Originally posted by kosmicjack
Okay, so fine, other Presidents have skipped the wreath-laying on Memorial Day, but toodling off to Chicago for some R & R does not sit well with me
while the Gulf dies a slow death due to inaction, incompetency and failed leadership.
I don't care WHERE he is while the Gulf is dying. The Gulf is dying! And his response, inaction and unwillingness to ball-up and do something is
infuriating! The fact that he's in Chicago, Washington, or Alabama matters not one bit!
And that's exactly my point.This thread is about the GALL of him not being in Arlington, when we should be talking about him NOT doing something
about the Gulf. THAT'S what we should be upset about. THAT'S where our energies and efforts should be focused. But instead, people are whining about
his absence from what boils down to pomp and circumstance at a ceremony.
I know I'm on a rampage, but I think it's important that we see this petty divisiveness for what it is. We should be on the "same side" - the side
of the country. Not "for or anti-Obama". Obama is NOT where the power is. It's insignificant that he's in Chicago. He's proving more and more
every day that he really is nobody in the scheme of things.
If he's not willing to use what power he DOES have to do something about the Gulf, then he's impotent. He's nobody. And we're wasting time that we
could be writing our Congressmen or protesting BP or DOING something instead of bitching like old ladies.