Thursday, September 25, 2014

Right Wing World: Obama's Salute is the Latest Faux Outrage

They just keep doing this, and then get all defensive when someone suspects, "this is because the president is a black guy." Seriously, this is the umpteenth version of these faux outrages. And by that, I don't mean that the outrage isn't real, it's that the outrage is stupid. Right Wing World was in a tizzy when President Obama had his feet on his desk. They went bonkers because he didn't wear a suit outrage to the right, and each outrage was--as far as I'm concerned--just a cover for calling the president "uppity."
The awful offense, from TPM.
jacket one time in the Oval Office, or didn't wear a tie. Or wore a tan suit. Or didn't hold his own umbrella. Each of these things was an

The problem, of course, is that in each of these non-troversies, a Google image search can find countless examples of other presidents--often GOP presidents--doing the same thing.  And that's not even getting to the fact that civilians aren't supposed to salute. Chalk up that odd tradition to The Gipper.

The inevitable

Conservative Media Freaks Out Over Obama's 'Latte Salute'

President Obama disembarked from Marine One on Tuesday and saluted two Marines with a paper cup in his hand. For conservative talking heads the salute, which was captured in a video that the White House posted to its Instagram account, was proof positive of Obama's disregard for the military, ignorance of protocol, and general disrespect for the uniform. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo

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