In his first news confrence after 12 people were murdered Obama feels the need to begin his remarks by giving someone a "shout out". Really? I watched this confrence yesterday to find out more information on what happened only to have to wait for him to finish thanking his staffers, give a shout out and then go on and on and the plight of Native Americans. While I realize there are issues there maybe something that could have waited? Do you think this shows a lack of experience in him and in his handlers? I find it very disrespectful.
I am sure someone will bring Bush into this, but I would like to remind you that many found that response wrong too. and this is a question about Obama and now.Thank you
Asked by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
For the crazies this a CNN video.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
I thought this was SO bizzare. And then it seemed to take FOREVER for him to get to the Ft Hood massacre! I had no idea what he was talking about. And did you notice how upbeat and HAPPY he was for the first few minutes!? HEY MR PRESIDENT 12 PEOPLE ARE DEAD....maybe not the best time to be so jovial.....MAYBE you could skip the silliness? Just a thought. A Weird news conference all in all.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:47 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by rotPferd at 10:49 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
I don't know the protocol on this type of thing, but I saw the same thing and found it a bit offensive. I would imagine that if I were in his position (which is nothing I would want), I would address the tragedy that was unfolding in TX and the senseless murders of the fallen that sign up to fight for liberty at home and abroad. But that's just me. I understand the acknowledgement to the native Americans he had met with, but I feel the priority setting was where it went wrong. At least IMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:49 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
Answer by mom2BOYZnDad at 10:54 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
I don't like that he is president. I don't have to give him respect. I would prefer if he had enough respect for the men and women that follow his orders that he would have addressed the tragic events that were effecting them at that very moment in time. Giving a "shout out" was inappropriate. They didn't cut in early. He came out to the podium, and thanked his buddies - gave a shout out, and last he addressed the Ft Hood event. A strong leader would have addressed the men and women that follow his orders first. His inexperience is overwhelming.
By the way, in my book you get respect when you give it.
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Answer by SaraP1989 at 11:15 AM on Nov. 6, 2009
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