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November 20, 2011
President sends letter of condolence to rapper's funeral
Barack Obama sent a personal letter of condolence to late rapper Heavy D's funeral, which was read at the service by none other than the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers," read the Obama note.
That's all good and well. It is always a nice gesture when the President of the United States reaches out in compassion to the families of those who suffered an early and tragic death.
It's just very telling and extremely disrespectful that he couldn't find it in himself to do the same for the family of slain border agent Brian Terry, who died serving this country in a most honorable manner.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time he has exposed his complete lack of respect for those serving our country. Who can forget the time when Obama decided to give a shout out to a Dr. Joe Medicine Crow at a Tribal Nations conference before he addressed the tragic shootings at Ft. Hood. Or even his "corpse-man" gaffe for that manner.
Pathetic isn't a strong enough word to describe these lapses in judgement by our supposed "Commander-in-Chief." More like a complete lack of any moral fiber and intgerity.