I’d heard about the complaints about the memorial and the left had been so offensive with their hate and vitriol, expressed as shortly as minutes after the shooting. (See the new ones.) So, I decided to not point out the hypocrisy about the threats against President Bush and cut them a little slack so I ignored the complaints …. that is, until I saw the shirts ……
The respect of the crowd was severely lacking and President Obama could have very easily changed that …… He didn’t.
All it would have taken to move the crowd into the appropriate mood, would have been a single word – a “Please”, along with a quiet shake of the head, ….. but he allowed the shouts and whistles to continue ….. turning the gathering away from what was needed, ….. away from what was intended! He’s addicted to the adulation and cannot help himself.
The speech was, at times, emotionally moving and appropriate, but at times it wasn’t!
The lack of controlling those in the crowd who were there for the wrong reason, reveals that ultimately, ….. he was as well, but under the circumstances, that turns out to be nothing but Crass and Inappropriate!