Defending Obama On The F-22 Non-Scandal

Barack Obama is a bumbling, empty-headed, arrogant, dangerous, ultra left-wing statist who’s doing crippling damage to our country. There’s very little good to be said about the man — which, is why there’s really no need to stretch to be offended by stories like this one:

When President Obama spoke to troops at Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base last month, the unit there parked a shiny new F-22 fighter plane in the hangar. But according to multiple sources, White House aides demanded the plane be changed to an older F-15 fighter because they didn’t want Obama speaking in front of the F-22, a controversial program he fought hard to end.

“White House aides actually made them remove the F-22-said they would not allow POTUS to be pictured with the F-22 in any way, shape, or form,” one source close to the unit relayed.

Stephen Lee, a public affairs officer at Elmendorf, confirmed to The Cable that the F-22 was parked in the hangar and then was replaced by an F-15 at the White House’s behest.

The airmen there took offense to the Obama aides’ demand, sources told The Cable, seeing it as a slight to the folks who are operating the F-22 proudly every day. They also expressed bewilderment that the White House staff would even care so much as to make an issue out of the fact that the F-22 was placed in the hangar with the president.

I’m sorry the airmen took offense, but honestly, it wasn’t intended to offend them and whether they should have been offended in the first place is an extremely dubious matter.

On issues like this one, I always try to do a “Republican test.” By that, I mean that if a Republican President had done the same thing and produced the same reaction, what would I have thought?


If they protested like that after Bush had changed out a F-22, I would have rolled my eyes. So, if I’d have that reaction for Bush, in all fairness, I’ve got to have it for Obama, too.

Hat tip to Orbusmax for the story.

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