Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Healing Speech

President Obama delivered a beautiful speech. He set just the right tone as our healer-in-chief.

"Our hearts are broken by (Christina Taylor Greene's) sudden passing." The President, who has a daughter close to Christina's age, almost broke up as he talked of her. He spoke of her interest in government from the eyes of a child and then he said we, the adults, have an obligation to live up to our children's expectations. It was a wonderful moment.

President Obama Speaks of The Promise of Christina Broken By Her Death: "Our Hearts Are Broken."

"Gabby opened her eyes for the first time! She knows we are here, she knows we love her, and she knows we are rooting for her through what is to be undoubtedly a difficult journey." That was another  great moment, as President Obama related that Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes for the first time shortly after his visit with her.

And to the solemn and oh so serious 20-year-old young man, Daniel Hernandez, the Congresswoman's intern who was the first on the scene to administer first aid to her and the other wounded victims, I'm with the President on this: You may not see yourself as a hero, BUT WE ALL DO, YOUNG MAN!

Caller to C-Span: "I wish Sarah Palin would cool her rhetoric and allow the nation to heal." Amen to that.


okbushmans said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the President's words. It was apolitical, eloquent and truly honored all those involved (the deceased, the heroes and the survivors).

In regards to Sarah Palin, I wish she would have just submitted a statement refocusing the attention on the victims and the tragedy that the event was. And in my opinion, I think this one event was the straw that broke the camels back. She will probably run, but I think the "cross hairs" poor taste will eventually take her out. I honestly hope she doesn't run.

Carlos said...

I doubt Palin even knows what "blood libel" means.

I noticed your Freudian slip (joke?) choice of words re: Palin - "...eventually TAKE HER OUT."

Tsk, tsk, tsk ....:)

okbushmans said...

Ha ha, I guess being a conservative the vitriol just flows from my mouth without forethought. Thats almost an embarrassing slip, in the same sentence as cross hairs. (sigh) Thanks for keeping me on my toes, I know I can count on you for that!