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Obama Plays Ball While Cops Honor Their Dead

Yesterday, the President of the United States again showed his true disdain for American law enforcement. Despite being a stone’s throw from the 2009 National Law Enforcement Ceremony he had much more important national business to take care of. While the noontime ceremony got underway, the President of the United States was hanging out with baseball players in the White House.

From his official schedule release for 05/15/09:

12:20PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Team to the White House

South Portico

Open Press (Pre-Set 11:20AM – Final Gather 11:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

So at the exact same time that cops stood at attention in front of the Capitol to honor the fallen, Obama delivered this extremely important speech instead:


President Barack Obama honors the 2008 World Series champions Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, Friday, May 15, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.


President Barack Obama holds up a team jersey presented to him by Philadelphia Phillies baseball shortstop Jimmy Rollins, left, as Obama honored the 2008 World Series champions Philadelphia Phillies, Friday, May 15, 2009, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

This is even all the more pathetic when one considers the number of police killings that the Philadelphia PD experienced in 2008.

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