Here's an example from one particular odious blog, "Gateway Pundit" (I won't provide a link, you'll have to google it).
"McCHRYSTAL FIRED FOR TELLING THE TRUTH–
Obama fired General McChrystal for telling the truth and questioning his leadership in the War in Afghanistan. Barack Obama waited months to send in the requested troops.
VP Joe-Bite-Me stood next to the president during his announcement today."
And then this idiotic tidbit at the end of Gateway Pundit's post:
"Of course, just a few years ago the media promoted military criticism of President Bush. But, now it’s unacceptable."
This commenter at Andrew Breitbart's blog is totally unaware that there is no presidential election in the fall: LOL!
"AND WE’LL BE RELIEVING YOU IN NOVEMBER.
And finally this one, from a blog called "Maggies' Notebook," that turns the whole affair on its head. Gen. McChrystal publicly denigrated his Commander in Chief during a time of war, and this rightwing blogger claims Mr. Obama is trying to "humiliate" the general. I'm not making this up:
"Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Obama Transcript on Resignation and Attempted Humiliation of General Stanley McChrystal"
(There's much more, but you'll have to research it yourselves, since I won't link to those blogs.)
Apparently the person who writes for the Gateway Pundit's blog hasn't a clue about the difference between the media doing their job and criticizing presidential policies and a general (who is under the authority of the president and the commander in chief) contravening his Constitutional duty.
These are the people who want to regain power. Think about how stupid and uninformed that post is, then multiply it by the millions of people who nod their heads and agree with its boneheadedness.
Those who are defending McChrystal are the same group of TeePeers who gnashed their teeth and wailed about how Mr. Obama was shredding the Constitution. The fact that General McChrystal violated the Constitution by undercutting and demeaning his Commander in Chief and the civilian control of the military in public seems not to bother their sensitive little minds or their concern over the preservation of our Constitution.
Count these people in with the Joe Bartons of the world who side with big oil against those who were damaged by BP, and now with the contemptuous general who mocked his Commander in Chief during a time of war.
That they don't see nor understand how serious a breach of the Uniform Code of Military Justice this was is again symptomatic of their blind, knee-jerk hatred toward Mr. Obama.
I believe Mr. Obama was decisive and correct in his actions today. I hope he and General Petraeus and everyone responsible for the continuation of the Afghan war do all that is necessary to meet the deadline Mr. Obama set for bringing the troops home.