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Sunday, August 12, 2012
President Obama promotes civility in public life . . . well not exactly
An awesome article by Derek Hunter . . . A must read! Willie P
After the massacre in
Tucson that saw six murdered and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 12
others wounded, President Obama gave a speech at the memorial where
he called for raising the tone in politics. To honor the memory of those killed
and wounded the president said:
“The loss of these
wonderful people should make every one of us strive to be better in our
private lives -- to be better friends and neighbors, co-workers and
parents. And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their deaths help usher
in more civility in our public discourse, let's remember that it is not because
a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy, but rather because only
a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face up to our challenges
as a nation in a way that would make them proud.”
Moving words. Also a lie.
President Obama had no
interest in having “more civility in our public discourse,” no concern for
those grieving families. He said what was expected of him as president – touching,
well-delivered words we now know had as much meaning to him as his promise to
cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.
The president has
stood silently while his supporters, surrogates and staff have engaged
in some of the most transparently desperate and disgusting campaign
rhetoric of the modern age.
Without proof or even
proof to the contrary, Democrats have accused Mitt Romney of being a felon, a
tax cheat, a racist and a murderer. With each charge, the president avoided
leveling the charge himself. But he said nothing … did nothing to stop
Obama's most recent lie. . . is debunked by CNN!
. . . . .
First, we learned Mrs.
Soptic didn’t die until seven years after Romney left Bain Capital. Oops. Then,
we were told the president had no knowledge of Joe Soptic or the basis of his
claim . . Romney was responsible for his wife’s death.
While all of this
happened, while the president’s own press secretary first denied any knowledge
of the ad, then refused to comment or condemn it, Barack Obama was silent.
No reporters have asked
the president directly about this because they haven’t had the chance. He has
avoided questions from the media for weeks – as if his henchmen have threatened
to take away his golf clubs if he opens his mouth.
But when his flying
monkeys learned Mitt Romney’s campaign had rejected a
proposal from a pro-Romney SuperPAC to link Obama to his racist pastor of 20
years, they feigned outrage and demanded Romney – who truly was uninvolved –
None of this occurs
naturally. All of it comes from the top. And the top is Barack
You can tell all you need
to know about a man’s character by comparing his words with his actions.
Every day he and his
allies refuse to repudiate this disgraceful ad, every hour they continue these
reprehensible lies, every second they embrace these dishonorable tactics, they
spit on the graves of those victims in Tucson the president himself said he
wanted to honor. The longer Barack Obama refuses to condemn and end the vicious
tactics and words used in his name, the more he dishonors the memory of
Christina Taylor Green and the other victims.
PS: This column was written
before the announcement by Mitt Romney of Paul Ryan as his VP choice. For my
take on that, click here.