Every so often I’ll peruse the far left blogosphere, visiting such intellectual latrines as DU, HuffPo, and the Daily Kos, just to see what it would feel like to be in an insane asylum.
Today, I took the journey to see how the hacks at Kos had taken to the President’s Ft. Hood memorial speech.
Predictably, they were struck with a sense of awe.
After thoroughly showering, de-lousing, and vomiting, I was able to absorb their utter selfishness and partisan delusions enough to form some cogent opinions.
The article, entitled “President Obama salutes fallen at Fort Hood,” contained the full text of Obama’s speech. This, by itself, would have been fine, and apt to do regarding the subject. However, the bootlickers at Kos just couldn’t keep the focus on the reason for the tribute. Instead they used it to glorify The One, and pat themselves on the back for having the perceived wisdom to elect this shell of a man to the most revered office in the world.
Quoting several pundits, the author, “SusanG”, made the statement that “the reviews are in.”
Here were her hand-picked highlights:
John Dickerson: “President Obama’s speech at Fort Hood, Texas, was a small masterpiece […] The news has been full of every last detail about the shooter. Obama corrected that balance.”
Mark Ambinder: “Today, at Ft. Hood. I guarantee: they’ll be teaching this one in rhetoric classes. It was that good. My gloss won’t do it justice. Yes, I’m having a Chris Matthews-chill-running-up-my-leg moment, but sometimes, the man, the moment and the words come together and meet the challenge.”
Chuck Todd: “That’s going to be a speech that’s remembered and quoted from for quite some time; struck a balance of commander and consoler; not easy.”
Taegan Goddard: ” President Obama’s speech at Fort Hood may go down as one of his best ever. The president was able to balance his duties as Commander in Chief while consoling a nation in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy. That he was able to do this while taking away the focus on the shooter’s religion was even more impressive. It was one of those speeches that makes you especially proud to be an American.”
Most of the comments which followed included not condolences, thoughts of sympathy, or prayers for the victims and their loved ones, but were comprised solely of nauseating endorsements of Obama, the mastery of his speech-writers, and his gift of oratory, with the word “eloquence” used dozens of times to describe his delivery.
Far and few were posts actually claiming that the speech may have been any comfort to the families and comrades of those who were butchered by this Muslim fanatic.
Many chose to use the occasion to partake in the usual Bush-bashing. Some chose to take pot-shots at Fox. And some bizarrely managed to work in some jabs at Sarah Palin (?).
However, perhaps most galling of all, was the following passage read by Obama himself:
“It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy. But this much we do know — no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor.”
How disconnected from reality must this man be to write such a statement of pure denial.
This was not a tragedy. It mas murder. Or more succinctly, terrorism. And, yes, Mr. President, there is one faith which justifies these “murderous and craven acts.” Islam. Pure and simple. Stated within the Koran, peddled by those within the school of the “religion of peace,” where it is taught that Allah does look upon these murderers with favor, promising virgins and martyrdom for them in the afterlife.
The freak-a-zoids at Kos who sell this stuff are indeed brainwashed.
They know not the meaning of shame.