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View Diary: Thank you, President Obama. FU, Charles Krauthammer. (203 comments)

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  •  Perhaps it was Kraut.'s dismissive, derisive tone (2+ / 0-)
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    Leap Year, OleHippieChick

    that went along with the statement that lead to the feeling that he wasn't exactly heaping praise on the President for his political courage.

    But, I will take issue with what you're saying, in the sense that this speech wasn't simply a political statement. It was first and foremost a speech of healing, of great compassion, of trying to bring everyone together, of providing support. It was only secondarily a political speech. And Krauthammer did not acknowledge that in the slightest.

    The only entitlement that needs reforming is the inbred belief of the 0.1% that they are entitled to 99.9% of the wealth and 100% of the power.

    by flitedocnm on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:48:38 PM PST

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    •  I see your point (1+ / 0-)
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      But this man is the president. Every word he utters in this capacity channels massive power because he (being president) wields every form of it. Everything he does is political, whether authentic or not. This was authentic. As the collective voice of the nation, his call for gun safety in this context will bolster the political movement to restrict assault rifles, increase background checks and psychiatric screening.

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