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Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting
www.nbcchicago.com ^ | 11.6.9

Posted on 11/06/2009 7:14:38 AM PST by InvisibleChurch

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

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?

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.

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1 posted on 11/06/2009 7:14:38 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Wow! And in the Chicago MSM!


2 posted on 11/06/2009 7:15:43 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2379904/posts


3 posted on 11/06/2009 7:16:29 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

yes ... oops


4 posted on 11/06/2009 7:17:06 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (nothing is normal anymore)
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To: Travis McGee

“Wow! And in the Chicago MSM!”

Encouraging.
So often it feels like we’re screaming in a vaccuum. We notice and see things, but if the MSM doesn’t report it, much of America doesn’t see it.
It’s quite frustrating.


5 posted on 11/06/2009 7:18:10 AM PST by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Travis McGee

Rush must be salivating to get back on the air. I suspect he’ll have an interview on Fox this weekend.


6 posted on 11/06/2009 7:19:06 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (nothing is normal anymore)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Interesting, that I have an “OOPS” (with the Zero logo) bumper sticker-—and I saw my second one today!


7 posted on 11/06/2009 7:19:38 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: InvisibleChurch

And of course we are going to hear all about this for years to come, just like when GWB chose to think a few minutes when sitting in front of children and realizing he was in charge of responding to the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. I miss Bush.


8 posted on 11/06/2009 7:19:39 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Short answer: 0bama is an arrogant, muzzie POS.


9 posted on 11/06/2009 7:20:37 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO - When 0bama Fails, Freedom Prevails!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Should have put a sarcasm tag on the first half of my last post, if it wasn’t obvious.


10 posted on 11/06/2009 7:20:48 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Exactly. He truly thinks it’s more important to suck up to American Indians than to address a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.


11 posted on 11/06/2009 7:21:50 AM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: LS

Those Obama logos have a name: Baristakas


12 posted on 11/06/2009 7:22:15 AM PST by Loud Mime (The time to water the tree of liberty approaches......)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Where is Rush this week? I like Mark Davis but it just is not the same...


13 posted on 11/06/2009 7:22:23 AM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: Travis McGee

It is inappropiate to blame the Commander in Chief over this enormous gaffe. It was the telepromter’s fault (TOTUS).


14 posted on 11/06/2009 7:22:24 AM PST by Cruz ("Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal t)
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To: Travis McGee
What does it matter who was advising him? Why should a grown man, the President of The United States and the Commander In Chief need to be advised to act like a human when his troops have been attacked? Oh we're talking about Hussein, the antichrist-in-training, here, not a human.
15 posted on 11/06/2009 7:23:22 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: InvisibleChurch; Fred Nerks
Fort Hood MPs acted stupidly! ( sarc.) Lets get together with the families of the victims and have a beer?

Why isn't the president involved on the front line with this incident. Any black folk killed or injured? Or where they all white bread? Just a question I need answered.

16 posted on 11/06/2009 7:23:45 AM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: ohiogrammy

Mark Davis sucks! And is a jerk!


17 posted on 11/06/2009 7:24:33 AM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Travis McGee
Wow! And in the Chicago MSM!

After NJ and VA , the media have finally begun to realize Obama is a sinking ship and if they don't abandon ship now, they will go down with him.

18 posted on 11/06/2009 7:27:27 AM PST by libh8er
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To: Travis McGee

At this point the community organizer can’t tie his own shoe laces....


19 posted on 11/06/2009 7:27:49 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: InvisibleChurch
The use of Ockham's razor would lead to the conclusion that Obama isn't insensitive at all. He is just sensitive to/supportive of the perpetrator (and his ideology) and not the victims.
20 posted on 11/06/2009 7:28:58 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Rush on Obama: "immature, narcissistic and inexperienced")
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To: InvisibleChurch

It’s not insensitivity- it’s EMPATHY.
For the Muslim perp.


21 posted on 11/06/2009 7:29:11 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Rush must be salivating to get back on the air

All Hell breaks loose usually only when Rush is away.

22 posted on 11/06/2009 7:29:44 AM PST by libh8er
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To: InvisibleChurch

Has he condemned the murderer in any capacity yet?


23 posted on 11/06/2009 7:31:40 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Names Ash Housewares

He’s going to do a reshoot today...to show the expected and normalized empathy for the troops.


24 posted on 11/06/2009 7:32:47 AM PST by rbmillerjr (It's us against them...the Establishment RINOs vs rank and file...Sarah Palin or bust)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Watch for yourself how disgusting Obamah is.

Obamah ..Oh, and by the way.

25 posted on 11/06/2009 7:33:11 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: libh8er

...and apparently that’s starting to happen with Glenn, too.


26 posted on 11/06/2009 7:33:31 AM PST by madison10
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To: Travis McGee

My wife and I saw clown Obama. It was like he was receiving an academy award. The man is the worse Pres this country has ever had. Please no more vote splitting because a man or woman is not just perfect by one’s standards. This is what those who staid home or voted third party gave us.


27 posted on 11/06/2009 7:34:28 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: InvisibleChurch
It's what thugs do...

28 posted on 11/06/2009 7:35:10 AM PST by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I hope he and Hannity and Beck all play this tape daily FOREVER until people notice. It is stunningly insensitive and even though we know Bambi is a malignant narcissist, how did his “handlers” allow this to happen, thinking it was more important to make his precious closing remarks (though he also regretted that his remarks were abbreviated d/t the tragedy) and his “shout out” than to mention, oh yeah BTW, some soldiers got shot or something?

I hope this is a 2012 campaign ad. But that would somehow be racist or anti-Muslim, I’m just not sure how.


29 posted on 11/06/2009 7:35:39 AM PST by GnuHere
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