What “tragedy” would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers?
A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard? No.
How about a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, killing our ambassador and three others? No.
Perhaps news that Israel has begun a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip? No way.
Obviously our president believes that any change to his schedule is a sign of weakness (and God forbid our commander in chief appear weak).
So today, despite the breaking news of possible Russian involvement with the missile attack against a Malaysian Airlines airliner carrying 295 passengers, crew and over 20 Americans, President Obama forged ahead with his previously planned infrastructure speech in Delaware. (But first he paused for a few seconds to say, “looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.” ) Then he proceeded as normal, including some lighthearted remarks.
Afterwards, he grabbed a burger and fries (“I’m starving” he was quoted as saying), and tonight he will attend a few fundraisers in New York. Just a typical day in the life of our 44th president. Obama is aiding world tranquility after all!
Therefore, my question is what kinds of national or international “tragedies” would cause President Obama to cancel his fundraisers, partisan speeches and visits to burger joints?
Here is my list of the top five:
1. News that Beyonce and Jay Z are divorcing.
2. His favorite golf course was attacked by al-Qaeda.
3. Lebron James unexpectedly retired.
4. Air Force One was hijacked by the Tea Party.
5. A tsunami destroyed his August vacation compound on Martha’s Vineyard.
Now it’s your turn to add a few of your own…..