In response to Obama’s lackadaisical handling of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, the Wall Street Journal ran a headline which blatantly lambasts the President. Columnist Daniel Henninger titled his piece ‘Obama To World: Drop Dead’. Henninger shares the same disgust that many of us feel for the Commander In Chief, who spends his time fundraising while he should be busy handling international crisis. Henninger showed the President no mercy in his article:
“As the world burns, the president spent this week fiddling at fundraisers in the living rooms of five Democratic Party fat cats in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. As White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri famously explained, changing the president’s fundraising schedule ‘can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people or creating a false sense of crisis.'”
If Ms. Palmieri thinks that anybody actually believes her claims that Obama is fundraising so that he doesn’t ‘alarm the American people’, she’s as dumb as a box of rocks. It also speaks to just what a lousy job Obama has done while in office if the American people believe that all he does is jet set around the country raising money for the Democrats.
The Wall Street Journal’s deputy editorial page editor went on to say:
“Here’s what it means. It means that ‘the situation,’ as the White House routinely euphemizes all the world’s chaos, is going to get worse. It means in the next two years many more people are going to die, and not necessarily in the places where they are dying now. Why should it stop? How, then, to explain someone who claims he can run the country and a troubled world out of his back pocket while he flies from fundraiser to fundraiser? Barack Obama is the most provincial U.S. president in at least a century. Not even the White House of Lyndon Johnson, the ultimate pol, was so purely politicized. The fundraising is a frantic effort to protect this new Democratic voter machine. The world doesn’t vote, so the world doesn’t matter. Unless, of course, the American people in November decide that a world defined by events like Flight 17 does matter.”
Ouch. Henninger made no bones about the way he feels about Obama. Do you agree with his stance? Sound off in the comments section!