In a gesture of regal magnanimity to the proletarian classes, President Barack Obama revealed a change to his travel schedule on Friday. The president had planned to stay in New York City overnight after attending a Democratic fundraiser in Rhode Island, but events – and political concerns –changed his thinking. But not everyone is taking the president’s gesture at face value.
During the White House press briefing on Friday, Fox News White House Correspondent Ed Henry grilled Press Sec. Josh Earnest on whether it was prudent for the president to golf and fundraise for his party while terrorist acts are being committed against the United States – acts for which Obama has admitted his administration has no comprehensive response.[youtube]http://youtu.be/VF-RIhyB2bw[/youtube]
“I wonder what you think about the optics of the president, from that podium yesterday, does not have a strategy to deal with ISIS in serious military, and then next day, without that strategy, goes out and raises campaign money?” Henry asked Earnest.
Earnest’s response was underwhelming. The president did attempt to craft a strategy to address the ISIS threat. At least one report indicates that it was Obama who was one of the few dissenters, while many members of his administration recommended taking the fight to the Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold.
Henry noted that this latest flight from responsibility is similar to how the president reacted to the beheading of American journalist James Foley (Obama addressed the matter and then took to the golf course “within minutes,” as Henry noted).
“Is he detached? Does he feel like the critics coming after him, it just doesn’t matter anymore?” Henry asked. “Why is he still raising campaign money, playing golf, when he’s acknowledging he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with this?”
Because Obama is an empty suit.
Clueless! A pasty suit, pasty face, looks like he hasn’t had a vacay in MONTHS! Is totally out of his depth, floundering, letting Valerie Jarret run the Presidency!! Has to cover for her, so she can take care of her peeps in Iran!
Obama is supposed to represent all of the people of the US, not just Democrats. I think we saw the results of the last time Democrats only represented Democrats. (April 9, 1865, at the house of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Courthouse)
No doubt republicans are refraining from their efforts to raise campaign money in order to focus entirely on the nation’s domestic and international problems.
This, is Obama’s ‘strategy’ to deal with the ISIS crisis.
If this is not crystal clear, then we are all screwed.
It is always about the ‘next election’. Not the mundane like the security of our Nation. smh
Ed Henry – A brave soul.
Funny thing, Obama said he was going to go before Congress regarding his ‘strategy’ that is, when he ever gets one.
Huge question why would Obama who has made it known his disgust for the congress, how he wants to continually ‘by pass’ the Congress, and our ‘intrusive Constitution’, to push his harmful agenda’s and policies with a phone and a pen…. all of a sudden want to bring his ‘strategy’ if he ever gets one, before the Congress ???
What is up with THAT??? Why? Obama is a Ass hat liar.
Note: Obama circumvented the Congress to enact his Climate Change Agenda with the UN.
Have you seen the Democrats’ most recent fundraising letters?
They are pathetically desperate sounding.
Sounds like their cartoon-lady ”Julia” got too old but realized she needed a mate.
@Nanny G: Just sounds like the same old demo-commie-cRAT woe is me whining over falsely claimed and exaggerated mistreatment that they all suffer from under the evil Capitalist/Bankster system – meanwhile with their grubby paws behind their backs holding the coffers being continuously refilled by the capitalist (SOCIALIST?COMMUNIST -now) rip-off system (WallStreet, Hollyweird, all the limosine liberals and Mercedes Marxists) They have done a real good job of ringing us out and are now bringing in the moslem shock troops to start the mopping up operations. Enjoy the ride, folks!