@Bridget_PJM Has Obama said anything about the murder of Chris Kyle yet?
— K. Lindstrom (@thundley4) February 11, 2013
As Twitchy reported, thousands of people flooded Cowboys Stadium today to pay their respects to slain hero Chris Kyle. But President Obama has yet to pay his respects. Since Kyle’s tragic death on February 2, Obama has remained conspicuously silent. Twitterers have taken notice and are voicing their disgust:
Why did Obama take the time to publicly talk about Whitney Houston's death but not a word about Chris Kyle, an American hero
— Patton (@ShawnPatton2) February 7, 2013
I am trying to quote Obama on the death of CPO Chris Kyle. Do you put <crickets> in quotation marks or not?
— Cap'n Merica (@dewcooper) February 8, 2013
Obama personally called Sandra Fluke when Limbaugh called her a slut. He hasn't said a freaking word about Chris Kyle. I hate our president.
— Brandon Sheehy (@btsheehy) February 8, 2013
Last February, Obama made a statement about Whitney Houston's suicide. Guess what he said about Iraq war vet Chris Kyle's murder?#nothing
— Benjamin Pollack (@SmallPoppaP) February 8, 2013
It was just brought to my attention that Obama hasn't made any kind of statement about the murder of Chris Kyle. Completely ridiculous.
— Halee Davis (@haleedavis16) February 8, 2013
Is it just me, or did I miss something. Nothing from @BarackObama regarding Chris Kyle's death? guess he wasn't like the fictious obama son
— Mary Ann K. (@3dogmary) February 10, 2013
Why has there not been a statement released from Obama about Chris Kyle death? Whitney houston and not a war and military hero @FoxNews
— um really (@Htown_stylist) February 10, 2013
#Obama Whitney Houston,young girl in Chicago:sympathies. Chris Kyle- American Hero: Not a damn word! What is wrong in his head?
— Dean (@mdean_m) February 10, 2013
— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 11, 2013
Must have missed Obama's statement about the murder of Chris Kyle. The silence is deafening, Mr. President.
— Mandy (@MandyBurnsTX) February 11, 2013
Has Obama ever mentioned the tragic death of Chris Kyle? The last I heard he hadn't. Sad day for America if POTUS ignores an American hero.
— Sherry (@shurst721) February 11, 2013
Indeed it is. Clearly, the president can’t be bothered to acknowledge that we’ve lost a true hero. Then again, maybe he’s just waiting for one of his speechwriters to find a way to make the statement all about him.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, meanwhile, issued this statement earlier today:
“Chris Kyle was the public face of an anonymous breed of American warrior who are handed the hardest missions and assume the largest risks. Chris was among the very best at what he did, and he saved countless American lives in the process. Our state and our nation suffered a profound loss with his passing. I am honored to have known Chris and to have called him my friend. Anita and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, Taya, his children and the thousands of service members that were his extended family.”