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    Obama: Silence for me, but not for thee

    Obama: Silence for me, but not for thee

    A tale of two videos.

    It is not okay to sit silently when a single person in an audience shouts something:

    We don’t believe in the kind of smallness that says it’s okay for a stage full of political leaders — one of whom could end up being the President of the United States — being silent when an American soldier is booed. (Applause.) We don’t believe in that. We don’t believe in standing silent when that happens. (Applause.) We don’t believe in them being silent since. (Applause.) You want to be Commander-in-Chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it’s not politically convenient. (Applause.)

    But he was silent, pretending not to have heard or known, of the denunciation  — not for the first time — of America’s military at his own church by his own personal mentor:

    Update: Ann Althouse (via Instapundit) points out that even as to the “booing” referenced in Obama’s speech, Obama is lying:

    The meme is false, as explained here.

    There is a contagious lie and the President — he who often speaks of
    transcending divisiveness — is enthusiastically spreading it… while —
    ironically! — posing in the mantle of oneness, E pluribus unum.

    And Gay Patriot has more on why Obama felt the need at the dinner to focus on attacking Republicans.


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    This is why I love your blog – once again you’ve hit the nail right on the head.

    punfundit | October 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Obama’s complaint here is just as valid as Reid’s was regarding Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldier” non-controversy, and should be accorded the same level of serious commentary.

    He will always have Tucson and the Democrat pep rally held in honor of the murdered federal judge, John M. Roll, the murdered 9 year old, Christina Green, and 4 others; and injured representative, Giffords, and 11 others.

    Once again, Obama, in his own words, is “acting stupidly”.

    It would seem to confirm that Wright, Ayers, along with his other mentors, have taught him well. He really has been misguided and betrayed by the people closest to him.

    Trajan7116 | October 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    And how about his silence at the Correspondent’s Day Dinner as the comedienne called for Rush Limbaugh to die a painful death. Ok… silence would have been nice. Instead, he chortled mightily at this joke.

    And of course, where were his admonishments when Jim Hoffa preceded him on stage in Detroit while demanding the audience “take out” the Republicans.

    Me thinks the B.O. just might be motivated by the very partisanship he claims to deplore. Hmmm….

    Wasn’t this the guy who not only didn’t take back that he was was proud of Jimmy Hoffa after Hoffa said “Let’s take these sons of b****** out” at a presidential speaking event, but said he wasn’t going to be the speech police?

    And now he calls on others, though ignoring offensive comments by official speakers, to criticize audience response?

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