Even though his policies were solidly repudiated at the ballot box, President Obama continued his policy of backroom politics. The true patriot Gary Sinise of “Lieutenant Dan” fame (from Forrest Gump) was busy doing other things.
Even though Sinise is an A-list actor who could literally get any table he wants in Hollywood, he spent his Thanksgiving at Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan. He served our men and women in uniform a proper meal, while they enjoyed some entertainment.
An honor to serve Thanksgiving dinner to our Troops at Kandahar Air Force Base, Sending a special thank you to all … https://t.co/4CxgmYHYTw
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) November 24, 2016
Because a major part of his stump speech was taking care of our veterans, you know that our incoming President will often show the same compassion and respect for our troops.
It has become increasingly evident that we cannot say the same thing for Obama. He was busy handing out Medal of Freedom awards this Thanksgiving. Sadly, it wasn’t to people who deserved it.
It was to his major donors, most of whom were loyal supporters of Hillary Clinton as well. More of the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” type of politics is at play here.
Obama gave out Medal of Freedom awards to such famous names as Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill and Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, and Bruce Springsteen. These are names that have no doubt distinguished themselves in one way or another, but certainly they shouldn’t be contenders for the Medal of Freedom.
Besides providing entertainment, what have these people done for our country? These, for the most part, were nothing more than Obama’s buddies, hardly a qualifier for receiving this honor.
Of course, we do have to be fair with the President. The First Family did help to serve dinner at the Armed Services Retirement Home in Washington. However, that’s no excuse to tarnish the reputation of the Medal of Freedom. This is intended for truly great Americans, who do more than donate money to campaigns, or any other cause. Those who lead by example, do work with their hands, give their lives for this country, are the worthy recipients of the award.
Believe it or not, some believe Sinise should be tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. His compassion and respect for our men and women in uniform does commend him for the position. I’m not sure which other skills he would bring to the table, maybe he has plenty, but even just as he stands now he’s a better choice than any of these celebrities Obama foolishly awards.
Our military men and women put their lives on the line for us each and every day. They do it for an extremely low amount of pay, proving they are motivated to keep our country safe above all other motivation. I bet they know a faker when they see one.
They could definitely recognize, from a mile away, that Sinise is much more sincere than Obama. January 20th simply cannot come soon enough!
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