President Barack Hussein Obama Takes Another Vacation & Skips Laying Wreath at Arlington National Cemetary on Memorial Day


Barack Hussein Obama … the Commander in Chief, eh?

When the going gets tough, the Obama get’s going … going on vacation that is.

There are wars going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, tensions are high with North Korea, nuclear escalation troubles in Iran and an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could be a disaster beyond proportion to the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. So what does Barack Hussein Obama do? Go on vacation of course to Chicago.


To Obama, this is more important that going to Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

According to a White House official, the Obamas will arrive Thursday and stay until Monday, when Obama will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. The veterans’ cemetery is about 50 miles south of Chicago.

A top adviser to Obama, David Axelrod, recently took in a play at the Goodman Theatre about the civil rights movement, and that has some speculating that the Obamas will show up for “The Good Negro,” which is making its Chicago premiere.

However, what will Obama not be doing?  The President of the United States of America while men and woman of the US Armed Forces are in harms way in Iraq and Afghanistan will not be going to Arlington National Cemetery and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

This action by Obama is beyond unconscionable. I am glad to see that this President has his priorities in place.

But wait, know what Obama does have time for to attend? Obama will make it back to Washington, DC to honor Paul McCarthy for the sacrifices he has made to America and the preservation of our liberties and freedom.

America, how is that “Hopey, Changey” thing working out for you? We need to know nothing more about Obama’s character than his actions of being the Commander in Chief and not honoring the fallen heroes of the United States on Memorial Day … WHAT A DISGRACE.

I guess Chris Matthews was right about Obama and the military. Is it any wonder why Obama received little applause at this weekends commencement speech at West Point.

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    52 Responses to “President Barack Hussein Obama Takes Another Vacation & Skips Laying Wreath at Arlington National Cemetary on Memorial Day”

    1. Rob on May 25th, 2010 9:57 pm

      We can all thank the Lord none of these calls came in at 3 am huh… LOL

      Odumbo probably takes it off the hook at 8 pm. Who knew the Presidency was a nine to fiver?? : )

      He makes it all look soooo easy !!

    2. lex on May 26th, 2010 8:13 am

      wow you are just a scared monkey.

    3. Michelle Smith on May 26th, 2010 9:17 am

      How disgraceful. This President does not care about the American people. He plays golf while this country is in crisis. Just how many vacations does he need in less than two years? Good Grief!

      Can we please get this a$$hole out of the White House, he is an embarrassment?

    4. Michelle Smith on May 26th, 2010 9:18 am


      Wow, you’re just a kool-aide drinker.

    5. Scott on May 26th, 2010 9:51 am

      lex – another typical liberal with an attack rather trying to disprove the facts with logic and common sense. This is why liberals are the dumbest people around and are roundly despised.

      Care to tell us a good reason why he wouldn’t be at Arlington for one of the most important days in our military’s history?

      The guy is a coward and anti-American. Period. End of story.

    6. megamooo on May 26th, 2010 10:33 am

      I cannot remember a Memorial Day without the timeheld tradition of a wreath being laid at Arlington by our president. If this isn’t a CLEAR indication that Mr. Obama cares NOTHING about the United States of America, I don’t know what is! 2012 cannot come soon enough!!!

    7. paula on May 26th, 2010 11:29 am

      Dear MR. Obama, When the puppeteers who handle you set you up for this appointment, as President of the U.S.A., you probably thought it would be a cake walk. Well shame on you! I predict that you will leave your position in disgrace.

    8. super dave on May 26th, 2010 12:21 pm

      obama’s census employees are spilling their
      guts now about his fraud. census workers are
      being hired and terminated as many as 5 to 8
      times. guess what ? the census bureau is logging
      this as 8 jobs created when there was only one
      employee. now obama has committed a felony by
      offering one of his peasants a position for
      not running for office and his census is also
      a corrupt bunch of BS. KICK THE LITTLE MULE
      OUT NOW.

    9. NGBoston on May 26th, 2010 12:46 pm

      What is disgrace is right!

      In Preparation for Memorial Day, May 31st ,

      Let’s keep this moving, please, even if you’ve seen it before:

      It is the
      not the preacher,
      who has given us freedom of religion.

      It is
      the VETERAN,
      not the reporter,
      who has given us freedom of the press.

      It is
      the VETERAN,
      not the poet,
      who has given us freedom of speech.

      It is
      the VETERAN,
      not the campus organizer,
      who has given us freedom to assemble.

      It is
      the VETERAN,
      not the lawyer,
      who has given us the right to a fair trial.

      It is
      the VETERAN,
      not the politician,
      Who has given us the right to vote.

      It is the
      VETERAN who
      salutes the Flag,

      It is
      who serves
      under the Flag,


      I’d be EXTREMELY proud if this type of message reached as many as possible. We can be very
      proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.

      God Bless them all!!! Makes you proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!

      P.S. OBAMA SUCKS. Makes me embarrassed to admit he is OUR PRESIDENT who was elected into Office.

      The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
      – Eleanor Roosevelt

    10. brie. on May 26th, 2010 1:19 pm

      How disgraceful…he’s a pig…unworthy of anything loyal or anything that represents this country…he has a horrid attitude, complete lack of respect and makes it known…he shouldn’t be permitted to get away with this…someone needs to put the wreath on the unknown soldier’s grave….it’s quite obvious that Obama is not about this country or what it stands for…!!! The guy is a sociopath and shouldn’t represent or make decisions concerning America and We The People!!!!!!!! He’s our communist enemy!!! And he is proud of it!!!

    11. A Texas Grandfather on May 26th, 2010 2:03 pm

      How about having Barry leave office in handcuffs charged and convicted of high crimes and misdemeners and imprisoned for the rest of his life.
      This guy is an illegal alien and has a ton of criminal activity associated with his life. His army of thugs are getting bolder with their disdane for the Amerian people.
      Hope and change. What a great political statement. The next time “we the people” hear such a political statement, we better make certain that they get zero support from the electorate.

    12. Buster on May 26th, 2010 2:10 pm

      Now why would a Muslim give a hoot about Memorial day ???

    13. Buster on May 26th, 2010 2:12 pm

      #7 there are no strings !!! The only requirement for the last president was to have a big enough back door so the ventriloquist can stick his arm up far enough to make his lips flap !!!

    14. James on May 26th, 2010 2:16 pm

      Rather easy to follow “O”, like a tornado, he leaves a trail of destruction everywhere he’s been.

    15. Dolan on May 26th, 2010 3:05 pm

      I was at the West Point graduation. I don’t appreciate a president that does not appreciate our wonderful men and women in uniform.

    16. Jersey McJones on May 26th, 2010 4:18 pm

      So, I guess Reagan, Bush I and Bush II were anti-militray America-haters too, huh?


    17. Brenda in Virginia on May 26th, 2010 4:25 pm

      My father was a War veteran buried in Florida with military honors. I would MUCH rather Obama NOT disgrace the ground my father’s body lies in. Understand? I’m sure Obama’s presence would have repulsed my father as much as it would me.

      He is NOT A PRESIDENT and equally unqualified to be called American by any stretch. More like the big, angry-looking PUPPET-THING in the Wizard of Oz. You know big nasty frown all the time and promising what is never attainable in the first place…sending folks on wild goose chases and making excuses for not coming through with what he promised should they believe what he says.

      That said, we must remember the end of the movie where the “great Oz” was revealed as a total fraud and wound up floating off into now where ever to be seen again…we DO HAVE HOPE FOR CHANGE :>)

      (Hmmm…guess that makes Nancy Pelosi one of those “flying monkeys”…maybe poster #2 is one of her underlings???? Obviously not a Scared Monkey !

    18. J on May 26th, 2010 4:48 pm

      Get over it.

      Obama is not the first president to ask someone else to lay the wreath. Besides the wreath does not change the meaning of Memorial Day.

      What will you all do on this federal holiday? A day off perhaps? BBQs and other get togethers? What are YOU going to do to remember the fallen soldiers that have you given you the freedom to voice your opinions?

      “Veterans Day 2007: Cheney attends ceremony to pay tribute at Arlington as Bush remained in Texas”

      Find a realistic argument.

    19. J on May 26th, 2010 5:06 pm

      Good one JMJ.

      At Michele Smith:
      Check your facts. Prior POTUS was on vacation nearly 40% of his 8 years in office. In his very first year, it was 41%.

      W had 42 days off in first year as opposed to 26 to O in the first year.

      Where was W when Hurricane Katrina hit? On vacation!

      Get over it.

    20. J on May 26th, 2010 5:07 pm
    21. paula on May 26th, 2010 5:26 pm

      Brie – I also have started to think Obama may be a sociopath. We seem to have an abundance of sociopaths in our midst lately. I also noticed that after so many years of attending Rev. Wright’s church Obama doesn’t attend any church anymore. Is that because he doesn’t have to pretend to be a Christian anymore?

    22. Michelle on May 26th, 2010 6:37 pm

      Excuse me J. but Obama has been on vacation from day one.

      How can you expect anyone to give you credence when you link as a reference.

      We are talking about Memorial Day not Veteran’s Day.

      Wow, you are so clueless.

    23. Scott on May 27th, 2010 6:34 am isn’t a left leaning site. LOL. I love how the idiot liberals use left leaning incorrect information. They never use actual fact, logic and common sense.

      Bush was in Texas BEFORE Katrina hit you moron. Obama has been sitting on his ass while this oil spill has been spreading and getting worse. Why?

      Maybe because BP supported Obama during the election and donated to his campaign.

      Get a clue moron.

    24. brie. on May 27th, 2010 6:43 am

      Obama thinks he’s Abraham Lincoln, he couldn’t even begin to hold a candle to him, especially a blown out one…

      I think he is one really screwed up nut case, show off, an actor, a liar, a cheat, etc but most of all an Un-American…..

      He goes to Germany and he won’t visit our wounded troops because he couldn’t take his cameras in, so he went and played basketball instead….

      The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery is probably just an excuse so he can really visit his Chicago thug friends….

      I think

    25. super dave on May 27th, 2010 7:19 am

      J: prove to us without a doubt that your obama
      is a legal citizen. it can’t be done. explain why
      he paid millions to have his birth certificate
      and his school records sealed. you can’t.
      your boy is hiding something that he doesn’t want
      us to know so why don’t you tell us that as well.
      he must have an identity problem. could it be possible that he is as guilty as the illegals he so lovingly protects now ?

    26. Obama at -22% in Rasmussen Presidential Index and 43% Approval Rating … Failing Grade for BP Oil Spill | Scared Monkeys on May 27th, 2010 9:00 am

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    27. CHATA on May 27th, 2010 9:13 am

      Obama is a pathological narcissist, and he really believes he has a “higher calling” or a special purpose, thus he only does or says what will make the light shine on him. He lives in a fairy tale world where he is whatever he imagines. (Vaknin says, “the narcissist is shallow, a pond pretending to be an ocean). Obama is still a little boy pretending to be POTUS.

      What makes Obama so dangerous, is the fact that he is cunning and very intelligent and a narcissist.

      No, he won’t go to Arlington as there is no glory for him there, but he is going to Louisiana on Friday. The timing is right for BP efforts to finally work and Obama can step into the limelight and show us how magnificent he really is. I do hope this is not a planned event. JMO.

    28. megamooo on May 27th, 2010 9:41 am

      0bama recognizes that he is unable to perform the job of President of the United States. That is why he has been doing everything but the job he was hired to do since his first day in office. He campaigns, golfs, parties, travels…
      No wonder he’s not going to Arlington. No voters there.

    29. Buster on May 27th, 2010 10:14 am

      obama = POS

    30. Jack Hammer on May 27th, 2010 11:05 am

      You forgot to mention again that Obama does not know how to throw a baseball. That would have made this posting 100% bull crap. Now it is only 90%. Nice effort though.

    31. NGBoston on May 27th, 2010 12:45 pm

      #18-J—-Get over it? Why don’t you GET OVER YOURSELF?

      You are clueless, really and truly—you missed the entire point of the article.


      **** BP OIL CRISIS in the Gulf Coast is Obama’s KATRINA!

      ******3 Separate Terrorists Attacks (3, not 1) is OBAMA’s 9/11.

      Could EASILY add on to this list with Obama’s other epic failures in office,we’ll just stick with these 2 right now for your convenience and save you some more time on fact checker.

      Are you SERIOUS? Do you truly expect to even be taken seriously? Are you REALLY still referring back to GWB?? Hang it up and “Get over it” because you are a complete Hypocrite. This is not about comparisons of a former Administration you Kool-Aide drinking Moonbat piece of dung.

      It’s about our CURRENT President, his Administration and what is going on TODAY!!! In the US!!!!!!!!! Obama has been President since 2008!!!!!! It is now 2010, Bozo…or haven’t you noticed that yet???

      GET OVER THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      P.S. No apologies for the name calling, either as you deserve every one of them. Your stupidity and ignorance amazes me.

    32. Scott on May 28th, 2010 8:09 am

      Obama can’t throw a baseball and he dresses like and bigger version of Erckel. Now it’s 100% CORRECT moron.

      It’s funny how these idiot liberals don’t know the facts about Bush’s response to Katrina. My neighbor and his buddy who lives with him are both in the Coast Guard and it IS a fact that the admiral in charge of this OBAMA-SPILL was put in charge by Bush the day after the Hurricane passed and was on the ground running things. These mindless idiots forget that Bush had the coast guard saving people from the flood waters and from rooftops the day after the Hurricane passed; saving lives.

      These mindless liberal tools just talk about what the LEFT MSM was showing them; the Superdome and what not.

      Obama’s response is a joke and people down on the scene are calling him out on it.

      Get a clue.

      little jackie boy- still you don’t offer a substantial rebuttal or response because you are a moron and don’t know jack shiz!

    33. snowwhite on May 29th, 2010 2:28 am

      Check you facts Obama is not the first president to not go to Arlington May 30, 1983, Washington Post article reported
      …The official commemoration of Memorial Day will take place at Arlington today at 11 a.m. when Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Thayer, representing President Reagan, will lay a wreath at the tomb. A plaque representing the unidentified dead from the Vietnam war will be dedicated and placed at the shrine at 11 a.m.

    34. snowwhite on May 29th, 2010 2:39 am

      From the Boston Globe, May 26, 1992

      Meanwhile, Vice President Dan Quayle, laying a wreath before the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, spoke of patriotic values.

      “Unfortunately, today some mock and scorn our reverence for values. They don’t seem to grasp the meaning of values – values of freedom, patriotism, duty, honor and country,” Quayle said.

      Wrapping up his Memorial Day weekend trip, Bush played a final round of golf in chilly weather before delivering his remarks to the American Legion members. His foursome included GOP Gov. John McKernan of Maine.

    35. Cris on May 29th, 2010 6:44 am

      Sad. Do you guys not realize that you are being manipulated. Whether acceptable are not, Obama is not the first sitting president to miss a wreath laying at Arlington. Reagan missed one, Bush Sr. missed one, so did Clinton, so did George W.

      But this time it’s being used as a rally cry of how bad a president and how unAmerican he is. Don’t you ask yourself why? Your media is misleading you and miseducating you to their own designs.

    36. Kerri on May 29th, 2010 11:21 pm

      I wish he would get impeached… cat would do a better job at being president than he does….lol….seriously thougj…….

    37. Casey on May 30th, 2010 1:04 am

      You guys do know that Reagan missed laying the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier on memorial day because he was STILL IN THE HOSPITAL after almost being assassinated?

    38. NewGirlBoston on May 30th, 2010 7:44 am

      #34 &#35- Oh, My God! You are the ones who are sad and clueless. You both still missed the point of the article, (again.) No one ever said that Obama was the first President to miss a wreath laying in Arlington!!!!!!! Can you people comprehend the written English language or are your interpretation and comprehension skills just weak ?

      It’s about RESPECT —and if Obama can’t attend for a legitimate reason-or chose not to be there—what is he doing in his absence or who is he sending in his place to pay tribute our Veteran’s to whom we owe so much? If he chose to actually play Golf that day, this is his priority? Are you freaking serious ?? Is this the correct impression for ANY sitting President to give Americans on this day? This includes past Presidents as well- REP or DEM !

      So now I assuming you may be one of the many millions who live in our great Country and take our everyday freedoms for granted. Could be wrong about that, just a guess since you completely missed the point of the thread as well, IMO.
      #30- Jack Hammer- Tell you what. I agree w/you that this blog may have overdone it a bit on how Obama couldn’t throw a baseball. Not relative. That was a little unnecessary, however—the Owner/Editor of this blog can publish what he wishes. Nonetheless, I still got a kick out of Obama’s Mom Jeans. What a hoot those things are. You think Michelle would take over in the casual attire department for her Hubby and at least be Barack’s official Fashion Consultant. Still- he has stuck up for his Mom Jeans, and said- Hey, America—I like these Jeans they are comfortable, so back off. Good for him. As a woman with an appreciation for fashion, though-let me tell you this…I wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of those—even when I reach my 50 or 60′s. =)!~


    39. NewGirlBoston on May 30th, 2010 7:50 am

      * Correction- Should be -Not relevant, instead of “relative.” Thx

    40. KT on May 30th, 2010 3:30 pm

      Most of the commenters here are your typical far right dissenters making a mountain from a mole hill. Since when has it become a tradition for the president to lay this wreath at Arlington? Can anyone tell us who was the first one to lay a wreath and then mandate that it is the duty of the sitting president to do so every year? When I read these comments it makes me think that toddlers are using Daddy’s computer.

    41. NGBoston on May 30th, 2010 10:48 pm

      #40-KT—And most of the extreme left liberal bleeding hearts who post here are race baiting, Anti-American, fear mongering dissenters who despise anyone who posts a different point of view from their own, period. This is not only a general observation, but a fact.

      When I read these comments it makes me think that these toddlers have more than just their own diapers that are full of shit.

    42. stitch on May 31st, 2010 12:57 am

      casey, reagan was shot in 81 not 83….

      any that missed it, for any reason, is a POS…period. Without the men who paid the ultimate price for freedom, none of us would be able to argue here about who is right or wrong. To disrespect them is an insult, but what do you expect they are all politicians and don’t care one bit about anyone but themselves.

    43. teacher on May 31st, 2010 11:03 am

      What are YOU (all the complainers) doing TODAY and EVERYDAY to honor those who serve the country? We mail care packages abroad at least once a month…EVERY MONTH not just once a year to honor those who serve.

      Research the facts about Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. as well as Regan missing ceremonies at Arlington . Clinton attended the ceremonies all eight years he was in office.

      Put political views aside and ask yourself… What are YOU doing for those serving??????

    44. Bill May on May 31st, 2010 4:47 pm

      As a retired military officer, I frankly could care less if this traitor ever sets foot at Arlington. He is a disgrace.

    45. Bill May on May 31st, 2010 4:47 pm

      As a retired military officer, I frankly could care less if this traitor ever sets foot at Arlington. He is a disgrace.

    46. PB on May 31st, 2010 8:52 pm

      It’s more than just the fact that he chose not to show his respect and be the one to lay the wreath on the unknown soldiers tomb. It is his blatant arrogance, it’s how he has no repect for the American values. It’s how no one really knows alot about this man and with whom he has had close ties with prior to becoming a Chicago Senator and now our President. It truely concerns me that alot about his past has not been revealed and made public.

    47. PJ on June 1st, 2010 4:54 am

      Yes other presidents have missed this sacred and time honored DUTY. Let me stress that this is THEIR DUTY. Just because some other president missed it, why does he feel like he can too? If they jumped off a cliff would Obama do it too? I did not vote for the man and all of this time I have held my tongue, because I believe in our system. But between not wanting to wear a flag pin during certain ceremonies (because to some people the American flag is a symbol of oppression?) And now this. I can barely contain my anger and frustration. By the way if we are so oppressive why are there over 20 different American Veterens cemeteries and monuments around the globe? That’s right Mr. President look it up. Belgium, Netherlands, France, Normandy, The Philippines, North Africa, Italy and Mexico… Just to name a few. I think that we should just be grateful that the rest of our military commanders have the good sense to follow General Order #11 1868. God bless America. I pray that when Obama gets back he can finally show that he LOVES this country.

    48. NGBoston on June 1st, 2010 7:08 pm

      #46- Not a lot has been revealed about his past or made public? It’s been revealed, but not too many paying attention since the Golden Boy Barack has the MSM in his front pocket, much like Slick Willie did back in his day. Question, how long have you been reading here?

      Most of us are well aware of Obama’s past and many of his former associates. Not positive factors, at all really. Most of us also were aware of his ties to Extreme Right Wing (murderers) i.e, Bill Ayers & his Wife for beginners. We were aware of his history before the election which is just one of the many reasons we never voted for him. There are also many here who did vote for him because they just wanted a change, and frankly, got sold up the river with all his BS and Campaign Rhetoric and now these folks all have buyers remorse. It’s okay though, Obama is like a Wolf in Sheep’s clothing so he can easily dupe people, but only for so long.

      Either way, PB, it’s great to have you and welcome to SM.

    49. GhOstU on June 1st, 2010 9:16 pm

      Well, as a DAV I am personnally glad he didn’t who up at Arlington. No Veteran would want him putting nothing on thier grave from a man who reads books about a post america world( written by Muslim ) or bows to extremist Muslim leaders or fails to visit WW2 memorials in Europe to vist others of more importance ( you know who I mean). A President who apoligizes for all our military actions,who says americans are wrong. “Oh its just all our fault world”. Spineless coward is what we have in office now. Who is more Muslim than American and he is showing his true feelings in every speech to them (Muslims). American what a joke.I believe his grandmother more than him and her Prime Minister. More to come from this one folks. GOD Help us!!!!

    50. GhOstU on June 1st, 2010 9:20 pm

      Sorry for typo’s meant to put show up instead of who up at Arlington. Was upset. GOD Bless America and protect our brave troops who are in harms way.They are the true hero’s and who Memorial Day is all about. Especially to those of us who lost family to war.

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    52. Donna on August 9th, 2010 9:10 am

      How funny that People did complain that Bush took more vacations in one year than any other President, and he was the one who started the two wars-yet he took more vacation than any other President. I think a couple times as I see that Cheney took his place for about 4 times & we are still searching. A president can serve the National veterans in any state in which he is allowed, and on Memorial day, he was present at a Veterans cementary for the Ceremony, as he was on Veterans day as well on Memorial Day. he knows alot is going on, every one knows. but how many of you came to this site or any other site and whined and complained that Bush took more vacations while our boys were coming home in boxes and missing body parts While he was in Texas building a new Ranch more than at the White House.
      2. this was his not his vacation or short one. as he is entitle to 4 weeks per year. They are required by the General Medical physicians as well as the vice president, to reduce stress and rest. they work long hours to late night. sometimes missings sleep and food.

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