Obama Admin Makes Its Priorities Clear, Liberalism Reveals Itself Again

And it’s not exactly a good thing for America:

Barack Obama and Joe Biden did not attend the funeral of Major General Harold Greene, the two star general recently killed in Afghanistan. He was the highest ranking officer killed on the battlefield since the Vietnam War. …

Though Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry died as a result of the Obama regimes failed gun running fiasco, Operation Fast and Furious, no one from the administration attended his funeral. No one from the Obama regime has called the Terry Family to offer apologies or condolences. Eric Holder claims they sent a letter, while refusing to apologize at a Senate hearing, but the family is adamant that no such letter was sent or received.

Less than 10 minutes after giving a speech, one that came 24 hours late, about the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley by the Muslim terrorist group ISIS, Obama was on the golf course yucking it up with friends, which included two high powered and wealthy lobbyists.

One of America’s staunchest and critical allies from history, Margaret Thatcher, saw a similar snub:

The White House sent three officials to attend Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis — three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral last year.

The administration’s handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two. …

No White House officials, though, 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.

At the time, the nature of the delegation stirred controversy in the British media as tabloids claimed British officials felt snubbed that high-level American officials — including President Obama himself — were not attending.

Never one to miss an opportunity to turn tragedy into political gamesmanship, the Democrats showed up in spades to the funeral.  Top race baiters like Al Sharpton delivered sharp words about how so many Americans are racist, and how this young, innocent soul gunned down in the prime of his life just wanted to be remembered for healing the divide between evil, racist white people and poor, impoverished black people.  (Yes, yes, never mind the fact that Brown appeared to be involved in armed robbery and attacked/injured the police officer who shot him…we’re eulogizing here, dammit!)  Sharpton and his cronies seem to really enjoy converting funerals into political spectacles, and the Brown event was no disappointment.  Stay tuned for the fundraising emails…

Regardless, the clear showing of priority is just the symptom of a deeper issue.  The funeral circus was loaded with irony if you consider that the very people liberals like Sharpton love to criticize for being horrible racists have been executing a plan of their own: to put their money where their mouths are.  Literally:

St. Louis County residents who wanted their voices to be heard decided to show up in Ferguson, Mo. Their goal: To give some much-needed business to shops damaged by vandals and looters.

More than 40 members of the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition headed to the embattled town Thursday evening to shop at the small businesses and support the local economy.

Led by Bill Hennessy, one of the group’s founders, they shopped at a variety of stores in Ferguson and made plans to “buycott” the St. Louis suburb again next weekend.

Protests following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown turned violent as riots broke out across the town of 21,000. More than 30 stores were looted and damaged as a result, and one, a QuikTrip, was burned to the ground.

In response, Hennessy planned the “buycott” to remind local consumers that damaged businesses in Ferguson remained open. In an interview with The Daily Signal last week, Hennessy said:

People have in their minds that Ferguson is a very dangerous place, and it’s not. We’re going to continue having occasional ‘buycotts’ long after this is over to keep reminding people that they can go back there. The easiest way to have a long-term problem in Ferguson is for everyone to abandon the area.

Funeral services were held today in Ferguson for Brown, who witnesses said was unarmed when he was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

On Thursday, shoppers gathered on West Florissant Street at 5 p.m.   to begin shopping at stores damaged by looters. Groups of three to four “buycotters” shopped at Sweetie Pie’s, Paul’s Market, the Ferguson Bicycle Shop, Whistle Stop Depot and Sportsprint, among others.

Hennessy, of Wildwood, Mo., said store owners were surprised to see a group of “tea partiers” in Ferguson.

He recalled meeting a woman named Dellena Jones who owns the 911 Hair Salon and lost inventory in the riots. He insisted on giving her a donation.

On his blog, Hennessy writes about speaking with a middle-aged man in the salon:

‘Tea party?’ [the man] said. ‘You bad boys,’ and chuckled. Then he looked at me, very serious. He said, ‘The tea party came up here to do this?’

Other store owners expressed gratitude for the business.

“The greatest statement an organization or person can make is to say with actions, not words, ‘what unites us is stronger than what divides us,’ ” Hennessy writes.

The group’s next “buycott” in Ferguson is set for Labor Day weekend.

This is typical.  The Left leverages tragedy grandstanding and capitalizing on a chance to score political points according to a false narrative carried out by the ever-so-compliant media, using victims to their utmost advantage.  The Right, on the other hand, quietly goes about the business of real, substantive solutions and healing.

The Brown funeral is just the latest in a long line of increasingly obvious examples.  When will America wake up to reality of who’s the good guy and who’s the bad guy here?

There’s my two cents.

 

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