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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Obama Tangos While Americans Bleed
Americans Are Still Missing After Brussels Attack
By Katie Pavlich
It's been two days since the horrifying ISIS terror attacks
in Brussels and a number of Americans are still missing.
According to the State Department, a dozen Americans were
injured and have been treated at local hospitals. In total, 31 people were
killed in the attacks and more than 300 people were severely injured.
Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Brussels
tomorrow to express condolences on behalf of the United States.
'Tremendous Mistake': MSNBC Slams Obama for Argentine
Tango as Brussels Bleeds
By Cortney O'Brien
If you didn't know Brussels just suffered a horrific
terror attack and one of the suspects was still on the run, you'd think
President Obama had nothing better to do than enjoy some recreation overseas.
During his visit to Cuba this week, Obama attended a baseball game in Cuba,
smiled and did the wave with Cuba's dictator. Then, Wednesday in Argentina, he
apparently learned how to tango.
Meanwhile, he offered just 51 seconds to address the
Republican presidential candidates immediately criticized
Obama for not flying straight home or to Brussels, as well as other leaders
like Sen. John McCain. Yet, it's not a partisan issue.
Even MSNBC is addressing
what poor optics the president has displayed this week. Thursday morning's
"Morning Joe" panel agreed the tango went a bit too far, calling it a
“The advance person who let him do the tango, that person
ought to be looking for work on somebody’s campaign very, very far away. That
was a tremendous mistake,” said Richard Haas, the president of the Council on
The panelists weren't quite done with their analysis.
Nicole Wallace proceeded to say that Obama's ill-timed dance puts him "out
of step" with the American public.
Optics aside, every decision Obama has made this week is
a sign of just plain bad leadership. At Tuesday's baseball game, he tried to
justify his decision to remain in Cuba, noting we can't let terrorists force us
to live our lives in fear. Then, at a press conference in Argentina, he pointed
out how Bostonians returned to normalcy a few days after the Boston bombing in
2013, coming together at a Red Sox game.
That was certainly a powerful moment. Yet, as Guy pointed
out on Fox News' "Outnumbered" Wednesday, this is a very different
situation. Obama attended the baseball game on the same day as the attacks, as
blood was still spilling.
It was an emergency that should have prompted our
commander-in-chief to make a schedule change, but it appears he was too busy
enjoying himself to turn the plane around.