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    Who's your Commander In Chief?

    I mentioned the fact that President Obama was the commander in chief of all our military personnel. To my absolute horror, he opined without reservation, "He may be your commander in chief, but he is not ours."
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Pppffftt.
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    I vote we put Phil the volunteers picture up.
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    Asinine. There is no need for any elected official to be displayed in that museum. Especially Obama. His very being is a slight to the service of all military personnell.
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    Oh the horror .
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    Hmm. I have to disagree, but I'll explain.

    I'm no fan of this President. He's a fraud, an extremist, and a failure.

    However, he is the President of the United States until such time as we can rectify that. He is the Commander in Chief, even if he is a poor one.

    His photo us up at every military installation, and was put up the day after his inaugeration.

    To the military *who* the President is does not rise to the level of importance of *what* he is.
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    As bad as it sounds I have to agree with mac. Anyone that knows me knows that I can't stand Obama. That said I don't have to respect the man but I do respect the office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    Hmm. I have to disagree, but I'll explain.

    I'm no fan of this President. He's a fraud, an extremist, and a failure.

    However, he is the President of the United States until such time as we can rectify that. He is the Commander in Chief, even if he is a poor one.

    His photo us up at every military installation, and was put up the day after his inaugeration.

    To the military *who* the President is does not rise to the level of importance of *what* he is.
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    As bad as it sounds I have to agree with mac. Anyone that knows me knows that I can't stand Obama. That said I don't have to respect the man but I do respect the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    Hmm. I have to disagree, but I'll explain.

    I'm no fan of this President. He's a fraud, an extremist, and a failure.

    However, he is the President of the United States until such time as we can rectify that. He is the Commander in Chief, even if he is a poor one.

    His photo us up at every military installation, and was put up the day after his inaugeration.

    To the military *who* the President is does not rise to the level of importance of *what* he is.

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    a response from another site.

    I was a bit taken aback by the quote above when I first saw it. Upon reading the articles, it's clear that a) It was not a service member who made the comment, and b) it was a private facility, not a government one.

    To be quite frank (as opposed to Barney Frank), Obama may be a clown and and a hack, but he is the Commander in Chief, as unfortunate a statement as that may be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    Hmm. I have to disagree, but I'll explain.

    I'm no fan of this President. He's a fraud, an extremist, and a failure.

    However, he is the President of the United States until such time as we can rectify that. He is the Commander in Chief, even if he is a poor one.

    His photo us up at every military installation, and was put up the day after his inaugeration.

    To the military *who* the President is does not rise to the level of importance of *what* he is.
    I agree with you on the point about the military and the president. It's how I personally feel , but I also think that the incident was overblown because a private citizen on private property voiced his opinon of our current president. Hell , you had members of the media that made the same statement about "W". The double standard amuses me greatly.
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    I agree, you dont have to respect the man but you do need to respect the rank. We ALL know that to well in Law Enforcement as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    private citizen on private property
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLean View Post
    Hmm. I have to disagree, but I'll explain.

    I'm no fan of this President. He's a fraud, an extremist, and a failure.

    However, he is the President of the United States until such time as we can rectify that. He is the Commander in Chief, even if he is a poor one.

    His photo us up at every military installation, and was put up the day after his inaugeration.

    To the military *who* the President is does not rise to the level of importance of *what* he is.
    Agreed.




 

 

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