Daily Archives: January 13, 2011

Memorial service or political rally?

Some reports have said the Obama administration was behind the t-shirts.  I couldn’t find anything to indicate that, but I don’t know why we should worry about knowing anything for sure.  Obama for America probably passed them out.  Just makes sense.  Fits my conclusions.  Update: Well here we go. Straight out of Obama’s Organizing for America in 2008.

One thing for sure – there they are on the back of each and every chair.  I absolutely cannot believe that this event was not orchestrated by the Obama administration.  There is no way they were not in contact with this university president on every detail.

I can’t wait for the continuing conversation about civility.  I just hope those who have been so uncivil, i. e. the liberals and the liberal media, pay close attention.  Since all these accusations against Sarah started, death threats have increased to a record proportion.  I hope nothing happens to her.  Where is the FBI to investigate these threats?

Next, this comes under the heading of information that may or may be interesting, may or may not be relevant, may or may not be true.

The music was a strange choice for what should have been a somber occasion.  The music is one thing that makes me think the Obama people or maybe even Obama himself were managing the plans.  I do know it was deemed very important for him and his administration, and he was hoping it would be his Oklahoma City Moment.  But that music was as Obama as it gets.  That particular song, Fanfare to the Common Man, was played at his inauguration, and something that sounded much like that was used after his acceptance speech.  See:  https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/what-was-that-music-at-the-end-of-obamas-acceptance-speech/

I think it’s a weird choice for a memorial service, but in reality this was not a memorial service in the classic sense.  The deceased were almost in the background, and maybe that’s the way they wanted it.

A bizarre moment was when Obama mentioned Ms. Giffords seeing for the first time.  It seemed as though he was practically saying:  I walked in the room and restored her sight.  And he liked the reaction he got so much (thunderous applause) at that point that he went back over it four times.  That may or may not mean anything but it kind of fits into his messiah self-image.

Now for some tidbits on the composer, Aaron Copland.

Deciding not to follow the example of his father, a solid Democrat, Copland never enrolled as a member of any political party, but he espoused a general progressive view and had strong ties with numerous colleagues and friends in the Popular Front, including Odets. Copland supported the Communist Party USA ticket during the 1936 presidential election,In keeping with these attitudes, Copland was a strong supporter of the Presidential candidacy of Henry A. Wallace on the Progressive Party ticket. As a result, he was later investigated by the FBI during the Red scare of the 1950s and found himself blacklisted. Copland was included on an FBI list of 151 artists thought to have Communist associations.

He began to vote Democratic, first for Stevenson and then for Kennedy.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Copland

Regardless of the composer’s political leanings, I just think it was an unusual choice of songs.  It was, all told, the strangest memorial service I have seen.  No prayer.  No minister of the gospel.   No rabbi.   I don’t know what the religion of the dead were.  I do know Ms. Giffords was Jewish.  And it appears nine-year-old Christina Green was Catholic as was Judge John Roll, so where was the priest?  Phyllis Schneck was Presbyterian and Dorwan Stoddard, Calvery Chapel (described as a Bible based church), There was this atmosphere of a political rally.  T-shirts passed out.

So, yes, I think the white house planned the ceremony top to bottom.  It was a partisan affair.  And even though Governor Brewer was there, I think she was booed.  Wonder how she felt there with Barack Obama and Eric Holder who are now SUING her.  Never mind that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords urged them publicly not to do that.

Think about it.  You had Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano, and Eric Holder running the show.  That is not very comforting.

http://theliberalslies.blogspot.com/2011/01/obama-turns-tuscon-memorial-service.html

Posted:  01.13.11  Updated:  01.14.11 @ 12:22 p.m.

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President Obama honors the deceased, the recovering, the heroes

President Barack Obama in Arizona

…..at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are not talking with each other in a way that wounds.

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But what we can’t do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on one another. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations…..

I hope the MAINSTREAM media was listening as I am sure they were.  What they did  for three days was to “lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently” and they should apologize to Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and talk radio, not only apologize but a CORRECTION of the record is in order. Will they do it?  I am not holding my breath.  Corruption never admits it is wrong.

Somebody was kind enough to post the entire speech in the comment section of my previous post.

We should take President Obama’s speech and Sarah Palin’s response to the vicious attacks against her personally and consider what each has said.  The words that have been used since this tragedy truly did WOUND.  They wounded her and they also wounded her supporters.

And we will continue to disagree with the direction our country is taking, we will continue to speak.  We will never compromise our strongly held beliefs and opinions.

IT NEVER should have  happened that accusations were made against innocent people.  Sarah Palin NEVER should have felt she had to defend herself by making her speech.  Her name NEVER should have even come up in the coverage of this case.  The Tea Party and talk radio NEVER should have come up in connection to this case.  It was so wrong and I wish our president had led by coming out early on and ask the media to tamp it down.  He has done that previously, advising us not to jump to conclusions, to wait for the facts.  He should not have sit by and watched his fellow-Americans falsely accused in the manner they were.

The applause and cat calls from the audience were very disrespectful and out of place for a memorial service.  I wonder who was doing that?

Posted:  01.13.11

P. S.:  And in some quarters, it has not stopped.  Chris Matthews just night before last featured Mark Levin and Michael Savage as TARGETS of his wrath.  Levin (who is a lawyer and a very brilliant man) said last night the very next time he is falsely accused and that his name is smeared he will SUE for libel, he will sue all involved starting with the corporate bosses right on down to the commentator, he will depose them all, and he will not settle.  It will go before a jury.

A commenter at the Washington Post:   “The mainstream media will never again be able to create a narrative that is contrary to the facts. Their day, for the most part, is over. The internet and talk radio, among other things, serve as a kind of modern day Paul Revere sounding the alarm whenever we are fed a load of BS and act as a necessary corrective.”

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