Full transcript of President Obama’s remarks at a Dec. 16 prayer vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you, Governor. To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests, scripture tells us, “Do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly, we are being renewed day by day. “For light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all, so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen
This bugs me.....this was not a government issue - at least on the surface - like a military issue or like 911 in which war was declared on us. So why is zero even there speaking, muscling in on the grief of the loved ones???
He ought to leave them alone but instead he can´t resist being the center of attention.
I watched the speech. One has to admit, he is a very smooth liar. Obama quoting the Bible is preposterous. Obviously didn´t write the speech. It is well known, even among his supporters, he is a pathological narcissist. So why did he get elected and re-elected? Because: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." Turns out you can fool 50.1% all the time.
Oh, please forgive me, but the off-handed manner in which President Obama delivered his poorly prepared and disjointed speech made me cringe throughout.
The Speech: “Um, things have got to change. I’ve seen too much of this. Scripture says, um…. You’re not the only ones hurting – I’m hurting. I’m President. I’m going to change things. I come to offer love and prayers. We can’t take care of our own children – we need a nation. God said something about this, um… Change. We can do better. I’m doing change – no politics, but I’m changing things – I’m going to use all of my power. Um, most religions ask why are we here? If we teach our children, we know it’s right (or it’s not wrong or something). As a nation, um... God bless everyone.”
Leaves podium; walks off stage; talks to woman; walks back on stage; pauses on stage and waves; walks off through curtains. Standing ovation. The end.
In the words of the President, “we can do better”.
Sorry. Long ago --- very long ago --- ceased to believe that Obama has a guileless or sincere bone in his body. I certainly do watch his speeches to see what he´s up to and what his angle is each time, and there always is an angle, a purpose. And he is the master of the rhetorical feint, the straw man, the false choice and the Big Lie. Like so many, I´m on to him, and know that with him, without exception, EVERYTHING political and purposeful. Touched by that speech tonight? Of course not.
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