Nothing is as it appears to be in Conservoland or so they believe and Rush Limbaugh proved that point by going off the deep end and making a whacked out observation about the inclusion of Army Ranger Cory Remsburg at Tuesday's SOTU address. He obviously can't stand to see a Democratic president honor a military man, especially if that soldier was seriously wounded in the line of duty. Here's Limbaugh's take on the most touching moment of the SOTU. He paraphrased a previous caller that said Army Ranger Remsburg was not honored as a military hero, but for enduring, for overcoming something "parenthesis" America made him do. None of that was in Obama's speech at all, but reality doesn't come into play in Conservoland.
Limbaugh: I'll tell you what it was. I think Ranger Remsburg was there to send a message. The message was, look what my predecessor did to this country. Look what George Bush is responsible for. Look at all the horror that IO have to clean up. And look at the struggle we're all in. Still trying to fix the mess.
Poor George Bush! He's so misunderstood. Geez, Limbaugh didn't even mention how awful life has become for Ranger Remsburg. Now all of what Rush is saying is actually true about the shambles George Bush left America and our military in after his wake so bravo Rush, at least you agree with me on that even if you don't know it. However, President Obama did not say or even hint at what Limbaugh is saying.
Conservatives have been trying to say that Obama and the Democrats only use the military as props, but in reality it's Conservatives that are using them as props, props to batter a Democratic president and it's sickening.
Here's what President Obama said about Army Ranger Cory Remsburg
I first met Cory Remsburg, a proud Army Ranger, at Omaha Beach on the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Along with some of his fellow Rangers, he walked me through the program – a strong, impressive young man, with an easy manner, sharp as a tack. We joked around, and took pictures, and I told him to stay in touch.
A few months later, on his tenth deployment, Cory was nearly killed by a massive roadside bomb in Afghanistan. His comrades found him in a canal, face down, underwater, shrapnel in his brain.
For months, he lay in a coma. The next time I met him, in the hospital, he couldn’t speak; he could barely move. Over the years, he’s endured dozens of surgeries and procedures, and hours of grueling rehab every day.
Even now, Cory is still blind in one eye. He still struggles on his left side. But slowly, steadily, with the support of caregivers like his dad Craig, and the community around him, Cory has grown stronger. Day by day, he’s learned to speak again and stand again and walk again – and he’s working toward the day when he can serve his country again.
“My recovery has not been easy,” he says. “Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”
Cory is here tonight. And like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit. My fellow Americans, men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy. Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy. Sometimes we stumble; we make mistakes; we get frustrated or discouraged. But for more than two hundred years, we have put those things aside and placed our collective shoulder to the wheel of progress – to create and build and expand the possibilities of individual achievement; to free other nations from tyranny and fear; to promote justice, and fairness, and equality under the law, so that the words set to paper by our founders are made real for every citizen. The America we want for our kids – a rising America where honest work is plentiful and communities are strong; where prosperity is widely shared and opportunity for all lets us go as far as our dreams and toil will take us – none of it is easy. But if we work together; if we summon what is best in us, with our feet planted firmly in today but our eyes cast towards tomorrow – I know it’s within our reach.
God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
It was a beautiful passage about the tremendous burden and recovery Ranger Remsburg has endured and still faces and how our military never gives up, but to Conservatives they only hear, blah, blah, blah, George Bush, blah, blah, blah.