Honoring the President's Request for Civility
My wife and I watched President Obama's speech to the assembly at the University of Arizona in Tucson yesterday. We were moved. Very much so.
In fact, I will honor the President's request for more civility in the political discourse and refrain from continuing to blame the extreme right wing for creating the political climate we're in.
Instead, I shall deal with them in the spirit of love and kindness.
There are things to be ADMIRED about our far right wing brothers and sisters. Their CONSISTENCY, for instance! Even AFTER the President's heartbreaking and uplifting speech last night, those on the extreme fringe STILL hate his guts!
The lovely Janet Daley in this morning's column online at the UK Telegraph. (The knowing sneer in the author's photo lets you know that this is not a columnist who suffers fools gladly!)
Her column this morning is titled,"Barack Obama Has it Both Ways." The highlight for me is when she wrote...
I could have done without the Messiah moment in which he pointed out that Gabrielle Giffords had opened her eyes for the first time just after his visit to her in hospital.
Odd, that she should be offended by what may have been the most uplifting moment of the speech. Is she inferring that somehow the president is taking CREDIT for Gabby opening her eyes? That would be just a CRAZY thing to say, wouldn't it? So, in this spirit of love and understanding, let's just assume that she's being paid to write negative things about Obama, and this was the only thing she could come up with.
Those who commented on the column, however, were not BOUND by such journalistic restraint. God love the haters and their consistency!
One writer, "james01", thought Obama was using the tragedy to aggrandize himself.
This was nothing but a cheap publicity stunt to raise his waning popularity. What's he going to do when the next starring event pops up?
Instead of parading in front of cameras why doesn't just he get on with the job of turning the US of A around? Because he knows he is not the man who can do it, that's why.
I'll wait to listen to Limbaugh this morning...can't wait to hear his take on the faith healing episode.
Good, ena! Good! Rush will tell you what to do! Keep listening to Rush. Marching orders to follow.Continued on the next page