Tags: Barack Obama | | Tantaros | Arizona | shooting | Tucson | Giffords

Obama Put Politics Aside in Arizona Address

Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 11:54 AM

By Andrea Tantaros

Despite the pressure from some on the left to capitalize on the Tucson killings for political gain, and amid ocassional inappropriate cheering from the audience, President Obama acutely understood our collective need to heal when he addressed the nation on Wednesday night.

He also knew that anything else would have been downright petty and cynical. So, rather than search for political victims to chastise, he focused his speech on the victims of Saturday's rampage, eulogizing them with the kind of soaring oratory he first became famous for. Obama put politics aside and, like George W. Bush after 9/11 and Bill Clinton after Oklahoma City, he sought to revive our "instincts for empathy."

"At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, it's important that are talking to each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds," he reasoned.

To read more, Go Here Now.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Ignores Real War on Women

Monday, 24 Sep 2012 20:55 PM

For the greater part of this election cycle, we’ve heard a good deal from the left about a fictional Republican “war on  . . .

Tropical Storm Could Drench Republican Convention

Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 11:20 AM

A tropical storm brewing in the Atlantic could dump some serious rain on the GOP parade.
 . . .

Mudslinging Now Par for Obama's Course

Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 09:49 AM

For Obama, there’s a pretty perfect place to park his own shortcomings or vulnerabilities: in the driveway of GOP candid . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved