Interesting Comparison: Reactions to Obama and Bush

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  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    I've seen a lot of people commenting on Obama's reaction/speech in relation to the shooting at fort hood. Mostly people are saying it seemed like he didn't take it seriously, doesn't care, or thought it was no big deal.

    This reminds me of how many portrayed Bush's response to 9/11.

    What do you guys think? Here are video clips for reference.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkbBPsPSIrA]YouTube - President Obama: Thoughts and Prayers with Fort Hood[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WztB6HzXxI]YouTube - Bush's Seven Minutes of Silence[/ame]
     
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    IMO Obama shouldn't have had that "intro" before discussion the tragedy at Ft. Hood. I cringed when he "gave a shout out." It struck me as very insensitive and not presidential at all.
     
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    It definately left me scratching my head too.
     
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    Obama gave a rambling speech and obviously didn't have all the facts. Not his best effort.

    As I remember, Bush disappeared for 12 hours on 9-11 and gave a short radio address that night. His initial speech was not inspiring either.

    I look for Obama to attend the Ft Hood memorial ceremony in a week or so. Look for him to have his A game then
     
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    Will do.
     
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    Not seeing how you are comparing the two events.

    But yes, they both should have burst into tears, pulled out their hair and acted like the world was coming to an end.
     
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    I'm comparing how people reacted to both presidents.

    Bush got crap for not seeming like he was concerned enough in front of the schoolkids. Obama is getting crap for not seeming like he cared enough yesterday.

    Making sense now my little cheeze ravioli :)?
     
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    Bush got word as he was in the classroom.

    Obama knew what had happened before he gave his speech.

    Apples and oranges to me.

    I'm with Article15 on this; the rambling for 2 minutes before even mentioning the shooting and the freaking 'shout out' . . . .wth? Who is advising him anyway? They suck.
     
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    In the case of Bush why the hell scare the bejeezus out of the kids by coming unglued over something you can't do crap about just yet. You got a tragedy still unfolding even as you watch, and the scope of that tragedy is not yet clear and woudln't be for another hour or so. By the way best piece of evidence there is that Bush had no clue that any of this was going to happen.

    In the case of Obama the whole damn speech came of more of why me why now sort of thing that he found to be more of a nuisance than a problem. It sounded awfully like "Damn I just visited some dead soldiers yesterday now I'm going to have to do it again."
     
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    WOW, this has to be a joke right? Bush should have more than criticized; he should have been impeached!

    The Commander in Chief of the armed services on the United States of America was informed by his Chief of Staff that "America IS UNDER ATTACK"... he DID nothing...NOTHING...

    It isn't about Bush "not seeming like he was concerned enough" It's about his FAILURE to carry out his duty, responsibility and obligation AS Commander in Chief of the armed services on the United States of America...
     

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