Skip to comments.'It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention..
Posted on 07/17/2014 7:37:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
'It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy': Obama goes AWOL again with just 40-second mention of Malaysian plane crash feared to have killed Americans before his jokey 16-minute transport speech
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 passengers on board President Obama said his national security team is working on identifying the U.S. citizens and then launched into jokes and 16 minutes of prepared remarks Twitter erupted with digital eye-rolls at Obama's curt mention of the 'tragedy' that the Ukrainian government quickly called a 'criminal case' House Speaker John Boehner offered a solemn statement, saying 'many innocents were killed today. It is horrifying.' By DAVID MARTOSKO
17 July 2014
President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often jokey 16-minute speech about the need to expand Americas transportation infrastructure.
There are no confirmed American dead, an earlier Reuters report claimed that it was feared that as many as 23 U.S. citizens had perished. Obama declared in Wilmington, Delaware that 'it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy,' but not before enthusiastically declaring that 'it is wonderful to be back in Delaware.'
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Obama’s mideast is a terrible tragedy.
“Terrible tragedy’’. Is there any other kind?
Hope changey catchey monkey.
This man is a disgrace
Just imagine the flak George W Bush would have taken if he had been so callous at the death of Americans.... Just imagine.
Do you expect him to come back from his vacation for every little thing?
The human race.
His border is a tragedy. . .we seem to have forgotten that today.
he and michelle are ..as we speak...playing... catch the Bad Guy!!
Obama’s the real tragedy in the world today. We need to call in some adults and take the keys away from him but then he’d probably nuke the country.
Obama is such an idiot. I can’t believe that people actually believe he’s smart. He’s as dumb as a box of rocks.
What an embarrassment to this country.
Prayers for the families of all who died in that crash.
i happened to watch his speech today. I was stunned by his choice of words, but not surprised.
Somebody must have left him out of his cage without his telepromptor.
“President Barack 0bama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday...”
...as well as Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday...each and every week for the past 6 YEARS!
844 days to go! Will America survive?
I have a feeling that release of his college records would reveal a man who played the race card all through undergrad and law school. I can’t believe he make it though any other way.
Foolish and inane statements from the feckless fool on the hill. No one should be surprised. Fools are expert at doing what they do best—being fools.
While the cause of the crash has been debated, I haven’t seen anybody rule out a loose Obama drone having interfered with the flight path of MH17.
Only reason I bring this up is that the ‘live’ videos didn’t show a rocket/missile contrail, and an in flight explosion probably would have caused more damage and ownership of the event, and a diving crash would have vaporized the craft.
On Thursday morning, President Obama is off to a party fundraiser in New York. Next week, hes flying to the west coast for another fundraiser with the Hollywood glitterati. When Obama was in Denver last week, he attended no less than four cash-gathering events in the space of 24 hours.
In his first term, Obama attended more fundraising events than any other president in recent history. According to author Brendan J. Doherty, from 2008 to 2012 Obama went to 321 events, compared to just 80 for Ronald Reagan. And, as the chart below shows, hes done 72 events in his second term 34 this year alone. So far, hes ahead of the pace of George W. Bush, who had been to 30 events at this point in 2006. In his two presidential terms combined, Bush hosted 318 fundraisers. Obama has already smashed that number with 393 events to date.
(Clintoon is still the fundraiser king.)
Assinine quote. How could a commericial plane crash NOT be a terrible tragedy?
Where are his mom jeans? :)
His “jokey speech” was already written and the TOTUS didn’t have another one in its memory.
He did this once before, too, about 3 years ago.
There was a huge tragedy that he had to address —it was a very somber occasion— but he led off with a jubilant “shout out” to some ethnic person in the audience.
Anyone remember what that was..? It was on TV, but I can’t quite place it, just now.
I think it might have been Benghazi that had just happened ?
Unless it’s all about him, or it is something he can claim credit for, he just isn’t interested.
Seriously, I think if or when he has sex Michelle or Reggie has to be on top so he can f**k up at home, too.......
Probably just the sleep meds kicking in...
The Fort Hood shooting had just gone off, with 13 or so killed.
Obama did a happy shout-out to ..
“”But as some of you might have heard there has been a tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.”
The president’s words on the deadly rampage came two minutes after he gave a “shout out” to an audience member and stressed the need to pass health care reform.
“I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Its good to see you,” he said.
He was concerned there may have been some large Russian Democrat donors on board.
Pray America wakes up
Obama did need another distraction away from his latest scandal again didn’t he?
What a joke, a sad cruel joke .. on us all.
Hey where do you get off insulting rocks like that, what did they ever do to you! mr. mulato is not an idiot, that would be too simple, I think he is a sociopath and cares for nothing but his own gratification.
1. Jokey speech after MH17 shoot-down
2. Peppy shout-out to Dr. Medicine Crow after the Ft. Hood Shooting
HE’S A LITTLE BIT PSYCHOTIC ?
It was the Fort Hood homegrown jihadist shooting.
New tagline in (dis)honor of this event.
The jokes weren’t well connected to the occasion. The one about how bad-looking is Biden could have been something like, “They say Joe Biden isn’t the best looking person to ever come out of the state of Delaware. Well, I’d bet he’s better looking right now than those 295 passengers and crew members.”
The one about how illegible is Jack Lew’s signature, instead of saying it looks like a caterpillar crawling along the bottom of the dollar, Obama could have said “it looks like the wreckage of a Boeing 777 strewn across the Ukrainian countryside.”
I'd rather guess that that is exactly what was on TOTUS. He only reads what his handlers want him to read , and those folks see nothing wrong with this at all.
It's all about the next election. Nothing else.
IIRC, after the jihadist shooting/murders at Ft. Hood, the Caliph (”Obama”, or whatever his name is) responded by giving a shout-out to some Indianian or something before mentioning the attack.
Airplane "crashes" are "tragedies".
Airplane shoot downs are beyond that, they are murder.
I miss having a real grown up as our president.
his entire presidency is a terrible tragedy
He issued a "stern" message to the Russkies and Ukrainians to not disturb the crash site. The Russkies and Ukrainians are probably quaking in fear...OR...they just can't stop laughing. What a douche bag.
The United States of America is at war and the president is on the wrong side.
If anyone offered the idea that after 9/11 America would elect Barack HUSSEIN Obama, a one term Senator with the experience of a community organizer and Rev. Jeremiah “God Damn America” as his spiritual adviser would be declared certifiably insane and rushed to an asylum. Unfortunately, we have a majority of such lunatics, most of whom are single white women. Folks, its not Obama, its his adoring supporters who are responsible for this catastrophe. Do we blame the baboon or its handlers?