President Obama ordered the White House to be bathed in rainbow-colored lights after the Supreme Court made gay marriage the law of the land, but he was unwilling to use lights to honor the nation’s police officers on Monday.
Republican Congressman Dave Reichert told The Daily Caller that Obama refused to pay tribute to police officers for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
“Obama has not agreed to do so, but has displayed lights at the White House for other groups in the past, including the LGBT community,” a spokesperson for the congressman said.
Reichert, who used to be a police officer himself, presided over an effort to give blue lights to every office in the House of Representatives. The hope was that these lights would be displayed on each windowsill on Monday night to show the nation’s police officers that they had the support of the U.S. Congress, if not the president.
“The men and women who wear the badge understand the dangers of their job, but they heed the call to serve and willingly face those risks every day in order to create safe communities for all Americans,” said Reichert in a statement.
“I hope you will join me in showing the law enforcement community that their elected representatives recognize the difficulties and dangers that officers encounter every day in public service to us all,” he continued. “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is the perfect time to honor the sacrifices made by those who wear the uniform; whether it’s missing family members while working during the holidays, rushing to the aid of a crime victim, or comforting those in duress.”
Those sacrifices are one thing – but today’s police officers have to make those sacrifices while being under constant political attack from the American left. These attacks not only lower morale, they put officers in mortal danger. They incite violent attacks against the men and women in uniform, and they force officers to hesitate in situations where deadly force is required.
Obama’s legacy is one of shame, and nowhere is that shame greater than in his disdain for the boys in blue.