The US was founded upon the principle that the military reports to and takes orders from the civilian branch of government. The President is the “Commander-in-Chief.”
We stand by that principle and to those who want the military to overthrow the Obama administration, you’re not just wrong, you’re a fascist.
That said, there are some things that this administration does with respect to the military.
The US military is a unique institution. We have an all-volunteer, professional military. They serve, largely behind the scenes, are not paid particularly well for the risk they assume, and do not generally respond to unfair or wrong criticism. They fall on their sword when they deem it necessary.
The Obama administration, very much like the Clinton administration, look down on the military, do not respect their jobs, do not respect their commitment to the nation, and do not respect them as individuals.
That lack of respect comes from the very top and it’s played out by underlings. If you want to know how parents act when no one is watching just pay attention to their children. It works the same in any organization, and the White House is no exception.
Several years ago, at a black tie dinner at the White House, Valarie Jarrett, the President’s top confidante, told a uniformed fellow to get her another glass of wine. She thought he was a waiter. The gentleman smiled, went to the bar, and brought her back a glass of wine. Turns out he was a four-star general.
They’re easy to mistake, the general is the one on the left.
Then there was the rainy afternoon when the President was speaking to a reception at the White House.
And we’re bringing you the latest episode in disrespect, this time from the Obama staff. This revolves around high-ranking military officers, one retired, who have leveled some very mild disagreement with the President.
Last week Army General Martin Dempsey told the Congress ground troops were a viable option in the war against ISIS. The President has repeatedly said “No ground troops.”
On the retired front, US Marine General James Mattis said this.
“Half-hearted or tentative efforts, or airstrikes alone, can backfire on us and actually strengthen our foes’ credibility,” he said. “We may not wish to reassure our enemies in advance that they will not see American boots on the ground.”
Mattis had the audacity to insinuate that we have strengthened the JV Team’s credibility.
The White House staff was quick to pick up on these affronts.
Things became so bad this afternoon, a senior White House adviser is said to have yelled out during a phone conference with a group of Senate Democrats, “You remind those assh*les who they take orders from!”
We’re shocked at this. Not at the attitude, it’s what we expect from this White House. We’re shocked at the grammar of these Ivy League hotshots. That should have been, “… remind those assh*les from whom they take orders.” So much for an Ivy education.
The worst part of this isn’t even the year-and-half left to go. It’s the idea that the Clintons are planning on replacing the current occupants of the White House and we could have at least four more years of disrespect.
The Obamas and their minions are a shameful bunch, as if you needed another example.