Skip to comments.Obama's bizarre and frightening response to the shoot down of MH17
Posted on 07/18/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT by maggief
President Obama was in Delaware on Thursday when a Malaysian airliner went down near Ukraine's border with Russia. The president was scheduled to give a speech on transportation issues, but began his remarks talking about what, at that time, was thought to be a shoot down of a passenger jet.
President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often jokey 16-minute speech about the need to expand Americas transportation infrastructure.
There are no confirmed American dead and the White House issued a statement on Thursday evening which said they were still seeking any 'information to determine whether there were any American citizens on board'.
An earlier Reuters report claimed that it was feared that as many as 23 U.S. citizens had perished.
Obama declared in Wilmington, Delaware that 'it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy,' but not before enthusiastically declaring that 'it is wonderful to be back in Delaware.'
Before I begin, obviously the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border. And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now were working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority.'
'And I've directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian governemnt. The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why. And as a country, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and passengers, wherever they call home.
Obama then jarringly quickly returned to his prepared remarks.
'I want to thank Jeremie for that introduction' he said. 'Give Jeremie a big round of applause.'
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Voiceover artists and newscasters regularly go from a grim/somber tone one second to happy/excited the next. They have no emotional involvement with their subject matter as they are merely acting out lines on a prepared script.
Same thing here.
A corrupted microchip installed that morning in his head? Reprogramming on the fly is tough.
this isn’t the first time. Remember his initial response to Fort Hood incident
Who the Hell is teaching journalism classes in colleges these days? In what cosmos is it acceptable to use back-to-back adverbs in formal writing?
My 8th grade cousin could write a better article.
Reminds me of this bit from comedian Russell Peters when he goes from serious to idiot to cut the tension.
Obama is incapable of empathy. He’s a psychopath.
And, it wasn’t about him.
As I watched, it reminded me of the scene at the hotel where Whitney Houston died. As her body was still in the tub, celebrities were downstairs smiling and laughing and enjoying their party downstairs. It was a perfect example of narcissism on display.
The schedule is etched in stone. There can be no departure from the schedule for any reason
The schedule is the President of the United States and therefore more important than any other event in the world.
Exactly...there was no “I” moment about the plane. I’m sure there were plenty of “I” moments about how “I’m” going to give you money for your bridges in Delaware, though.
This guy is just a mouthpiece anyway.
Yeah...especially when he’s on his way to a fund-raising event!
Regardless of the comments on this post, he is not out of touch. He knows exactly what he is doing. He does not care one bit for this country, for the people, for anyone but himself and his goal - to destroy this nation.
I really believe he’s on drugs.
"Jarringly" was used quite properly in this case as an adverb to modify the adverb "quickly".
This is clearly commonly acceptable grammar.