President Obama Needs To Denounce Maxine Waters and Her Remarks

Bookmark and Share   “I believe we can be better,” “Those who died here, those who saved lives here – they help me believe. We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us.”

These were the words spoken by President Obama after Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords and several others were critically wounded and several more were killed in a senseless shooting outside of an Arizona supermarket back in January of this year.

Seven months later and here is Congresswoman Maxine Waters stating that as far as she is concerned “the TEA Pary can go straight to hell …and…..and I will help them get there”.

As the President put it during his January 13th memorial speech, how we treat one is entirely up to us and now it is clear how members of President Obama’s Party intend to treat others. Maxine Waters’ public remarks were irresponsinble, provocattive, and divisiveness. It totally contradicted any of the many recent calls for more civil discourse in politics and totally destroyed any good will attempts to have the differing ideologies work closer together. And President Obama knows it.

During his memorial speech he stated;.

“But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”

Well what Maxine Waters said left wounds. As Commander-in Chief will he be bold enough to attempt to heal those wounds by at the very least denouncing Congresswoman Waters and her remarks? Or will President Obama use his vacation as a hideout from the press and hope that once his full ten days away in Martha’s Vineyard is over, the Waters brouhaha blows over? Responsible leadership requires that President Obama take a few minutes off the golf course to publicly address Maxine Waters’ damning of Americans to hell. I am sure that if a similar statement was made by a member of the Republican Party, the President and his minions would be sharpening the political guillotine and Democtrat members of Congress would be calling for their resignation. The President would even be reiterating the words he spoke in Arizona and trying to turn the episode in to a campaign issue that attempted to describe Republicans as heartless, evil, and cold-blooded. But things are different if a liberal acts so irresponsibly.

After President Obama delivered his remarks at the memorial for the victims of the Tucson shooting, I credited the President for rising to the occasion an playing the right non-partisan part that was required from the leader of our nation during such a traumatic incident. It was my opinion that the President did an excellent job and I believe that if we Republicans are to be taken seriously when we criticize the President, we must be able to demonstrate that we are at least fair and honest and can give the President credit when and if were due. That speech was one of really only two high points of his half term in office so far.

However, failing to remind the people of his words and failing to denounce Maxine Waters’ remarks and hold them up as a perfect example of unacceptable conduct by an elected official, will turn that high point of his presidency into a low point. If President Obama does not make an example of Maxine Waters by admitting that she crossed a line too far, than he will betraying all the good he spoke of when he paid tribute to those who laid dead and injured as the result of violent, senseless, and irresponsible conduct.

President Obama, if you do not step up and lead at least the elected officials within your own political Party by setting in motion a walking back of Maxine Waters’ words, than the discourse that will surely fester and grow in its wake will not only consume your presidency, it will consume the political debate and take this nation down a road so divisive that compromise will become as far if not farther out of reach than peace in the Middle East.

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