Using this week's racially combustible DOMESTIC events -- tragic as they might be -- as the main thematic element in a "NATO SPEECH" in Warsaw Poland -- our "Trojan Horse President" yet again humiliated the nation he has been privileged to lead ----
---- IN SO DOING PRESIDENT OBAMA FURTHER DEMEANED AND DIMINISHED THE STATURE OF THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, AND ONCE AGAIN HE HAS DONE IT ON THE WORLD STAGE ABROAD
Real Americans need to >>> Speak-Out <<<
Real Americans need to >>> PUSH BACK HARD <<< against this latest iteration of OBAMA-ISM . . . . .
Please note: This post had been heavily edited on Sunday morning from its original form of midday Saturday.....
According to the CNN report of the President's most recent speech in Warsaw, Poland ---
"... [A]cknowledging a "tough week" in the United States after anxious days of shootings and racial tensions, President Barack Obama said Saturday that he did not believe the United States was 'as divided as some have suggested.'... 'There is sorrow, there is anger, there is confusion about next steps,' Obama said during a news conference in Poland.... 'But there's unity in recognizing that this is not how we want our communities to operate. This is not who we want to be as Americans.'... Speaking for the third time in Poland about the gun violence that's seized communities in the United States, Obama said the situation didn't resemble the periods of mass social unrest in the 1960s.
'You're not seeing riots, you're not seeing police going after people who are protesting peacefully,' he said...." (See "Obama says U.S. 'not as divided as some have suggested' " by Kevin Liptak, 7/9/16, CNN [ http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/09/politics/obama-says-u-s-not-as-divided-as-some-have-suggested/index.html]).
The CNN report went on to not that --- ".... [Obama] said the motives of the killer in Dallas were 'very hard to untangle' but called the shooter 'demented' and downplayed the potential political motivations he may have carried. The shooter allegedly voiced a desire to 'kill white people' ahead of the attack, authorities have said.... 'I think the danger is that we somehow suggest that the act of a troubled individual speaks to some larger political statement across the country. It doesn't,' Obama said.... Referencing last year's attack on churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, Obama noted, 'When some white kid walks into a church and shoots a bunch of worshipers who invite him to worship with them, we don't assume that somehow he's making a political statement.'... And he made another call for tighter restrictions on guns, saying if Americans are concerned about violence against police officers, 'you can't set aside the gun issue and pretend that that's irrelevant.'... "
OBAMA AGAIN SHIFTED THE FOCUS TO GUNS & GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION --- THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY VERBALLY DIVIDED POLITICALLY OPPOSING GROUPS OF AMERICANS WHILE HE WAS SPEAKING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY
CNN continued, ".... He voiced frustration at the bitter political debate over guns, lamenting that 'even mention of it somehow evokes this kind of polarization.'... 'When it comes to the issue of gun safety, there is polarization between a very intense minority, and a majority of Americans who actually think that we could be doing better when it comes to gun safety.'..."
However, according to the CNN report, the president also acknowledged "... a ramped-up anxiety that's descended on Americans as they watch seemingly unfettered violence on urban streets.... 'Americans of all races and all backgrounds are rightly outraged by the inexcusable attacks on police, whether it's in Dallas or anywhere else,' Obama said. 'That includes protesters, that includes family members who have grave concerns about police misconduct, and they've said this is unacceptable. There's no division there.'... Obama didn't mention any critics by name, but on Friday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said racial divisions in the country have 'gotten worse, not better.... The President pushed back on that notion, insisting that Americans of all races were disgusted by gun violence...."
OBAMA'S VIEWS OF AMERICA'S DOMESTIC SITUATION ARE SLANTED AND DIVISIVE POLITICALLY --- THEY HAD NO PLACE IN A SPEECH DELIVERED IN A FOREIGN LAND
I for one completely disagree with much of what the president said in his speech in Warsaw. In spite of Obama's use of some conciliatory words and ameliorative tone, his speech remained a partisan and radical screed.
Here are a few of my disagreements and/or contrary positions:
1. As "Americans," it is patently obvious that we are not "united" or "unified" behind any consensus on race, race relations or the standards for policing of our communities, except in perhaps using some very general of terms and definitions;
2. The President's views on gun-control were partisan and extreme and are intended to use these recent tragedies to advance a radical domestic political and social agenda --- as such, they had no place in an overseas speech where Obama should have been speaking for the nation;
3. Some national spokespeople for the Republican Party and/or conservative-minded patriotic Americans generally need to push back: a) on what the President said in Poland, and b) on the separate fact that he said it in Poland, while there for diplomatic purposes; and lastly