Obama, U.S. Embassies Fail To Notice Armed Forces Day, But Do Recognize ‘International Day Against Homophobia Or Transphobia’
Nickarama | May 17, 2014 | Weasel Zippers
Today was Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day was created under Harry Truman in 1949, celebrating all the branches of the military. Among other things, it was meant to be a day to honor and acknowledge the people of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Many recognized it today, including Senator Ted Cruz and Rep. Darrell Issa:
Cruz–This Armed Forces Day & every day, we are so grateful for the service of the men & women who wear the uniform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWhbdI-lYRM …
Issa–Happy #ArmedForcesDay! Many thanks to all of those who have and continue to serve our great nation. http://instagram.com/p/oG1dUisYfP/
But our President, our Commander-In-Chief, failed to recognize it in his Twitter account, although the account recognized ‘International Day Against Homophobia Or Transphobia’, even using the #IDAHOT hashtag.
Barack Obama – Commander-in-Chief
“No one should face violence or discrimination—no matter who they are or whom they love.” —President Obama #IDAHOT
2:37 PM – 17 May 2014
No mention of Armed forces. US embassies jumped on the rainbow anti-homophobe bandwagon.
But its comforting to know one can always discriminate against or hate on perceived “homophobes” or now Tansphobes.