From the horse’s mouth

Barack Obama, in his own words.  Looking over some of these, I was reminded of certain individuals who said that only racism could beat Obama.  That reminded me of how often Obama himself has said that most people that aren’t going to vote for him are going to vote for whoever they’re going to vote for (McCain, Barr, McKinney, etc.) because Obama is “different.”  Check through those quotes and you’ll see stuff like this:

“… 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.” — Barack Obama

“Nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky.” — Barack Obama

So according to Barack Obama, it’s not because we question the wisdom of electing terrorist-affiliated commies to executive office, it’s because he’s “different.”  This might be a dumb question, but doesn’t it take someone fundamentally different to pull off the kind of crap he promises?

…I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.” — Barack Obama, on how future generations will remember his accention to “Democratic Presidententail Nominee”

Missing from that list but from the same speech is this little beauty:

In our country, I have found that this cooperation happens not because we agree on everything, but because behind all the labels and false divisions and categories that define us; beyond all the petty bickering and point-scoring in Washington, Americans are a decent, generous, compassionate people, united by common challenges and common hopes. And every so often, there are moments which call on that fundamental goodness to make this country great again.

John Hawkins (the author of the article from which the above quote was lifted) set the bar for insight and appropriate sarcasm re: that quote pretty high, so I’m just going to jank what he wrote.

America isn’t great now — But — if we elect Barack Obama, all “fundamentally good” people will vote for him and the country will be great again? Oh, please save us, Barack! What a low opinion of this country and a high opinion of himself this guy has.

This picture I’m getting is this.  Barack Obama wants to lead us, but doesn’t want to be us.  In fact, he doesn’t want us to be us.  Here’s a message for you Obama, from one diabolical megolomaniac to another: up yours.

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