In a sick move that ignores both tradition and the rules in order to push Obama’s far left agenda, his administration is breaking protocol by naming a U.S. warship after a left-wing politician and liberal activist. Unbelievable…
“As the Obama administration this week named another warship after a politician, a new report is circulating in Congress that shows that nearly 200 Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients have never been awarded such an honor, contrary to naval guidelines and tradition, Washington Times reports.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who has named several ships after Democrats and liberal activists not connected to the military, was in Detroit on Monday to announce that an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named the USS Carl M. Levin. The Michigan Democrat served 31 years in the Senate and chaired the Senate Armed Services Committee from 2007 to 2015. The move has rankled some Republicans. They note privately the long list of war heroes yet to be so honored and the Navy’s own tradition of naming destroyers after deceased Medal of Honor recipients and other combat heroes, as well as admirals and generals who played significant roles in naval warfare.
The Levin naming did not conform to Mr. Mabus’ own guidelines set out in a report to Congress in 2012 called “Policies and Practices of the U.S. Navy for Naming the Vessels of the Navy.”
Allen West adds that for those of you who forgot, it was President Obama who had the bust of Sir Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office. And now, thanks to SecNav Ray Mabus, Sir Winston Churchill is on the same level as Senator Carl Levin, whose great achievement was to be part of Obama’s drawdown of our military. I guess that’s what Obama and Mabus deem as “heroic.” Well, that’s right up there with Susan Rice stating that a known deserter, Bowe Bergdahl, served with “honor and distinction” — where do they find these folks? And oh by the way, where is the deserter Bowe Bergdahl? Maybe he’ll have a weapon system named after him by Obama’s newly appointed Secretary of the Army before we can kick them all out.But this isn’t the first time the Obama administration has been called on the carpet regarding its naming conventions for naval vessels. As reported back in December 2011 by the LA Times, “The Senate wants the Navy to explain how it selects names for new ships in the wake of controversy over the naming of a ship in memory of labor leader Cesar Chavez.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) complained earlier this year that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ naming of a supply ship after Chavez appeared to be “more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy’s history and tradition.”
A group of Democratic senators who praised Mabus’ decision accused critics of a “disappointing lack of knowledge” of Navy standards and traditions, noting that similar ships have been named for explorers Lewis and Clark, aviator Amelia Earhart, astronaut Alan Shepard and civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Chavez enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served for two years.
In a statement announcing the name in May, Mabus said: “Cesar Chavez inspired young Americans to do what is right and what is necessary to protect our freedoms and our country. … The Cesar Chavez will sail hundreds of thousands of miles and will bring support and assistance to thousands upon thousands of people. His example will live on in this great ship.”
The Cesar Chavez? Next Obama will want a ship named after Al Sharpton.
When it comes time to name a vessel after Obama, perhaps it should be a raft like the one he came to America on from Kenya.
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