Which is more disturbing: Obama's speech at the prayer breakfast or the audience response?

Like many people, Obama’s sickening speech at the National Prayer Breakfast got under my skin. Not only because of what he said, but because of the audience response.

Why did people sit there? Why did Christians, Jews, and others sit through the insulting pack of lies that Obama spewed? Where is it written that anyone must sit through a speech, even if the speaker is the President of the United States?

It’s not.

At least not officially. At least not the last time I checked.

So I was curious to hear Star Parker, who was at the prayer breakfast, speak about her experience when she was a guest on Hannity’s program:

…I was in that room and it was frankly verbal rape because we were not expecting it. Nobody wanted it. It was horrible to sit through. And after it was over, we all felt like crap…he pulled the air out of the room….

I like Star Parker. But I would like to ask her and every single person who was in attendance: Why did you sit through that? Why did you remain in a room where the speaker was insulting your faith? Why did you allow yourself to be verbally raped, as you put it?

Obama, those in his administration, and the left in general are constricting our liberties, making it increasingly difficult to have a voice. And the Republicans aren’t doing a thing about it, leaving we the people adrift and on our own. Which is all the more reason that every single person must find every single opportunity to have a voice and use it! (And if you’re on a high horse, so much the better!)

In the case of the National Prayer Breakfast, it would have been a powerful statement if every person in attendance had walked out. Instead of feeling like Obama had sucked all the air out of the room, it would have turned the tables and sucked the air out of his speech, his time, his platform.

It would have been a powerful statement where a single word need not have been spoken. Just the turning away. The exit. Leaving Obama with an empty room.

And if some members of the audience felt compelled to cry out before exiting, “You lie!” that would have been appropriate, too.

But in these perilous times, an insidious kind of weakness and cowardess has taken hold of far too many in the populace.

Americans need to know where the line in the sand is drawn. They need to find their spine. And they need to stand for the values they purport to hold near and dear. Because this seemingly infinite level of tolerance for menacing leadership does not bode well.

Just how much are we willing to sit through?

Apparently, quite a lot.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

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