Remembering 9/11 In The Obama Years

Ken AshfordObama Opposition, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

It amazes me what conservatives decide to get in a tizzy about.

The latest?  Obama signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service.

OMG!!!  Here's how a conservative wrote about this in The American Spectator.  This is an actual quote, not — I repeat, not — a parody:

The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.

And there you have it.  To conservatives, 9/11 means "fear" and we should commemorate that day as a "day of fear".  And we would, were it not for Obama's desecration.

Never mind that George W. Bush called for community volunteer work on the anniversary of 9/11, and the right didn't find it controversial then. Never mind that victims' families have recommended making 9/11 a national day of service for years.

And besides, if you check out the official web site set up for the day, you'll find that that they're asking people to come up with their own events. So if you don't want to help out at anti-American places like food banks and community gardens, you can organize your own event.  A pee-in-your-pants event, if one chooses.