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 …
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.