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Obama: Because America Is No Longer What It Once Was…

August 9, 2008

Barack Obama – the so-called “master orator” of the left – often has an awful lot of difficulty making his way through a sentence without a teleprompter.

Or as one youtube video reviewer characterized Obama’s speeches:

Uh, uh, um, uh ahhh, uh, um, er, CHANGE! er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er ummm,ahhh, er, ah, um uh, uh, uuhhh, uh, ahhh um, er, uh, uh, um, uh ahhh, uh, um, er,CHANGE! er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er ummm,ahhh, er, ah, um uh, uh, uh, uh,, ahhh um, er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er ummm,ahhh, er, ah, um uh, uhhhh, uh, uh,, ahhh um, er, uh, uh, um, uh ahhh, uh, um, er, CHANGE! er, ahhhh, ahhh, uhhhh, err, um, ah, er, HOPE! ah, er um.

I see this as a metaphor for just how completely over-hyped Obama truly is by the left.

I don’t think it’s just Obama’s words that fail him during unscripted dialogues; I think his rationality and common sense tends to go out the window as well.

With that little introduction, we turn to the encounter in Elkhart, Indiana, with a seven year old girl asking Obama why he’s running for president. Obama replied:

“America is …, uh, is no longer, uh … what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.” [Youtube].

The first question that ought to come to mind is, “When was it better?” Was it better before the Civil War, when slavery was legal? Was it better during all those years of “separate but equal” courtesy of judges who imposed their own views upon the Constitution rather than strictly interpreting its clear intent?

Was it – in some liberal fairytale fashion – somehow better during the Clinton years? Was everything bright and happy and wonderful, and then Bush was elected, and we all became bad people living under a wicked king? Is that it? Is Barack Obama our Prince Charming, who will wake this country up with a kiss as he takes the oath of office and restore everything that is good and wonderful throughout the land?

Why is Obama – who is presented to us constantly as the personification of hope – so negative about America?

If he isn’t elected, would he tell that little girl, “I’m afraid you have no future, after all”? Is Obama truly our Messiah, and rejecting him is tantamount to throwing away our very futures?

Rush Limbaugh had this to say:

LIMBAUGH: Alright, now here’s he’s brought it home. He had trashed his country in Germany, he has seen the result of that in his plummeting poll numbers. And now he does it again in Elkhart, IN. A 7 year old little girl. You’re running for President Sen. Obama, a little girl asks you a question, “Why did you start running for President?”

It’s a 7 year old Senator. Ya tell her because you love the country. You tell her because this is the greatest place on Earth. That we’ve got challenges, but you want to help the country through it. You don’t tell a 7 year old that her country isn’t what it once was. You do not lie to 7 year olds and tell them that your country sucks. You just don’t do it Senator.

This dark view of America AND ITS PEOPLE has come out before:

“You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said in an address to fundraisers in San Francisco last week. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

And Barack Obama is well-married, in the sense that his wife Michelle thinks exactly the same way he does:

“Sometimes it’s easier to hold onto your own stereotypes and misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your ignorance. That’s America.” [Youtube].

And:

“Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” [Youtube].

And how could we forget the views she expressed to The New Yorker:

[Michelle] Obama begins with a broad assessment of life in America in 2008, and life is not good: we’re a divided country, we’re a country that is “just downright mean,” we are “guided by fear,” we’re a nation of cynics, sloths, and complacents. “We have become a nation of struggling folks who are barely making it every day,” she said, as heads bobbed in the pews. “Folks are just jammed up, and it’s gotten worse over my lifetime. And, doggone it, I’m young. Forty-four!”

And this bitter, cynical young power couple – like many Americans – found themselves a church that represented their views about life and the world:

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

And, of course, I could provide quote after quote to describe the unrelentingly dark and negative view the church the Obamas chose had about America and about Americans.

If you don’t think there’s a pattern for a dark and even un-American view of this country, then you are a fool (or a liberal, which in my view is merely a fool by another name).

I don’t want Barack Obama’s America; I want Ronald Reagan’s America:

Reagan was described as an eternal optimist. He offered Americans a positive, uplifting vision of America and its future. Former President George Bush said of him, “Our friend was strong and gentle. Once he called America hopeful, big hearted, idealistic, daring, decent and fair. That was America and, yes, our friend. And next, Ronald Reagan was beloved because of what he believed. He believed in America so he made it his shining city on a hill. He believed in freedom so he acted on behalf of its values and ideals. He believed in tomorrow so the great communicator became the great liberator.” President George Bush observed, “He came to office with great hopes for America. And more than hopes…Ronald Reagan matched an optimistic temperament with bold, persistent action.” It’s important for leaders to hold an optimistic view of the world, so that they can stir the aspiration of people who will then follow with enthusiasm to achieve great accomplishments.

Just as Ronald Reagan’s vision of America and the free people who inhabited it was positive and uplifting; Barack Obama’s vision of America and of its people is negative and dark.

I came across an American Thinker article titled, “Blessing vs. Damning America” by Paul Kengor that is worth reading on this subject.

If you want a president who has the optimism to be able to lead America and Americans to greatness, don’t vote for Barack Obama. He simply doesn’t have that spirit within him, and you can’t give what you don’t got.

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