When I read about the knockout game craze that’s sweeping the nation some things Obama said came to mind. “Don’t tell me words don’t matter” was one of them.
People are being severely injured and killed in this “game” and someone I know encourages violence. He literally advocates it.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fdNxk9ep1s[/youtube]
As Great Susteren notes, Barack Obama has not stepped up to discourage these acts. Obama was right, however. Words do matter.
Deputy Chief of Staff James Messina:
“…we will punch back twice as hard,”
“Hit Back Twice As Hard”
“Punish your enemies.”
“Get in Their Faces!”
“It’s time to Fight for it.”
It seems the entire philosophy of this regime is based on violence.
Obama Environmental Protection Agency administrator Al Armendariz:
“It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw, and they would crucify them. And then you know that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. … So, that’s our general philosophy.”
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar:
“We will keep our — as [Interior] Secretary [Ken] Salazar said, our boot on the throat of BP…”
Obama famously said
“… so I know whose ass to kick.“
“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
Well, they are angry and they are kicking asses. Congratulations, Barack. This one’s a success. Words do matter and we’re waiting for more of them from you.