Wednesday, he thumbed his nose at critics and the head of the New Jersey police union when he and Michelle had (c)rapper "Common" as a participant in a White House poetry reading event. Never mind that "Common" had written a tribute to a Black Panther thug who murdered a New Jersey State Trooper, and also named his daughter after this thug, who now lives in Communist Cuba.
Common, who also attends Obama's radical and racist "church," also has supported Mumia abu Jamal, who killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
However, Obama will not be speaking this Sunday at the Peace Officers Memorial Service, even though he was invited (Washington Times).
Despite being invited to speak to the widows, children and friends of the 165 officers recognized this year as killed in the line of duty, he somehow didn’t think it was important to trek the two miles from the White House to the Capitol Building to participate. Perhaps it’s because Mr. Obama historically has had a conflicted relationship with law enforcement.Remember also that White House Minister of Propaganda Jay Carney told the press earlier this week that Obama's "record of support of law enforcement is strong."
While he has hosted the “Top Cops” - officers recognized for heroism - in the Rose Garden, this president has consistently failed to mention National Police Week, which is observed every year with the thin blue line gathering in town. Mr. Obama spoke at the memorial service in 2010 - never mind that it was his next opportunity after infamously saying Cambridge, Mass., police acted “stupidly” in arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates when responding to a breaking-and-entering report. Mr. Obama declined to speak at the service in 2009, choosing instead to host baseball’s World Series winners, where he offered his condolences to a Philadelphia Phillie who lost his mother during the playoffs: “I know how tough that is. I lost my grandmother in the middle of my election. … I admired your perseverance during those trying times. I know how hard that must have been on you.”
President George W. Bush set a different example, speaking at the Peace Officer’s Memorial Service every year of his presidency except 2008, when being in Jerusalem made his attendance impossible. As he noted May 15, 2007, “I have been here ever since I’ve been the president… it’s fitting because this is a really important day for our country [when] we remember men and women who fell in the line of duty.”
If that's the case, Mr. Carney, why was it more important to host a defender of two cop killers at a poetry event, instead of honoring the families, friends and colleagues of the fallen?
I guess another Sunday of golf was more important as well. Shame on you!