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Memento Mori

The Most Narcissistic President Ever

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This past month was the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony. The USAF Thunderbirds air show was scheduled once the ceremony was finished. President Obama spoke to the cadets and handed out their diploma’s. The T-Birds got in one fly by, then they disappeared.


Someone in the crowd called Peterson Field and found out that the air show was halted because Obama wanted to leave. A helicopter soon appeared and flew around in a circular pattern, basically doing reconnaissance as Obama’s motorcade exited the Air Force Academy. He was going to Denver to do some more fund raising since Colorado is a swing state.

After he left, the Thunderbirds came back and continued the show for the graduates. Think about this. Obama comes to a graduation, speaks, gets his photo op, then decides to leave before the Thunderbirds can complete their air show. They had to vacate the air space and waste fuel. Thousands of people, the graduating cadets, parents, friends, observers in the vicinity parked in lots waiting to see them fly, inconvenienced, so Obama could leave to raise money in Denver!


Forget about it. Obama is all about him first. What kind of a person can’t stop and watch the Thunderbirds fly? When they cruise up and down the lakefront in Chicago every other August I always go out and watch. I stop for the Blue Angels too.

No doubt, time is money. However, the way the President’s team staged the logistics, it was all about him. Not the graduates. The Thunderbirds fly over would have taken only about 20-30 minutes more time. However, this narcissistic President had to inconvenience everyone and leave. Talk about a momentum killer….

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