Skip to comments."His Gettyburg address": Obama Biographer Maraniss on Newtown Speech
Posted on 12/16/2012 7:33:18 PM PST by kristinn
There were so many levels to President Obama's speech: philosophical, sorrowful determined universal, simple, beautiful...
People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown...his Gettysburg address...
Probably more accurate to call him Barry’s hagiographer.
I did not listen to obumbler’s remarks tonight, but I suspect that the ony thing it will ever have in common with the Gettysburg Adress is that generations of school kids will be required to memorize it.
No references to “typical white people” (like his grandmother) or talk of “punishing his enemies” or “getting revenge”? A new, kinder and gentler Hussein? Really?
An impingement in Sunday Night Football is unforgivable.
Did he wipe away a non-existent tear this time?
Did Lincoln have a teleprompter?
I guess that means there is a great civil war going on. To determine whether or not this country can survive.
I am not sure how it turns out this time.
Gun control is not slavery.
Hey Moron-iss, wipe your chin...you didn’t swallow everything.
0bama’s speech was the usual politi-sermon, done in true narcissistic fashion; Hitler without the mustache.
Good grief,this guy needs to wipe his chin.
No reference to the attrocities commited by his cousin Odinga in Kenya ?
No. It was his self righteous, “I DARE you to oppose me” look.
Gee, I remember when they said the exact same thing about Hussein’s speech throwing Rev. Wright under the bus. So much facile eloquence!
But guns are our ruby slippers.
0bama might as well say, “These things must be done delicately.”
So now it’s Abe the Kenyan I guess
GMTA—posted 33 seconds apart.
Gettysburg? No. Marc Antony, “Julius Caesar.” Act II, Sc. iii, IIRC.
This is 0bama’s “Bitter Clinger” sentence made into an entire speech.
The stilted, disjointed, rhetoric was bad enough. However, the disingenuous body language and thinly veiled threats couched in cheap lawyerly ambiguity made this one strong argument for a two statements that should be taught in every school.
“An armed people is a free people.” and “A just government trusts it’s people rather than tries to control them.”
What a bloody hypocrite Obama is. His presence demeaned those poor people. He’s a fake, phony fraud.
Maraniss used to sing hymms to Slick Willie and his wife all the time too. I can see where he’d be praising Barry’s anti-Bill of Rights speech as being similar to the Gettysburg Address.
Abe Bama is of the people, by the people, and for the people.
I think every male supporter of Bath House Barry - especially the journ-O-listers - are latent homosexuals.
Oops. Act III, Sc. ii
The SCoaMF spoke tonight?
Who knew ...
Let no one forget that the Obama administration purposely gave guns to drug cartels hoping they would be used to commit murder for the purpose of promoting gun control.
Back just after Columbine, my daughter graduated from the U of Ark. At the ceremony our former senator (Dale Bumpers)gave the most downer speech I and others have ever heard. One of the graduating students later said of the speech...”Well, I guess we all might as well kill ourselves.”.
As the program started Bumpers walked along with the rest of the staff. Knowing he was also anti-gun I had an itch to stick out my foot and trip him as I was in reach.
After his downer speech I wish I had.
My gosh, Gettysburg was during the Civil War, a tradgedy of epic proportions. Conn. is a very sad event,
Is Marannis ignorant of history, or a partisan fool?
Well, I’m pretty upset now. There was no “barf alert” disclaimer in the heading. For a second I really believed this might have been something I missed. Not. Glad I wasn’t watching the game only to be interrupted by the bufoon in chief.
None are so blind as those that will not see.
Even in grief, I would have declined the offer to see this charlatan poc.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
Act 12:22 And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of a god, and not of a man.
‘Twitter’ should be re-named ‘Barfer’ for Barf-Tweets like that....
If I were a fan of football, which I am not, I could forgive them for the HEIDI interruption 44 years ago, but not the Obama interruption.
Marannis is another idolator.
The guy who wrote it probably feels very good right now.
Gotta give credit where credit is due- Obama did not choke any of the times he said “God”.
LOL- i looked over that dopes tweets...talk about infatuation- this guy does not even try to hide his left wing bias...
i read his biography on Vince Lombardi- When Pride Still Mattered...historically it was pretty good but what was annoying as all hell was Maraniass would end every chapter with his opinion of what was happening as though the reader could not think for themselves- then again hanging around liberals all his life i could understand why he felt that need...
Transcript of speech?
It was nothing more than a cynical political demagoguery of gun control. He danced in the blood of little children and dared anyone to defy him on his agenda.
We are not a photo opportunity or pawns for Mordor's agenda.
I’m pretty sure Lincoln wrote his own Gettysburg address. We have no idea who wrote Obama’s “Gettysburg Address”.
But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Obama.
Where is the projectile vomit alert?
All those poor dead children>>>
For DemonCrats they are just grist for the mill. “Never let a crisis go to waste”
Please, no. Have mercy on your fellow Freepers at Christmastime. I beg of you.
He was very passionate and articulate about his “feeling their pain” when he visited Hurricane Sandy victims, but that didn’t work out so well for them after the cameras were turned off.
Agreed. Fortunately, there's cable for me so I was able to switch over to CNBC to continue watching SNF.
“People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown”
I’m sure the media will try its best to force it down our throats as much as possible.
Transcript of speech: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas-speech-at-prayer-vigil-for-newtown-shooting-victims-full-transcript/2012/12/16/f764bf8a-47dd-11e2-ad54-580638ede391_story.html
Summary lines: “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? ... If theres even one step we can take to save another child ... then surely we have an obligation to try.”
Of course, arming teachers won’t be considered, now matter how consistent it is with our Constitution, nor how effective when tried.