In an interview with the WMAL Morning Majority Wednesday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the Obama administration is not going to be drawn into the "gotcha game" of reacting to comments made by Teamsters President James Hoffa, Jr. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit, Hoffa urged the President to use unions as his army to fight back against the Tea Party and "take these son-of-a-bitches out."
...Pfeiffer's comments on WMAL came a day after White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to say whether Obama thought Hoffa's comments were appropriate. The White House communications director's comments seem far removed from comments the President himself made on the issue of civility in politics earlier this year.
In January, days after the Tucson shootings in which six people were killed and 14 wounded including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Obama urged Americans to find better ways to communicate with each other.
"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," the President said at the time, "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," he said.
So since the civility lecture no longer applies, we can say what we all suspected about the Together We Thrive "memorial service" in Tucson.
It was all just political theatre. A sacred ceremony meant to memorialize precious lives extinguished by a madman, manipulated by the White House, Democrat Party and their media sycophants in an effort to silence their opponents by falsely accusing them of influencing the murderous actions of Jared Loughner.
They did it because they've lost the argument in trying to push their radical agenda forward. America has soundly rejected it. So, all they have left to deal is the race card, or the violent rhetoric allegation, in a last, desperate attempt to shut up opponents and intimidate anyone who may disagree.
Great leaders don't act in that manner, or seek to capitalize on tragedy for the sake of a political opportunity, only community organizers and thugs do that.
Like everything else in his Regime, as well as his jobs speech tomorrow night, Obama's plea for civility was "just words."
Empty ones at that.