In case you missed it, President Obama is taking some heat for not joining world leaders in France as they marched against terrorism last Sunday after the brutal terrorist attacks that left their country in shock.
Reports say that more than 3 million people marched in the streets of Paris to defy terrorism. World leaders from countries such as Germany, Holland and Spain came together in a show of solidarity with France to send a message to terrorists that the world stands together against terrorism.
President Obama and other United States leaders were not present for the march. Like the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20 and now they say they made a mistake by not attending the march.
Before admitting the mistake, Congressman Weber-R, TX came out against the President’s decision not to attend the march posting this tweet, “Even Adolph [sic] Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn’t do it for right reasons,”
Yep, Weber went there.
After backlash from this tweet, Representative Weber apologized for his remarks.
“I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet,” Weber said. “It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust nor to compare the president to Adolf Hitler. The mention of Hitler was meant to represent the face of evil that still exists in the world today.”
Thanks for the apology Rep. Weber, because I was one of those offended by your tweet, but I’m going to stop you right there. I take issue with the word “intention”. I think it was your intention to compare the president to Hitler.
Let’s break this down with this following example.
I will call you a butthead, but I won’t do it directly. Watch this. My neighbor is a butthead and Rep. Weber you act a lot like my neighbor.
See I just called you a butthead without directly calling you a butthead. Now I feel like that wasn’t right, so I will apologize for that by saying, “Representative Weber, I apologize for calling you a butthead. It was never my intention to call you a butthead.” (But you and I both know that it was totally my intention to call you a butthead.)
See an authentic apology would be for me to say, “Representative Weber, I should have never called you a butthead. I apologize.”
It’s as simple as that.
I think it was your intention to compare Obama to Hitler or you wouldn’t have tweeted that out. You wrote the words. I’m also just not buying your excuse that the mention of Hitler was to represent the face of evil that still exists in the world today. The only person or thing Hitler represents is Hitler. You knew that mentioning Hitler would get people’s attention and it worked.
Anyway, I apologize again for calling you a butthead, but thanks for helping me make my point. Now how about if you try that apology one more time?
Yours for sincere apologies,