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Obama in Tucson: Shame, Hypocrisy and Deceit

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Obama in Tucson: Shame, Hypocrisy and Deceit - by Stephen Lendman

Like all politicians, Obama shills for power, plays to the crowd, and hides ugly truths the public has a right to know. His Tucson remarks were no different, displaying intellectual bankruptcy by invoking scripture, heroism, and patriotism, while avoiding what most needed saying - the real cause of January 8th's violence. A previous article discussed it, accessed through the following link:

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America's longstanding culture of violence deserves blame. A deranged gunman is merely systematic of a society off the rails, malignant from imperial wars, extremist politicians, demagogic media hosts and pundits, the proliferation of guns, a faux democracy, and deep-seated lawlessness and corruption too far gone to fix.

Not on January 12 for Wall Street Journal editorial writers headlining, "Consolation in Tucson," saying:

"President Obama rose to the occasion yesterday evening at the memorial ceremony for the victims of Saturday's murders in Tucson, not least because he spoke to the better angels of our democracy. To an audience seeking consolation, the President honored the lives of the slain, praised the heroism of those who saved lives....and wisely explained that some acts of violence are not subject to easy blame, much less partisan explanation."

Tucson's violence is easily explained, but Journal writers ducked it, opting instead for false reasons and praising presidential deception, their usual journalistic methodology.

A same day New York Times editorial was no better, headlined, "As We Mourn," saying:

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