Haven’t they been through enough, Barack?
Their town was devastated by a massive tornado and now they’re forced to listen to Barack Obama push his socialist BS at graduation.
What a nightmare.
President Barack Obama watches a junior ROTC honor guard during commencement ceremonies at Joplin High School Monday, May 21, 2012, in Joplin, Mo. Seniors at the school finished their high school education in a converted big-box store after the old high school was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado that killed 161 people on graduation day a year ago. (AP/Charlie Riedel)
President Barack Obama’s high school commencement speech in the tornado-stricken town of Joplin, Mo., pushed a sharply ideological message and included partisan jabs and a call for military-style community action during crises.
“You are from America. No matter how tough times get, you will be tougher,” he told the students and parents May 22. “The road has been hard. The day has been long. But we have tomorrow, so we march. We march together,” he said on the first anniversary of the deadly tornado strike.
The military imagery was entwined with stump-speech language that repeatedly contrasted the president’s progressive ideology of organized action against what he caricatured as the spiteful and selfish alternative of individualism.
“As you begin the next stage in your journey, you will encounter greed and selfishness; ignorance and cruelty. … You will meet people who try to build themselves up by tearing others down; who believe looking after others is only for suckers,” he said.
“My deepest hope for all of you … [is that] you can serve as a reminder that we’re not meant to walk this road alone; that we’re not expected to face down adversity by ourselves,” he told his audience. “We’re stronger together than we are on our own.”
He just can’t help it. It’s who he is.