Stunning Response from President Obama

As a drugged, slow-moving giant rouses from his bed, so America appears to be awaking from its political slumber.

Now from Chicago, no less, comes this riveting analysis of President Obama’s response to the horrific shootings on Thursday. A report yesterday of the results of a large poll show 85 % of those interviewed judged Obama to have responded to the tragedy in a less than desirable manner.

President Obama didn’t wait long after Tuesday’s devastating elections to give critics another reason to question his leadership, but this time the subject matter was more grim than a pair of governorships.After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.

But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks. At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference 92808551hosted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a “shout-out” to “Dr. Joe Medicine Crow — that Congressional Medal of Honor winner.”  Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?

Anyone at home aware of the major news story of the previous hours had to have been stunned. An incident like this requires a scrapping of the early light banter. The president should apologize for the tone of his remarks, explain what has happened, express sympathy for those slain and appeal for calm and patience until all the facts are in. That’s the least that should occur.

Source: Robert George NBC Chicago

Take a look here if you want to see this for yourself.

5 thoughts on “Stunning Response from President Obama

  1. arm5

    All he really cared about is getting back to promoting that lame healthcare plan of his.What bother me about how he reacted about Ft.Hood is how nonchalant he was about it.

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  2. No, Craig, I am not merely wanting to “rag” on President Obama. I just happen to disagree with much of what he is doing.

    I also disagreed with President Bush on some stances. That’s one of the great things about our wonderful country; we have the freedom to honestly express our thoughts. I do believe we should be respectful of our president, though, despite our disagreements with him.

    I wish you well. Hope you visit my blog often.

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  3. All you want to do is rag on him. Admit it. Now Bush was someone that deserved it, but this guy…. I can’t help it if conservatives elect some of the worst presidents ever and liberals elect some of the best. Don’t be a sore loser, but you are. Aren’t you?

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