The Commander vs. The Community Organizer
The link below (Different Presidents. Different Corps.) is a short (less than 3 minutes) snippet of two occasions. Perhaps you will remember them in their entirety when we initially saw them on the news. For those who have not seen this, it’s a must-see. For those that have seen it, I urge you to watch it again. And please DO NOT fail to note the anchor’s words at the end. You’ll understand what I mean when you hear them.
September 2007. President Bush. Casual. No “Hail to the Chief” was ever allowed by President Bush during his military base visits. Video taken after the worst days of the war and after the surge created major progress in the region. The president is visiting the troops in Anbar Province, the home of the infamous Falluja and Ar Ramadi killing grounds. This visit took place after the province had been pacified. In other words, the Marines showed their love of Mr. Bush even after the darkest days of the war.
Camp Lejune. President Obama. Hail to the Chief plays and Obama enters with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal visit to the peasants. Obama knows that keeping the Marines locked at the position of attention means that no comparison can ever be made to the loving reception President Bush regularly received from the troops. Obama knows how the Marines feel and will always treat them exactly like the rabble he sees.
The Marines loved and respected President Bush in a way they will never, ever feel for President Obama. And if you think that isn’t part of Obama’s plan … think again.
This is a reminder of why Obama treats the military as he does, why his ideology to ‘fundamentally transform America’ includes the military, and why that change has sadly, and dangerously, already started to permeate our military from the Defense Department on down. And the more politically correct the brass at the top would become due to carrots of power dangled in front of them by the likes of Obama, the more compromised, weak, demoralized, demonized and disenfranchised our troops will become. And all of that, in my opinion, is EXACTLY where Obama is headed in a second term … because he wants to build something very different ‘in his image.’
Let’s none of us forget those infamous words of Der ObaMeinFuhrer, with all of his ‘heil Obama’ clapping seals behind him, on the campaign trail in Colorado, July 2008:
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
… and no one has EVER, EVER questioned Obama about this to his face. I personally have never heard it discussed. If Obama tries to attribute those comments to an expansion of the Peace Corps, let me remember the stated mission of the Peace Corps: (1) Provide technical assistance; (2) help people outside the United States to understand American culture; and (3) help Americans to understand the cultures of other countries.
Our military, our power, IS part of our foreign policy and, as such, in the foreign policy debate next week I would like to hear Mitt Romney ask this question of Obama:
“Mr. President, we already have a “national civilian security force”— it’s called the Second Amendment. We have a military, we have a National Guard, we have local and state police. So please tell me and the American people, with specificity, what EXACTLY do you envision, and WHY do we need a ‘civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as our military? What would be their duties, and to whom would this FORCE report?”
The Romney/Ryan campaign or the RNC would be doing a service for the American people if they would air a commercial about this because you can BET if would get a national dialogue going.
Different Presidents. Different Corps.
Obama – National Security Force watch?v=2QZcX8Bj9_A&NR=1&feature=endscreen