If the economy were strong, and violence was minimal and life was a bowl of cherries, then it would be no big deal that President Obama has shot more rounds of golf than any President before him. But that’s not the case, and we’re reminded of that from an open letter sent from a local Sheriff to President Obama addressing his lack of leadership, even after a recent slew of police killings.
According to Teaparty.org:
Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have skyrocketed in the last week, yet President Obama has been strangely silent on the matter, prompting one county sheriff to ask why.
Carroll County Maryland Sheriff James T. DeWees wrote an open letter to the president, which was later posted on the Facebook page of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police.
In case you haven’t heard, eight American police officers over the past eight days have been killed in the line of duty. Two of these police officers were Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies that were gunned down at a Panera Restaurant just 50 miles from where you live. I’ve watched and listened intently for words of encouragement and sorrow to come from you, but haven’t heard or seen anything.
Conversely, just two weeks ago my governor, Larry Hogan, spent the better part of a week placing a call each day to one of my deputies that was involved in a severe traffic collision in Carroll County. He wasn’t satisfied with speaking to me in order to send his prayers and regards; he called every day after the collision until he spoke with my deputy’s wife. Governor Hogan also drove to Harford County the day after two deputies were slain to meet Sheriff Gahler and the men & women of his office to grieve with them. The governor is in the middle of the 2016 Legislative Session and is pretty busy, yet found time to call, visit and pay his respects to me & my deputy, and the men & women of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
I understand that you are a busy man and are being pulled in multiple directions every day of the week. But, when my president doesn’t take the time to openly recognize the sacrifices that brave men & women of law enforcement make each day to keep domestic peace, I’m disappointed! I suspect that if these same deputies walked in to a restaurant, and without provocation shot and killed an innocent man, you and your staff would quickly whisk their family away to Washington for a future speech to make an example of police officers nationwide.
For me Mr. President, it has nothing to do with Republican or Democrat; black or white, male or female; but, it has everything to do with leading or following. I’m not shocked that you haven’t openly reached out or acknowledged publically the recent rash of deaths in law enforcement, but I’m tremendously disappointed!
Mr. President, your silence about these events SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!!
In the meantime the president was out in sunny California, making Democratic fundraiser appearances, taping an upcoming “Ellen” show and — playing
golf. What else would you expect?
CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted:
Pres Obama playing golf today at Porcupine Creek, the 19-hole course on the 249-acre estate of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 12, 2016
Pres Obama has played at Porcupine Creek 3 times before. By my count, this is his 272nd round of golf as president.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 13, 2016
Sheriff DeWees added a postscript to his letter to the president.
“PS: I’ll be standing outside in the cold next week with my deputies for the funerals of the Harford Co deputies; I’ll save you a spot next to me!”
The temperature there sounds distinctly different from that experienced by the president.
Pres Obama hit the gym this morning in Rancho Mirage and has now arrived at @PGAWESTGOLF to hit the links where it's 80° (23° back in DC).
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 13, 2016
Obama’s regular Saturday Weekly Address would have been the ideal time to talk about this disturbing trend putting the lives of law enforcement officers in peril.
Instead, Obama discussed his start in politics at the Illinois State Senate and the need for everyone to get along so that he can move his programs forward– after all, it’s all about him.
It’s hard to believe, after seven years of behavior geared toward the destruction and dismantling of traditional America, that people still think Obama has America’s best interests at heart.
Here is a liberal democrat, more interested in himself and his golf game then addressing cop-killings across the nation. There truly is no shame for this President and the sooner he leaves the White House, it would be a relief to Sheriff DeWees and other patriotic Americans like him.
What do you think of the President’s inaction? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.