Words Matter – People: Not so Much
Anyone can make an honest mistake. There are mistakes of the head and mistakes of the heart. We may forget dry facts in a textbook, or statistics we hear on the news. We normally do not forget about America’s brave warriors serving in the Armed Forces – and we particularly do not forget about our fallen heroes…because we care. The following then, is not important just as a gaffe. It is important because it shows how detached Obama is from the families across America whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country, our freedoms and the freedom of people around the world. It shows the difference between a President who is engaged and caring and a President who merely reads – without emotion – from a teleprompter.
On Memorial Day, 2008, Presidential Candidate Obama, speaking in Las Cruces, New Mexico, said:
“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today…”[i]
These words were brought forth by the inspiring and eloquent political candidate, who announced to all Americans that “Words Matter.”
But, perhaps, people…not so much.
[i] Barack Obama, (May 26, 2008), quoted by Rush Limbaugh, (May 27, 2008), The Rush Limbaugh Show web-site, Barack Obama Sees Dead People, retrieved February 6, 2012 from http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2008/05/27/barack_obama_sees_dead_people