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Obama Golfing Rather Than Attending Justice Scalia’s Funeral?

By Halimah Abdullah. President Barack Obama will not attend Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral Saturday, the White House confirmed.

Instead, the president will pay his respects on Friday, when Scalia’s body lies in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court building. Vice President Joe Biden will attend Scalia’s funeral at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the White House said Wednesday during a press briefing.


When pressed for clarification on Obama missing the funeral, White House press secretary Josh Earnest repeated that “the president will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on Friday and he’ll be joined with the first lady when he does that.”

When asked whether Obama’s Saturday plans include golfing, Earnest stressed instead that the president believes it is important to honor Scalia’s life and service . . .

Despite push back from Republicans who say Obama shouldn’t nominate a replacement in an election year, the White House made it clear Wednesday that the Constitution gives the president the right to select a “well qualified candidate” to the Supreme Court. (Read more from “Obama Golfing, Will Not Attend Justice Scalia’s Funeral?” HERE)

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UPDATE: Obama Holed Up in White House for Scalia’s Funeral, Would Normally Have Been Golfing

By Richard Wolf. President Obama stayed at the White House on a day he ordinarily might have played golf, leaving the limelight to a justice with whom he disagreed on just about everything. That prompted GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump to tweet, “I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque?”

…Into the breach stepped Father Paul Scalia, one of the justice’s nine children, who presided over his father’s 90-minute funeral Mass at the soaring Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. In his 16-minute homily, the younger Scalia hailed “a man loved by many, scorned by others … known for great controversy and for great compassion,” before clarifying that he meant Jesus of Nazareth.

“God blessed dad with a deep Catholic faith,” he said, and a love of country — a blessing that’s lost “when faith is banned from the public square.” That was the closest he came to a political statement in a homily intended to bring mourners together rather than fan the flames of political division.

Throughout the service, Scalia spoke more often of his father’s faith and belief in God, Jesus Christ and the Hereafter, and his hope he would be deemed worthy of it. Like the majestic church inhabited by messy construction scaffolding, he said Justice Scalia was a work in progress. (Read more from this story HERE)

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  • Charles

    What more would you expect from the Mooslime.
    He disrespects America, and the American way whenever possible.

  • MikefromNC

    The Scalia family probably asked him to go play golf. I’m sure they don’t want him degrading the respectability of the funeral by showing up.

    • ONTIME

      Yep he is a BO for sure…

    • Barbaree

      And possibly the Scalia grandchildren were threatened if an autopsy would be ordered.

  • SammysDad

    This is just one more action that exposes this man as a worthless p.o.s.
    He has no respect for anyone, or anything unless it is Islamic in nature.
    Americans who still support this pariah as well as Hillary are complicit in destroying this country culturally, militarily, and economically. If 2017 does not start with a Republican president and congress, America will no longer be the nation it was and will suffer severe long lasting consequences.

    • RWS

      The United States no longer ARE a nation, let alone the one which gave hope and light to the world. Forty years of massive illegal immigration saw to that. Obama’s deliberate and repeated violation of the Constitution simply sealed the destruction.

      • deanbob

        I believe Reagan said his 1 regret was signing the Amnesty bill. It was my most serious complaint about Ronnie.

  • Dowhatsrigh

    Obama will not attend the funeral because it is not a Muslim service.

  • RWS

    Even from Obama, this is a surprise. Perhaps he’ll not attend because the service is in a Romanist cathedral and he remembers Lepanto?

  • ONTIME

    This is the character of our classless cretin in our WH…….

  • wandamurline

    What a low life prick….he did not attend Margaret Thacher’s funeral either, but did attend the murderer Nelson Mandella’s funeral….oh I forgot, he used that as an excuse to spend millions on another vacation….315 days and counting….it cannot get here soon enough when this guy and his disgusting wife leave OUR House.

    • Linda

      I’m as anxious as you are, but think he will declare martial law & call off the election. God help us. God’s Name is NOT allah !
      He is bringing over the muzzies & stirring up trouble between blacks & cops in order to create an excuse to to that.

      • wandamurline

        That would be a BIG mistake….that is when the American people will take up arms against him and that will be the start of the Second Revolution….it will tear down the police and military to see who will keep their oath of office to protect the people or do what they are ordered from a POS. I believe that the majority of them will side with the American people.

        • Linda

          This nation is so far gone, only Almighty God can save it now, but, why should He ? We cast Him out of school in the 1960’s, slaughtered about 60 million babies, & promoting sodomy. The Christians need to humble themselves & pray.

  • Kent2012

    waiting with bated breath to hear the name of the well qualified communist lesbian black woman’s name…

  • Loretta

    It was bad enough him not attending the funeral but that stupid photo opp of Obama walking a portico carrying supposed binders of supreme possible nominees was walking below the level of cow dung

    • Barbaree

      Absolutely!

  • wandamurline

    President Prick did not attend Margaret Thacher’s funeral either….but, he made it a family vacation to go to his birth place Africa to attend the murderer Mandella’s funeral….does anyone see a pattern here?

  • SIRWIZARD

    Mr. Obama plays golf. Emperor Nero played his fiddle. Heck, ya gotta have SOMETHING to do while your country burns.

  • Linda

    Personally, I would never want anyone to attend my funeral who did not love me while I was living. No respect is better than the FAKE RESPECT. Flowers are for the living. There is Nothing one can do for a person after they have stepped into eternity. My Mom used to sing a song ” Give me the flowers while I’m living trying to cheer me own. Useless are the flowers after the soul is gone.”