Hey, at least Obama’s consistent. When Four Americans were murdered by Al Qaeda in Benghazi, Obama kept his eye on the ball and jetted off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser. So why wouldn’t he use a memorial service for those murdered at Fort Hood last week as an excuse to attend a fundraiser in Texas? Or is it the other way around? Via CBS Houston:
WASHINGTON (CBS Houston/AP) — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage.
The memorial is also the same day Obama will reportedly attend a Democratic fundraiser in Houston for House and Senate candidates.
The Associated Press obtained an invitation to the April 9 event where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple. Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are also expected to attend.
The AP reports that the money raised at the fundraiser will go to Democratic campaign committees in the House and Senate.
Can anyone imagine President Reagan attending a political fundraiser on the same day as the memorial for the Challenger disaster? I know I can’t. I’m curious: If Obama had previously scheduled a fundraiser tomorrow in, say, Boston, would he have cancelled it and gone to the memorial in Texas? Or would he have blown off the memorial completely in favor of the fundraiser in Boston? I think we all know where Obama’s priorities lie.