Obama, embassies ignore Armed Forces Day, celebrate ‘International Day Against Homophobia Or Transphobia’

Armed Forces DayIt seems Obama really doesn’t think much of those who serve in our military.  Saturday, May 17, is Armed Forces Day — a day created by Harry Truman in 1949 to celebrate all the branches of the military.

Obama, however, failed to mention Armed Forces Day on Twitter, Weasel Zippers noted.  Instead, he chose to mark “International Day Against Homophobia Or Transphobia,” even using the #IDAHOT hashtag.  He also marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education ruling.

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Some embassies also marked the day by flying the gay pride flag:

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Sen. Ted Cruz. R-Texas, however, did notice it was Armed Forces Day:

Says a lot about this administration.


Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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