Well, if we can’t count on Dan Pfeiffer for that, we may start to lose faith in the White House’s ability to outdo its absurdity on a daily basis.

Really. That happened. National Journal’s Ron Fournier asked a perfectly reasonable question about why President Obama — sorry, the Second Coming of Lincoln — opted to snub the ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer replied:

But then the petulant Obama adviser couldn’t resist a second stompy-footed response.

Fournier was not amused.

https://twitter.com/ron_fournier/status/402820577418702848

Looks like Pfeiffer is having another  terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

https://twitter.com/MelissaTweets/status/402820577011830785

https://twitter.com/Peetweefish/status/402818149872988160

Exit truth:

  • NumbuhOne

    I though President stompy-foot toddler-flounce couldn’t write code. How is he fixing healthcare.gov?

    • Rabid

      He’s writing the patches in Morse Code.

      • CHHR

        oh, good to know… thought it was smoke signals sent from WH to agency heads… then I looked again, it was just a billow of hot air causing a putrid smog over DC… guess Morse code is the only thing that can penetrate that swampy mess

        • DreadPirateStarbucks

          Choom smoke signals.

        • Spamalot

          Ummmm…that’s not hot air – it’s GAS!

      • Paul C.

        LMAO that made my day!!

        • ReaganGirl

          Hahahahaaa!! Mine too!

      • Mama Bear

        I hear he’s doing it in Crayola.

        • Billie Slash

          With his toes. In a padded cell.

        • Emma Brown

          For a second there I thought “Wow, someone else thinks obamas dingbat speeches are Crapola! lol! (which they are!) but even Crayola is too advanced for that slug…

      • Scott St John

        I doubt if he knows Morse Code. It’s not that easy to learn.

      • GaylePutt

        he’s mailing it in

      • WisconsinPatriot

        . . . – – – . . .

        • Red Fred

          Morse code for SOS. Cool.

      • cardnut

        No — in smoke signals!

      • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

        In crayon.

        He’s surprised why it is not working.

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      Haven’t you heard? They have been using Dreamweaver to create the website, Obama has been playing around with the site all along. They have the Design window for Obama to use, no need to understand that coding stuff.

      This is only slightly a joke, all of that latin wording that you can see on the webpages is filler used on pre laid out webpages in Dreamweaver. I am assuming that is where it all came from.

      • ReaganGirl

        Now THAT was worth a half billion.. right?

        • tedlv

          Don’t forget, that contract was a no-bid award. That totally violates laws related to Government Procurement.

          • cardnut

            Since when does the POTUS care about those? Didn’t we elect him King?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Incorrect. CGI Federal bid against 3 other companies for the contract.

            From WaPo: “According to USASpending.gov, CGI Federal got a total of $678 million for various services under the contract — including the $93.7 million Healthcare.gov job, which CGI Federal won over three other companies in late 2011.”

          • dbroms

            We have over 20 million people out of work and our government contracts one of the largest endeavors in it’s history to a Canadian company. Now that’s a president focused squarely on American job creation…not. What a ruse.

        • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

          Well, if you use the Obama math conversion………..100 Million enrollees……..truth 100 thousand……..so using Obama math divide by factor of 1 thousand you get $500,000. Yep, that is about what the government should have paid for a site that is only 30% complete.

    • Bubba

      The only “code” President asshole, or any leftist democrat, knows is the double-speak he uses when he talks. For example, by saying he is going to “fix the website” he really means that he is going to make sure that his signature legislation stays law no matter how much of a disaster it is, because if he doesn’t the left-wing’s attempts to destroy traditional America will be hindered. So like the spoiled, childish, nasty brat that he is, he is saying to his opponents that he will “fix you!”

    • Tracy Marr

      He isn’t. He’s actually getting in his 18 holes.

    • Thom Thomsen

      actually he and Michelle are planning their next stop on their 8 year vacation.

    • UsedtobeaDemocrat

      President stompy-foot toddler-flounce? LOL!

    • Teddy Newcomb

      Yeah, Uncle Joe claimed that “Neither he or I are technology geeks…”

  • schveiguy

    Don’t worry Dan, the website will fail all by itself. Obama doesn’t need to help.

  • Cmate

    A snotty little drama queen in the white house? I’m shocked I say, shocked!

    • IronButterfly

      Reason for not going is that the statue of Lincoln bowing down to Obama is not finished.

    • Al’s Sad Grampa ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Well, it’s not like Lincoln eventually freed Obama’s ancestors. /sarc

      • Creel Otters

        As far as I know – he didn’t.

        Is there a slave blood-line in Zero’s lineage somewhere that we haven’t been told about, or did I just miss that memo?

        • Zane Henry

          If there were, you would have heard about it, ad infinitum. We’d all pretty much have it burned into our brains by all the NBC specials.

          • Young Werther

            Too bad he doesn’t have that unique link to American History. He can’t know, in his blood, how to *relate*.

        • Young Werther

          That’s right. There shouldn’t be a link unless it is through his mama.

          • Deborah Hallsted

            Frank Marshall Davis, however……

  • lesterwink23

    The utter incompetence that our president has surrounded himself with is absolutely mind-boggling

    • ceemack

      Hey, it makes him feel like he fits in.

    • journogal

      All by design…

    • alanstorm

      How else is he going to convince himself that he’s the smartest guy in the room?

  • chewydog
  • b_truit

    But he just Went to a bball game and golfing…

    • tedlv

      Multi-tasking. The god emperor can do anything, any time. Maybe he had a “eureka” moment on the 57th hole.

  • Guest

    …m

    • World B. Free

      I’m not sure he has ever given one that’s under 272 MINUTES.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Hey 0’Dannypoo….explain this too, won’t you please….
    Source: therightscoop.com
    Obama reads from draft copy of The Gettysburg Address that omits under God

    http://therightscoop.com/obama-reads-from-draft-copy-of-gettysburg-address-that-omits-under-god/

    Cheap shot Thugs You all are!

    • tedlv

      Why would he read from a draft? Is he daft? Oh, what did I just say…

  • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Candide Gilbert

    In all fairness to President Stompy-Foot – has ANY president dared to speak at Gettysburg since 1863? No one could say anything that wouldn’t appear trite, banal, and even ridiculous stood up against Lincoln’s words.

    • Karin_A

      You make a very good point. And in fact, I might have felt deeply insulted, because of course, he would have had to make it all about him.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Obama could speak there, no problem. MSM accolades would be endless.

      • tedlv

        Hopefully they would load the right version into his teleprompter, else he would be so lost…

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Fair is Not what is going on Bernie. And please know this is not a rant.

      We haven’t desired Obama to speak, because he’s an interloper he uses past President’s as useful tools, like Christians and GOD.
      Lincoln didn’t do enough for Obama and his Collective Salvationist, Critical Race Theorist, Black Liberation Theologist, Scholarly Communist Saul Alinski that he is.
      Obama’s books depict his disdain and spite for this Nation.
      He will never be able to Hold a Candle to President Lincoln.

      And he read *Draft Version* of The Gettysburg Address, Not signed by Lincoln, that omitted Under God. The one Lincoln Signed and gave at the sacred ground was the “The Blessed Version”. Why use the Draft Version? To wield his ax grinding down America, to snub his nose at Christians his arrogant use of the Communist Saul Alinski Tactics! He’s a Thug! He’s The Transformer, The Equalizer Dictator to the path to his Utopian-ville of redistribute what another person’s worked all their life to have, it is stolen by him and his sycophants to gain a voter base and destroy America from within because he is really a bigot and despises America.

      Obama on White Folks Greed: (Why would he write this in an autobiography?)
      Source: Taken from his book and in his own words: “Dreams From My Father” page 158 of 235 PDF Form:

      “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day
      than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year,
      where white folks’ greed runs a world in need,
      apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…
      That’s the world! On which hope sits!
      .
      Source: Washington Times
      State Dept buys $70k worth of Obama’s books to tell the World
      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/25/state-department-buys-70000-worth-obama-memoir/?page=all
      .
      Source: Washington Times
      Obama Sparks Catholic Ire Comment Parochial School
      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/20/obama-sparks-catholic-ire-comment-parochial-school/
      .
      Source: cnsnews.com
      Obama if Catholics have their schools and building and Protestants have theirs
      http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-if-catholics-have-their-schools-and-buildings-and-protestants-have-theirs

      • Yes I’m the famous Joe

        The further away from the American people, our liberties and our History Obama stays, the better we are. He’s the “Know Nothing President”, I doubt that Valerie Jarrett told him it was an important day for Americans and our country.

      • tedlv

        “One other person” has been typing for a very, very longtime, and as I type this, has disappeared. Good ol’ Disqus.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Don’t know ted?

    • jshanleyny

      Wilson, FDR, and LBJ (as VP) spoke at the 50, 75, and 100th commemoration respectively.

      • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Candide Gilbert

        See texastommy’s post above. No SITTING president has visited Gettysburg at the anniversary of the ADDRESS. Several of them visited on or around the anniversary of the BATTLE, and several on Memorial Day. But Eisenhower appears to have been the only one to speak on the anniversary of the ADDRESS, in 1963 – and he was retired (and also actually living in Gettysburg) at the time.

        • jshanleyny

          However no President or candidate ever compared himself to Lincoln so shamelessly than Obama. Of course I can understand why he wouldn’t want to draw comparisons NOW to “Honest” Abe.

    • texastommy

      “According to documents
      supplied by the Adams County Historical Society, 16 presidents have
      visited Gettysburg while they were in office — Lincoln on Nov. 19,
      1863; Rutherford B. Hayes on May 30, 1878; Grover Cleveland May 4, 1885;
      Theodore Roosevelt on May 30, 1904; William H. Taft on Nov. 19, 1909;
      Woodrow Wilson on July 3, 1913; Warren G. Harding on July 1, 1922;
      Calvin Coolidge on May 30, 1928; Herbert Hoover on May 30, 1930;
      Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 30, 1934, and July 3, 1938; Harry S. Truman
      on July 6, 1946; Dwight D. Eisenhower on Nov. 13, 1955; John F. Kennedy
      on March 31, 1963; Richard M. Nixon on April 3, 1972; Jimmy Carter on
      July 6 and Sept. 11, 1978, and George W. Bush on Sept. 6, 2008.”

      • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Candide Gilbert

        Thanks for the good research.

        Notable that only Taft visited on the actual anniversary of the address.

        Hayes, TR, Coolidge, Hoover and FDR all visited on Memorial Day.

        Wilson, Harding, FDR (again) and Truman visited on or about the dates of the battle.

        So no sitting president has visited Gettysburg on the anniversary of the address in over 100 years. Which kinda supports my point.

        I’d love to know what Taft had to say, if anything. Gotta try to look that up.

        • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Candide Gilbert

          Hmmm… looks like Taft was there Memorial Day, not November 19: See this newspaper account of Taft’s speech, dated Jun 5, 1909:

          http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/11/the-lost-presidential-speech-made-at-the-gettysburg-address-anniversary/

          Don’t know if it’s the whole thing, but it’s definitely many cuts below Lincoln.

          Also: http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/11/the-lost-presidential-speech-made-at-the-gettysburg-address-anniversary/

          Interesting article. President Eisenhower, who actually lived in Gettysburg after his presidency, was asked to speak because President Kennedy was preparing for a trip to Dallas, Texas. (Kennedy sent a prepared statement in his stead.) Eisenhower got a lot closer to the point of the occasion than Taft did.

          • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Candide Gilbert

            (Wondering what the down vote just above is about. Everything in there is a statement of fact, apart from the sentence saying Eisenhower got closer to the point of the occasion than Taft, which is my opinion. Guess there’s a Taft lover here. Or an Eisenhower hater…)

        • Republicanvet

          ” In all fairness to President Stompy-Foot – has ANY president dared to speak at Gettysburg since 1863?”

          That was your question, right?

          • http://nailsonblackboards.blogspot.com/ Bernie Candide Gilbert

            Yup.

            Apparently no SITTING President.

            Ike did, in 1963, but he was retired at the time.

          • Chris Stone

            You had better update your history. Just a quick 2 minute check shows you’re wrong on at least 2 counts and probably all the rest of them as well. SITTING Presidents.

          • Chris Stone

            I’ve checked the list through Harding. ALL from him up were SITTING presidents at the time of their visit. Geez.

          • rosetta_stoned

            The point is, he was asked to attend as part of the 150th anniversary. For whatever reason, he decided he had better things to do.

          • JH

            It is because 150 year anniversaries only come around once. With him being
            an African-American, and with the state of his presidency going south all three of
            those reasons were opportunities that few presidents have had or will
            have. He could have set a tone for not only past sins of this country,
            but also sins of his own in his tenure as president. He has let a golden
            opportunity slip between his fingers. I am not a fan of our current
            POTUS, and it really does not bother me he did not go, personally I am
            glad he didnt. It is HIS loss, not mine. But more importantly it is our country that lost. It just saddens me we have a president that is
            unwilling to step up to the plate when it matters the most and when it
            is NEEDED the most.

          • Michael Rice

            That was not your original question.

          • Michael Rice

            What exactly is a retired, sitting President?

    • AmericanMom

      Obama omits “God” from Gettysburg Address Reading…

      http://weaselzippers.us/2013/11/19/obama-omits-god-from-gettysburg-address-reading/

      Curiously enough, in his version of the speech, President Barack Obama’s delivery contained an omission – in a line that every other celebrity delivered as “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom” (click here for proof of that), the President left out the words “under God.”

    • TeamMomScooter

      Actually, yes. President Woodrow Wilson spoke at the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, in July of 1913. In 1963, President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke at the 100th anniversary, because President John F. Kennedy was already scheduled to be in Dallas, TX. These are just the major anniversaries…I’m sure there were more.

      • disqus_glB3YKQ95H

        My memory is not that reliable, but I think that President Obama did not attend the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg this summer. Do I remember that correctly. If so, even given the history of Presidential appearances/avoidances, he would have avoided two key 150th remembrances.

        • tedlv

          “FORE!” long drawn out with chin held high.

          • disqus_glB3YKQ95H

            Well, at least the Prez knows the first sound in the Gettysburg Address.

    • Young Werther

      good point

    • Michael Rice

      Who said he had to speak. He couldn’t simply attend?

  • Joe_in_Indiana

    He used the Lincoln Aura for his own purposes to get elected twice. Now has discarded it as trash.

    • tedlv

      Is there a pattern developing?

  • RA_H

    He’s got to get another round of golf in before the weather gets too cold in DC

  • tjack

    As to the website President obama will be hands on for the next 11 days until the 12/1 rollout shows that it’s still a pos and obama will once again claim to be caught unawares.
    PS- I’m glad he’s absent today as it only reinforces the fact that he’s all style and no substance.

  • Ed McDowell

    He was busy re-writing the Gettysburg Address to omit “under God” and that’s a lot of work. Says he should have started on it sooner. Oh well.

  • ricsands

    He probably can’t stand another booing at his expense.

  • Sean

    President Lincoln was able to visit the battlefield, and give a speech, while conducting the Civil War.

    • Geoffrey Walker

      That’s nothing. Obama’s still conducting 2 wars!

      • Simon Says

        Humm, haven’t seen his lame ass on the battlefield yet. Coward.

  • Jay Stevens

    Dan Pfeiffer:

    “Oh, I don’t know, there’s this whole website thing that someone suggested might destroy the Dem Party”

    If that was so important, why is he taking precious time to play golf?

  • DeadlockVictim

    I bet Mr. Pfeiffer is about to become acquainted with the undercarriage of a public transportation vehicle.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      ‘der bus. u say? ;’)

    • Republicanvet

      No. Wasn’t it this POS who snarked on a cancer victim?

  • Ghenghis Greg

    “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ” President Abraham Lincoln-Republican
    For the Democrats there is no God, neither is there a country for the people, it’s for the bureaucrat-socialist, and freedom perished when he took office in 2008.

  • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Obama has told us that he “doesn’t code” so how exactly is he doing anything to fix the website?

    • carmenta

      man, I wish to God he would ‘code’….

      • TexSizzle

        With DNR orders?

  • twistedgenius

    Would have just been more honest if he said he planned to go golfing.

    • Geoffrey Walker

      Must be some good courses around. Gettysburg’s where Ike spent a lot of time golfing.

      • disqus_glB3YKQ95H

        Camp David, nearby, has its own private course, plus other amenities that the tax payers have already paid for.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      He can reserve his tee times online. The Andrews AFB website works.

  • WhoMeToo

    Aahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha “OBAMA TOO BUSY”
    Ahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha “FIXING WEB SITE” == > XD

  • RblDiver

    I have to agree with Michael Brown on this one: I’m actually glad he’s not attending, because he’d just degrade the whole thing!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Oh he already did. By reading The Draft Gettysburg Address omitting GOD, and not the Lincoln Signed and Blessed Gettysburg Address. Just a real hustler of a thug.

  • Lindakl

    Fixing the web site, I thought he was not informed directly?

    • Republicanvet

      Well, now that the media has told him…

      What excuse will he use for the next epic fail?

  • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Wow…I’m guessing Obama is coding for the backend databases right now….

    • Republicanvet

      Is that code for Reggie’s in town?

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    Re: “It didnt work schedule-wise”
    The ACA didn’t work, coverage-wise.

    • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Gee, they only had 150 freakin’ years to get ready for it…

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        It was a “complicated” speech :-)

        • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Yeah…unexpectedly so, all 267 words of it 😉

    • twistedgenius

      The ACA didn’t work “Period”.
      It was a failure from the get go.

      • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

        It helped the idiot get elected, so there’s that…

        • twistedgenius

          Yes under false pretense. If the American people knew before election a lot of the things that have been coming out, I seriously believe the election would have went the other way.

  • smorkingapple

    In today’s fake outrage over a meaningless item next to no one cares about except rabid right wingers episode…….

    • ObamaFail

      Fake outrage? You mean like what you libs do constantly? LIke when you fake outrage over a comment Palin makes while cheering Bashir making disgusting remarks, or when you fake outrage over the shut down while celebrating the Dems damaging the economy with Obamacare, a law they knew was going to be bad, they exempted themselves from it. You left-wing whackos are living in fantasy land.

    • FarmBoy11B

      a meaningless item next to no one cares about?
      Gettysburg was the turning point where the union was saved, the writing was on the wall regarding the confederacy, and the end of slavery. Lincoln’s speech was a reaffirmation of the idea that all men are created equal, and thousands had given their lives in the service of that idea.
      Yes, I can see from your other comments where you are coming from and why you think this would be meaningless. A good example of the moral bankruptcy of the left. Thank you for that reminder

    • ARandKsmommy

      I care and it’s not meaningless to me. I’ve read the speech on the walls of his memorial. It’s beautiful thing to behold.

    • disappearing moderate

      Sorry you’re so ignorant of our nation’s history. Shorter version of Ken Burns on Fox today- In two minutes, Lincoln not only reaffirmed the Declaration of Independence but expanded it to include all Americans.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      How nice of you to take time out of your day to talk about something you say no one cares about.

    • Michael Rice

      Imagine that, a lefty does not care about the anniversary of the Gettysburg address.

  • FarmBoy11B

    personally, I am glad that he isn’t going. we all know what Obama isn’t, and what he is. No reason to have a lying incompetent socialist soil the hallowed ground where free men sacrificed for the proposition that all are created equal.

  • losar1

    If he had of went this headline would of said “Obama abandons fixing healthcare problems for (money value here) vacation in Pennsylvania.”. We all know it would.

    • ObamaFail

      No it wouldn’t. That’s what it would say on every major outlet if a Republican President took time off of fixing one of their failures. With Obama he gets nothing but praise.

    • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      We are all very well aware that there is absolutely NOTHING Obama himself can do to fix the website. He doesn’t write code, remember?

      • ObamaFail

        Which I don’t believe that he doesn’t know how to write code. Apparently he can heal planets and slow the tides of oceans (at least that’s what he said when he was elected), so if he can do that, how can he not write code? I thought he was the smartest man to ever hold office?

        • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Here’s why….you can’t fake code. Period.

        • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Well, we never did see his transcripts…maybe he did have Pascal I or something 😉

          But I guess we’ll never know unless Snowden releases a copy of them or such.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      At this point, maybe it’d be better if Obama stopped sticking his nose in healthcare. Look at the damage he’s wreaked so far.

  • jshanleyny

    Obama chose to draw comparisons to Lincoln when it suited him (i.e. when he was running for office.) Now he fears a comparison with “Honest” Abe. The irony, it burns.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    How can he fix it? He admitted he can’t write code.

  • smorkingapple

    By the way. Lincoln ended slavery. Why do you guys celebrate him? He’d be a RINO today.

    • ObamaFail

      Actually, he’d still be a Republican. The Democrats were the ones who hated Lincoln for freeing the slaves. It was also the Democrats who fought against the Civil Rights Act. Get your facts straight.

    • FarmBoy11B

      you know, I’m not a republican, but it seems to me that if you are positing that isn’t a Republican position, let alone a libertarian or tea party position, you are off the mark.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Do you not understand-
      We were all born into Natural Laws, Natural Rights a Constitutional, Sovereign, and Free Republic.

    • disappearing moderate

      Another great example of the tactic upon which libs rely most– ignore the issue and demonize the opposition.

    • Republicanvet

      Not really. Since the left has been well-documented as standing in the way of and filibustering civil rights legislation…he would have been attacked by the left as an extremist trying to dictate to democrats what they can do with their property.

      Own it.

    • SPQR9

      Extraordinarily stupid thing to write.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “By the way. Lincoln ended slavery.”

      Which would’ve put him at odds with Senator Grand Dragon–I mean, Robert Byrd.

    • Michael Rice

      He’d be a racist to Dems….somehow, they would make a connection.

  • ObamaFail

    This time tomorrow, we’ll hear on CNN about the great round of golf Obama played during the Gettysburg anniversary.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Fore score and seven strokes ago… :-)

      • ObamaFail

        Obama got a mulligan but wrote down hole in one anyway.

      • Republicanvet

        …Obama was STILL in the rough…

  • arttie

    Lincoln did not have a teleprompter! PERIOD!

    • SPQR9

      Nor a speech writer. Scribbled the speech out on his own.

  • westside_resident

    As a proud democrat I fully expect 0bama will celebrate the anniversary of the Jim Crow laws.

  • Republicanvet

    It didn’t work schedule wise.

    Translation: We already scheduled this CEO suck-up and nobody bothered to look at a calendar to see this anniversary.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      The organizers sent the invite a YEAR in advance.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Obama will not be upstaged by President Lincoln. So he reads the Draft Copy of the Gettysburg Address that omits Under God to get back at Christians in America.

  • ARandKsmommy

    Oh well…He can’t hold a candle to Lincoln anyway….

  • FaithColeridge33

    Geez…they had a 150 years to plan for the day.

    • Republicanvet

      You know what they say about prior planning preventing pi$$ poor performance…

      Someone should tell Obama.

  • disqus_eric

    I just figured Preezy was out golfing (again).

  • capisce

    @pfeiffer44 @ron_fournier Wasn’t the “whole website thing” in play when POTUS golfed last week in FL? #Gettysburg

  • Jack Deth

    That’s odd:

    I was listening to Chris Plante, who devoted more than an hour to this topic. And Obama and the WH has NOTHING scheduled today. Until a meeting at 3:30pm with some political pandering seekers.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      That’s an action-packed day at this White House. Up at the crack of 9 a.m. and all… Like Pfeiffer said, “It didnt work [Obama’s] schedule-wise.”

      • HanaFiveO

        Why am I reminded of that song from the Wizard of Oz….
        We get up at 12 and start to work at 1, take an hour for lunch and then at 2 were done. Jolly good fun!

  • disappearing moderate

    I keep reading about Obama being too dang cerebral for the job, too big picture and/or nuancey for the ignorant masses to “get”. Here he misses a great opportunity to do the one thing that’s proven successful, fill the hearts of the faithful with his soaring rhetoric. I suppose he figures his efforts would be wasted on his critics. Reading comments around the news sites, racist, homophobic and misogynistic seem to be out as the typical liberal counter arguments. Republicans are just plain stupid is the latest theme.

  • CHHR

    wow… and to think Pfeiffer only just last week insisted policy wonks don’t write code and therefore can’t be expected to be held accountable for code that dicks around with their policy wonking… has that just changed?

  • Dan Thorpe

    Does anyone care that he is not there? I mean honestly, I have great respect for Lincoln and what did. A part of me thinks that if Obama gave a speech today that at least a part of it would be about him.

    • SPQR9

      A part of you? Obama’s speeches are always about him.

  • spaceycakes

    he just didn’t wanna say he’ll be partying with ‘singers’

  • spaceycakes

    “This President has honored Lincoln, his legacy, and veterans of the Civil War dozens and dozens of times…”

    ok, for the sake of argument we’ll say ‘dozens and dozens’ equals, at least, 24.

  • AdamsParachute

    but golf is fine

  • laker12

    I would not expect our Indonesian educated President to even know where Gettysburg is even located, let alone its historical significance.

    • MNWoman

      It is somewhere in the 57 states.

      • TexSizzle

        Which three do we know for sure it’s not in?

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Haven’t you heard folks? Obama watched an introduction video to Dreamweaver, now he is the smawtest pwogwammer evah! FORWARD!

  • TheRedCoat92

    “Obama’s priorities according to @pfeiffer44: Democrat party > Greatest speech in American History”. But what difference does it make?

  • AmericanLass

    If its not on a golf course, he is not interested. But hey, give the guy a break, its been years…… months, …..days……hours, since he hit that little ball around.

  • GulfPundit

    If only he was this conscientious in the three years before the website launched. Actually, the results would have been even worse.

  • Herman LaClair

    he’s got his handy dandy Little Orphan Annie decoder ring…can’t wait to find out what the secret message is.

  • NickGranite

    The most important statement on Obama’s agenda today is…Fore!

  • nc ✓s & balances

    It just one more to add to the stack.

    Someone IS keeping track of all of this, right?

    • MNWoman

      I think Twitchy can be considered one of the top sources for compilation of the left’s insanity.

  • MNWoman

    If this were President Romney, or any other white president for that matter, can you imagine the outcries of “raaaaacism”?

    • Jeffrey Harbin

      I can’t imagine President Romney skipping this event. Period.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      In that case, even the new George Zimmerman arrest would’ve been kicked off the front page. :-)

  • moovova

    So Obama is a chooming code geek.

    Wow..who knew?

  • Greg Halvorson

    THE CRIMINAL-IN-CHIEF:

    Barack Obama, in his reelection campaign, used the I.R.S. to suppress and intimidate over 500 conservative Tea Party groups and Christian organizations… Barack Obama used the U.S. Census Bureau to manipulate data and artificially LOWER the national unemployment rate….. Barack Obama blatantly lied about the Benghazi terrorist attacks and abandoned Americans in their HOUR OF NEED…. He did all these things in order to DECEIVE Americans in effort to remain president — Barack Obama is a FRAUDULENT office-holder…. His standing in office is ILLEGITIMATE.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Conservative-Hammer/206783309358337

  • Greg Halvorson

    Let’s not be hypocrites — why in God’s name would anyone WANT the lying disgrace within 100 miles of Gettysburg?

  • LastMomStanding

    0 has a scheduling conflict….bwahahaha….that’s hilarious.

    • swsmtdg

      Check the closet for his golf clubs.

  • MNWoman

    A better excuse would have been:

    “Remember, you guys, he has promised to “spend every minute of every day doing everything in my power to make this economy work for working Americans again”.”

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Yea, let’s blow the dust off this one: “I want to go through the federal budget line by line, programs that don’t work, we cut.” — Barack Obama Oct. 15, 2008

  • moovova

    Anybody ever seen the Prez with a vinyl pocket protector stuffed with pens?

    How can he be an official computer geek without a pocket protector?

    (No offense to true geeks. You folks make the world go ’round. Without you, we’d still be doing cuneiform.)

  • unclebarb

    Gettysburg Address. One of the most beautifully worded speeches ever spoken and one that would never bore you, all done without a teleprompter. Cool, huh?.

    Obama could never top it. The speech was not a speech for a bloviator. Obama would only show how pathetic he is.

    • HanaFiveO

      I read that several presidents have avoided the ceremony for just that reason.
      They knew they couldn’t compete with that historic moment and didn’t even want to try.

      With President Narcissus that’s a safe bet.

      • unclebarb

        I totally agree. I memorized this address in grade school and I still remember it. Hard to shine in the shadow of this beautiful speech. Especially if you need a teleprompter.

  • MNWoman

    So he is working on the website that, after over 3 years and $600+ million dollars, still doesn’t work. What makes him, or anyone, really, think Obama helping will make it work by the newest deadline of end of November?

  • Barry A. Brewer

    We laugh, but please note, the Dimbulbs are attempting to make the narrative all about the website – not the larger failure that is ObamaCare itself

  • cltcat

    Nice day in DC, probably has a date with a golf course

  • 98ZJUSMC

    Jeez…..I mean, he’s the smartest organism ever!!!1111eLeBiNtY!!11 Why not just bring the Preznit-I-dential Laptop to Gettysburg? Shouldn’t the smartest organism ever be able to write code and blab at the same time?

  • Suzyqpie

    An experienced focused leader would fire Dan Pfeiffer for this moronic display of infantile belligerence. Amateur and incompent. It appears to be contagious and rampant at La Casa Blanca.

  • TocksNedlog

    Lets get ready to FUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • katiefan

    Lets all just stay on top of how many more times he plays golf!!

  • TocksNedlog

    Can’t make time to honor our history; too busy rewriting it.

  • Lindakl

    Obammy and Valjar are melting down!!

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    His Blackberry does not work 50 yards outside of the WH.

  • HanaFiveO

    This was such a bizarre conversation that I had to go find the twitter stream to make sure something wasn’t being taken out of context. It wasn’t.
    In reality the POTUS is meeting with CEOs on the economy, which would have been a better answer, not doing anything about the failed website.
    Really don’t give a flip if the POTUS goes to Gettysburg or not, just surprised that he would pass on a historic event and primo photo-op. DP flip response to a simple question was a surprise too.

    Between DP and Carneys snark today, it would appear that a diaper change and a fresh binky is called for, for the whole Admin.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Four score and seven months ago our enemies brought forth on this continent, a new President, conceived in Idiocy, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are not created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.

  • LTE2

    From my point of view, the only thing worse than Obama not attending the 150th of the Gettysburg address is Obama attending the 150th of the Gettysburg address.

  • Julescat

    maybe it’s a secret muzz holiday?

  • bearkat0501

    I’m torn. Some of those tweets are just downright funny, but our President is a joke and how utterly sad is that??? Hopefully half of this nation is paying attention and learning from their mistake. That is the only thing that could make this better.

  • porgiefirefighter

    Where is the photo of Obama looking over the shoulder of a website programmer pretending to understand.

    • fredblue

      Adds new meaning to the phrase “What a tangled Web we weave”.

  • ernst1776

    Obama knows he would be booed, as he should be.

  • porgiefirefighter

    Yesterday I couldn’t spell PHP Programmer, today I are one.

  • ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Anyone recall what happened to the President who passed showing up on the 100th anniversary?

  • AmericanMom

    When Obama took “God” out of his Gettysburg speech, he feared being struck by lightning and thus, wouldn’t appear.

    • robert anthony

      Strange for a ‘christian’…one who hurries to Church when poll numbers are down…deliberately leaving out God…and from a speech that had the word in it, which he was merely meant to recite, not edit. What a POS.

      • AmericanMom

        He’s in league with the devil himself. Am surprised only that he’s gone to a church at all. He’s certainly not a Christian in any sense of the word.

    • fredblue

      Being as narcissistic as he is, he probably was tempted to replace the word “God” with his own name. He doesn’t like coming in second to anyone.

    • ELC

      One can say he’s a hypocrite. Remember he could be struck my lightening anytime he plays golf. He should come down to So. Fla. We are the lightening capital of the world. That would be the only time Odumbo would be welcomed.

      • AmericanMom

        Stranger things have happened. There’s one power Odumbo can not mess with.

  • JannyFayRay

    Too bad Gettysburg wasn’t on a golf course. He seems to still have plenty of time to golf while fixing the website.

  • robert anthony

    “This President has honored Lincoln, his legacy, and veterans of the Civil War dozens and dozens of times since taking office” – No, he’s compared himself to Lincoln…that’s not an honor.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      In his mind it is.

    • ELC

      Good ole Abe Lincoln digs himself deeper in the grave everytime Odumbo compares himself to the great leader. Odumbo can’t even come close.

  • L R

    Never mind about the ACA website destroying the Dem Party because O and his WH staff are destroying any shred of credibility with democrats all by themselves.

  • Lienathan

    “Deflecting with sarcastic condescension” – that’s kind of what these people do, in case people hadn’t noticed. On pretty much everything.

  • carmenta

    didn’t fit in schedule-wise??? same excuse I give every year for not having my Christmas shopping done, y’know, those pesky anniversaries and holidays just. will. not. hold still on the calendar

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Dwight Eisenhower [previous POTUS], John F. Kennedy [present POTUS], and Lyndon Johnson [present VPOTUS and future POTUS] all took separate trips to Gettysburg in the 100th-anniversary year of 1963. Lyndon Johnson was the only one who gave a speech, though, and it was an historic speech. The nation’s first [half] African-American president should certainly be there. President Obama could have used this occasion to offer words of healing and reconciliation. But as we all know, Barack Hussein Obama is anything but a healer and uniter.

    Asked Monday about the President Obama’s absence, press secretary Jay Carney said simply, “I don’t have any scheduling updates to provide to you.” He then added, “Obviously, that address and that moment in time is seminal in our history. I think that all Americans across the country will have the opportunity to think about those words and that address.” But as for the pressing question as to why President Obama is staying away, Jay Carney gets snippy retorting, I don’t have anything more for you.”

    • ELC

      Jay Carney is just running out of excuses for his boss and the more he’s pressured…the more he’s getting snarky with all those asking questions. By
      saying “I don’t have any scheduling updates to provide for you,”shows he has no answers to give to the press core and would they please stop asking already.

      • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

        Ferret-Face Carney is a feckless crap weasel. Period.

        Just like his bosses, POTUS Barack Hussein Obama and Shadow Government President Valerie Jarrett.

        Truth Is Treason To An Empire Built Of Lies

        Ferret-Face Carney could always eschew the childish shenanigans and just be honest, for once, and just tell the press to stop asking because they’re not going to get an answer and even if they do get an answer it will just be yet another blatant lie anyway. That’s what mature grown-ups do.

        • SPQR9

          Ron Ziegler is in the afterlife grinning at Jay Carney making him look good.

  • Adela Wagner

    It’s telling. But if he did show up, he would make a speech, and HE would be the star in that speech.So I’m all for Obama staying away from American Hero’s past and present.And it seems more and more of his own base want him to stay away from them and their own campaigns for re-election. He is Toxic.

    • ELC

      That is true if he attended the narcissist in chief would make a speech that has him part of the history. However, no matter what you and I think, his business was to be there regardless. He is definitely Toxic…couldn’t agree more. I just call him EVIL!

      • Adela Wagner

        You are correct, he SHOULD be there. But I am now used to him shrugging off what America is and what it has always stood for. So I guess I am just over him even fake ACTING Presidential. I just want him gone. Every time he comes on TV, the mute goes on or the Channel gets changed so he basically has ruined anything that might have been worth listening to or watching. It’s all such a shame.

  • Rick Stones

    “The world will little note, nor long remember, that Obama was too narcissistic to go there, but it can never forget what they did there…”

    -Abraham Lincoln (if he were alive to witness this)

  • BobbyBulivia

    7 Trillion and 5 years ago, I set forth to fundamentally transform this country into a left wing progressive government conceived in wealth redistribution, zero personal liberties and the proposition that citizens are too stupid to know whats best for them.

    • HanaFiveO

      Doesnt have quite the same historic ring to it.

  • ELC

    He can beg out of going to the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, but finds time to hit golf balls?Sorry, no matter how you look at it Odumbo’s priorities are lacking too much. Shame on him…you would think this would be something a prez should have attended. What a sorry excuse for the leader of our country. He’s a total disgrace and what’s worse is he just doesn’t care.

  • Tom Huppmann

    He already celebrated the 150th! On November 9th he played his 150th round of golf as commander in chief.

  • Antilla the Hun

    There’s always an excuse with the WH Bunch.

  • Antilla the Hun

    Oh wait ha ha he and Al Gore are busy fixing it together.

  • fredblue

    So what I’m hearing here is that the website address trumps the Gettysburg address.

  • Scott

    FORE!!!!!! That is all he is capable of!!!!

    • Liz Upfield

      Nah! He also can really, really read from a teleprompter.

  • CitizenVetUSA

    Don’t be fooled; obamacare is performing exactly as planned with the next step, the total collapse of private sector healthcare insurance companies, then onto the final conclusion of single payer mandate, solely controlled healthcare by the federal government.

  • Guest

    He wasn’t there because he was afraid. I suspect.

  • danapointdaddy

    what a pathetic man obama is

  • Drewbles

    I used to get annoyed by bho but honestly, after 5 years if he didn’t do something like this I would die from shock. I am annoyed we let him become president in the first place.

  • Guest

    He was afraid a ghost of one of those brave Union soldiers would reach up and snatch his scrawny neck.

  • Guest

    Chicken chit.

  • BatCat

    If there were a golf course there, he would definitely be there. Maybe he should have stayed home this weekend instead of his golf, and basketball game, and worked on code for OBAMACARE. What a bunch of BS

  • therain

    So they are admitting that the democratic party comes before the country. Enough said.

  • Rob

    President Obama to the nation ====> “If you like your Gettysburg Address, you can KEEP your Gettysburg Address.”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Revan

    I bet any money he is golfing right now.

    • bonerjones7

      he’s probably out back smoking his crack pipe

  • james94780

    Don’t worry America, Obama is feverishly writing code tonight, he’s gonna single-handedly save healthcare.gov!!! Look, we even snapped a pic of Dear Leader hard at work!

  • marlene cote

    He is afraid of getting shot! That is a battleground which has many hills and other locations where a sniper could easily hide.

  • Bill Sullivan

    I am glad. I actually think that his presence would taint a beautiful Remembrance of possibly the greatest speech in our country’s history. Maybe he’s been afraid of the word God in Lincoln’s speech.

  • JustMyOpinion

    fund raisers and golfing though work schedule wise….. imagine that

  • gold7406

    pfeiffer…another administration boot lick.

  • catkeepr

    Strange how the Website didn’t seem to interfere with his golf game….just sayin’

  • The Old Man

    Could it be that the Gettysburg reinactment just might have live ammo and he is afraid of being a target.

  • alanaforsyth

    Why should anyone expect anything more from Obama than this?

  • RMarolla

    Worst President/Administration in the History of America! I rather they didn’t taint Lincoln’s speech,, oh,,, never mind.

  • Simon Says

    Amazing, no time for Lincoln, but all the time in the world for over 150 rounds of golf? Silly us, we must get our priorities straight! Golf beats running the country anyday!

  • steppingstone

    He dont deserve to be there anyway. He dont respect the white house and lies to everybody , so he is not worthy to give any kind of speech!!!!

  • dareisay

    Actually I believe he is on anti-depressants or something! I never thought he was in control, I have always thought someone else is calling the shots.

    Rumor says it is Valerie Jarret.

  • alanaforsyth

    Oh, great, we have a depressed president and a veep who’s a lush with loose lips. Another fine mess!

  • $28125632

    If it had anything to do with MLK, Obama would crawl to get there.

  • Botzilla

    FORE! score and seven years ago….

    • alanaforsyth

      LOL

  • $28125632

    Obama can’t attend because he can’t get Michelle’s size 12 out of his backside.

  • Mizflame98

    Wait, he told OFA on the phone that 11 million people signed up already. There’s nothing to fix.

  • ModdKenwood

    Jay Carney: ” Gettysburg happened a long time ago.”

    • alanaforsyth

      He said that?

  • TXKracker

    You can bet your .com, that if Jay-Z and Beyoncé was goins to be in the heezy at the Gettsyburg House Party the Prezzy O would be in the house… keeping it cool.

  • Billie Slash

    Why the heck would Obama pay homage to Lincoln? After all, slaves are the Democrat party’s constituents. That whole freedom meme of Lincoln’s is bad for business.

  • Kathy Harriman Boker

    Hope they remember to put the instructions to fix the website on his teleprompter….

  • tedlv

    Wow, the god emperor has now added a new line of work to his multiple talents! The amazing bammy man hasn’t met the task he couldn’t tackle! How he is fast and furiously writing code to straighten up that pesky website. I am so in awe!

  • AdamsParachute
  • Dave

    He’s too busy researching 2014 NCAA march to the Final Four Basketball brackets.

    • tedlv

      Wonder if he has a big screen with surround sound?

  • ToddonCapeCod

    Oh, come on!
    We all know he preferred to go play golf today!

  • John

    If they built an enterprise system in PHP they are *unbelievably* screwed.

  • Yes I’m the famous Joe

    The anniversary and the nation was honored by Obama not showing up for it.

  • John

    I’m going to take the minority view here. I’m glad he didn’t attend. The SOB would make it all about him and his agenda, like he does with everything else. A day without having to see and hear him posture is a blessing.

    • tedlv

      I am shuddering as I imagine that gawdawful drone voice reciting the Gettysburg Address Obama style.

  • constitutionminded

    Gettysburg is hollowed ground. Keep is usless butt away from there. He’d just disrespect it in person.

    • tedlv

      I like your comments, and intend no criticism – please check to see what “hollowed” means – maybe make an edit, before you are attacked by someone that doesn’t like your comments.

      • constitutionminded

        Thanks, too late, spell check doesn’t always work when I’m tired.

    • /sarcnado ☠

      hallowed?

  • Yes I’m the famous Joe

    The Nation was graced by his absence.

  • constitutionminded

    A day without Obama is a day with sunshine.

    • lainer51

      in my world it’s a day WITH sunshine

  • Worc1

    Obama didn’t attend b/c he would have looked extremely small and petulant compared to the great President Lincoln. You just know he wouldn’t have been able to control himself and made an inappropriate comment about the GOP congress.

  • AZGunslinger

    The real reason Obama did not go to Gettysburg is because there is a “No Telepromtpers” policy at the memorial.

    • tedlv

      Reading from an envelope would be way beneath him. He is “hah tek”

      • beebop1952

        Some people manage with just a couple of words jotted on their hand …

  • TXKracker

    He called Axelrod to get his schedule, and he never called him back because Valerie Jarrett and Stephanie Cutter could not decide on what he was going to give a speech on at the Gettysburg Address function, and also could not decide on how he could insert the words I and we for the TelePrompter speech.
    And since no one let him know or called him back, well then… there you have it.

  • Sheerie Knoll

    And yet, if GWB had ignored, he would be called racist or some idiot would say something like “GWB doesn’t like black….”

  • AZGunslinger

    The irony of the first black president not commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is unreal. Such audacity is seldom seen.

    • /sarcnado ☠

      The audacity of Nope.

  • Cathy Boesken Dwertman

    I am sooooo glad he didn’t go to Gettysburg.Gettysburg is a sacred place
    where over 51,000 American men died in a three day battle.He doesn’t
    deserve to go there.He wouldn’t understand it and wouldn’t care to.He
    should never be allowed to stand where Lincoln stood.when he gave The Gettysburg Address.Keep the petulant tyrant in D.C. and honor the memory of the fallen men in Gettysburg..

  • beebop1952

    Do you think he could have done whatever it was he did today over the weekend when he had plenty of time for golf? Just askin’ ….

    • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      After all, he’s on a salary, not an hourly wage. Salary means “job done” not “hours worked.”

  • HonestC

    Unless Obama is on his deathbed, there is NO excuse not to be at the Gettysburg ceremony. What I glean from his snub . . . his Muslim superiors have ordered him not to show up.

  • FarmGirl

    Actually, I’m glad he chose not to attend. To me, his presence anywhere near something so richly important to our country just cheapens and mocks it,

  • Abigsoxfan

    Pfeiffer is such a partisan ass you can’t take anything he says with any amount of seriousness. He’s a bigger liar than the great one himself. I hope he continues to the the smart ass spokesperson he is as it does nothing but further damage the Obama image. Keep up the good work Dan.

  • Summer Richards

    I just can’t stand to see so many sad people… Personally if I had been able to attend Gettysburg I would have been woo hoo with Obama not showing up but for those whose hearts cannot bear the sadness I will channel Obama’s speech if he could have attended.
    (cough cough, Let me be perfectly clear) – I have often wondered what I would have done if I would have been in Lincoln’s situation. The first thing I would have done was to reach deep down into my heart and remember how I felt when (tells boring story about himself). Then I would have said to myself, Obama, you can make it through these dark times the country is depending on you. Then I would have sat and worked on a speech to rally the nation and lift the spirits of the people. This is what I would have said…. (sorry the channel has broken I am nearly in a coma).

    • Jer

      “Look, nobody’s more frustrated about the Civil War than I am.”

      “If I had been President, there would have been more corpsemen at Gettysburg.”

  • disqus_glB3YKQ95H

    Obama snubbed this invitation months ago. How did he know back then that he would have to work on Obamacare website at this time? By the way, there’s nothing on his schedule today that seems to address Obamacare website.

    • LR99

      To think the celebration was to honor the man who paved the way for a black person to become President!! Just proves the arrogance or is it ignorance of obama!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Hmmm…is there a railroad crossing in view, Dan?

  • John Howard

    Can’t make it to Gettysburg, he’s busy dealing with his Waterloo.

  • ryan the mac

    He probably used that gap in his schedule to play another round of golf… or maybe check up on his fantasy basketball team. Probably started a council to help pick his next march madness bracket… give the guy a break. He’s already accomplished what he came to do. Put American ppl in a hole for generations to come.

  • harley_dave

    Just a thought…. But how appropriate would it be to have the first black American president participating at a Civil War Commemoration ? What’s surprising , is that Obama, who LIVES for the photo op, should let this opportunity pass. What a jerk !!!!

  • William

    It’s obvious that this guy can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.

  • Arian Smith

    But he has plenty of time to golf.

  • LR99

    But obama had time to take the family to a basketball game??? Hmmm? The silence is deafening!

  • Thomas Wright

    I think she meant dummies for Obamacare Not Obamacare for dummies.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    Only one sitting president has ever visited Gettysburg on the anniversary. Hints: It wasn’t Reagan, Bush II, or Poppa Bush. (Or Lincoln.)

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      To be fair, your “Well, almost everyone was doing it” excuse is better than Pfeiffer’s “He’s fixing the website we promised was ready to launch 50 days ago… and won’t be fixed by Decemeber 1st” line.

  • wil_robel

    Obama is tirelessly trying to make slaves out of everyone in the country. Why should he pay tribute to former president, who sincerely wished to free people from slavery, and who gave a historic speech at a site during a war that nearly tore the nation asunder and where the issue of slavery was a problematic one?

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    100 years ago on the anniversary of (arguably) the nation’s most famous speech, the sitting president was a NO SHOW at Gettsyburg! Why did Woodrow Wilson HATE AMERICA? Communist! Kenyan! Mooslim!

    • $18912735

      Hmm… The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1-3, 1863. Woodrow Wilson was President of the US from 1913-1921.

      What was that you were saying about the 100th anniversary, of what again?

      MATH IS HAAAAARRRRRRDDDDD!

      BTW, Woodrow Wilson, the sitting President of the US on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, did give a speech at the site of the battle:

      http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/detail/3787

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Whoops, I meant 100 years AGO, not anniversary. I’ll edit.The address was given 150 years ago *today* and Wilson was a no-show that day. Taft is the only sitting president who appeared on the anniversary.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      It’s been about 50 days since the Left called Ted Cruz and Mike Lee radical hostage-takers for wanting to delay Obamacare for another year. Boy, were they wrong on that one, huh? 😉

    • lainer51

      Who said Bummer hates America? He merely doesn’t give a sh**!

  • Byron Shutt

    I almost feel sorry for this arrogant, self serving, adolescent of a President…..but….not really.

  • Patsy Hicks Chrysson

    I think this just shows how much the press has been covering for this man for the last 5 years. Because since they’ve stopped carrying water for him and all his minions, it’s painfully obvious that the whole bunch are complete idiots, Obama being Idiot-in-Chief.

  • Larry

    Obama thought the park was still closed due to shutdown.

    • lainer51

      Probably what Crazy Joe told him.

  • BeevaloBill

    Well I don’t know, but I have heard that Obama believes he is a better coder than his coders.

    (much like he is a better speech writer and policy man than his staff)

    Hubris is thy name.

  • Franklin Crittenden

    What a conundrum…

    Obama choses not to honor Lincoln…

    Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves…

    Barack Obama is a Democrat…

    Lincoln was a Republican…

    Slave Owners were Democrats…

    Understand?

  • Franklin

    Ah, the audacity of NOPE!
    The top 10 reasons Obama snubbed the anniversary:
    10: No wifi on Air Force one and he needed to update his fantasy football team.
    9: they told him he couldn’t play golf on the battlefield.
    8: he was afraid he’d get booed again like he did at the basketball game
    7: It was too close to Delaware and he was afraid Biden would show up
    6: Pennsylvania has a Republican governor and Christie is the only Republican governor he can stomach.
    5: It’s against the Democratic play book to honor a Republican President for any reason
    4: It’s George Bush’s fault
    3: Michelle has him in time out because he’s making her clean up his mess
    2: He was busy single handedly ruining the country
    1: It wasn’t all about him

  • johnnydow

    He was on a fund raiser for the biggest of all Presidential libraries, his. Five stories and completely empty. His whole life is classified. I guess they can store Obama care over in a small corner.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    So, a couple weeks from now when the website still isn’t working, how will Pfeiffer respond to “He missed the Gettysburg anniversary for *this*?”

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    You can’t lose what you never had…

  • http://heartbeatpolitics.com/ Bakeshop

    I’m glad he didn’t come… would’ve sullied the honorable moment.

  • lainer51

    Also only president to cancel National Day of Prayer and snub D-Day anniversary. Sounds like same old, same old to me.

  • Hoosierdaddy

    If there was a golf course where the batte fields exist, there would be time.

  • cscape

    Here’s the real reason….. Lincoln was WHITE…. He was a REPUBLICAN…. He dared to use the phrase “UNDER GOD” in his address….. and all this happened 150 years ago, and they are all about the FUTURE as they continue their march towards “fundamental transformation”

  • Highlanderclan

    Personally I’m glad he didn’t go. He would have made it all about him, as usual, ad nauseum, ad infinitum….

  • Highlanderclan

    Obamas website fix:

    “All your insurances are belong to us”

  • RandomChicagoan

    “What a type you must consort with that you don’t fear beating for such an insult” – Al Swearengen

  • cardnut

    I suspect he just wanted to play golf.

  • Sigh

    Maybe Obama unintentionally honored Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address by staying away. Having the most partisan president in recent history showing up would leave a stain. It would seem fake.

  • JR48

    The douchieness is strong in this one.

  • blg_wv

    He had no problem hitting the links recently . . .

  • James A. Lonon

    Who is up for a quick round of golf?

  • Michael Rice

    This is just a Bush/Tea Party sabotage plot.
    They hacked the website and caused the problems, knowing the anniversary was coming up and O would have to miss it.

  • Deborah Hallsted

    Good gosh I didn’t even know we were still doing things to honor the veterans of the Civil War. My bad. How can I help?

    • Mickey O’Brien

      “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”

      • Deborah Hallsted

        This WH is not known for honoring the vets of any war, so I imagine we conservatives are the only ones who understand they are instigating racial civil strife and division not seen since those times.

  • Skevvy

    there’s no golf course nearby?

  • liberaltool

    Obama…….so 2008.

  • gridlock2

    Some presidents stand next to Lincoln and are humbled and proud to be in such company. Obama stands next to Lincoln and is worried about how he looks by comparison. Obama should just wear a stovepipe hat because it will make him look taller.

  • Mitch Cumstein

    It’s good to see he can take the time and tax payer money to fly out to Africa to see Nelson Mandela on his not-so-much-death bed and across country to fundraisers but something a few miles away…too busy.

  • Mickey O’Brien

    AF-1 has been (mis)appropriated for less.

  • Terry West

    He’s too busy taking selfies!!

  • moderate Guy

    If he tried to attend and cheapen and demean the memory of Lincoln with his imbecile spechifying, he should’ve been barred.

  • Jim Hise

    All should be glad about this. For him to give a Gettysburg speech would be blasphemous. Like Satan reciting the Ten Commandments.

  • cowboybobmt

    Lincoln was a REPUBLICAN….and unworthy of Preezy Zero’s company.

  • oldrndirt

    Obama likes nothing better that to stick his thumb in the collective eyes of Americans that he distains for their patriotism, service to the country, religion, family values, work ethic, principles and race etc. POtuS is a racist baiting traitor who is doing everything he can to destroy the nation. He delights in the the knowledge that most americans are distracted when he spits in their eyes and miss totality of his attack on the nation. Wipe the spittle off a realize this like closing the WWII memorial is small potatoes compared to what he is doing in plain sight to the constitution and the rule of law by executive order, attacks on the consitution and failure to enforce constitutionally legal and enforcable laws.

  • Dominic

    The Obama presidency is a selfish one with a helping of arrogant staff and self absorbed advisors.

  • puca58

    Obama has no reverence for American history, it is unimportant to him. It only represents inferior times and people to him. Besides, it’s too expansive a venue to control who got admittance and who did not. Can’t have any contrarian voices and signs seen and heard.

  • perrydu

    Only one sitting president has ever attended the Gettysburg anniversary, Taft. I voted for Obama but still have issues with some of his policies. Please stop making crap up. It distracts from real problems and makes you look stupid.

  • Defend Liberty Philly Dude

    Hussein Obama’s ideology is marxism.

  • rte3hrbr .

    @mik, who are those 3 companies?