Let me tell you, when someone you love and respect is being honored, in this case for the last time, it is insensitive, cruel, and disrespectful. For it to happen during a ceremony conducted by the Highest Office in the Nation that is meant to honor the sacrifice of a fallen soldier is doubly worse. That it happened more than once during the same ceremony and by the same man?
That’s just despicable. Or as Hillary Clinton would say, “deplorable”.
Allow me this moment to rant as a member of the human race that has been introduced to hundreds, maybe thousands of people in my life by phone, video, or as is becoming rarer, in person.
When you tell someone your name, when you give them the correct pronunciation and have even prepped someone on how to say a name (because maybe it is difficult or unique), and yet they still manage to get it wrong, it shows a lack of attention, respect, and decorum. And that’s just citing social etiquette for everyday circumstances.
Yet that was exactly what our current President, Joe Biden ,did to a man he was posthumously honoring with the Medal of Honor. The highest honor a soldier can receive. Can you just imagine the way that widow’s teeth must have been set on edge to hear hers and her fallen husband’s last name butchered repeatedly?
The name was Cashe, yet Biden kept saying Chase. Yes, the words look similar on a teleprompter, but they aren’t even close to the same sound. Cashe like the money and Chase like the action pursuing someone.
How does this even happen?
President Joe Biden repeatedly got the name of Medal of Honor recipient Alwyn Cashe wrong during a White House ceremony on Thursday.
“To the family of Sergeant First Class Alwyn Chase, this has been 16 years in coming,” Biden said, appearing to read from his teleprompter.
Later in the ceremony Biden again called Cashe, “Chase” while saying it was his “great honor” to ask for the citations to be read to honor the medal posthumously.
Can it get any worse?
This is Sleepy Joe Biden we’re talking about. Of course, it can! Our bumbling President didn’t even have the nerve to show up on time. He was more than 30 minutes (37 according to Breitbart) late to a ceremony which should have been treated with the utmost reverence.
“Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe is the first the black service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Cashe was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic efforts and ultimately sacrificing his life to rescue his fellow soldiers from a burning military vehicle while serving in Iraq on October 17, 2005.
“During the ceremony, Biden gave the medal to Cashe’s widow, Tamera Cashe.”
Besides being late and getting one of the honored men’s name wrong during the ceremony, Biden also mistakenly stated that Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee was being awarded posthumously despite the fact the man was alive and standing right beside the President.