OBAMA SNUBS BOY SCOUTS

BOY SCOUTS ON PARADE, WASHINGTON DC

President Obama will make history as the first sitting president on a daytime talk show when he visits with the ladies of “The View.” But he’ll be missing out on another historic occasion — the Boy Scouts’ Jamboree marking the group’s 100th anniversary, right in the president’s backyard. 

The Jamboree kicked off this week at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, where organizers had invited the president to speak to the 45,000 scouts in attendance. All three of Obama’s predecessors have made it to one Jamboree while in office. 

But the president will instead be traveling Wednesday to New York for a taping of the ABC show, as well as Democratic fundraisers and a stop in New Jersey. The talk show appearance comes as campaign season moves into full swing, but also amid efforts to cap the Gulf oil spill for good, contain the damage from an unprecedented leak of Afghanistan war documents and battle Arizona over its immigration law — set to go into effect Thursday. Obama also has an out-of-town event planned for Friday in Detroit. 

But while the Jamboree lasts until next Tuesday, the president is sending his regards via a videotaped message. LINK

President Obama is skipping an event to honor the Boy Scouts of America, an organization that has done untold good for American youth for ONE HUNDRED YEARS. Apparently appearing on talk shows and going to fundraisers is more important than mentoring our nations youth or supporting those who do. Who would have thought that? Never saw that one coming that’s for sure. Especially from a President whose number one claim to fame is being a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

While we were in Washington this past week we were stunned to see so many Boy Scouts. There were literally Scouts from all over the world everywhere we turned. We had no idea that we were in the middle of the 100 year anniversary celebration. There were upwards of 40,000 Scouts in town for the festivities. Looking back we were lucky to get a room

It goes without saying that a celebration of this magnitude, literally in the Presidents backyard would have been complete even with a brief appearance. Yet it is not to be. Somehow I can’t imagine this President skipping the same celebration if sponsored by another group, say the NAACP. Call me jaded but I just don’t see it happening

In any event the Boy Scouts marched proudly in 100 plus degree weather. They are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication to American ideals and values and for all the good work they have done for the past 100 years. Here’s to 100 more!

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13 Responses to OBAMA SNUBS BOY SCOUTS

  1. Crusty says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if a Scouting Activity was planned at the time the the tape was to be played and no one showed to see B.O. read to them. You know that old fire service saying “Paybacks are a bitch”

  2. Old NFO says:

    Apparently, hell no… He’s NEVER STOPPED campaigning. Besides the Boy Scouts are not GLBT friendly, so he’s distancing himself so his ‘base’ doesn’t get upset.

  3. Dustoff says:

    November can’t get here fast enough.

    Yet the Rep’s better get their game face on soon.

  4. Bob G. says:

    Cap:
    Welcome to the *new* United States of Entertainment…
    Where THE VIEW means MORE than the values promoted by the BSA!

    I’m thinking we need a national “reboot” here.
    (justa thought)

    Stay safe out there.

    • rogelio a says:

      my cub scout and his mom was there and it looks like they were snubbed. can’t wait for November.

  5. Mike says:

    Nice picture of DC. I hope you have some pictures of the Viet Nam Wall and also WW11 memorials and Korea.

  6. Squid says:

    Forget all the other issues this idiot has had his hand in, this alone is a reason to impeach the moron. As an Eagle Scout, I am offended beyond words. What a way to blow an opportunity to show true leadership to an organization who’s core values revolve around such. What a bum. Capt, keep up the good work, I hope to eventually read a post about your boy getting his wings.

  7. Montana says:

    Real the “Boy scouts Jamboree”, real? Are you saying he disrespect our boys in uniform?, please. Or is he more focused on speaking to adults (The View) about what he is doing to repair our nation (those boys can’t vote, you know). And so you know (or take a look yourself) Twelve other presidents have skipped the Jamboree, including Ronald Reagan (he missed all of them), Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and yes even Dwight D. Eisenhower, among others, so, honestly, who cares, I don’t.

    • Yeah why would the leader of the free world take the time to speak 45,000 young men (and women) in his own back yard when he can go on a idiotic TV show that no one watches anyway. It’s not like that intellectual giant Joy Behar is going to do anything but fawn over him anyway.
      Yeah who cares. Tool.

  8. Montana says:

    Real the “Boy scouts Jamboree”, real? Are you saying he disrespect our boys in uniform?, please. Or is he more focused on speaking to adults (The View) about what he is doing to repair our nation (those boys can’t vote, you know). And so you know (or take a look yourself) Twelve other presidents have skipped the Jamboree, including Ronald Reagan (he missed all of them), Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and yes even Dwight D. Eisenhower, among others, so, honestly, who cares, I don’t.

    • rogelio a says:

      You keep bringing up the past. Lose the chips off your shoulder and you might get to where you are going. Of course you don’t care. Why should you. You are so smitten with those celebs that you can’t see where this country is heading to.

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