Tucson Memorial Service/Pep Rally, President Obama Refutes Far Left & MSM Assertion of Shooting Responsibility … “It was not”


Was the shooting caused by toxic political discourse, Obama said, “IT DID NOT” last night …

Presidents Obama’s remarks at last nights memorial service in the wake of the Tucson, AZ shootings were good, hit the mark. During his speech Obama properly addressed the terrible tragedy that left six dead and 14 wounded, including Arizona US Rep Gabby Giffords. President Obama stated in the political portion of his speech that he did not politicize to his credit, “We can do better”.

The speech only works if you mean what you said and walk the walk …

Full text of speech.

President Obama called for a greater civil political discourse in America, if not for ourselves, then for our children and Christina Green, the 9 year old girl who was murdered Saturday at the hands of evil. However, if we are trying to make a world that our children would be proud of, wouldn’t it start by not placing a mountain of debt apon them?

And in Christina…in Christina we see all of our children.  So curious, so trusting, so energetic and full of magic.

So deserving of our love.

And so deserving of our good example.  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.

However, much to to dismay of the far LEFT, the liberal MSM and Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, President Barack Obama refuted the inaccurate and purposeful politicization of the LEFT in that the cause of the evil perpetrated by Jared Loughner had nothing to do with politics or civil discourse.

…But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.

Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding. In the words of Job, “when I looked for light, then came darkness.” Bad things happen, and we must guard against simple explanations in the aftermath.

For the truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped those shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man’s mind.

So yes, we must examine all the facts behind this tragedy. We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence. We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of violence in the future.

Civil political discourse … some one forgot to tell those at the memorial service. During the service there was inappropriate cheering during parts that were far from, well appropriate. There was also booing of AZ Gov. Jan Brewer, that’s appropriate.  The hooting and hollering from the crowd was bizarre.  This was not a pep rally for Barack Obama, it was a memorial service were the dead, a get well for the injured and a thank you for the heroes. At least it was not supposed to be; however, it really did seem like a pep rally, complete with a logan and t-shirts, “Together We Thrive“. How many memorial services are branded with their own slogan?   Michelle Malkin nails the analysis by saying, right speech, too late and strange setting.


I will end by saying this for now. Was the speech good, yes. Should President Barack Obama come forth sooner and quell the far LEFT and MSM libelous accusations sooner, yes. Does talk provide leadership, NO. Obviously, the tone and remarks from President Obama and his slap back to the LEFT came from poll numbers that showed that very few thought Jared Loughner’s evil acts were a result of political discourse.  

Leadership is walking the walk, not talking the talk … unless Obama shows leadership in this, all the words mean nothing.

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  • Comments

    24 Responses to “Tucson Memorial Service/Pep Rally, President Obama Refutes Far Left & MSM Assertion of Shooting Responsibility … “It was not””

    1. Greg the Great on January 13th, 2011 9:56 am

      We have soldiers dying over in Afghanistan everyday. Yet they are forgotten. A real sick society.

    2. no rose colored glasses on January 13th, 2011 10:31 am

      Greg the Great, I can not argue, yes the soldiers dying and injured in Afghanistan and Iraq are forgotten in senseless wars. And could never argue about our sick society. With that said, I thought the president did an excellent job last night, I have read comments all over the internet in total distaste and disdain of the man. I really have no idea what people expect of the man, but I suppose when he wins a second term, the hatred will be ramped up even more.

    3. ManUp on January 13th, 2011 1:05 pm

      How typical, trying to play politics with this shooting. Sometimes people in high ranking positions like this become too impressed with their own importance. I believe his comments were unnecessary and not very intelligent.

      This President had a great chance to bring us all together and he turned out to be a lying, unqualified, over his head, divisive and most partisan President ever. He should not have provided his biased political agenda and speculation as to why the gunman did what he did. I for one am not the least bit interested in his opinion.

      Do you really want your politicians jumping to conclusions and making judgments without the facts. I hardly think so. Flush this stinking turd and miserable excuse into the sewer where we have the means to get rid of toxic waste liberals.

    4. no rose colored glasses on January 13th, 2011 3:34 pm

      Wow, nothing much one can say with those kind of comments, very sad that so many people have such ugliness inside them. And then the nerve to say toxic waste liberals. But I’m sure there are many conservative people that would never spout out such hatred.

    5. Michelle Smith on January 13th, 2011 7:02 pm

      #4 Yes it is very sad that most of the liberals are so full of hate like the hate that was spewed toward Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, Conservative Radio hosts and everyone on the Right undeserving by the left and the MSM. Like the hate that was spewed at GW Bush for 8 years. Like the hate that has been spewed at Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage & Glenn Beck just to name a few. You mean that kind of hate?

      Nothing like jumping to conclusions and pointing the finger at someone without evidence to back it up. Nothing like making up lies and distorting the truth.

      Stay classy President Obama and First Lady Michelle. I’m sure some enjoyed your little pep-rally yesterday.

    6. no rose colored glasses on January 13th, 2011 10:21 pm

      I didn’t realize that conservatives never spew hate. And since I really don’t want to stoop to the level of nonsensical banter, some liberals believe it or not don’t spew hate, more then can be said of Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck. I didn’t even realize that people took them seriously, but I guess people must…how unfortunate.

    7. Tamikosmom on January 13th, 2011 11:10 pm

      Obama: ‘I’m a Pretty Darned Good Politician’
      by FOXNews.com
      Wednesday, April 16, 2008

      … I’m a pretty darn good politician. And I can give a pretty good speech and I can connect and inspire the American people in ways that I think will become apparent.


    8. Steve Holloway on January 14th, 2011 12:39 am

      What I have to say is not hate, only making statements of what I see on tv.

      At first “O” was doing fine by talking about the the people that was killed and the ones injured.

      But then it became about him, like being in pep rally and the people clapping and shouting Obama. It made me sick.

      Wrong place wrong time. “O” should have stopped but did not.

      He was opening the door for gun control. If you don’t believe me, wait a week or two and the left and “O” will start talking about the way to stop this is take the guns.

      They will say, Any body that is against them is full of hate. The hate card will be laid down.

    9. rightknight on January 14th, 2011 1:44 am

      Obowma is ‘Thriving’ off Arizona (Tucson) and it’s
      a one-way street as far as he is concerned. Forget
      about the ‘We’ in the crummy slogan.

    10. brie. on January 14th, 2011 6:51 am

      Loughner parents say they are so sorry…well they know what a nut case he is and have known…who has a facsimile of a human skull with rotten oranges around it as a shrine…!!!!

      And what was Peloski doing at Gabby’s bedside, that’s enough to make you not want to open your eyes. Who would want the wicked witch’s presence….!!!

    11. A Texas Grandfather on January 14th, 2011 9:38 am

      This is going to turn out to be a big mess of missed opportunities to prevent such a loss of life just like what happened at Virginia Tech.

      Pima County Jr. College and the parents as well as the County sheriff are all complicit in not getting this madman into a program where he could not harm anyone.

      I am thoroughly ashamed of the behavior of those students and the president of the university for not showing proper respect for those that lost their life in the attack by a madman.

      This improper behavior should tell the whole county that we need to learn how to respect other people. Not everthing is a pep rally. Shame on the University.

    12. Michelle Smith on January 14th, 2011 9:58 am

      #6 Really? So you are saying that Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck spew hate? Interesting

      Can you provide some examples?

      BTW I said MOST liberals I did not say all liberals spew hate. I can say that out of all the liberals I have encountered; more are hateful than not. I can’t say the same about Conservatives.

      The point is the liberals made this political from the onset by blaming the right when there was no indication it had anything to do with politics.

    13. Dolf on January 14th, 2011 1:18 pm

      Michelle..are you really serious with that statement?

      Rush & Glen spew hate.

      Palin sometimes uses language that would not be my choice, but she doesn’t spew hate.

    14. Michelle Smith on January 14th, 2011 8:42 pm

      @13 Yes I am serious. I would like some examples of them spewing hate. Can you give me some examples?

    15. Scared Monkeys on January 14th, 2011 8:50 pm

      #13. They do not spew hate, they provide opinions. Honestly, what hate are you referring to, that they will do everything in their power to make sure Obamacare is repealed? That is not hate.

    16. Scared Monkeys on January 14th, 2011 8:56 pm

      #13 …

      Let’s go old school … Remember what psycho LIB Alec Baldwin sais during the Clinton impeachment?

      That’s what actor Alec Baldwin reportedly said on a recent airing of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”

      If we were living in another country, what we, all of us together, would go down to Washington and stone Henry Hyde to death, stone him to death, stone him to death!” said Baldwin. “Then we would go to their house and we’d kill the family, kill the children.”
      People are shocked by the comment — understandably so. But, as repulsive, inexcusable and hateful as it is, this comment is not really out of character with this administration or its defenders.

      Remember James Carville? He’s told us over and over again that “This is war.” He also suggested that Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr should be knee-capped. Some people laugh this stuff off, as Conan O’Brien’s studio audience apparently did. But Hyde is not laughing.

      “I heard about it, and I’m sickened by it,” he said. No wonder. Hyde has been the recipient of a series of death threats ever since he became the point man in the effort to impeach Clinton. He is under constant armed guard. “You have someone like that, talking in those terms, about killing your family? To kill my family because you disagree with me? To laugh about that? There are people out there, sick people, who are just waiting for a push. Excuse me for not laughing. He wants my family stoned to death by a mob. Imagine if a Republican said such a thing. I don’t find the humor in it.”

      But why should any of us really be surprised by such a verbal assault from an apologist for the Clinton administration? This White House’s hallmark has been force, intimidation and threat. It fights dirty and it plays for keeps.

      I would rather take my chances in mano a mano combat with Alec Baldwin than be put through the wringer of a politically motivated Internal Revenue Service audit. Isn’t it ironic that not once during the impeachment hearings did anyone mention the fact that Paula Jones was audited within days of turning down a settlement offer from the White House? And she’s hardly alone. Dozens of political enemies of the White House have been so victimized.

      The Clintons have been shrouded by mysterious deaths before they ever moved into the White House. Since then, they’ve been surrounded a rash of “suicides,” professional hits and unexplained terminations. The administration can chalk it all up to coincidence, but the Clintons also revel in the fact that they are feared on Capitol Hill because of the doubts about Vincent Foster, Ron Brown, Jerry Luther Parks, Kathy Ferguson, Bill Shelton and others who have met an untimely demise that proved politically convenient and expedient to Clinton.

    17. Scared Monkeys on January 14th, 2011 9:00 pm


      On the December 11 NBC show host Conan O’Brien wrapped up his interview with Baldwin by asking Baldwin about Clinton’s plight. Baldwin answers but as he proceeds his voice rises as he jumps up from his chair and is screaming and flailing his arms by the time he’s finished. Cutting to the punch line, O’Brien then jumps up and puts an air mask over Baldwin’s mouth to calm him down. Funny political satire or, even if meant in jest, mean-spirited and violence-inciting words that would be condemned if uttered by a conservative?

      Here’s the exchange as transcribed by MRC news analyst Paul Smith. Conan O’Brien: “Before we leave, I gotta ask you. It’s no secret that you are very political. You are a very political person. It’s no secret that you have actually had some associations with the Clintons. That you’re a liberal man and I thought you know today, this is a historic day and you’re one of the most politically active actors out there. What do you think?” Alec Baldwin: “I was in Africa. I go to Africa. I mean ladies and gentlemen I am in Africa. For three months I am in the bush and I come back. I come back here and I come back to what? I mean what is happening right now as we speak? Right now the Judiciary Committee, the President has an approval rating of 68 percent. The President is very popular and things are going pretty good and they are voting to impeach the President. They voted on one article of impeachment already. And I come back from Africa to stained dresses and cigars and this and impeachment. I am thinking to myself in other countries they are laughing at us twenty four hours a day and I’m thinking to myself if we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, [starts to shout] all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I’m not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families. [stands up screaming] What is happening in this country? What is happening? UGHHH UGHHH!!!!”

      Now, in your mind substitute the name Al Gore or Hillary Clinton for Henry Hyde and the name of a conservative for Baldwin. What kind of reaction would the media establishment be expressing?

    18. Scared Monkeys on January 14th, 2011 9:10 pm

      Or Dolf, did you want more recent Obama comments that are far from civil? Liberals would dare compare a pic of a bullseye on a map to words?

      ** Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”

      ** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”

      ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”

      ** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”

      ** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“

      ** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”

      ** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”

      ** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”

      ** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”

    19. Scared Monkeys on January 14th, 2011 9:14 pm

      Obama laughed as Wanda Sykes made the most insensative comments. What a great President who wants to lecture us about civility when he laughs at such jokes.

      Obama Likes Wanda Sykes Joke About Rush Limbaugh — ‘I Hope His Kidneys Fail’

    20. Scared Monkeys on January 14th, 2011 9:16 pm

      White House Apologizes for White House Laughing at Wanda Sykes September 11 Humor at Correspondent’s Dinner


      The LA Times is reporting that the White House did not see humor in the jokes that Wanda Sykes made at the President’s Correspondence Dinner over the weekend. Really? President Barack Obama appeared to be laughing at the jokes. Most everyone in the media present at this even also laughed at a joke pointed at the death of over 3000 Americans died.

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    22. Dolf on January 18th, 2011 8:04 am

      maybe you recall that I said both sides are to blame.

      But I like the way SM ties it up to the liberals

      we (right) spewing hatred…nooo..its those damn lefties
      SM: Newsflash … left & right rhetoric was not responsible for the shooting. However, as for the politically motivated death threat man … that is debatable.

    23. Kandy on January 19th, 2011 2:54 am

      In some countries citizens are impaled in sharp stakes for certain crimes. This is in no way saying “impale people on sharp stakes”

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