Obama Skipping Out On Scalia? *Open Thread*

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I am still recovering from the effects of my procedure yesterday, so this will be brief. But after hearing this news, I just have to mention this.

And that would be President Obama’s decision to skip out on Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral on Saturday. I am NOT kidding. The President of the United Statesof America is skipping out on the funeral of a Supreme Court Justice who sat on the bench for decades. DECADES!!

Oh, sure, he says he is sending VP Biden instead, but for something of this magnitude, it should not be an either/or proposition. It should be BOTH. From the Daily Mail (via the Daily Caller):

[…]

The president and first lady will instead pay their respects on Friday while Scalia lays in repose at the high court.

‘I can tell you that Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will attend Justice Scalia’s funeral at the Basilica on Saturday,’ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.

It was not immediately clear why the president won’t go to the formal funeral.

‘I don’t have a sense of what the president’s plans are for Saturday,’ Earnest said after a reporter suggested it would be bad form for him to go golfing, a favorite weekend activity of Obama’s. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Are you kidding me with this?? Josh Earnest cannot say if the President will be out GOLFING instead?? Frankly, I don’t give a damn WHAT is on his schedule. Schedules change all the time as current events and issues arise. The death of a long-serving Supreme Court Justice most certainly qualifies for a change in plans.

Honestly, it was bad enough that Obama appeared like this when he made his first remarks about Justice Scalia. From the Conservative Tribune:

[…]

When Obama finally did get around to addressing the nation. he looked about as un-presidential as he ever has. Normally, presidents are expected to be dressed formally with a suit and tie when addressing the nation.

Obama apparently didn’t feel that Scalia deserved this level of respect and gave his statement without a tie on, looking like someone who had been too busy to take the time to look presentable.

This isn’t the first time Obama has done this either. When James Foley was beheaded by Islamic State militants, Obama again had to interrupt his oh-so-important game of golf to give a news conference with no tie on.

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[…] (Click here to read the rest.)

So, so classless, lacking in decorum, and just decent manners, this man. WOW.

I think Greta  Van Susteren sums it all up perfectly in her comments below:

I, too, would love to know just what in the hell the President of the United States thinks is more important than attending Justice Scalia’s funeral. Can’t wait to hear what BS excuse his spokesweasel offers next…

What do you think? Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your minds, like my governor, Nikki Haley, endorsing Rubio, or comments from the Townhall on CNN last night (not Trump’s petulant insistence on having his OWN at the same time even though he is going to be on CNN tonight). Whatever is hitting you today, let’s hear it!

This is an Open Thread.

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23 Responses to “Obama Skipping Out On Scalia? *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    According to what I read Obama will be visiting Cuba on Saturday. Isn’t that disgusting?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I knew he was planning on going to Cuba. Marco Rubio talked abt that last night and how unbelievably disturbing that is. I cannot BELIEVE that is the reason he is skipping out. Hey, he has his own damn plane – he can fly down AFTER the funeral if he must go rub elbows with a longtime Communist dictator. GRRRRR.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Seems Obama isn’t going to Cuba until next month. And he may not even meet with Castro. Even some Democrats are going ballistic over this trip, as well they should…

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Obama’s Shameful Refusal to Attend Scalia’s Funeral

    President Obama’s decision not to attend Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral is shameful. It mirrors his decision to skip the state funeral for Margaret Thatcher in 2013.

    On these somber, formal occasions, the president is called upon to represent our country as the head of state. He is not representing his party, his political agenda, or himself personally. He is representing our country—or at least he should be. On Saturday, it is his duty to mourn a man who sat on the Supreme Court for decades. He is shirking that duty.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/02/18/obamas_shameful_refusal_to_attend_scalias_funeral_129702.html

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Here’s Branco being brilliant again:

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Hillary: America Not Ready for Female POTUS; America: Eh-Just Not You

    Just spit-balling here, but maybe the American people are completely ready for a female president and just haven’t found one they want to vote for yet. That’s the kind of gray area that Democrats never really operate in.

    Instead of sighing and whining, she might have pointed out the the interviewer that six (three from each party!) women currently serve as governors in the United States, which made the question about the mayor’s race rather silly. The reason she didn’t is because she only has the gender card to play and has to do so whenever a complicit interviewer gives her the chance.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/02/17/hillary-america-not-ready-for-female-potus-america-eh-just-not-you/?singlepage=true

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, good one, Marge! Thanks for the article.

      And yeah, we just aren’t that into you, Hillary. If she was, say, Nikki Haley or Suzanna Martinez or someone like that, maybe so!

      Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    And please excuse my rudeness in not expressing the hope that the effects of your procedure are soon better and you are feeling like a foal in the spring sun.

    Sometimes when I intend to do something I think I have all ready done it. In this case,, I hadn’t.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      LOL, thanks, Marge. And believe you me, I know exactly what you mean!

      My filly days are behind me now, but yeah, I would definitely take a bit less pain! I should know in another day to two if it helped. They said if it hasn’t helped in ten days, I have to schedule another one for four days after that. Oh, yippee! Another good reason to hope it works this time! 🙂

      Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    These kinds of attacks on my Governor are APPALLING: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/431503/notice-shes-not-one-us-attacks-haley

    I have ZERO respect for Ann Coulter.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Coulter is a nasty piece of work. If you dare to disagree with her she’s vicious. I don’t agree with Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Rubio. That doesn’t’ mean I have lost as respect for her. Just some.

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    But of course Sanders’ staffers were caught committing voter fraud in NH: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/18/sanders-campaign-staffers-admit-using-false-address-to-vote-video/

  9. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I am stunned to see what the new Canadian PM is doing: http://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-canadian-pm-ignores-question-on-funding-palestinian-terror/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I’m not surprised. He’s been billed as the Canadian Obama. Looks like he’s living up to that billing. Shows Canadians are as stupid as Americans who vote for glitter and get just that.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Yes, indeed, Marge – that was exactly what I thought. He is just like Obama – they were right.

        We met some nice Canadians at the Continental Curling Cup who wanted to discuss politics with us. They were delighted we knew they had an election, and who won. They did not vote for him, and said it was a lot of name recognition that got him the job. Wonder how those voters feel NOW?!

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