Remember the grief the left heaped on President George W. Bush when he calmly sat for an additional few minutes while a teacher finished reading "My Pet Goat" to children in a classroom the morning of September 11th? They're still outraged about it. Reference to that moment has 9.6 million hits on Google.
Contrast with Obama. The world is horrified at the downing of a Malaysian jet downed by Russian separatists over Ukraine and the Obama stuck to his schedule of bashing Republicans and at a photo op in Delaware and a round of fundraisers in New York. In referencing this renewed atrocity on the peace of the world the best Obama could say on Thursday is this "may be a terrible tragedy." Was there any doubt?
Obama's statement on Friday wasn't much better. While he finally conceded "this was a global tragedy," and admitted that the missile which shot down the plane came from Russian controlled territory in Ukraine. He went on to admit the failure of his strategy to resolve the Ukraine crisis:
OBAMA: Time and again, Russia has refused to take the concrete steps necessary to deescalate the situation. I spoke to President Putin yesterday in the wake of additional sanctions that we had imposed. He said he wasn’t happy with them, and I told him that we have been very clear from the outset that we want Russia to take the path that would result in peace in Ukraine, but so far at least, Russia has failed to take that path. Instead, it has continued to violate Ukrainian sovereignty and to support violent separatists. It has also failed to use its influence to press the separatists to abide by a cease-fire. That’s why, together with our allies, we’ve imposed growing costs on Russia.Obviously those "growing costs on Russia" haven't been effective in any way in deterring the escalation of this crisis. The shooting down of this Malaysian plane is just the most visible symbol of the failure of Obama;s weak and ineffective policies. We must note again that while Putin has been supplying special operative troops and advanced arms like the missile that shot down this plane Obama has only been willing to send Ukraine socks and military rations.
And the left made fun of George Bush over a book? After Benghazi Obama went to a fundraiser. Ditto in the wake of the Russian invasion of Crimea, the VA scandal and the border crisis. Obama campaigned on the idea that he would do things better and smarter than Bush. History will show just the opposite!