Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Misplaced Priorities of Team Obama

Obama’s eagerness to bring his inner circle to the memorial for the dead South African leader stands in contrast to the snub he sent to the United Kingdom a couple of years ago.

In April 2011, Obama only sent a few former diplomats to mark the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who had revived the U.K. economy with free-market policies and also solidified the U.S.-U.K. alliance.

Obama’s memorial speech for Mandela is expected to be “in the 10-15 minute range,” said Rhodes. The speech about Mandela will partly focus on Obama, Rhodes said…

Obama’s departure from D.C. means he’s absent from the long-planned Christmas parties scheduled with member of Congress, absent from budget talks and from the effort to rebuild the Obamacare system…

(Neil Munro, Daily Caller.)