Obama uses phrase ‘my military’; blood pressures rise!

President Obama gave the egotistical game away Friday when he referred to U.S. armed forces as “my military” during a White House news conference explaining pending action against Syria.

“… I have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options,” he said. “We have consulted with allies. We’ve consulted with Congress …” (Check out the video below)

Bad move.

A guy who ticked off half the country last year when he told Americans who own successful businesses you didn’t build that” looks pretty hollow claiming ownership over something the country inarguably built collectively.

And it didn’t take long for Twitter to come alive:

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Obamaphiles who are used to making excuses for His Eloquence will probably call it a slip of the tongue, but considering it was followed immediately by “our team,” you get the impression Obama was saying exactly what he thought.

He probably does think of the military as his own. And he’s got some reasons:

He’s got a lapdog secretary of defense in Chuck “I won’t be in a policy-making position” Hagel. He’s surrounded by generals who’ve spent five years coming up with rationalizations for liberal positions like why having gays openly serving in the military is a great idea, why women should be in combat, and how, given the witch-hunt atmosphere of sexual assault in the military these days, every 18-year-old man in uniform is a rapist-in-waiting.

But having reasons for thinking so is no excuse for blurting it out, particularly on the eve of attacking another country that poses no military threat to the United States whatsoever — and never has – in what is, at bottom, a fit of imperial pique. (And even emperors have the class to say “our.”)

One thing Obama’s going to learn, fast and hard, if he goes through with dragging this country into attacking Syria:

There really is no “I” in war.

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Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.
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  • Cheryl Deneweth-Mcgill

    This is not the first time he has referred to the Military as “His”.

  • Tim

    No Human Being Born in this Country could possibly hate us this much! This guy is incapable of knowing what is good for us because he isn’t from here. Was not born here. Did not grow up here. His Imperialistic Style of Governing comes straight out of Kenya. The former British Colony and thats how the Brits ran things. My Army? Excuse Mr. Obama I thought it was “OUR” Army. Created to defend the Constitution and “PEOPLE” of the United States. Yes you may Command it although hap hazzardly i.e. see Benghazi.

    • Alex

      So dumb, on so many levels.

      • Tim

        Yes Alex Obama is dumb on so many levels. Of course if you studied the Constitution like I have you would understand exactly why he is not fit to lead a Marching Band much less a Country!

        • Alex

          Oooo, you took a history 101 class and are now an expert on all things the Constitution. Also, I was clearly referring to you as dumb, but just as so many of you right-wing psychos do, you deflect, ignore or pretend we live in a fantasy world that includes NSA vans outside every home, gun rights being stripped to field knives and tax paid abortions for elementary school children.

          • Tim

            As a matter of fact Alex I am a Constitutional Scholar! You don’t have clue to our history and the men who wrote the Condtitution. I won’t bother arguing with you because the uneducated cant begin to understand what it took to become a Free Nation. If you choose to beleive you are right so be it. But not for one minute should you think, believe or trust you understand what made this country. Can you quote any of our founding fathers in respect to God? I doubt it. I doubt if you asked Obama to recite any verse from the bible he could. Unless he has a TelePrompTer! George Washington, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson all relied on Gods guidance.
            What does Obama use as a guide? Now go away your an entire in a mans world’

          • Guest

            A Cconstitutional scholar that has trouble spelling Constitution? I’m willing to bet Obama knows more of the Constitution than you.

          • lj

            LOL your post reminded me of everytime Obama’s teleprompter is down he stutters. He really is a puppet without morals

          • Margie

            There is an old saying. Know thy enemy. And the Constitution is 0bama’s enemy.

          • Alex

            A Constitutional scholar that has trouble spelling Constitution? I’m willing to bet Obama knows more of the Constitution than you.

          • lj

            It’s a typo get over it.Just like a liberal with no facts to support his irrational beliefs he turns to name calling and ridicule. I bet you can’t post anything without using spell checker. LOL You obviously have no understanding of Sticks and Stones

          • Fed Up

            Yes, it’s fun to go to Thinkprogress.org and when using facts and logic, the vitriol starts with TeaBagger, Repuke, Racist etc., and I’m an Independent Moderate.

          • lj

            What’s your point?

          • GirlIQ

            Idiot. Elementary school students are aborted. Otherwise they wouldn’t be in school!

          • Alex

            Wow, your reading comprehension couldn’t be any worse. Elementary school children “receiving” abortions. As in another ridiculous exaggeration by the GOP.

          • GirlIQ

            Oh thank you for clarifying… Of course we know babies who receive abortions never make it to elementary school. So your only issue with elementary school-age kids getting abortions is that the GOP doesn’t like it?

          • Alex

            Of course not, I hate abortion, but I also hate peas (not to belittle abortion) and if someone forced peas on me not only would I be upset, but it is wholly unfair to make that decision for me.
            My point was Dems haven’t suggested anything of the sort but with inflamed commentary and the GOP machine spouting nonsense you would think “a womans reproductive organs shut down during rape” so abortions aren’t needed or desired and if they are it’s always in excess and “hell worthy” — everyone has a right to do what they feel is necessary, I am not here to judge. I can both, harbor feelings of being against abortion and for others to make their own decisions. I wish the GOP could figure that out.

        • CarlaJD

          Obama would lead a one man band off the shores of the Potomac into a sewage dump

  • BK

    OMG, “my” vs. “our”. Just when I think, with all the amateur policies, that we can’t find something more asinine to focus on…grow up.

    • CarlaJD

      It is important to know the difference between OUR & My
      IT is the amateur in the office of the presidency who thinks small & uses my… A real Leader would be capable of using OUR to define We the People

  • Tom Coley

    Like him or hate him, he is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States of America. He has the right to use the term “MY MILITARY” in the same way that a commander may say his platoon, his company, his regiment, etc. To use it int the way he said it, is not advisable, but permissible.

    • squareWave

      Obama is not a unit commander referring to a platoon that he himself is also a part of, he is referring to the armed forces of an entire republic. His role as commander in chief of the armed forces is only part of his job as President, and his capacity at all these roles is a custodial one. Even actual monarchs have the sense of decorum to use the collective possessive, you know, the so called “royal we”.

    • Imam Khalid of Basra

      Mashallah! Imam Obama will soon take away the guns from the bitter clingers and ban Christianity.

      The Capitol building will make a fine mosque.

      • Tom Coley

        John 10:7, 8

        7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

        8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

      • Margie

        0bama could not fight his way out of a wet paper bag.. he would have to use “Our Military” to do it. But guess what, he can’t, but he has given other US organizations the ability to use deadly force on it’s own people. We are going to have our own civil war soon and guess whose side I’ll be on. And guess who will expose your sad wanna be Imam a$$ cause you hide behind a fake name on the internet you lazy fat a$$ wanna be. Uh.. yeah I’m an angry woman.

        • Imam Khalid of Basra

          Silence, harlot or you will get the justice stones of sharia when we take over.

          • Margie

            har·lot (härlt) n. A woman prostitute.

            I am not a prostitute.

            Either you are a stupid non-muslim just stirring the pot, or you are a stupid muslim. Either way you are stupid.

            You are lying. Guess what Imam who lies.

            “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
            said: ‘You must be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness and
            righteousness leads to Paradise. A man will keep speaking the truth and
            striving to speak the truth until he will be recorded with Allaah as a
            siddeeq (speaker of the truth). Beware of telling lies, for lying leads
            to immorality and immorality leads to Hellfire. A man will keep telling
            lies and striving to tell lies until he is recorded with Allaah as a
            liar.”

          • Imam Khalid of Basra

            TL;DR, harlot. You need to lay off the lesbo porn because it is making you write long winded, boring posts.

          • Margie

            The truth is always hard to swallow.

          • Imam Khalid of Basra

            Just like my enormous tunic snake is for Western harlots. A SCUD missile looks like a pasta noodle next to my massive member.

    • Thomas Cake

      You are an idiot.

      • Fed Up

        And so you are what, one of the Sheeple?

    • CarlaJD

      Sorry, but I respect the office of the Presidency, I don’t have to respect the man in the office . He is the Commander-in-Chief, and SHOULD respect the Military as well as the Citizens of the USA.. He may have been elected for the job, but he does not have the right to use the I, Me, My, Mine “anything” when it comes to governing the USA.. He can use those terms in the family suite of the White House, but not in the Oval Office or when he is addressing the activities or actions of the USA. When Obama uses such personal terms he sets himself up as a dictator and not as a leader,
      One must realize being given permission is not a give me.. it is earned.

      • Tom Coley

        Well said.

        • CarlaJD

          Thank You

  • Michael Nappi

    Obama is power drunk and dangerous. And yet he still sits in the oval office

    • CarlaJD

      The fact that Obama disrespects the Oval Office so much as to put his feet on the furniture or does not wear a tie when holding committee in the Oval Office demonstrates a lack of social graces & respect not only for the office he was elected to, but the people he invites into the Oval Office.
      Has any POTUS ever put one foot on the resolute desk while standing behind it..? NO.. Obama is in a job way above his ability.
      Wish I could post the picture to shame those who feel he is justified.

  • Andrew Bulles

    I’ll put “MY MILITARY” up against his “my military” any day. LOL. Who is with me?

  • robquaid

    It’s actually the “Joint Chiefs” military, because an order from Obama could and would be voided if the JC said so.

    • Tom Coley

      The JC have to obey the orders of their Commander In Chief….Barrack Obama

      • chichilouise

        You seem to have spelled his name wrong.

  • Dpjk76

    Everybody wants to know where the WMDs disappeared to from Iraq. Guess what Syria has them, thats why they were never found.

    • John A.

      Or possibly that is why an attack that is not designed to overthrow the government but to neutralize (destroy evidence of) the chemical weapons is wanted. How horrible would it be if a stockpile of wmd from Iraq was sitting in Syria just like we were told and ignored by the talking heads AND suddenly pictures and dead people were proof that it was true? I can understand the need for “his military” to act in U.S. and international interest.

    • Tom Coley

      I read a book by some one, I don’t remember his name, he was high up in the government of Irag before it fell. He claims that there were WMD’s but they were sent to Syria before the Shock and Awe

    • CarlaJD

      When I was in DC I told a number of my FEDERAL co-workers that Saddam was sending the WMDs to Syria, to hide in the many salt mines. The UN was slow to debate the issues & gave Iraq ample time to move them out of harms way. The Libs blamed President Bush for lying about WMDs,, now they may have to eat their words or worse when the WMD ghosts, even depleted will come back to haunt them.

  • Bill Moss

    Only dictators and kings have their own army. So I guess he sees himself as a dictator cause he sure is no King! Get this fool out of the White House the only thrones in the White house is the Toliets, that tells me why he has such crapy ideas. Impeach Obama now.

  • Gary Ross Calvert

    Interesting that “his military” is sworn as follows:

    “I, _____, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)”

    • Roderick Thibodeaux

      Thank you Sir!!!!

    • CarlaJD

      Sir, I took the same OATH of Office as a Federal Employee as well.. TODAY it seems we have just as many enemies within the USA as outside our borders.