Cheering, hollering...at a Memorial Service?
Excuse me if I'm wrong, but isn't there supposed to be some decorum at a memorial service? This isn't a concert or a sporting event.
I had a bad feeling, and I'm not liking what I'm seeing.
UPDATE: Cheering and shouts of "We love you" when "That One" came to the stage. From everything I've seen, Jan Brewer's speech was the only one worth any salt. She actually mentioned "G*d" in her speech.
Some of what "That One" said:
But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.First, I'm amazed and glad that he did not use this as a platform to pile on. I didn't think he could do it.
...But what we can’t do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together.
But Obama's words are too late. The damage has been done. Why could he not say this shouldn't be "one more occasion to turn on one another," and to "do so with a good dose of humility" on Saturday.
Plus, it seems another in a long line of liberal lectures in civility from those (like Obama) who have been less than civil.
"They bring a knife, we bring a gun," "get in your neighbors faces"
Actions speak louder than words, Mr. President.
And is the cheering, roaring of the crowd appropriate for a memorial service? Where was the decorum, the somber reflection?
And now we will be beaten up on tomorrow, for daring to question the "integrity" of the event. Excuse me! This was supposed to be about the victims, not about a political resurrection of the Chicago Jesus to the cheers and swoops of his adoring masses.
Andrew Breitbart nailed it in a tweet:
Knowing 'don't rush to judgment' Ft. Hood precedent, 4 days of his silence during irrational left politicizing of Tucson says everything.Isn't that the truth. Keep in mind, Obama called Pima County Sheriff Rosco P. Dupnik yesterday to "thank" him. Why couldn't he tell him to knock off blaming talk radio for this tragedy and apologize publicly?