I’m a lying traitor bitch
I’m a lying traitor bitch
Know why? Because I dared to tell the truth about Obama skipping out on the Salute to Heroes Ball.
Today, I received the following e-mail:
I can’t find a listing for the salute to heroes ball.
But I can find the Commander in Chiefs Ball, which Obama attended.
So what is it bitch?
I think that is called being a traitor.
I promptly replied:
You’re right. I made it all up to discredit Obama. The grand conspiracy has been foiled, thanks to you! I’ll make my way to DC now so that Obama can arrest me, personally, for treason since apparently YOU think I am a traitor (and a bitch).
Have a WONDERFUL day!
– Cassy Fiano
Oh, and PS: this e-mail, along with your e-mail address, will be posted on my blog, as the warning on my “contact” tab clearly says. Thanks for the content!
Now, the fact that Obama did not attend the Salute to Heroes ball is an undeniable fact. Whether or not that could be seen as snubbing the military is a matter of opinion. The Cleveland Leader, for example, has a story in which the American Legion acknowledged that Obama did not attend the ball:
Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to skip out on the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball since its inception in 1953. The event recognizes recipients of the military’s highest award – the Medal of Honor – and as The Cleveland Leader previously reported, over the past 56 years and 14 inaugurations, no President has failed to appear at this event until now. Following the breaking of this news, there have been some misconceptions and erroneous information floating around. The American Legion, one of the main sponsors of the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, issued a statement making it clear once and for all that Barack Obama did not in fact attend the event.
… Obama did make appearances at 10 official balls on January 20, including the Neighborhood Ball, the Home State Ball for Illinois and Hawaii, the Commander-in-Chief Ball, the Youth Inaugural Ball, and the Home State Ball for Delaware and Pennsylvania. He and his wife Michelle finished up the evening with brief appearances at the Mid-Atlantic, Western, Midwest, Easter, and Southern Regional Balls.
The Commander-in-Chief Ball, as some have falsely insinuated, is not the same as the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball. The Veteran’s Ball, which had been cancelled after the event’s organizer disappeared, is also not to be confused with the event honoring Medal of Honor recipients.
The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball did take place at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel on January 20, 2009. 47 Medal of Honor recipients were in attendance at the event. The President traditionally attends, as does the Vice President and other dignitaries. Vice President Joe Biden did attend, but President Obama did not.
Instead, Barack Obama chose to be in the company of Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Stevie Wonder, Mary. J. Blige, Usher, Faith Hill, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Shakira, will.i.am, Samuel L. Jackson, Sting, Mariah Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sheryl Crow and Marc Anthony, amongst numerous other celebrities in attendance at the balls he did appear at.
There’s even an article from 2005 from the Department of Defense themselves about President and Laura Bush’s, as well as Vice President and Lynn Cheney’s, attendance of the Salute to Heroes ball.
FactCheck.org also has an article on the subject.
So, the facts are indisputable. There was a ball called the Salute to Heroes ball that every other President since the ball’s founding has attended, and Obama broke that streak. And he did it to attend a whirlwind of other balls where he got to rub shoulders with celebrities, politicians, and big money donors. Yes, he also attended the Commander-in-Chief’s ball, where some members of the military were present. Whether you look at this as snubbing the military or not is a matter of opinion. I can tell you outright that my opinion is that Obama should have sacrificed one of his other celebrity-filled extravanganzas so that he could have the time to meet with the best and bravest heroes among us — especially considering it’s not the first time Obama’s snubbed the troops.
What’s really interesting here is how apparently criticizing Obama makes me guilty of treason. Is that the road we’re going to start on here? I guess for some Obama supporters, that’s true.
So, from now on, dear readers, just be sure to keep in mind that you’re apparently reading the blog of a lying, traitor bitch. Just wanted to make sure you knew that… you know, disclosure and all.