Red Alert Politics:
In a crowd of more than one million, you would think that one man’s absence wouldn’t be felt. But when that person is the President of the United States and the event is the Paris Unity March, the snub might have overshadowed the positive news coming out of the event.
Obama’s absence was still trending on Twitter a day later and brutal headlines about it led in papers across the country. Op-eds from media figures and 2016 hopefuls popped up and all came to one conclusion — He should have been there.
The New York Daily News and the New York Post didn’t hold anything back on their front pages.
Twitter started up the hashtag, #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally, and the results were hilarious.
1. golf. 2. golf. 3. golf. 4. golf and 5. NFL playoffs. #ReasonsObamaMissedFranceRally
— ol' Ultra MAGA Bill Deal (@chrismcm66) January 12, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Texas) wrote an op-ed for Time on Obama’a absence, calling it “symbolic of the lack of American leadership on the world stage.” He said that the U.S. should have stood with the other nations.
“This is where we can find our strength—by coordinating closely with our allies who are fighting this common threat. We can reject attempts to draw a moral equivalence between our friends and those who support or condone the terrorists. Instead, we should condemn and shun state sponsors of terrorism. We should encourage Muslim nations like Egypt and Saudi Arabia to join us and aspire to freedom in their own societies.And, we should make it clear to the radical Islamic terrorists that the United States is not going to simply “move on” from Paris in the hopes that they will leave us alone, but rather that we are going to call them out by name as we stand strong and lead the fight against them,” Cruz wrote.
Maybe it’s just a new version of “leading from behind”.
We’ll call it “Leading from WAY behind”
For Obama’s White House, this is an aberration, admitting any mistake.
Obama had NOTHING on his calender for the day of the March, the day BEFORE the march and the day AFTER the march.
All he was doing was watching the NFL playoffs.
(Hey! Me too!)
As far as he was concerned he had his priorities in order.
Fact is Obama didn’t march for dead black men who resisted arrests.
He hasn’t had the backs of unions or even liberal professors who are suddenly seeing the major flaws in ObamaCare, so why should he care about a few Jews dying or a political cartoonist or four?
When you see how readily Obama throws his own under the bus, this should not be a surprise.
What is Obama’s priority?
Investigating how his own daughter, Malia, got her photo in a filthy rappers’ logo T-shirt put online.