Dumb: WH says Obama snubbed Gettysburg anniversary over “website woes”

Posted by: ST on November 20, 2013 at 10:32 am
Fail

Big time.

The Obama Ministry of Truth thinks we actually believe this nonsense?

President Obama didn’t attend Tuesday’s ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address because of scheduling issues stemming from the rollout of his signature healthcare law, the White House said Tuesday.

Obama met with senators Tuesday morning to discuss ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program, and also appeared at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s annual meeting.

On Thursday, Obama is scheduled to attend a ceremony at President Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. Former President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, are also scheduled to attend.

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday noted that Obama had taped an appearance for a Ken Burns project on Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which features other living presidents.

“Obviously, that address and that moment in time is seminal in our history. I think that all Americans across the country will have the opportunity to think about those words and that address,” Carney said.

Following stories questioning why the president had skipped the Gettysburg event, given his public affinity for President Lincoln, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted that “it didn’t work schedule-wise.”

In response to a journalist’s Twitter query about what could be more important, Pfeiffer wrote: “Oh, I don’t know, there’s this whole website thing that someone suggested might destroy the [Democratic] Party.”

After Pfeiffer’s tweet got traction on Twitter, current and former White House officials mocked criticism of Obama for skipping the Gettysburg ceremony.

Of course they didn’t take it seriously and instead tried to deflect. How DARE anyone question Dear Leader!

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6 Responses to “Dumb: WH says Obama snubbed Gettysburg anniversary over “website woes””

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  1. Carlos says:

    “Obviously, that address and that moment in time is seminal in our history. I think that all Americans across the country will have the opportunity to think about those words and that address,” Carney said.

    What is left out of that quote is that the big-boy pretender kid (Carney) meant that the country would have the opportunity to think about what his god and savior (and boss) had to say in his Burns promo, not what Mr. Lincoln said. Heck, Lincoln is just some dead old white guy anyway…

  2. Tex says:

    Now why would one of the pro-slavery party’s (Democratic Party) icon be celebrating the speech of one of the anti-slavery party’s (Republican Party) biggest icons?

  3. Hmmm says:

    He should have skipped the ball game then.

  4. Carlos says:

    I was about to ask if anyone knew what he shot on the golf course that day…

    (Privileged, For-Eyes-Only information, probably. ‘Course, in keeping in tradition, probably lied about every shot, the total for every hole and his final total, anyway.)

  5. Pathetic. But then, this is the guy who returned the bust of Churchill to the British, so we know how much he respects the great people and events of history.

  6. Drew the Infidel says:

    Keep in mind that Obhammud is constantly referencing Lincoln and that he used the Lincoln Bibles at both his swearing-in ceremonies. Wonder what changed? Up until now, he has done whatever the hell he damn well pleases what with a dysfunctional Congress, a distracted Supreme Court, and a corrupt, supine, and compliant press.