Taking down Obama's 'do not disturb' sign

Carol Brown
It took Obama three days before he spoke to the nation about the attempted terrorist attack -- an attack that would have killed a plane full of innocent people and that may have crashed into downtown Detroit killing who knows how many more. Instead, Obama played golf.

To make matters worse, it appeared he only bothered to address the country when, as reported in the New York Times, his administration was criticized:

"President Obama emerged from Hawaiian seclusion on Monday to try to quell gathering criticism of his administration's handling of the thwarted Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner as a branch of Al Qaeda claimed responsibility."

That speaks volumes.

When he did speak, he sounded disconnected from the serious subject at hand, much as he did in his (again) delayed address to the nation after the Fort Hood terrorist attack. There was no passion, no conviction is his voice. There was no feeling that he felt a sense of urgency. In fact, he sounded bored, if not dissociated.

That speaks volumes.

Early on in his address, he spoke of the "serious reminder" regarding terrorist threats. A "serious reminder?" Why does he or anyone in his administration need any reminding?

This is not a good sign.

Curiously, what did seem to get the President's immediate attention was when a friend's child became injured while playing on the beach in Hawaii. The President stopped playing golf, or more accurately put, he "abruptly ended his golf game" (as reported by the AP). I wish no child ill, but there are priorities and it seems Obama has got his all mixed up.

We cannot afford to have a President in office who has no intention of doing everything in his power to protect America. Quite the opposite. He is emboldening terrorists.
It took Obama three days before he spoke to the nation about the attempted terrorist attack -- an attack that would have killed a plane full of innocent people and that may have crashed into downtown Detroit killing who knows how many more. Instead, Obama played golf.

To make matters worse, it appeared he only bothered to address the country when, as reported in the New York Times, his administration was criticized:

"President Obama emerged from Hawaiian seclusion on Monday to try to quell gathering criticism of his administration's handling of the thwarted Christmas Day bombing of an American airliner as a branch of Al Qaeda claimed responsibility."

That speaks volumes.

When he did speak, he sounded disconnected from the serious subject at hand, much as he did in his (again) delayed address to the nation after the Fort Hood terrorist attack. There was no passion, no conviction is his voice. There was no feeling that he felt a sense of urgency. In fact, he sounded bored, if not dissociated.

That speaks volumes.

Early on in his address, he spoke of the "serious reminder" regarding terrorist threats. A "serious reminder?" Why does he or anyone in his administration need any reminding?

This is not a good sign.

Curiously, what did seem to get the President's immediate attention was when a friend's child became injured while playing on the beach in Hawaii. The President stopped playing golf, or more accurately put, he "abruptly ended his golf game" (as reported by the AP). I wish no child ill, but there are priorities and it seems Obama has got his all mixed up.

We cannot afford to have a President in office who has no intention of doing everything in his power to protect America. Quite the opposite. He is emboldening terrorists.