Social media is roaring with angry backlash against the Democratic Party, which tweeted a photo of the president eating ice cream on Friday along with a decidedly un-patriotic message that said nothing to honor military sacrifices, but rather a bubbly "Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!"
While CNN's Jake Tapper called out the post by @TheDemocrats — "respectfully, this is not what Memorial Day Weekend is all about," he scolded — others also lashed out as well, with one calling their post "utterly clueless."
Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! pic.twitter.com/TMBSu187PbThe party's tweet,
posted Friday, Simply said "Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!" and showed Obama eating ice cream while the press corps took his picture, rather than using the space to remember the sacrifices of military members who lost their lives.
Tapper, who has a history of supporting veterans as well, and was quick to slam the Democrats
for their non-patriotic, beginning-of-summer Memorial Day tweet:
Tapper's was among a wave of criticism on Twitter of the DNC's insensitive Memorial Day posts.
Maggi Cook, who describes herself as Republican from Cincinnati, was more direct with her anger that the veterans holiday was somehow being treated as a celebration in the party's seemingly out-of-touch Tweet. "What exactly is 'happy' about tending to graves and remembering family members' sacrifices? U don't have any idea do u?" Cook wrote angrily.
On Saturday, the Democrats also ruffled feathers by posting an ad for a 15 percent off sale of party merchandise, the Daily Caller noted. It was followed by a Tweet showing a 1967 Memorial Day picture of President Lyndon B. Johnson enjoying a Texas barbecue.
Finally, on Sunday and one day before Memorial Day, the Democrats' Twitter feed featured
a more solumn post to commemorate the sacrifices of the military:
But by then, Twitter followers were quick to jump on the patriotic message, including:
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