The Last Great Hypocrisy of Barack Obama’s Campaign

The Presidential campaign events of the last six weeks will be studied by political scientists for many years to come. The closeness of the presidential race, the competition for senate seats, without which the President, whomever that is to be, is likely to be paralyzed; the dynamics of race and religion– It all makes for a fascinating study to be sure. It will be interesting to see how history treats the last eight weeks of this presidential campaign. Eight weeks filled with talk of yellow birds, binders, Benghazi. But eight weeks without any talk about…the absolute and utter hypocrisy of Barrack Obama’s final campaign push.  

Today, President Obama’s campaign rescheduled events and announced that it was scaling back outreach and campaign efforts out of respect for the storm that is now ravaging the upper East coast. “The president will return to the White House to monitor the preparations for and early response to Hurricane Sandy,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a brief statement. The president also cancelled a campaign event set for Tuesday in Green Bay, Wis. He cancelled stops also in Virgina and Colorado also to “monitor the storm”. The reader should remember those words…”monitor the storm”.

Remember these words also…”Anything they need, we will be there.” So said the President Sunday, in response to reporters who asked about federal readiness for Hurricane Sandy. Really, Mr. President? Does that same assurance apply to other types of crises? What about that earlier crisis?

Five weeks ago, four Americans were murdered during a terrorist attack on an American compound in Libya. It was tragic by any analysis and caused an immediate groundswell of consternation. It was a crisis of tremendous impact on Americans and upon the country’s psyche. It was also a crisis that was fraught with risk and conjecture.

But the international crisis of losing America’s brightest and most loyal public servants was different. It was a crisis that called out his failed policies, his failed diplomacy, and his failed narrative. And so, unlike Hurricane Sandy, a crisis with opportunity, Benghazi was a storm that couldn’t be monitored. He couldn’t suspend his campaign for Chris Steven’s and associates. Instead, he shuffled on over and hid behind Whoopi’s skirt, to avoid the questions that would surely come when the truth would be revealed.  He went right on campaigning. It’s a shame that Chris Stevens and his security detail couldn’t get what they needed.  It’s a shame that the President, the night after his Ambassador is murdered, hoped a jet to Vegas to party with his best friends.  But such is the great hypocrisy of the left.

The “Sandy” crisis was different. This weather storm allows the President to put on a yellow FEMA windbreaker, call in the cameras, and speak to the American people about all the good things that government will do…under his leadership.

Do you see the hypocrisy? Diplomatic crisis of September–run and hide out with your Hollywood buds. It’s not a crisis worthy of campaign suspension. But weather crisis of October—suspend the gutter politics of elections, and stroll out in a yellow windbreaker and look Presidential.

Diplomatic crisis–double speak your way to mass media confusion, and obfuscate your way til not even you or Candy Crowley knows what you actually said or think. Weather crisis–go on screen and provide affirmative statements about how you will this time, be leading from the front.

Bad weather is apparently important enough to stop the rhetoric and campaigning. Chris Stevens’s death—not so important, it seems. Do I have that right Mr. President?  Remember those words…”Anything they need, we will be there”. Chris Stevens and his team mates couldn’t get the President to “be there”. They were apparently not worthy of a campaign suspension.

Herein lays the great and last hypocrisy of Barrack Obama. You can’t have it both ways Mr. President. If you have to suspend your campaign and look Presidential for a hurricane, when it suits you, then you have to suspend your campaign, and actually be presidential, for storms of diplomacy–when the Americans you sent to keep us safe abroad need you.

Some may suggest that folks like me shouldn’t “politicize” events beyond the President’s control. To which I suggest, that it’s the President who has politicized these events. If he’d suspended his campaign to be the man following the attacks of Sept 11, you’d have an argument.

4 Responses to “The Last Great Hypocrisy of Barack Obama’s Campaign”

  1. Parker
    October 30, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Not only did Obama ignore the cries coming out of Libya, he also ignored Hurricane Issac when it struck Louisiana and Alabama. Pres. Obama quickly scheduled an “oops” visit right after Gov. Romney visited Gov. Jindal after the Republican Convention ended. Tsk! Tsk!

  2. RC
    October 30, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    What a hypocrite! However, I am truly humbled so far at the response from my fellow Americans that they have begun to see the light. The truth is being sent forth and Americans are embracing the truth, and the polls reflect that. I am encouraged with “hope” that our future will bring the necessary “change” to get us back on the straight and narrow path – the path of freedom.

  3. John Lloyd Scharf
    October 30, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    If Obama had suspended his campaign to be the man following the attacks of Sept 11, then he would have had the election in the bag.

    When his dog rides in a separate jet while we spend $1.4 billion on travel and entertainment, it shows how shallow he is. He shows the same priority for his jet as he does the US Borders of over 6000 miles.

    Only 1951 miles of that is with Mexico, but we spend only $1.4 billion on 21,000 Border Agents to watch it all. Kill Big Bird. Kill the travel and parties. Our national security begins at the Borders. We spend $84 billion a year on the costs of illegal immigration and the only delivery system needed for a nuke is a second hand pick-up.

    This President is dangerous to our economy and dangerous to our security.

  4. RTG
    October 31, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY An article speaking the truth instead of glamorizing our Muslim leader. The media has as much guilt and implication as Obama for these events in the way the reporting was handled and the favorable light they cast Obama in. Our president is an extremely dangerous man and another term in office will destroy our great country. He has usurped the Bill of Rights with all the executive orders he has enacted recently. The people have no rights left and Obama has to go before we are handed over to the Muslim nation on a platter.

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