Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Pop Sickle, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Even liberal NBC thinks Obama is pathetic.

    Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting

    A bad week for Democrats compounded by an awful moment for Barack Obama.

    Mr. 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 hosted 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.

  2. Obama will apologize for everything every American before him did (especially Bush), but will never apologize for anything he says or does. He's a pathological narcissist. What would he ever have to apologize for?
  3. mebbe hes waiting for a phonecall from his overlord sheikh osama, but wrong time zone now. wait for tomorrow:D
  4. who gives a fuck about the shooting? do you give a fuck about the shooting?? I don't give a fuck about the shooting.

    it's the army buddy, getting shot at is part of the job.
  5. walter is right.

    Lemme put it another way, if someone told you a week prior to 9/11 how 9/11 played out and if you went short the markets you could make shitload of money without getting caught, would you do it? I was going to do a poll with this question but it's too obvious what the answer would be - OF COURSE!

    In this world, no ones give a shit unless it affects them personally.

    If Generalissimo Bush was still around, he would use this as a reason to invade Iran or some other nation with large oil reserves.
  6. cstfx


    Yes it is part of their job to get shot at...when they themselves are holding guns/rifle/whatever. It is not part of their job description to be shot at while standing in line to make out their last will and testament, etc.

    Obama is/was a fucking douche-bag for the insensitivity he showed yesterday, and you should stop drinking the Koolaid they are pouring as in the same way you people accuse those on the right of doing during the Bush years.
  7. Ricter


    Walter is either a griefer, a whackjob, or both. Getting shot at on home soil is not part of the job until you're informed that the enemy is on home soil and you then know you are in a combat zone.

    If I had foreknowledge of 9/11 I would inform the authorities. Who wouldn't?
  8. Lucrum


    Tell the shooter shit head. He's the one that was upset in part because he didn't want to be deployed. You know, like he was being paid to do.
  9. It wouldn't have happened if Bush was still around. Wait until the sucide bombings start.
  10. TGregg


    You racist. ;)
    #10     Nov 6, 2009