‎”If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate, as it should, let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost. Let’s make sure it’s not on the usual plane of politics and point scoring and pettiness that drifts away with the next news cycle.”

Amen Mr. President.


7 Responses to Observations

  1. DanJames says:

    He can make some good points at times. I especially liked his public-service announcement back during Christmas break where he encouraged parents to get involved with their kids’ education.

    But Mark Levin made a point about this comment. He said that it would have been better for him to have made these comments back when the libel and infantile finger-pointing was going on, rather than waiting until the occasion of the memorial service to give these comments.

    His point was that this memorial service was for the family and the address was to the American people, and the family. The American people didn’t need these comments. The American people already know that the debate is nothing more than tasteless libel. The president should have given these welcome comments to the people who were making the accusations, and not used the occasion of the memorial service to give them.

  2. jackhudson says:

    I can see that. And the Memorial Service had the odd flavor of a Pep Rally (which I partly chalk up to the fact that Americans, particularly many young ones, just aren’t taught about how to act in such situations anymore). But I think the sentiment taken at face value is true and good, even if a bit late in the game.

  3. nate says:

    Now if only he had said something when all the liberal hatred started, instead of waiting.

  4. kenetiks says:

    I agree with what Obama is saying. Not that the right wing would have done better if the shoe had been on the other foot.

    This entire episode has demonstrated jaw dropping and dumbfounding hypocrisy.

  5. nate says:

    I agree the right would have done something similar. That’s politics.

  6. kenetiks says:

    Agreed. It’s been a spectacle of epic proportions to witness. More so on the right than from the left and so far much to the chagrin of the right, Obama hasn’t taken the bait and behaved far better(thankfully) then the right ever dreamed of. I think the conservatives are even thankful for this.

  7. jackhudson says:

    I am not sure how it has been more of a ‘spectacle’ on the right – the left tried to exploit tragedy for political gain and failed.

    The right generally praised Obama’s speech because he didn’t follow suit – demonstrating the right’s problem isn’t with Obama himself, but with what he says and does. When what he says and does is sensible and productive, of course he should be commended.

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