Once upon a time, there was a President who said he wanted Americans to be civil towards one another.
After the January shootings in Tucson that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life, President Obama said:
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, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together…
But it seems that President is no longer with us.
After Teamsters’ President Jimmy Hoffa encouraged union activists to “take out” Tea Party SOB’s, the White House has taken a different tone.
John Matthews wrote at WMAL:
A top aide to President Obama says Americans must decide for themselves how to be civil with each other — a rather sharp departure from comments that Obama has himself made in the past.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told WMAL Wednesday the President is not going to “serve as the speech police for the Democratic party.”
“What I don’t think makes sense is to distract from the major issues at hand to try to get everyone to go back and approve and disapprove of every single thing that every single person has said,” he said.
In recent days, conservatives and Tea Party members have been targeted by liberals with false claims and threats.
The Vice President called Republicans “barbarians” at a Labor Day event in Cincinatti – the second time Biden has used the term to describe those who seek to keep the nation financially solvent.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have told the Tea Party to “go straight to Hell,” and falsely accused Tea Party conservatives of wanting to see blacks hung from trees.
A recent video shows tweets issued by liberals wishing death on Republicans, thier supporters and the Tea Party.
Pfeiffer’s comments on WMAL came a day after White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to say whether Obama thought Hoffa’s comments were appropriate. The White House communications director’s comments seem far removed from comments the President himself made on the issue of civility in politics earlier this year.
Obama’s silence on these comments speaks volumes.
Does he agree with the sentiments expressed by his fellow Democrats?
Or is his silence proof that Obama really is waging war against the American people to get re-elected?
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