Obama Roasted for Blowing Off Paris March to Stay Home and Watch Football

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 at 7:50 am

At what point do these Obama supporters realize he just doesn’t care?

More than 40 heads of state came together in Paris to denounce a wave of terrorism that defiled the City of Light last week — yet there was one glaring exception: The U.S. sent only a low-level official.

French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and dozens of other world leaders all took part in the powerful denunciation of last week’s terror attacks that left 17 innocents dead.

Even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas set aside their differences to march together on Boulevard Voltaire.

But the nation that stands as the symbolic face of the war on terror was nowhere in sight.

Neither President Obama nor Vice President Biden showed up — and in fact, America’s only representative was its relatively unknown and low-profile ambassador to France.

Obama and Biden had empty public schedules Sunday, but the White House declined to comment on why they didn’t go.

The natural choice — Secretary of State Kerry, a Francophile who speaks the language — was in India for a longstanding engagement with the prime minister, White House officials said.

Attorney General Eric Holder did go to Paris — but only for an anti-terrorism summit convened by Hollande ahead of the unity rally. Holder left Hollande and the others sometime after the group exited the Elysee Palace. Around the time other world leaders and dignitaries boarded buses to get to the front of the march, Holder was taping an interview for “Meet the Press,” NBC confirmed.

Even slavish Obama sycophant Mike Lupica lashes out.

If you give the President every benefit of the doubt about why he should not show up in Paris at this time even though Angela Merkel did and David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, there should have been a more visible representative from this country than our ambassador to France, Jane Hartley.

We are told that Secretary of State Kerry had important business in India, though you wonder what would have been more important on this day than Paris. But Joe Biden shows up everywhere. At the least, the very least, Attorney General Eric Holder, who was already in Paris for an international conference on terrorism, could have taken some time out from doing interviews for Sunday morning talk shows to stand in one of the front rows Sunday, just because Holder has been a prominent face in Barack Obama’s administration for a good, long time.

This was a day to show up and to stand up, for the kind of march about freedom and courage and principles that this country has always done better than anyone. This is what the best and most noble of our marches on Washington must have looked like to the rest of the world.

Well, Obama plans to have a terrorism summit or something in February. But by then college basketball will be in full swing, so he may not be able to attend.

Here’s the NY Daily News cover today:

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And the New York Post:

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At least Obama gets back to real business today:

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13 Responses to “Obama Roasted for Blowing Off Paris March to Stay Home and Watch Football”

  1. WTP on 12/12/15 at 9:30 am

    I predict shortly we will hear that any criticism for sending Ambassador Hartley as our most senior representative is part of the War On Women.

  2. Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT on 12/12/15 at 10:12 am

    President Obama is not an attention seeking clown like that horrible faux cowboy Bush. President Obama did not wish to monopolize attention as the Free World’s leader and distract from France’s moment.

  3. ForAmerica on 12/12/15 at 10:19 am

    Listening to the radio the other day, I heard that the White House was making a statement about Obama’s absence. The claim was that for him to fly over to France would mean lots of security and basically interrupting everything by all of it. I couldn’t believe it when I heard it, yet he does interrupt everyone when he flies to Hawaii for his vacations at our expense. The bottom line is that he doesn’t give a rat’s rear end about anyone except himself.

  4. TrishMac on 12/12/15 at 10:26 am

    Wow Mary, what a moron you must be. This is not about Bush, has nothing to do with Bush and for heavens sake, can you just stop trying to compare. But since YOU bring him into it, Bush was no cowboy, but would have at least sent an emissary to stand tall with France, knowing the importance of solidarity against islamic terrorism. If you want to dismiss the fact that Obama does NOT stand in solidarity against evil, that’s on you.

  5. Hans Job on 12/12/15 at 10:33 am

    ” At the least, the very least, Attorney General Eric Holder, who was already in Paris for an international conference on terrorism, could have taken some time out from doing interviews for Sunday morning talk shows to stand in one of the front rows Sunday, just because Holder has been a prominent face in Barack Obama’s administration for a good, long time.”

    The victims weren’t HIS people.
    #OnlyBlackLivesMatter

  6. NYC Parent on 12/12/15 at 10:33 am

    @5
    Mary Cloggenstein is satire –but I forgive those who do not recognize it, because he/she is a credible representation of Progressive non-thought.

  7. April on 12/12/15 at 10:49 am

    @5 TrishMac

    You have no idea how funny it is that you called Mary Cloggenstein a moron. Please visit the rest of us morons at Ace of Spades HQ. :)

  8. 29Victor on 12/12/15 at 10:56 am

    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

    President Obama had already stated that he feels that institutions like Charlie Hebdo have no future in this world anyway. Why would he stand up for something he feels has no right to exist?

  9. Titan Tom on 12/12/15 at 11:37 am

    Was he “leading from behind;” did anyone check for the President at the back of the march?

  10. R_of_the_H on 12/12/15 at 11:49 am

    Why didn’t he send Al Sharpton?
    Why not show the world what he really is all about?
    Guns Guns Guns
    Racists Racists Racists
    Its the white man putting down minorities that started all this.
    Ghetto Ghetto Ghetto
    Equality Equality Eqaulity

  11. Bill on 12/12/15 at 2:48 pm

    @Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT

    “President Obama is not an attention seeking clown like that horrible faux cowboy Bush. President Obama did not wish to monopolize attention as the Free World’s leader and distract from France’s moment.”

    Yeah, Mary – that must be it! He was just being selfless.

    Idiot.