Obama's 9/11 tribute
You gotta love Obama's tribute to the victims of 9/11. It's classic Obama. Really, it is.
For Exhibit A we have the following excerpt.
Let us have the strength to face the threats that endure, different though they may be from 12 years ago...
Uh, methinks the threats we face are very much the same as 12 years ago, made that much worse by his presidency.
Exhibit B is pretty good, too!
Let us have the wisdom to know that, while force is at times necessary, force alone cannot build the world we seek...
Obama outdid himself. Can we officially say that he is a caricature of himself? First, he uses language that suggests to the listener that there are those who think that "force alone" builds a world. This is not unlike those who say or gesture "peace," as if any normal person wants war. Then he sneaks in that utopian thing with "the world we seek," thereby averting the world as it is. (For more on utopian visions of 9/11, see the nifty art projects folks are doing to help America's children re-write history. It's amazing how progressives can take a heinous act of war against the United States and turn it into something quite pretty.)
But, back to Obama. Exhibit C is one that might make you gag, so don't say I didn't warn you.
Congress has designated September 11 a day for service as well as remembrance, and the president later in the day rolled up his sleeves and donned an apron and baseball cap to help pack boxed meals for people with serious illnesses at Food & Friends, a public service organization.
Is it just me, or do others find the idea of designating 9/11 as a day of service to be utterly misguided? Disgusting, actually. September 11th should never be anything but a day of remembrance and resolve to live free and defend ourselves against those who have harmed us and those who wish to do us harm. People can volunteer to do good deeds on any other day of the year. But this is not the day to go out of one's way to work in a soup kitchen.
There's more I could comment on, but I'm trying to keep my bp within reason today if at all possible.