What is wrong with this President that he cannot think that the following would be bad form and a show of complete disrespect?
President Obama’s trip was canceled to Poland to attend the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria due to the plumes of smoke and ash from an Icelandic volcano that has wreaked havoc for air travel. The volcanic eruption and subsequent air travel issues caused many world leaders to miss the funeral, which is understandable.
However, how many of these leaders took that free time to pay their respects to the deceased Polish President by playing golf? We know that Barack Obama did. Is this how a President of the United States shows his condolences to a US ally?
A massive volcanic plume covering most of Europe forced President Obama to cancel a Sunday trip to Poland to attend the funeral of the nation’s president. But the last-minute change left an opening in his schedule, so the president headed to the links for a round of golf instead.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, along with dozens of top Polish government officials were killed April 10 when their airplane went down in heavy fog after clipping a tree on approach to Smolensk, Russia.
Mr. Obama has not gone to the Polish Embassy in Washington since the accident, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. both have. There, they signed a condolence book.
Let’s hope the Presidents round of golf played better than the news of Obama’s decision to play golf did in Poland. Nope. The news did not play well there at all.
This past weekend was supposed to be a busy one for Obama, including an overnight Saturday flight to the president’s funeral in Poland. However, the American begged off that trip, citing volcanic ash over Europe. Coincidentally, that decision enabled the U.S. president to get in a round of golf with friends in Maryland on Sunday afternoon, the 32d round of his 15-month presidency. That recreational activity didn’t play too well in Poland.
There is some thing inherently wrong with one’s character when they do things like heading off to the golf course for a round of golf when they were supposed to have been at a foreign head of state funeral. This is how he replaced the free time of showing respect to a deceased friend of the United States? Then again when a President mocks his own citizens for their political dissent, what else could we ever expect?
Powerline reminds us of when Democrats used to criticize former President GWB for playing golf during the Iraq war. Some thing that Bush finally stopped doing altogether out of respect. On the very day that the Polish President is laid to rest, Obama goes golfing … How is that hope and change working out for you America?
Interestingly enough, where is the MSM reporting this story? No double standard here now is there. Obviously Obama would have wanted to attend the funeral, but to play golf when the trip was canceled … no class.
It’s all about character, or the lack thereof.