Skip to comments.Obama’s Upside Down Press Conference
Posted on 08/08/2011 4:30:26 PM PDT by Nachum
President Barack Obama made two fundamental mistakes today in his press conference which was intended to calm the markets. First, he did not lead off with a moment of reflection on the loss of American military lives in Afghanistan over the weekend. Second, he completely missed the boat on why Standard & Poors (S&P) lowered the credit rating of the United States.
The President should have led off his press conference with prayers and condolences for the families of the 30 members of the U.S. military who lost their lives in Afghanistan over the weekend. Instead, the President waited until the end of his statement to recognize the ultimate sacrifice of these heroic Americans. The lives of the men and women of the armed forces should not ever be relegated to one last thing, and doing so shows a lack of common sense and compassion on the part of the President:
One last thing: there is no one who embodies the qualities I mentioned more than the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, and this weekend we lost 30 of them when their helicopter crashed during a mission in Afghanistan. Their loss is a stark reminder of the risks that our men and women in uniform take every single day on behalf of their country. Day after day, night after night, they carry out missions like this in the face of enemy fire and grave danger.
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I doubt his intention was to calm the markets. He may have tried to make us believe that. Secretly, he's happy. The more people riding the cart, the more votes for him.
agree! He doesn’t give a **** about our men; think about the ROE they have to endure; my guess is Petraeus is the architect of the ‘hearts and minds’ cr*p. and now we have a communist as secdef.
The definitive description of the poseur in chief.
One great thing Obama IS accomplishing.... He’s bringing the entire democrat party crashing down around him.
[when their helicopter crashed...]
No, mr. president, it was SHOT DOWN during YOUR good WAR. It wasn’t a helicopter ACCIDENT.
“First, he did not lead off with a moment of reflection on the loss of American military lives in Afghanistan over the weekend.”
That would have been thoughtful and high class. Not Barry’s style.
He is better at that than Carter was.
He's talked about peas. I'm just waiting for him to start talking about the strawberries.
The man HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR COMPASSION.
And I wish Republican maroons would stop equivocating with "Well, I find him likable....but" Who in his/her right mind could actually like someone as arrogant, egotistical, and uncomprehending--AND as much an enemy of this country.. as this guy?
The “king” and his court are floundering (no disrespect intended to flounders).
He actually said “One last thing” ???
Should have said what he was really thinking: “Oh yeah, before I forget..”
Heaven help us.
Today’s speech demonstrated just how completely tone deaf the Idiot in Chief really is.
Okay, analogy accepted. So who’s Steve Maryk?
Rush was just about going bonkers today. After he had waited almost an hour for Obama’s speechifying; he was just aghast that Obama had acted like he did. Then it became evident Obama was just going to play the blame game rather than to try to do what he should; Rush just finally condensed it and said, “blame Bush, blame the Republicans” and just turned him off.
Did Hussein take questions? I refused to watch or listen.