Priorities: Obama Won’t Speak at Event Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Daniel Doherty
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Posted: Nov 19, 2013 1:00 PM
Priorities: Obama Won’t Speak at Event Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

Barack Obama isn’t going to Gettysburg today to pay tribute to the nation’s greatest president.

Amazingly, when National Journal’s Ron Fournier confronted a top White House deputy on Twitter about why his boss couldn’t make it, Dan Pfeiffer offered up perhaps the lamest excuse ever: the Obamacare website.

Psssht. President Obama attended hundreds of fundraisers and campaign events during his first four years in office. Hence the moniker “campaigner-in-chief.” Yet now he can’t find the time to make a brief appearance in Gettysburg because of a...malfunctioning website? Please.

The damn thing, of course, needs to be fixed -- and soon for Obamacare's sake -- but why can’t he get away for a few hours to shake some hands and deliver a few pointed remarks? Not in the job description, or something? Fixing the website isn't even his job. After all, he's not a "technology geek." He has "tech experts” for that.