This is just sad:
Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America — it also was a story about Obama. Nothing has ever come easy
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) January 29, 2014
Naturally, Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau like totally agrees!
@mmurraypolitics my thought exactly the first time I read it
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) January 29, 2014
Sane people find this just a bit disturbing:
@mmurraypolitics You couldn't even honor a soldier, a war hero, without making it about Obama. your cult mentality knows no bounds.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) January 29, 2014
@mmurraypolitics Nothing has come easy except prep school, Ivy League scholarships, Harvard Law, political sinecure jobs, media coddling.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 29, 2014
— jon gabriel (@exjon) January 29, 2014
Yes, Obama’s just like this American hero.
Remsburg joined the Army on his 18th birthday. He wanted to join at 17, but his father, a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve firefighter, refused to sign the papers.
Remsburg was first deployed in 2003 when the U.S. invaded Iraq, according to the Arizona Republic.
He’s been on 10 deployments total to Iraq and Afghanistan and has spent 39 months in combat as an elite infantryman. Remsburg was made leader of his company’s heavy weapons squad during his time serving.
In 2009, a roadside bomb blast left Remsburg nearly dead, face down in a canal with shrapnel lodged in his brain. The IED went off while Remsburg and other Rangers were on their way to clear a landing zone for transport helicopters, according to the Republic. Other Rangers were also injured in the blast.
The explosion left him in a coma for three months, barely able to speak or move, with a traumatic brain injury. Remsburg lost sight in his right eye and his left arm became paralyzed, according to the Army Times.
He’s been through dozens of surgeries and completes six hours of occupational, physical, and speech therapy every day. And his hard work is paying off — he’s now able speak, stand, and walk.
After years in hospitals and rehab centers, Remsburg moved into his own home, where he has a full-time caregiver. His recovery is still progressing, and he is now awaiting a retina transplant for his right eye, according to The Times.
Remsburg insists that he’s not a hero. He said during a ceremony in Arizona last year that the people who saved his life in Afghanistan are the real heroes.
Remsburg insists he’s not a hero. But Obama’s media bootlickers insist Obama’s just like him.
Update: You’ll never guess who Murray’s wife works for.