When President Obama addressed a group of law enforcement agents and mentioned the tragedy in Munich, he was completely inappropriate and out of line. His smiling, joking and casual body language and bringing in his personal concerns about his daughter leaving for college, in the middle of what was supposed to be a somber moment shows his judgement is lacking and his mind is clearly elsewhere.
No one in leadership or in any political position should act like that and bring their own concerns into the mix when discussing such as tragic and serious issue. This was a horrific incident where young children were massacred, yet he casually brings up his daughter leaving him to go to college as his own personal tragedy.
He also made absolutely no sense when he spoke.
He began the speech with phumpering and a lots of uhs, as he was looking down when he said “it’s a good reminder as I’ve said over the past couple of weeks which is our freedoms, our way of life, our ability to go about our business every day …”
He then looks down and says uh as you can clearly see that his mind is ready to go someplace else in this extemporaneous speech sans teleprompter.
He continued with “raising our kids and seeing em grown up, graduate from high school and going to college and about to leave their father.”
He then realizes he is being inappropriate and got off point as he laughs and with a big smile, holds his hand up and says Im sorry Im getting a little too personal as he scratches his nose. The nose scratching indicates that he knows what he just did was inappropriate.
A few people in the audience laughed, which then encouraged the President to repeat what he said and this time show a huge smile as you can see below as he repeated ” Getting too personal there.”
Then he says uh as he looks up in order to try to get back on track ,but he was completely off track, as what he said next made no sense.
He said ,That depends on law enforcement, men and women every day , who are under the most adversarial circumstances imaginable sometimes. “
He was just talking about how we live our life of freedom, and then he got sidetracked with his own person issue of Malia leaving and then tries to continue where he left off but obviously forgot what he was previously talking about and and now suddenly talks about about it being up law enforcement. What is up to law enforcement? Is the personal freedom we have up to law enforcement or is it up to the Constitution?
People had just been shot in Munich and he makes the above statement, which indicates that his heart wasn’t into what he was saying about what happened in Munich.
It made no sense and shows his mind is clearly elsewhere. There was nothing funny about what he said and the laughter from the audience was no doubt nervous laughter, as they too knew how ridiculous it was to bring up his daughter leaving for college, mid sentence when he was supposed to address what happened in Germany.
What he did spoke volumes about Obama’s state of mind in my view as is clear that leaving the Office of President cannot come soon enough for him.