What an egomaniac. The troops are fighting for their COUNTRY, NOT for the Narcissist-in-Chief!
[W]hen I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.
It’s easy to miss the key point in this Melville-ian sentence. It isn’t that Obama supports same-sex marriage. It’s that he thinks that soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors are “out there fighting on my behalf.”
The members of the US military fight on behalf of all Americans, not Obama personally. Now, it’s possible that President Obama meant just that – he was expressing individual gratitude for a collective benefit we all receive from the military.
Or, it’s possible that Obama thinks that the troops are out there carrying out his work.
Based on Obama’s treatment of the killing of troops in the past, it’s quite likely the latter. Take, for example, Obama’s trip to South Korea in 2009, in which he told troops that they made a “pretty good photo-op.” Or Obama giving himself a shout-out for flying to Afghanistan last week … in the middle of giving shout-outs to actual troop units on the ground in country. Or, most egregiously, Obama patting himself on the back repeatedly regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Obama seems to see the troops as his personal plaything.
Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com