Obama Speech Tucson
What was your opinion on Obama's speech about the Tucson shooting?
To me, it was a good speech. About as good of a speech that a politician can generate though it seemed more like a pep rally than a mournful speech to me. I mean why the heck would people cheer at a memorial service?
Just another campaign speech to liberal college students?
He looked pretty upset about everything that had happened. It actually felt like he didnt want to speak about it (as it was upsetting).
To the families of those we’ve lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona: I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today, and will stand by you tomorrow.
There is nothing I can say that will fill the sudden hole torn in your hearts. But know this: the hopes of a nation are here tonight. We mourn with you for the fallen. We join you in your grief. And we add our faith to yours that Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the other living victims of this tragedy pull through.
On Saturday morning, Gabby, her staff, and many of her constituents gathered outside a supermarket to exercise their right to peaceful assembly and free speech. They were fulfilling a central tenet of the democracy envisioned by our founders - representatives of the people answering to their constituents, so as to carry their concerns to our nation’s capital. Gabby called it “Congress on Your Corner” - just an updated version of government of and by and for the people.
If you ask me the people shouldn't have clapped either, but what are they gonna do about it.... and after all, maybe that's what Tucson needs, something to pep themselves back up
I will have to agree with you on Obama's Speech. It did seem like a pep rally for a high school football team!!