Barack Obama seems to have a penchant for Muslim kids who claim to have made a clock, that looks nothing like a clock to those who know what a clock looks like, yet he’s got no love for children stricken with cancer.
The pandering president and his Secret Service guards have received massive criticism, and rightly so, for a decision that was made that makes Scrooge look like the most loving, generous being in the world, pre-conversion of course.
On Saturday night, two days after Obama invited Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year old Muslim who was interrogated by police and arrested after bringing a suitcase to school with what he said was a clock, though it bears no resemblance to one, parents and their cancer-stricken children who gathered at Lafayette Park near the White Housewere kicked out of the park by Secret Service, who cited security concerns. The families were gathered there as part of a two-day event and vigil called CureFest for Childhood Cancer.
This outrageous and insensitive decision left children crying and parents furious.
Natasha Gould is an 11-year old from Canada who has an inoperable brain tumor. On the blog that she started after her diagnosis this year, Nathasha wrote, “We ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in. And to be clear, the entire crowd was half kids. I cried last night in my hotel room because it was my first CureFest, and I couldn’t believe people were acting like they don’t care about children.”
Though the police and Secret Service attempted to explain this insensitive decision as necessary because Obama left the White House from an entrance near that vicinity in order to address the Congressional Black Caucus, many of the parents did not buy it or still thought the treatment they experienced was unacceptable.
Anthony Stoddard, a resident of New Hampshire, lost his five-year old son to cancer. He shared how the emotions of those in attendance changed after hours went by. He said, “At first, we were patient. I mean we’re a peaceful community; we’re fighting for kids’ lives. But after about an hour, or hour and a half, it started getting a little angry, some of the fathers.”
Their anger is understandable. Children were not only crying, but many had to return to their hotels due to fatigue and the need for their medication since families were not allowed to access their belongings once they were kicked out of the park. Approximately 700 peaceful people were prevented from holding a vigil, though they had the proper permit necessary, to bring awareness to children’s cancer by the Obama regime.
Michael Gillette, who was also in attendance, said, “I feel like this may be overcompensating for glaring errors that the Secret Service has made in past years. And again, we understand the need to keep our president safe. But we think a little consideration would have gone a long way. When we get shut out of the president’s front yard, it’s just disheartening.”
To make matters worse, the group decided to hold their vigil at the park after requests to light up the White House in gold, to bring attention to their cause of fighting children’s cancer, fell on deaf ears. Mind you, this is the same White House that was illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage within hours of that announcement, an image remained as the cover picture for the official White House Twitter account for months following that rendering of opinion by SCOTUS.
Looks like Obama is ending the message that he stands with Ahmed, but not with children fighting cancer or the families who mourn those children who have already passed away.
This is beyond horrible optics and although the head of the Secret Service did offer his apologies after the fact and tried to make up for it, the damage was already done.
Obama found the time to tweet to Ahmed to invite him to the White House very quickly after hearing about his story, but these brave children fighting cancer did not receive a public shout out or tweet from him.
Then again, they don’t fit nicely into any agenda of his, so I guess that’s to be expected.
h/t Washington Post