Obamateurism of the Day

Allahpundit noted in his post about Barack Obama’s endorsement of legalizing gay marriage that a few people on Twitter picked up on this rather crass, self-involved reference to the armed forces:

When I think about, ah, those soldiers or airmen or Marines, sailors, who are out there fighting on my behalf

Whose behalf?  They’re not fighting for Barack Obama.  They are fighting on behalf of the United States of America.  They may have Barack Obama as their Commander in Chief, but they’re not Obama’s private army.  It’s the kind of Freudian slip that gives people a little insight into Obama’s arrogance.

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David Strom 6:01 PM on February 01, 2023