Today’s outrage is that the President did not observe D-Day yesterday but instead went to Ford’s Theatre. The evening’s entertainment, â€œAmerica Celebrates July 4th at Fordâ€™s Theatre,â€ will be shown on ABC television on this year’s July 4 weekend.
The ever-classy Jim Hoft (aka Gateway Pundit) at the Catholic site First Things also noted,
The President will also be honoring far left Bush-basher and Jew-hater Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the gala.
Everyone must have their priorities.
Yes, and I guess brotherly love ain’t one o’ yours, is it, Jim?
I can’t say that I had noticed president’s always observe D-Day. I did some googling for George W. Bush’s D-Day solemnities, and the only one I found was for 2004. That was the 60th anniversary. He may have had smaller observances on other years, of course, and they just didn’t turn up on Google search.
President Obama did issue some remarks about D-Day last year, which was the 65th anniversary. I’m wondering if they only make a splash about D-Day every five years now. And if so, I guess D-Day wasn’t so important to righties in those other “off” years, for some reason.
Last week wingnuts were in a snit because Obama wasn’t at Arlington Cemetery for Memorial Day. CBS News checked it out and found other instances of presidents not being at Arlington for Memorial Day, such as in 2007, with the President was in Texas.
Next up: President wears a yellow tie! Walks on linoleum! Uses an electric shaver! Grounds for impeachment?
Update: I really did do an advanced google search limited to the years George W. Bush was in office, and it appears the only years he made a special commemoration of D-Day were in 2001 (he dedicated a memorial) and 2004, the 60th anniversary. Of course, it’s possible he did do something about D-Day in those other years and they just aren’t showing up in the search. But I’m betting there have been many years in which a sitting president, including Republican presidents, didn’t make any particular observance of D-Day.