I will leave it up to those who are more astute than I, but my initial response to TheOne’s speech in Tucson tonight was this:
It was the most inspirational and presidential speech I’ve heard from him in 2 years, and I’ve heard them all. He actually sounded, and made me feel like, he is the President of the UNITED States and not just the hard left.
By the same token, I’m extremely disappointed in John Boehner, who opted to stay in DC for a fund raiser instead of attending this memorial. There will be plenty of time to raise money but this is a one time, one day, one night opportunity to pay his respects to his colleague and to those victims.
I’m astounded by his lack of sensitivity. I hope I’m wrong and there is a good reason for his decision but at this point in time, I can’t see it.
Updated by me:
I had not tuned into this service early enough to see the Indian Medicine Man open the “ceremonies.” I got to see that this morning and I have to wonder why and who chose this way to open a memorial service. I can’t put into words exactly what this made me feel like but suffice it to say, it wasn’t comfortable.
I also want to clarify that I know this was only 1 speech by TheOne and does not indicate any kind of change in his future rhetoric. Nor do I expect him to change his demeanor. Standing alone, though, it was still a good speech.
I have heard some explanations about Boehner’s choice to stay in DC. I understand his choice, but still I question it.
This morning at George Mason Univeristy, Obama’s first statement was
“It’s good to be back among real patriots.”
This is the president who said he wanted to be the “president of all Americans.” But what he’s accomplished is being the most devisive presidents of all time. He fosters and nurtures that division. It’s how Alinsky-ites accomplish their ends: pitting the have-nots against the haves, the tea party against the Marxists, the people against big, ugly, greedy corporations like insurance companies. Soon it will be coal companies and oil companies. He’s already gone after Wall St. and the banks.
His legacy will not be health care for all Americans, although that is what he wants. His legacy will be that of the man who ruined America and brought her to her knees. His legacy will have no comparison or competition in the history of this nation. His legacy will be the man who destroyed the democrat party and the American dream. His legacy will be that of the man who brought America down from the greatest, most promising land on the planet to just another socialist country, gimping along with lost values and lost dreams.
His party will pay for this in November and he will pay first in 2012 and then for the rest of his life as the man who turned out the light on the brightest, greatest nation on Earth.
But come November, Boehner will be Speaker and Pelosi, will be nothing but a bad memory. Harry Reid will be home in Searchlight – that mecca of fine living in Nevada. And there WILL be pay back!