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Obama Fails to Commemorate D-Day

President Obama is leading the country in two wars – three if you count the global war on terror – so you’d think he would be pretty focused on military matters. But not enough, apparently, to remember one of the bloodiest and most heroic days in U.S. military history.

Yesterday of course was the 66th anniversary of D-Day, when U.S., British, and Canadian troops trudged gallantly onto beaches of Normandy under remorseless German fire – perhaps even more intense than that incurred by Secretary of State Clinton from Serb snipers in Bosnia.

But there was not a mention of the day by Obama; not even a press release or an eek on the White House blog.

Instead of commemorating June 6, the president PRETENDED it was July 4, heading over to Ford’s Theater to witness a performance, titled “America Celebrates July 4th at Ford’s Theatre.” The event was taped for broadcast to air, oddly, on July 2 on ABC.

“After all, it was exactly 234 years ago that a group of patriots — farmers and merchants, lawyers, physicians — pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to an improbable experiment called America,” Obama said.

Perhaps Obama had Special Military Day fatigue, having had his Memorial Day speech washed out in Illinois. He was then forced to deliver the remarks that night to a hastily assembled group of sleepy soldiers in the “tactical fitness center” at Andrews Air Force Base.

Now, we’d be more forgiving if the president was averse to commemorating military anniversaries. But he’s clearly not.  On March 14, Obama marked the 162nd anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. He even got a day ahead of it.

“I send my warmest wishes to all those that will celebrate the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution tomorrow,” he said.

To be fair, this may not be perfect evidence that he likes to mark hallowed days in military history.  It’s possible his enthusiasm for heroic Magyars may have stemmed from the fact that the state with the most ethnic Hungarians is, BY FAR, Ohio – presidential battleground state supreme?

Bush most years also failed to mark D-Day. It’s an important day that should not be overlooked, by him or Obama.

But if you’re going to congratulate the brave Hungarian revolutionaries, it kind of behooves you to mention the warriors of D-Day.

82 thoughts on “Obama Fails to Commemorate D-Day”

  1. Sometimes I have to just sit back a wonder at folks. Obama Fails to Commemorate D-Day? As if that’s the not the least of our worries.

    Go see how much of Saul Alinsky’s rules they are implementing and whether or not they are following the Cloward-Piven strategy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%93Piven_strategy

    It appears that our Nation is being overwhelmed by crisis so that it can be reshaped into a Socialist, Nanny state not unlike the failing European Union.

  2. Obama is the worst president in modern history. It’s only taken him 18 months to alienate more than 50% of US voters, despite the shameless and despicable drooling idolatry lavished on him by the MSM. Bungling, narcissistic, incompetent, apologizing to third world butchers, anti American, Marxist, economy destroying, unethical, hypocritical, and now his finest hour. Another deer in the headlights moment for this utterly unqualified empty suit that was propagandized down unwitting voter’s throats by George (I love socialism, but don’t take my G5 away) Soros and the mainstream media. Gulf oil spill is on his watch. No excuses acceptable.

  3. I was disturbed, not only by our less than patriotic president but, also by Turner Classic Movies who for the first time in years failed to present the film “The Longest Day” depicting D-Day June 6,1944. Some years back, a Congressman, after watching the film as a guest on the set stated “It should be the obligation of every American to watch the film on each anniversary to remember the sacrafices made by all involved in the invasion of Normandy”.

  4. Obama was not born to be a leader nor was he brought to be one nor trained or educated to be a Commander-in-Chief. Least of all he does not has the wisdom. He became one because those stupid voters who put him there in the Whiter House.

  5. Obama is an embarrassment, he will be neautered in November then he will have 2 years left to party, but he will be unable to destroy our troops or our country anymore.

  6. I am really beginning to wonder how much of our history he knows and appreciates..maybe Glenn Beck is right..birds of a feather , stick together….I am very disappointed in this fellow.

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  8. You’d think that he would at least try to feign respect for SOME important event in US history. No wreath at the tomb of the unknown on Memorial day, and no time set aside to honor those brave Americans who fought and died on the beaches of Normandy. This guy is a real piece of work.

  9. President Miraflores

    Congratulations on all the new readers, Keith. You might want to consider changing the name to Tea Party Dossier to appease them if they stay for the long-term.

  10. I plumb forgot the 66th anniversary of D-Day this year. Sad, considering that I pulled out all the stops the previous year to have a friend of mine who was in the Signal Corps on the beach that day in 1944 interviewed by local television. But, wasn’t he part of the commemorations for the 65th anniversary last year- when anniversaries on the 5s and 10s are considered more press-worthy?

    I’m just saying.

    God Bless America!

  11. Dirk Dibbler – “There’s no such thing as a moderate Republican”. Just like there’s no such thing as a sane Democrat/Progressive!

  12. That he has a party instead of commemorating the events of the D-Day landing where so many Americans and Allies lost their lives to save the world from Nazi aggression show where his prioritizes lie and it is not with American sacrifice but the advancement of Socialist Democratic ideas as we have seen in his actions. Muslims have a higher proroty than Americans to this President which is So wrong in so many ways
    “The truth is more important than the facts.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” — Ronald Reagan
    “All is in the hands of Heaven except the fear of Heaven” (Talmud, Berachot 33b).
    http://www.pjtv.com/v/3353

  13. @DCG. There has not been one President since June 6 1944 that has failed to honor D-day. The days of blaming Bush are over. Time to let go. DumbObama is screwing this country on his own with no help from GB. You’re pathetic.

  14. Lawrence G Ward USMC

    The President has already, if not ever had, any compassion for the military but he ought to because those who he smites now will, in the next election, come up and pay him back. By that I mean all those families of the Military deceased buried in military cemeteries are not going to have forgotten his serious disregards and ingorances of their sacrifices. He cowtows to those who we helped in all the wars where our men and women died and pays no attention to those paid the supreme sacrifice. Their families will not have forgotten and nether will I have. A NO VOTE from this Marine and his family.

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  16. It’s a good thing it’s no longer against the rules to criticize a President while he’s fightin’ him some wars….

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  20. Funny thing, I do NOT see a D-Day message for every year of the Bush’s, or Reagan administration, only on the major anniversaries. But that is cool, I understand how that little fact can mess up your entire little narrative. If you did NOT have double standards, it is apparent you would have NONE. But thanks for confirming what people think with your site…………..it reeks of bias and BS.

  21. Mr Ward, really, as someon who just got out, I can tell you THIS administration has done more for Veteran’s issues than any other. But then again, I look at hard data, and not talking points. Having visited Walter Reed during the previous adminstration, I can tell you what a rat hole it was, but again, do not let me interupt your rant.

  22. Serioulsy reading the comments and article, what a bunch of nonsense. You completely IGNORE when GOP administratioins have also NOT recognized the day. Can you be any more transparent in your biased nonsense. White House Dossier…….more like Tea Party Talking Point Central,. :)

  23. What a crock of shit….If the term D-Day Monument refers to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford Va. U.S. Presidents have no established tradition of regularly visiting that site which didn’t open until 2001. W was there for the dedication but there has been no presidential D-Day visit since. If you’re talking about the National WWII Memorial in D.C. that site has never hosted a presidential visit since it opened in 2004. A presidential visit commemorating D-Day has been the exception rather than the rule since 2002. As a matter of fact, there have been no public events dedicated to D-Day in that period. So in short, this comment is yet another fabrication. Hmmmm….wonder why someone would attempt to sway veteran voters with a fabrication???

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