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According to a set of guidelines the White House is disseminating to federal agencies and overseas embassies, instead of commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attack, and honoring the heroic first responders, the focus on the 10th anniversary of that fateful day, will be on national service (like say, OFA), and Obama himself – his leadership team and his nation.
First responders aren’t even invited to participate in ceremonies this coming September 11 and instead it appears as if the primary focus of 9/11 will be paying tribute to Barack Obama while downplaying the terrorism threat facing us.
Members of the clergy will also not be allowed, but that was Mayor Bloomberg’s call.
So what’s left?
The White House in recent days has quietly disseminated two sets of documents. One is framed for overseas allies and their citizens and was sent to American embassies and consulates around the globe. The other includes themes for Americans here and underscores the importance of national service and what the government has done to prevent another major attack in the United States. That single-page document was issued to all federal agencies, officials said.
And even more nauseating:
After weeks of internal debate, White House officials adopted the communications documents to shape public events and official statements, and they sought to strike a delicate balance between messages designed for these two very important but very different audiences on a day when the world’s attention will be focused on President Obama, his leadership team and his nation.
Weeks of internal debate? Huh? It appears these folks have spent more time figuring out how to prop up Obama than Obama and his people have spent on their long-awaited so-called jobs plan. But what’s particularly galling is the part where they note the world’s attention will be focused on President Obama, his leadership team and his nation.
The only question is, how many me, myself and I’s will be mentioned in his speech? He may actually shatter his old record of 800 per paragraph. Oh, and how many times will he refer to his gutsy call?
Hey, and maybe if the lighting is just right – another gorgeous halo will form around his head – and maybe if he’s able to get through the speech with a minimum of stutters and snafus, they’ll use the speech for Obama’s Gutsy Call movie – the one set to be released in October of 2012.
You know what’s funny? (Not really).
Just last night, two notorious progressive sh*t for brains morons, Keef and Kos, were ruminating bitterly about how Republicans used 9/11 as a “political opportunity.”
The reason, according to Moulitsas, is “because they were able to take that and use it to stifle their domestic critics, push through a radical agenda, try to silence anybody who opposed him [Bush].”
Uh huh. I’ve dealt with this so many times…. It never happened.
It enraged them to no end that a Republican was the President at that traumatic and historic moment, and he rose to the occasion.
“It essentially won him another term in 2004 based on 9/11 because he wasn’t popular on any other matter. So, for Republicans, even today, 9/11 is the gift that keeps on giving. The fact that 3,000 people died is incidental to them. They don’t care about that. What was there was a political opportunity and he took it.”
You see what I mean about “left-wing projection”, people? See. what. I. mean?