Obama speech offers nothing new and concludes with vapid, meaningless rhetoric

Obama concluded his hollow speech Sunday evening — one that contained no new initiatives whatsoever — with vapid and meaningless rhetoric that apparently was supposed to cheer and reassure the masses quaking in fear by the sheer power of their blessed leader’s voice.

“My fellow Americans, I am confident we will succeed in this mission because we are on the right side of history,” he said.

History doesn’t take sides. Invading armies have wiped out countless peaceful civilizations over the course of history.

“Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear …” he also said.

What’s that supposed to mean?

Freedom is something we must zealously guard to preserve. Fear can be a legitimate concern for the safety of you and yours upon which one acts to avoid through vigilance, defenses, aggressive action and intelligence.

A more appropriate admonition would be Franklin’s warning: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

Never mind that he spent a major chunk of his 13-minute lecture with a warning that we must not discriminate against Muslims just because a considerable number of them want to and are trying to kill us in a worldwide genocide.

“Here’s what else we cannot do,” Obama said. “We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam. That, too, is what groups like ISIL want.”

That’s what leads to people seeing something but not saying something, lest they be accused of discrimination.

And this is from the man who tweeted, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”

He used the words terrorism or terrorist 21 times, but never the phrase Islamic terrorism.

Obama addresses the nation (Reuters photo)

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21 comments on “Obama speech offers nothing new and concludes with vapid, meaningless rhetoric

  1. Steve says:

    A speech from the Oval Office (one of three in 7 years) should have something of substance in it.
    But this one was as a drab as a Sunday morning drone show interview.

    Apparently is wasn’t meant for adults, it was supposed to be for the children who are scared of the bogeyman coming to get them in the schools. (According to Whoopi Goldberg. I know,,,, the View is on because the wife watches it. did you know she is a life long NRA member?)
    In any case that “explanation” was laughable.

    An Oval Office speech is rare, rarer in the Obama era than others. To quote an old commercial “where’s the beef”??

  2. Rincon says:

    Except for the discrimination thing, you should be happy. Obama seems to agree with the Conservative position.

  3. I prefer this reaction to the President’s Oval Office foray into deeper dung…

  4. This administration in particular…and the Democrat Party in general, have been infected with a disease that refuses to call a spade a spade. I refer to their refusal to call Islamic Terrorism…what it is. This is illustrated quite well by an exchange between California Congressman Dan Lungren who is trying to get a straight answer from Paul Stockton – Assistant Defense Secretary for Homeland Defense…the Pentagon’s number two guy on anti-terrorism threat assessment. His dodging of the questions are a mirror image of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Josh Earnest, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley, etc, etc, etc…and unfortunately George W. Bush. Islam hasn’t been hijacked by jihadists…IT’S IN THEIR BOOK for heaven’s sake!!! Ask the author of the Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie who’s been under the shadow of a fatwa death sentence since 1989…or Theo Van Gogh who was shot and stabbed to death on an Amsterdam street because he dared to make a documentary on the plight of Muslim women facing sexual, physical and psychological abuse under sharia law. Mr. Stockton, this Administration and the Democrats in general are in a sad and dangerous state of denial, and have been for years…and as I stated before, this will be their undoing come next November.

  5. Rincon says:

    You’re right. The Koran says to kill the infidels. So, what do you think should be done about it – other than just calling a spade a spade?

  6. Patrick says:

    ” 1) If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12)

  7. Steve says:

    Yup, every religion has something similar….sadly some people take it far more literally than do others.

  8. iShrug says:

    Compare Obama’s so called speech to that of FDR, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941.

  9. I see that Patrick enjoys the false analogies of Richard Dawkins…without context, historical analysis, or depth of meaning.

  10. Old Testament, Patrick.

  11. Never mind:

    Luke 19:27 says: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.”

  12. nyp says:

    Deuteronomy pretty tough on the Canaanites.

  13. Patrick says:

    HFB:

    You may recall Jesus saying that his coming changed not one word of…the Old Testament Law.

    Which, in addition to what Thomas quoted, demonstrates how hypocritical it is to suggest that Muslim are bad because of things the Koran says.

  14. Steve says:

    Nope, Muslims are bad because of the things they allow their own to continue to do.

    Not because of a book with words in it.

  15. nyp says:

    “Muslims are bad”

  16. Death sentence for atheists?

  17. Patrick says:

    Are Christians “bad” because of what they “allow” other Christians to do?

    Geez.

  18. Steve says:

    Well, blaming all Muslims for the actions of a few radicals is the same as blaming all gun owners for the actions of a few criminals.
    Whoopi Goldberg (A life long NRA member) Calls for better background checks and ninety percent of the population agrees, meaning at least 50% of them are current gun owners.

    The difference here? Gun owners are standing up and fighting the criminals while Muslims are giving only lip service to the idea of fighting their own radical element…even then, many of those same Muslims quietly support their radical elements.
    If they want to prove what they say, Muslims could start by fighting their own battles instead of claiming to be “peace loving” Islamist’s.

    The proof is in the actions of the people.

    geez, indeed.

  19. Rincon says:

    These religions aren’t very impressive if you have to filter out the garbage from their guide books. How can you worship something when you merely pick and choose the parts about it that you like? Cafeteria religion.

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