Because you canít ďeven imagineĒ does not mean it didnít have an impact similar to 9/11 and that is why Disney and I are correct in stating itís not important to you. You personalized, evaluated and judged the impact as less than 9/11, not us.
Originally Posted by Zyphlin
Further, as you have posted, twice now, in great detail, the terrible physical destruction and far reaching effects of that day, you bolster my claim that bin Ladenís death is of national significance. The man who was most responsible for the horror of that day and ensuing changes in our American lives is dead. Though there was no video or pictures of his death, as the news hit our TV screens, we saw video and stills of towers coming down, the skeletal remains of the buildings, the first responders digging through smoking rubble and people holding signs with the names of their potentially dead loved ones. We were, as a nation, in that moment of terror and grief once again. I and mean, as a nation:
NEW YORK -- Despite the late hour in the East, President Obama's speech on Sunday announcing the death of Osama bin Laden had an audience of 56.5 million viewers.
The Nielsen Co. says Obama's audience was larger than recent prime-time addresses, including his March 28 speech on Libya.
It was evidence of how quickly word spread about the news Sunday and interest in the story no matter the hour. Obama did not begin his speech until 11:35 p.m. on the East Coast, the night before the start of a new work and school week.
The speech was carried live on ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Fox News Channel, HLN and MSNBC.
The nationally televised Sunday Night Baseball game was still on ESPN and as people in crowd got messages on their phones and it was announced, the ballpark broke out in chants of USA! USA!
I cannot imagine that it didnít have a great impact on us.
This is a confusing statement. You know my point wasnít about how liberals felt about Clinton, but then it is?
I know YOUR point wasn't about how liberals felt about Clinton. MY
point was that the "class" Liberals showed was also met by class on the Republican side by not immediately pointing fingers, immediately attempting to make political points, immediately attempting to attack a political enemy. Yes, YOUR point was about how liberals felt about Clinton.
My point was that Republican action ALSO played a part in that and while some conservative action now may be different than liberal action then, some liberal action now is different than conservative action then.
The crux of these statements is that liberals are to blame for conservativeís failure to set aside their anger at President Obamaís legitimate election to the office to stand with him as Americans. That seems very childish of them.
Yes. And in 2000 Republicans were still upset about Clinton, having significant issues with his time as President. They also were excoriation by liberals for "stealing the election" and the constant attacks, very personal in nature (such as how he spoke), against President Obama???
. And yet, WE as a nation stood, regardless of how we felt about the previous administration, and focused on what was occurring and not taking it as a chance to attack the other side.
And the same point I made about how conservatives by and large acted immediately following 9/11 can be made about Liberals now, refusing to stop attacking Bush, refusing to ever actually admit anything positive about him, refusing to ever let a chance to bash him slip by.
The impact on this country that 9/11 had can not be compared to this death, and while some conservatives may not be acting like many liberals did in 2001, many liberals aren't acting like conservatives acted then either. So before you start throwing stones at one side you may want to notice the glass house you're standing in.
My house is very sound as Speaker Boehnerís refusal to bring a resolution to the floor to commend the troops for getting bin Laden reinforces it:
House Republicans say they have no plans to follow the Senate in passing a resolution honoring the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
That is very petty especially when the house could have followed the example of the senate and congratulate Bush as well. It passed 97-0, so at least not all Republicans are willing to slight the military to avoid giving the president kudos and Democrats were fine with giving Bush the same. Were Nancy Pelosi were to try that, the screeching from the right that liberals hate the troops would be deafening.