Why didn’t the President attend the rally in Paris yesterday?

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  • Spanish Inquisitor  On January 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Typical “red state” thinking. He’s damned if he don’t, and if he went, he’d be damned for leaving the country. There’s no thought in the criticism. It’s your typical, knee-jerk “I hate the black man in the White House”.

    I suppose now they’d say he has to fly to every country that has a terrorist attack. Every time. They firebombed a newspaper in Germany yesterday. Why didn’t he fly there today?

    • Bill  On January 12, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      If you are truly serious in your dismissive response to this international diplomatic blunder then you are more politically nescient than I ever realized. And you continue with your tired old bromide that his critics are just racist who hate the black guy in the White House. Well just to refresh your memory, I’m a black guy who is willing to assess his continued feckless performance based on outcomes; and they speak for themselves.

      Even the White House spokesperson admitted that the administration should have sent someone with a higher profile to the rally in Paris to represent the United States. But he is a white guy so you’ll probably dismiss that as just another knee jerk reaction of another racist.


  • elogam  On January 13, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Gee, perhaps they should have told him it was a Climate Change march and he’d have been there with bells on…

    We are dealing with a president who has his priorities hopelessly confused. As a poster on the website stated, it’s sad that the president can send Eric Holder to Ferguson, but cannot seem to find Paris on his Google Maps ap to participate in this high profile march. Why did he not send-AT THE VERY LEAST- the United States Ambassador to France to represent him? After all, that’s kinda what ambassadors do.

  • Sherri  On January 13, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I don’t think he should have gone. This was a moment for France, not the US. Additionaly, the publication is extremely offensive to certain groups in their country. They should have the right to be offensive and not be murdered by some crazy person. However, I do not want to see our president involved in that circus.

    • Bill  On January 13, 2015 at 2:36 am

      So you say this was a moment for France. Gratefully, Jacque Shirac who was President of France when the U.S. was attacked on 9-11 didn’t adopt that attitude. He was the first of our allies to visit us within a week after that attack during our moment. Where I come from its called being there for your friends during times of tragedy.

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