I'm sure you've heard of the most recent worst thing ever that President Obama's done. Yes, he insulted the entire military and the ghost of George Washington by saluting to two brave marines with a coffee cup in his hand. As would be expected, the right-wing proceeded to once again, completely lose their shit.
What made this latest "scandal" all the more irritating was that you had real, legitimate, not-completely-shitty, news outlets report on this as well for some odd reason.
As you would expect from generally stupid "controversies" like this, it would only be a matter before liberals brought up examples of heroic, Republican presidents committing the same crime:
To @gatewaypundit & others attacking Obama for saluting Marines with coffee cup in hand, I offer this giant AHEM: pic.twitter.com/EY5BQsk9Qf
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) September 23, 2014
I would have figured by this point conservatives would more than likely never acknowledge what Bush did and get back to whining about BENGHAZI! But no, once again right-wingers manage to exceed my expectations, and proceeded to explain why the two situations are NOTHING alike.
The staff at Twitchy's responded to Sally Kohn's tweet:
And we offer a giant “you are an idiot.”Newsbusters' Kyle Drennen:
As Twitchy reported, President Obama once again let his disgraceful show when he saluted U.S. Marines with a styrofoam cup. No, really. That happened.
Pitiful libs swiftly tried to protect The One. Because, Bush!!111
Rather then just cover the incident as a gaffe for Obama, the NBC morning show sought to muddy the waters by seizing on a photo of Bush put out by liberal spin doctors and dismiss the whole thing as just another "back and forth" between political partisans.
Breitbart's John Hayward:
For starters, you don't have to know anything about military protocol to see that holding a live animal is rather different than strolling past the Marines with a styrofoam cup of coffee in your hands.
Also, President Bush is rendering the salute correctly, a detail Kohn apparently couldn't be bothered to research. He's using his right hand while managing his burden with the left. It looks a bit goofy because he's wrestling with a dog and he's got the dog leash wrapped around his arm, but he's clearly making a real effort to show proper respect.
Liberal Logic 101 (this site appears to be quite popular in the world of chain e-mails):
Of course Liberals are arguing that Obama’s Coffee Salute is not nearly as bad as George Bush’s “Puppy Salute”. The trouble is, one is obviously meant as, “You don’t deserver the effort it takes to shift this coffee cup to my other hand, which is free,” while the other is, “I’m struggling to keep my dog from jumping out of my arms, but I’m still going to try to salute you, because you deserve the effort.”
So basically, the arguments come down to:
1. Holding a dog is completely different than holding a coffee cup
2. Even if a dog was the same thing as a coffee cup, it's okay cause Bush used the correct hand to salute.
3. None of this matters anyway cause Bush didn't hate the military, unlike Obama.
Now, I don't care about either president's less than optimal salute, but I do wonder why Bush had the dog in his arms to begin with. Surely he must have known he was gonna be in the presence of soldiers, so shouldn't he have gotten someone else to hold his dog for him while he salutes the way Ronald Reagan intended?
Also, too. When Obama commits these type of transgressions, why does he always do them so half-assed? I mean, everyone knows that Obama hate the troops so why bother saluting them at all? Wouldn't it just be easier that way? ( It's like when he thought of the ingenious idea to fabricate the September 2012 jobs report, yet used absolutely middling numbers for some reason)
Maybe he thinks doing things this way would be less boring or something.
Rather then just cover the incident as a gaffe for Obama, the NBC morning show sought to muddy the waters by seizing on a photo of Bush put out by liberal spin doctors and dismiss the whole thing as just another "back and forth" between political partisans. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/09/24/nbc-uses-bush-photo-distract-obamas-latte-salute-gaffe#sthash.Jk7GCFNt.dpuf