Skip to comments.Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course
Posted on 04/18/2010 5:59:59 PM PDT by autumnraine
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.
On a cool but sun-drenched Sunday, the president and three golfing companions went to Andrews Air Force Base to play 18 holes. It is the 32nd time Mr. Obama has played golf since taking office Jan. 20, 2009, according to CBS Radio's Mark Knoller.
After canceling the Poland trip on Saturday, the White House announced that Mr. Obama had no public schedule for Sunday. He was to have arrived in Krakow in the morning, attend the 2 p.m. funeral and leave for home by 5 p.m., arriving back at the White House after midnight.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, along with dozens of top Polish government officials were killed April 10 when their airplane went down in heavy fog after clipping a tree on approach to Smolensk, Russia.
Mr. Obama has not gone to the Polish Embassy in Washington since the accident, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. both have. There, they signed a condolence book.
Mr. Obama was not the only world leader to miss the funeral because of the expanding volcanic ash cloud. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also canceled.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, flew by plane from Moscow for the funeral.
Other foreign leaders used different modes of transportation to get there. Slovenian President Danilo Turk decided to drive the 500 miles to Krakow. Romanian President Traian Basescu traveled to northwestern Romania by helicopter and then continue by car through Hungary and Slovakia.
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They are a steadfast ally and true patriots for liberty.
It only makes sense that Obammie the Commie would flip the bird of the radical leftist at them.
Also, it just happens to be Sunday. The stinking Nazi Muslim might have taken an hour to go to church and pretended t pray for the Polish President, even if he couldn’t attend his funeral in Poland.
WHAT NO CHURCH AGAIN, is he still looking?
Is this the first president which has never attended church?
He should have at least gone to the Polish embassy but saying that Poland is only an ally so they need to be slapped which they have already been much like Czech, UK, Israel, Germany, France Columbia.
the man makes me sick but just as worse is how the MSM keeps covering for him like they did when he came on the scene back at the rat convention
This guy makes me want to throw up. Not even going to read the ignorant article. IS EVERYONE WAKING UP YET????
NAIL ON HEAD
no church no Polish embassy nope just golf AGAIN
Read somewhere that Bush played maybe 24 rounds of golf during 8 years while in office and O’Bozo has played 32 since he came in office ...Bush said he couldn’t see playing golf while our guys were dying in Iraq and Afghan.
Bush played golf and got hammered by the MSM and yet this idiot hasn’;t gone to church, no Polish embassy, NO NOTHING and the MSM gives him a pass.
they are not just bias no they are criminal in their duty to their job.
‘Won’t miss the family vacation in Ashville, though.
Bows to Muslims,Japanese,Dem Mayors and Chicoms
Disses Queen of England, English PM, Canadian PM and Polish President.
0 Hates America and everything that makes it special.
Hey, he cancelled thier missle defense system, what more can he do?
I despise the bastards more each day.
Zero can’t play golf. This is how you play golf:
Yeah, it was the MSM that gave us O’Bozo and keeps him propped up ... I just finished reading a book about Germany during Hitler and the parallels with Goebbels propaganda and the MSM today are eerily similar ....
In fact President Bush stopped playing Golf after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The classless socialist from Chicago is living like a King.
sadly very true.
this man cares nothing about our allies , our history or even the constitution.
It’;s all about him.
He could have least gone to church saying that he never goes to church anyway so why now for him even if one of our allies took a massive death to their country.
Change you can believe in. Suckkas.
Yep, you nailed it on the head. The guy didn’t even bother to make a symbolic gesture of sympathy. What a jerk.
I despise our MSM so much I could not even put it into words.
from that day at the rat convention they have been covering for him and playing him up.
Asheville? What about Asheville?
The world literally burn while nerO plays golf.
I have four words for him.
don’;t forget how the children were used for both of them and how they had their own emblems Hitler and the NAZIS used a swastika bozo and his worshippers use that stupid circle.
I remember when he read that speech at the rat convention and the MSM went wild and I said tot he wife that he has done nothing and who he is.
All he did was read a speech and they had him up for president back then
I'm not even sure about that. He could come. And if all the might and technology of the United States is not enough, he could buy a commercial ticket from Aeroflot:
"Aeroflot, however, is flying to the United States, Transportation Minister Levitin said at the government meeting Sunday. Because of the ash, Aeroflot has changed its traditional routes to North America, flying over the North Pole instead, he said."
And once in Moscow, he could ask Dmitry Medvedev for a permission to tag along. I'm sure there would be no objections worth of noting :-)
The guy should have held a special memorial at a chaple there in DC and requested the attendence of many of the congress. What a total embarrassment this guy is.
TØTUS must not be worried about the Polish-American voters of Chicago.
(I guess their votes are already “in the bag” — whatever His Ø-ness does or doesn’t do.)
Frankie say, Relax. Don’t do it.
I think they KNOW he’s a fool and a dangerous one, at that.
The Polish people should thank God he didn’t come. He would have just bowed to the Russians and thumbed his arrogant nose at them.
Oh wow. Trip got cancelled and extra time on his hands. Too bad Zero could not find the time to hold a press conference.
...yeah he could have...the arrogant jerk just didn't want to go.....the President of the United States can go anywhere he wants, any time he wants..
...in this case...
Zer0 didn't want to be bothered by attending a white, honkey po-lock's funeral....
...there are more important things to do..like play a round of golf.
...what a jerk we have for a president.....
....may God forgive the people who voted for Zero and did this to us.....
exactly. if he really cared he could have flown west and arrived from the other direction. Go over the Pacific to Asia and then to Poland from Japan or wherever. No need to encounter the cloud.
>> What about Asheville? <<
He’s going down to help with Heath Shuler’s re-election bid?
I have family over in Europe and they are saying that everyone says obama seems to not have a clue, that he is naive.
They told me that some media outlets over there are now saying that he is making the world a more dangerous place by ignoring the main threats unlike Bush
Course I don’t expect the obama cult to understand that
'Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course'
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The guy makes me want to throw up
The Poles shouldn’t feel bad—Zero has no time for the dead coal miners’ families either.
Ironic how he loves to play a rich white man’s game, though.
Muslim Marxist pig.
He can’t even take the time to pay respects at the Polish Embassy.
YEP...what YOU said! Hold a special memorial here.
The Poles have suffered and died for their freedom. Obama has no respect for anyone who loves freedom. Now if another tyrant had died, Obie would be the first one at the funeral.
This is not going to end well. Everyday is a new affront on America and on Americans. It’s a boiling pot and the commies keep turning up the fire.
thats what i was thinking. if my cousin could hop a train to Madrid and fly home, why cant the CIC somehow get them to maneuver Air Force 1 around the ash cloud.
It’s not going to end well for him.
Stupid title Washington Times.
Obama reminds me of Hitler. It took Hitler only 3 months to control the press. Obama hasn’t been able to control the press yet. I expect that, with today’s communication technology, Obama will never be able to control the press. The MSM looks soooooooo stupid kissing up to the Marxist muslim we have in the White House.
AT LEAST a symbolic diplomatic gesture at their embassy on the way to the golf course! What a shameless, self-centered loser-in-chief he is. Also, does this guy ever spend any time with his family...or his dog?
Not only should he, as President of the United States, have found the time to visit the Polish embassy and to attend a memorial Mass in some Polish-American community - he should, as a former Senator representing the millions-strong Polish community of Illinois, have reached out in a more special and personal way.
He seems to have lost any desire to project an image of a decent or even normal person.
It's obvious he doesn't care about this tragedy and that he doesn't care about the feelings of his former constituents.
What's amazing is that he doesn't even seem to care about how he himself is perceived.
This is not the behavior of a psychologically healthy individual.
There’s enough reason to dislike this president without this idiotic article and inflammatory headline. Sometimes people just need to give it a rest.