Yep. It also appears to be a time to say things that are so untrue as to be delusional. Teenagers can buy handguns easier than books? Really?
Also, there's this:
This, remember, was a funeral — a funeral for one of the police officers who was murdered last Thursday. It wasn’t a rally. It wasn’t a White House press conference. It wasn’t a public statement, hastily arranged on the airport tarmac. It was a funeral. Presumably, those attending had all sorts of political opinions. Presumably, some of the cops were Republicans. Presumably, there was some serious disagreement in that room as to how the country should move forward. Wouldn’t it have been better to wait until the proceedings were over to call for change? Wouldn’t it have been more politically effective for the president to have made his push somewhere else?Having watched The Episcopal Church destroy itself over the last twenty years with a "Everyone must have the same thoughts; everyone must use the same words" philosophy [there is nothing theological about it], I find this approach the least likely to persuade.