President Obama never passes up an opportunity to advance a political agenda. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the guest list for The Pope’s visit, it’s practically the cast of Amityville Horror meets the Star Wars Cantina.
So it’s not shocking that Obama would invite the kid who built a clock that looked like a bomb, just because his followers were crying Islamophobia and Twitter had a hashtag.
Sean Whalen took exception to that…
I would have you consider for a second, Mr. President, that every single day there are men and women around the world who are fighting, not just for my freedom, but as the Commander in Chief, for your freedom. There are men and women who are dying in the line of duty. There are police officers dying in the line of duty. And I would have you consider for a second, Mr. President, that it’s a slap in the face to every single fallen soldier that you would put on a pedestal and make a hero out of a young boy who makes a clock, while the sons and daughters of fallen soldiers don’t even get a phone call.
But of course, there’s no “positive” way for Obama to politize those deaths, because that would just advance…patriotism? See, inviting Ahmed and his clock is about showing how kind he is and how racist and horrible the United States is. Do you really think Ahmed would be invited to the White House if he looked like Owen Wilson?
And I still want to know what if a kid – I don’t care if it’s Ahmed Mohamed or Johnny Jesusfreak – showed up for a White House tour with this in his backpack:
They should book president Obama for attempted murder. Because if little Ahmed showed up to the White House with that, he’d be “Platooned” before he even made it to the White House Lawn.