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NBC CHICAGO: Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting
NBC Chicago ^ | 6 Nov 2009 | Robert A. George

Posted on 11/06/2009 7:11:53 AM PST by FourPeas

Getty Images 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 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?

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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Pres Obama's hometown NBC station turning against him?
1 posted on 11/06/2009 7:11:53 AM PST by FourPeas
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry, just saw the previously posted. Apparently I didn’t do a good enough search. Please delete.


2 posted on 11/06/2009 7:13:46 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: FourPeas

No ...JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS


3 posted on 11/06/2009 7:14:35 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: FourPeas

Sure sounds like they are finally getting it!!!!!!!
He is a SICK sick traitor of the USA


4 posted on 11/06/2009 7:14:44 AM PST by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: FourPeas

The tide is turning. About damn time. Yesterday was an utter disgrace on the High Office. We already knew he was the most unfit person ever to run for office. I can’t imagine that the temporarily blinded that pulled the lever for this idiot still think he is what they were looking for. Not after yesterday.


5 posted on 11/06/2009 7:16:01 AM PST by SueRae
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To: FourPeas

The entire nation is going to turn against the disgrace that is Hussein Obama.


6 posted on 11/06/2009 7:17:06 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: FourPeas

Hope so! I watched this live and his opening remarks were so casual, I wondered whether it was tape! Then, notice he actually had the AUDACITY to say that he was sorry he couldn’t get into the rest of his prepared remarks! He really said that! And people made fun of President Bush reading to a grade school...that’s nothing compared to our Narcissist in Chief. How dare those dead soldiers mess up his agenda.


7 posted on 11/06/2009 7:18:04 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: FourPeas
Watch for yourself how disgusting Obamah is.

..and by the way.

8 posted on 11/06/2009 7:19:00 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: FourPeas

Not only does Obama not really care about the dead soldiers at Fort Hood, the freaking dolt doesn’t even know the difference between the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Medal of Honor.


9 posted on 11/06/2009 7:19:26 AM PST by jpl
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To: FourPeas

It can’t be posted too often IMHO!! People may not have seen the unbelievable video.


10 posted on 11/06/2009 7:19:30 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: FourPeas

Tuesday, heartless speech, 10.2% unemployment. None of which surprises anyone here. But should shake out to some pretty abysmal numbers for BO by Monday!


11 posted on 11/06/2009 7:21:01 AM PST by albie
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To: FourPeas

obama is a full pant load and everyone is starting to realize that he is the smell in the room.


12 posted on 11/06/2009 7:22:25 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: FourPeas

Some have said that this is his “My Pet Goat” moment. I disagree. I think it is more like the “Kitty is raped” question at the ‘88 debate where Dukakis couldn’t even show emotion over a hypothetical involving his own wife.

A normal president would feel a deep sense of responsibility for the lives of those men that he is ultimately responsible for.

Even a Bill Clinton would understand that if you don’t have that feeling, you might fake it for your own sake, if not for the country’s.

Neither occurred to Barack Obama nor his staff.


13 posted on 11/06/2009 7:23:17 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: FourPeas
"Who is advising him?"

Smart people. They just don't plan on a 2nd term. We're not 100% sure what they plan yet.

But one aspect is certainly that by having him "thrown out by whitey", they can exacerbate race relations in America, which helps the leftist/democrat cause in the long run.
14 posted on 11/06/2009 7:24:39 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: FourPeas

I can say that I was totally confused while watching his ‘comments’ on the tragedy.

It’s like he is an egocentric automaton...like he has a programmed mentality which serves only himself. He is just not really mentally connected to the people he is supposed to be serving.


15 posted on 11/06/2009 7:26:24 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: albie

Tuesday, heartless speech, 10.2% unemployment. None of which surprises anyone here. But should shake out to some pretty abysmal numbers for BO by Monday!

...Never let a crisis go to waste.
The Chain Smoker in Chief has a dilemma on his hands.
He has to go twist arms for votes on PelosiCare tomorrow.
But, a poll raising photo op at Ft. Hood is needed as well.


16 posted on 11/06/2009 7:27:25 AM PST by Gunflint
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To: FourPeas

“Who is advising him?” Axelrod, Emmanuel and Jarrett. All Chicago thugs who think people who attend Town Hall Meetings did not represent mainstream America. I guess that includes voters in Virginia and new jersey.


17 posted on 11/06/2009 7:28:55 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: FourPeas
inappropriately light [weight] president
18 posted on 11/06/2009 7:29:39 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: TexasCajun

It was stomach churning in realtime.
After the “shout out” crap I had to close Youtube.


19 posted on 11/06/2009 7:30:17 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: FourPeas

Why can no one get this right?

Not to detract from his accomplishments, but he is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Bronze Star Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Légion d’honneur. NOT the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Any “real news organization” would know the difference.


20 posted on 11/06/2009 7:30:56 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Marty62

Well, stating the obvious about Obama was previously a no-no.

I keep thinking about that line that the charismatic alien leader gave to the reporter in ABC’s “V”.....’just make sure not to ask any questions that would paint us in a negative light’.


21 posted on 11/06/2009 7:31:06 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Dudoight
I know this has already been said, but it's worth saying again. Substitute Bush for “The One” and the same words spoken. Can you imagine the outrage by the lamestream media?
22 posted on 11/06/2009 7:31:06 AM PST by animal172 (Why doesn't affirmative action apply to the NBA or NFL?)
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To: animal172
High dudgeon, no doubt.
23 posted on 11/06/2009 7:35:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: FourPeas

its’ so obvious even the left can’t dismiss it at this point...


24 posted on 11/06/2009 7:35:24 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: jpl

I felt less awful about the shout out when I saw Medal of Honor- then looked at your post, and sure enough, Obama gave this guy the Medal of Freedom in August.


25 posted on 11/06/2009 7:35:24 AM PST by PghBaldy (DC only had about 31,000 doses of vaccine, yet two relations of Obama got it!)
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To: TexasCajun

bump for later


26 posted on 11/06/2009 7:35:30 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: jpl

You know, I don’t think he cares. Were he a proud American it *would* matter, but to Pres Obama the only thing that matters is himself.


27 posted on 11/06/2009 7:36:10 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

that question about “who is advising him” was not rhetorical...they know damn well and there’s no love lost between the Chicago media and the Jarrett-Axlerod-Emanuel team of liars and manipulators....

Maybe the media will dig deep and find a pair after all...


28 posted on 11/06/2009 7:36:12 AM PST by bigbob
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To: St. Louis Conservative

We have ALREADY seen this edict implimented ie: FOX NEWS.

Have you noticed today the unusal amout of stories about how conservs are “crazy” or need to get more media acceptable “cull the nuts”. I guess the elitists have figured out the natives are organizing and they know their days as mouthpiece for the elitist are numbered.

I certainly don’t think we should allow them to get this propaganda program to national thinking.


29 posted on 11/06/2009 7:37:38 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: FourPeas
Wow..NBC Chicago? I’m stunned.
30 posted on 11/06/2009 7:38:00 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: FourPeas
This IDIOT in the WH does not even know that when military personnel are presented with a medal be it the MOH or the Navy Cross ( or similar Cross) or a Silver Star, Bronze Star etc the did not WIN IT..it was not a contest! The medal is an award and the military person receiving it is called a RECIPIENT!
31 posted on 11/06/2009 7:38:34 AM PST by celtic gal
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Smart people. They just don't plan on a 2nd term.

I think they plan on him being president for life.

32 posted on 11/06/2009 7:39:26 AM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: FourPeas

notice how long it too the MSM and the WH to disclose the name of the shooter.

Notice how long it is taking to firmly establish this is a one person deal.

how many people can in contact with this shrink? how many soldiers were compromised?


33 posted on 11/06/2009 7:39:44 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TexasCajun
Wow, that was amazing. Yet another "fail" for Zero. At least Clinton could act. Zero can't even muster counterfeit feelings for those in the military who had died. His comments at the end were manifestly wooden and uninspired.

I'm glad this was broadcast live. Let's hope that the rest of the electorate starts to see what has been clear to us since the beginning: this guy hates our country, he despises its institutions, and simply does not mean well by us.

34 posted on 11/06/2009 7:40:14 AM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
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To: PghBaldy

He should have remembered this: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/08/12/obamapresaward2.jpg


35 posted on 11/06/2009 7:40:29 AM PST by PghBaldy (DC only had about 31,000 doses of vaccine, yet two relations of Obama got it!)
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To: PghBaldy

The man is simply a complete and utter fool.


36 posted on 11/06/2009 7:41:15 AM PST by jpl
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Color me "tin-foil"--but I have been praying--seriously--that Obama leave office alive and well, BECAUSE I have this awful feeling that behind Obama is a "controller", who REALLY wants to destroy this country, and knows that if Obama were assassinated the blame would be placed on the "hate-mongers of the right"--and any media personalities (like Rush and Beck) who could be painted with that wide brush. That would be a very effective way to marginalize "conservatives", and give the Left a "moral imperative" to attack them mercilessly. And not just with words.

I know--this sounds awfully pessimistic. But I ALWAYS hope for the best--but prepare for the worst--and then PRAY (LIKE HECK) against it!

37 posted on 11/06/2009 7:41:30 AM PST by milagro
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To: celtic gal
Very good point. It is telling though, because the concept of receiving an award is an acknowledgment of accomplishment. Pres Obama has no real accomplishments, other than winning the highest popularity contest in the USA.
38 posted on 11/06/2009 7:41:42 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: bigbob
Why can no one get this right?

Not to detract from his accomplishments, but he is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Bronze Star Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Légion d’honneur. NOT the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Any “real news organization” would know the difference.

Hey bigbob....the Ditherer-in-Chief (DIC) referred to him as a CMOH "winner."

However, the "real news organizations" have done nothing to point out the DIC speaking "stupidly."

39 posted on 11/06/2009 7:42:12 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Nuc1

They’d like that sure, but they do know it’s not going to happen.


40 posted on 11/06/2009 7:42:13 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: GnuHere

Now the obvious question. What if President George W. Bush did the same thing? We all KNOW the answer to that one, don’t we?

BTW, GWB WOULD not have done that.


41 posted on 11/06/2009 7:42:27 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: BraveMan

Read it.


42 posted on 11/06/2009 7:42:39 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Yep, I wondered that, too. How many people did he not help, but hurt, professionally speaking?


43 posted on 11/06/2009 7:42:48 AM PST by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: FourPeas

It has to rank up there among the most bizarre “statements” ever issued by a president. It was disjointed, incoherent and just plain strange.


44 posted on 11/06/2009 7:43:56 AM PST by Nickname
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To: FourPeas

bookmark for later


45 posted on 11/06/2009 7:44:59 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Dudoight
It’s like he is an egocentric automaton...like he has a programmed mentality which serves only himself. He is just not really mentally connected to the people he is supposed to be serving.

Our soldiers had just been massacred on an American military base in the worst terrorist attack since 9/11, and the president's voice was devoid of any emotion, as if he was simply reading from the telephone book. The disconnect was scary.
46 posted on 11/06/2009 7:45:12 AM PST by Deo volente (This administration is a national emergency!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
I keep thinking about that line that the charismatic alien leader gave to the reporter in ABC’s “V”.....’just make sure not to ask any questions that would paint us in a negative light’.

You should read the thread on it over at Ace's - the suits at ABC/Disney are putting the locks on that franchise.

47 posted on 11/06/2009 7:45:25 AM PST by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
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To: Dudoight

His entire demeanor is a facade. His “cool” attitude was lauded before the election by his proponents both for its hipness and its detachment and blase approach to life.
His actions as president show a man filled with revenge and anger at his domestic opponents.
His cool attitude has been cultivated carefully and purposefully enhanced as to not give away his true feelings.
To those of us who oppose him, he seems mechanical and automated. His speech patterns reading the teleprompter are often totally emphasizing the wrong word in the material. Yet his cheerleaders keep telling us what a remarkable speaker he his when ALL evidence proves just the opposite.
He is a phony. He has always been a con man and there are a lot of dupes who just see what they want to see when the carnival comes to town and the con man ruins their lives.


48 posted on 11/06/2009 7:46:52 AM PST by madinmadtown
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To: FourPeas

Making diverity points has been always the highest priority to Hussian.


49 posted on 11/06/2009 7:47:02 AM PST by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: bigbob

” Why can no one get this right?

Not to detract from his accomplishments, but he is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Bronze Star Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Légion d’honneur. NOT the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Any “real news organization” would know the difference.”

Support for your observation.

Obama Gives Shout Out to ‘Congressional Medal of Honor Winner’ Who Isn’t

By Mike Bates (Bio | Archive)
November 6, 2009 - 01:18 ET

The Washington Post this afternoon reported “President Obama delivers remarks on Ft. Hood shooting at end of tribal leaders conference.” The transcript begins:

SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

[*] OBAMA: Please, everybody, have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.

I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It’s good to see you.

Ah, the dangers of giving shout outs without a teleprompter. Crow is not a Medal of Honor recipient. As noted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Crow’s name is not included on the Society’s Medal of Honor recipient list. He was, however, awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in August.

Obama, often described as “cerebral” by the mainstream media, should know the difference between the Medal of Honor and the Medal of Freedom, especially since he personally awarded the latter to Crow. Don’t expect his blunder to receive wide coverage. It’s not something he can blame George Bush for.


50 posted on 11/06/2009 7:47:23 AM PST by patriotspride
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