At least he didn’t go golfing this time.
President Obama, the man who’s shown no hesitation about pronouncing his opinion on local crimes as long as those opinions appeal to his base, went quiet Friday on word that a an atrocious crime had occurred that gripped the nation.
A recent convert to Islam who beheaded one co-worker and gravely wounded another before being shot to death merited nary a peep from the leader of the Free World. (Though you’d think beheading would count on the “war on women” scorecard.)
He went to a fundraiser instead.
Where the crime involves race – white Cambridge, Mass., police officers tussling with an irate black man who happens to be a friend of the president, say – Barack Obama has had no qualms since he took office about inserting himself into the matter.
Besides the “Beer Summit” affair with Henry Louis Gates, Obama did it with Trayvon Martin in Florida; he did it with the Michael Brown shooting in Missouri.
Even when no crimes occur, the commander in chief is ready at the drop of a hat to comfort “victims” like Sandra Fluke, or encourage homosexual athletes – the NBA’s Jason Collins or the NFL’s Michael Sam.
But not when a Muslim convert decides to turn an aborted workplace conversion effort into “workplace violence” – by cutting off someone’s head.
The president found something better to do Friday night than address the country, or even show a passing interest in its welfare. Schmoozing with rich libs to raise money for the Democratic Party has been his real job since 2012 anyway.
Twitter took notice, as always. Twitter notices everything.
Check out a sample here, with some help from Twitchy.com.
Ed Henry says White House has no comment on Oklahoma beheading. But Sandra Fluke? Yes. Gay football player? Yes. Beer Summit? Yes.
— KRenner (@KRenner2) September 27, 2014
— Valarie Vivino (@ValVivino) September 27, 2014
— Katy (@Katy1927) September 27, 2014
And let’s not forget another critical point.
— Leona Beady (@EmguzE) September 27, 2014
— Sandstorm (@Sandstorm1776) September 26, 2014
There might be an easy explanation though.
“@RobProvince: Obama had a statement on Travon, brown, gay players but nothing on a terrorist beheading.” He hasn’t watched the news yet
— Selena Maruska (@Selena_Maruska) September 27, 2014
So we an expect something after the Ryder Cup wraps up on Sunday?
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