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More Wag the Dog: Obama’s “Spontaneous” Singing of Amazing Grace at Charleston Eulogy Not Spontaneous at All

Daily Sheeple
July 8, 2015

In the weeks since the Charleston church shooting, that event has been politicized to the maximum amount possible for gun control pushes and race baiting.

One very “Wag The Dog” moment came when Obama decided to personally give the eulogy for South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney who was killed in the shooting.

The mainstream media tried to spin Obama’s eulogy as one of the most amazing things the president has done in his existence on this planet. Pundits left and right slobbered all over the eulogy and the idea that Obama was so moved during his delivery that he spontaneously burst into the song “Amazing Grace”.

CNN reported on the touching moment coming not just from a president but the man “as himself” stating “Obama’s words on grace especially — a core biblical concept — appeared to move him spontaneously to song. While this is very common among preachers in the black church tradition, it is less common for a President to break out in song mid-sermon.” Reporters like Steven Zeitchik of the LA Times wrote a whole article about it, “President Obama’s ‘Amazing Grace’ moment and the power of spontaneous song”.

Read even more on Newsbusters: “Liberals Gush on PBS: Obama Eulogy ‘One of the Great Moments Anyone Has Ever Seen’

But, as it turns out, that amazing, spontaneous moment was not so spontaneous after all.

Speaking at the Aspen Institute, Valerie Jarrett discussed how it had all been planned well beforehand, and apparently Michelle Obama was less-than-enthused at her husband’s plans to dramatically break into song at the funeral.

Via the Daily Caller:

 

The senior advisor recalled that during the helicopter ride to Pinckney’s service, which was held at the College of Charleston, Obama informed her and Michelle that he was considering singing the song.

 

“Hmm,” Jarrett said she replied.

 

The first lady’s response was more critical.

 

“Why on earth would that fit in?” she asked, according to Jarrett.

 

“I don’t know whether I’m going to do it, but I just wanted to warn you two that I might sing,” Obama said.

 

“I think if I sing, the church will sing with me,” he continued, adding, “we’ll see how it feels at the time.”

 

Apparently it felt just fine. Saying the words “amazing grace” twice before he broke into song though seemed to suggest to viewers it was a spontaneous decision on the part of Obama and not a completely set up move to milk this situation for all it would be worth in the media spotlight.

 

The media, by the way, seemed to forget the whole thing was even a funeral or the man who died and was the reason for the entire event in the first place. All media attention and focus (and drool) went to Obama.

 

Jarrett says she asked the president whether or not he ever reconsidered his plan to sing the song throughout his delivery.

 

“Oh no, I knew I was going to sing, I was just trying to figure out which key to sing in,” Obama said, according to Jarrett.

 

Real spontaneous, huh?

 

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Comments (26)

  1. mixedman

    When George Bush was president, we critized how he spoke and his intellect about as often as we critized his policies and what he did. Now when Obama is president, we have the opposite. A person who loves the camera and good with speaches. And we critize that he’s all words, and a showboat, as often as we critize the action he takes as a president and his policies.

    I wonder what should happen if as a nation we stood by our president instead of undermine them all at any given moment. Would we finally be proud of them? Makes me wonder about the teaching to not critize those who are your leaders as more then just a teaching to help the people survive dictators. I might have to try it, or at the very least shut my mouth more often when I see our leaders make a public disgrace. … It’ll have to be a work in progress. Want to be able to give critism enough that they hear the people and listen, but not undermine them so much they don’t feel as confidant to make the decisions, or get a hard shell with public concerns and don’t care about the people they govern any more. …definitely going to have to give it some thought before our next president does what they do.

    July 09, 2015
    1. EZWAYZ

      both G. W. Bush & Obama should be tried for treason. I can’t stand by that.

      July 10, 2015
      1. mixedman

        What about Exodus 22:28? Trust God to be our vindicator, even if it’s our leaders, and our laws give us a say in the matters of choosing them.

        I don’t know I’m just starting to think a portion of God’s laws was not just for our protection or our benifit directly. A more bigger picture sort of thing. I could be wrong though. The watergate conspiricy/ cover ups definitely make me think doing nothing is not the answer either.

        July 10, 2015
  2. littlespirit

    Maybe he should become a reverend once his presidency is over

    July 09, 2015
    1. EZWAYZ

      or an Iranian citizen

      July 20, 2015
      1. littlespirit

        I’m not sure why you Americans dislike him so much lol He’s put in healthcare, not saying it’s a perfect system. But he’s done far more than a lot previous has done. People bitch about him and how he hasn’t done anything. In his speeches in the beginning he told the public, look it’s a mess, I will not be able to clean by myself. He stated that he wanted to get the ball rolling with change for America. Not saying he’s a perfect president, because we all know every president is But I’m not sure where that comment above comes from?

        July 22, 2015
        1. EZWAYZ

          now I understand why your a Canadian.

          July 22, 2015
          1. littlespirit

            lol Explain! I really don’t get it lol I thought he was doing good?

            July 22, 2015
  3. belladora

    There is nothing spontaneous in any Presidency. I am not surprised at all.

    July 10, 2015
    1. EZWAYZ

      few do narcissism as well as Barak Hussein Obama

      July 20, 2015
  4. mosesmoses504

    So what is the outrage again? Him singing a song?because this isn’t the only time he sung a song. Or singing the song at black church were a man killed a bunch of people because of their skin? Jw

    July 18, 2015
    1. EZWAYZ

      after watch all the left wingers gush about his “spontaneity” I figured in would be nice to try a little honesty. To which the left wingers always reply – “so what, he’s our god!”

      July 20, 2015
  5. SEC

    Scripted, Scripted all is scripted

    July 20, 2015
    1. EZWAYZ

      but the faithful still bow down to worship

      July 20, 2015
      1. SEC

        No one likes to find out or be told they have been deluded

        July 20, 2015
        1. EZWAYZ

          if they haven’t found out by now their beyond delusional

          July 20, 2015
          1. SEC

            They do like the swimming that very famous river

            July 20, 2015
            1. EZWAYZ

              too bad they can swim

              July 20, 2015
          2. SEC

            is it bad of me that I LOL’d?

            July 20, 2015
            1. EZWAYZ

              naw, since they can swim you have to laugh to keep from cryin’

              July 20, 2015
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  6. KeepOnRollin

    Did anybody else notice that in the CNN article Obama started off giving a eulogy but halfway through it became a sermon? First thing I noticed. As far as I know, he is not a pastor …just sayin’. ..

    October 10, 2015
    1. EZWAYZ

      I hear ya

      October 12, 2015
  7. wirelessguru1

    More rain to you!

    October 10, 2015
  8. EZWAYZ

    just keep drinking the koolaide

    July 20, 2015