After watching Obama's "frightening insensitivity" as NBC Chicago puts it, I am surprised that some people are surprised by his insensitivity.
You see NBC Chicago asks " Who is advising him?" Forget the fact that a Commander in Chief needs no advice when responding to an apparent act of terror on US Soldiers; whoever advising him also shares his disconnect and insensitivity.
If this was a school or workplace shooting that didn't involve a muslim shooting our soldiers, you would have seen him more sensitive to the victims. If this was a story about a white cop arresting an unruly black professor, Obama would have had no need to wait to get the details of what happened. He would have denounced the vile act and called the cop "stupid".
I am not making these things up. Similar things happened. See here:
Obama’s reactions to recent violent acts - June 11, 2009
Why do you think his reaction is so different when it involves a muslim waging jihad against us?
As far as his sensitivity concerned, may I remind you this:
Obama Throws Rose At Ground Zero - September 11, 2008
Seems like the video is disappeared from YouTube. I'll see if I can find another copy.
When I posted this video, someone commented about how irrelevant was this especially with all the "serious" stuff going around the world. I am re-posting my response here. You be the judge of how right I was:
Beware when liberals cry that we should stick with the issues and problems we face and ignore everything else. They did this when clinton abused his power and took advantage of a young intern in the white house. Why didn’t clinton deal with the issues instead of chasing skirt? He might have killed or captured Osama way before 2001 if he had done so. Now I will be accused of bringing clinton into this so let’s deal with the argument here:
1. It is not the issues but what the candidates’ proposals to solve these issues are. We already know that the GOP prefers market based solutions respectful of individual rights and freedoms. We also know that the democrats prefer government based solutions that take away individual rights and freedoms. Since no one in their own mind will vote for tyranny, democrats pretend to have moved to center in every election cycle. in the last congressional elections they ran on conservative issues only to change after elections. Obama makes different promises to sprout eatin’ liberals and gun clingin’ Americans. I wonder which promise he will keep when he gets elected?
2. The presidency is not a job that involves well-defined tasks and descriptions. The president may face issues we may have never dreamed of. It is not only what they promise to do about current issues but how they may behave when they face with an unexpected event and uncertain future. That’s why the character matters. That’s why the past experience and the wisdom gained from it matters. That’s why who they associated in past matters because they will need to bring in and work with people to solve those issues. If they have showed bad judgment picking friends and associates in the past they surely will do the same thing in the future. That’s why the little things like how a person behaves at a memorial service matter because it reveals their character, their wisdom and judgment. It tells us who this person really is. It is invaluable information especially when we just can not trust what that person is saying.
This is exactly why liberal democRATs do not want us to talk about the character, wisdom, honor, judgment of their candidates folks. They have none. All they have is empty promises that will be broken as soon as the election over.