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Obama Skipped Memorial For Fundraiser

We almost missed this tidbit from, of all places, CNN’s Political Ticker:

Attendees leave a memorial service honoring the eleven men who died in the offshore rig explosion that triggered the Gulf oil spill, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in Jackson, Miss.

President attended fundraiser during Gulf memorial service

By Abby Livingston

June 11th, 2010

(CNN) – According his official schedule, President Obama did not attend the May 25 memorial service in Jackson, Mississippi for the workers who died in the Deepwater Horizon explosion because he was en route to a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California, in San Francisco.

At Thursday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked why Obama did not attend the service. The president’s spokesman answered, "I’d have to look at the schedule. I don’t know the answer."

CNN examined the president’s schedule for that day, and according to it, the president left the White House at 2:55 p.m. EST en route to Andrews Air Force Base for the cross-country flight to the San Francisco fundraiser.

A Jackson source in possession of the memorial service program told CNN that the service began at 2:00 pm EST and lasted "more than an hour and a half" – putting the president in transit to the fundraiser during the second half of the memorial service.

Be fair. Mr. Obama has his priorities.

And there is nothing more important to him than holding on to power.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, June 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Obama Skipped Memorial For Fundraiser”

  1. proreason says:

    11 red state deaths.


  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    In order for him to appear at a memorial service, he would have to “feel” something. Since this is an impossibility, it’s just as well he didn’t go.

    He is as disconnected as they come. Most likely due to trauma in his youth.

    • canary says:

      Rusty, if he experienced trauma he’d have been sure and told us.

    • ptat says:

      Not one, but TWO fathers abandoned him, and his mother to boot. Not to mention possible sexual abuse as a child (good friend Frank Marshall, the communist pedophile). He is definitely a “major headcase”!

    • JohnMG says:

      …..”Not one, but TWO fathers abandoned him, and his mother to boot……”

      Considering the kind of person he is and the way he behaves, can you really blame them? I’ll bet just about everybody on this site would like to abandon him.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      In a mine field, JMG!

  3. Chinnubie says:

    It just goes to show, anyone willing to understand, that this President could care less about some corporations screw-up that happened to kill 11, probably non-union workers, American citizens. Barry’s actions speak louder than his so-called majestic words.

  4. Right of the People says:

    What a vile, despicable pile of garbage he is.

  5. mr_bill says:

    The only dead people nero cares about are the ones that vote democrat.

    • confucius says:

      Ha! Obama also cares about pets, felons and illegals voting Democrat!

    • mr_bill says:

      I’m sure there were a lot of pets, felons, illegals and dead people that attended the fundraiser and I bet every single one of them donated the maximum.

  6. canary says:

    Obama has deep bitterness against oil, because the white man came to Indonesia and made Indonesia wealthy & modern.

  7. Tater Salad says:

    …………………..and He still has not made any attempt to visit Tennessee, another red state. Pathetic! Just as well though because it would be for a photo shoot anyhow!

  8. BigOil says:

    I wonder why Barry doesn’t kill two birds with one stone and hold his fundraisers on the golf course. He would free up more time for ass kicking.

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