Obama STILL Has Not Ordered Flags Flown at Half-Mast for Servicemen Killed in Chattanooga Terror Attack

This Sunday marks three days since an Islamist gunman opened fire Thursday on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing five unarmed servicemen and wounding a policeman.

President Barack Obama still has not ordered the lowering of the U.S. flag to half-staff at the White House and federal properties as a sign of respect and mourning for those killed, even though he (and former President George W. Bush) did so for previous mass killings by lone gunmen.

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In contrast it was only a matter of hours after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month before Obama bathed the White House in the rainbow hues of the LGBTQ movement.

Also, Obama issued same-day orders lowering the flag following the the July 20, 2012 Aurora, Colorado mass shooting, December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook, Connecticut mass shooting and the September 16, 2013 Washington Navy Yard mass shooting.

Obama ordered the flag flown at half-staff the day after the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood, Texas massacre.

President George W. Bush ordered the flag lowered for the April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech massacre the day after that attack.

Obama apparently did not order flags lowered following the Charleston mass shooting last month, however he went to Charleston and delivered the eulogy at the funeral for the Reverend Clementa Pinckney. Several state governors did issue orders to lower flags in their respective states to honor the Charleston victims.

Obama’s selectivity on whether to honor victims of terror attacks or mass shootings was in evidence in May when Obama made no public or written statement on the Islamist terror attack in Garland, Texas.

Obama vacationed in New York City this weekend. Meanwhile several state governors took steps to arm National Guard troops under their command and issued proclamations ordering flags in their respective states be flown at half-staff to honor those killed in the Chattanooga attack.

The Pentagon said the day after the attack it would continue to leave recruiters unarmed and unprotected, and ordered Marine recruiters to not wear their uniforms to work.

UPDATE: (Monday) Obama still has not ordered flags at half-mast after the Chattanooga terrorist attack.

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  • Pitbullll

    Zero only devotes his ADD-addled pea-brain attention to events he can politicize, like a good little Alinsky-ite progtard. While being quite the moron, he knows enough to “overlook” anyone that isn’t a Useful Idiot. I guess one of his lackeys must have reminded him that Marines don’t vote Democrat.

  • DarkQuark

    I do not like Obama anymore than you do but calling him stupid does us a disservice. He has gotten his way in almost every single matter since he started. With his Gaystopo and sycophant army he has accomplished many things to the detriment of this country literally outdoing himself each time. My point is don’t underestimate him in anyway.

  • ZZZzzzz

    This is absolutely disgusting, his selective outrage is sickening! I’m so glad that 2 Governors, of Arkansas and Oklahoma worked overtime to issue Executive Orders arming the troops. Instead, Obama told the soldiers, uh, wear street clothes instead of your uniforms, then goes out and golfs laughing it up. How on earth can he go and have a good time golfing while families are grief stricken and mourning the loss of their husbands and sons. He’s the most classless piece of work I’ve ever seen. Good going creep!

  • Mike

    He has the entire media on his side. That’s makes him a recipient of the biggest criminal conspiracy in US history, but that makes him evil ,not smart.

  • tommy mc donnell

    this kind of thing never even enters his mind.

  • Teddi

    Most of the LSM (‘left’) is gay – oh, it just dawned on me why they won’t cover the middle east anymore…

  • BeansFerSupper

    He behaves as if he really did pay attention to Reverend Wright’s hate sermons.

  • l.barney

    It’s above this piece of crap’s pay grade.

    God, I wish the mullahs would nuke a golf course!

  • Goose

    maoBama did NOT lower Flags to honor Margaret Thatcher’s passing but DID for Nelson Mandela.

  • Ubeturbipy

    Osama Bin Bama ………says it all.

  • Alicia Hunt

    Why was he vacatioing in NYC? Those 4 prisoners in Iran don’t get to come home, but he goes on vacation? He could of atleast had the flags flown at half mast and gone to see the families of the Marines that were killed!! He has his priorities all messed up!!!

  • jackb

    Obvious….they were all white and military…of no interest to him.

  • jackb

    Sorry, but he is!

  • Mike in Illinois

    Those who fly their Flag should drop them to half staff.
    Let it show that PEOPLE are at half staff for the murdered, while GOVERNMENT is NOT.

  • Mike in Illinois

    Hussein covers it.

  • Mike in Illinois

    I agree he doesn’t care. But avoiding this is calculated. He is AFRAID of addressing it, because the LOGICAL action is to ARM the military. Now, if he relents on this point, on this level, then he loses leverage when it comes to everyday folks who are indeed under the same attacks, from both mussie terrorists AND common petty thug criminals.

    Arming the military in civilian areas risks losing the overall gun control of civilians in civilian areas. Obama would LOVE it if he takes all the heat for ignoring this, if the story is about him not lowering the Flag and not addressing the arming of soldiers. This is true because it allows him to WIN on policy. He can keep the DISARMING of Americans if he just diverts the media coverage to HIM.

    We must stay on point.

    ARM UP AMERICANS. Malls are not safe. Workplaces are not safe.

  • solomama

    Not waiting for orders. Our flag is at half staff and will remain so until our servicemen are buried. God Bless their families and God help us for the pettiness that has engulfed our nation

  • Yaya Yanes

    Okay People – use your Google. Here’s the “rule” for flying flags at half mast at the Nation’s Capitol: The pertinent section of the Flag Code says, “by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possesion, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

    In the event of the death a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that state, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff.” The code also includes other related details including the specific length of time during which the flag should be displayed at half-staff, in the event of the death of a “principal figure”(e.g., 30 days for the death of a sitting or former President, 10 days for the death of a sitting Vice-President,etc.).

  • Yaya Yanes

    Thank the ole Pappy Bush: It appears this “gun-free zone” type policy can actually be traced back to Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 5210.56, signed into effect in February 1992 by Donald J. Atwood, deputy secretary of defense under President George H.W. Bush.

  • Elizabeth Sheaffer

    “He will light up the White House like rainbow sherbet, but can’t be bothered to lower the flags for five members of our military who were murdered in cold blood by a scumbag!” This is an outrage and I believe it is time for the 25th amendment!

  • Book’m

    What did he do over the weekend?

    Played some golf
    Attended a DNC fundraiser
    Strolled through Central Park

    Priorities say a lot about a person.

  • budzman

    What a disgusting piece of crap this so called president is.

  • Goose

    0bama bin Biden (Planet of the Apes?)

  • Oklahoma Lady

    We should be lighting up the phone lines to state and federal governments Monday morning, we have to protect those who’s job it is to protect us. While Obama is in NYC, spending time with his daughters, there are five families who will never be able to spend time together again.

    Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Indiana have ordered National Guard to protect facilities.

  • Oklahoma Lady

    You’re right, sadly it was Bush, Sr. Since Ft. Hood, Arkansas, Washington Naval Yard and now Tennessee have occurred on Obama’s watch, he could have corrected it. But he doesn’t want too.

  • Patty

    and why? Call your representatives immediately.
    and while you are at it, see if they have called for Obama’s resignation, Yet.

  • ZZZzzzz

    You’re right….I’m so glad to know that Indiana, Texas, Louisiana and Indiana have joined in. All 50 States should do it and screw Obama and his golfballs. Yep, 5 families never being able to visit family members again, you’re so right. Heartbreaking!

  • ZZZzzzz

    Oh he did pay attention for sure. He loves him some America-hating, AfroCentrist, Muslim-sympathizing ‘Revs.’ Just a bunch of Race Pimps!

  • Patty
  • Hy Feiber

    He is not fully Human.

  • Hy Feiber

    The Armed Forces should Unite and Throw Out this Punk-azz Traitor!

    For the sake of the country!

    The Declaration of Independence Demands it!

  • Hy Feiber

    Vermin is what he is.

  • Hy Feiber

    It’s far beyond “petty.” It’s America-loathing from the beast who aced his America-hating courses under Jeremiah Wright!

  • Dr. Karl Stalin

    once he gets off the back nine he might make a call.

  • tbirdinfla

    I’m so happy everyday when i wake up and Obama is our President! Long Live Obama!

  • dave lintz

    obama , is now and always will be the dumbest Un-American we have had in the white house hes a loser gulf ball sucking ass america needs better our american soldiers deserve better

  • tcheak

    That’s to be expected from Obammy. Should I live long enough to see him put in a box, my flag won’t be lowered to half staff, and what I would leave on his grave would never be mistaken for flowers.

  • wasitsomethingisaid

    Obama does not give a f**k,plain an simple.

  • Milton Stanley

    Exactly right. The flag code makes specific provisions for when the flag is lowered, and to put it bluntly, this isn’t one of them. In the course of U.S. history hundreds of thousands of soldiers have died in the line of duty, and we simply don’t lower the flag every time four, or forty, service members die. That in no way dishonors the fallen–it’s just how we, as Americans, do things. Lowering the flag every time a servicemember dies may make us feel better, but it makes our nation look weak–in this case that one evil man in Chattanooga sends the whole nation of 320 million into official mourning.

    Obama has committed serious offenses against the people and the Constitution, and in no way am I defending him as President. It’s just that in this case he’s right–and has more than two hundred years of strong American tradition behind him.

  • Questionman2


  • Questionman2

    Spoken like a true racist bigoted a-hole.

  • Sad that “that” cartoon is almost five years old. Yet still true.

    Even sadder – we still have to endure the POS.

  • Hy Feiber

    Bush, Clinton, Obama, they all have the blood of the base victims on their hands.

  • JenLJ

    There’s no “long list of accomplishments” by this president. He just gave our world the license to die by nuclear attack, while not negotiating for the release of hostages by Iran. He let 5 deadly terrorists go to “free” Bergdahl, who had clearly left his post and deserted his station. He has not done the same for other military who’ve been “left behind” although this was his justification. He runs and judges things as racist attacks, blaming a flag in the end, when the other attacks against America and its citizens he says we ‘cannot judge too quickly.’ What a strange response! Nobody who loves our country as its leader rushes to judge those whom he thinks are racist, but the same hatred and prejudices in other forms don’t seem to earn or deserve the same condemnation or reactions. While I don’t think any of our leaders should be or can be perfect, I am dumbfounded at the over-regulating, over-spending, overly-violent (in race relations), and overly-attacked America we’ve become under Obama’s leadership. We had most of our worst threats from outside the US licked, but his “strategies” of trying to end the war against terrorism too early have become a detriment to our safety and the love our country seems to have for each other–all because he’s an inept leader who does NOT want what’s best–he’d rather push his agenda at any cost.

  • pianoman

    President Obama did not tell anyone anything. The Pentagon issued those orders. And even if he did go play golf, how many times have YOU cancelled plans like that after a service member died in Iraq or Afghanistan?

  • Not a hysterical Fox zombie

    I was puzzled by this, too! I asked a friends Dad, an ex Marine. He said it is because as tragic and senseless as they were, the Chattanooga deaths involved members of the U.S. armed forces who are considered to have been killed in the line of duty (unlike other mass shooting events which involve civilian deaths), and while individual states often lower their flags to honor local natives or residents who die in the service of their country, doing so at a national level would require the President to pick and choose among service deaths to decide which to so honor. He said instead of picking and choosing for soldiers in the line of duty, they allow the representing states to take the lead.

  • patti

    Yes if he lowered the flag eveytime a soldier died overseas then the flag would never go back up….BUT…. these men were MURDERED on OUR soil….and NOT in combat….they deserve the flag lowered.

  • ohio granny

    How does not wearing their uniform to work going to protect any soldier working in a recruiting office? That office is open to the public and anyone can walk in. This is utterly stupid and will do nothing to protect any soldier.

  • john lees

    “by Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.”

  • getthemlibsout

    all governors should make the order….piss on the boyking

  • Lyle Gravatt

    I’m not aware that ANY recent President has lowered the flag for active military deaths. Federal law expressly reserves that right to state Governors and DC mayor.

    If you belive this policy should be changed, lobby Congress.

  • Lyle Gravatt

    Congress needs to change the law so the White House can order the flag lowered for domestic active military deaths.

  • bls46

    This should make every heart sick, every stomach drop…..and every phone line to our Senators/Reps jammed . This POS prez is supposed to be a LEADER…..teddy bears at memorials aren’t going to move the needle . We need to stand up and MAKE NOISE to the gutless wonders in D.C.

    Proud parent of a career military son who has served when/where his COUNTRY sends him. This ‘man’ is a disgrace as CIC.

  • biilyjoe

    That’s because all 5 marine-heroes are white and patriotic– exactly what obongo/sharpton/blacks like him hate and spend all day race-baiting against.

  • biilyjoe

    Will he attend the funerals of these 5 American heroes who were victimized by his muslim extemist religion ? — or does he only attend race-baiting , racist black funerals– as his Chief of Racism, sharptongue advises him ??!!

  • We could keep counting down the number of days, and nothing would change.

    It’s now to the point WE will have to do things ourselves.

    Hell with him.

  • buffyputastakeinem

    cause he wants to raise this one:

  • Goose

    30-million Egyptians poured onto the streets and Morsi was overthrown.
    ergo, Egyptians love Liberty, and their Country, more than Americans do.

    I can’t get over how Americans take it, Take It and TAKE IT… when O WHEN?! will Patriots Arise?
    (keep track, see if Patriots rally to Trump and Cruz, I’m looking for Some hopeful sign, although I wonder if it isn’t already too late)

  • Goose

    I was unaware of that policy, I presume you speak truth, nonetheless,
    what are we to think when Zero lowers the Flag for Nelson Mandela but not Margaret Thatcher?

  • Goose

    did we lower the Flag in the days after 9/11?

  • Goose

    what happened in the days after 9/11?

  • Goose

    what happened in the aftermath of 9/11?

  • Flags were lowered following 9-11 to recognize the thousands of civilians and government employees who were not killed in the line of duty.

  • Get killed in uniform, only to get spit on by the POTUS. The sooner this traitor-for-prez is out of office the better.

  • Pepe Lepue

    POTUS is a pos. Hope he enjoys his trip to Kenya.

  • Patriot

    This communist bastard will continue to push every button he can in the time he has left in office, to ram his tear the country apart agenda. We the people, take care of family, property, friends you trust, find a community that repels the bastardized government also, SWHTF, it’s coming, people are fed up!

  • Smellfungus

    Obama clearly relates to the Muslim who did the killing not the Marines who got killed. He’s hoping this will all just be forgotten quickly so he won’t be pressured into lowering the flag or honoring the Marines in any other way and with the MSM’s help, unfortunately it will.

  • Smellfungus

    If he wasn’t so lazy he would have written some of those sermons for the Rev.

  • jimbo3298

    Can’t do that, then he would be admitting it was terrorists attack.

  • canalway

    Why would he lower the flag? Breezy Preezy Obiwan Husseini has more in common with the Muhammedan shooter.

  • Sideshowjoe

    The cuban flag is raised, but the U.S. Flag isn’t lowered for our dead Marines…exactly what you would expect from this despicable regime.

  • Good post and point!

  • Martha Penagos-Price

    it is actually the duty of a governor not the president. Learn the flag code.

  • Guest

    Let’s see….
    For Whitney Houston? (Not a government figure)
    For Sandy Hook? (Not government figures)

  • Guest

    Were any of those murdered black? If not, no.
    The man didn’t even send an official representative to Gen. Greene’s funeral: a four-star killed in battle, the 1st since Viet Nam

  • Guest

    Why? To celebrate the end of Ramadan and take a victory lap.

  • Guest

    Not to act IS to act.

  • Guest

    A moslem who tweeted something 30-minutes prior to the event. With the big data capability, the NSA knew something.

  • Guest

    Thank you.

  • Guest

    “It hasn’t always been the case that only MPs can carry firearms on U.S. military bases. A mere twenty years ago, “gun free zones” made their way to these facilities under the watch of President Bill Clinton.

    1993: …one of Clinton’s “first acts upon taking office… was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases.”

    Clinton’s actions birthed Army regulations “forbidding military personnel from carrying their personal firearms and making it almost impossible for commanders to issue firearms to soldiers in the U.S. for personal protection.”

    In other words, thanks to Clinton, citizens who join the military to use guns to defend liberty abroad cannot practice their constitutional right to keep and bear arms while on active duty at home. ”

  • Guest

    No. The military was disarmed here at home under Clinton.

    I have a relative who remembers this. Also see http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2013/09/17/when-military-gun-free/

  • Guest

    He’s not dumb. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He also has ‘handlers’ like Jarrett. Marxists all.

  • Guest

    I was on base. Away from home.

  • Guest

    I have always believed that we in the US are at most risk of being nuked or chem/bio WMD attacked whenever obama is outside of the 48 states. Be aware. Have a plan.

  • Guest

    “New Obama policy: No nuke retaliation for bio or chemical attack?”

    April 5, 2010 by Allahpundit

    “Drudge’s breathless red-font headline: “NO NUKES: EVEN IN SELF-DEFENSE!” As I read the NYT story, (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/06/world/06arms.html?_r=0 though, the new policy still leaves open the possibility that we might initiate a nuclear exchange. It all depends on whether the target country has nukes of its own and whether it’s in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    Also see…

    “Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary.”


    What the man says and what he does speak all you need to know-right down to flags and funeral representation.

  • Norman

    It will be forgotten. America is more interested in Katlin Jenner.

  • Norman

    Has anybody seen or heard from the republicans who were elected in 2014 to stand up to Obama? I haven’t.

  • Norman

    If the soldiers had been black or gay or both he would’ve ordered them lowered.

  • Goose

    since when does maoBama give a damn about the Constitution? much less our Customs, Traditions, Protocols, Procedures, Mores, Heritage, History or any stinkin’ Statutory Law?

    the Zero Bastard does whatever, and now all of a sudden there’s a code, a code? a Code?!

  • Goose


  • Lance Crass

    No blacks killed. No flag lowered. Thanks Obama.

  • biilyjoe

    Too bad he didn’t get mugged by his sons of obama while on stroll.

  • biilyjoe

    He is what all those many black street organizing criminals are: white-hating, race-baiting racists who also are full of hatred for authority, America and have no respect for the democracy that has thus far allowed them “freedom of expression— which they all abuse so well. Add to that Christian -hating/muslim terrorist loving.

  • biilyjoe

    Pettiness ? TREASON has engulfed our leadership under Obomba the DECEITFUL LYING AMERICA HATER.

  • biilyjoe


  • biilyjoe


  • mickrrussom

    Lick the boots of Islam. check. Lick the boots of Iran that spits in our face publically after the deal. check. Bite the pillow when Putin shows up to take Crimea. Check. Be nice to Cuba, a nation that actually had russian nuclear missles hosted to be used in a pre-emptive war, Check. (Oct. 27, 1962, one day before the public crisis would end, Castro cabled Khrushchev to urge a preemptive nuclear strike on U.S. targets.) Flame the flames of racism for his purposes with identity politics. Check. Call fort hood workplace violence and not Islamic terror. Check. Give the internet away to thugs, criminals and other people who would pervert, regulate and censor our internet. Check. Spy on us like never before, violate Posse Comitatus. Check. Use every gun violence to try and take away Second Amendment. Check.

    Now 5 white guys (marines) died at the hands of Islamic terror: No half mast flags anywhere Federal. I guess black lives only matter, huh Obama?

    Obama is a Traitor. Check.

  • mickrrussom

    This pig man Obama is a shame and should be in prison.

  • mickrrussom

    He is all infected Satan aka allah.

  • mickrrussom

    the victims were white. Only black lives matter.

  • msueh

    “man”? øvømit? nah

  • msueh

    golfballs – only ones it has.

  • msueh


  • biilyjoe

    His chief lackey (adviser) is criminal Al Sharptongue– The “UNEMBARRASSABLE”, to use that racist’s own words.

  • Jack Fessender

    Probably because the flags are ALWAYS at half-mast because of these ALLEGED mass shootings. Barack HUSSEIN Obama needs to give the order to raise the flags when we don’t have one of these liberal media fabricated mass shootings for like a year or something. FACT.

  • Citizenghost

    Ah, the manufactured outrage machine is at it again. The ignorance here is stunning. Just a little bit of research and you’d know that Presidents do NOT lower the flag when servicemen are killed in the line of duty. (Governors do to honor residents of the the state – but the Commander in Chief does not). But why pass up an opportunity to use dead Marines to score political points.

  • Citizenghost

    Either the fight against terrorism is everywhere or it is nowhere. It doesn’t matter where these brave men were killed. Acknowledging that they were killed in the line of duty is a far greater honor and recognition of their sacrifice than lowering the flag. No commander in chief has ever lowered the flag for servicemen killed in the line duty. It’s simply not the right way to honor them.

  • biilyjoe

    Until they get mugged by sons of obumma and/or become victims of identity theft from his minions that are on welfare and have time to steal or move nearby on section 8 “minority integration ” schemes or watch their taxes skyrocket to support his little trayvons in all the public schools that they have ruined by protecting criminal-students (future urban domestic terrorist rioters) and indoctrinating the rest of our innocent kids with their anti-America, anti-White, anti-Christian agendas while using our tax monies to do so.

  • biilyjoe

    He’d be speaking at and sending reps to their funerals, too. He is the devil incarnate.

  • biilyjoe

    The sooner he leaves the country( and takes the hundreds of thousands of black domestic terrorists who burn our cities down and all have criminal records years and pages long) and all the sharia law muslim terrorists and self-deprecating whites who voted for him with him), the better!!

  • Pitbullll

    I don’t underestimate the destruction Obama has done and can do to this country. But he is what he is and is not: not so bright, a raging leftist dogmatic idiotic narcissist, not well spoken, not a good husband or father and above all, a foaming at the mouth hater of America and Americans who seeks to inflict as much damage as possible on us before he leaves the office he despises. Period.

  • MK
  • Pitbullll

    Oh and a big time racist too.

  • biilyjoe

    His wife/husband moochelle needs to learn the flag pledge code as it’s all over youtube showing her texting while all people around her have their hands over hearts in respect; s/he also on youtube during a flag ceremony several years ago with scowls on their evil faces as (according to expert lip readers) she says to obongo “all this for a piece of cloth”— and he looks at her with his nasty mug and nods a yes. Giuliani was too kind in his description of this POS anti-America , so-called “president”.

  • Ehuud

    The majority of military personnel did not vote for our blessed Messiah. Why should he mourn the loss of five of them? HEIL OBAMA!

  • DarkQuark

    Well regardless of what you or I think of he has been very successful in getting his way and transforming the country drastically for the worse. Call him stupid or not he is getting done what he wants.

  • Goose

    well now, don’t you look foolish today? exactly as I thought in my comment to Martha below.

    it’s NOT the codes, or Laws or anything else one needs to judge the man- it’s the CHARACTER

  • Goose

    well now, don’t you look foolish today.
    my earlier comment to you stands TALLER than it did before.
    people like you are Always surprised… WHY?!

  • Goose

    nobody changed anything- the Zero Bastard does whatever the hell it wants,
    in this case, political pressure moved the Bastard-
    as in, other demorats worried about their jobs, calling for help from the Bastard.

  • Goose

    So, you’re the guy who calls the “opinion line” to say, “no opinion”
    here’s a tip, never sit in the front row at a comedy club.