Barack Obama gave an almost emotionless speech following the highly coordinated, multi-target terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. The casual nature with which he walked up to the podium saying, “Good afternoon, everybody” caught the attention of some, including this writer. Also quite curious was Obama’s demeanor during his remarks.
There was no anger. There was no outrage. There was not even any indignation or resolve that could be heard as Obama spoke. Instead, it simply sounded like he was reading words from a page.
This is a stark contrast from the way Obama sounds when he is on his race baiting high horse. It’s a completely different tone than when he is attacking police for ‘acting stupidly’ before having all the facts or accusing them of rampant racism and direct targeting of black men with an intent to kill or beat them. It is completely opposite to the tone and taunting that Obama get in his voice when speaking about Republicans, conservatives, or Tea Party activists.
This is a very different Obama than the one who politicizes mass shootings at the hand of a madman, using it instead to attack the Second Amendment rights of Americans and the Constitution, the very law of the land that he swore to uphold and defend.
And this brings us to what Obama did that gives us insight into just how broken up and empathetic he is with the people of Paris and the entire country which is still reeling with anger, sadness and other emotions over the terrorist attacks, which Obama’s JV team ISIS have taken responsibility for, that claimed the lives of nearly 150 people and injuring over 350 more.
Over the weekend, Obama traveled to Turkey to attend the G20 Summit. At the beginning of the summit, world leaders held a moment of silence to pay tribute to Paris and respect to those killed by Muslim terrorists.
Was Obama respectfully in his seat at the start of this moment of silence with his head bowed in prayer? Did his actions demonstrate a somber and reflective president of the United States or one angry over the attack of our ally and a concern that the threat of ISIS to attack America will come true?
Obama sent a different message.
He arrived at the moment of silence late, taking his seat awhile after that moment of silence had begun.
Granted, Obama has developed a reputation for making people wait. He’ll schedule a press conference, then leave reporters waiting for his arrival 30 minutes, 45 minutes or more late.
Did he think the other world leaders would wait for Dear Leader to arrive before paying homage to France? Or did he simply not care?
One thing is certain, actions speak very loudly and Obama’s strolling late into the moment of silence in remembrance of those victims of the terrorist attacks in France at the hands of ISIS is shameful and embarrassment to our country.