Obama First Sitting President in History to Miss Funeral of Supreme Court Justice

Megyn Kelly stated Thursday evening on The Kelly File that she can find no instance in history where a sitting president of the United States has failed to attend the funeral of a sitting Supreme Court Justice. It’s an unprecedented move on the part of Obama, who once again fails to uphold his duty as president, represent the country and set an example for the American people.

In lieu of attending the funeral on Saturday, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit the Supreme Court Friday to pay their respects as Justice Antonin Scalia lies in repose. Of note, there is nothing on the president’s calendar that would prevent him from attending or conflict with the funeral.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will attend the funeral at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. According to Earnest, the vice president’s “security footprint is a little bit lighter,” and he has a longtime relationship with Scalia’s family.

But many have slammed Obama for not attending the funeral of the longtime conservative justice, interpreting it as a sign of disrespect.

“If we want to reduce partisanship, we can start by honoring great public servants who we disagree with,” Obama’s former “car czar” Steven Rattner tweeted with a link to a headline about Obama skipping the funeral.

According to Politico, there’s not substantial historic precedent for presidents attending the funerals of sitting justices. President George W. Bush not only attended, but also eulogized Supreme Court Chief Justice and fellow conservative William Rehnquist in 2005. Prior to that, the last justice to die in office was Robert H. Jackson in 1954.

On Thursday, presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz dubbed Obama “a lawless and faithless president who’s eager to travel to Cuba but unwilling to attend the funeral of Justice Scalia.”

Tim Miller, the communications director for Jeb Bush, simply tweeted “Same.” in response to a message from MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who said, “Some amazing advice my mom gave me once: ‘If you’re wondering whether you should go to the funeral, you should go to the funeral.”

Featured Image: US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference following a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the Sunnylands estate on February 16, 2016 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Lela Madera

    I’m glad he’s not going. The family probably appreciates it, too.

    • BlackJack43

      By all accounts, Scalia got along very well with those who were his ideological opposite. His family culture probably espouses the same values that, no matter our differing views, we can still care for one another. His family will probably handle it with grace and dignity, but would probably be disappointed that a national leader would be so lacking in common courtesy.

      I am disappointed that the president isn’t going. Not surprised, but disappointed. He talks about how divisive the “other side” is, yet he sets the example by choices such as this at a time when it is very important to lead by example.

      • Melinda

        It’s so petty. And I don’t like the fact that Josh Ernest said the President is “sending” Joe Biden to represent the administration. Knowing Biden, he didn’t need to be “sent.” I think he would have attended anyway. Obama could take a lesson from Biden in how to show respect and courtesy.

      • Jamie Petroski

        He has the most divisive president that I can ever remember. Never comes out against police violence

    • Rudolf F. Borsics

      But Joe will be there…:(((

  • Gerry

    If we elect Trump we will get the same this as with Obama! A petulant, whining child that will do whatever he wants! No respect for the office of the POTUS!

    • Krazy Joe

      Agreed, yet I’ll still vote for him if he gets the Republican nomination. I don’t want Trump, Bernie, or Hillary but if my choices are Trump or Bernie or Trump or Hillary, I choose Trump. I won’t be happy about it, but I won’t vote for a criminal or a socialist.

      Trump is most likely a liberal pretending to be a conservative…..but I *KNOW* that Hillary and Bernie are liberals. I’d rather take my risk on the X factor than the party I KNOW will be terrible

      • Hard Charger

        You win the internet for the day!
        Great post.

    • MaryBeth Kirk Nickles

      When are we going to realize, however, that a staunch Conservative will only cause further divide in this country? When do we realize that by electing a very successful person who lives a conservative life, but has the ability to reach across the aisle to get things done for the good of the American people is what we need? Mitt Romney was that man too. But people thought “He wasn’t Conservative enough”. While we preach tolerance to the Liberals, there actually is a thing called TOO Conservative folks.

      • Paula Turner

        We need to do something to save this Republic. Obama has done more to divide this country than any President in history. There are liberals, and then there are Progressives/Socialists/Communists. Take your pick Obama could fall in any of these categories. He has done everything humanly possible to divide the races as well. If we don’t get a “TOO Conservative” in office there is no hope for this country. I am tired of children in our schools being take about Islam when Christian young men and woman can’t even pray on a ball field. I am tired of blatant Muslim attacks in our homeland, like Fort Hood being called workplace violence. I am tired of a Muslim deserter being paraded around, along with his Muslim father at the White House. I am tired of his disrespect for our police officers. I am tried of lies concerning Obamacare. I am tired of the millions of dollars of tax payer’s money spent on so many lavish vacations. More than any other President in history. I am tired of IRS targeting conservatives. I am tried of Obama funding ISIS, in Syria just to destabilize Syria and bring down Assad and turning Libya into an ISIS stronghold. I could go on and on and on but you get the drift. I don’t know if it is even possible to get our country back to some kind of normal. He has lied about the economy along with everything else that has come out of his mouth. I am not the only one who feels this way. We have been had, our country has been had and we the people want it back. Oh and I am extremely tired of all the lies about Benghazi and the uncalled for deaths of an ambassador and our military men just to cover up the gun running operation they had going on, so no rescue attempt could be made.

        • MaryBeth Kirk Nickles

          Paula… There will always be change. We cannot eliminate that. We can restore values and repair communities, but we cannot go back in time. With all of the changes that have taken place with regard to social media, and the evolution of society, you just cannot think that it’s realistic that we could get back to where we were 20 – 25 years ago. That’s just not realistic at all. Even guys like Reagan and Kennedy knew that we had to make certain concessions in order to maintain social values, morals, and the American dreams of a Capitalistic Republic. There is no other way that we can, or will, prosper.

          • MaryBeth Kirk Nickles

            Also… Had we elected Mitt Romney back in 2012 we could have alleviated a lot of the issues we face today. We didn’t. Why??? Because he wasn’t conservative enough. You’d think we would have learned from our mistake then. But we didn’t, apparently. A very successful man, that had experience in working with both parties, and had the business experience, and leadership skills to lead our country, was cast aside for some of the most ridiculous reasons. So instead, we deal with 4 more years of this monster, and his radical administration.

          • Stephen Zeigler

            Ross tried….then Ron Paul tried…..we keep shooting ourselves in the foot.

          • Soothsayer123

            Romney vowed to lower the jobless rate to 6% by the end of 2016. Obama already has the jobless rate at 4.9% with 10 months to go in the year.

          • ItsReallyNotThatDifficult

            And that unemployment number is as real as my unicorn!

          • Mt Baldy

            When does the left ever make concessions? They just ram it down our throats and tell you to shut up if you don’t like it.

        • MrFiggles

          But apparently you are not tired of being manipulated into believing tons of BS.

          • KbAlamo

            Too bad you choose to believe e the lies from the Obama administration.

          • MrFiggles

            Since I’ve said nothing about my beliefs, you are clearly just reading from your “Anti-Conservative Person Alert!” script.

          • KbAlamo

            Apparently when you write something claiming someone believes in tons of BS you don’t understand that you’re stating your beliefs. Better go back to school and take courses in reading comprehension.

      • Mt Baldy

        There is also something called principles.

  • Anci

    He’s probably playing golf that day.

    • cmjapnea

      I’d put $ on that!

    • spiro1976

      He’s allowed to have vacation and leisure time just like every other president

      • smokehill

        Yeah, maybe the Supreme Court Justices will all be enjoying their leisure time when Obama eventually approaches room temperature. A fitting mark of respect.

  • James Dusch

    In the grand scheme of things this is no big deal. grow up people.

    • Krazy Joe

      yeah it is.

    • Bob Tier

      No, Mr. Dusch is right. Him going will not solve economic problems, race problems, foreign affairs… It won’t open a door for dialogue between conservatives and liberals. All it does is show, as always, actions speak louder than words, and that the man in office feels he is above the office….which won’t change the opinion of him in the eyes of anyone who follows this thread anyway.

    • Dave Fennessy

      No big deal? Did you get your talking points from Hilary Clinton? “He’s dead. What difference could it possibly make at this point?” Very sad.

      • Epichuntarz

        Why IS it a big deal? Were you upset when Reagan didn’t attend the funeral of Potter Stewart?

    • Neale Davidson

      Yet I get the feeling that if Bush had done something like this, you would STILL be talking about it as proof of how terrible a man he was…

  • Grumpy Ol Fart

    Notice how no Dems call him out on this? Bunch of lilly-livered cun*s.

  • dterry58

    For the record, when Obama dies I won’t be going to his funeral.

    • Formerly blocked by 6abc.com.

      Honestly, I think Obama avoids being in public for fear it will result in his funeral.

      • Shirlee Mapes

        I WISH!!!

        • Thomas B Robson

          my God you are evil.

          • Marc Edward

            Don’t mistake ignorance for evil.

          • stpatwanabe

            HUSSEINobama IS Evil. He is Lucifers puppet

          • joann

            Shameful………. Ignorant… Insensitive… And I really want to say something mean-spirited and childish but I will not I will rise above and act like an educated adult.

          • nightingayle

            you will understand when we have no freedoms…

          • stpatwanabe

            HUSSEINobama is evil and lucifer s puppet

          • DocWatson

            That has to be one of the most well thought posts I have ever read. You must write a book about it.

          • Joanne Dvis

            YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID AS HELL. WHY ALL THE HATE?

          • John Edward Kapler

            You say hate.. Look at the record of Obama Ms Dvis and face the facts..

          • smokehill

            She’s incapable of seeing anything beyond his race, and his penchant for throwing more welfare bucks at the unwashed rabble so they’ll vote for him — and stop asking to see the college transcripts he’s too embarrassed for people to see.

          • joann

            State facts John Kapler, verified facts, not just right wing “the sky is falling” crap

          • Peggy Lawson

            Why all the lies and deceit from Obama? He thinks he is to good to attend a funeral of one of the most important men in our government. He was not asked to agree with him just pay his respects. He makes me ashamed of the way he acts in our highest office.

          • Daniel Carey

            Eisenhower did not attend Jackson’s funeral.

          • Eliska Adema

            And you’re proud that the GoP made it their mission, rather than working for the country, to just block anything he tries to do? That makes me ashamed.

          • Peggy Lawson

            I am not proud of anything that has been done or tried to do. I would like to say he has done well for our country but facts are facts. He has done a lot to hurt America and, as he has done little except use every chance he gets to do things by “Executive Order” so he can by-pass Congress and get his way instead of what the people want. He ignored those who put him in office.

        • Robert G Branson

          You’re an imbecile.

        • dixieblitz

          Not sure if this is true, but it sure is funny…..

          When former U.S. Military commander in
          Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, was called into the Oval Office by
          Barack Obama, he knew things weren’t going to go well when the President
          accused him of not supporting him in his political role as President.

          “It’s not my job to support you as a
          politician, Mr. President, it’s my job to support you as
          Commander-in-Chief,” McChrystal replied, and he handed Obama his
          resignation.

          Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal’s
          resignation the President made a cheap parting shot. “I bet when I die
          you’ll be happy to pee on my grave.”

          The General saluted. “Mr. President, I always told myself after leaving the Army I’d never stand in line again.

          • spiro1976

            Who told you that this happened?

          • Joanne Dvis

            HE’S THAT DOG THAT WANTED TO SAY THAT BUT DIDN’T HAVE THE GUTS.

          • smokehill

            You’re really stupid enough to think it’s serious?
            Another low-information Obama voter.

          • warsaw

            Totally made up by someone who knows nothing about anything. O couldn’t giveashitabout what some general thinks of him.

          • Russell Lissuzzo

            Even ithough this encounter is only urban legend it is pleasing to the eye to read.

          • mymsm

            That is funny!! I hope that was a true statement of McChrystal.

          • Robert Edwards

            He would not have given resignation papers; instead it would have been retirement papers.

          • Gregory Hickman

            Negative. Officers resign their commission.

          • Robert Edwards

            I am a retired Naval officer. My ID card still identifies me as a Navy Commander. I can still wear the uniform at certain ceremonies and social occassions. I can still use my rank to sign correspondence and I still get saluted and return salutes. I can even be recalled to active duty. I do not recall at anytime “resigning my commission.” I do very much recall putting in official papers for retirement. If I resigned my commission then I would not be saluted nor called Commander.

          • Eric

            This REALLY did happen.

          • Mark O’Connor
        • DocWatson

          That’s pretty classy.

        • joann

          Shameful comment Shirlee… shame on you!

      • stpatwanabe

        His muslimbrotherhood will kill him if he goes to church.

        • joann

          Ignorant comments……..

      • Anna

        From your lips to God’s ears.

      • spiro1976

        Why would you go to a crowd that really doesnt like you?

        Root canals are better than being there.

        • Joanne Dvis

          THANK YOU.

      • Roberto Hobson

        It’s amazing no one has-before this moment. 😉

      • John Edward Kapler

        We can only Hope…

      • Holy Shirt

        Is THAT why all troops within two miles of the military bases and ships he visits are pre-emptively disarmed? Most members of the U.S. military are fully aware of Obam’s proclivity to throw them under his campaign bus. That most worship the ground he has coming to him, is something you can take to the bank!

        • HOTKEYnMD

          Oh yeah… he really threw them under the bus when he gave a speech pitted with accolades for the military’s undying will to track, hunt down, and execute bin Ladn. He finished the job the previous idiot “W” president couldn’t. Oh … excuse me, the previous idiot Vice President couldn’t… everyone knows Chaney used his puppet very well to get what he wanted and run the country down to the brink of financial disaster just to line his pockets.

          • disqus_aCpFDiBuWJ

            Bush had already done most of the planning before Obama was elected. Obama had to be convinced to kill Bin Laden. It was only at the urging of other people in the administration that the raid was carried out in the first place. Obama took credit for the raid just like he took credit for other things he shouldn’t had taken any credit for doing.

          • Daniel Carey

            “he’s not a priority” – GW Bush

          • disqus_aCpFDiBuWJ

            Bush’s top priority was protecting us from future terrorist attacks as well it should but the planning for catching Bin Laden went back as far as 2002.

          • disqus_aCpFDiBuWJ

            If you were going after your enemy would you want to tell your enemy you were going after him?

      • gregdeocampo

        yes there are so many insane right wing animals with guns its abproblem for all of us.

      • rushisright2

        Having to go into a church embarrassed him.

      • stpatwanabe

        HUSSEINobama can’t funeral or his muslimbrotherhood will behead him. And won’t be able to be the 12th imam as promised to the MrNarcisistCelebrityInChief

    • Jbenz

      I doubt youll be invited or let alone allowed in area

    • Dennis Vaughan

      What would want to go to his funeral?

    • Hard Charger

      I’ll crack a beer…

      • joann

        Shameful………. Ignorant… Insensitive… And I really want to say something mean-spirited and childish but I will not I will rise above and act like an educated adult…

    • Monet

      Maybe the fact Scalia voted against any thing that advanced human rights in any case brought before him has something to do with it, the guy was just another run of the mill old white racist.

      • Jeremy Bullard

        Okay, I’ll bite. Name a human right that Scalia voted against. Just one. I’ll wait.

        Before you answer, though, please remember that EVERY individual is inherently equal under the law. Thus, if the “right” you name obligates a third party to service it, it CANNOT be a right.

        And… GO!

        • itiscb

          This idiot (Momonet)just did a drive by and ran away…like most cowards do.

        • Mike Griffith

          I must say…..that was Brilliant Jeremy

        • nightingayle

          Ob had him murdered to get more power.. We won’t be free at the end of his term.. he wants a third term and may call martial law and postpone elections… he will rule us from UN anyway as he already is as he is chairman at UN and has ordered undercover UN cops in every city starting Jan 2016..and it isn’t for terrorists, its for people against his take over…Hillary will follow his steps if he allows her to become pres. Obama is trying to get an EXECUTIVE position at UN as he will not stop trying to control us

          • spiro1976

            Ah

            This is coming out of the Alex Jones circus…

          • DocWatson

            Now that is just about the most insightful thing I have ever read. I imagine you’ve thought long and hard about that and came to that startling conclusion. You sen to be the possessor of a high IQ and an analytic mind capable of anything

        • Harold Corby

          monet doesn’t know to much

        • http://godsnotwheregodsnot.blogspot.com/ Tatarize

          Life. –“This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is ‘actually’ innocent,”

      • Karen

        That’s so stupid it was painful to read. You should stay off the grown up sites.

      • Paul

        Dumb ass

      • Suprememayo

        More lies and slander from the caring tolerant liberal morons.

        • JungleCogs

          Marxists have no shame; they just want everything you worked for.

          • nightingayle

            yes, they believe that anything goes, as long as it is best for their marxist agenda…murder means nothing to them and it won’t be the first time..

          • spiro1976

            Again, who’s teaching you this stuff?

          • nightingayle

            I don’t care about Alex Jones.. He is probably right.. but I get my info from senators, congressmen, Tea Party, Glenn Beck, and any other experts on what is happening.. some retired commanders at all levels have leaked a lot …
            and don’t even try to put down Glenn Beck, he predicted the Calephate by radical muslims and you all laughed at him.. he warned us about economy collapse coming and many many experts now say we are at the brink.. the government is controlling it so brain dead americans will not see until they pull the plug…hope you are ready.

          • speedeesam

            nightingayle, Yes, Glenn Beck warned this nation about the political scene years ago. He provided complete information with facts, armed with flip charts and his own conclusions which have proven accurate to this day. Only those ill-informed or working for a particular agenda ridicule the Beck.

          • Russell Lissuzzo

            You must be part of the large contingent of Greeks that support the “golden dawn party”,; right?

          • Eric

            No, Spiro is just one of those unreachable idiots. He’s not worth the time to try and convince him that he’s wrong. Move on to the next one who may be able to be reached.

          • spiro1976

            Yet another label they created for you to hate on us

            Do you guys know what a Marxist is?
            Don’t know any Marxist myself

            Liberals, progressives…yes.

          • nightingayle

            look at your president.

          • John Edward Kapler

            Spiro define Liberal Progressive!!

          • smokehill

            Indistinguishable from Marxists, and usually from Stalinists.
            Their definition of ‘progress’ is stealing money from those that actually produce something useful & contribute to the economy, and give it to unproductive welfare leeches just so they’ll vote the Democratic ticket.
            The only good idea the Left ever produced was legalizing the use of drugs — but once they get in office they always backtrack to keep the “middle” voters. And the hard-Left voters are too stupid to realize they got played.

        • JoelBloggs

          And your comments show a caring tolerance HOW?!

      • Soothsayer123

        Scalia despised minorities, gays and the poor. He let his prejudices interfere with his judgment. He was won of the worst SC justices in history.

        • bisquitbrain

          He let HIS prejudices interfere with HIS judgement?
          First he was Italian and experienced the Italian American Experience.
          That may not cause you to think he understands minorities. But that is because you have been scammed by the vicious left.

          • smokehill

            Italian and CATHOLIC. It hasn’t been that long since the KKK was targeting them right along with Blacks and Jews. The KKK was, you’ll recall, almost exclusively a platform for Democrats … until they discovered that they could buy more votes by sucking up to minorities.

        • Freedom Fighter

          “Scalia despised minorities, gays and the poor.”

          Really? Of course you have cites to back up such a statement….we’d love to see them.

          Not to be a spelling troll, but there’s a big difference between “won” and “one”…just sayin’…

          • spiro1976

            They may be alluding to Civil Rights, the Voting Rights Act.

          • smokehill

            You can’t expect the low-information voters of the Left to actually spell or form a proper sentence in English. They didn’t do any better in English class than they did in History.

        • Jamie Petroski

          Can you cite proof of this statement?

      • bisquitbrain

        You are a profiler, and that gives us license to profile in return.
        You have been scammed by the left.

      • Kevin

        So, there is no such thing as honest disagreement of reasonable people? If someone doesn’t agree with you they are evil? You are a fanatic in every sense of the word. I count it as a plus that you would think there is something wrong with me.

        • raycathode

          There can be an honest disagreement over the color to paint the kitchen, or what color tie to wear to a funeral; but on issues of principle there is only right and evil. On the issue of whether men have or do not have individual rights, there is no such thing as ‘honestly disagreeing’ over one has a right to life, or not, or whether one has a right to property or not, or whether one has the right to liberty, or not – you either agree that men have those rights, or you are malignant. Period. If you are saying that a man does not have a right to his own life, you are saying that he is a slave – there is no middle, and there is no other valid moral point of view. A man is either free or he is not, to claim that man is not free, is not a moral opinion over which we can quibble – it is a starting point. Only if we agree on his right to be free, can we offer any further moral opinions. Morality is dependent on choice, and morality ends at the point of a gun.

          • Kevin

            All good points. But there are other issues that reasonable people disagree. Some believe that because Scalia sided with rights and liberty he was a racist. Obviously a moronic position. And Scalia never sided with racism.

    • Doug Packer

      When Obama dies, the big question will be “what goes better with chips? Queso or guacamole?”

      • joann

        Shameful………. Ignorant… Insensitive… And I really want to say something mean-spirited and childish but I will not I will rise above and act like an educated adult……

        • Liberalism is Hedonism

          you repeat yourself much? Stay with one persona . stop going incognito Joanne Dvis

        • scooter

          You missed both the educated and adult parts, good job cupcake.

        • Trezore

          key words “act like an educated adult”…. your “acting” skills need work… especially in the area of grammar.

          • Cliff Baker

            STANDARD LIBERAL RESPONSE. ATTACK THE WRITER BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO RESPONSE TO THE FACTS

          • Michael Cunningham

            The facts that Obama did attend or that Scalia deserved to die?

        • Lee Ferguson Sr

          Where was that “educated adult” when you voted for him? Twice.

      • David W. Flegel

        Bring on the Party!! lol

      • rushisright2

        Or who brings the beer.

    • AJ

      LOL!

    • rivahmitch

      I’d only go to pizz on it’s grave.

      • Robert G Branson

        Your just a vile human

        • rivahmitch

          Such an opinion from such an individual is a compliment. Thank you;-)

        • spiro1976

          He only does what he knows, or have been taught.

          Hating ‘them’ is what ‘they’ want.

          • smokehill

            Whereas you’re such a paragon of tolerance and intellectual freedom.

          • spiro1976

            Yes I am

            How did you know 😉

            I’m trying every day, some better than others.

    • ProudUSAVet

      I bet if I bought you a pig and asked you to go pour pig’s blood over his Muslim grave you would go.

    • JoelBloggs

      You care more for Obama than he cares for you . . . .I don’t think you’ll be missed

    • harry abram

      Let’s hope it is sooner than later!!

    • Conrad Miller

      id go see his grave…….. so i could crap and piss on it, as i believe as a good american,him and ilk has done to us

      • spiro1976

        That’s a lot of hate

        What did he ever do to you?

        Dig up your dead mother and fingerbanged her?

        • Jerry Sutton

          Wow, you really do know what kind of man Obama is!

          • Jerry Sutton

            As a matter of self admission you have a rotten spirit.

          • spiro1976

            Actually, my friends thought that was funny, so did I

            Let me dabble in right wing lunacy a bit…..

            President Obama is not even real, he’s a hologram, a sinister computer program with subliminal messaging concocted by the left.

            Think I have a future in right wing conspiracy nuttery ???

        • smokehill

          No, we leave the unusual sexual practices to liberal icons like Martin Luther King and Slick Willie.
          Have a cigar ….

    • nightingayle

      I will celebrate, but we probably will die because of him first…

    • lummi

      I will be, but only because I want to remember him bu pouring a bottle of good whiskey on his grave. Of course, I plan to pass it through my bladder first

    • Joanne Dvis

      @DTERRY58 WHO GIVES A DAMN.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ConservativeThinkingAmericans Conservative Thinker

      I may attend…………….with a full bladder

    • John Edward Kapler

      I will because I took an Oath to Piss on his grave..

    • Stan Hoffman

      For the record, I’d like the USPS allow me a one time ability to send piss through the mail so it can be dump on his grave.

    • Usefull

      Then you will probably want to avoid the long single file line that is sure to be at the graveside service too.

    • Robbie H.

      Why would a nobody like you be invited?

    • Bruce_in_San_Jose

      I might go dance on his grave!

    • gregdeocampo

      as a person without distinction no one wil notice if you do or you don’t.

    • Witch Doctor

      Witch Doctor says when the obama dies, the democrats (aka socialists) will insure that his funeral will last for months, if not years.

      Bones never lie.

    • AmericanPatriot58

      For the record, when Obama dies I want to be first in line to urinate on his grave.

    • Varn9899

      and why should we care if you don’t go?

    • rushisright2

      You wouldn’t have time. He must be buried within /24 hours of death

  • http://HillaryBelongsInJail.org DynaSonic

    The family is probably grateful Obamba isn’t going.

    • spiro1976

      Probably right on that one.

      • smokehill

        Yeah, I wouldn’t want a racist thug like Obama at my funeral either.
        Fortunately mine will be at Arlington Cemetery, the last place you’re likely to find an ex-President who hates the military even more than Slick Willie did.

  • John Andrews

    This is an outright lie. President Eisenhower did not attend funerals for either one or two justices that died while he was in office. If you hate the president, fine, but discuss issues without hurling lies.

    • JpRAustin

      you are incorrect

    • Jamie Lynn Cook

      John you are correct. Eisenhower skipped SCJ Robert Jackson’s funeral in 1954.

      • nohopenochange13

        But attended Vinsons, so he didn’t skip both.

    • Wayne Reinhold

      They were not “sitting” Justices which is what was said. Big difference !

      • JoelBloggs

        Go ahead, split atoms you moron

        • Johnman

          Leave it to the left to start calling names.

        • briman70

          not splitting atoms, just stating fact or do you prefer liberal twists to everything???

    • Monet

      Weird complaints coming from Beck, after all, Beck says God murdered the guy, why would anyone want to go to his funeral when even God wanted him dead…?

      • CB19

        Completely obvious you are a paid TROLL. You regurgitated the lie perpetrated by media headlines. I listened to the show and the statements made they are tying this to are just ridiculous and I frankly don’t know how one would EVER think, let alone REPORT, that this was what Glenn said. NOT EVEN CLOSE! I’ll say it -you’re a Lying Liar that Lies all the time.

        • spiro1976

          Scalia could have lived 10 more years at least if he took better care of himself.

          He was italian, all the pasta, butter, cream catches up to you.

      • Suprememayo

        Keep up those lies and slander your handlers will demote you from useful idiot to simply an idiot.

    • KatieJeni

      amen!

    • briman70

      there goes your fact checking career opportunities! a little listening goes a long way!

  • Cynthia Smith

    I second that dterry58!

    • Jbenz

      I doubt you’ll be invited or be allowed 5000 ft

      • Brandt Mackay

        I’m sure you’ll be invited

  • Jbenz

    If the man doesn’t want to go.. he doesnt have to. The man probably showed so much disrespect to Obama

    • KatieJeni

      I wouldn’t want someone at my funeral, out of obligation. So I agree. If he doesn’t want to attend, he shouldn’t!

  • colkcs

    Shameful…but it’s not a traditional Muslim funeral…so why would he go? No screaming down the streets carrying a body wrapped in rags. No gun shots in the air…and worst of all, women will be there!!! No, I can see why he couldn’t want to go.

    • Venomous1981

      you’re an uneducated racist

      • Brandt Mackay

        Islam isn’t a race, it’s a religion.

        • Venomous1981

          where did he write the word islam?

          • Singletrackgirl77

            Muslims practice Islam. Get it?

          • Venomous1981

            No, i don’t. Because not all Muslims practice Islam. Hence the original reference to being an uneducated racist.

          • briman70

            white, black, asian, latin, indian = races
            muslim = person who follows the religion of islam

            not that i agree with the original poster but get it now? if you’re going to use the term racist which has powerful accusations, use it correctly.

          • Jeff

            You are an idiot.

        • Suprememayo

          He is a liberal moron, anybody who does not think as he does is a racist in his intolerant eyes.

      • Suprememayo

        You are a liberal moron.

  • Shirlee Mapes

    that thing , obozo has NO RESPECT for anyone!!! himself or anyone…ok with me to hang him!!!

  • Jeff

    You know, I give the president alot of leeway on things, but like scalia or not, agree with scalia or not, the man served on the supreme Court. Mr Obama’s behavior in this instance is inexcusable

  • Brandt Mackay

    What a loser, just as well, the likes of him don’t belong there.

  • Joy623
  • Thomas B Robson

    President Eisenhower Sent Flowers To 1954 Funeral Of Justice Robert H. Jackson, The Most Recent Justice To Die In Office After Rehnquist. A Chicago Tribune article about Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson’s October 1954 funeral did not report that President Dwight D. Eisenhower attended; instead, it was reported that Eisenhower sent “a cross of white carnations” that was laid “beside the coffin.” [Chicago Tribune, 10/13/54]

    • KatieJeni

      Tell em like it is sir!

    • Epichuntarz

      And Reagan missed the funeral of retired justice Potter Stewart.

      • daveachicagoareajamerican

        The point of the article is that Obama is the first President to skip the funeral of a Supreme Court Justice who died IN OFFICE. Why are you bringing up President Reagan?

        Are you trying to be an annoying troll?

        • Epichuntarz

          Why is the distinction “in office” relevant? Please explain. Why does a judge who was seated at the time of his death deserve presidential attendance more than one who had recently retired?

    • smokehill

      If Obama sends flowers they won’t be in the shape of a cross. More likely the Muslim crescent ….
      Of course that’s assuming he even has the courtesy to send flowers. His momma didn’t do much of a job raising him right.

  • Melinda

    It’s possible that the family expressed that they do not want POTUS and FLOTUS to be there. Perhaps that is why the WH is not giving a logical reason for them not attending. Maybe the WH doesn’t want to acknowledge openly that POTUS is not wanted there.

    • John Calvin Murphy

      It’s probably more likely that he just didn’t want to go.

  • Smart_Blond

    *buzzer* Sorry, wrong answer. Former President George W. Bush did not attend Justice Byron White’s funeral. When Bill Clinton was President, he attended two Supreme Court Justice funerals, but did not attend three others.

    • Paul in San Antonio

      The article specifies *sitting* justices.

    • Suprememayo

      Sitting justices and sitting president. Nice try moron.

    • Bob Fallona

      It took 5 seconds to find out you were wrong. Bush did attend White’s funeral: When active Supreme Court Chief Justice Justice William Rehnquist passed
      away in 2005, then-President George W. Bush attended the ceremony and
      gave a tribute to the Republican-appointed judge. Google it!

  • Monet

    Maybe the fact Scalia voted against advancing any sort of human rights in any case that came before him has something to do with it, Scalia was just an old racist.

    • Suprememayo

      Nobody is biting, go fish.

  • Brian Gabel

    . The boy sure knows how to screw up. I heard a rumor. . white supreme Court justices lives don’t matter

  • David Monroe Ward

    Scalia was a terribly racist pig. I wouldn’t go either.

    • CB19

      And your evidence is….? Go away TROLL

    • Suprememayo

      Can you prove that? Of course you cannot. Liberal moron.

  • M. Myers

    Obama is a racist, plain and simple. Obama hates Whites, hates Jews, hates Christians and American People. But Hillary stands behind him on everything he stands for, she can kiss my a$$ also.

    I will not vote for a Democrat this year, I will vote Republican no matter who the Candidate is.

    • FoCoBiking

      Yup. He accuses others of the very things he’s guilty of.

    • rivahmitch

      You had me with you until that last bit. Better Hitlery and a revolution than ANY RINO who will aim at the same destiny but move a bit slower to lull the sheeple into complacency. Semper Fi!!

      • smokehill

        No revolution is going to happen because the American people, by and large, ARE sheep. If you’re ex-military, you should already have figured this out. While the RINOs are a disgusting batch of cowards, the damage Hitlery can do with just a few Supreme Court and Federal Appeals Court nominations is frightening, and those SOBs would sit on those courts for DECADES, finding more and more ways to eat away at the Second Amendment (and the First, for that matter).
        You either put your vote where it will count, or you’re selling your grandchildren into slavery. And don’t look to the Libertarians. Though most of their domestic policies are spot on, they’re complete idiots when it comes to foreign policy and actually think we should turn isolationist again and let the world’s dictators and Muslim terrorists gather more strength to attack us.

    • Jamie Petroski

      Muslim pretending to be Christian…for the cause of infiltrating our government with Muslim Brotherhood. It’s soooo. obvious

      • spiro1976

        Mitt Romney in NOT a Christian…..and you voted for him.

        Wonder what Jesus would do…lol

    • joann

      Shameful………. Ignorant… Insensitive… And I really want to say something mean-spirited and childish but I will not I will rise above and act like an educated adult…

  • FoCoBiking

    Another fine example of our president propagating division within politics and the country as a whole. This is the same president that whined about not understanding “meanness” in politics. Liar!

  • Msnega

    People think it is important to attend the funeral and in the same breath, don’t want him to do his presidential duty to name a replacement. You can’t pick and choose for the President, thank God.

    • TopAssistant

      What if he is on Air Force One and it goes down and all walk away but one?

    • Suprememayo

      It is important to attend a funeral and for your information Obama tried to filibuster a Bush nominee. You can get off your condescending liberal moron high horse. Try learning history instead of barfing up the hate filled slander that your handlers spoon feed you.

    • Melinda

      He can put forward all the nominees he wants. The Senate can also confirm or not confirm his nominee(s). But what does this have to do with attending Justice Scalia’s funeral? It makes no sense to snub a man who served the country for 3 decades when he has nothing to do with the current debate over who becomes his successor. And if you think it does, you are making Justice Scalia’s funeral political, which is exactly what the President is doing by not attending the funeral.

  • Rebecca Giles

    Again, speculation will bite you all in the ass every time. SMH

  • Sandra Moore

    Why should he go to funeral? Scalia did everything in his power to undermine the laws of the land. It was his vote that gave the election to Bush the 2nd. in the case of Florida.

  • Soothsayer123

    After blasting Obama for not attending Scalia’s funeral, Cruz won’t be going, either. At least Obama will be at the memorial service today.

  • Soothsayer123

    In 1864, President Lincoln went to a memorial service for Chief Justice John Taney, who wrote the majority opinion in the infamous 1857 Dred Scott ruling. But he did not attend the funeral.

  • friendlier

    The headline is not true. President Eisenhower did not attend Justice Robert Jackson’s funeral.

  • bisquitbrain

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. He doesn’t like us, not one bit. If you consider exactly what a community organizer in Chicago does, expecially one who did it for 10 years, you would understand that. To these people, we are not the people of the United States of America. We are the enemy.

  • American clear through!

    Muslims are not allowed to go to funerals of non-muslims.

  • jacksays

    Took me a few minutes of search time on the Internet but this article is false.

    Presidents don’t always attend a Supreme Court Justice’s funeral.

    According to NBC News, only three out of the past seven Supreme Court justice funerals were attended by the President.

    When Bill Clinton was President, he attended two Supreme Court Justice funerals, but did not attend three others. He was present at former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger’s and Justice William Brennan’s funerals. He did not attend Justices Harry Blackmun or Lewis F. Powell Jr.’s funerals, or Justice Thurgood Marshall’s. Former Vice President Al Gore did attend Marshall’s funeral. Former President George W. Bush did not attend Justice Byron White’s funeral.

  • XScty

    What a slap in the face to the Scalia family! He’s a disgrace to this country and I can’t wait until he’s out of OUR White House.

  • Mary C-J

    Perhaps as a Muslim, he can’t set foot in a Catholic Church or be in attendance of an actual Mass ? Apostasy for him.

  • nightingayle

    He doesn’t care.. He most likely ordered him to be murdered so he will replace with one of his radicals and get more power that will destroy republicans fighting his take over agenda.. he is so evil…not surprising at all

  • lynn0844

    After 7 years of not caring, now the right wants to talk about reducing partisianship? Remind me which side filibuster ed by reading Dr. Seuss…

  • Kevin

    This is an example of the hysterical left (which now dominates the left). “There is no such thing as honest disagreement. If you don’t agree with us you are evil and need to be destroyed.”
    The extreme Left is the biggest problem in our society today when it comes to governance.
    And the extreme Left dominates the Democratic Party.

  • JoelBloggs

    How very sorry that people read this drivel and actually believe it. Don’t forget, Glenn Beck is a recovering drug addict.

    • nightingayle

      he is a recovered alcoholic stupid….that was 20 years ago or so…. don’t be so dumb…geez…..obama did drugs, is that ok.. he still does, and clinton does also….you one sided fool.. check out facts….

      • JoelBloggs

        Drug use and drug addiction are two different things. Maybe a quote by Beck himself will enlighten you (but I really doubt it given your lack of intelligence)

        “You’ve never met a more flawed guy than me.”
        — Glenn Beck

        • nightingayle

          Yep, that is what libs do… you making what you want out of it… Glenn Beck is a very humble man.. much more so than when he was on Fox.. he has more sense than most people.. a very smart man..he knows history and and reads a lot… Don’t even try……You always are on here trying this crap… go away lib…..we don’t need this kind of crap..

    • nightingayle

      I feel sorry for America for brainwashed fools who will not see the light.. people l like YOU

    • nightingayle

      The abuse of power and the blatant disregard for the office of the president of
      the United States has shocked Patriots everywhere,embarrassed America and
      fractured the freedom that we have all come to love and embrace.

    • nightingayle

      Power-hungry politicians, unelected bureaucrats and Washington elites are
      destroying the greatest nation on earth and have shredded our U.S.
      Constitution.

  • brit303

    The Prez has a Saturday tee time at 8:00 am with the Dumpster. He can’t go to the funeral because The Donald has promised he would do his Oompla Loompa bit after the game.

  • Epichuntarz

    Why does the distinction of “sitting justice” matter? Is a justice any less deserving of the presidential attendance if he was retired?

  • bikerdogred1

    I wish it was Obama’s funeral and I wouldn’t miss it because I want to see him in the hole and the dirt thrown on top of him.

  • nightingayle

    Scalia is not the first he had murdered for his agenda.. he had his male lovers murdered before he was elected so no one would know he is gay..Michelle he calls Michael..hmmm…she is a transvestite… why do you think he is so for gay rights…. there is a lot of info on him online

  • kennethwbaguley

    Our leader is not a leader he’s domestic enemy #1

    • nightingayle

      that is for sure… America is a bunch of brainwashed fools…….he has more in store for us…if not this year, than while he is chairman in UN , he will…he is trying to get executive position at UN.. he wants to be ruler over the world.. already he is putting undercover UN cops in every city to watch for people who are against his take over.

      • kennethwbaguley

        Scary ain’t it?

  • nedbarnett

    What amazes me is that anybody is surprised about this disrespect shown by Obama to the man, and to the Supreme Court. He really doesn’t like them, because they have blocked some of his excesses.

    • nightingayle

      as they should

  • profchuck

    Obama has made no secret that he dislikes constitutionalist SCOTUS members. It would be hypocritical of him to pretend to honor Scalia.

    • nightingayle

      don’t make excuses for this evil man….

      • profchuck

        I don’t offer that as an excuse just an explanation. I would not want him at my funeral.

  • Christian

    This is bs. C’mon. The last president to have the opportunity didn’t attend either, and he was a Republican. President Eisenhower Sent Flowers To 1954 Funeral Of Justice Robert H. Jackson, The Most Recent Justice To Die In Office After Rehnquist. A Chicago Tribune article about Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson’s October 1954 funeral did not report that President Dwight D. Eisenhower attended; instead, it was reported that Eisenhower sent “a cross of white carnations” that was laid “beside the coffin.” [Chicago Tribune, 10/13/54]

  • Mike Griffith

    hes golfing

  • Dan

    Muslims are forbidden to attend a non-muslim’s funeral.

  • Colleen

    Could it be that the service is probably going to be a Catholic Mass, and Opuka couldn’t make it through the whole mass, at the time of the Transubstantiation he’d start feeling very ill and have to leave! lol

    • Kate

      Well said, The service will be catholic and in a shrine dedicated to the immaculate Conception my guess is that this plays a major part in his decision to be a no show. I’ll bet most people on this page have no clue what the Transubstantiation is … I do

  • spiro1976

    Disrespect given to President Obama, disrespect right back

    • nightingayle

      I willl disrespect Obama as he is destroying our country on purpose.. he is waiting for do martial law and really take all freedoms away , bring us to our knees with the collapse he our economy.. government has been controling the decline until he is ready and then he wants to accept his one world government and 2030 agenda that WILL DESTROY all our freedoms.. look up agenda 21 and 2030 agenda…it will be a nightmare, not America anymore.. No, I don’t respect him in the slightest…he is evil.. just like the radical muslims,,no matter how nice you are to them, they still want to kill you….

      • spiro1976

        Who feeds you thever myths, doubt you can think of them as your own.

        It’s no doubt part of 1001 distractions to keep you voting Republican and against your economic interests.

        You’d be surprised how much you have in common with us ‘dirty, East coast liberals’

        Btw, they taught you to hate us.

        • nightingayle

          just because you are ignorant of what is going on, think you should stop showing us how dumb you are on all this… your one of Obama’s fools.. Hate??? People like you are letting him doing this without even checking facts.. if you knew the facts on him in the first place, you would not have voted him. I tried to warn people but all the ignorant can say is…your racist……almost funny…

    • nightingayle

      I DISREPECT MARXIST MUSLIM LIARS… TOO BAD YOU ARE BRAINWASHED AND CANNOT SEE THE FACTS.
      i AM A INDEPENDENT NOT A REPUBLICAN

  • believe

    Soon as he is found dead there will only people there to make sure he is really dead. If hate kills Obama should be Dead within 24 hours.

  • spiro1976

    The crazy right wing chose to obstruct him on day one.

    Republican leadership stirred up the hate machine, industry.

    And the result is what we got here.

    • nightingayle

      are you nuts.. Obama has held back the republicans for 7 years.. he actually threatens congress individuals if they don’t go along… you need to find out what is really going on.
      You will not like 2030 agenda is he pushing in the UN that he is chairman and puttting undercover UN cops in every city to watch for people against him, not terrorists, he is on there side.. and so are you if you don’t get your head out of the sand.

  • x_ray_tech

    It is most likely because obama is muslim and this will be a Catholic Mass/Funeral. He and michelle are only going to show up at the Supreme Court while Scalia lies in Repose and only AFTER Scalia’s Priest brother and Christian prayers have been said, then obama and michelle will enter. Margaret Thatcher also had a huge Christian funeral and is likely why he did not attend hers either. In fact he will not give his speeches or attend any Christian surroundings unless all crosses, statues and religious symbols have been removed or covered. Remember??

    • Colleen

      Plus he’d probably get violently ill at the point of the Transubstantiation during the mass and have to leave!

  • 4bills4

    he want to know more ways to Destroy America that is why he is going to Cuba to get inside info
    from raul castro /

    • nightingayle

      YES, and remember in 2008 he was photgraphed carrying around his book on POST America.. how to bring us to our knees….very upsetting how ignorant Americans are on what is happening right under our nose..
      If I die suddenly, it will be government trying to shut me up. they do not want the truth out there.

      • spiro1976

        These republican conspiracy theories are driving you mad.

        Remember when you all got your panties in a twist about Jade Helm? …..did anything happen?…..no.

        Did he ever ‘grab your guns’?…..no.

        • nightingayle

          Give them time.. that was practice and I know someone that was where it happened and she was scared to death… they are preparing the the economic collapse that Obama has been working on for years.. have you seen the stock market in the red since 2016?? I never had my panties in twist…dumb thing to say.. all along i knew it was practice for when he declares Martial Law…are you ready?????

          Watching you fools make excuses for all Obama’s lies and ignoring the facts and letting him destroy everything has driven me mad all right.. too many brainwashed fools that don’t have any idea what this evil man has done preparing for his take over with One World Government with him as the leader from the UN where he already has his fingers in…open your eyes…

        • nightingayle

          Oh yes, photos with him getting off the plane with this book in hand.. close ups pics show it was POST America and how to ….I have pic …..it is fact…you just don’t keep up with what is happening, like most of AMerica.. But I keep up and he was done so many bad things for our future with no freedom Yes, very upsetting especially when nobody cares to know the truth…they think everything will always be like it is… it is going to be hell.. because of obama and all his minions. He is also taking us into world war 3, if you kept up with info you would see his manipulation in middle east is for his agenda..he know exactly what he is doing….some think he just doesn’t understand, but he KNOWS.

  • Once you go Bear, Arnie Grape

    You would think someone that touts himself as a Constitutional Einstein would want to go. He’s a Scholar, Professor and The Constitutional Decider-in-Chief! Baahahaha!

  • stpatwanabe

    Because if HUSSEINobama goes into a church the scales will fall off his face and melt. And his true demonic will show

  • Guy Monahan

    Frankly, based on his record, he does more honor to the office by not showing his face.

    • stpatwanabe

      HUSSEINobama is not commander in chief he is celebrityInChief narcisisist marxisisistic antiamerican antiGod islamterrorist. If he went into church his muslimbrotherhood would behests him.

  • Ashley Hopes

    That’s funny cause I literally just watched a clip of him and Michelle paying their respects with Scalia’s family and supreme court members on ABC news…

  • dunnaken

    It is because he is RC and Obama and the Muslims hate them most of all. He will visit a mosque but not Catholic church!

  • dunnaken

    In that picture above he looks just like Osama Bin laden , just look at him, look at him. And people say he is not a muslim. That’ll be right.

    • nightingayle

      I bet he thinks he is the muslim Mahdi that the muslims are waiting for.. why else would he put out that pic of him on a throne with antique bow and crown like what it says in Revelation to let muslims know he is here….You know the Mahdi is probably is just opposite to Jesus…like an antichrist in Bible..fits to a T

  • lbdori

    Josh Earnest said **It would leave too much of a security footprint** FFS, I guess golfing 270 rounds leave smaller prints…..(the excuses get more idiotic each time)

  • lummi

    Keep in mind that this the same President who was quoted on a Sunday morning news program as saying he would prefer that the National Anthem be “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”, because our current anthem is too militaristic. He also said that he didn’t salute the flag during the playing of the Anthem because there are a lot of people around the world who fear our flag and see it as a symbol aggression. It make my blood boil to know that this traitorous SOB is the Commander-In-Chief with the power to determine where and when our troops will be sent, and sets the rules of engagement under which they’ll have to face the enemy.

    • nightingayle

      He wants to take away anything that has to do with freedom and what America stands for…he is the enemy for sure..and stupid americans go along like they are brain dead.. I am so disgusted.

  • ki-lee

    Disgraceful human being as are most radical muslims. I want to know why Scalia was there with no security detail, why was he there? for a hunting trip? hunting what ? with a bum shoulder? why did his son leave? where was the pillow exactly? why no autopsy? or toxicology tests? how can a coroner make a determination of death with out even being on the premises? especially with such a high profile person . He was the barrier between obama and obamas plan for our guns among other thing! no love lost there! INSTEAD obama and obimba will go spend their time with a communist dictator in a foreign land !!!! spitting in Americas face again !

  • dixieblitz

    This was reported to have been said when Obama recalled Gen. McChrystal to the White House from Afghanistan, when he relieved him of command and moved Gen. Petraus into that position. Gen. McChrystal was widely known for speaking his mind to subordinates and superiors alike, and this would not have been totally out of character for him to have said it. I’m not sure that he did, as I said, and knowing the respect that he held for the chain of command, the integrity of his leadership and the respect he has for the Army, I would err on the side that he did not.
    But it is funny!!!

  • jesse

    He is the absolute most pathetic excuse of a president we have ever had, bar none! Obamanation has so diminished, devalued and disgraced that office to the point it’s no longer respected and revered!! There used to be so much prestige associated with the office but it has been badly tarnished by that low class hack!!!

  • chevyjr….

    he was right…. he owed that man nothing he was against everything that was right .. and that is Not his duty..

  • Ann

    President Obama goes out of his way, whenever the opportunity arises, to piss off as many Americans as possible. He is just not a nice person.

  • iceblast

    He can’t do it now, it wouldn’t be honest. He’ll just have to live with the disgrace. How was this guy ever even considered worthy of being President of the United States.

  • JTDraper

    Ha! Yah, Megyn Kelly the scholar. Not. Former President George W. Bush did not attend Justice Byron White’s funeral. Moreover, perhaps Mr. Obama remembers that Scalia was a central figure in a bloodless coup that cost tens of thousands their lives. May he rot forever in hell.

    • Jodon

      Derp

  • Linda Gentry

    They want the new world order a one world government and I have said for years that Obama would be one of the top world leaders when it happens. He was planted in the white house I believe to not only get his agenda done but to forever change America so the one world government would occur sooner. If he does declare Marshal Law there want be any more presidential elections and then we will have a dictator on our hands is what the world elitists wants anyway. I wished they would impeach him before this happens for all the things he has already done and gotten away with . I believe something big is on the horizon and will happen before the next president is elected!

  • Roberto Hobson

    Obama can’t set an example for himself as a Man don’t expect Obama to set an example for American people. Obama; boy in Man clothing; weak moral character & spine.

  • Joanne Dvis

    ITS A LITTLE TO LATE TO BE TALKING ABOUT PARTISANSHIP.LETS NOT TALK ABOUT RESPECT, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEEN DISRESPECTED BY THE DOGS AND CATS ON FOX AND THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY OOPS AND THE ICE TEA FOLKS SINCE THE DAY HE STOOD IN CHICAGO AND ANNOUNCED HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT,HE’S NOT GOING TO THAT FUNERAL SO GET OVER IT.

    • briman70

      need to earn respect…

  • Star Lord

    Although it may be appropriate in the eyes of some people that he attend, I don’t think it’s required that he go.

  • arckangjell

    i think scalia was murdered .

  • Bryan Smith

    If it was a black person that pass on he wold go . But no guy is not black so i might of just sit back at home and drink a beer and sit here and joke and laugh. I might get in trouble for saying this and have Secret Services come to my door i say bring it. Will not be the first time or the last time i have some sort of law come to my place.

  • PixelPusher777

    They will know we are Christians by our love. And those who don’t give a damn about people will be known as something else…

  • John Myer

    Obama will disgrace himself worse and worse until he is shamed out of office.

    Just a thought; what if Obama did have something to do with this and it’s the GUILT he feels for his murder that is keeping Obama away.

    See: http://www.eutimes.net/2016/02/us-supreme-court-justice-scalia-had-secret-texas-meeting-with-obama-just-hours-before-his-death/

  • raineysboy

    THAT IS A LIE!!! OF THE LAST SEVEN JUSTICES THE ONLY ONE WHO ATTENDED WAS GW BUSH ATTENDED CHIEF JUSTICE BERGER’ AND DELIVERED THE EULOGY… OF THE OTHER SIX, 3 WERE ATTENDED BY THE VP AND 3 HAD NO ONE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE… NIXON REFUSED TO GO TO CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN’S FUNERAL BECAUSE HE WAS A LIBERAL. CHECK THE FACTS AND STOP SPREADING LIES… THE LIES ARFE ONE OF THE REASONS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE TEA PARTY AND THE REPUBLCAN PARTY

  • Sotiredofthis

    At last a legacy of which he can be proud. Skipping the funeral of a just man who served his country to the best of his ability.

  • Sunnisong

    This is not true. It’s really not out of the ordinary for a president to not attend the funeral of a Supreme Court justice. Vice President Biden will attend Scalia’s service. Which is better than what Justices Harry Blackmun and Lewis F. Powell Jr. got — Bill Clinton and Al Gore skipped both of those. And that’s not a partisan slight — neither Bush nor Cheney made it to Byron White’s funeral. Justice Thurgood Marshall only rated a Veep in attendance, with Al Gore serving as the White House emissary.

    • Elena

      Died in office, not having retired fm the bench.

      • Sunnisong

        It’s interesting now who is playing the PC card.

  • nightingayle

    Some of those libs that do nothing but sit in their parents basement and try to destroy the truth when we speak it.. they are on here doing just that so ignore them…

  • Elena

    Mama’s right — when in doubt, put on that dark suit, mind your manners, and go to the funeral. You’d golf game can wait.

  • Cauleen Kearney Kempf

    what a scumbag

  • Immigrant_from_Socialism7

    Vy ne mozhete kupyty class…nor prydbaty yoho,buduchy Prem’yerom Socialists…In Amerytsi Prezydent povynen pidtrymuvaty bahatoznachnist’ Upravlinnya Prezydenta Spoluchenykh Shtativ.
    I ya vpevnenyy,shcho PRAVDA MEDIA zrobyt’ vypravdannya…Yak bulo pryynyato v Radyans’komu Soyuzi!!!

  • nightingayle

    “The American people will never
    knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt
    every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a
    socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” He went on to say: “I no
    longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The
    Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

    Socialist
    Party candidate for President of the US, Norman
    Thomas

  • speedeesam

    PLEASE! Stop showing pictures of Barak Housein Obama. It literally makes one want to throw up. Thank You.

  • Immigrant_from_Socialism7

    You can’t buy class nor have it conferred upon you because you are called the President.
    But,as an émigré from the Soviet Union and it’s satellites,I Always thought that there is gravitas in being”The President of the United States” and that that person REPRESENTED the AMERICAN PEOPLE..The VOTERS.
    It IS WHAT SEPARATED THE FREE WORLD from the Soviet Union and the”backbiting apparatchik” GODLESS LEADERSHIP OF that HELL.
    Children Look up to the Office of the Presidential of the UNITED STATES…as opposed to the ongoing FEAR of NOT showing deference to the PREMIER.
    Soviet Union politics was VERY PETTY….

  • warsaw

    I don’t think he’s wondering if he should go. He seems to have a clear conscience. And It’s a funeral mass? Forget it.

  • fortunamajor

    He has no class.

  • smokehill

    He refuses to represent America when a Supreme Court Justice dies, but has plenty of time to go play kissy-face with a murdering despot like Castro. Maybe while Obummer is down there he can check out how well Obamacare works for the Cuban people, who’ve had fifty years to “fine-tune” socialized medicine.
    Can’t wait to see him bow deeply to Castro, and no doubt apologize profusely for God knows what.

  • Mark Callon-Clevenger

    Define historic. President Eisenhower did NOT attend Justice Jackson’s funeral. So to say there is no historic precedent is simply a lie.

  • Concerned parent

    Obama claims he is a “Christian” – he sure doesn’t behave like one. We know better.
    I would think that to any decent person, death would transcend all – but I guess Valerie Jarrett and Huma Abedin would not approve, and that’s what counts !

  • Ted

    Obama was a Constitutional scholar. Which country’s Constitution is in question.

  • Ted

    Don’t schedule funerals at tee time, damn it!

  • AmericanIrish

    Might want to fact check that. It just isn’t true.

  • rene1220

    Why should the black President attend the funeral of a racist like Scalia?!?! He was a hateful, mean-spirited, bigoted jackass. No one has to respect a person like that. Bye, bye Scalia.

    • nightingayle

      This is the kind of thing Obama has done over the years.. he doesn’t care about people dying unless it serves his agenda… he is such a fake….Obama is the racist…you guys have pulled that enough…i am sick of the term ” racist”..It’s been abused terribly since Obamanation started destroying our country and our freedom..

  • suzyforjesus

    Why would the prez go to the funeral of someone he may have been involved in poisoning or getting rid of just minutes prior to a Republican Debate??? He now has a Supreme Court that will give him indefinite terms for presidency. This has been his hidden agenda for some time now. That’s why the prez keeps saying, “Trump will not be president.” When in reality, Trump will be probably win by a landslide and beat Hillary and/or Sanders. The prez is confident that the ‘new” totally liberal Supreme Court will agree to give him a 3rd term as president….and a 4th, etc., just like dictators in other nations such as Germany and Cuba. Why do you think he is visiting Cuba? Not for a relationship, but to find out the ins and outs of becoming a permanent dictator in our nation. Lord, have mercy on Scalia and this nation. :(

  • Louis Nicosia

    He went you morons

  • SkyBill40

    Obama’s typical expression for when he has zero f#cks to give.

  • Cj Lamb

    Jesus, the stupid here is strong. You people do realize there’s a Google. It archives historic information (along with cats). You can quickly find that only 4 times has a President attended a Justices funeral. Four. FOUR. IN HISTORY. So, no, Obama is not the first. Or maybe you forgot that time neither Bush nor Cheney attended Justice Byron White’s funeral. Why do neocons have such short memories?

    • ookie oh

      Scalia was a Supreme Court justice when he died, Byron White was not.He had been retired for many years.

      • mssainsburys

        what’s your point? once he’s dead, neither is scalia a justice. your rules are your rules only.

  • NO_MORE_PROGRESSIVISM

    The “scumbag-in-chief”

  • Robbie H.

    This is not true.

  • Robbie H.

    Historically, Presidents Have Not Always Attended Funerals Of Supreme Court Justices, Regardless Of Whether The Death Occurred While Serving. According to a Media Matters analysis, sitting presidents attended four of the funerals of 10 Supreme Court justices who have died since June 1, 1980 — including justices who died while serving and those who died after serving on the bench.

  • Graham G

    Obama is and continues to be the best President the US has had for decades, why should he attend the funeral of somebody who did his best to wreck policies beneficial to all sensible Americans?

    • Silent Political Yeoman

      Someone who never grew up with American values and spent years under the tutelage of communists would want to change America and all but throw away the Constitution in pursuit of personal interest.

      • Graham G

        Who are you referring to? That does not make any sense.

    • ookie oh

      Have you been paying attention at all?

  • mymsm

    President Obama is CONTENTIOUS !! (Definition) He is a man who is exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes: Belligerent ANT peaceable. His behavior is despicable. BUT personally ……I would not like the presence of EVIL at my funeral.

  • McGrumble

    Hey Glenn Beck, you brain-dead piece of lying monkey dung, George W. Bush did NOT attend Justice Byron White’s funeral. 3 of the last 7 SCOTUS funerals were NOT attended by either the President or Vice President. When are you ever going to do some fact checking. ..oh that’s right, your racist radio and TV show makes millions for you…’Murica my ass.

    • ookie oh

      Byron White was not a supreme court justice, and hadn’t been for nearly a decade, when he died.

      • mssainsburys

        do your research and check your facts. only twice in the past 60 years has sitting sc justice died. the scalia family made their statement. scalia’s pal biden is attending the funeral, obama the memorial service. makes sense in the real world but not the world of chicken little, tempest in a teapot, whiney think they know betters, glenn beck fan clobbers.

        • ookie oh

          What fact did I get wrong?

  • Steve M

    Funny that the article cites the death of Justice Jackson in 1954 but ignores the fact that President Eisenhower did not attend the funeral.

  • Michael Dawson

    0bama is suck a pompous ass.
    0bama makes me sick every time he opens his piehole mouth.
    I have news 4 U 0bama. You’re not picking the next Supreme Court Justice.

  • Roy G Duffey

    If Justice Scalia was Black…or started Black Lives Matter on a bed of misconceptions and lies… He would have attended. If it was the Muslim Judge he appointed who swore in on the Quran…a direct violation of Federal Law….he would have attended. If Justice Scalia was 4.3 million dollars in back taxes behind… He would have attended…..

  • HOTKEYnMD

    BTW, the death of a sitting Supreme Court justice is unprecedented. Your research couldn’t have been much. Scalia’s death AS A SITTING SUPREME COURT JUDGE, is only the 2nd in the last 50 years. Where does it say in the constitution that it is the duty of the President to attend the funeral(s) of sitting justices (or legislators, or even cabinet secretaries and police officers)? I can show you where it says the President is to nominate a supreme court justice and the senate is suppose to vote on confirmation. Now, why do you bark about him NOT attending a funeral but you keep tight lipped when the Senate Majority Leader comes out and states he won’t allow a vote for an Obama nominee even before the heartless git extends sympathies and condolences to the family for their loss? WHERE ARE YOUR PRIORITIES? ARE YOU WORKING FOR MITCH MCDONNELL?

    People, do your research before you fall into this fear and smear mongering spin.

  • Gregory Kuper

    Well, come on…he’s a very busy person today…He has to figure out right now…today! This moment! who to replace Justice Scalia with…himself, Holder or Lynch. I have three guaranties from my view…nobody but Democrats are going to like his nominee, they will be a far left loon, and the Republicans will cave, again, and confirm his choice…because they have no B@##$

  • Jim Fazio

    Yeah, first in history… I guess Eisenhower not going to Robert Jackson’s funeral doesn’t count.

    Who cares either way? Eisenhower sent flowers, Obama went to the memorial service.

  • i2grok

    Megyn Kelly is wrong, again, or very poor at research. That notorious liberal president Dwight David Eisenhower did not go to the funeral of Justice Robert Jackson. But hey, when does Fox News really let a fact get in the way of a headline?

  • Exposerofmorons

    Justice Scalia is a conservative & therefore considered an enemy by obam-ME.

    • mssainsburys

      is that why scalia didn’t attend the president’s state of the union? he considered obama an enemy?

  • ltneid

    Except for Eisenhower, Bush, Clinton, and Bush again, he’s absolutely correct.

  • Mark O’Connor

    Erm this is an outright lie. He did attend.

  • Mark O’Connor
  • Ellen Protheroe Hayes

    This is certainly no surprise. The man hates Christians; Christianity and anything associated with our beliefs
    . This funeral will be a catholic mass and certainly not something he wants to be around. He prefers golf.

  • jymcook

    Megyn Kelly didn’t bother to look. Bill Clinton missed 2 SCOTUS funerals. Do your research honey!

  • Darren

    Facts continue to elude Glen and most conservatives. But don’t let them get in the way of your hate:
    http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/02/19/conservatives-defy-history-with-derision-at-oba/208693

  • Roy Hornyak

    “eulogized”
    What does this mean, I googled it and was told to check spelling.

  • She cried for Moe Moe Moe

    I guess a day with Tony Montana is more important

  • EDWARD MENZIES

    The man is a sociopath and feels empathy for no one. He shows a consistent of this behavior following many tragedies failing today the proper respect they deserved

    • mssainsburys

      guess you glossed over where the president is attending the memorial service. facts get in your way, huh?

  • obadiahorthodox

    The news lighting up them social medias right now is the confirmation straight from the White House that President Obama is going to skip Justice Scalia’s funeral on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Whether this is because noted Muslim Barack HUSSEIN Obama would burst into flame if he crossed the church’s threshold or because he cannot bear to attend the funeral of someone he smothered to death a week earlier is unknown.
    Or maybe it’s just not that uncommon for sitting Presidents to skip Supreme Court funerals and we all need to chill out.
    There will be a lot of sanctimonious complaining about this decision —even among those who don’t buy into the conspiracy theories — but recent history reveals a mixed bag when it comes to attending these funerals.
    Perhaps because President Bush the Younger attended Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s funeral and he was the most recent Supreme Court funeral we’ve had, everyone has the impression that it’s the norm. But it’s not really.
    Vice President Biden will attend Scalia’s service. Which is better than what Justices Harry Blackmun and Lewis F. Powell Jr. got — Bill Clinton and Al Gore skipped both of those. And that’s not a partisan slight — I don’t recall Bush or Cheney making it to Byron White’s funeral.
    Bill Clinton made it out to Chief Justice Burger’s funeral, as well as that of Justice Brennan. But no less a titan of the bench than Justice Thurgood Marshall only rated a Veep in attendance, with Al Gore serving as the White House emissary.
    The point is, it’s really not out of the ordinary for a president to not attend the funeral of a Supreme Court justice. Per a spokesperson, President Obama “will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on Friday and he’ll be joined with the First Lady when he does that.”
    And that’s all proper etiquette requires. But surely we’ll let this become a tempest in a teapot anyway. By Joe Patrice

  • David W. Flegel

    I would hope no one goes to Obama’s funeral!!

    • mssainsburys

      just like you hoped he wouldn’t be reelected lol.

  • http://www.mcquade.info/ Christopher McQuade

    What a shameful and hateful act from president Obama– doesn’t he know in the last 240 years of the Republic ‘No’ sitting U.S. president has missed the funeral of a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice– being the American President is more than just nice suits, slick speeches and Air Force One… the American President is the American ‘Head’ of State and ‘Head’ of Government. Meaning– when a STATE LEVEL EVENT happens the American President is there unless due to WAR or conflict or extreme emergency he sends his representative. Sorry, going to Cuba isn’t an emergency.

    As Head of State this is his duty to eulogize the passed Supreme Court Justice, to honor him as a servant of the Republic and with service that honors his country, his nation and his family! But, at last no… Obama to whom thinks himself Caesar et Imperator via fiat– jumps on Air Force One and leaves America while one of the longer serving Justices is laid to rest and honored.

    Being American Head of State sometimes means you gotta suck it up and do something you do not like, because it is the right thing to do– and sometimes it is better to show the Office will mourn an opposing party member… shame… it’s all about the party… :-(

    • obadiahorthodox

      The news lighting up them social medias right now is the confirmation straight from the White House that President Obama is going to skip Justice Scalia’s funeral on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
      Conception. Whether this is because noted Muslim Barack HUSSEIN Obama would burst into flame if he crossed the church’s threshold or because he cannot bear to attend the funeral of someone he smothered to death a week earlier is unknown.
      Or maybe it’s just not that uncommon for sitting Presidents to skip Supreme Court funerals and we all need to chill out.
      There will be a lot of sanctimonious complaining about this decision —even among those who don’t buy into the conspiracy theories — but recent history reveals a mixed bag when it comes to attending these funerals.
      Perhaps because President Bush the Younger attended Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s funeral and he was the most recent Supreme Court funeral we’ve had, everyone has the impression that it’s the norm. But it’s not really.
      Vice President Biden will attend Scalia’s service. Which is better than what Justices Harry Blackmun and Lewis F. Powell Jr. got — Bill Clinton and Al Gore skipped both of those. And that’s not a partisan slight — I don’t recall Bush or Cheney making it to Byron White’s funeral.
      Bill Clinton made it out to Chief Justice Burger’s funeral, as well as that of Justice Brennan. But no less a titan of the bench than Justice Thurgood Marshall only rated a Veep in attendance, with Al Gore serving as the White House emissary.
      The point is, it’s really not out of the ordinary for a president to not attend the funeral of a Supreme Court justice. Per a spokesperson, President Obama “will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on Friday and he’ll be joined with the First Lady when he does that.”
      And that’s all proper etiquette requires. But surely we’ll let this become a tempest in a teapot anyway.

  • Joyce Riebe

    Scalia is not black enough to merit ovomit’s attention.

  • Pete Bundy

    And once again Obama shows he has no class-what a pos.

    • mssainsburys

      once again the far right hypocrisy rears its head.

  • Doug Peterson

    I continue to be mystified by the people complaining that Obama is not attending Scalia’s funeral or only spent 2 minutes at the viewing yesterday.

    For 7 years he has shown again, and again, and again, and again that he is a classless, arrogant, vindictive divider. Why on earth would you expect him to suddenly act any differently?

    Leopard/spots. Move on, people.

  • Dio Jones

    It is because Scalia isn’t a muslim??? Or is it because obama has no real feelings of any kind???

    Always be a light shininginthedark

  • mssainsburys

    “n spite of the criticism, people close to the Scalia family said Obama was making the right choice. “I wouldn’t have expected President Obama to attend the funeral Mass, and I see no reason to fault him for not attending,” said Ed Whelan, a former Scalia clerk who now heads the Ethics and Public Policy Center. “The ceremony at the Supreme Court seems the most apt opportunity for the president to pay his respects, but he obviously might have severe competing demands on his time.”

    There’s not substantial historic precedent for presidents attending the funerals of sitting justices. President George W. Bush not only attended, but also eulogized Supreme Court chief justice and fellow conservative William Rehnquist in 2005. But before him, the last justice to die in office was Robert H. Jackson in 1954. [Politico, 2/17/16]”

  • mssainsburys

    “There will be a lot of sanctimonious complaining about this decision — even among those who don’t buy into the conspiracy theories — but recent history reveals a mixed bag when it comes to attending these funerals.

    Perhaps because President Bush the Younger attended Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s funeral and he was the most recent Supreme Court funeral we’ve had, everyone has the impression that it’s the norm. But it’s not really.

    Vice President Biden will attend Scalia’s service. Which is better than what Justices Harry Blackmun and Lewis F. Powell Jr. got — Bill Clinton and Al Gore skipped both of those. And that’s not a partisan slight — I don’t recall Bush or Cheney making it to Byron White’s funeral.

    Bill Clinton made it out to Chief Justice Burger’s funeral, as well as that of Justice Brennan. But no less a titan of the bench than Justice Thurgood Marshall only rated a Veep in attendance, with Al Gore serving as the White House emissary.

    The point is, it’s really not out of the ordinary for a president to not attend the funeral of a Supreme Court justice. [AboveTheLaw.com, 2/17/16]”

  • mssainsburys

    another chicken little, outrage over nonissue, by the far right. so indignant about disrespect, yet affording the president none. gotta laugh.

  • Ann Oyed

    Obama is an A**. He only cares about himself. Completely HEARTLESS – he only cares about his own reputation & ego.
    I bet he was told by his handlers to stand by his body for “X” number of minutes, then stand by his painting for another “Y” number of minutes. Great, got that done. Good job, a**h***.

    • mssainsburys

      i’m glad obama’s attending the memorial and bid en’s attending the funeral. excellent decisions by the adults in the room

  • Lisa Chantel Hill Wade

    I do not like our President, but get over yourselves. Joe Biden and his wife had a close personal relationship with Scalia. Since the President and the Vice President are not supposed to be together at large events, having Biden attend is fitting. We are so busy hating on the small stuff that he gets away with the big stuff.

    • mssainsburys

      glenn beck’s fans.

  • Jerry

    Or maybe it’s just not that uncommon for sitting Presidents to skip Supreme Court funerals and we all need to chill out.

    There will be a lot of sanctimonious complaining about this decision — even among those who don’t buy into the conspiracy theories — but recent history reveals a mixed bag when it comes to attending these funerals.

    Perhaps because President Bush the Younger attended Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s funeral and he was the most recent Supreme Court funeral we’ve had, everyone has the impression that it’s the norm. But it’s not really.

    Vice President Biden will attend Scalia’s service. Which is better than what Justices Harry Blackmun and Lewis F. Powell Jr. got — Bill Clinton and Al Gore skipped both of those. And that’s not a partisan slight — I don’t recall Bush or Cheney making it to Byron White’s funeral.

    Bill Clinton made it out to Chief Justice Burger’s funeral, as well as that of Justice Brennan. But no less a titan of the bench than Justice Thurgood Marshall only rated a Veep in attendance, with Al Gore serving as the White House emissary.

    The point is, it’s really not out of the ordinary for a president to not attend the funeral of a Supreme Court justice. [AboveTheLaw.com, 2/17/16]

  • Paul46

    President Eisenhower Sent Flowers To 1954 Funeral Of Justice Robert H. Jackson, The Most Recent Justice To Die In Office After Rehnquist. A Chicago Tribune article about Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson’s October 1954 funeral did not report that President Dwight D. Eisenhower attended; instead, it was reported that Eisenhower sent “a cross of white carnations” that was laid “beside the coffin.” [Chicago Tribune, 10/13/54]

  • Eliska Adema

    Why would he want to attend the funeral of a man who said blacks needed to go to lesser schools because they could keep up with the slow curriculum. Good for him. He’s got nothing to lose now. What are you going to do when you don’t have him to beat up on? Oh right. You’ll continue to attack ACA which your gang hasn’t bothered to repeal, as promised. Because you just need endless punching bags to focus on, rather than doing anything constructive

  • Michael Cunningham

    Only he did attend and that fat pig deserved to die. Too bad he wasn’t raped with a chainsaw. Repukeliklans deserve to be skinned alive. Traitors to America.

  • rushisright2

    Yeah but he is the first black president so that makes it alright

  • Gary

    .
    You don’t need to go far back to debunk this lie. Just to the last Justice to die in office.
    So in Republican Land the sky is pink and Eisenhower was never President?
    .
    He just sent flowers! to Robert H. Jackson’s funeral the LAST Justice to die in office.

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