Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's courtroom chair is draped in black wool crepe to mark his death as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century.
What makes Washington’s little acts of thoughtlessness so telling is that they attract more attention than doing the right thing would.
The “constitutional law professor” can’t be bothered to attend the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s former head of the Auto Task Force, Steven Rattner tweeted, “If we want to reduce partisanship, we can start by honoring great public servants who we disagree with.”
Even more astounding to me is lefty fan boy, Chris Hayes tweeted. “Some amazing advice my mom gave me once: ‘If you’re wondering whether you should go to the funeral, you should go to the funeral.”
This isn’t the first time Obama hasn’t shown leadership or respect for the office he holds.
During the 2013 memorial service of Nelson Mandela, the president, acting like a child with no apparent sense of upbringing or decorum, was caught taking selfies with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. So outrageous was his behavior that First Lady Michelle Obama switched seats with her husband to bring an end to the embarrassing sophomoric behavior.
In August 2014, Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene became the first US general killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was the first U.S. general to die in combat since the Vietnam War. Following his death, the president said nothing about the incident. A national security official said, “the administration does not want to signal that the death of a general officer merited a different response than any other service member’s would.” During the funeral service, Obama was golfing in Martha’s Vineyard while on vacation.
Then, in September 2014, when journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIS, the president took a quick break from his vacation to publicly address the brutal act, but hit the golf links seven minutes after he concluded his brief statement.
The most shameful rebuff from this president came with the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 2013 that enraged our staunchest allies the British people.
Bear in mind that when the Democrats’ “messiah” took office his awkward naiveté was unbelievably epic. There was the removal of the Churchill bust from the Oval Office, the iPod loaded with his speeches that he presented as a gift to the queen and the boxed set of 25 DVDs of American movie classics he gave Prime Minister Gordon Brown after he had graciously gifted him with a pen set crafted from the timbers of the 19th century British naval ship HMS President (the sister ship of HMS Resolute that provided the wood for the Oval Office’s desk) that had served on anti-slavery missions off the coast of Africa.
And let’s not forget the equally insulting gift his wife gave Brown’s two little sons. The “last-minute” gifts of toy models of Marine One scooped up from the White House gift shop was an outrage.
President Obama is rudeness personified.
“As the world bids farewell to Lady Margaret Thatcher today, it’s hard not to notice that America’s official presence at the state funeral for England’s most significant prime minister since Winston Churchill will be underwhelming,” wrote The Post. “Instead of sending a high-ranking member of his own administration to lead the official delegation, President Obama has dispatched two former Republican secretaries of state, George Shultz and Jim Baker. Nothing against these men, but we can forgive the British for regarding Obama’s choice as yet another snub.”
Her ideological rival on the bench, Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted of her treasured friend, “I disagreed with most of what he said, but I loved the way he said it. A great legal mind has been lost, but his influence on the Supreme Court and the legal profession as a whole will remain for years to come.”
No president has skipped the funeral of a sitting Supreme Court Justice in 60 years. Obama is making history by his unprecedented and disgraceful disrespect.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not offer information on what the president will be doing while the nation mourns the loss of this great man, but rest assured the District of Columbia’s weather forecast of 63 degrees and sunny skies tells me all I need to know about POTUS’s plans for the weekend. You effing slob.