In the last three days since Obama officially announced his candidacy for President, he’s managed to stack up quite a pile of ugliness. We finally get to see the not-so-soft and chewy center of the Dem’s Messiah, considering he’s kept his true feelings under wraps until now.
First, some gems from his announcement speech on Saturday:
“It’s time to admit that no amount of American lives can resolve the political disagreement that lies at the heart of someone else’s civil war.
We can work together to track terrorists down with a stronger military, we can tighten the net around their finances, and we can improve our intelligence capabilities. But let us also understand that ultimate victory against our enemies will come only by rebuilding our alliances and exporting those ideals that bring hope and opportunity to millions around the globe.
That’s why I have a plan that will bring our combat troops home by March of 2008.”
So let me get this straight…we can track the terrorists down, just not in Iraq, but that’s not even what we should doing, since real victory will come from us making nicey-nice with our old “alliances” (France? Russia? Ew.), and “exporting” hope and opportunity. To whom? You mean to tell me that this whole time we didn’t need to be fighting terrorism, we just needed to tell the jihadists that we are a hopeful people, and we can give them cool jobs? Geez, if only we had told them that before they boarded those planes and crashed them into our buildings, what misery could have been avoided! I feel so enlightened.
“…over the last six years we’ve been told that our mounting debts don’t matter, we’ve been told that the anxiety Americans feel about rising health care costs and stagnant wages are an illusion, we’ve been told that climate change is a hoax, and that tough talk and an ill-conceived war can replace diplomacy, and strategy, and foresight.”
Some of these things, like “our debts” (whose? I know my debt matters, and the Country’s economy is fantastic right now), health care and wages are so broad, its hard to figure out who told him these things. I’m sure someone in the press will follow-up with him on these things STAT. Oh wait, I forgot he’s the Messiah, and doesn’t make stuff up. No need to fact check. Good thing he threw in the”climate change” goodies, so we know exactly how far left he stands. Maybe Al Gore can be his running mate and the Dixie Chicks can sing their campaign theme song! What a party.
“And when all else fails, when Katrina happens, or the death toll in Iraq mounts, we’ve been told that our crises are somebody else’s fault. We’re distracted from our real failures, and told to blame the other party, or gay people, or immigrants.”
Wow. I didn’t get the memo that we were supposed to blame Katrina and Iraq on the gays and immigrants. That’s kind of a tough sell, but whatever floats your boat, Messiahbama.
It doesn’t stop there, folks, more pearls:
Finally, there is one other thing that is not too late to get right about this war – and that is the homecoming of the men and women — our veterans — who have sacrificed the most. Let us honor their valor by providing the care they need and rebuilding the military they love. Let us be the generation that begins this work.
Putting aside for a moment his assertion that before now, no one has been providing care or building the military (as if his party even cares about those things beyond fluff speak), this sounds harmless, right?
OBAMA: We ended up launching a war that should have never been authorized and should have never been waged and to which we have now spent $400 billion and has seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted.
Oh snap. Dude got caught on tape saying this drivel within days of his opening speech? I thought we were going to be honoring their valor? Now he’s telling all these military families that their soldiers wasted their lives?
Now, we knew at some point the issue of race would come up, but did we know Obama and his wife would be the ones dropping the race bomb?
In response to a reporter’s question of, “Is America ready for a black president?”, Obama had this to say:
“Are there some voters who would not vote for an African America candidate because of race? I’m sure there are. Those are the same voters who probably wouldn’t vote for me because of my politics.”
Niiiice. So if we disagree with his politics, we are racist. What a way to bridge the great divide!
Mrs. Messiah feels the same. Here she is on 60 Minutes, discussing if she’s afraid for Obama’s safety while campaigning:
“I don’t lose sleep over it because the realities are that . . . as a black man . . . Barack can get shot going to the gas station,” Michelle Obama said.
But good ol’ whitey can’t ever get shot. Thanks for the reminder Michelle!
Instapundit has a couple video comparisons of Obama’s view of the war v. the troops view, here.
“I think he’s wrong. I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilise and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory.
If I were running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama but also for the Democrats.
You either rat on the ally or you stay with the ally.
If it’s all right for us to go [leave], it’s all right for the Americans and the British to go, and if everybody goes Iraq will descend into total civil war and there’ll be a lot of blood shed.”
“[It's] flattering that one of George Bush’s allies on the other side of the world started attacking me the day after I announced.”
So the Aussies aren’t allies of the U.S., just Bush. Obama continues:
“I would also note that we have close to 140,000 troops in Iraq and my understanding is Mr Howard has deployed 1,400.
So if he is…to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq, otherwise it’s just a bunch of empty rhetoric.”
Nice. Call our best ally a chickenhawk. So presidential of him, don’t you think? FYI, the PM is standing by his words.
This is only three days in, can you imagine what the next 21 months will hold?