Just wondering where all that conservative outrage is now when a President doesn't attend the funeral of a former first lady?
?? I guess the left just loves outrage. Everything should be outrageous?
Trump is very petty and vindictive by nature. GHW Bush has let it be known that he was not particularly fond of Trump. Maybe, the President considered himself a "persona non-gratis" for the funeral and thought it best that he stay away.
Do you feel it is an outrage that Pres. Trump did not attend, Valeant? Was Melania's attendance not a suitable gesture for you?
Would you consider that there is no outrage from the Right because they may see it as a proper acquiescence?
President Trump put out a statement via the WH "To avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service, President Trump will not attend," the White House said in a statement." It's not protocol for a sitting president to attend a past first lady's funeral .Former president Barack Obama did not attend Nancy Reagan's funeral in 2016 or Betty Ford's in 2011, and Bill Clinton did not attend the funeral of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. No out rage necessary...
The left wasn't the one complaining when Obama chose not to attend Nancy Reagan's. The left isn't dinging Trump for it either. The left is pointing out the right's really quiet attitude when one of their own does the same stuff they lit torches and picked up pitchforks for.
I would like to add that one thing I always respected about Obama was that he seemed to stay above the fray. Very statesman like. Would that our political arena had more of that temperament.
Unless on the extreme fringe right , you will never see expressed outrage on the right anywhere near the phony and contrived as in that of the left ,
In fact , the definition of outrage itself should be redefined as the blistering heatwave of sophomoric "intellectual " people like Rachel Maddow , Chuck Todd , .........girls of The View .
Ahorseback, your comments literally define what it means to be on the extreme right fringe. Everything you say is an attack on someone who is not a conservative.
ahorseback: Do you have a horse? You sure act like you are part of a tribe called the NIMBY. It stands for Not in MY BackYard. Your tribe can do no wrong. But the other tribe is evil and is the cause of your tribes ills.
Peoplepower, you strike me as old democrat so you tell me , what happened to your party ? Why let nineteen year old know nothings hijack your party The right is still the same right and while you stand back and let your party disintegrate think of where your future lay . Or are you too in the zombie -lib camp of entitlement seekers ?
The democrats have let the relatively new and selfish alt left hijack any progress in compromise ,so where did the old democrat go ? So yes , pretty much all the political hoopla is alt-leftism unbridled . All the obstruction the bogus legal maneuvering , good luck actually getting any centrist or right compromise with your new political model of hate and destruct on traditional 2 party compromise.
I was fine with it. The Bush's don't really like Trump, and the circus he would have brought would have been a distraction. I think it was a wise move.
But Obama took some heat on here from a certain hub wirter and from conservatives like Bill O'Reilly and Michelle Bachmann for not going to Nancy's. Weird not to hear them apply the same standards since they are always promoting equal treatment for people of all political parties and ethnic backgrounds.
I remember the criticism Obama received from conservative outlets like Breitbart and Fox News, as well as Hubpages forum dwellers.
I'm glad Donnie didn't attend. He would have drawn attention to himself instead of honoring a great lady. Melania represented well.
We are on there same page Valeant, I also think it was sensible that he didn't attend.
Regarding Pres. Obama not attending Nancy Reagan's funeral, I wouldn't call it an "outrage," but I would say the comparison certainly has different applications of logic. I don't think your "standards" and "equal treatment" pokes at the Right are applicable at all.
I would even say that your attribution of those points to the Right might be borderline disingenuous. Aren't those two of the clubs the Left likes to beat the Right with?
Isn't it the Right that is typically labeled the most racist or homophobic, or supportive of the "income inequality" issue - by the Left? Yet in this instance you think it is fair to use them as a criticism?
ahorseback: There is no such thing as alt-left, just like there is no such thing as the deep state. Hannity made that term up. I don't know where or how you came up with alt left. However there is an alt-right news outlet. I think it is owned by Breitbart News, which is an ultra right outlet, that was owned by Steve Bannon and funded by Robert Mercer for 10 million. Robert Mercer is a multi-gazillionaire who hates the Clinton's.
A funeral is a sociable event. He may not be in the mood to be sociable. Can you blame him?
People had some pretty snarky comments in reaction to the photos taken at the Barbara Bush funeral...
including this doozy that's sure to make Trump's blood boil - Add, 'make Melania smile, to the list of things Obama is better at than Trump
I can tell you one political party that hasn't shown offense to a president skipping the funeral of a former first lady, and one that has. Oh, and funny you mention the National Enquirer since they are a Trump ally and feature stories to help his agenda.
Agreed, there shouldn't be or have been. Yet, some on the right made it an issue for Obama. There was a new standard for him and now all of a sudden silence.
IT's very true that some on the right did make it an issue. It just goes to show there are many not considering facts on both sides.
Maybe it's time everyone of both parties just dropped the phony outrage game .
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