Excellent article by Jeannie D'Angelis at AT.
... Barack Obama fritters away precious time on frivolous campaign junkets, tours classrooms in Pennsylvania, attends fundraising dinners, and delivers remarks at events like the National Women's Law Center's Annual Awards dinner. As American cities devolve into open-air sewers, giant Petri dishes where 'give us more' squatters multiply in a broth of hostility, hate, and envy, the President is all about the vital work of deciding whether or not to tax Christmas trees.
In fact, right about the time Obama flew off on a nine-day $9 million Asian tour, a suicide took place in 'Occupy' Burlington and gunshots fired into a crowd killed a protester in Oakland.
By comparison, based on Barack Obama's tolerance of widespread incivility it appears the Tucson call for mutual respect may have merely been a plea for civility towards Barack Obama. Otherwise why would he fail to condemn a movement that has become a melting pot of shootings, deaths, tuberculosis outbreaks, alleged rapes, anti-Semitic aggression, lewd conduct and more?
The master of liberal didactic artistry may not realize it, but in a way he has returned to teaching. This time the lectern is positioned squarely in the middle of America and the lecturer is speaking loudly without uttering a word.
Hopefully, the nation is conscious and aware, because whether America rises or falls as a nation clearly hinges on our citizens recognizing the message conveyed by Obama's non-verbal lessons and deliberate inaction.
If Shakespeare was right and "Action is eloquence," Barack Obama's silence and purposeful inaction are in fact a distinct action - and the President of the United States has never been more eloquent.