Someone should tell Politico that George Wallace was a Democrat when he stood in the schoolhouse door. He was never a member of the Republican Party.
The military salute is courtesy. If the President as Commander-in-Chief chooses to return a salute rendered by a service member, he should do so courteously. There’s been a bit of brouhaha over the salute returned by President Obama last week while his hand was encumbered with a cup of coffee.
I’ve been somewhat amused by the various attempts by some folks on the left to try to spin some of the adverse comments as purely political grousing.
Now, I realize that many of those spin meisters don’t have any military background, but I’m shocked by how many of them refer to the event has happening as the President debarked from Air Force One.The Air Force is generally responsible for providing the long-haul transportation of the President. The aircraft normally used are Boeing 747s. The Marine Corps provides helicopter transportation for the President. Air Force One is the call sign of the President’s airplane. Marine Corps One is his helicopter.
UPDATE—Additional hint for militarily confused journalists. If you see Marines at the bottom of the ramp, that’s the helicopter. The big jet will have airman at the bottom of the ramp. The Marines’ uniforms are a darker blue.
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
The Hill reports that polling shows that the liberal base is souring on President Obama.
Perhaps some of them would rather keep their old doctor. Perhaps some of them have noticed that Syria is the seventh country we’ve bombed since the President received the Nobel Peace Prize. Perhaps …
Give me liberty or … Ooooo … a jelly donut!
The White House search for a replacement Attorney General is said to be Fast and Furious.
Let me add, that only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.