Arlington/Memorial Day Presidential Precedent

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    kwc57 BOHICA Obama

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    Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger. I heard this on Fox and Friends yesterday morning.

    Which recent Presidents went to Arlington on Memorial Day and which didn't?

    In his eight years as President, Reagan went halfies on honoring our fallen soldiers.

    didn't attend =http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/052581.pdf

    attended http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/053182.pdf

    didn't attend http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/053083.pdf

    attended http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/052884.pdf

    attended http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/052785.pdf

    attended http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/052686.pdf

    didn't attend http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/052587.pdf

    didn't attend http://www.reaganlibrary.com/whdpdf/053087.pdf

    Unfortunately, the Clinton Library does not have each day broken down like the Reagan Library, so it isn't as easy to find and link to since it is by year and is hundreds of pages. According to Fox, Clinton attended every year.
     
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    Who wrote Ronnie a letter that made him avoid Arlington?
     
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    Well I just can't get over the shock that FNC would report such facts.:D
     
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    Actually, they reported it incorrectly. They said Reagan never attended and always sent Bush Sr in his place. Looking at his schedules from his library, they got it only half right. Could be the same for Clinton. I'm not digging thru a 1,000 page annual PDF to find out.

    Bottom line, talk radio and pundits are trying to make political hay out of something that isn't at all out of the ordinary. Don't these folks do any fact checking? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Still a pretty bad decision by this President. He should have gone to Arlington. Many will never forgive or forget this snub. We are currently at War so it's even more important for the Commander in Chief to show up at Arlington. This was a very bad Hopey Changey decision. Unfortunately this President is making a lot of very bad decisions. It's becoming a bad habit for him. I think it was great to see his party in Chicago getting completely washed out. I think someone up there was a bit angry at Hopey Changey over this one. He should have gone to Arlington. Nuff said.
     
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    No. That was the day he was shot.

    It was just listed on his daily diary like it was just part of the schedule.
     
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    I know, I was just being silly.

    Don't you think it is suspicious thought that Teddy tried to call him as he was being wheeled into surgery? Heck, did they even have cell phones back then?
     
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    So you endorse double standards when politically expediant?
     

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