Profiles in Leadership … President Obama Skipped Mississippi Gulf Memorial Service to Attend Fundraiser for Barbara Boxer
Barack Hussein Obama, the (fill in the blank) ________ in Chief looks like he might need to kick his own “ASS”.
Talk about a lack of leadership and an I do not care attitude. Normally we refer to these Obama moments as “lost in smallness;” however, in this case he is not lost … he is AWOL!
Miss a fund raiser for a memorial service, are you crazy …next thing Americans will expect me to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary on Memorial Day.
More Barack Obama ”Change” you can believe in. We have been told that Obama’s on it and Obama thinks about the BP Gulf oil spill morning, noon and night. Barack Hussein Obama has had his people on the pol spill crisis since day one and Obama is in charge. The real question appears to be not if his daughters have asked him if he has plugged the hole daddy, but rather what fund raiser he has gone to, instead.
Who knew when Obama said he was on it that he was referring to attending a fund raiser for embattled California Democrat US Senator Barbara Boxer. That is correct, according the official President “I care about the people affected by the Gulf BP oil spill” schedule, President Obama did not attend the May 25 memorial service in Jackson, MS for the workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Instead Barack Hussein Obama had much important things to do. Barack Obama went to a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, in San Francisco, CA instead.
At Thursday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked why Obama did not attend the service. The president’s spokesman answered, “I’d have to look at the schedule. I don’t know the answer.”
CNN examined the president’s schedule for that day, and according to it, the president left the White House at 2:55 p.m. EST en route to Andrews Air Force Base for the cross-country flight to the San Francisco fundraiser.
A Jackson source in possession of the memorial service program told CNN that the service began at 2:00 pm EST and lasted “more than an hour and a half” – putting the president in transit to the fundraiser during the second half of the memorial service
Glad to see the President has his priorities straight, after all … memorial service, fund raiser, memorial service, fund raiser … What is a President to do? For all the President’s political postering regarding his reaction and leadership with the BP oil spill disaster, is it any wonder why Americans are giving Obama an “F“?
James Carville is 100% correct, “… administration’s response to the spill has been “lackadaisical” and that Obama was “naive” …” The LEFT & RIGHT have been equally fed up with Obama’s handling of the BP oil spill crisis namely because he has shown no leadership. How can any President claim they care when they cannot even be bothered to go to a Memorial service for individuals who died during the initial Deepwater Horizon explosion? MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was correctas well, this is Obama’s Iranian hostage crisis not Hurricane Katrina … ”
“This is more important than a Presidency. This President has not acted that way. He has not acted like this is more important than some thing else like a fund raiser in California or an interview about basketball with Marv Albert. He doesn’t seem to be taking ownership. Presidents must seize control when some thing like this happens. I think this is more like the Iranian hostage crisis that brought down Jimmy Carter than Katrina … This is big time and he has not acted like it’s big time.”
After all Obama’s attempts at pretending he is a leader and has been on the oil pill crisis since the outset, Weasil Zippers says it best in the title of their post. This President either just does not get it or just does not care. Politics before “WE THE PEOPLE” … how is that “Hopey, Changey” stuff working out for you America?