Politics Obama to skip funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan

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  1. Tim

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    The former first lady will be laid to rest beside her husband during a private ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

    President Obama will not attend the funeral. He will instead appear at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, on Friday.

    President Obama was criticized last month for refusing to attend the funeral of Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Obama famously mocked the former first lady in his first press conference as president in 2008.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...helle-obama-will-attend-nancy-reagans-funeral


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    Just say no.
     
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    He already had his tickets.
     
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    He's a real asshole
     
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    really want to believe there is a valid reason for him not attending...symbols like this are nice breaks from the right vs left mob mentality that is so popular.




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    I don't blame him. Would you want to spend 2 hours at a funeral hearing how Nancy walked on water and Ronnie was the 2nd coming?

    A Press release gets the job done.
     
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    FYI, he is a keynote speaker at that SXSW event in Austin.

    Should the thousands that are expecting to see him speak be fucked so that he can go sit at Nancy Reagans funeral?
     
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    He's too busy taking out terrorists. I think that qualifies.
     
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    Yeah, that's bad form.

    But, look on the bright side: at least all those old Hollywood types won't have to sit through crazy-ass Secret Service screening and have to listen to Obama speak (I'm sure 80% of the attendees likely hate his guts.)

    So, maybe it's better off this way.
     
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    Black people are always late anyway
     
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    Dude he's going to a concert. What else you need?
     
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    Racked up another 150 today. :yes:
     
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    He has an urgent meeting with sharpton and blm.
     
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    Do most Music festivals have keynote speakers or does sxsw only do this?
     
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    SXSW isn't a music festival.

    Austin City Limits is the music festival.
     
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    Is the fact that he's a scumbag piece of shit not enough of a reason?
     
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    I'm sure the Obama's went to CVS and picked up a nice sympathy card.