Skip to comments.Obama snubs 9/11 families at Ground Zero today
Posted on 05/05/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT by Justaham
Today President Obama is traveling to Ground Zero to commemorate the killing of Osama Bin Laden. What is President Obama's purpose in going to Ground Zero if he could not be bothered to meet or invite all the 9/11 families who lost loved ones there? Many families are devastated and saddened about being left out and do not understand why that occurred. I was at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2009 and can emphatically state that not one family member is ever denied access to that sacred area. Numbers or space is not an excuse for turning away family members that have sacrificed and endured the loss of their loved ones this past ten years.
The Obama representative responded that "In consultation with the National 9/11 Memorial staff, we invited a group of 9/11 family members who we believe represents a cross section of family members from various 9/11 organizations. The President looks forward to spending time visiting with the families of those who were tragically killed on 9/11." Well, Mr. President, not all the families just the ones handpicked. At least the family members should be allowed to come to Ground Zero to be recognized, especially if the President is going to say a few words.
Those left out include the mom of a ten year old boy who was invited as well as the husband of an elderly couple that have gone to every 9/11 event together. The Obama representative was contacted by Americanthinker.com and he responded that if given the names he would correct the mistake. A few hours later the couple called me to inform me they were allowed to come.
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Let me guess: the “Jersey Girls” are among those representing a “cross section” of families, right ?
Bush was absolutely correct in turning down this impostor’s offer at NYC. This POS p-Resident wanted a photo op for the 2011 campaign.
To be fair, if there are too many people around him, it may block the site line between him and the cameras. He wants to make sure there is a clear shot of him patting himself on the back
This guy is a complete coward. What was the security like when President Bush stood with the first responders with a bull horn? Now look at the security today at ground zero when the great one appears. The guy is a complete embarrassment.
Some folks say that Obama knows exactly what he's doing. I contend that this last paragraph suggests the opposite - the Administration is so inept they make the gang that couldn't shoot straight look like Special Ops sharpshooters.
This guy is nuts! Over 3000 Americans died there and he goes on a “I got Osamapalloza tour?” at ground zero? What an a-hole!
Just watching the live news feeds from ground zero and it doesn’t look like many people are lining the streets or anything to greet the Usurper. Just a bunch of police. Me thinks Obama’s political ploy/campaign stop is going to be an epic fail! People were turned off by his MEMEMEME speech and his hypocrisy on releasing the pics.
I am sure SEIU is being bused in as we speak though...(eye roll).
Can someone post the picture of President Bush at Ground Zero? It’s one of my favorites of him.
Were the SEAL’s able to recover Bin Laden’s signed copy of Audacity Of Hope?
And still about half the country voices approval for this kneejerk prevaricator who lies when the truth would be more convenient.--Color me disgusted to the point of nausea.
Grandstanding. Nothing more.
I prayed all day yesterday that it would rain today to cause lower turnout.
Nope, the idiot gets a beautiful day to kickoff his 2012 campaign over our dead. dammit.
Why would they want to be there? It’s just a stop on the ‘I, Me, My Tour’. I’d rather have the flu.
In other words, Liberals and Obama supporters.
CAn’t have anyone there that might BOO the MEssiah during his great Taking-Credit-I-Don’t-Deserve moment for his adoring Mainstream Media worshippers, can we?
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