Monday, August 25, 2014

How the White House ranks funerals!

Three recent funerals for well publicized individuals received different levels of attention from the Obama White House! 

This is a fact that will come as little surprise to anyone who has been following the Obama White House!

U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene: General Greene, 55, became the highest-ranking fatality in the war in Afghanistan after an Afghan military police officer opened fire on Aug. 5th, 2014. 

Some of the people who were missing from his funeral? NO President; NO Vice President; NO Secretary of State; NO Secretary of Defense. It WAS confirmed, however, that President Obama was playing golf at the time of the funeral.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: No White House officials were part of the presidential delegation sent last year to Thatcher's funeral. For that, the White House sent former secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker III -- as well as the charge d'affaires to the U.K. and the former U.S. ambassador. 

St. Louis shooting victim Michael Brown: Although all of the details are not yet in and therefore no one is 100% sure as to the facts of the case, the White House sent two officials with the White House Office of Public Engagement as well as Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force.

Summary: A high ranking member of the armed forces and a former head of state receive little to no acknowledgement from this White House while a black shooting victim in a case where all of the details are not yet known gets plenty. This, in a nutshell, describes the Obama administration to a T.

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