Thursday, September 26, 2013

How to act Presidential

 So I got another chain email. This one basically claims that President Bush was everything President Obama is not to the troops. It lists images of Bush with troops and claims President Obama has much to learn. It then closes with this image... How Quaint.

However, I have taken the liberty of amending the
email to see how it stacks up with reality. The images framed in blue are from the original email. The ones framed in black are from the secret government archives known as google images. Oh the security clearance I needed to unearth these secret images...

Lets take a look!

President Bush knows how to treat our soldiers, with respect and gratitude. He was not the perfect president, but none can be perfect.
Surely, I didn't agree with everything he did, but he was a class act when it came to our military & their families.  
1. Look them in the eye and give them a firm handshake.

No one appreciates a firm handshake more than a soldier.

2. If they prefer not to shake hands… then a chest bump will do.

Chest Bump... Fist Bump... close enough
 3. Admire their medals. They were hard-earned.

 4. Always treat their families with great respect

They have been through more than you could imagine.

5. Laugh with them!

Laughter is a medicine that works 102% of the time


6. Sometimes it’s important that you treat a soldier the way you would treat anyone else.

7. If you know a soldier, call them on the 4th of July.

 It will make their day!

 8. Or you can Skype them.

Pic is of Obama's web chat, but you get the idea.

9. Each soldier has an amazing story.

10. Listen.
Listening is often the best gift you can give someone.

11. Give them a hug!

 12. Do a sport with them.

13. Make sure you are respectful.

 14. Cook them a big dinner if you can. Lots of meat.

No, Obama didn't personally present a Turkey. But we all know Bush didn't cook that.
Obama did host troops for meals. So that's pretty much even.

15. But if you only have a minute, look them square in the eye…

 And say, “Thank you.”
We promise you they will appreciate it.

Very heartwarming....
Somehow, I can't imagine our current president doing anything like this!!!   
Really? You can't imagine the current president doing any of that? Well, it's a good thing that you don't have to imagine it, since he HAS done those things. Look, I'm not the biggest Obama fan, I'll admit that (better than Bush at least). But not liking the guy doesn't mean that you can just go making shit up. If you were interested in the truth, a quick search on google found all these pictures that prove this email wrong. It's just more biased ramblings that just go to create an easily falsified straw-man argument against the president.

What's wrong with sticking to facts and having a meaningful discussion on real issues and real problems. By carrying on like in this email, you loose a good deal of credibility for furthering a story that is very obviously false. This line of argument does not strengthen your position, it only weakens it. Stick to the facts, and then maybe we can get somewhere.

Oh yeah, and that image of President Obama exiting Marine One...

 The angle isn't the best, but Obama is saluting in that image. What's with the phone? Who knows (other than the NSA). He is the president, so it could be important. But you know what's not vitally important? A tiny little black dog. Yet here we see Bush making the same salute as Obama. Where were the cries that Bush didn't give a proper salute? Maybe he likes little dogs more than the troops! *gasp* Seriously though. People need to stop looking for (make believe) reasons to be upset. And this email was one big fabrication to do just that. Sad really...

-Brain Hulk

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  1. Thanks Brain Hulk,...This is so true. I've shared it to my FB. This is a very good example of the way things have been going for this President. Some "haters" just make up shit to act like they're so upset about. The thing is, MOST of it is BULLSHIT!!

    1. Thanks for sharing this! I dream of a day that the issues are all that matter. But I have major doubts that the politicians and the close-minded will ever let that happen.