Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Blatant Double Standards.

Obama is under siege because it took him THREE WHOLE DAYS to comment on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's attempt to blow up an airplane.

Does anyone remember Bush's response to Richard Reid's attempt to blow up an airplane?

Bush's Non-Response: While President Obama did not speak to the American people for three days after the Flight 253 incident, George W. Bush did not surface to address the December 22, 2001 attempted shoe bombing until six days after it occurred. Even then, as Huffington Post's Sam Stein recounted, "it was only in passing."

And that hardly caused a ripple. As the Boston Globe noted two days later on December 24, 2001:

White House spokesman Scott Stanzel said that President Bush continued to monitor the situation and receive updates at Camp David. Bush has not issued any statements about the incident.
Why is this blatant double standard allowed? Why are people attacking Obama for taking three days to comment when they said nothing when it took Bush six days and had no complaint that it took him so long?

Why are Democratic presidents always held to a stricter standard than Republicans?

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