In response to Obama’s Charm Offensive On U.S. Military:
Okay, I’ve got a thing or to to say about this…
Congress – as in the evil Republican anarchist/terrorist/ hostage takers – came up with the legislation themselves to fund the military that Obama makes sure to credit himself for signing.
And then there’s this gem:
I’m going to keep fighting to get rid of those across-the-board budget cuts–the sequester–which are hurting our military and our economy. We need a responsible approach that deals with our fiscal challenges and keeps our military and our economy strong. And I’m going to make sure you stay the greatest military in the world–bar none. That’s what I’m fighting for. That’s what you and your families deserve.-BHO
That’s so touching – as usual O is fighting to undo the devastation wrought by the tea party radicals in Congress.
Except as Javier noted, sequestration was Obama’s idea. He has been trying to rewrite the history on it for at least a year but that pesky, Pulitzer Prize winning, Washington Post journalist, Bob Woodward, very inconveniently called him out on it, last February:
The finger-pointing began during the third presidential debate last fall, on Oct. 22, when President Obama blamed Congress. “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed,” Obama said. “It is something that Congress has proposed.”The White House chief of staff at the time, Jack Lew, who had been budget director during the negotiations that set up the sequester in 2011, backed up the president two days later.“There was an insistence on the part of Republicans in Congress for there to be some automatic trigger,” Lew said while campaigning in Florida. It “was very much rooted in the Republican congressional insistence that there be an automatic measure.”The president and Lew had this wrong. My extensive reporting for my book “The Price of Politics” shows that the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House and were the brainchild of Lew and White House congressional relations chief Rob Nabors — probably the foremost experts on budget issues in the senior ranks of the federal government.
I guess Obama figures the bitter clingers in the US military don’t read the Washington Post.
If Obama really wants to do our men and women in the military a favor, maybe he could call off the anti-Christian, pro-gay marriage inquisition?
“The religious persecution is happening,” the pastor said. “It’s getting bigger every day. Gay and lesbian airmen can talk about their lifestyle, but the rest have to stay completely quiet about what they believe.”
One airman was told that even thinking that homosexuality is a sin is discriminatory.