Skip to comments.POLAND PAPER: 'Obama goes golfing instead of attending Kaczynskis' funeral'...
Posted on 04/18/2010 5:52:02 PM PDT by kcvl
US President Barack Obama will not be able to attend Sunday's funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski because of the air traffic over Volcanic Ash ...
I dont want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf, Bush said in an interview with Politico and Yahoo News on May 13, 2008. I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.
Obama plays 32nd round of golf during presidency; Bush played 24 over span of 8 years...
I believe the News Paper Headline is Correcto Mundo, and the volcano story is just a cover!
We have a truly destructive (dare I say Evil) man in the WH IMHO!
Who did the US send?
U.S. Ambassador to Poland Lee Feinstein, as President Obama’s representative, attended the State Funeral
no church no embassy just golf and the MSM will cover for him AGAIN
Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course -
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
Far be it from me to defend 0bama, but, it would be a pity to lose Air Force 1 and its crew to volcanic ash.
No class, at all.
Obama is about as much a statesman as a whore at Playboy.
Wouldnt it have shown a little bit of class if he had gone to Chicago and attended a memorial mass for the Polish victims at one of the Polish Catholic churches there?
That says it all. He can't take the time to pay his respects, but he can play golf.
Muslim Marxist pig.
He didn’t go.
Did he issue a formal statement, the day of the funeral?
Did he offer any prayers for the people of Poland today, their day of official mourning?
Did he send condolences or sign the condolence book at the Polish Embassy?
Another Double Bogey for our Hacker in Chief.
Maybe nobody offered him a prayer rug.
After all, even Mr. “Cancel the Missile Defense Shield over Poland” would never do anything like that.
Yes, we once had a genuine Commander-In-Chief in the White House . . . How I miss him!
“Mr. Obama has not gone to the Polish Embassy in Washington since the accident..”
...but if it had been a Muslim head of state who was killed, he would have moved heaven and earth to get to the funeral and would have declared a national day of mourning in the US!! Any leader, of any kind, would have at least made a cursory attempt to show respect to the leader of a close ally. This guy is a no class, spoiled, narcissistic little boy who thinks everything revolves around only him. Boy is he in for a rude awakening some day soon!!!
Meanwhile, I sent a note of condolence to the Embassy, never thinking I’d get a reply, but I did.
This boob has ZERO class.
He’s beyond shameful.
You’re right, and that day of his reckoning can’t come soon enough.
God bless you.
I am certain they were sincerely appreciative.
pity for the plane and crew perhaps
Some would say the noblest sacrifice for the country.
Nobody's saying he should fly to Poland. But wouldn't it be nice if he instead spent the afternoon visiting the Polish embassy to express the condolences of the American people, rather than taking the day off and hitting the golf course?
No, that would be too "Bushlike." Too... Presidential.
What a waste of American votes.
He couldn’t be bothered with going to the Polish embassy or to a church, did he at least call for a moment of silence after the front nine?
To me, that’s not the point ‘ to lose AF 1. I think it’s a HUGE insult to the memory of the souls that went into the earth burning - to play golf. I can understand why he didn’t go. But to play golf when the world is morning 90 some odd people. Obama has no taste, no finesse
There fixed the headline!
I can’t say on this post what I would like to say about him. I’ve read he has no friends among his peers worldwide - even Chavez and Castro make fun of him. I guess we have to consider from whence he came.... possibly a thatched roof hut in Kenyan and I think they eat with their hands there. It takes a long time to develop saviore faire - if you’re trainable. To learn all the niceities of the civilized world is probably more difficult than I had ever imagined. He probably insists on eating off melmac when no one is around and tosses his cigarette butts across the west lawn.
Considering the respect paid to Ronald Reagan by Lech Walesa, Obama should have shown the same respect for Poland's loss. That picture is so symbolic..It still brings tears to my eyes.
He should have done the appropriate thing: visit the Embassy instead of playing golf.
No class low-life POS.
He keeps letting us know exactly who he is, doesn’t he?
No class low-life POS.
Nothing has changed except his address.
I know. We all have to take caution in what we say. I am going to ping you to a post I requested that I think reasonably explains why I feel certain he’s Muslim.
Absolutely, no question about it.
we should all send this picture to the white house site
The only thing that could have been worse is for Obama to attend the funeral and talk about his favorite topic - Barack Obama.
Obama plays more golf than Bush where’s the outrage?
Media Cheer Obama’s Golf Outings; Criticized Republicans’ Trips to Course
How Good is Barack Obama at Golf? - TIME
While Poland mourned, Obama golfed
President Barack Obama has projected a solemn demeanor over the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 95 others, but his actions in the immediate hours after the news broke paint a less reverent picture.
A quick glance at pool reports filed Saturday show that not long after Obama placed a phone call extending his condolences to Polish Prime Minister Tusk, the president traveled to Fort Belvoir in Virginia to play golf with a handful of White House staffers.
On a political level, this was nothing short of stupid. The outing occurred amid mounting criticism from conservatives that President Obama has been neglecting U.S. allies, charges exemplified by the icy relations between the U.S. and Israel in recent months and a tough-love approach to Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Poland, obviously, has long been considered a key U.S. ally and maintains 2,000 troops in Afghanistan.
Additionally, Obama should have realized that golf and somber presidential moments can be a toxic mix.
Obamas predecessor George W. Bush, whose golf outings Obama surpassed in October, was criticized for his love of the sport. A video of Bush on the fairway jumping from discussing the war on terror to inviting reporters to check out his drive was widely derided.
I did too and also got a thank-you and a statement about signing the condolace book at the embassy and when it was open. I am so ashamed of our idiot in the WH. There had to be a way to fly in from the south and go the rest of the way by train.Would’ve taken longer but out of respect at least Biden could’ve went.Obama could’ve stayed off the golf course too for the afternoon,what a low rent one he is!
i do not believe that he could not have flown somewhere over there and then taken a car or whatever.. If the ambassador can go, why can’t he?
Lighten up people, Obama suffers from CAD, and there likely is no cure. Compulsive A**hole Disorder is a horrific disease for both the diseased and anyone that gets near them.
A massive volcanic plume covering most of Europe forced President Obama to cancel a Sunday trip to Poland to attend the funeral of the nations 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”
Yep I get it! Kid is scheduled to go to events he really doesn't want to go to, it gets canceled, so he goes out and plays, since he has no other publicly visible obligations! Any child psychologist would tell you this is normal behavior!