Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Great Speech Mr. President, Thanks

President Obama on Wednesday honored the victims and heroes of the Arizona shooting rampage have to say that I'm impressed with how Pres.Obama handled this horrific event in our history. I have to say that I was moved to tears for most of the speech. It was the kind of up-beat memorial I tend to like. He touch on our humanity and our American values. He told the story that got lost because of all the false rhetoric that surrounded it.  I think he did more then I thought he would when it came to the way some Americans jumped to the wrong conclusion. He called it out and put it down in a way that was so eloquent. This is a chance to go forward with a spirited debate on policy and politics but to withhold the vitriol. I would expect that both sides will still have their debates of disagreement, but I'm sure they will withhold the kind of slander we have seen over the years. I also have to say that Pres. Obama has made this American proud of him for this defining moment. I pray that he, as well as both sides can live to make young miss Green proud of who we are. I'd like to know what all of you thought about our Presidents speech. Let's start this new dialogue out on a constructive note.


  1. I agree. I was clapping by the end of the speech. He really surprised me with his most impressive speech and the way he gave a positive and inspirational message.

  2. He spoke as OUR President and said exactly what needed to be said regarding this TERRIBLE time! Gotta give credit where its do!

  3. It was awesome.

  4. Though he says he has been “very impressed” with the way President Obama has steered the nation through the aftermath of last Saturday’s shooting, Tucson tea party leader Trent Humphries was not in attendance for Obama‘s remarks at Wednesday evening’s memorial rally.

    Humphries has been instructed by police to “stay away from public places” after he and his family received numerous threats from people who seem to hold him and his organization responsible for Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting rampage.

    “We got a not-so-veiled threat,” Humphries told TPM. “The Sheriff’s deputies told me to stay away from public places.”

    “We had people say, ‘too bad it wasn’t your family that was killed,’” Humphries explained. “‘The blood of that little girl on your hands.’”

    But it was one call in particular that had Humphries afraid for his family’s safety Wednesday. “It was something like ‘we hate you and we’re going to stand against you and we’re going to use our First and Second Amendment rights to stop you,’” he said.

    Humphries said this week‘s threats are not the only ones he’s received since founding the Tucson tea party in 2009. During the 2010 midterm election campaign season, his family was force to switch to an unlisted phone number.

    One of Saturday‘s victims was Humphries’ neighbor.

    And though he believes most threats wouldn’t ultimately be carried out, “I have a wife and kids,” he said, agreeing with law enforcement authorities that the safest place for his family right now would be out of public sight.

    The liberals might not listen to Obama and cool it.

  5. I don't think Conservatives are going to listen to Obama and cool it either.

    I didn't watch the speech but reading the text it was a good speech that expresses what the president should say.

  6. Joe I don't think the dialogue will calm down but I think the 'targets' and such rhetoric...will stop on both sides for the next 6 months or so. For some reason I think the left will go balistice when Congress comes back and finishes what they started,health care reform. They will call that insighting them.

  7. Paul Wellstone comes to mind, a political rally with beer and free t-shirts at what was to be a memorial service?

    My God this man is a POS!

  8. I don't think the President had anything to do with the T-shirts. I think it was the university that did that. But Obama and the Democratic Party will pay for it just like the Speaker of the House is paying for not being able to go,but he did watch it on TV. Obama and the Democrats might also look bad at the way his supporters cheered and 'hooty hoo"ed him during the speech. It just isn't classy. But I don't blame Obama for that.


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