Partisan Outrage

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  1. Valeant profile image98
    Valeantposted 7 months ago

    Just wondering where all that conservative outrage is now when a President doesn't attend the funeral of a former first lady?

    1. Live to Learn profile image79
      Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      ?? I guess the left just loves outrage. Everything should be outrageous?

    2. Credence2 profile image81
      Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. GA Anderson profile image80
      GA Andersonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      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?

      GA

    4. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 6 months agoin reply to this

      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...

  2. Valeant profile image98
    Valeantposted 7 months ago

    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.

    1. Live to Learn profile image79
      Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I don't remember outrage at that time. Not saying it wasn't there, but it couldn't have been that massive since I have no recollection of hearing about it.

      This tit for tat environment we've allowed to rise is hard to follow.

  3. Live to Learn profile image79
    Live to Learnposted 7 months ago

    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.

  4. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 7 months ago

    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 .

  5. Valeant profile image98
    Valeantposted 7 months ago

    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.

    1. peoplepower73 profile image95
      peoplepower73posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      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.

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        ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        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 ?

    2. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  6. Valeant profile image98
    Valeantposted 7 months ago

    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.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. GA Anderson profile image80
      GA Andersonposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      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?

      GA

  7. peoplepower73 profile image95
    peoplepower73posted 7 months ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      And you sir , obviously don't politically know of what you speak .

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 months ago

    A funeral is a sociable event. He may not be in the mood to be sociable. Can you blame him?

  9. Valeant profile image98
    Valeantposted 6 months ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/14011564_f1024.jpg


    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/14011565.jpg

    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

    1. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Or Michelle's blood boil ?   See this is the problem , the National Enquier-izing of politics by the public ,  Really .   'Outrage " is just like offended , everybody is offended by something or other ? Wonder whatever happened to real dialog .

  10. Valeant profile image98
    Valeantposted 6 months ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Can you spell P-H-O-N-Y offended  the same old leftist stand by for political dialog.

  11. Valeant profile image98
    Valeantposted 6 months ago

    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.

  12. Sharlee01 profile image88
    Sharlee01posted 6 months ago

    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.

  13. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 6 months ago

    Maybe it's time everyone of both parties just dropped the phony outrage game .

    1. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Well said...

      1. profile image0
        ahorsebackposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Sharlee  It's never going to happen though , when we consider the devolution of political maturity and petty campaign games so popular today , Do you think we can ever return from the campaigning "eve of destruction "?

 
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