A number of facilities with the authority to do so themselves lowered the flag to half-staff, including the Capitol building and many state capitol buildings and facilities. The White House did not, nor did the federal facilities under the authority of the White House to order such an act, which is most of them.
As Gateway Pundit noted, it is commonplace under such circumstances for the White House, under any administration, to order the flag to half-staff the same day, or no later than the next day:
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, 2013Washington Navy Yard mass shooting.In a telling illustration of Emperor Barry's agenda, Gateway Pundit noted this:
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.
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.Yeah.
You go girl. Or whatever.
Finally, Gateway Pundit cites Marcus Lutrell's Facebook page in which Lutrell (look him up; he is a hero and the subject of the movie and book "Lone Survivor") quoting Lutrell:
Retired Navy SEAL , Marcus Luttrell, just unleashed on Obama and Muslims – and you’re gonna love it. Here is a Facebook post from him where he addresses Marines being asked to not wear their uniforms in public anymore after the Chattanooga shooting:
So, finally, after criticism from all sides, five days after the shooting, today Emperor Barry finally deigned to order flags on federal property lowered to half-staff::Just heard something about Telling Marines not to wear their uniforms at the recruiting centers for their own safety…?! I have to tell y’all I laughed out loud, if anyone thinks for one second a Marine is gonna take his uniform off because he cares about his safety or is scared of some shitbag walking in off the street and trying this again ( WRONG) that’s not gonna happen, that’s not how we respond in the military when we get hit, we don’t take off our uniforms, drop our weps and run. Also you can outfit every recruiting station w/ firearms, grenades or a F.,?!ing tank, this goes down again and there is a good chance you’ll find the person beaten to death by the water cooler or stapler … The bullets will be the last of you problems. Think on it. RIP brothers, your families will miss you, the country will mourn you, and those still wearing the uniform will never forget you.He also says one more thing to really hit the nail on the head:
Oh one more thing, lower the FLAG!!!!!!!! Sir.
President Obama has ordered flags at the White House and other public buildings to fly at half-staff after mounting criticism over the delay in honoring five armed forces members killed last week by a gunman.Yeah, five days. Took him fewer hours to celebrate the gay marriage ruling at the Supreme Court, which arguably violates the establishment clause of the Constitution (read it). Go figure.
Obama's proclamation calls for the flags to remain at half-mast through Saturday “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 16.”