that crazy about Mr. Obama. But I really am not going to use my remaining time on this planet to pass judgement on their overall performance, using criteria such as the slang one used, or how long another read a book to children while processing devastating information. Did we really want Mr. Bush to run from the room leaving stunned children behind? Does it really, in the long view scheme of things, matter if Mr. Obama said hello in a casual manner to a Medal of Honor soldier before focusing on the real news at hand?

    Having the statements about the attack in Texas first, and then trying to pass a greeting to that soldier above the noise while everyone scraped their chairs and stood up and talked to each other because the “main topic” was over – THAT would have satisfied your criteria for Mr. Obama’s adulthood? Seriously?

    • oldwolves permalink
      November 6, 2009 3:12 pm

      Maybe he should have told a joke or two to lighten up the mood?

  28. Thomas permalink
    November 5, 2009 3:58 pm

    The United States of America does not have a Commander-in-Chief.

    …and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is…. Barack Obama!!!!!

    maybe Barack Obama can get his bud Medicine Joe Crow to go to Fort Hood and do his Indian Witch Doctor stuff on the troops who were not killed by this Muslim terrorist.

    Obama acts exactly like a hippy.

    …and Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned…

  29. Scharleu permalink
    November 5, 2009 4:02 pm

    This blog post is ridiculous. Anything to further the hate against our President…if Obama’s eyes had watered you’d probably immediately shriek he was smoking crack or another myth the right wing zombies want to beleive.
    President Obama was not slated to make a speech about this shooting, he was addressing a room full of Native American tribal leaders.
    If you can’t even write about FACTS and not coat stories involving Obama with your own special brand of innuendo and slime, then please, shut off the computer and let the grownups handle the issues.

    I have friends and loved ones who live and serve at Fort Hood…and I’m still waiting to hear that they are all o.k. So right now I’m heading to the local hospital near the post to give blood for the victims of this rampage. God bless our soldiers.

    • prostock 31 permalink
      November 5, 2009 4:46 pm

      well now that you mentioned it his pupils look a little off maybe he is smoking crack that would answer alot of questions

    • Marylou permalink
      November 6, 2009 12:38 am

      Was not slated to make a speech about this shooting?!!

      That says it all.

    • Joseph Cottrell permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:27 pm

      “President Obama was not slated to make a speech about this shooting…”

      So, by that reasoning, mass murders are only supposed to occur if they’re on the president’s schedule for the day? That was the stupidest thing I’ve read in this entire discussion.

  30. prostock 31 permalink
    November 5, 2009 4:03 pm

    this is a bad time for stupidity thank you Obama for just confirming how ignorant you are, soldiers lost their lives to day on there way to fight for freedom overseas and this happens in our back yard buy a coward , just what we need more islam influence

    • Greg Smith permalink
      November 5, 2009 5:54 pm

      Perhaps while calling a person stupid and ignorant one should check elementary punctuation and word usage. Is speech writing in your future?

      • Swemson permalink
        November 5, 2009 8:36 pm

        Spoken like a true ivy hall far left arrogant intellectual snob…

        • Greg Smith permalink
          November 5, 2009 9:36 pm

          Oh gosh, my grades weren’t anywhere close to that good, but I appreciate the thought. Just a observation, I’m pretty certain there aren’t any left or right Ivy leaguers hanging around with us.

          • Marylou permalink
            November 6, 2009 12:39 am

            Grades can’t give you heart.

            • Greg Smith permalink
              November 6, 2009 10:24 pm

              No argument, but the reverse isn’t necessarily true either.

              What about some of the posts in this forum? I’m not talking about the dislike of and disagreement with the President. I get that (maybe not to the level and vigor, but I get it).

              However, where is the heart in telling a person to “go back to whatever God-forsaken desert you crawled out of.” That post netted 27 thumbs up. I didn’t see anything in the original post that made him and awful evil person. Sure disagree w/the argument, but come on . . .

              What’s your take?

              • Marylou permalink
                November 13, 2009 11:23 pm

                “go back to whatever God-forsaken desert you crawled out of.” That post netted 27 thumbs up.

                Sorry. I missed this. Where is it? for context, please.

          • Steve R permalink
            November 6, 2009 12:52 am

            didn’t think there were any “right” Ivy Leaguers left, Snookie

          • In the Know permalink
            November 6, 2009 8:39 am

            Actually, some of us still exist.

  31. November 5, 2009 4:21 pm

    Completely uncalled for, tasteless, a lack of cuth. His opening remarks should have instantly acknowledge the tragedy and offered a moment of silence.

  32. Mike permalink
    November 5, 2009 4:34 pm

    Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Obama misspoke about the very award he gave the gentleman in August

    • John Davidson permalink
      November 6, 2009 7:01 am

      Not the first or last time he is gonna misspeak, you can bet on that.

  33. Witai permalink
    November 5, 2009 4:48 pm

    Would you people please look Joe Medicine Crow up on Wikipedia. Today was a very solemn important event for this country and it’s relationship to First Americans, American Indians. To not give acknowledgement of the pre-emption of that scheduled historic event would have been extremely disrespectful. President Oboma exhibited respect for his honored elder, a distiguished American Indian war vetran. No disrespect was done anyone except our President by the likes of these posts.

    • Marylou permalink
      November 6, 2009 12:49 am

      I disagree.

  34. Thomas permalink
    November 5, 2009 5:03 pm

    Yo, who cares, it was just a bunch of stupid white people who got killed, right, Mr. President? They can be replaced easy. Ain’t dat right, Mr. President? Yo, send Medicine Joe Crow a holla fo’ me, dawg. PS I want my stuff… or you can just give me my money.

  35. Greg Smith permalink
    November 5, 2009 5:16 pm

    . . . and speaking of narcissism, hatred, and hypocrisy. There is a sufficient supply here. I especially enjoyed the “cogent debate” quote. Yep, that’s what this board and post is about. It seems to me that those most clamoring Bush Derangement Syndrome are suffering a like disorder. You’ll do anything to show/label the “Other” as a demon, communist, racist . . . you pick, that is hell bent on destroying anything good in the world.

    Far left and far right are so similar it is frightening.

    You’re the same damn people. You’ve made up your mind years ago and have only chosen to hear what reinforces your beliefs. There is no critical thinking or movement of thought – regardless of “cogent debate.” If Bush (i.e. Republican) and Obama (i.e. Democrat) exercise a similar policy in a similar circumstance, one is blamed and one is praised. Is it possible they are both talented, caring, but flawed human beings trying to do their best in a complex world (i.e. not black & white, right & wrong, patriot & traitor, greedy capitalist & Marxist, etc, etc). Geez!

    • In the Know permalink
      November 6, 2009 8:45 am


      “Cogent debate”, “I do not think that word means what you think it means”.

      • Greg Smith permalink
        November 6, 2009 8:47 pm

        Perhaps, perhaps not, but I do know the proper way to punctuate a quote. . . away goes the logic 101 text and out comes the style guide.

  36. Elaine B permalink
    November 5, 2009 5:48 pm

    How many times has a U.S. soldier murdered and wounded other soldiers on U.S. soil in our history? Once? Twice? I don’t know of a single instance although I may be wrong.

    The point is this an extremely tragic event which any other president would have considered more important than a speech and thus, addressed immediately.

    Obama has disgraced the office of president since he was sworn in and has disgraced all of the men and women in the military. He is a disgraceful, arrogant, spoiled child.

  37. Thomas permalink
    November 5, 2009 5:58 pm

    This is an outrage. Obama was so unaffected, so uncaring.

    ‘Before I offer my condolences let me give a shout out.’

    What was he thinking?

    God bless those who lost their lives today, which is what our president should have been focusing on. He put the political pandering before even acknowledging the victims of the terrorist attack.

    May God bless all of our courageous men and women who serve our country.

    I don’t think I have ever been more angry at Obama, and I hope to God he apologizes for this.

  38. aquaviva permalink
    November 5, 2009 6:09 pm

    1. You don’t “win” the Congressional Medal of Honor….you are awarded, or earn it.

    2. Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was NEVER awarded the CMO. – Check it out for yourself

    3. He DID earn the Bronze Star and the Congressional Gold Medal (a civilian honor).

    The President is clueless and classless.

  39. bassackwards permalink
    November 5, 2009 6:14 pm

    I finally figured out what the “b” in Obama stands for – beginner

  40. Steve permalink
    November 5, 2009 6:37 pm

    Almost as bad as Kanye at the VMAs….

  41. mia permalink
    November 5, 2009 7:00 pm

    it dosent matter what Obama does, there are people that will still have a problem with him.
    This blog is nothing more than another I hate Obama rant. Wether he was right or wrong, guess what he is still the president
    Get over it!

    • Swemson permalink
      November 5, 2009 10:08 pm

      He goes past not caring about them…

      He holds them in total disdain !

  42. T Dalton permalink
    November 5, 2009 7:22 pm

    You guys need to do your research. For your information: The “Joe” he refers to is “Joe Medicine Crow”, a Crow native American and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom..the highest honor bestowed to civilians in our country. Joe was at the White House today for a “tribal leaders conference” and President Obama made comments at the end of the conference in regards to that event and then, IN LIGHT OF THE TRAGEDY IN TEXAS, switched gears to address it. There never was a press conference. He interrupted this event to address it. Just like W interrupted his elementary book reading on 9/11. Read the transcript…no further explanation needed….it speaks for itself.

    • November 5, 2009 8:10 pm

      Hmm, I smell a talking point.

    • hunnybunny permalink
      November 5, 2009 8:35 pm

      he had the facts at hand on what just happened, but continued on with his casual demeanor and stump speech before addressing an awful tragedy. he is the commander-in-chief of our military and had the nerve to laugh and give shout-outs before expressing his condolences!!!!! and you think this is okay???!!!??!?!?!!!! disgraceful.

    • Marylou permalink
      November 6, 2009 12:43 am

      I still think he should have led with the tragedy. People who are grieving can’t pay attention to anything else. We as feeling humans comfort each other so we can all move on together.

    • MMM permalink
      November 6, 2009 7:56 am

      It doesn’t matter. The deaths in Texas were the lead. He performed poorly.

  43. November 5, 2009 7:35 pm

    Obama is a 2 faced liar, This is just one more example.

  44. Elizabeth permalink
    November 5, 2009 7:35 pm

    I like Obama, but I thought having the shoutout precede such serious remarks was absolutely distasteful, and insensitive. He seems like a narcissist to me. A horrible Commander-in-Chief.

  45. Lisa Duhamel permalink
    November 5, 2009 8:10 pm

    Seriously, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and was wondering if he had actually gotten the memo???

  46. hunnybunny permalink
    November 5, 2009 8:28 pm

    My husband is an officer at Fort Hood and was on post today during this horrific event. Needless to say, I was glued to the TV for hours after the shootings. When the POTUS came on and gave his “shout out” and smiles before segueing into the more serious and immediate issue at hand, I was disgusted and appalled. Maybe some people aren’t very concerned with the shout out, just like like Obama is not really concerned about our troops! His sentiments were so fake, especially after beginning his speech in such a casual, light-hearted manner. Yes, the priority issue here are the victims and their families, but they look to our leaders for support and reassurance in times like these. All that Obama assured me of today was that he doesn’t really care about our military – once again!

    • MMM permalink
      November 6, 2009 7:55 am

      You have said it well, and from the heart.

      HE is a phony, insensitive, emotionally disconnected, and highly flawed man who has applied these character flaws to his political convictions and his governance of this country. It is in moments like these when he should epitomize leadership and comfort the nation that his lack of empathy, decency, and moral certitude are glaringly obvious.

      I tried to explain it to those who ‘drank the kool-aid’ before last year’s election, but they prefered to be blinded by the ‘light.’

      Marxism and Socialism come from a dark place in the soul of a man, and he is no exception.

  47. November 5, 2009 8:40 pm

    “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule the people mourn.” Prov 29:2

  48. Lisa permalink
    November 5, 2009 8:51 pm

    Hours later I still am truly stunned about the Presidents behavior.

    Many of us have seen what is going on, but today’s behavior by Obama truly shocked me.

    Even this could not have been expected.


    • betty boop permalink
      November 6, 2009 5:24 am

      For an eye-opening review of the attitude prevailing among Democrats and Leftists in general when it comes to the politics vs genuine sentiment debate, go back and watch video of Hillary Clinton watching “W” addressing the nation following the 9/11 attacks. Her consistent sneer and rolling eyes speak for themselves. Their disdain and impatience with “US” is painful and insulting, and this is just another clear illustration. They will not be happy until our country is mashed into slime and sand by their Muslim heroes in the desert.

  49. Oscar permalink
    November 5, 2009 8:51 pm

    I think “Kio” has the right idea. I just saw someone call Obama “ghetto” because he used the word “shout-out”. Now THAT’S outrageous!

  50. Kevroc permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:14 pm

    Yo Major Hasan, I’mma let you finish but, Dr. Crow was one of the most deserving Congressional Medal of Honor recipients of all time.


    • In the Know permalink
      November 6, 2009 8:52 am

      LOL! I dig the satire. He didn’t even know what medal the guy had. To you liberal trolls, that’s more disrespectful to “Joe” than prepending his conference. “Joe” was a soldier and I sure he knew how important it was to address the cowardly act first. Stop running interference for the one. Remember “g”‘s “No snitchin'”!

  51. Freeme permalink
    November 6, 2009 3:46 am

    How many of you still think the MANY ‘mass murder’ escapades lately are all merely coincidence? If you read or hear the news, then you know the ‘sudden outbreaks’ of men/women killing their whole families off and kids disappearing by the dozens HAS GONE VIRILE. Think about it and research the FACTS and STATS of what is happening in this country, not to mention the Sharia KILLINGS that NO ONE TALKS ABOUT.

    • MMM permalink
      November 6, 2009 7:51 am

      You are right…

  52. obbeb permalink
    November 6, 2009 4:14 am

    It was worse hearing it in person. I was listening to news radio and the news conference that the White House said was going to address the Fort Hood tragedy was to begin at 5pm. I was actually looking forward to hearing some heartfelt words, although I knew he would be reading from a teleprompter. It was going to be reassuring to hear him anyway, politcs aside, this is a situation in which you want to hear your president speak soarinngly. A big HOWEVER, though. When the radio station began to broadcast what the White House announced was the president’s response to the shooting, it became apparant that either they screwed up, the radio station screwed up or someone screwed up. He was fippant, laughing and did not even speak about the tragedy for the first 5 minutes. It was so appalling. He couldn’t have thanked the tribal assembly before going live to address the shooting? It was so bad and embarassing that the radio station cut away until he was done babbling about Dr. Joe Medicine and shout outs. His actual words about the tragedy were good. But the incredibly insensitve gaff of ending his tribal conference before speaking about dead US soldiers on an American base is just another piece of evidence that this man has no clue, pretty much about everything he was elected to do. I try so hard to give this man the benefit of the doubt in his presidency. No one is perfect. Certainly not candidates who claim to be THE ONES WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR on the campaign trail. However, there is a time to buck up, grow up, grow some, get a clue, use that expert Hawwwwwvawwwwd Brain and BE PRESIDENTIAL!!!!!!

  53. November 6, 2009 4:32 am

    I think the best way to deal with the tragic death of 13 people and the wounding of 30 more, is to start making its aftermath wholly political as soon as possible. Politics and politicizing heal all wounds. Here’s a “shout out” to those who choose to make things worse instead of shutting up when they know they should. Good Job, newsrealblog (bronx cheer)!

    • In the Know permalink
      November 6, 2009 8:58 am

      Yeah, did you write this to the WH too? Or just a blog? Because if you didn’t, you’re a hypocrite. This post was in response to the very thing you accuse this site of doing. But, I guess, syntax and logical timing is irrelevant hunh?

      • November 6, 2009 1:28 pm

        I’m sorry, I didn’t hear the White House making the shootings into a political point. President Obama didn’t blame conservatives for the deaths and wounds of 43 people. I heard the president say something that was poorly timed and worded. I’m used to that happening, as I’ve watched EVERY president put his foot in his mouth for nearly forty years. I was merely commenting on making this senseless act of murder a matter of political expediency. This blog did that.

        One poster suggested that the president should have offered a moment of silence before his speech. I agree. And that, my friend, is what I was advocating for in my previous post: silence and conduct worthy of being an example. If all you have to offer is name-calling, hand-wringing and fear no one is the better.

        I believe that appealing to politics on any side as a means of our nation’s preservation and security violates the over-arching constitutional tone of personal rights and responsibilities. Whether we like a president or not shouldn’t change our decency and civility. But unfortunately it did in the last administration and it continues, I think in a louder voice, during this administration.

        Now if you’ll forward me President Obama’s email address, I will write him a brief note expressing the fact that I wish he would have offered the nation a moment of silence, so that you will stop calling me a hypocrite, you big meanie.

  54. November 6, 2009 5:43 am




    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end
    Of our elaborate plans, the end
    Of everything that stands, the end
    No safety or surprise, the end
    I’ll never look into your eyes…again
    Can you picture what will be
    So limitless and free
    Desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand
    In a…desperate land
    Lost in a Roman…wilderness of pain
    And all the children are insane
    All the children are insane
    Waiting for the summer rain, yeah
    There’s danger on the edge of town
    Ride the King’s highway, baby

    • Joseph Cottrell permalink
      November 6, 2009 2:32 pm


  55. K. Bond permalink
    November 6, 2009 6:19 am

    Obamma is such a G.D. sham! He is a disgrace to the office of the President of the USA. HE, like nearly all elected officials, does not care about citizens of the USA. Flush ’em all down the terlet.

    Now had G. W. B. said this kind of remark after an event like this…hoo boy, you bet every democrat along the beltway would be up in arms! This double-standard that is clearly alive and well is very very disturbing. I also blame the mass media for this and all the liberal democrats out there that gradually & systematical strip us of our core freedoms and beliefs.

    O can do no wrong ever. What a crock.


  56. MMM permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:49 am

    Does it ever occur to his speech writers that no one ‘wins’ a Congressional Medal of Honor — it is a symbol, and a recognition of personal sacrifice in an instance of grave danger.

    How about recognizing that patriot whose devotion to his fellow man and self-sacrifice has earned him the recognition of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and the gratitude of our Nation….

    I’m sure someone can improve on this…but you get my drift?

  57. Carolyn Craig permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:56 am

    This shooting sounds to me like an Islam “sleeper” and was orchestrated by the liberals . . . Obama . . . to create a crisis before the signing of the health care bill! Oh, I’m sorry! Does that sound cynical and cold-hearted? I see the evil behind every incident that has happened since the Nov 2008 election and have watched the reaction of our president, the Congress and the American people. Whatever unpopular action this administration wants to accomplish is covered by a well-orchestrated crisis! I pray that we are NOTdistracted but will keep focused on the diabolical purpose of those who want to perpetrate our demise!

  58. ster permalink
    November 6, 2009 9:26 am

    Obama is a radical leftie. He’s friends with a guy that tried to bomb the Pentagon and kill soldiers.

    he could care less our our troops. He despises them anyway, unless used for a photo-op… especially when dead.

  59. November 6, 2009 4:16 pm

    >>I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.

    Apparently, Obama awarded Mr. Crow his medal back in September. Actually hung it around his neck. The thing is… it wasn’t a Medal of Honor. It was a Medal of Freedom. The MOH is for military, the MOF is for civilians.

    You would’ve thought Obama would have known that.

    I’m also reminded of Obama’s reaction to the Gates brouhaha of a few months ago. “One shouldn’t jump to conclusions, but it would seem the police acted stupidly.” Now when it comes to an army officer killing his own, it’s ‘We mustn’t jump to conclusions until all the facts are in.” and that was it. One wonders if he learned from the Gates mistake, or if he just didn’t want to add that extra speculation because it would have been about a Muslim.

    • November 7, 2009 2:08 pm

      Thanks for the info. on the medals. Does make a real differance, but for the bomber what the differance.

  60. Bill permalink
    November 7, 2009 11:29 am

    The President does not respect or understand warriors. Joe Medicine Crow served this country with honor and distinction during WWII. Although I think he deserves it, he is not a medal of honor winner. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Freedom, a civillian award. I wish the Clueless One would sit down with some warriors like Crow (and maybe even McCrystal) and try to understand and appreciate the sacrifices they make for Freedom and Democracy .

  61. November 7, 2009 2:03 pm

    The troops at Fort Hood, Texas, faced the enemy, prior to deployment, and he was in the ranks. However, to read the current news papers, or listen to the funny media, you have to read the majority ot the article prior to learning the identity of the killer.
    The killer was Major Malik Nadal Hasan, a Muslim. A Muslim who is reportedly to have been removed from Walter Reed Hospital for attempting to convert his patients to Islam. Major Hasan the follower of Islam compared the acts of suicide bombers to that of American soldier who throws himself on a grenade to save fellow troops. This is the perverted thinking of this ideology, when you compare the former who takes innocent lives to the latter, who makes the extreme sacrifice to save his fellow man.
    Islam is a never ending war against the civilized world and nothing in it’s fourteen hundred year history deviates from that purpose.

  62. November 9, 2009 7:04 am

    It doesn’t surprise me in the least. Nothing this President does surprises me at all.


  63. Will Marshall permalink
    November 9, 2009 2:22 pm

    “…Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.”

    If I have my facts straight, Dr. Joe Medicine Crow never served on active duty for any branch of the U.S. military. This means that no action he was ever involved in would make him eligible for the MOH. I am told he was conferred with the Medal of Freedom, the highest CIVILIAN award available.

    By the way, you do not WIN the MOH, you EARN it.

    • Marylou permalink
      November 9, 2009 10:33 pm

      “Joseph Medicine Crow joined the army, becoming a scout in the 103rd Infantry Division. Whenever he went into battle, he wore his war paint beneath his uniform and a sacred eagle feather beneath his helmet.[1] Medicine Crow completed all four tasks required to become a war chief.”

      This is from Wikipedia.

  64. betty boop permalink
    November 9, 2009 4:50 pm

    Come on, y’all, give Dr. Joe a break. He’s probably a prince whatever he won. It’s a shame he got slimed by Obama’s stupid breach. Try reading the 55 other comenters who’ve said the same thing!

  65. sandy permalink
    November 15, 2009 6:24 pm

    i haven’t yet figured out what his main agenda is, but it clearly is not in the interests of our country, or the American people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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