Last year when the Supreme Court ruled that states must let gay couples marry, Obama wasted no time ordering the White House be lit up like a rainbow in commemoration of the court's decision. He didn't care that the ruling was challenged by a significant number of Americans: he decided to use the office of the presidency to virtue signal his “tolerance” to his liberal supporters. But now that law enforcement officers are requesting that he similarly honor comrades of theirs who were killed in the line of duty, he dismisses such a display as extravagant and unwarranted:
“Today, the White House said the action wasn’t necessary, and that the president had already adequately displayed his support:
‘The president has chosen to acknowledge this loss and pay tribute to these heroes in a variety of other ways, including: ordering flags lowered to half staff, traveling to Dallas to speak at the memorial service and spending a substantial amount of time after the service visiting with the families of those who were lost.'
Following the shooting, several structures were lit in blue to honor the fallen officers. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had the Governor’s Mansion lit up:
And the Dallas skyline was shining blue:
This afternoon Obama is hosting a meeting of Black Lives Matter activists, academics, spiritual leaders, local politicians, and law enforcement to continue the discussion on how to fix the rift of trust between communities and police officers.”