Obama: We can absorb a terrorist attack....

@iowachap (100)
United States
September 22, 2010 1:36pm CST
It amazes me how insensitive our President is to the American people, yet he is overly sensitive to the world. a recently released book by Bob Woodward quotes President Obama saying "We can absorb a terroist attack, we'll do everything we can to prevent it but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever ... we absorbed it and we are stronger." What the hell??? We absorbed it?? I do not know about you but I do not consider seeing a few thousand Americans killed by Radical Islamic Muslim Terrorists (no not Thugs as Mr. Obama likes to call them) on 9/11 to be absorbed, I would say that 9 years later we are still trying to heal from this tragic event that President Obama states we just merely absorbed. This is one of the most insensitive comments I have heard, and clearly shows more and more why when he speeks with out a previously written speech, or a teleprompter he is a bumbling bafoon. Over sensitive to the world, insensitive to Americans. Go figure.. the guy is losing what little respect I have for him left. You can read more here http://bit.ly/b9EPDW
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@N4life (851)
• United States
22 Sep 10
It doesn't matter what he said here, certain people would still criticize him. What would you say if Obama had said we could not absorb a terrorist attack. Presidents say a lot of stuff and it's all scrutinized to the point of lunacy. It takes the focus off of the real issues.
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@iowachap (100)
• United States
23 Sep 10
It does matter, it shows his true inner thinking and thought process. I saw him on the campaign trail, he was energized, full of life, believable, full of hope.. he made people believe.. now when he is not on a teleprompter, or reading a speech written out already, the guy shows his true colors. which is why his numbers are falling, and even other democraps are distancing themselves from him, pelosi and reid.. they know that hell is coming for them in November.
@N4life (851)
• United States
24 Sep 10
I saw him on the campaing trail as well, what good Presidential candidate is not going to be "energized"? His wind came out of the sails when the powers that be turned on him after he got elected
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• United States
22 Sep 10
I could not believe if I had not heard it for myself what do you mean, sh@t happens is the feeling I got out of it. This sort of sh@t does not just happen, we recover and move on. We have not absorbed it, it is and will always be fresh on our mind. This is what I call being prepared as who is guaranteeing us it will never ever happen again. This was very sad to hear. I would have understood if he would have said we are trying to absorb and understood that it would be difficult for us to feel stronger even today, however if he would have said let us work towards a stronger America. Then I would have more inclined but that ugh, was more than insulting really.
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@dboman (457)
• United States
22 Sep 10
This is a bit of Modus Operandi for the far left. Insensitivity to the problems of Americans and hypersensitivity to people of different walks of life, essentially people and cultures they don't know. I think it involves the victim complex. People who resent the current and past American culture and belief in American exceptionalism use the same justification for American self abasement as they do to ignore the suffering of fellow Americans. Meanwhile, cultures and people that are different from the culture that they resent (American culture) are instantly regarded as something benevolent and misunderstood. "To heck with Americans' suffering, what about all the people in (insert other country here)." I think a good example of this is the current administration's disregard for our oldest allies and embracing of other nations that are generally our rivals. This "The grass is always greener on the other side" way of thinking resonates throughout a person's entire demeanor, such as this kind of statement made by President Obama, IMO.
• Canada
22 Sep 10
Well said iowachap! What an insensitive statement for a President to make! I am a Canadian and was horrified to turn my news on and see what I did that morning. I will never forgot the horrific footage that was aired across the nation. I had nightmares for ages afterward. I was crying watching the news, I was never so affected by anything before or since. `We need to never forget how serious that attack was, how easily our world can come crumbling down!! It is not something to take lightly! The President should choose his words more carefully, shame on you Obama!
@clrumfelt (5421)
• United States
22 Sep 10
He is pretty much telling the survivors of 9/11 victims to "suck it up" and go on with their lives. It is very insensitive of him, and I don't think he will get any applause even from his supporters on those statements.
@iowachap (100)
• United States
22 Sep 10
Exactly, just like how he came out in support for the insensitivity of the NY Mosque being constructed stating they have the right to build it, but not saying it was insensitive to many. Yet he came out to quickly condem the somewhat nutty pastor in Florida on burning a Quaran day, never saying, he had the right to do it, but it was insensitive. Obama clearly does not look like he cares, or is sensitive to Americans, it almost seems like he has a chip on his shoulder towards main stream America.
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23 Sep 10
The nutty pastor burning the Qu'ran is clearly insensity. It can't have any other purpose but to assert that he thinks Muslims are wrong in their beliefs, demonstrate his political freedom, sell his book. But the community centre/mosque near Ground Zero is not offensive unless you for some reason think the people who want to build and use it to pray, engage in community work etc are the same people who are hell bent on mass-murder. It's simply not offensive unless you're offended by the very of Muslims in New York (which I don't think you are).
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23 Sep 10
*very presence of Muslims in NY.
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@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
For me he never said it is hundred percent because he is not a God we can't tell i they have worse happened to the end.