Obama compares his campaign volunteers to slain embassy staff
posted at 11:36 am on September 15, 2012 by Howard Portnoy
In a pep talk, President Obama bizarrely compared the sacrifices made by his campaign volunteers in Nevada to those made by the U.S. ambassador and embassy staff murdered in Libya, The Examiner reports based on a press pool report.
Obama is quoted as saying:
And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department that they were making a difference. The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing … I’m just really proud of you.
Obama also detailed part of his “words of comfort” to “friends and co-workers of the folks who had fallen,” which included the reminder:
As hard as things are sometimes, as difficult as change is that if we’re resolute, if we don’t give up, if we don’t give in, if we don’t become cynical, if we continue to be realistic about how hard change is but also keep in our hearts that sense of idealism and sense of purpose then over time good things happen.
It is hard to imagine a sentiment that would be more out of place than—unless it was one where the president credits his misguided supporters with doing God’s work.
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