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Obama has spent almost 6% of his presidency in a period of national mourning.
With his tenure in office marked by terror attacks and mass shootings, President Obama has reached a sad but remarkable milestone in his presidency: He has ordered the lowering of the nation's flags to half-staff more often than any president in history.
On Sunday, Obama extended that unenviable streak even further, ordering all flags at federal buildings and ships at sea to be flown at half-staff to honor the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
originally posted by: Quantum12
Does this bother anyone that Obama has ordered flags at half-staff more than any other president? I this a waste of 6% of his time being in a period of national mourning?
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: Quantum12
Doesn't bother me. Events have caused him to do so. You are upset he shows national mourning by taking a few seconds to say 'put the flag at half mast'? Where do you come up with 6% of his time?
originally posted by: pirhanna
It should have been kept at half mast for his entire presidency.
Our nation is in crisis.
Obama has ordered flags at half-staff more than any president in history...