Sturgeon General's Warning: If your rhetoric becomes inflamed, or if your indignation remains roused for over 4 hours, don't change anything. That means it is working.
Matthew 12:33-35 (New King James Version)
A Tree Known by Its Fruit
33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
What is in the heart will find its way out. Be certain of that...
Recall that in the immediate aftermath of the Tuscon shooting, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik began hurling outrageous and baseless claims against innocent Americans - whole classes of Americans. He revealed to all what is in his heart, and it was not a pretty sight. The first response from Barry? Those words that came forth from the abundance in his heart? Call Dupnik and congratulate him for doing such a swell, swell job. Very telling.
From there, the much-ballyhooed speech where barry gives us some of that soaring oratory. Chock full of "civility" and "healing" and other such "noble" things. Too bad he has giving Dupnik props for saying the exact opposite just a couple days earlier, or it might have been a really good speech. But the prior revelation of what was already in barry's heart makes the whole speech a bunch of worthless, dishonest crap. Crap that took a few days to cook up, focus-group and print t-shirts for. Things that are abounding in the heart don't take 4+ days to be spoken. As Rush mentioned on the radio this morning, that "Together We Thrive" sloganeering garbage is recycled from barry's campaign website.
It is all just campaigning, and shame on the so-called "conservative" pundits who fell for it. This whole episode is the most egregious assault on decency that I can remember. The NYT hasn't just fudged some wording, but flat out PRINTED LIES in an effort to perpetuate these vile smears. And a way-too-late and not at all heartfelt "can't we all just get along" speech is supposed to make it all good? Bah! Barry has shown himself to be against decency and honesty from the very start of this sad episode. Do not fall for his lip service.