Thanks to Leftist activists and anti-Semites (is that redundant?), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to beat President Obama to the snub this week and cancel a White House appearance in order to address an armed conflict. Apparently, Netanyahu is more concerned about Palestinian terrorist sympathizers in the West Bank than he is about Palestinian terrorist sympathizers in Washington.
The good news is that this should free up some time for Obama to meet with Arizona governor Jan Brewer to discuss strategy on dealing with a potential Democrat voting bloc: illegal aliens. The Obama White House, while wringing it’s hands over the possibility that people might use the Arizona law to question why the feds aren’t enforcing theirs, couldn’t put aside an hour of time to meet with Brewer to discuss this controversy.
Apparently, everyone in the administration is too busy scrambling to read the ten page law that they already condemned.
With Obama touting his busy schedule, perhaps the country’s best investigative journalists (AKA James O’Keefe disguised as a caddy) can report on just how many golf games Obama squeezes in this week.
Obama was even too busy to attend the ceremony at Arlington National, instead opting to send his stand-up stand-in, Joe ‘Leave ‘em Laughing’ Biden, to place the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
I understand that it’s not mandatory for a president to attend this sacred rite but let’s put it in perspective. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush didn’t attend these events religiously (Bush reportedly didn’t attend any in his four year term).
The difference of course is that the military loved and respected these leaders. Reagan aimed to shave the military of its Vietnam-five-o’clock-shadow and Bush was a war hero who led a brilliant military campaign against Saddam Hussein.
Flash forward and today we have a Leftist president with a history of being on the wrong side of America’s foreign policy, including his own. Obama has done little to instill confidence and devotion to the nation’s defenders. The Fort Hood massacre saw a detached and canned response from it’s Commander-in-Chief. The Iraq War has been over since Obama was declared the president-elect in November 2008. The Afghanistan War displayed the Obama Revolving Door policy of winning a war where soldiers are sent on a round trip vacation with no goals but the promise of getting shot at.
Incidentally, Obama’s favorite soldiers are robots that drop bombs from overhead. The president is scheduled to place a wreath at the Chicago Sci-Fi convention later today.
Whoever is running Obama’s PR machine should be tried for treason. No one could accidentally make the president look this obtuse when it comes to our soldiers. But I’ll give credit where credit is due – Vice President Biden was able to walk on stage, place his hand on his heart, stand….and walk off stage without embarrassing himself or those around him. Good job, Joe!
Joe Biden really stepped up to the plate here after it became clear that the president would not and after Joe Sestak apparently turned down the offer to conduct the ceremony himself in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania senate race.
God bless those who serve, those who have served and those who are never coming home.