Imagine if President Obama and his family had spent the 4th of July jet-skiing and eating ice cream and Mitt Romney had spent the holiday with the troops.
Oh the HUMANITY! Lazy Obama insults America! Brave Mitt acts Presidential because he BELIEVES in America! What does Obama believe in? Kenya! And Allah! And hip-hop barbecues!
Why is it that it’s completely fine with the right wing for Mitt to spend the 4th vacationing and not at all praiseworthy or noteworthy that the President commemorated the occasion by honoring and celebrating military families? Because no matter what the Obamas do, the Republican right questions their patriotism. The White House 4th of July event was but one example of a very deep commitment the President and First Lady have made to the troops, backed by serious policy efforts to help veterans and support military families. Never mind the fact that President Obama “supported the troops” in the most important way of all: bringing them home from Iraq.
It’s Mitt Romney who protested in favor of the Vietnam war, then dodged the draft and spent two years living in a mansion in Paris instead of a foxhole in Khe Sanh. But he’s the patriotic one. Yeah, right.