‘Respect: you’re doing it wrong’ – Obama bucks tradition, skips funeral

Many Americans were disappointed in the lack of White House presence at this week’s funeral for the highest-ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam.

Major General Harold Greene, the 2-star general killed in Afghanistan August 5, was laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery, according to myfoxdc.com. It was a beautiful service that was only missing one important attendee: The President of the United States. Also missing was the vice president. However, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was present, according to Fox.

Photos of the service, posted on the Internet from news services all over the globe, showed a riderless horse, the general’s children touching the casket and the flag presented to his widow by Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno.

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There were no pictures of any senior administration officials, because they weren’t there. Of course, a lot of Twitter users were outraged:

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to state Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel attended the funeral.

* An interesting update: A follow-up story revealed that information contained in Col. Morris Davis’  response to the tweet featured at the top of the post was deliberately misrepresented. BPR didn’t report on the past funerals the colonel tweeted about because the facts could not be confirmed at the time. Davis has since boasted on Twitter that he made those facts up. 

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  • jumara

    this is what he does best.he disrespects America,americans and what they stand for.his wife moochie said,we need to get rid of old traditions and history.dont evr be surprised by what this scumbag does.

    • Dean Anniballi

      You know, in a way, I’m actually glad he disrespected him. Maybe the Armed Services will show him what a lack of respect has for consequences.

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      • CoolTolerance

        I’ve been wondering about that. In Egypt, the Army got rid of Morsi. Even when Hitler was in power, a few of his generals tried to get rid of him. Remember Ceaucescu in Romania?
        The guy is a danger to the U.S. and nobody has the moral fortitude to do anything about it.

        • RightWingFoamControl

          you people who thirst for obamas blood make me ill. wake up you brainwashed fool!

          • gramma_d

            who is really the brainwashed fool? It’s you RightWingFoamControl! Obama is a disgrace. He is suppose to be the Commander-in-Chief but where was he when this man was being laid to rest? And why weren’t the flags flying at half mast? Obama makes me ill to think this man is taking a once great country and making it the laughing stock of the world. You really need to open your eyes and get off the Obama band wagon. Can’t you see that Obama’s precious golf games comes first?

          • Dean Anniballi

            Well, at least Obama had the flags at half mast when Mandela died – he WAS an American hero, right?

          • Jerry Llewellyn

            Mandela

            This guy was a Terrorist. Africa is
            totally corrupt and living standards are animalistic. There is no birth control, which causes overpopulation and a high mortality rate. Almost all help from outside is diverted to the warlords and criminals. Aids and other fatal destructive viruses/diseases are rampant, and people don’t know how to help themselves. South Africa is a good example. When there was a stable government, it was a very productive
            and safe area to live. Nelson Mandela took over and now it is in total
            non-productive shambles.
            Thanks to that 94 year old racist token, the nation of SA has fallen into the
            abyss. Because of his insane jealousy and hatred of white citizens (the
            investors and producers), he approved of them being robbed, chased out of the
            country, terrorized, threatened, or killed. Now the native savages are starving
            and have no jobs…they’re, raping, killing, and eating each other… just like they did before white man stepped foot in Africa. But Mandela remains a hero to the dumb savages because he symbolizes getting even with whitey.

            Africa is like a “Black Hole”. It sucks charity from the world but there never seems to be anything coming back. With all the corruption, fighting, and absolute
            lawlessness that has existed for as long as I can remember, very little of
            anything given to that country gets to the common people. Personally, not a
            dime of mine will go to Africa. I support enough Africans right here in the USA
            on the welfare rolls.

          • KeepNItReal

            Who cares? The POTUS, current and past cannot attend every single darned military funeral. How many former POTUS were in attendance? Yeah, I thought so…….

          • itsfun

            How dare these people expect Obama to miss any golf?

          • Dean Anniballi

            The story, and the posts in general are specific to the Major General. No one said he should attend every fallen soldier’s funeral. Why is it you folks on the left can have a reasoned, focused discussion. You so quickly go into generalizations and then insulting statements, yet believe you are the intellectual superiors. How sad to be that deluded.

          • RavenDays

            Then please enlighten me as to what solider should he honor? Since Bush himself said he would not honor one if he could not honor all? His rank makes him no more important than the next solider in death. He got the same military burial as they all do. His widow will get the same signed letter that I did. I am sure this General would not want his death used a political agenda. How sad that some would not even consider that!

          • Warbo

            A general is NOT the same as any other soldier.

          • Texas Belle

            It isn’t the job of former POTUS to attend; it is the job of the Administration to send someone to the funeral of a General who was killed in the line of duty.

          • oeb25

            Loser. Former presidents are no longer president. Your Muslim LOSER was too damned busy to give a hoot in hell about anyone other than himself. May he burn in hell.

          • KeepNItReal

            Are you saving him a place next to you? TROLL All you people on here are nothing but loser haters that have absolutely no clue about what you spew forth.

          • Kenneth Munson Sr.

            I get it. You’re with the Westboro Baptist Church.

          • KeepNItReal

            When you sign up for the military, you take your chances. General whatshisface knew that. Convo over. You win some, you lose some. It is called life. Get over yourself, especially looking at some of your other postings elsewhere.

          • Jackie DeKowzan Forrester

            General whatshisface??? Are you for real?

          • KeepNItReal

            Keepin it real, yup. 3 weeks from now, no one but his family will remember his name. Fact of life.

          • Jesse Donoghue

            You really love life don’t you….Lol

          • Warbo

            Just like we don’t remember the name of General Maude who died in the WTC attack, or General Casey who died in Vietnam.

            Hey, how about that? I DO remember their names. I didn’t even have to google.

          • apricered

            THIS WASN’T JUSt ANY military funeral, ‘dipstick’!!!!

          • RavenDays

            So you are saying that this general is more important than my husband? He was a Staff Sargent when he died. I dont recall any president at his funeral. I also dont recall any president at the funerals of any other military widows that I know. This general is no more important than the private who is killed. And had Obama actually went you people would have been over the top with your anger that he used tax payer money to go, focused the attention on himself, not the family (as it should be), and any number of other reasons to insult the president. You have no argument that I as the widow of a solider will accept, as to why Obama should single out ONE solider over the thousands who have died.

          • apricered

            First of all, I’m sorry for your loss and grateful that your husband/family served/sacrificed to protect this country! You are right! Doesn’t matter; from the lowest rank to the highest!! My point is, This president , and it’s obvious, doesn’t much care about the military, regardless of RANK!!! Except when it suits HIS purpose!

          • RavenDays

            Of all that responded you are the only one who was not rude. Thank you. I disagree about the president, but that is my opinion. I asked some of my widow friends if they felt the president should show up at funerals…and I was told no. They felt it would be too overwhelming and distract from their loved one. Its hard enough that day with everything else, but to have to deal with a presidential visit would increase it 1000 fold. Imagine having to deal with all the press and being photographed over and over during the worst day of your life, the media right up in our face…when all you want to do is roll up into a ball and scream and do your best to not jump in the grave with him.

          • apricered

            I agree completely!!

          • Alan J. Wilcox

            Ma’am sorry for your loss, but if you Arlington National Cemetery code. Anyone in a command of a certain rank of Colonel or higher. Or with a Bronze star or higher is entitled to be buried there. Furthermore generals are appointed by Congress. Therefore a certain amount of respect and honors is demanded. You have never served. So you wouldn’t know that. now you know. This country was formed on a set of beliefs and standards that have to be upheld. If they aren’t then why are we the United States? We would be a whole bunch of warring countries. We would probably be like Europe and to get Visas to go from New York to Los Angeles. Think about it. Use the education that you got growing up. Or did you not pay attention

          • RavenDays

            Let me address a few of your concerns. Firstly Arlington is not just for ranks Colonel or higher. Before trying to school someone on military protocol, at least know what you are talking about. For your edification: http://arlingtoncemetery.net/eligib.htm even I can be buried at Arlington…as his widow.

            Secondly…I did serve. Thanks for assuming I did not. I did not serve as long as he did…but I did my small part.

            Thirdly….I lived in Germany for nearly 10 years as a Army dependent and during that time I traveled quite extensively. I went to several European countries and at NO point did I require a visa to enter any country. In Austria I had to purchase a AutoBahn pass for my car….that was all. So I am not sure where you think Europeans require a Visa to travel with in Europe. And I am at a loss to figure out what that has to do with anything I posted to start with…if you were trying to make a point…you failed.

            And Lastly: As for education. Thanks for suggesting that. Due to Congress recently expanding the Frye Scholarship to include post 9/11 widows…I get to go back to college. So I will be taking full of advantage of that soon. And I did pay attention…did you?

          • Alan J. Wilcox

            Wow! So hateful! I did not say only colonels or higher could be buried there. Only that that colonels or higher were afforded honors of that nature.
            Now for your personal background, I didn’t ask for it. So I don’t need it. Just probably one more democrat trying to make themselves feel more important! Good job.
            But in my reply to I mentioned that America wouldn’t be what it is today if we didn’t work together. You didn’t comprehend what I was talking about. You do need a visa. It is called your passport. They stamp it and you go on your way. But it does not give you the right to stay there.
            But in conclusion you are a tired bitter woman that gets her thrills getting on here and berating another person. Just so you can feel better about yourself at night. I am sorry you feel that way. I hope one day you get over yourself

          • Bigwebb

            actually im in Europe now and she is correct you dont need a visa or a passport to cross borders in the EU.

          • RavenDays

            Hateful? That you think is hateful? NO. That is direct. Hateful would have been calling me a tired bitter woman that gets her thrills from berating others…oh wait…someone did say that…Yeah. That was YOU! You did in deed state that “Anyone in a command of a certain rank of Colonel or higher. Or with a Bronze star or higher is entitled to be buried there.” So be specific if that is not what you intended to say. I do not read between lines. And “You have never served. So you wouldn’t know that. now you know”…You are correct you did not ask for my background…you made an assumption about me…and I corrected you.

          • Jackie DeKowzan Forrester

            RavenDays, he is not worth getting yourself all upset about. I fully understand what you are saying and so do a lot of other people here.

          • Dean Anniballi

            Raven, don’t bother with Alan. He is obviously a jerk who thinks he knows so much more than he does. I may not agree with you regarding the initial point of this thread, but you have conducted yourself with civility. I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, and am grateful for his and your sacrifice. Peace!

          • Jackie DeKowzan Forrester

            Alan, please don’t be so hard on a woman who has lost her husband defending you. I think with the rank of Colonel and above you are confusing FULL MILITARY HONORS with who can be buried there. My father was a colonel, and my mother was a 2nd Lt….both are buried there with full military honors, my Mom just last month.

          • Jackie DeKowzan Forrester

            RavenDays…do not let them get to you!

          • Kenneth Munson Sr.

            First, I am sorry for your loss.
            Second, Thank you for your Service.
            Third, All military spouses serve alongside their spouse whether they took the oath or not.

          • hankthetank

            Obama, does not need any help, he insults himself every time he opens his mouth !

          • S, Dotson

            I’d rather see the money spent for this funeral than another vacation!

          • RavenDays

            So would rather have a grieving family’s time for burial of their loved one to turn into a media circus? You would rather have the president of the US show up at a soldiers funeral and cause a disruption for what reason? To who’s benefit?

          • Dean Anniballi

            Well, he did nothing for a fallen soldier, but he IS sending three representatives to the funeral of the thug who got himself killed in Ferguson. So your media circus issue clearly doesn’t matter to him. It’s all about what he believes will serve him best politically.

          • RavenDays

            I see it and I think its ridiculous. I do not understand why they feel the need to go. They did not know the family and therefore should not be there. To me they are just pandering to the media.

          • Warbo

            Absolutely. A General is and should be more important to the White House than your husband. A General is NOT the same as any other soldier.

            And I honestly don’t think anyone would begrudge for a second the cost of him going to the funeral. If he were taking selfies, at the funeral like he did at Mandela’s funeral, THAT would be a bit upsetting.

          • Rip Rogers

            He was a two star general…

          • KeepNItReal

            So?

          • Jeff VanKirk

            Douchenozzle.

          • KeepNItReal

            Your reply gives away your IQ.

          • joeyblueyes

            HOW MANY GENERALS DIE IN BATTLE, U OBITLA BROWN SHIRT MONGREL

          • KeepNItReal

            I am rubber you are glue, what you say bounces off me and sticks to you. Grow up. Good lord no wonder this country is as it is. Just look at joeyblueyes and his kindergarten banter. Take your ball and go home and wipe your nose on your momma’s skirt.

          • joeyblueyes

            KEEPITCOMMIE- YOU MADE 1 TRUE STATEMENT, YOU ARE A RUBBER, AND A USED ONE AT THAT, U 2 BIT OBITLA BROWN SHIRT N DRAWS, NOW GO BACK AND HAVE YOUR ALLEGED MOTHER WIPE YOUR CRUSTY BIDEN

          • KeepNItReal

            Awwww, someone was weaned off Mommy’s teet too early. It is ok. Go snuggle with your blankie. You people take yourselves WAAAAY to seriously. Pop your thumb in your mouth and settle in and watch a little Sesame Street, you may actually gain a few IQ points after an episode or so.

          • joeyblueyes

            I APOLOGIZE FOR MY INCOHERENT RAMBLINGS! I TAKE BACK WHAT I SAY ABOUT OUR GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER.

          • Kenneth Munson Sr.

            Spoken like a true 5 year old

          • KeepNItReal

            that reply should be directed at yourself and joeyblueyes. Just keepNitReal :D

          • KeepNItReal

            Like you know the answer to how many have been killed. Go watch some Sesame Street, increase your IQ, then perhaps I could take you seriously. Until then, fill your bottle up with some formula, snuggle with your blankie and watch an educational show.

          • KeepNItReal

            Who cares? The POTUS, current and past cannot attend every single darned military funeral. How many former POTUS were in attendance? Yeah, I thought so…….

          • RightWingFoamControl

            where was bush? whose decisions resulted in this guy being in Afghanistan? oh right, that doesnt matter at all.

            double standards, we get it.

            bush destroyed this countries reputation and the long term effects of that are obamas fault because h cant reverse it fast enough?

            talk about brainwashed you drank the kool aid.

          • Mike L

            Please keep it up so people can see how truly pathetic you Obama lovers are.

          • Jerry Hunter

            BUSH DID HIS PART and what he did the media was all over it OBAMA makes Bush look like a schoolboy in comparision,and media looks the other way.Everone knows u can’t change the past,whats done is done.Obama hasnt done anything to HELP america NOTHING Hie agenda is to make AMERICANS SUFFER!!!!

          • oeb25

            Loser. Take your damned head out of OBama’s ass.

          • Esteban Ceniceros

            Bush was responsible for the war in Afghanistan???? Perhaps you never heard about 911. Our country was attacked and civilians slaughtered, a military response was justified and warranted. Or perhaps we should have tried to reason with the jihadists who are hell bent on a world caliphate. Open your eyes.

          • cmjay

            DEJA POO , I’ve heard this $H i% before. You need a refresher course in SPELLING and GRAMMAR but I don’t blame you for being a product of a FAILED Public School.

          • apricered

            Your ‘rants’ about this, look like the SAME ‘TRIBAL’ behavior going on in Ferguson, Mo.!!!

          • Bigwebb

            ‘Tribal’ racist much. I could say unruly but “tribal” come on lets do better.

          • Chris Clifton

            Are you kidding! Stick around for the late show. Wait until you see what’s next.

          • Dean Anniballi

            Bush is now a private citizen who as a former president has kept a low profile, unlike Carter and Clinton, and rightfully did not attend. You are so in love with Obama you can’t see the wolf through the sheep’s clothing. Bush’s US commanded respect around the world, while Obama has caused even Israel to basically tell him to shut up and go to hell.

          • joeyblueyes

            STYMIE SAID AFGHANISTAN WAS THE GOOD WAR, YOU 2 BIT ANTI SEMITIC DOLT, ITS BEEN OBITLAS BALL GAME FOR OVER 6 YEARS, AND YOUR STILL BLAMING BUSH, WHAT A COMPLETE BIDENWHOLE YOU TRULY ARE. WW1 DEM PRES. WW2 DEM PRES, KOREA DEM PRES. VIET NAM DEM PRES. SO STFU. MILLIONS DOA AND WOUNDED UNDER DEMOCRATS, DIXIE- CRAT DEMOCRATS STOPPED CIVIL RIGHTS BILL, UNTIL REPUBLICANS PUSHED IT THROUGH

          • RightWingFoamControl

            why would you call me antisemitic?

            all caps doesnt look very good so dont bother responding if you cant handle no caps.

            dixie democrats no longer exist buddy, this isnt the 1950s; they are all apart of your beloved tea partahy now.

          • joeyblueyes

            LEFTWINGCOMMIE PATROL- YOU BRING UP THE PAST WITH BUSH, THE DEMONCREEPS LIKE YOURSELF AND OBITLA, LUV THE RADICAL MOOSELIMBS, THAT ARE ANTI SEMITIC. WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT ALL THE WARS STARTED BY THE DEMONCREEPS. , YOU PIECE OF OBAMA, YOU ARE TRULY AN ANTI SEMITIC, OBITLA BROWNSHIRT, OWN UP TO IT!!

          • RightWingFoamControl

            anti-semites hate jews…. i am jewish.. so i hate myself? supporting israel and supporting obama are not mutually exclusive you corn hole.

            so by your own standard after obama is gone are you gonna stop bringing him up, or are you gonna be a disgusting right win hypocrite and attack him after hes gone too?

            bush messed this country up hard. and you dont care.

          • joeyblueyes

            SELFHATINGPUGH- IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE, YOUR ARE A COMPLETE OBITLA WHOLE, YOU TOOK YOUR IDIOTOLOGY OVER YOUR RELIGION- WHAT A MORON , SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, OBITLA DESPISES ISRAEL, THROUGH HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS, YOUR NO BETTER THAN YOUR ALLIES, THE JIHADISTS. YOU ACTUALLY STATED YOUR LUNACY!!!!!
            MY WORK HERE IS DONE, OUTING ANOTHER OBITLA BROWN SHIRT, ANTI SEMITE

          • joeyblueyes

            I LOVE OBAMA SO MUCH EVERYTHING HE DOES I ROOT FOR. OBAMA IS THAT GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER. BUSH IS HITLER AND I HATE ISRAEL SO MUCH. RIGHT WIN IDIOTOLOGY IS FALSE AND I HATE THOSE TED CRUZ BROWNSHIRTS. HE IS HITLER ALSO.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            i unlocked my comments, click on my name and do some reading.. you can clearly see love jews, you on the other hand seem to hate blacks, i wonder why. did one bang you daughter? you cretin

          • joeyblueyes

            ANTISEMITIC STYMIE LOVER- AND ALLEGED PEACE LOVER, AND BUSH BASHER, ADDRESS THE FACT (WHICH YOU WON’T) THAT THE DEMOCRATS WER’E IN CHARGE WHEN WE ENTERED WW1- WW2- KOREA- VIETNAM. YOU CAN’T HEIR BROWN SHIRT- YOU ARE A TRUE OBITLERITE AND AN ANTI SEMITE JIHADIST, ALLAH AKBAR RIGHT IMBECILE- NO MORE EDUCATION 4U

          • joeyblueyes

            I AM A PROFFESIONAL MEMBER OF THE OBAMA BOT TEAM MY NAME IS JOEYBLUEYES AND MY GOAL IS FOR AN OBAMA THIRD TERM. SAY NO TO REPUBLICANS IN NOVEMBER.

          • joeyblueyes

            DONT MIND ME GUYS SOMETIMES I FORGET TO TAKE MY SCHIZOID MEDICINE ND GO OFF ON OBAMA LIKE THAT. I LOVD HIS TAN SUIT TODAY, WASNT HE SO SEXY IN IT?

          • joeyblueyes

            i know i am, but do you know what you are?? haha obama loves israel (through his actual actions, not your delusions) and has been a waaay better friend to israel then ronny raygun,

          • joeyblueyes

            OBITLA TROLL ALERT

          • RightWingFoamControl

            where was bush? whose decisions resulted in this guy being in Afghanistan? oh right, that doesnt matter at all.

            double standards, we get it.

            bush destroyed this countries reputation and the long term effects of that are obamas fault because h cant reverse it fast enough?

            talk about brainwashed you drank the kool aid.

          • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

            RightWingfoamControl is not Brain Washed…More like BRAIN DEAD…as in NO CRITICAL THINKING SKILL AT ALL…

          • RightWingFoamControl

            do you even know what critical thinking is? you guys are constantly throwing fallacies of logic out there at obama.

          • Helga Stintzcum

            Very well said….

          • yogiman

            Playing gold is much more important than honoring a general who just died for our nation.

          • James R. Butler

            We are not thirsting for his blood, we just want him GONE..GONE!!!!!!

          • jerryhulick

            If this POS died today we’d give it a enema and bury it in a match box. There is no substance to this prick its all crap.

          • CarlaJD

            HE would become a GOD then & we’d have praise him constantly to keep his supporters calm & on welfare.
            I want him to just leave the White House in shame with his head hanging down to this knees his ego in shambles & his legacy in shreds as he has done to the US Constitution.. No fanfare no glory no honor Just wasting away in the heat of the hot air coming off Capitol Hill and the stench of burning sulfur rising from the bowels of Foggy Bottom with the rancid choking spew of the death he has caused during his tenure just to avoid admitting he screwed up prior to an election.. I want him to be haunted by the souls of people he has left wasting away in Mexican & Iraqi Jails cause he doesn’t have the stones to do the valiant & just things by getting them out of harms way.
            NO I WANT BARRACK H OBAMA TO LIVE A LIFE OF DISTAIN & HARDSHIP KNOWING HE LIED DAILY TO KEEP HIS PERKS & SELF-IMPOSED IMPORTANCE ALIVE.. Let his family have to live with the disgrace he has caused to the USA our ALLIES & other innocent ppl in the world..
            THAT IS WHAT IS NEEDED FOR OBAMA

          • ahalfelven

            Obama is a SOCIOPATH, and sociopaths are completely incapable of feeling any of things you write about…..those emotions are for the weak, in his mind.

            He lies continually in order to manipulate continually, for the purpose of achieving his goals. He is GODLESS, and the likewise godless will love him . No one who has ever felt personal fault, or remorse, or repentance could support this man.

          • CoolTolerance

            Not ‘sociopath’. Rather ‘Psychopath’. Check out definition of psychopathy. Then compare to Obama. Narcissist, manipulator, liar, and more…

          • oeb25

            Well said, well said.

          • S, Dotson

            I agree and NO $500,000 speaking engagements at Ivy League Colleges or anywhere after he leaves!

          • Shawn Ozzy Dietz

            2 more years then welcome Hillary lol u republicans wont see another prez in a very long time thank mr bush for that one :)

          • David Scuncio

            we had enough of Demorats making a mess of our country, dream on about billary

          • KeepNItReal

            And just whom is the Republicans toting? Christie? Bush part III? Cruz? You have NO ONE, absolutely NO ONE with any credibility that is capable of running and winning. Unless of course you run Mickey Mouse or Doctor Who.

          • hankthetank

            I’ll take DR who!!

          • RightWingFoamControl

            mess? WE got all the jobs back under OUR presidency, no job gains under your last pres.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            mess? WE got all the jobs back under OUR presidency, no job gains under your last pres.

          • Jerry Hunter

            OFFSHORE DRILLING SHUT DOWN .Coalmines shut down oil exploration shut down Pipeline to Canada SCRAPPED,WHAT JOBS ARE YOU REFERRING TO?

          • rocinante2

            Yep, replaced all those full-time, high-paying IT, manufacturing, and resource-extraction jobs with low-paying service jobs.

            How’s that workin’ for ya? Economics 102: Jobs aren’t interchangeable.

            Keep spewing those talking points. Next thing we know, you’ll be complaining about the “vanishing middle class”, while it’s the policies you’re defending and the President’s bankster friends that are destroying it.

            Who’s drinking the Kool-Aid?

          • hankthetank

            Can you count to THREE ???

          • S, Dotson

            No, he went to public school!

          • CoolTolerance

            They’re not meaningful jobs, that’s the problem. Very low level stuff with little fiscal return.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            can you prove this? reagan bush clinton and bush combined for 10s of millions of losses in manufacturing through the use of reaganomics (all four used to to some degree)

            obama hasnt yet (he will when he signs FTA agreements with europe and the pacific countries)

            the stimulus you guys hate on was the start of a comeback for manufacturing; one of obamas initiaves for this country. 1 million manufacturing jobs have returned more than his 4 predecessors combined.

            its not a lot, or a wave trend, but its a start.

            he will be known as the manufacturing president.

          • S, Dotson

            All the jobs that have been created to replace those lost by this idiot, pay $7.25 and hour for 30 hrs a week. I hope you are paying rent on your parents basement!

          • RightWingFoamControl

            nice talking point; now back to reality.

            your boy reagan started this service based economy, reaganomics has resulted in 10s of millions of manufacturing jobs to leave this country. both bush’s and clinton continued this policy.

            one of obamas long term legacies is being “the manufacturing president” or “the president on whose watch manufacturing came back to this country”.

            you guys wonder what the stimulus did, well part of it was incentives through tax breaks to get manufacturing facilities back into this country.

            1 million manufacturing jobs during the last 50+ months have been brought back.

            more than his 4 predecessors combined.

            point 2)

            how is it obamas fault walmart and macdonalds have more position available?

            i thought the government doesnt create jobs?

            please pick a point and stick with it.

            edit: how theck did he cause a recession in 2008, when he wasnt even president. you guys are just so funny, you dont even know how the economy works if you dont think bush is responsible.

            if there was NO president in 2009 the economy still would have bled jobs.

            how can you blame 700k jobs lost in jan 2009 on obama?

            it seems you guys wanted obama to order businesses to stop cutting jobs so you could scream hes a dictator, which you do anyways.

          • Bigwebb

            Actually the republicans are the ones who screwed up our country. Giving FAT military contacts to corporations and allowing them to ship that money overseas to foreign workers instead of hiring americans is what killed our economy. For instance allowing Haliburton to charge $31 dollars a plate for every soldiers breakfast but highering people from africa and paying them less that 3 dollars a hour while pocketing the rest of the money for yorself killed our economy. It took billions of US dollars out of circulation in OUR country and sent those dollars overseas thus weaking our dollar and crushing our economy. In WWII which helped stimulate our economy and brought us out of the great depression. Government contracts were awarded to american companies who hired american workers to build tanks and weapons to support the war effort. Democrats are not perfect but it is congress not the president that is preventing our contry from moving foward.

          • psychosally

            dream on lefty

          • Washington22

            dream on……

          • Josh Lev

            It has little to do with Bush. The problem for Republicans is that they have no viable clients. They are all rabid mouth-breathers or staunchly social conservative and focused on issues that most of the electorate is either at odds with or doesn’t care about as opposed to focusing on sound fiscal policies which it does. So, it may end up being Hilary. Which I’m not particularly happy about. She will not be good for this country, though she is leaps and bounds above Obama.

            As far as the instant case, Obama should at least have sent a high-ranking person in his stead like the VP or Secretary of Defense.

          • rocinante2

            You know, if your unsupported broad-brush assertions were true they might form the basis for a discussion.

            Do you see the problem?

          • Patti_Mi

            Another one who is proud of this treasonous criminal fraud who’s destroying our country. If you think for one minute you and your family will escape his destruction, you are very sadly mistaken.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            read the comments i responded to, these people are fantasizing about obama being assassinated.

          • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

            WRONG…you are the one that is FANTASIZING….

          • Jerry Hunter

            Well now that i know where your head is,i just have one question : what is so fasinating up Obamas ass?

          • rocinante2

            And nooooobody fantasized (or wrote a column, or a novel, or pop song, or made an movie) about Bush being assassinated.

            (Was your handle LeftWingFoamControl back then?)

            What? That was art? But some random over-the-top commenter represents all Republicans, who want the President killed?

            Thanks for clearing that up.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            well unfortunately FOR YOU the amendment that prohibits a third term is going to be abolished by executive order in 2015, and obama will run a third term with elizabeth warren as his running mate.

            BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • Combat Veteran Seabee

            You are the one that needs to wake the eff up!

          • Cliff Williams

            No, your mental disease (liberalism) is what is making you ill.

          • CliffFree

            “you people”???? What are you talking about? Nobody is ‘thirsting for’ anyone’s blood here except you and your sophist projection of guilt. Go somewhere else and rant, silly progressive.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            read the comments i responded to “I’ve been wondering about that. In Egypt, the Army got rid of Morsi. Even when Hitler was in power, a few of his generals tried to get rid of him. Remember Ceaucescu in Romania?The guy is a danger to the U.S. and nobody has the moral fortitude to do anything about it.”

            the guy i responded too is complaining that no one has the mental fortitude to “take obama out”

            classic conservatism; the answers/evidence is right in front of you but oyu still refuse to open your eyes and literally read what i responded to

            have fun losing in 2016.

          • rocinante2

            You don’t own a mirror, do you? (Hint: it’s called “projection”.)

          • RobertNorwood

            “brainwashed fool”? If you weren’t such an idiot you might have some credence.
            If you had something objective to say about Obama, like this blatant example of disrespect for one of OUR fallen, folks might even take you seriously. Foam control? Control your own.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            where was bush? where were any of the leading republicans? lets have the same standards for this pres as the last one.

          • jam117

            Bush has not been President for several years, more’s the pity; therefore he had no responsibility to be there. If he were still our President, he certainly would have expressed condolences to Gen. Greene’s family and attended the funeral. Your comment about “leading republicans” makes no sense. In fact, nothing you have said is cogent, so I’m sorry I wasted my time.

          • psychosally

            look in the mirror and see the real fool

          • Dean Anniballi

            If you’re still an Obama fan, after all he has done to ruin the reputation of, and respect for, the US, it is you who are brainwashed.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            i like what hes done since becoming pres more than all that hopey-changey baloney from 2008.

            this guy has done more to correct the path of this nation then the last 4 presidents combined.

            history ill be nice to obama. he will be known as the “manufacturing president” as we have seen 1 million manufacturing jobs come back to this country because of his initiatives, while the last 4 presidents have lost 10s of millions

          • Dean Anniballi

            You are deluded. There are more people out of work, than under any other president in history. Obamacare is a huge failure that has only caused increased premiums, increased deductibles, and reduction in coverage and also cost many more people to lose insurance than the number who gained, and they were the wrong ones – those older folk who have expensive medical costs. Every medical professional I have asked has bemoaned the negative impact of Obamacare. He has fired nearly 300 generals and colonels from our military, and is now going after majors and captains. The outrageous cost we taxpayers have had to bear for his vacations is obscene, but I bet you don’t remember before he was elected, he said presidents should not take vacations, huh? He refuses to approve the Keystone pipeline project that will create tens of thousands of good paying jobs, even though five separate environmental reviews say there will be no or negligible impact to our environment, further damaging our economy. The overbearing regulations he is imposing on coal plants is further damaging our infrastructure. Since he became president, there has been an 80% increase in the number of people on food stamps. This recession as lasted more than three times longer than any previous recession. Our influence in the Middle East is practically non-existent as a result of his piss poor foreign policy, and the fools he has representing us in foreign lands. These are just some of Obama’s so-called accomplishments you so ignorantly tout. Please stay away from the polls in November. I’d hate to think someone with such minimal understanding of politics would actually have some influence.

          • KeepNItReal

            You aren’t familiar with google are you? More jobs, economy coming back, less uninsured people, more deportations than any other President. You apparently only get your news from Fox and Briebart. Educate yourself, it will do you some good.

          • Dean Anniballi

            First, I get my info from both US lib and con news, and also from European news, as they don’t have a horse in the race. Second, Google is your source? Really? Third, US GDP has tracked higher every year since 1950 until Obama took office, and has stagnated ever since. Fourth, real, inflation adjusted median income has dropped since Obama took office. The top 5% of earners are down 6.1%, the top 20% of earners are down 5.0%, the bracket from 60 to 80% of earners is down 6.3%, the bracket between 40 and 60% of earners is down 9.1%, the bracket between 20 and 40% of earners is down 12.2%, and the bracket between 0 and 20% of earners is down 15.9%. Both the current GDP and current inflation adjusted median income rates clearly indicate our economy is suffering drastically. More deportations? Easy to achieve when you have a drastically increased number of illegals crossing our border. Do you have any idea of the percentage of illegals that are deported? Of course you don’t, because they won’t release that data, as it would show how ineffective our border protection policies are. In addition, Obama decided to change the rules of reporting, wherein, the number of deportations previously only counted those that were detained by Border Patrol, and then deported by ICE, but not those that Border Patrol turned back immediately. Obama decided to use the numbers that Border Patrol turned back as part of his numbers, and that increased the deportation numbers by more than twice. So, since you apparently believe you are more educated than I, please, by all means try to find facts to refute my argument. You won’t be able to, but feel free to just insult my intelligence again, as that seems the be the only way for a liberal to debate.

          • KeepNItReal

            And you people call yourselves “the greatest generation”. More like one foot in the grave and pissed off there is a black man in the White House. Keep suckin the gov’t teet.

          • Dean Anniballi

            Well, that was a reasoned refutation of my stated facts. I guess you follow the lib plan as I predicted and simply insulted me again. You libs are so easy to predict it’s sad. BTW, I am not part of the greatest generation (another great assumption on your part). That generation is 35 years older than I. The are the folks from the WWII era, in case you don’t know. I don’t give a crap about Obama’s ethnicity, but of course that’s all you guys have when you can’t present a cogent argument – call your opponent a racist and that will shut him up. Well, not gonna happen. I challenged you to present facts that refuted my stated facts, and you haven’t presented anything. If that’s all you got, go argue with one of your own.

          • rocinante2

            Not a single cite, not a single source, yet you assume-then-disqualify. You, sir, are truly a master debater. lol.

          • BeejKU

            You pawns schooled by the U.S. government (public school) don’t know what you don’t know! You, not all but most, have been taught alot of liberal rhetoric, theory, not historical facts. That’s the sad thing, and you will ALWAYS claim to be the most informed of anyone. Oh well, such is life, right?

          • germngirl

            oh? Tell that to all the folks in manufacturing that are desperately searching for a job! What line of work are you in?

          • rocinante2

            I’m guessing that you’re one of those people who gives Clinton credit for the dot-com boom (and bust), when it was a technological paradigm shift and had very little to do with who was President.

            You probably think the President has a “jobs” lever at his desk, right next to the one he uses to make the price of gas go up or down, and the dial he uses to adjust the Dow Jones. Because godlike powers or something.

          • Loy Cletcher III

            I like for you to support your data and facts supporting your little lie with real data and real facts, not just some random bullshit that pop’s into that orange sized brain of yours!

          • RightWingFoamControl

            as of 2012:

            http://www dot politifact dot com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/sep/06/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-us-has-gained-half-million-ma/

          • Loy Cletcher III

            You forgot to mention that the one’s who aren’t brainwashed are mentally retarded. Because the only way you would support Obama is you’re one of the two.. LOL

          • Tony Rodfrejoles

            This was a funeral for a man who died in combat. A man who gave his life for his country.
            The funeral was for those to honor his memory. It was for his family and those who respect the country and its traditions.
            Mr. Obama has no place there and realized it.

            Our traditions are not his and he realized he has no reason the attend this place of honor.
            I think Obama chose wisely.
            And
            besides, the family is grieving, there is no money to be gotten at a
            funeral and there must have been a golf date that was more pressing.

            Just my thought. That’s all

          • Antogeny

            You are right – if I were a family member, I wouldn’t want him, as a person, there. BUT, as the Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN there. I think it was the duty of the Office – too bad the Office is held by such an unAmerican, lying, Muslim usurper.

          • rfrichey

            And may I add a sorry sob literally.

          • johnschuh

            If I may be cynical, Obama did not want attention paid to the fact that in Afghanistan, during his watch.not even a two-star general, is safe from the consequences of his policies.While he was running for President, Afghanistan was a always the good war, always the place where our resources ought to be use. Now, something in his rear-view mirror.

          • stodghie

            a broken clock is right once a day. that doesn’t make it wise. nor is obama ever wise just a thug like self centered me only mentality.

          • GmanIraq

            twice a day

          • RightWingFoamControl

            what about the guy who initiaed the war? he was a president too ya know (though he didnt act like one most of the time). but nope, bush has nothing to do with afghanistan, its all obamas fault.

          • johnschuh

            Bush is a private citizen now. Obama is commander-in-chief.

          • Steve Harmon

            Exactly!! The General wasn’t serving former President Bush at the time of his murder, unfortunately, for him, he was serving that American disgrace, Obama-bin-Lyin’.

          • Steve Harmon

            So, what you’re saying is that your guy is so inept, it will never be over? Come on, it’s been 6 years! Face it, your guy can’t do anything but blame Bush, Obama-bin-Lyin’ is being exposed for the joke he is and so are idiots like you that elected him twice, ha ha ha. Remember November, party’s over beyatch, ha ha ha.

          • rocinante2

            Let me get this straight: Obama is the Best President Evar, but he couldn’t straighten out Iraq and Afghanistan? (More like chose not to, but that’s a separate issue.)

            He’s Commander-in-Chief, and has been for a term and a half. They were his wars, he set the goals, he approved the policy, he allocated the resources, he owns it.

          • Loy Cletcher III

            You mean Osama and the Taliban correct?! Because they declared a holy jihad against us. So if I get your logic correctly, that Bush should of did nothing when they attacked us on 9/11?
            Stupid is, stupid does in your case!

          • Steve Harmon

            Thank you Tony, well put.

          • Leadman

            What’s to wake up about you leftist idiot?This man obviously disrespects America & he especially disrespects our military.It appears that other world leaders don’t care for him or his screwed up policies.All he seems to care for are gays,muslims,illegals & creating racial division in this country.You should wake up.This man is obviously destroyed this country.

          • iitywybad

            Your remarks could be considered “ignorant” except that ignorance can be fixed with study. Your remarks are stupid. Now, slither back under your rock and use your subterranean tunnels to get back to the nest of reptiles you usually associate with.

          • Buddy

            Project much?

          • Patti_Mi

            You are the brainwashed idiot! You can’t see past your nose and have no clue what is happening in this country. But you will when he sends his “civilian army” after you and your family.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            6 years in im waiting for thi “civilian army” to come tayke mah gunns awayh…..

            waiting…. waiting… waiting…. when is it coming?

            when is the “destruction of our economy” coming, jobs still growing, but nope; the country is destroyed.

            you guys honestly thought you could wait a few years into obamas time and forget everything bush did to screw the next pres over and the country would forget it. we havent and thats why your gonna lose in 2016.

          • Steve Harmon

            If that is true then why are, “you guys” going to lose the Senate in November?

          • rocinante2

            I’m sure that you can come up with some evidence for “destruction of our economy” when the subject is the shrinking middle class, health-care costs, or union membership, or stagnant wages, or the need to raise taxes and give out more support payments, or cut defense, or forgive student loans, or something else that supports your narrative.

            Orwell called that doublethink.

            PS – they’re already taking guns; in California, New York, Connecticut. But you’ll keep telling us “no one is coming to take your guns” until they do, in fact, come for them. Because you don’t care, because that’s just fine with you, because then no one will threaten the Dear Leader, or the militarized police, or the private armies of your crony-corporate masters.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            big business loves it when the government creates a welfare state to subsidize service jobs that cant be moved over seas.

            your rhetoric is sickening, the sooner america is rid of your thinking, the better off this country will be.. no one has come for any guns in any states and your its your sides economics theories (reaganomics) that have been destroying this middle class from the inside out since the late eighties. selling of your manufacturing sector to foreign interest wasnt the left’s idea.

            the left doesn control the government; business does.

          • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

            GOOD…THAT WE MAKE YOU ILL…

            BECAUSE YOU SUPPORTERS OF THE DC DICTATOR ARE ALREADY ILL….MENTALLY ILL WITH THE TERMINAL DISEASE CALLED LIBERALISM…

          • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

            GOOD…THAT WE MAKE YOU ILL…

            BECAUSE YOU SUPPORTERS OF THE DC DICTATOR ARE ALREADY ILL….MENTALLY ILL WITH THE TERMINAL DISEASE CALLED LIBERALISM…

          • cmjay

            What’s the matter , EBOLA got you?

          • Christy Barnett Bennett

            He’s been out for our blood since day one..he’s a communist who is banking on the destruction of our country. I bet you will be very I’ll if he gets his way and starts a war on our soil. People need to stop using the race card and look at the facts…he is another Hitler. He wants socialist everything. I wonder how you will like him when he lets Muslim communists come here and take over. Or after he let’s all the Mexicans bring their kids here their non vaccinated kids and put them in our schools. Then that causes a nationwide epidemic of some sort there you have a medical catastrophe. Obama declares martial law. How I’ll will you feel then. He has alot of cheap up his sleeve…the best place for obamanation is in Guantanamo bay prison.

          • Seamus

            I’ll wake up if you get your head out of the long brown tube. Agreed?

          • RLJR1

            YOU ARE THE FOOL, THE DEMOCRATIC COMMUNIST MUSLUM PARTY IS DESTROYING AMERICA

          • RealityBites

            yada yada yada

          • hankthetank

            you bastard, you are the that is brainwashed:!!!

          • CoolTolerance

            Do you know about his new rules of engagement implemented a couple of years after he was first elected?
            Soldiers must wait to be fired on first before firing back. This means if they see Taliban planting land mines on roads, they must sit back and watch. They wait till Taliban leave to remove the mines. Taliban just walk away and go back home.
            Taliban are unopposed. This is why they are making a comeback and their rule is spreading.
            If soldiers see little boys get raped, soldiers must look away and do nothing about it.
            Soldiers are coming back all screwed up. Severe emotional problems. Wonder why?

          • RightWingFoamControl

            again prove it. you cant show any evidence that soldiers watch little boys get raped. only schizo freaks like you think like that, and probably enjoy those thoughts too.

          • CoolTolerance

            Forgot to mention about Obama’s war rules: a few days ago in Iraq, Air Force watched as some 80 Yazidis were slaughtered by ISIS. They were waiting for orders to shoot… this is your wonderful Obama.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            prove it. you cant.

          • Tec Sg Beatty

            Show us one thing, JUST ONE DAMNED THING, that this illegal alien impostor/usurper has done that has been positive for this nation. JUST ONE.

          • RightWingFoamControl

            the very first thing he passed when he came into office; passing the lilly ledbetter act.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilly_Ledbetter_Fair_Pay_Act_of_2009

            if you hate obama so much, do yourself a favor and actually learn what he has done and what he hasnt. know your enemy.

            and if your a woman, you should be pretty grateful for this, if not, please give your employer back the money youd gain from this, thank you!

          • Jesse Donoghue

            Are you defending the emporer with no clothes?

          • Tricia Anthone

            None of us care a hoot for “Obama’s blood.” We just want him out of the way so that an authentic American commander in Chief can again take the helm. Obama’s GOAL is to diminish the country. He’s said so. Thru a combination of cheating and frightening foolishness on the part of his supporters, he was able to “win” again, but his “Anti-America – It’s all our fault” attitude is not leadership. When the head of the most powerful economy & military in the world is someone whose vacillation between self-flagellation and self-indulgence is so all consuming, the entire world is endangered.

          • joeyblueyes

            UNFORTUNATELY YOU DON’T HAVE A BRAIN TO WASH, U OBITLA BROWNSHIRT

        • Helga Stintzcum

          Nobody will do anything because anybody who even dares to criticize him is immediately accused of being racist.

        • Seamus

          The “men in charge” of the military these days a more politcal than military. All they’re interested in is their next promotion. They’ll just dust off their knees and do what they’re told.

          We’ve seen how many who didn’t fart on command disappeared, er, retired.

          • CoolTolerance

            He’s been purging the military higher-ups since his reelection. So many commanders forced into retirement, generals… anyone that doesn’t comply with his psyche is removed.
            The guy has no great love for the military.
            I knew something was very wrong when not long after his first election, he penned himself a new law: secret service protection for life.
            My only satisfaction: everything he touches turns into disaster. The first president in U.S. history that can’t visit Egypt (El Sissi arrest warrant). Putin is making him out for the fool he is. Cheers.

        • Rip Rogers

          True, are you ready to lead?

        • yogiman

          Obama is really the least of our worries. The full blame is on the entire congress for aiding and abetting his usurpation of that office.

          Unless they’re lying; like Obama does so much, the Kenyan National Assembly acknowledges him as a native of Kenya in their 5 November 2009 session.

          He certainly isn’t a natural born citizen of the USA yet congress put him in office.

      • Tony Rodfrejoles

        I couldn’t agree with you more. BUT,. let me add my comment.
        This was a funeral for a man who died in combat. A man who gave his life for his country.
        The funeral was for those to honor his memory. It was for his family and those who respect the country and its traditions.
        Mr. Obama has no place there and realized it.

        Our traditions are not his and he realized he has no reason the attend this place of honor.
        I think Obama chose wisely.
        And besides, the family is grieving, there is no money to be gotten at a funeral and there must have been a golf date that was more pressing.

        Just my thought. That’s all

        • Dean Anniballi

          I personally despise politicos using other’s tragedies for recognition, however, as the commander in chief, he should feel obligated to pay his respects. I believe George W actually took the time to personally write condolence letters to the families of every fallen soldier during his time in office. I’m certainly not his biggest fan, but he had class that Obama will never possess.

          • RealityBites

            If I remember correctly, GWB took a lot of flack for not going to funerals but like you said at least he acknowledged the family

      • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

        By doing the American People and the Country a BIG Favor….ARREST THIS ILLEGAL SQUATTER IN THE WHITE HOUSE…

      • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

        By doing the American People and the Country a BIG Favor….ARREST THIS ILLEGAL SQUATTER IN THE WHITE HOUSE…

      • emiliani

        Uh, believe me: they know already.

        Brack has been at war with the military since he came to office. He has sought to antagonize them and alienate them with repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell”, threatening to allow in transgendered she-males to serve (for what purpose other than sabotage the moral of the US Military), has cut the military, and has basically undermined them while they’ve been in the field. This is just the latest of a long list of snubs from this guy to the military.

        They see it for what it is.

        • Dean Anniballi

          You know the upper echelon that has been fired have one thing in common. They have said they WILL NOT fire upon American citizens if so ordered.

          • emiliani

            Let’s hope there’ll never be need to test that theory of yours out. I sort of wonder if the HUGE explosion of tactical teams that are being formed — even in the Dept. of Ed., for crying out loud — is a means to get an army together with a different loyalties –> although it’s hard to see how a guy working for the Dept. of Interior would feel any more comfortable about shooting his fellow citizens.

          • Dean Anniballi

            I would bet you’re right about a separate army. Never discount what a government worker will do in order to keep his luxury job.

      • Tricia Anthone

        I wish those in the military would get him outta there. He’s purposely diminishing the country in every way possible. If we are attacked, we’ll be in desperate need of military, strategic and moral leadership (we need it now – Obama’s supporters still don’t recognize what’s missing)

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      The DC DICTATOR and MOO COW MOOCH-elle…Need to be given a ONE TRIP TO HELL…er the MOST VIOLENT MUZZIE COUNTRY….

    • Mike Barry

      And he is, without a doubt, a 14 karat gold scumbag. Well said.

    • thesoleless

      Did you call George W. Bush a scumbag for failing to attend a single military funeral in eight years? Or for forcing our fallen heroes to return in darkness? Or are you a goddamned idiot?

  • jumara

    oh yeah;vote all democommies out in november

    • Rip Rogers

      And the GOP

      • RobertNorwood

        Rip’s hoping the Nazi party makes a comeback.

        • Rip Rogers

          If the Constitutional Conservative TEA is that so am I.

          • RobertNorwood

            I you are please drop out.

          • Rip Rogers

            Not happening…I like my forefathers of America will stay the course…

          • Loy Cletcher III

            There is nothing wrong with Constitutionalists. They believe in the Constitution and not government made up laws and unfair taxation.
            Just to be clear.

          • RobertNorwood

            “Constitutional Conservative”
            That would be Tea Party folks like myself, I’ve come across Rip’s statements before. People like him give us a bad name.

          • Rip Rogers

            We have left things run amok too long, now we have to straighten it out once again.

  • Chris

    they are better off without him coming, would just take away from what respect that was given, so sorry for the family.

    • Roachster

      That’s what I was thinking, Chris.

    • Lynn Tarte

      Probably would just have been another photo opt for him and nothing would be less respectful = you are right it was best he wasn’t there even if he was not respecting the General and his family. Who knows maybe they were glad he wasn’t there.

      • Tony Rodfrejoles

        This was a funeral for a man who died in combat. A man who gave his life for his country.
        The funeral was for those to honor his memory. It was for his family and those who respect the country and its traditions.
        Mr. Obama has no place there and realized it.

        Our traditions are not his and he realized he has no reason the attend this place of honor.
        I think Obama chose wisely.
        And
        besides, the family is grieving, there is no money to be gotten at a
        funeral and there must have been a golf date that was more pressing.

        Just my thought. That’s all

      • curmudgeon

        That would be the ONLY reason he would have attended. The photo opportunity and perhaps a selfie with the casket!

      • bendecido

        If Obama did not want to be there, the least he could have done is send a letter of condolence to the family. He wouldn’t even have to be present. Who wants to look at that face in a moment of grief.

        • KeepNItReal

          And you know he didn’t send a message how? Ahhh, that is right, YOU DON’T

      • Today22011

        Vacationing and fund raising takes up a lot of time.

        • Patti_Mi

          vacationing and fundraising come after golf.

        • Patti_Mi

          vacationing and fundraising come after golf.

        • 20ozSoda

          ..and the FUND RAISING ON OUR DIME…SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE. WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE…WORSE..I’ll do what I WANT, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABT IT! I have never seen a country so divided. Instead of defusing and pulling this country together, he’s adding fuel to the fire. Every situation is somebody else’s fault. That gets old after 5 yrs.The man cannot lead and his “advisers” CANNOT advise. My advice to others for the next president, make dang sure he has a military background because we’re going to NEED it…and get back ALL those officers O. put out to pasture, . WHO REALLY put him in office. It couldn’t have been an American, surely. They even KNEW how to get him elected…bribes, entitlements, iphones, ipods, people voting 3, 4 ,10 times! “Joe the Plummer” has to work his butt off so YOU can have half of what HE’S worked for. That’s the mentality that voted him in office. Oh Yeah! He was a nobody goober from Indiana, he didn’t show up for the senate sessions half the time, let alone a candidate for president, like a director or producer searching for just the right leading actor for a movie. Who put him in the lime light for real? I want leaders with integrity, morals, patriotism, loyalty to my country, Dem or GOP. Leaders that can lead. I’m sick of politics/politicians.

    • Antonio Pires

      You’re right on the money Sir! The General would come out of the casket and kick his balls. Does he have any? At least his wife does.! Sadly for all Americans, a GM perishes in a soil that hate us to death. Soldiers should be in Iraque, not in Afghanistan.

      • Barbara Rieger

        Soldiers shouldn’t be in either Iraq or Afghanistan. We should keep our nose out of their business. It’s their culture and their fight that has been going on forever in that part of the world. Too many American soldiers and civilians have lost their lives for no reason that benefits the USA.

        • Mamzer-11th generation

          Stop the insanity, nation building in Muslim counties.

          • iitywybad

            Please read the post to Barbara Rieger. It applies to you as well.

        • TBW

          George Washington warned us to “avoid foreign entanglements”. We have not listened…

          • iitywybad

            You are another misguided fool who should read my reply to Barbara Rieger and take it to heart, for it applies to you also.

        • iitywybad

          A wise man said “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt”.

          You seem to have forgotten September 11, 2001. Your ignorance is exceeded only by your stupidity – not only you, but the 13 idiots who up-voted your post at this time.

          • Mamzer-11th generation

            You are a fool if you think we had no idea about it before it happened. Keep feeding the defense industry your children’s blood.

            In fact it is you that forgot the original tower bombing. I would have bombed Mecca into oblivion

          • iitywybad

            Think and speak out all you want – I do not care. I did not forget the first bombing of the trade center. The more you speak, the bigger
            fool you become. However, I will not speak further with you because I
            do not speak with fools but once.

          • Mamzer-11th generation

            I counted twice nitwit

          • Barbara Rieger

            So long as there is free speech in this country I will express my opinion. I’m entitled to my opinion. People from the other side of the world in Eastern Europe have said that we should keep our nose out of other countries business. And I agree.

          • iitywybad

            Speak out all you want – I do not care. The more you speak, the bigger fool you become. However, I will not speak further with you because I do not speak with fools but once.

          • Barbara Rieger

            I have not forgotten September 11, 2001, I live in the NY area and many people lost their lives from the area. My stupidity? Saudi Arabia took credit for that date. Osama Bin Ladin was from there.

        • bendecido

          Besides the fact that the USA is funding their ideologies of hate towards America. We could use that money to reduce the US debt. Good riddance to all islamic governments.

    • Sandra Y. Freeman

      You are 100% Right!!!

      • Press Watchusa

        I think you meant to say it boldly:
        Chris -You are 100% Right!!!

        • Randall Smith

          This is the end times with satan (Barry) ushering in the eventual demise of Israel and America. Barry has helped the Muslim Brotherhood with communication devices and arms defeat army’s and become the major force in the Middle East. With China, Russia, and Turkey all having allies in the middle east economically they have a vested interest in helping Iran and Iraq forces, not to mention Syrian forces that are against the US and Israel. Once Barry is gone and we get a POTUS that upholds our God ordained allegiance to Israel we will become a target even more than we are. Israel is going to be attacked and so are we with a stronger enemy than before and we will defend Israel then making us at odds with the world because we defended Israel when she defended herself against an nonrighteous attacker. America doesn’t exist in the final days before Christ comes back and Barry helped place these final dominoes to America’s final demise.

          • KeepNItReal

            Isreal survives do to the welfare we send them yearly to the tune of 3 BILLION dollars and that is not including arms, tech, and other aid. Which adds up to approximately $64.000.00 per CITIZEN. Screw them. They need to put on their big girl panties and suck it up. If they can’t survive on their own, then they need to fall. Turn it into a lake of glass for the world to enjoy.

          • 20ozSoda

            Your profile pic suits you well.

          • KeepNItReal

            Isreal survives do to the welfare we send them yearly to the tune of 3 BILLION dollars and that is not including arms, tech, and other aid. Which adds up to approximately $64.000.00 per CITIZEN. Screw them. They need to put on their big girl panties and suck it up. If they can’t survive on their own, then they need to fall. Turn it into a lake of glass for the world to enjoy.

          • 20ozSoda

            YEP. “Woe to those who are against MY people”.

    • William

      First thing I thought too.

    • John Piazza

      MG Greene was following Obama’s orders. Doing what his commander and chief had told him to do. And Obama doesn’t have the decency to at least honor him with the flags at half staff. You’re right Chris, he should stay away, but he could have at least shown General Greene the respect he is due.

    • lia watson

      He would have found a way to turn it into “all about him”…he is a disgrace and disgusting!!!

    • CoolTolerance

      You’re right. He would have contaminated the funeral service and taken whatever peace Major General Greene deserves. May he Rest In Peace. Duty accomplished.

    • mezcukor

      Yes and he would chew a gum like he did in the American cemetery in France for the D day celebrations. I hope this will show the army what their commandant in chief is all about.

    • Mamzer-11th generation

      Let Obama go to the shooters funeral where his heart is.

    • Combat Veteran Seabee

      He would in some way make it about himself as usual!

    • RobertNorwood

      I agree – he and his stooges did everyone a favor. I mean who wants to hear Obama giving a eulogy he doesn’t believe in and someone wrote for him.

      • Washington22

        That’s how I see it. He did the family a favor by not coming to ruin their good byes.

    • Tony Rodfrejoles

      Let me add my two cents.

      This was a funeral for a man who died in combat. A man who gave his life for his country.
      The funeral was for those to honor his memory. It was for his family and those who respect the country and its traditions.
      Mr. Obama has no place there and realized it.

      Our traditions are not his and he realized he has no reason the attend this place of honor.
      I think Obama chose wisely.
      And
      besides, the family is grieving, there is no money to be gotten at a
      funeral and there must have been a golf date that was more pressing.

    • Today22011

      BO shows where he stands with the US military.
      Not even an empty suit in attendance.

    • JulieB

      I would like to say that ovomit is indifferent to our military. That would be incorrect, however. I believe that he hates all of our fine men and women patriots so he did the family and citizens a huge favor by not attending. ovomit and his thugs are nothing more than a pollutant to our country! My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this hero.

  • William

    Low Life america hating administration…probably had a game of golf scheduled.

  • jtak101

    Displaying respect for the Military is found no where in the commie community organizer handbook. Obama is an idiot, but Biden and Hagel know full well this is highly disrespectful. I just hope our military remembers moments like this when odumbo orders them to fire on us.

    • Don Conway

      Hey just think.we the ppl paid for that round of golf.and his vacation.,

    • Combat Veteran Seabee

      Isn’t Hagel a converted muslim?

      • jtak101

        I don’t know about Hagel..I do know that Brennan, who heads up the CIA, is a muslim convert..that should give us great comfort..NOT!!

  • Maria

    OMG, this POTUS is so disrespectful to the American people. He is a Muslim and he is anti-American. Let’s throw the bum out, I want an American in the WH!

    • Washington22

      Me, too, and I’ll go a step further and say I want a CHRISTIAN in the WH.

  • justamom

    I did the ceremony for my husband at Arlington last week…when they presented me the flag “on behalf of the president” I gritted my teeth.

    I also look at the hundreds and hundreds of markers for men lost for our country and realize Obumma doesn’t even deserve or appreciate even one of these lives lost! Indeed, he is trying to destroy what they died for!

    • SusieQ

      Sorry for your loss. I thank your husband for serving our country.

    • Laura

      Thank you and your husband for your sacrifices. .God Bless

    • Darlene Zimmerman

      I am So very sorry for your loss, please know that your husband’s service was appreciated by his fellow countrymen and women. I hold you and your family close to my heart and in my prayers

    • Kit Grabbe

      May God bless and keep you and your family, all the days of your life.

    • inspired125

      I care Justamom. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you and thank you for sharing your husband with us. You and your family are in my prayers. So very, very sorry.

    • Richard Erwin

      GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR Vaiant husband for his service im Rich Erwin from Texas may he rest in peace job well done

    • Washington22

      Blessings to you and your loved ones, justamom.

    • oeb25

      God bless you. And your husband.

  • Joyce Ouellette

    One really can’t expect him to interrupt his golfing, dancing, and fundraising for as insignificant a matter as showing respect for a fallen American.

  • Greg

    What more would you expect from the imposter-in-chief? This guy is no president, doesn’t even come close to being presidential at all.
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  • Pete Roberto

    mr prez you suck