Commander-in-Chief gives a "sorry, sorry performance" at Fort Drum
I'm running out of words and ways to express my disgust for Obama. And not only for Obama, but also for the damned media that covers for him all day long. Yesterday, our "commander-in-chief" gave a bumbling, bungled performance at Fort Drum, where he couldn't be bothered to get the details right about two Medal of Honor recipients (he called them "winners"--he is such a buffoon).
Barry, you have two names to remember: SFC Jared Monti, KIA in Afghanistan in 2006, posthumously awarded the MOH by Obama in 2009; and SSG Sal Giunta, the first living recipient of the MOH, hung around his neck by Obama in a ceremony at the White House. As Blackfive said in his blogpost yesterday:
How does the Commander-in-Chief mix these heroes up? He put that medal around Giunta's neck and he stood with Monti's parents as they grieved. These fallen heroes leave such a great legacy, and we should know all their names. The ironic part of the speech, and this comes after the announcement of the politically pressured drawdown of troops in Afghanistan, was Obama's closing remark, "Know that your Commander-in-Chief has your back."
At American Thinker, Russ Vaughn has further remarks for President Super-Smart:
If you are going to be the Commander-in-Chief, Barry, then as this old sergeant would have instructed one of his troops after such a disgraceful performance, "Soldier up fool and get your sh*t straight. You are talking about recipients of the highest award for valor their nation can bestow upon their warriors. You have flippantly dishonored the award itself and all those to whom it has ever been awarded. You are an embarrassment to the world, your country, and most importantly to the troops you supposedly command."
The "excuse" for this sorry mess put out afterwards by the White House? No teleprompter. For the love of God. And this is the man who is billed by the lamestream media as the smartest man evah to live in the White House. I'm simply running out of words....
Here's the video of the OBumbler-in-Chief speaking at Fort Drum, posted by Gateway Pundit. Seriously, this is a guy who can barely string together a coherent sentence when he's speaking off the teleprompter--unless, of course, he's speaking about HIMSELF.
Oh, and note the faces of those soldiers sitting behind him--not exactly enthralled to be used as photo-props. Note also the polite golf-clap from these soldiers when Obama is introduced.
This sort of thing is seriously disturbing. What is wrong with this man? Listening to someone describe Obama's lapses of memory and studied, stuttering speech, one physician friend said, without hesitation, "That's from cocaine." I don't know what it's from, but we all remember that Obama was billed by the lamestream media all during the 2008 campaign as the smartest man ever. And he's still billed that way--the smartest man ever to live in the White House. Well, clearly, he's not. But I'm really starting to worry that this sort of major gaffe-a-minute is coming not from simple inattention to detail, as some have said; and not simply because he "doesn't care" about the military or whatever subject he's speaking about on a particular day. I'm starting to think that this man is seriously impaired.
This POS dishonors our military when he says, like he did at Fort Drum, that his "greatest and most conscientious duty" is to be commander-in-chief.
This is from Don Dickinson, a retired US Army Colonel of Infantry, speaking yesterday on TalkSouthRadio.com.
Who are the cretinous morons who call yourselves military aides to Obama, cretinous morons who are the speechwriters to Obama, cretinous morons who are the handlers to this man, that after all the flubs he's made, you let him go and flub honoring a dead American soldier who has received the highest honor our country can give to a soldier? This was not an off-the-cuff remark....This is just so disgusting and egregious, it's beyond belief. Would he make a flub like this at a fundraiser? It shows that not only does Obama not care anything about the military. What's more disgusting, he's surrounded himself with military people who don't care enough to get it right. He's certainly surrounded himself with an incompetent Chief of Staff who doesn't care enough to get it right, and the people who planned this trip who don't care enough to get it right. And whoever the morons are who control that WhiteHouse.gov website, who apparently don't care enough to even check the press, who is now all over the net with this flub. Nobody is even correcting this....
I guess they finally "corrected" the horrible flub at the White House website--they simply took out the whole thing about the Medal of Honour winners--like it never happened, they just silently redacted Obama's careless error. Later Press Sec'y Jay Carney said, "At Fort Drum, the president misspoke when discussing the first Medal of Honor he present posthumously to Jared Monti, who was a member of the 10th Mountain Division. The President paid tribute to Monti in his remarks to troops in Afghanistan in March 2010. Last year, the president presented the Medal of Honor to Salvatore Giunta, who was the first living recipient of the Medal who served in Afghanistan."
That was an apology? It wasn't even a decent explanation. So add Carney to the cretinous morons who Obama has surrounded himself with. But make no mistake, the biggest cretinous moron of all is the POTUS himself. 2012, baby. It can't come soon enough.
Update. HotAir is reporting this, Saturday morning: On his Facebook page this evening, Monti’s father, Paul, posted: “FYI- President Barack Obama telephoned me personally this afternoon to apologize for his error in his speech to the 10th mountain division re: Jared’s medal ceremony. Apology accepted.”