"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Empathy, Compassion And Common Sense

I could have posted about the tragedy that occurred in Tucson last week. But instead, I chose to let the left sink in the pit of quicksand they created for conservatives, but fell into themselves. This post is about leadership, and leadership response to tragedy. We saw it on 9/11 when George Bush took calm control of the war zone in New York, and calmly and seemingly effortlessly guided us through the weeks and months that followed. And we see it again here.

As you watch this video, imagine that Barack Obama is giving it. I tried, but couldn't. He doesn't seem to have the qualities of empathy and compassion. He doessn't seem to have the ability to express those traits if he does have them. And he doesn't seem to have the ability to paint a landscape of America's greatness in words.

So, as you watch this video, ask yourself who appears more presidential. Barack Obama, who often when speaking without a teleprompter seems to falter in his thought process as he searches for words or a phrase, probably because he doesn't "feel" the truth of what his words are meant to convey. Or, Sarah Palin who is obviously comfortable with the words she is using, most likely because they are part of her belief system.

This post is not really about the tragedy that occurred in Tucson last week. It's about leadership, and leadership response.

Sarah Palin: "America's Enduring Strength" from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.
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