It began with the "daughter of Darth" criticizing President Obama for honoring fallen troops at Dover Air Force Base and now, yesterday, it was Mr. Ego himself criticizing the president for being on hand as flag-draped coffins returned home. The interview on FAUX news even made the second page of the AJC this morning!
Mr. Limbaugh criticized Mr. Obama's trip as part of a broader attack on the president's handling of Afghanistan and his credentials.
"It was a photo op precisely because he's having big-time trouble on this whole Afghanistan dithering situation," Mr. Limbaugh said on "Fox News Sunday." ... "I think he's got an out-of-this-world ego. He's very narcissistic. And he's able to focus all attention on him all the time," he said.
President Obama paid his respects to fallen U.S. soldiers. So what? This isn't an especially controversial thing to do unless you consider that President Bush purposely didn't greet returning caskets even once during his two miserable terms in office and to top it off didn't even allow photographs of the hundreds and hundreds of caskets that came home to Dover on his watch. Gimme' a break!
Neither Liz Cheney or Gasbag noted that when 16 Americans were killed in an attack on the U. S. Embassy in Beirut, then-President Reagan appeared at Andrews Air Force Base greeting the flag-draped coffins with a full press contingent and the First Lady to boot. How convenient. How does that not qualify as a 'photo-op'? All I can say is that someone with "talent on loan from God" has a lot of nerve uttering statements so brazenly full of shit.
A couple of days ago digby, as usual, put her finger on core issue:
"Any discussion that there's something untoward in the President greeting dead soldiers is wingnut revisionist crap. Kings and leaders have been doing this since time began. It's a sign of respect for the fallen and they do it publicly as gesture on behalf of the people. That these so-called patriots think there's now something wrong with that tells you everything you need to know about their sincerity."