Does apology make up for assassination references?

9 years ago

Is anyone else as upset as I am about the, "I apologize if I offended anyone" apologies that Presidential Candidates now seem to routinely offer up?  

HRC  apparently spoke about staying in the race because unexpected things happen -- like as the RFK assassination.     The apology she offered for the comment seemed to address only the hurt she might have caused the Kennedy family.  

To clarify - Clinton said, “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the
California primary somewhere in the middle of the June, right? We all
remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t
understand it.”

She later clarified her statement talking about the trauma of events that shaped us and that she now holds RFK's seat, but did not address the connection everyone made per potential assassination attempts on Obama. 

 

Then there was Huckabee's horrible humor about Obama getting shot.  Huckabee may be out of the race, but his comment at the NRA conference about a loud sound implied Obama was reacting to a shot, or threat of a shot, was inexcusable.    I know Huckabee was not a candidate at the time he made this horrible comment, but still it is difficult to believe that he didn't understand the implication of his words.  Likewise I find it rather amazing that she didn't apologize for the larger implication.   

The assissination references are inexcusable.   People's candidates (as opposed to corporate candidates) and potential candidates have a horrible history in this country.    JFK, RFK, MLK, Medgar Evers, Malcom X, and on and on.... This is not funny. I do not like putting these statements out in the public consciousness.   Wackos could take that as encouragement or sanction.   

My eyes welled with tears when I heard this, I remember those horrible assissinations, they shaped my childhood.   Mention of such things hurt.   Intentional or not... candidates for the highest office in the land cannot speak of such things.  

Sigh. 

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