The Poorman has his end of the year awards up for you to vote on, but I might suggest that there needs to be a late entry to the Soggy Biscuit Category. Apparently, Obama visited the troops in Hawaii, and due to one sentence in the ABC write-up, our brave keyboard commandos have concluded that the troops hate them some defeatocrat. Uncle Dimbo, lead torture fetishist at BlackFive:
It should surprise no one familiar with the military that Obama got a respectful but unenthusiastic response when he dropped in at a meal.***
Well he certainly wasn’t among friends at the chow hall.
Josh Painter at Red State builds on the wank:
The obvious contrast in the responses which President Bush and the president-elect evoke from military personnel should be obvious, but if Obama’s supporters need a clue, milblog Blackfive was more than willing to provide one:
Actually, I got your contrast right here:
Reporters were only allowed inside the mess hall for seven of the 68 minutes Obama spent greeting diners there. During that time they were clustered at a distance from the president-elect and could only hear bits and pieces of the conversations he was having at the tables.
But the service men and women seemed to enjoy having Obama crash their Christmas dinner – even though he didn’t eat.
Some seemed to be sending text messages from their cell phones when it became clear Obama was about to enter the room. They rose to their feet when Obama approached their tables and extended his hand.
“Congratulations,” one of the service members said as Obama greeted his table.
Like I said. This is going to be a long four years of this bullshit, and we can expect nonsense like this daily from the 101st Chairborne.
*** Update ***
Commenters reminded me of this video of the troops shunning the defeatocrat Obama:
This is what I hate about blogging. The premise that the troops hate Obama is so stupid that it is laughable, but you have to push back. Yet, the moment you push back, you are now engaging the idiots like Red State and Uncle Jimbo as if they have something legitimate to say. Really, the only response is to just mock these morons.